"Toughie" was rescued from the city shelter along with her four kittens. The kittens have all been adopted, and now it's Toughie's turn.
She may do best as a barn cat -- she's a tame kitty, but understandably a bit distrustful of humans right now. She was at the shelter, then the rescue, then a foster home, so has been juggled around a lot. Being a black cat and one who is slow to warm up to people, she's not a highly-adoptable cat, unfortunately. But she is believed to get along well with other cats -- she just needs some time and patience.
You can read her description on the rescue's website here. Adoption fee would be waived -- they just want to stop shuffling poor Toughie around and get her settled into a home.
If she were to be a barn kitty, she would need to be crated in her new home for about two weeks, and a crate and other supplies would be provided. Delivery can be arranged. If anyone wants more detailed information about her, I can put you in touch with the woman who runs the rescue.
Toughie's had a rough time of it (thanks to her original owners who let her get knocked up and then dumped her at the shelter ) and deserves a second chance!
Giving Toughie a bump... she really needs to find a barn home! She's in a foster home, but the foster has turned out to be... um, odd. And unpredictable. And she doesn't like Toughie so we're a little concerned for her safety...
OK, weird... the woman who runs the rescue emailed the foster to say that she was bringing the kitty to my house to await a barn home, and now the foster wants to adopt her. This same woman was all indignant that the rescue gave her a "wild" cat, and tried to bill the rescue for scratches to her door because Toughie was kind of frantic upon first arriving there and apparently didn't like being confined in a room. But apparently the kitty has come out of her shell in the last week or so and the foster is starting to like her. Weird.
Anyway, the situation may not be as dire as it first appeared... for Toughie, at least! I will concur with cloudyandcallie and give a shout-out for these momcats though. So many of them get turned into shelters with their kittens (just like Toughie!) and the kittens get snapped up, and the moms stay there for months (or get euthanized). And many of them are hardly more than kittens themselves. They really do make some of the best pets.