Monday, July 3, 2017


When we welcomed Beaumont into our home several weeks ago, he had been located by a feral feeder from the rescue as a stray that she came upon and had been feeding for a number of weeks prior to his being rescued. Lost and found posters went up for him just prior to him joining us here at Safe Haven and we could tell immediately from the beautiful condition of his coat and his super friendly nature, that he hadn't been homeless long.

Fast forward to this past Wednesday when we got a call from the feral feeder that had originally rescued him, that she had received a call from someone that day indicating that they thought Beaumont was their lost cat. I have to say that in rescue there are instances where people looking for a beloved pet who has been lost will reach out to us, but rarely do those calls ever result in reuniting pets with owners because 9 times out of 10, it doesn't turn out to be their pet after all.

After a initial discussion with this owner (where she provided abit of information that led us to believe that Beaumont may very well be hers), we arranged for her to come by and meet him so we could all know for sure. The long and short of it is that he is hers and apparently escaped his home after she had become ill and was hospitalized. Beaumont was pretty stressed when she came as there were a number of people in the house and he doesn't do well with alot of commotion, but picture comparison as well as her describing some of his quirky habits, all confirmed that he was indeed hers.

There is another part to this whole situation in that the rescue has not only paid for vaccinations, defleaing and deworming for Beaumont but he also had to have some dental work done so there are vet expenses that will have to be recouped from the owner prior to reuniting them permanently. This aspect hasn't really gone over very well with the owner but as explained to her, the costs are at a huge discount AND we are not running a vetting service. It's been extremely stressful dealing with all of this, and of course now that we know Beaumont has a home, this has turned into feeling more like a cat sitting situation than real rescue of this darling boy.

This will have to be resolved this coming week as we have another homeless boy (who is truly homeless this time), who is in need of saving and we need to get back to the business of proper rescue. Still, there's mixed feelings on our part over how things have unfolded - we're just trying to remember that everything happens for a reason and we helped Beaumont when he needed it.


  1. So glad you were there for Beaumont when he needed you. And it's great to learn he is reunited with his owners! Such happy news.

    Pet lovers please check out my homeless cat blog for stories of the abandoned/feral cat colony I manage.

    Debby in Prescott Valley, Arizona

  2. Well, even though it appears that Beaumont's owner seems unappreciative , what is important to remember is that if you hadn't stepped in to aid him, Beaumont could have succumbed to a terrible fate left out in the elements, amongst ferals.In the end, you did rescue him,(right down to his dental and overall improved health) and that is what is important!

    the critters in the cottage xo

  3. it can be hard and hopefully the owner steps up and does right by the rescue....obviously not entirely her fault he got out, but you did step up to help and she needs to recognize that

  4. you did indeed rescue Beaumont when he needed it most ... his owner should do more than just step up to the plate and pay his medical and dental bills ... some people are just so graceless and stupid

  5. So glad above all Beaumont was reunited with is owner. Hope you can work out the logistics of recouping costs from his owner. The rescue and you personally gave him the best of care & she needs to appreciate this.On to the next homeless cat.

  6. Thank you so much for doing that and I hope if the lady loves Beaumont, she will pay gladly for his vet care.

  7. I think the owner is getting quite the deal - not only is she re-united with her furry friend, but he is insetter condition than ever. The costs would be a small price to pay for me finding my lost cat; that would be priceless.