Stories of the Cats
Marey and Mack and the Endless Cycle
Marey and Mack are two young cats who have reminded everyone affiliated with Fabulous Felines just why we do this work. They had a difficult beginning, as is documented below, but we thought it had a happy ending when we placed them in the kind of loving home we wish all cats could have. The couple who adopted them took both Marey and Mack, so they keep their deep, loving relationship intact, and, aside from a period of negotiations between these rambunctious adolescents and the family's older cat, Marey and Mack integrated themselves into their new home. Sadly, an illness in their new family left the couple unable to care for Marey and Mack, and they have returned to us. If you would like to meet these wonderful cats and possibly give them the home they deserve, please contact us.
Marey and Mack's Ramble
Since we published Marey and Mack's story (see below), they have been in our care while we look for a permanent home for them. While we found space for them in our overloaded foster system, we had to board them. One of our volunteers made some videos of them playing, and we edited them together into a little piece we call "Marey and Mack's Ramble." Enjoy it and read their story. If you can find a place in your home for this brother and sister, please contact us.
Marey, Mack, and The Endless Cycle
Recently, we rescued two young cats, Marey and Mack. They are just under a year old, and are brother and sister. Marey (left) and Mack are classic tabbies: friendly, playful, and still act like the kittens they are - big kittens. We received them from a woman who had adopted them from a litter from a neighbor’s un-spayed cat. Their new owner did not spay and neuter them before nature took its course with this young brother and sister. Little more than a baby herself, Marey had kittens.
After all this, their owner decided she no longer could keep them. We learned of the situation, spoke with the owner, and she released Marey and Mack into our care. We had them checked over by a vet who gave them shots, repaired a hernia on Mack, and spayed and neutered them. We are boarding them because we lack space in our foster system, but hope to find either a loving home to give them a new start on life, or a foster who will give Marey and Mack the love they deserve until we can find a permanent home for them.
As many of you know, our primary work focuses on education and working to manage colonies of feral cats. We are reminded daily that the cats we work to help end up on the streets because of the sad, endless cycle of un-neutered cats giving birth to kittens who are also left to produce litter after litter – many of whom wind up dead, abused, or on the streets. Although this story seems to be on its way to a happy ending, not all the cats we encounter are so fortunate.
We realize that kittens are almost irresistible, and it can be hard not to bring them home. If you do take cats into your life, please understand that you are responsible for another living creature, and that your home is also their home. Please honor this long-term commitment, get your new companion regular veterinary care, and PLEASE get them spayed or neutered.
If you would like to give a new start to Marey and Mack (right), or give them a foster home while we look for a permanent companion, please contact us. We also have a flyer about them that you can download by clicking on the image to the left. Please help by posting it on any public bulletin board. Or, if you cannot take on these lovely cats, consider donating to help with this unexpected expense of their veterinary care and boarding.