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Angel in the Doorway

Martina has been sheltered for too long and deserves an angel!

"Sometimes, a real ANGEL walks through this door. They will specifically ask for 'one in need.' Recently, a dear with a heart-murmur was taken. We have several that are either older or that can't get along with others, but when I think of who is the neediest, I'd have to say 'MARTINA'

"Vicki Flint is known as the "Cat Whisperer" around this local shelter. (Danbury Animal Welfare Society, in Bethel... 203-744-3297). http://www.daws.org/cats/179/martina

She speaks to these felines in a soft sing-song voice as she slowly, calmly approaches each for a nightly cuddle. "I really don't want you to talk about me," she stated. "Please let that angel know that there is a special girl who is waiting for a home."

Martina is lovely. A black coat is accented with four white paws, white whiskers and a white bib. She has been sheltered for many years as she just doesn't care for other cats. Aloof in this environment, Martina did show her true colors while undergoing a medical procedure that allowed her the chance to live in a foster home.

Friendly and loving by nature, Martina adjusted to this temporary home placement rather quickly. Once well, however, it was back to the shelter again. "She is truly a different cat when in a home with adults that include her. One doesn't see this when people are visiting the shelter to adopt. Of course, many people want a kitten which does exclude ladies like Martina," Vicki explained. "Remember though, kittens do grow up." Martina, like many of the animals who are waiting for a 'Forever Home,' was most likely brought to the shelter when an owner could no longer provide for her. The cages are all full and a cat like this special one can be overlooked. Ms. Flint concluded, "I will cry when she leaves. Not because I will miss her so, but for the heart-felt joy I will feel knowing she is finally at home." 'Calling all Angels.'

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Leah Yarbo September 01, 2012 at 10:32 AM
I just heard something about FERAL cat colonies in Danbury. Does anyone know about that?
Karen September 11, 2012 at 08:42 PM
There are several Feral Cat colonies in Danbury. DAWS has a TNR program if you wish to check out the website. www.daws.org.
Terry Terry September 14, 2012 at 04:30 PM
Marc, having been a volunteer at a shelter myself its not their fault the cat has not been adopted. I agree with Lucia. Anyone insensitive enough to make such a comment like yours should get off their butts and try volunteering. Then you'll see. People consider pets throw away items, its very sad. This shelter does amazing things. Terry
Susan Schiavone September 19, 2012 at 04:35 PM
PLEASE focus on the story here...to get Martina a home. I can tell you it will be worth itif you have the space in your hearl! I have adopted 3 adult black males, from DAWS, all with minor health issues that seem to disappear once they are in a loving home. If I could express the LOVE and JOY I receive from these "adult" kittens, I would. But, I just cant' explain it. I wouldn't consider myself living without them.
Leslie Yager September 20, 2012 at 12:28 AM
Susan's right! I wish someone would please head over to DAWS for this nice cat.

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