Attention Twin Cities Cat People

The wife and I stopped by Urbanimal on Lyndale today in search of a small, rattly toy red mouse for Bricoe, the smaller of our two cats. While there, we visited the amazing Urbanimal/underdog rescue Cage O’ Kittens, a veritable thunderdome of cuteness that teems with adoptable little dudes rescued from certain death.

Here’s a plug: If you want a new cat or know someone who does, the underdog rescue Cage O’ Kittens is a great way to visit some potential candidates. The Cage is particularly full right now, so adoptions and/or donations are particularly welcome. They impose some conditions on would-be adopters, but they’re all quite reasonable: get ’em spayed/neutered, don’t declaw them, commit to giving them regular vet care, and so on.

Also: we got Briscoe last year from said Cage, and he’s turned out to be a gentle little gem.

6 Comments so far

  1. Aaron (unregistered) on August 20th, 2007 @ 1:46 pm

    Briscoe is a fantastic cat.


  2. Erica M (unregistered) on August 20th, 2007 @ 3:58 pm

    I’ve been wondering about that place. I notice their sign about how they deliver because dogs don’t drive every time I pass by. I am not a pet owner, but I have… I guess I have step-dogs. Looked like a neat place to pick up a toy.


  3. Aliecat (unregistered) on August 20th, 2007 @ 7:57 pm

    “thunderdome of cuteness.” Bwahahahaha!

    I got one of my cats from Feline Rescue, they hooked me up with low cost neutering and half price vaccs…the other furball is from the Mnpls Humane society…


  4. Champs (unregistered) on August 21st, 2007 @ 2:07 am

    This is relevant enough to crosspost…

    I didn’t want my post on MNspeak to sound like a grudge against anyone in particular, but now it’s OK to say that it was Underdog Rescue, the shelter that works through Urbanimal.

    I’ve lived the better part of my life with cats and have raised a kitten before — she even stays with us when my mom is out of town on long trips. Nothing really surprises me, except the bureaucratic nightmare my wife and I went through to be rejected. I won’t paste the whole rejection, but the summary is that working a nine-to-five is a “long period of time” to separate one’s self from an animal that sleeps 18 hours a day, encourages the cat to claw at furniture, and the owner to declaw the cat. Oh, and they already decided to give the cat to someone else in the six days between sending that email and telling us they’d “call tomorrow” about our application.

    So look no further than UR if you want to get jerked around. Because of the way we were treated, there is one less cat sleeping in a loving home tonight.


  5. Aliecat (unregistered) on August 21st, 2007 @ 8:32 am

    Feline Rescue, my friends…


  6. James Norton (unregistered) on August 21st, 2007 @ 10:13 am

    I can only speak from personal experience on this point — our dealings with UR were positive and expedited.

    But if other folks want to chime with anecdotes about UR or whatever other adoption options are out there, I’d definitely be curious to hear about a head-to-head comparison.



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