When I'm in another province or state I always seek out a local cat rescue and make a small donation to them. I remember a lady from Denver, Colorado did that for me years ago and I thought it was such a neat idea, I decided to incorporate that into my holidays. I found a nice sounding rescue in Summerland, BC called CritterAid. I love hearing how other rescues operate and vice versa.
As always, I came home to a variety of emails from foster homes and prior adopters. I thought you might enjoy a smidgen of what my Inbox looked like when I returned. If you see your own email in there - don't be offended - It's listed in here in fun and admiration for what you do. I've changed the cat name to "Fluffy" to protect the anonymity of the cat. *wink*
"Fluffy's poop is REALLY green - mutant green....should I be worried"
"It really hurts when a foster cat is adopted....when can I rescue another one?"
" Two days of kitty kisses, hugs, cuddling, spooning and belly rubs with the new love of my life...." (Post adoption email)
"Beth....apparently very rude...after a Craiglist response...." (Note from Beth: *snicker*)
"Fluffy puked up a bunch of shit. I don't know what it is, so I'm sending a picture."
"Do you know anybody that can bottlefeed a litter of 8 kittens?"
And my personal favourite:
"The cat's farts smell like asparagus. We don't have any in the house. Why do you think his toots smell like that?"
I couldn't make these up if I tried.
It's good to be home. :)