There is a Home for Bateman

by Joanna Smith on Apr 25, 2013

Bateman has been adopted!  A woman who already had two cats offered to take him.  He appears to be settling in well and slowly getting to know the other cats. So this story has a happy ending, thanks to energetic and concerned friends and neighbors.

If you know someone who is ill and is concerned about their pet’s future:

The SPCA has a program where the pet can be relinquished to the SPCA and then placed with a specially selected family who agrees to care for the pet.  It is best if this is set up before the owner dies (there is some paperwork to do), but it means that a system is in place for care for the pet in the future.  It can be an enormous relief for an ill friend or family member to know that plans are in place for their pet in the future.

A Home for Bateman

by Joanna Smith on Apr 12, 2013

An elderly client of Healthcare Liaison died this week, and left a 16-year-six-month old cat named Bateman.  Bateman had had a difficult time during my client’s very brief illness until we brought in 24-hour care givers to help my client.  He was glued to them, seeking them out to nestle and purr when they were available.  Each one of them became very attached to him.  It was not hard to do……

So now that his “person” is gone, the dilemma is what to do about Bateman, and this is a common theme when someone dies.  There are no family members who can adopt him, and he is definitely a cat senior citizen, although in good health.  A devoted friend comes twice a day to feed him and give him medicine, and the family is looking for a good home for him.  Interested?  Let us know!