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Review for Northeast Animal Rescue, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Several months ago, I knew I'd be moving into my own apartment, and thought that it was time to own my very first cat. My best friend had adopted two cats from this rescue several months ago, and I knew that she had a great experience, so I thought I would try to find my perfect cat through them. First, I filled out the application, and then started looking at the many cats they had in foster care that were up for adoption. I wanted a special needs cat, as I know that special needs animals are harder to place than cute cuddly kittens. So I narrowed my choices down to several cats. I got approved to adopt a cat, and started inquiring about the few I had thought would be perfect fits for me. Unfortunately, or what i thought was unfortunate, they did not feel that the cats I wanted were good fits for me, my lifestyle, and my personality. I respected that, as it clearly showed that they cared more about finding the perfect home for both their cats and their potential adopters. Then they sent me a photo of a special needs cat that I had overlooked, simply because I thought he was ugly. I said as much, but they insisted that I meet him, as they were sure he was the perfect fit for me. I begrudgingly agreed, and set up a time to meet him at the vets office where he was being fostered. When I got there, they put me in an exam room, and brought in this skinny, ugly, black and white cat. I was sitting on the floor, and this cat immidiately came over to me, head butted me, bit me, rolled over, and started purring, all in a matter of 6.5 seconds. It was love at first site. I am forever grateful that they said "no" to the other cats, and insisted I visit with this one, as he is most definitely the perfect cat for me. He has the cat version of cerebral palsy, but has no idea that him falling all the time is not normal. He loves to head butt, and play, and snuggle and purr. He has gained some weight, and his personality never ceases to amaze me. Sometimes I think he thinks he is a dog, as he certainly begs for human food like one! I named him Loki, which means "mischievious" as he is definitely a little trouble maker. I no longer find him ugly, and in fact, now that he's gained some weight, he's actually a very handsome fella. I am so very grateful that this rescue makes sure that their cats and kittens find the best possible homes for both them, and their new human. Loki was a cat I never would have looked at at my own, and I am so grateful that they insisted we meet. He is the perfect cat for him, and I know that he is very grateful that I am now his human. He was meant to be put to sleep because of his condition, but the vet and rescue refused, and although he waited 5 months for me to find him, we are the perfect match. I love my Loki, and I love what this organization does, as they absolutely put the well being of their foster cats and kittens first. I would recommend them to anyone!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None. They put their felines first, and that is all that matters.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Role:  Client Served