Dear PoPville – looking for help regarding a dear pet


“Dear PoPville,

I originally adopted this cat in 2011 with my best college friend in St Augustine, FL. In November of that year, while staying with that friend my grey tabby Kiki either jumped or fell (we aren’t sure, she has very bad balance) through the screen and out a second story window early one morning. Sure she would come back, we set up food, treats, formed a search party but to no avail. We gave up after about three months of looking.

Fast forward to October of 2013, and both me and the cat’s other caretaker have moved to DC for grad/law school. We received a call saying our other college friend had found Kiki in a Jacksonville Beach Pet Supermarket where she had been brought after being saved from a kill shelter. Thankful for the return of our wayward cat we retrieved her from FL and brought her here.

Earlier this year, my apartment flooded due to a fire in the unit two floors above us. My boyfriend and I were forced to evacuate, and eventually move to a new apartment north of 150 sq feet smaller than the original one that flooded. Since then, it has become excruciatingly apparent that Kiki is no longer happy living with us. We work long days, the apartment is much much smaller than the first one, and she has become lonely and bored which she tells us by an increased neediness.

Kiki is 3 years old approximately, is up to date on her shots, is spayed, and has no health issues. When we got her back from Florida she was too thin, and now she has filled out. She makes sweet chirping sounds instead of meowing and purrs so loudly you can hear her three rooms away. She is the best and that is why I know that this is for the best for her pending a home that can give her a little more room or a little more company. Or both.

Please no hurtful comments as I truly believe that I am trying to do my best for my pet and this is the least easy decision I’ve had to make in a challenging 2014. She has had quite the adventure and it’s time for her to settle. Unfortunately I cannot provide that for her. I’ve attached 2 pictures for reference. If you can help or know anyone who can, please reach me at gnmccaffrey(at) A full vetting process will be required as I am taking this very seriously.”

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