Bandit is a beautiful long-haired Calico who recently came from a hoarding situation in Pickens County, SC. Sheri Dickson, who is helping with finding Bandit a home, recently spoke with me about this beauty, and the type of home Bandit needs.
Bandit's story begins when a low-income woman in Pickens County was "rescuing" way too many animals. She was making an effort to get them fixed through the various low-cost programs around the Upstate, but some did have litters. All of the animals were fed daily, but vet care was minimal.
Back in May, the pet hoarder just abandoned the premises. She has emotional problems, and it all became overwhelming.
She shared a rental house with a roommate, and that lady was stuck paying the rent by herself and feeding 60 animals daily. Fortunately, the roommate is down to around 18 cats and 8 dogs, so the financial burden for the roommate has been somewhat alleviated.
The Anderson County Humane Society has helped by getting about 10 of the cats adopted through PetSmart. They also rescued 5 kittens from the property. The other ones have been re-homed.
As far as Bandit's history goes, Bandit is around 6 years old. Sheri worries about her more than any of the other cats because she is a cat that roams a lot. Sometimes, she'll be missing for 4 or 5 days. Those trying to help Bandit think the noise from the dogs' barking bothers her. She'll need a fairly quiet home, and will definitely need for her to be indoors only cat.
Bandit is a very gentle cat and has a laid-back personality. She hasn't been around children, but Sherri believes Bandit would be okay as long as she isn't handled roughly. A house with a gentle dog might be okay as well...just not one with 8 dogs!
For more information, contact Sheri @ email@example.com or you can call her at (864) 654-8170 - but, no texts. This is a land-line number.