Monday, March 26, 2012

Morris's Rescue Story

Because Feline Rescue has limited funds and resources to rescue and care for cats, sometimes our volunteers will independently rescue and foster a cat.  Morris is one such cat and this very special guy is now looking for his true forever home.

From Morris's foster caregiver:

One look at this handsome, sweet cat and you'll fall in love for sure! Morris might be one of the sweetest cats his foster mom has ever come across and yet Morris has not lived a life of love and shelter, at least not recently. 2 years ago, Morris was first spotted as a stray, hanging out around a neighborhood in Minneapolis. He was wounded, limping, and bleeding from injuries to his face and legs.

Morris would sporadically show up around the house where he was offered food and his rescuer took it on herself to try to catch this boy who obviously wanted to trust but was just scared. After being dumped on the street and left for dead, Morris wanted to make sure this time his trust would be placed in someone who would value his life more than that. Morris allowed her to pet him as he ate but skittered away when close to getting caught.

After 9 months of Morris not showing up, he was presumed dead until a few weeks ago when suddenly he appeared again...dirty, weak, sick, and starving. But still friendly. He allowed himself to be picked up, placed in a carrier, and taken to the vet. After a few days at the vet, treatment for a skin infection and ear mites, he was neutered, vaccinated, tested for FLV/FIV (negative) and sent to his rescuer/foster's home to look for a permanent place. So you see, Morris has been through more than any animal should and he has come through with the most amazing temperament and still wanting to trust and love.

Morris loves to snuggle and be petted. Nothing makes him happier than love. He's lived without that for the past 2 years at least and he is determined to make up for lost time. Any chance he gets he'll rub against your legs, snuggle in your lap, and sit close to you trying in his own way to show you how much he appreciates you. He doesn't seem to know how to play with toys but loves to stare out the window and perch on the cat towers. Morris loves his foster home and his foster home loves Morris but Morris needs a permanent home. He is an incredible cat for all he has been through and he doesn't ask for much...some love, good food, a place to perch, and a home that he can call his forever and not ever have to worry about being on the street again. If you can provide him that, Morris will love you and be your best friend for the rest of his life.

Morris is not a Feline Rescue cat and is being privately fostered. If you are interested in meeting this sweet guy, please contact Joan at 651-705-6264.


  1. Awwww...thanks for saving Morris! Good luck little man!

  2. awwww - great save!!! he is a handsome mancat and we hope he finds his forever home!


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