Emorhy is a stray kitten that appeared on the road to our sanctuary. She was malnourished, not spayed and had ear mites. We estimate that she is less than a year old.
We decided if Mr. Oreoh (one of our office cats) would accept her into the group, then Emorhy could become a permanent resident here at the sanctuary.
Even though The Wildcat Sanctuary is home to big cats, over the years, we’ve helped several stray cats as well. It’s ranged from donors contacting us about stray cats, to neighbors calling finding kittens in culverts.
What’s interesting is there are stray cats who’ve found their way on their own to our sanctuary – and all happen to have been gray and white, just like Emorhy! Many were spayed and neutered by The Wildcat Sanctuary, vetted and then adopted out to appropriate homes. A few also made it clear that they were at our sanctuary to stay.
Homer was the first gray and white stray that appeared at the sanctuary when it was located in Georgia in the late 90’s. Remoh was found near the Hybrid Haven section of our sanctuary one night. Since his color was the reverse of Homer’s, we reversed the name and called him Remoh (Homer spelled backwards).
Years ago, we noticed we had a visitor in our pole shed. After a pattern of ‘not so nice’ presents, we started investigating. The interns found a cat propped up on the shelf of the building. We humanely trapped him for his own safety. Roaming free in a big cat sanctuary isn’t necessarily safe for a little cat. And guess what? This little guy was also gray and white!
Since he kept with the color theme of being a gray and white stray, we kept with the name theme, too. He was named Rhome – the same letters as Homer and Remoh, and the name was perfect for him since he roamed right into the sanctuary.
Because Rhome was a feral cat, our director and her friends paid for his vetting, neuter and transport all the way to our friends at Cedar Hill Animal Sanctuary in Mississippi, where he got to live in a 5-acre area with other rescued domestic cats.
A few years ago, we adopted a black and white senior cat to join us in the office. Since he resembled Remoh, we named him Mr. Oreoh to also keep the name theme going.
And now we have little Emorhy – who’s still a Homer namesake 🙂
At The Wildcat Sanctuary, every life truly is special – no matter how big or small.
Life at the Sanctuary
Emorhy was severely malnourished when we found her. Her ears were filled with mites. Despite this, she was the sweetest little girl and we were thankful to help her.
She stayed in quarantine while her ear mites were treated and was then spayed. She’s also suffering from an unknown skin issue since she has patches of fur falling out. This may be due to her malnutrition but we’re also running skin scraping tests to evaluate how to proceed treating that.
Once she recuperated from her spay, she had playdates with the office cats and Kiara the dog. Thankfully, all went well and even Mr. Oreoh decided little Emorhy might make a good addition to the office cat staff!
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 Emorhy’s sponsor parent?
Or even a one time donation toward her 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!