This is one of the kinds of postings for which I’m watching when I search every day for Friends of Flicka. Lots of times I can connect up people and organizations and solve a problem without an expenditure for Friends of Flicka and still save an animal.

Simba is an excellent example of a perfectly adoptable animal that will be euthanized if a home cannot be found. Networking can help with this situation and thank goodness is out there so the stories can be heard by people who can help.

Below is an exchange of e-mails I set in motion. I hope Simba finds a home! I sent his info out to a number of selected contacts.

From: Jennifer
Sent: Thursday, September 04, 2008 10:53 AM
RE: Maine Coon needs new home – quickly

I still have him, someone just emailed me about him…I am so glad to hear someone watches for these animals and tries to help, please thank whoever this is…Jennifer

To: jennifer
Subject: FW: Maine Coon needs new home – quickly
Date: Thu, 4 Sep 2008 10:21:04 -0500
Hi Jennifer,

This fellow is making the rounds of Twin Cities/Feline Rescue email thanks to one of our volunteers who keeps her eye out for urgent needs. We have a couple of adoption applicants who might be interested in rehoming this guy, but before we get too deeply into it I wanted to make sure that this posting is current, and that Simba is still looking for a home.


Simba- Needs Help
Maine Coon,Tabby – whiteMix
Size: Large
Age: Adult
Sex: Male
Simba’s family has been given 2 days by their landlord to re-home him- and Catkins has NO room! He has been raised as part of the family and been around other cats, dogs and kids- he loves everybody! Simba is nearly 15 lbs, not because he’s fat but because he’s BIG! Simba is 2 years old, all 4 declawed, neutered and up to date on shots. If he sounds like the guy you’ve been looking for, please contact Jennifer today so he can get to you and to safety!
Phone: 715-762-0098
His food, litter box and other personals come with him!

This pet is up to date with routine shots.This pet is already house trained.This pet has been altered.

Catkins Animal Rescue, Inc
Park Falls, WI
(715) 681-0022