Ellis - late 2017

Ellis is Ever-Ready to Play

Ellis in cat tree in new home - Feb 2018
Ellis in cat tree in new home – Feb 2018

Ellis adopted – Feb 2018!

Ellis now lives in a safe indoor home with a loving family committed to his long-term health & safety! We are all so happy for Ellis & his new family!

FURR is so happy to save this kitty! Ellis surely would have died at A/C & was sooo lucky he didnt die before that. Between the farmer trying to get rid of him & all the other perils he managed to escape (coyotes, cars, starvation, parasites, viral diseases, heart worm disease, etc.), he is one lucky kitty!

What an amazing cat!!!

We ALL wanted to take him home! He is one in a million!

Ellis’s Story

FLASHY SNOWSHOE KITTY!!! This drop dead gorgeous cat was rescued off of a farm where he had been living (lost!) for almost 2 months! The call came from a FURR volunteer a few weeks ago. A friend had told her that a beautiful cat had been trapped by a farmer & dropped off at the Waxhaw police dept.

I called the police & went over with my microchip scanner to see if the cat belonged to anyone. I was trying to stop the police from going straight to animal control with the cat. I know that A/C is “supposed” to hold the cat for a couple of days…..but i also know that sometimes they get put down before that AND if no one claims the cat, it will be euthanized.

The farmer said the cat had been hanging around his farm for about 6 weeks or so. He told me (I called & talked to him) that the cat was stealing his outdoor cat’s food. The farmer had been trying to scare off the cat for weeks by throwing rocks at him, but to no avail. The cat continued to be hungry & sneak cat food.

Finally the farmer got a trap to catch & get rid of the cat for good.

I talked the police dept into letting me keep him safe at my rescue while they searched & posted for the owner. The cat was covered in fleas, had visible tape worms, was very thin and was starving. I got him into isolation at FURR & proceded to care for him.

The owner did call finally & said the cat had been missing for weeks. She said that he does that often, since he is an outdoor cat, but usually comes back after a week or two……she had already figured he was gone for good this time. I asked her to relinquish him to FURR so that we could get him healthy & find him a loving, indoor home. It’s not like he really even had a home, wandering dangerously for weeks at a time. She agreed.

Ellis, as he was called, LOVED the food, attention & safe environment that FURR provided! The amazingly beautiful cat didn’t stay long before getting adopted!


For adoption information or to schedule a visit to the Feline Urgent Rescue & Rehab rescue facility to meet this kitty, please email FURR’s President and Founder, Terry Schultz, at adoptafurrcat@gmail.com. FURR adopts to approved homes only in Charlotte and surrounding areas. 

If you are not ready to adopt a kitty, please consider fostering or sponsoring. All donations are tax deductible.