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Can you help? These kitties need a home!



A good friend of mine is in a pickle, and she needs to find good homes for her two beloved cats very, very quickly. She had advance arrangements lined up knowing that she was going to have to say goodbye, but they’ve suddenly fallen through with next to no notice—and she’s now very sad and very worried about what will happen to her kitties…on top of the heartbreak she’s already feeling by having to give them up.

Cricket will be five years old on April 20th. He can do tricks on command like sitting and standing up to beg!

Demmy (short for Demyan Mogwai) is a chatterbox and a couch potato, and she’ll be three on June 23rd.

Both kitties are sweet, snuggly and affectionate, love to nibble on oranges, and enjoy chasing around laser pen dots. They’ve both been fixed, and they stay indoors—though both Cricket and Demmy will wear harnesses and leashes for warm afternoons on the porch.

Cricket and Demmy currently live in Danbury, Connecticut (about two hours from NYC). They need to be in a new home by no later than Saturday, February 26thone week from today. This is an urgent situation!

Can you help to give one or both of the cats a new, loving home? Do you know someone else who would be able to? Contact me if you have any questions or would like to adopt Cricket or Demmy…or both of them!

Please share this post and my email address with anyone you think may be able to help. Thank you!

UPDATE: Cricket and Demmy have found new homes in Pittsburgh, PA! Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who emailed, reposted, retweeted, and otherwise shared their story. I’m SO relieved that this story has a happy ending. Yay for kitties! Yay for adoption!

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  • Reply caren February 19, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    If I lived in the States, and near CT I’d take these sweethearts in a heart beat. First of all, Cricket is one of my favourite kitty names and secondly, they sound like little pieces of kitty heaven.
    I feel so bad for your friend who has to give up such wonderful creatures. I will send positive energy their way, in hopes a kitty-loving hero comes along quickly!

  • Reply Heather February 19, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    Good luck to your kitty friends! They sound like awesome little companions. Someone in NY won’t be able to resist.

    • Anna @ D16 February 19, 2011 at 11:29 pm

      The kitties are actually in Connecticut, so hopefully someone in the tri-state region can help!

  • Reply Susan February 19, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    Oh my god! My cat looks exactly like Demmy. I’m just shocked as I’ve never seen another one like mine before. Good luck!

  • Reply Gali February 20, 2011 at 2:17 am

    I do hope they find good homes, they look so adorable!

  • Reply Abby February 20, 2011 at 9:45 am

    My rescue cat is named Cricket too! Best of luck finding these sweethearts a forever home.

  • Reply nancy February 20, 2011 at 11:12 am

    Posted it to my FB page. I admit, I was tempted but we already have one cat and our apartment is just barely 700 square feet. I can’t handle another pet right now. They are so cute, though!

    • Anna @ D16 February 20, 2011 at 11:49 am

      Thanks for reposting, Nancy!

  • Reply Christian February 20, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    Aw! If I lived in the states I’d definitely take one in. April 20th is my birthday so that makes me want Cricket even more 🙁

  • Reply Alicia February 20, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    I am checking with my landlord today to see if we can have a cat. If so, I would love to give Demmy a good home — if her and Cricket will be okay separated. I live in Boston and could drive out on Saturday, 2/26. Hopefully our landlord says yes!

    @leximaven on Twitter

    • Anna @ D16 February 20, 2011 at 4:57 pm

      Alicia, that would be FANTASTIC! My friend is okay with the cats being separated—she just wants to make sure they’re both in good homes. Email me when you find out from your landlord!!! 🙂 🙂

    • Alicia February 20, 2011 at 6:37 pm

      I certainly will. ::fingers crossed::

  • Reply Jessica February 20, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    I swear if we didn’t already have THREE fur balls in our 1 bedroom apartment, I’d drive all the way from Indiana to rescue them!

  • Reply Erin February 20, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    Reposted to FB… here’s hoping!

    • Anna @ D16 February 20, 2011 at 11:11 pm

      Thank you, Erin!

  • Reply Maha February 20, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    Also posted to FB. Hope they find a home! BTW, love your blog! 🙂

    • Anna @ D16 February 20, 2011 at 11:12 pm

      Thanks for helping to spread the word, Maha!

  • Reply Julia Berry February 20, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    Yikes! I have two already in my one bedroom, but I’ll repost it on Facebook and cross my fingers! Any chance they could be driven up to Maine, Massachusetts or New Hampshire if necessary?

    xx. Julia

    • Anna @ D16 February 20, 2011 at 11:10 pm

      Unfortunately, my friend has no transportation options available to her, which is part of the problem.

      Thank you for helping out by reposting!

  • Reply Jaimie February 21, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    This breaks my heart. I wish I were closer, we’d definitely try to help out.

  • Reply Katrina February 21, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    Aww this breaks my heart that she has to give up these beautiful babies. I’ve re-posted and passed the info along where i could. Best of luck to you both in finding them a good home!

    • Anna @ D16 February 21, 2011 at 8:17 pm

      Thanks, Katrina!!

  • Reply kat February 22, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    I posted a link to this post in the forum at Hope it helps!

    • Anna @ D16 February 22, 2011 at 2:48 pm

      Thanks, kat!!

  • Reply tallin February 22, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    I’ve posted and tweeted. Really hope someone takes these kitties into their home!

    • Anna @ D16 February 22, 2011 at 3:02 pm

      Thank you, Tallin! I hope so too.

  • Reply Ross February 22, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    Posted to my Twitter,swhich then sends it to my Facebook. Good luck. Our Annie, only 8 months old, looks like Demmy. BTW, Demmy is a chatterbox because she an awesomely cool Tortie. Torties, almost exclusively female, are the most active, unpredictable variety, and the most talkative. Our Annie wakes us every morning with a raucous chatter.

    • Anna @ D16 February 22, 2011 at 3:48 pm

      Thanks, Ross! I love torties. 🙂

  • Reply Jessica February 22, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    Anna, do you know if Cricket and Demmy are okay with dogs? They’re only about 20 pound dogs, not big ones.

    • Anna @ D16 February 22, 2011 at 3:47 pm

      Jessica, I’ll ask and email you!

    • Anna @ D16 February 22, 2011 at 3:59 pm

      Okay, email sent! 🙂

    • Jessica February 23, 2011 at 9:43 am

      Anna, I responded to your email, let me know what you guys think 🙂

  • Reply Chroma Lab February 22, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    If we didn’t already play host to three torties and a dog, we’d be in CT in a snap. I’ll keep re-tweeting.

    • Anna @ D16 February 22, 2011 at 5:41 pm

      Thank you so much!

  • Reply maria February 23, 2011 at 2:13 am

    posted on twitter & facebook and put up a sign at work- we have a CT office. her’s hoping.

    • Anna @ D16 February 23, 2011 at 10:57 am

      Thanks, Maria!

  • Reply Anna @ D16 February 23, 2011 at 10:56 am

    UPDATE: Cricket and Demmy have found new homes in Pittsburgh, PA! Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who emailed, reposted, retweeted, and otherwise shared their story. I’m SO relieved that this story has a happy ending. Yay for kitties! Yay for adoption!

  • Reply nancy February 23, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    oh, yay! i came back hoping for an update or to ask for one… so glad those cutie kitties found a home.

  • Reply Sarah February 23, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    Yay!!! So glad they’re going to have a home. I was getting worried. 🙁 I’ve already got 4, and one is expensive (he’s got acromegaly). I would’ve gone right over & picked them up anyway if I lived in the area.

    • Anna @ D16 February 23, 2011 at 10:30 pm

      I was getting worried too, but it looks like they’re both going to wind up in good homes. 🙂

  • Reply yyz February 24, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    i am just catching up on my blog reading finally and i’m so glad to read they have found homes! thanks for the update.

  • Reply kate (pm) February 28, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    That’s so wonderful!!! I was worried! It’s not easy. Yay for pet adoption indeed! I’m trying to help find a home for sweet young cat who was abandoned (heartbreaking!). He’s 2 years old. Clean bill of health from vet. So if there is still a big heart out there considering adopting a pet… he is a friendly cat in desperate need of home.

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