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Tammy's Story

Thursday, April 19, 2012 - 4:00pm

What would happen to my pet if something happened to me? That thought has crossed most pet parents’ minds, but most of us never have to learn the answer.

Tammy’s dad wasn’t so lucky.

Tammy was adopted from the ASPCA in 2007 when she was a kitten. Over the next three years, she grew very close to her dad, but their time together turned out to be too short. Tammy’s dad suddenly became gravely ill and unable to care for his beloved cat, and he had to return her to the ASPCA.

Tammy is safe and well-cared for at our Adoption Center, but shelter life just doesn’t suit her. She’s a girl who needs to be in a home, and today she marks her 630th consecutive day in our care.

Why do adopters pass Tammy by? Though she’s gorgeous, with bright eyes and one ear that’s missing a chunk, many people are put off by her age (five) and the prospect of buying her prescription food. (It costs about $35 a month, and Tammy needs it to keep her kidneys healthy.)

And though Tammy is very social, friendly and loving, she’s a bit shy at first. In fact, sometimes when adopters come to meet her, she hides her little face in her kitty bed. She just needs time to make a connection.

Though we’ve done everything in our power to make Tammy comfortable—including giving her a stay in office foster care—only one thing would really make her happy: being part of a loving family again.

Might you be the person who sees past Tammy’s initial shyness and notices the beautiful kitty soul that she is? If you live in a 10-and-up home that’s a bit on the quiet side, consider calling our Animal Placement department in New York City at (212) 876-7700, ext. 4900, about Tammy.

And please share her with your network. She’s been waiting so long!

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Ari Damayanti

Hi Tammy,,,,hope you are keep cool and adorable.

If I were there, I will give you a huge hugg and kiss, to encourage you to be more patient. I know somewhere out there, someone is waitting and wanting you to be their soulmate. I know it for sure, just wait and see, ok.

Nobody could resist your charm, bcause you are so special.

With Love for Lil cute Tammy

bonnie kuzee

was u relatied to timothy l.totten

Ang

Awww a kitty with green eyes, come on ppl adopt this precious baby. Everyone deserves love even Tammy, I would adopt Tammy however my place doesnt accept pets and a cpl of ppl in my life are severely allergic to cats.

Candy

If I was in NYC and not Indiana I'd give Tammy a home! Praying she finds a new mom & dad to love her the way she deserves!!

Camille

It's too bad she's in NY. I'd give her a chance but I live in Florida. Guessing you guys don't adopt out of state.

Greg

I learned of Tammy's ordeal through a friend in Alabama. I emailed the story to OsKar and Klaus' owner on Facebook, where they posted Tammy's story. Tammy has her forever home in Maine now. I'm delighted to know that my little input here has improved the quality of this sweet little animal. Many thanks to Oskar/Klaus (search for them on FB), Oskar is blind and hilarious! And many thanks to the young lady who Tammy now owns. ;)

MT

I am thrilled that Tammy has a new home. My heart was breaking when I read her story and saw her video and photos. You could see how sad and lonely she was in her eyes. Many thanks to all involved in helping her find her home at last.

Gregg Williams

I am glad to hear that Tammy has a new home too! I am always sad when I hear these stores. Our <a href="http://www.academyanimal.com/">Greenwood Indiana veterinarian</a> told us about Tammy's story. I enjoyed the photos too!

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