I was born on: 8th May 2013

I came here: July 2013

I like to: supervise cats

I don’t like to: be approached

I found my forever home: not yet…

Saturday, 6th July 2013. It’s the week-end, they say. But there are still some things to do, places to go, before enjoying a few hours of silence. Two friends are on their way to the vet’s where Riana is cared for, a gorgeous but very sick cat… One of them overslept and they were running late, so the speed limit was already exceeded on a busy street in Oradea. Suddenly, they spot a little furball on the side of the road, who was taking shy steps towards the cars which were rushing to their destination.

Pushing the brake, almost hitting the windshield, pulling over, running to the furball – who hides under a car. One of the friends guards the kitten, the other runs to get some bait. The furball dribbles, gets out from under the car and springs towards the other side of the road, with the two friends on her tail. She gets safely to the opposite side of the busy road, and hides again, under another car.

And the game starts: “come out, little kitten”, “I’m not coming, dear girls”. The friends try with food, nice words, a broom… But the kitten hides even better, finds a place to climb under the hood of the car, get her out of there, if you can. Stay on your knees for several painful minutes, on the side of the road, on the sidewalk, to avoid a new dribbling on the part of the little tricky furball. Cars avoid you – thank you, dear drivers! – people cut stupid jokes and walk by. The friends ask around about the owner of the car, who finally comes out. But she’s in a hurry, must leave soon, doesn’t have much time to chase kittens, she says, very annoyed. With a last effort, the hood is up! After a few minutes, a dirty, oily arm lifts the kitten out of the hiding place. The furball spits, tries to bite, to scratch… “Dear furball, we’re not letting you get away, not even if you tear us to pieces”.

The friend who overslept, the eyes who spotted the little one on the side of the road, the chance to take that very road… all of it lead to this: two friends, covered in dirt and oil, aching knees but large smiles on their faces and happy souls, are showing up at the vet’s. But they are not alone, they’re carrying a small, big-eyed, frightened and hungry furball, an absolutely gorgeous little kitten which they named right then and right there: Audi.

And here we are, more than 5 years later… Audi has grown into a gorgeous cat but has almost the same behaviour as the first day we saw her. Even if we can get closer to her than before, she will not accept human touch or cuddling. It’s so sad to see that such an adorable cat has chosen to stay away from us, people. But we keep on hoping that the day will come when she will finally see that we are here to love her. We, or maybe her true rescuers will come along and we’ll here these magic words: “We want to adopt Audi and promise to give her all the love, patience and time she needs.”

Adopting a cat from our shelter can only be done through an adoption contract. Why? Because we care! The conditions imposed by the Friends of Cats Association are easy to meet when the person who wants to adopt is a responsible human being and really loves cats.

Thank you!

The volunteers