Deployed Soldiers’ Cats Need Foster and Homes

cat looking out window

Chelsey Zoe

Photo of Chelsey Zoe courtesy of Animals 4 Advocates

Off the battlefield, soldiers are people like the rest of us and love their animal companions.

Many soldiers have pets, and when they leave for a deployment that may be a year or longer they need to either find a foster or a permanent home for their pets. Because they often move frequently from base to base, it’s not always easy to strike up a friendship with a neighbor or friend or family member who can offer to take them temporarily or permanently.

On the other hand, many soldiers rescue animals from war zones and send them stateside when and however they can, but may not arrive at the same time.

The least we can do for those who put themselves in danger for our country is take good care of the animal companions they must leave behind or send forward. Here are two current situations.

From Advocates for Animals

Chelsey Zoe, above, is a beautiful 10 year old rescued feline who was brought to A4A Rescue when her owner was called to duty for our military- overseas. Chelsey Zoe is as sweet as can be, loves to be petted and loved on— and she has the most beautiful eyes. She enjoys life and has much affection to share…If you are interested in adopting- please send us a msg on FB or send us an email at

From I Have Cat

FROM AN IHC READER: A US Army soldier will not be back in DC area until 7/29th – needs someone to foster her 2 rescue kittens from Iraq. Email​m if you or someone you know can help. You can go to Cat Lady Kate for more info, if you like.

A Package to Colborne

black cat on box

Giuseppe insists upon traveling with the Colborne package.

Giuseppe demands to be shipped with the package to Colborne.

One of the things Miss Daisy’s mom and I were discussing was a piece of artwork and a couple of copies of Great Rescues which have been on the easel waiting to be packed until I could determine the best method of shipment.

Yesterday was the day for the package to be packed and on its way and I had to sneak it past Giuseppe, who was still waiting for his letter from his love.

But he caught up with me when the package was completely closed and he sat on it, insisting to be allowed inside! I tried to tell him that he couldn’t go running off to see a lady he’d only met on the internet, he knew very little about her, he had no passport to get into Canada and, besides that, he’d never traveled!

two black cats on table

Giuseppe is comforted by his mom.

I simply had to distract him with other thoughts until he took a nap with his mom. I hurriedly printed out the labels, put them in the international plastic sleeve and slipped out to my car. Like magic, when I came back, there was the letter, and the rest is history…

But Giuseppe and I have an idea, now that we’ve seen Miss Daisy and understand that Colborne has no stores to supply kitties with toys. He’s talked to his siblings, his mom and the tortie girls, and all agree that they have plenty enough toys to share. He’ll spend a few days selecting a few toys to send—he’d send the moon if he could, but his mom advises him that a lady likes to be courted, and sending several packages is better than sending one—and his brothers and sisters have agreed they’ll help him choose.

Shhhh! Don’t let Miss Daisy know!


Read the first three stories:

Giuseppe’s Secret Admirer

The Mystery Deepens: A Photo of Daisy Marguerite

The Envelope, Please?