Ralphie (the cat) needs a home!

2/8/2008:

OK, maybe 411 has been a bit of “Hoboken Petfinder” lately, but I’m ok with it. Hope you all don’t mind!

The name’s Ralph.

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“And if I like you enough, I might let you call me Ralphie.

Here’s the deal:

I was a famous Hoboken street cat for years until I retired and decided to crash at Cornerstone Pets for awhile. You can’t run the block forever, ya’know?

This place is cool, don’t get me wrong, but I’m looking for something more permanent. Like a home with someone I can hang out with. Lots of people know me and come into visit. I must have at least 10 different names from living in the hood.

I’m around 3 years old, give or take a year or 2. I never kept track. When I was younger I was kind of a tough guy and got into a lot of fights. I ended up with FIV (feline aids). Don’t worry, it’s only transmitted through blood and can’t be passed to people. There are no medications and I’m healthy otherwise. I was pretty beat up when they picked me off the streets but I’ve been to the freakin’ vet (hate that guy) and he fixed me up good.

Just so you know, I really like ear rubs and I have a laser pointer that is a lot of fun to chase. If you like to work on the computer, I’ll sit there and watch you, ummm, bother you. I’m a good guy. Really.

If you want to know more, but don’t have time to stop in at 105 – 9th Street, you can call Cornerstone Pets at 201-653-4644. They’ve got all my details.”

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8 Comments on "Ralphie (the cat) needs a home!"


trueblue11
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trueblue11
8 years 7 months ago

[quote comment=”67109″]Wait…I love animals…but are you trying to find a home for a feral tomcat with AIDS? If you can unload this one, you deserve a medal 411.[/quote]
It’s not as bad as you think, bin, I had a street cat with FIV, and you can’t catch anything from them, you just can’t keep them with cats that are not infected. other than that, they’re just an ordinary cat . they are more prone to illness and this is something to consider as vet cost can be prohibitive . If I didnt already have a cat that is not FIV positive, It wouldn’t even be a second thought to adopt a FIV postitve one, if I liked the feline in question.
keep up the good pet-finding work, 411.

corndog
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corndog
8 years 7 months ago

I have two great cats that were adopted from the streets. One was approximately a year old and abandoned in a Jersey City park. We got him his brother about a year later, who was found by a city worker as an 8-week-old kitten alone and about to be accidentally weed-whacked. Between the occasional mouse and roach, both guys keep a tight rein on this old apartment. A huge waterbug once scared the bejeezus out of me in the kitchen, where it then proceeded to skitter and hide behind a box for about an hour. Over that hour, our guy never let up, punching it relentlessly until it finally limped out, and surrendered to a huge boot sole. I’m forever grateful to our “guys”, and would never again think about getting any pets from breeders or pet stores. 😈

thebinatwork2
Member
8 years 7 months ago

The guys and gals at Cornerstone are angels for taking in as many animals as they do. God bless them.

krewedetat
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krewedetat
8 years 7 months ago

Cats do mellow as they get older. This fellow may be ready to remedy someone’s mice problem as has been noted.

thebinatwork2
Member
8 years 7 months ago

Wait…I love animals…but are you trying to find a home for a feral tomcat with AIDS? If you can unload this one, you deserve a medal 411.

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