Okey the Parking Lot Kitty

Digital Art by BZTAT

The last thing I need is another cat.

I am honestly struggling to keep my studio open, as the rent and bills are getting tougher and tougher to meet. I already have 4 cats. And I am still trying to find a home for Percy and Andy.

But I couldn’t ignore Okey’s need.

I have seen glimpses of Okey for a couple of months now in varying places around downtown Canton. Each time I have seen him I have gotten the shivers, as there is a lot of traffic around here. It is not at all a safe place for a cat.

I discovered Okey’s “lair” on Sunday. He (I am calling him a he but I really am not sure) has taken up residence in a fenced in area around the air conditioning unit at a law firm behind my studio. He has made himself a bed out of newspapers and leaves underneath the AC.

He is very gaunt and emaciated. Some friends who are experienced at cat rescues are coaching me on how to gain his trust. We plan to “rescue” him this weekend and bring him inside the studio. We plan to get him to a vet and get some meat on his bones once he is able to meet the challenges. He is already gobbling down the noms I bring him twice a day.

I am not one to easily ask for money, but if I am going to get Okey properly cared for and ready for adoption, I will need help. If you would like to contribute to his care, you can donate through the Chip-in widget in the side-bar on the left. Please note that this is not a tax deductible donation. It is simply a goodwill gesture towards helping  Okey’s rescuers get him the care that he needs.

You can also purchase a print of the image of  Okey above through my Imagekind gallery, which will help me keep my studio in operation.

Prints are a less expensive way of purchasing artwork. Check out the other images in the gallery. You just might find some great holiday gifts!

I thank you for any support you can offer. I will keep you posted on Okey’s progress.