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Zahara - Meow Mayor

Hi everyone, my name is Zahara. I am six years old, a purrfect age if you ask me. I'm petite and pretty, and well qualified for the job - I have the inside scoop on everything that happens around here, and I have been pod-mates with several of the previous mayors. Paws-on experience!

I will do my best to be a fair and hard working mayor, keeping the cats' best in mind. I'm hoping I won't have to do it for long. My predecessor Sally seems very happy in her furever home, and I want to be too.

 

Zahara, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Zahara's Section, Day 8


Hi Everyone!

It's hard work, being the Meow Mayor. Don't get me wrong - I love it. But, I do spend a lot of time keeping track of who's being adopted and who is new here. It's my job to make sure every new kitty is formally welcomed to Cat Depot, after all. The only thanks I need is the moment when the new kitty finally feels comfortable enough to venture out of their hiding space and into the light.

The task can be daunting, especially at this time of the year when so many little kittens are coming and being adopted almost before I can learn their names. I really hope I'm doing my position justice.

When others express their appreciation, I feel like I'm succeeding. Today, Typist came into my pod with a package that came all the way from Texas! It was from our friend Mike.

I remember the packages he sent to Bernard and Crinkle when they were Mayors. I heard our Typist read out his letters to the whole pod, and Bernard shared his toys and treats with me. It made me feel really special to know that this time, the letter was addressed to me.

Mike wished me luck, and he seemed so confident that I will do a good job I began to believe it. It feels great to realize that even when I'm not sure of myself, I have people and kitties out there who support me.

Love,
Zahara
Meow Mayor of Cat Depot

Zahara, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

 

Zahara, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Zahara's Section, Day 4


Hi Everyone!

Did you know that sometimes, even after you're 'dopted, you can still get lost?

I was surprised too. If I had a forever home I wouldn't want to wander. But, some kitties do get lost. They run between someone's legs, or find a rip in the catio screen, or are even put outside on purpose!

The idea scares me, especially since it rained really hard today. It was so wet and windy that we all came inside from the catio. As I sat in my warm, dry bed I wondered, "What about the cats who got lost today? Will they be able to find their way back in the rain? Or will they get confused and disoriented, and wander even further from home?"

I was so concerned that I asked around Cat Depot. My typist says only 56-72% of lost cats are found by their owners, and only around 2% of lost cats are recovered from shelters.

They recommend all cats get microchipped, so they can be returned home if they reach a shelter. It's also important, Typist says, to give kitties visual identification, such as an ID tag on a breakaway collar. That way, friendly strangers will know the kitty has a home to go to, and know it's not a homeless stray.

Like all Cat Depot kitties, I am already microchipped. I'd be willing to wear a collar too, if it meant I wouldn't get lost. I just hope it wouldn't clash with my fur!

Love,
Zahara
Meow Mayor of Cat Depot

Zahara, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Zahara's Section, Day 1


Hi Everybody!

It's Zahara again! I am proud to accept the position of Meow Mayor after Sally's adoption! I didn't think it would happen, but here I am. I think I can definitely do it justice. And I am prepared, I have a lot of experience.

I lived in Casa de Pablo with former Meow Mayors Bernard and Crinkle, and I learned a lot from them.

I'm excited to share my thoughts with you all, because it's hard to get a word in here, usually. My pod often operates at full capacity. Casa de Pablo is the home-away-from home for Cat Depot's FIV+ kitties until they move on to furever homes.

Right now I have six roommates. If you have siblings I'm sure you understand how hard it can be to find your own space and have your own voice when you're competig with so many others.

Fortunately for me, it's my turn to shine!

Love,
Zahara
Meow Mayor of Cat Depot

 

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