Remoh – In Memory


Remoh, a longhair domestic cat, found The Wildcat Sanctuary.  He appeared at our front door in 2009 when he was about two years old…and never left.  Our veterinarian came to do blood work, vaccinate, and neuter this little tomcat.

Life at the Sanctuary for a Domestic Cat

Remoh lives in the Welcome Center with his buddy Benny.  Remoh is still very much a kitten at heart, no matter how big he grows.  He and Benny enjoy chasing each other around and sometimes Remoh chases nothing at all.

He and Benny have an outdoor area they can access to watch the wildlife safely and keep track of all the comings and goings in the sanctuary.  When he gets tired, Remoh sleeps on top of the kitchen cabinets in between the cereal boxes.

Remoh loves all the attention he gets from the staff and volunteers.  They dote on him. But, then again, can you blame them?  This domestic cat is such a lover boy!

How You Can Help

Our sponsorship program helps support the cats’ care costs and allows you to form a special bond with them. Would you consider becoming Remoh’s sponsor parent?

Or even a one time donation toward his care would be so appreciated. It’s easy to do using the buttons at the top of this page.

Thank you for caring about the little domestic ones, too!


In Memory

Saying good-bye is hard enough even when you know a cat is declining in health. But when it is completely unexpected, it can take you to your knees.

This is how losing our boy Remoh has affected us.  At 14-years-old, he was healthy, or so he acted. Up until a few days ago, he was doing his normal eating, napping and cuddling.

After a day or two of being picky with food, our caretakers noticed him acting as if he had food caught in his mouth.  We assumed a bad tooth and scheduled a dental right away.  We were stunned and devastated when our vet told us she had discovered a cancerous mass.  The cancer was aggressive and very painful.

We spent a short but special day showering Remoh with love, just as we’ve done the past 14 years. He could only lap tuna water his last day, but really enjoyed the flavor.  He was surrounded by all the staff and interns who loved him with all their hearts, as we said good-bye.

Losing any cat is difficult, but this was the most devastating because it was so unexpected and we weren’t prepared to say good-bye to Remoh, even though we knew we had to.

Being our only domestic cat, our relationship with Remoh was very different than with the wild cats. We were able to hug, kiss and snuggle him daily. There wasn’t an hour that went by that he wasn’t in someone’s arms.  And there wasn’t a staff meeting that he wasn’t in a lap.  He was also a favorite among the volunteers.

Remoh loved his people as well and he tolerated our doting over him.  He was like a living stuffed animal who knew how handsomely adorable he was. He also loved his Bengal friend Benny.  All other cats and animals liked him, but he was often indifferent.

Remoh could sleep anywhere and in any position. On printers, upside down on stools, but his favorite would be at the door, belly up as every one walked over him.  He wouldn’t even open his eyes from his deep somber as each person carefully paraded over him.

Showing up as a stray 14 years ago, he sure made himself at home. His namesake Remoh came from our first stray Homer who lived to be over 20 (Homer spelled backwards).

We don’t know how he found his way to us, but we’re so thankful he did. Remoh, you have our hearts and always will.