Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Five Little Lives....and Counting...

I've said this before, and I'll say it again: "It's hard going into the shelter the day before a euthanasia day." Gratefully, the cages weren't marked yet, but I've been going there long enough that I could tell who would be eating their last meal tonight. God, I hate that.

Kim tells me that 30 cats per day are coming into the shelter now. I noticed more and more kittens and more and more Moms with their kittens too. It won't be long before Moms with their babies won't make it through "the vet day".

I did do a rescue today, however! There were five fortunate little souls that made it out and are in loving foster homes tonight.

Hickory!! Five months old of cuuuute!

Nickers! He's a little homely, but purr'd the moment I picked him up!

Pancakes! Spayed and declawed! Currently in my bathroom waiting to be picked up by her excited to new foster Mom!

Brittney was VERY happy to be out of that place today!

Sedgewick! Such a handsome boy...he got so fed up with being in a cage, he started taking swipes off the shelter staff. He would've been euthanized tomorrow.

I'm going back to the shelter tomorrow to rescue a few more. This is the time of year where I can't sit around and wait.

The vet comes tomorrow...but so do I.


Ashley W. said...

I think they're all gorgeous, but I especially think Nickers is adorable! Yay! Five more lives saved!

House of the Discarded said...

Ashley: LOL! Everybody gets so mad at me when I say a cat is "homely" :)

Anonymous said...

Thank-you for rescuing Hickory. Although every cat deserves a good home there was something about his expression on the site that really tugged at my heart. I have way too many foster cats right now but I was wondering how I could somehow fit Hickory in. I am so glad you got him out of that place.