When Pearl first arrived at the shelter she was a beautiful, white, girl with 7 toes on each foot. I remember when she came in at the end of May. She was engaging and at the front of the cage. It didn't take long for Pearl to look like this:That's what happens when they sit in a shelter cage. Pearl lost everything - her family and her home. She became ill at the shelter and the staff tried so hard to save her life despite the fact the the shelter was very overcrowded. Pearl recovered and the staff waited for rescue.
I rescued Pearl yesterday and her foster Mom sent me the following picture. Pearl had been out of the shelter for 4 hours when this picture was taken:
Yeah. I cried when I got the picture. :)
"Spirit" is another sweetie pie that I fell in love with at the shelter. It's no surprise to those who read this blog that I love the big butterball cats. Spirit was no exception:
Spirit was so big she didn't fit into a cat cage, so they had to put her in a large dog run:
I was so excited when a favourite foster Mom contacted me and said she had a friend who would foster Spirit! I drove all the way out to the shelter that day just to get her. I couldn't let my girl stay one more day in that cage!
Spirit was struttin' her stuff coming out of that cage. I'm looking forward to getting some new pictures of her from the foster family. (Did I mention that I love that little girl?)
The following are some pictures I VERY quickly snapped at the shelter yesterday. I was overly emotional yesterday because it was the day before the vet came to euthanize them. I'm happy to report that the cats in the pictures below are still alive - although not for too much longer. I thought these were good pictures that represent what *I* see every time I go there to do a rescue.
While I was at the shelter on Monday, somebody left a box at the front door. I took a picture of the actual box and put a can of cat food next to it so you could see the size:
I didn't feel good about being part of the human race that day. I'm happy to report that the puppy will make a full recovery and will eventually find a home.
It's been a busy 3 days. I'm going to hold on to the wonderful thoughts of Pearl & Spirit - among others. I'm not sure how I'm going to find time over the next 2 weeks to do as much rescue with my move coming on so quickly. But I'll have to manage.
They need me. They need all of us.