Gimme’ Shelter – Meet Mia! Waiting for YOU at the Providence Animal Shelter

Hello, my name is Mia and I am about 6 to 7 years old and I have a story to tell!

I was being re-homed by my owner who met my new family in a Stop and Shop parking lot in Richmond, RI. During the transaction, I escaped my carrier and ran into the woods. You see, my owner was told that shelters are bad places so she opted to find my new home herself which I guess was okay, except for the fact that I escaped my carrier.

A friend of my owner put my post up online but no one was doing much of anything; it was said that fliers were being posted and a trapper came but he couldn’t offer help, I saw the whole thing!

A nice ACO from Providence follows all of the lost posts and knew I was surely going to starve to death in a few weeks. SO… she teamed up with a pet tracker, but by that time, I had been missing a few weeks.

Cameras and feeding stations were set up but not much was seen. The volunteer from Prov didn’t give up and gave me a cat house and set up my home base a little bit differently. She went before and after work and on weekends! It took a while but I was in a routine and relied on the food she was providing and just as everyone was about to lose hope, I went in the trap on December 30th! I was thin and starving and obviously traumatized but I am slowly getting better every day and more trusting of people!

So – that’s my story – and I’m sticking to it!

Let’s try that re-homing again…

About the Providence Animal Control Division

The Providence Animal Control Division protects the health and safety of our residents and their pets with progressive leadership and education, and continues to engage the hearts and minds of the community to help all animals.

As of November 2015, the Animal Control Division has adopted a “low risk euthanasia” philosophy of healthy adoptable animals and will continue to improve the live release rate of shelter animals via adoptions, returning strays to their owners, transferring animals to rescues, TNR, programs/services and treating medical cases. We believe that with progressive programs, we can have a more humane City. Through our Gimme Shelter program, PAC is spaying and neutering owned and feral cats for Providence residents. To participate please send a message through our FaceBook page at Providence Animal Care Center.

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  1. Kathy Dennybrown on February 1, 2021 at 8:00 pm

    I am interested in adopting this cat. I am a senior citizen looking for company. I lost my
    husband a year ago and I would like a cat for companionship.

  2. Ratzburger on February 1, 2021 at 3:41 pm

    Did the Prov animal shelter HAVE to name the program after a Rolling Stones song? Makes me kind of sick to stomach — the unnecessary cross-cultural connection and the lack of originality.

    • RINewsToday on February 1, 2021 at 3:42 pm

      No, they didn’t. We did.