Krishna, are you still in Red Deer? Your 88-year-old owner from Moose Jaw wants to bring you back home.
Gloria Chartier decided to run a classified ad in the Red Deer Advocate recently to try and get the four-year-old black and white cat returned to his originally home.
Chartier said Tuesday that she had to give up Krishna when she sold her business in Moose Jaw but continued to reside in a suite above it. But the new owner was allergic to cats so Chartier had to find a new home for the male tabby.
A relative who lives in Red Deer said he would take Krishna because he has other pets — cats and dogs — and is a very kind and generous person, Chartier said.
“But Krishna didn’t adapt to this menagerie. He wasn’t used to dogs and cats.” He stayed indoors a lot with the new owner. Chartier said Krishna did not use a litter box so always wanted to go outdoors when he needed to but he would soon be back at the door, Chartier said.
“He did like to go out at night and do a little wandering to catch a few mice or whatever. … But he knew where he belonged.”
She said it was was very hard to give him up but she knew that if she gave him to anyone in Moose Jaw, he would be right back where she lived.
Chartier was born and raised in Alix but has lived in Moose Jaw for 45 years. About a year and a half ago when she came to Red Deer to attend a funeral, she brought her cat along on the plane and to its new home.
Recently she learned Krishna has been missing for a couple of months from the Deer Park area. Last summer Chartier moved into a new home so she can take Krishna back now, if only she can find him.
“I know there’s all kinds of cats wanting a home … It’s just that I wanted to be fair to Krishna to at least search for him.” She doesn’t have any other cats.
Since the ad ran, one woman, who lives in the country, called her because she thought she had found Chartier’s cat but when they compared notes, it wasn’t Krishna.
Krishna had a collar on him with Chartier’s phone number, which is 306-631-0777. Chartier will accept collect calls and a reward is offered.