Loving Home Needed for Ketty, Young Cat Neighbours Say Should “Die Slowly”.


UPDATE: Ketty has now been rehomed with a lovely family – great news and thank you to everyone who helped!

I have been contacted by Gissela (who lives in the USA) who is trying to help her mother, Ana, who lives in PIACENZA rehome her lovely young cat, Ketty. 

Ana works as a live-in personal geriatric nurse and her employer gave her a kitten that she didn't want almost two years ago (Ketty is 1 year and 10 months old). Initially Ana's employer let her keep the cat in the house but she has now changed her mind and so poor Ketty has to spend her days outside and her nights in a warehouse nearby, where Ana has given her a bed and keeps her food bowls, as you can see in the photo. Ana feeds her there as well. The problem is that sometimes the warehouse gets locked and Ketty cannot get into her new "home".

Gissela writes: “My mom waits for Ketty to return in the evenings in order to unlock the warehouse and let her go to bed. Everyday in the morning my mom unlocks the warehouse and feeds Ketty. It is a daily routine that she happily do it in order to keep Ketty safe. My mom feels frustrated and heart-broken because she wishes she could keep Ketty inside the house and give her a better life. She has to return to South America in December 2012, but sadly she cannot afford to take Ketty with her.

"She does not really know many people around Piacenza , and the few people she knows are not interested in adopting the cat. No one around where she lives is willing to take over and take care of the cat and had even told my mom that the cat will have to die slowly. It bothers us how cold-hearted some people can be. “

Therefore Ana and Gissela are hoping to find someone who can adopt this lovely little cat.

Ketty has been vaccinated and neutered. She is sweet, docile, friendly, and playful. She is scared of dogs because when she was a kitten the dogs from the house used to chase her. She likes friendly cats, but is terrified of cats who don't like her.

If you are around Piacenza or Milano  - or can travel there – and love animals and can give a loving home to this beautiful little cat, PLEASE CONTACT GISSELA by EMAIL: glaurente@gmail.com

or phone Ana's mobile in Italy 0039-3881697694. 

Thank you.



  1. Hi Sarah
    Thanks so much for your comment and offer of help. Ketty has just been rehomed, so a very happy outcome!

  2. What if some of us chipped in for her to be able to take the cat with her?

  3. Thank you so much Pami, that’s really good of you. Thanks also for the link to the supersun site as I have never heard of it and it seems fantastic.
    I will get in touch with Gemma as not sure where she is now.
    Thanks again
    Fiona x

  4. http://sunsuperdreams.com.au/
    Please visit this site, it is virtually self explanatory and I was wondering if we could set up something for Gemma Ashford in Thailand. What do others feel?

  5. I have circulated this appeal on Care2.com Hope a new home can be found. Please keep us updated.

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