Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Operation Twelve Tiny Paws: Kitties Need a Home!

Hello, and Happy Wednesday! Today we have a guest on our blog.  I'd like to introduce you to Otis, the leader of Twelve Tiny Paws.  Otis, Milo and Cami are desperately in need of their forever home. Our friends at PAD PAWS  have been caring for them for quite a long time now, but they really need a home. We're asking all of our friends to share their story on social media so we can get the word out about them. Lexy and I were in the street at one point in our lives, and it wasn't fun!  We count our lucky stars every day for our home and family, and our wish is for these three beautiful cats to be safe and happy.

To stay up to date on Twelve Tiny Paws, visit them on Instagram and Facebook

Thanks, friends! We know we can count on you. 
Lola


OPERATION TWELVE TINY PAWS

Thank you, Lola. It's a pleasure to be here today. Let me introduce myself to all of you. My name is Otis, or otherwise known as “The Leader”. I’ve been waiting patiently to tell our story. It may be a bit long, but we've been through a lot in our short life. BTW, I’m also the handsome ginger boy in the group, and pretty much run the show. The other ones you see in the photos are my siblings… Milo & Cami.


Operation Twelve Tiny Paws|PAD PAWS


We’ve had quite the journey in our last 10 years, but we’re finally safe and off the street. It all started when we were kittens. A nice woman by the name of Florence adopted our litter and gave us lots of love. Florence was a gardener and allowed us to live inside, as well as outside in her beautiful yard with bamboo, flowers, and trees. We had the best life in our early years. As time moved forward, Florence’s health declined, and so did the caring for our well-being. One day we sadly watched as Florence went off to a nursing home, and soon after, the family cleaned out the house when she passed away.


Operation Twelve Tiny Paws|PAD PAWS


The neighbors reached out to PAD PAWS and asked the rescue group to be permanent caretakers. This way we could stay together, and also remain in the place we loved and called home. To our surprise, they said yes and kept their word for the next 8 years. Even in snow and ice storms, we never went a night without food. They also provided us comfy outdoor homes with fresh straw every year, which was always replaced after heavy floods or bad winters. 

We had the perfect life as cats. However, times started to change, and developers discovered our little gem of a neighborhood and moved in quickly. The garden we lived in became smaller, deserted and in danger. The parking lots, cars and people who didn’t like us came next. Before we knew it, high rise condos went up on all sides, and we had nowhere to live or hide. To make matters worse, our gardens were sold to make room for yet another tall building made out of concrete.


Operation Twelve Tiny Paws|PAD PAWS


In January, the familiar caretakers from PAD PAWS trapped the four of us and luckily kept us all together. We were taken to a kind foster home, who agreed to foster us while we adjusted again to living indoors. Our foster mom and her wonderful family (including their other cats) gave us the run of their basement, full of nooks and crannies. 


Operation Twelve Tiny Paws|PAD PAWS


Now, what no one realized is that I, "Otis" (super smart cat), found a small hole above the washer and dryer… Being “The Leader”, I did what all great leaders do… I showed my siblings the way, and up in the ceiling the four of us went. We would come down for food in the middle of the night, but the rest of the time, we could escape everyone and everything by living in the ceiling rafters of our foster home. 

Then sadly, our sister Johnnie passed away up in the ceiling from Heart Disease, and part of the rafters had to be demolished to bring her down. We were grieving, and also scared... and then the traps showed up again. The three of us watched as Renee and PAD PAWS spent the next NINE nights trying to lure us out of the ceiling and into the traps. One by one we succumbed to hunger. Milo to my surprise was the most difficult and went almost 5 days without eating. Everyone kept a watchful eye on our health, but they refused to give up until we were all together. Finally, after an exhausting week and a half (for all of us!), we were reunited in an upstairs spare bedroom where we would be more accessible and safe.  


Operation Twelve Tiny Paws|PAD PAWS


We've been living together since then, but recently received news we would need to move once again.  To add to the chaos, Milo had a horrible case of Glaucoma and his eye was removed last month.  We're now living in limbo, being shuffled around to the rescuer's at PAD PAWS... all we're searching for is a nice home to let us live out the rest of our years in peace and safety.  

A few important notes to mention.  We're very low maintenance!  We use one litter box, eat out of one food bowl and huddle together when we sleep.  The three of us are healthy, up to date on our vaccines and use the litter box perfectly!  Milo, Cami and I are joined at the hip, so to speak, and would be devastated without each other.  If you know anyone who can open up their heart to give us a good home, please reach out to twelvetinypaws@gmail.com. Our location is anywhere in the NYC/CT/NJ area!  This is our story, and thank you for reading about us. 
Love, 
Otis

23 comments:

  1. Oh oh OH! Otis, Milo and Cami, wishing you a permanent, furrever home SOON!

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  2. These poor kitties - I've been following them on Instagram for a while. I didn't know they had a Facebook page too. I am purring for them to find a home!

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  3. we are working our purrs and sharing....

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  4. hay ewe catz.....we send best best best BEST fishes two ewe that ewe findz and iz IN yur foreverz home bye august 12 ~~~~~~~ we R sorree lifez terned out like it haz N we will ask R pal St Francis two guide ewe all two yur new purrson...♥♥♥

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    1. pea ezz...we hope itz oh kay we used yur gardin fotoz; we iz knot on facebook ore instagram ~~~~ ♥♥

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  5. We has our paws crossed they will find a loving home together where they will be loved and safe. We shared.

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  6. Thanks for sharing Otis, Milo and Cami's story with us. We purr that they find the furever home they so deserve.

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  7. What an incredible story you have! We'll definitely share your story and purr for you.

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  8. Oh we so hope they find a home soon. Poor kitties. Where are they located??? Thanks for this great story about them. Have a great day.

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  9. We shared those sweeties too!

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  10. Paw prayers that they find their forever home soon! Love Dolly

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  11. I wish I could adopt them all. I will share.

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  12. I am not crying, you are! Those darn onions again! What a sweet trio they are, I wish they find their forever home after enduring such a rough patch in life. Purraying for them.

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  13. We will share about you, Milo, Otis and Cami! And we will do so right now. And we are purring and praying you will find your forever home very soon!

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  14. Thank you Lola, for sharing the story of Otis, Milo and Cami! This is ZGirl of Squeedunk, and one of the PAD PAWS humans who has cared for this crew of kitties. While I miss the days of seeing them in their outdoor haven, I do NOT miss worrying about them in harsh weather, and since their neighborhood has turned into one big construction zone. They are such great kitties, and Otis tells the story so well. I love all of you and am hoping we can find a wonderful, loving home so you can settle in and enjoy life unfettered by negative circumstances. We can do it!

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    1. and we thank the Z-Girl for saving them from the construction site!!!

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  15. Sharing, sharing, sharing! We really hope they find forever homes <3

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  16. What an amazing group of kitties! Life should never be that hard. I hope they are scooped up soon and only know love, safety, and peace for the rest of their lives together.

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  17. Lola, we came to say thank you for the positive support for our video challenge, we appreciate it such a lot (we felt worried no-one would enter!!) and we find this!!

    We will share via our Twitter feeds this coming week, and on Band Google+ This is a nightmare for those poor cats. What a courageous family andI choked up reading about their worries and their courage.

    If we can help in any way online do not hesitate to let us know, a Tweet or a message on Fb is fine.

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  18. Otis, Milo & Cami, you have been through so so much. You are such great siblings & are true survivors. I cross my paws that you find that forever home real soon with humans that give you lots of love, so you can have that life that you want & so deserve. Thanks, Lola, for letting them tell their story. Hugs for all of you. -Valentine (& Mom) of Noir Kitty Mews

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  19. Oh Otis, what a story you and your siblings have! I really hope you find a forever home soon!!!

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  20. You three lovely kitties deserve a furrever home soon, especially after reading your story. It's heartbreaking, but we won't go there. We have to think positive and send positive vibes your way and Good Luck Pawkisses to be together in a warm and happy furrever home for the rest of your lives <3 <3 <3

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