One of the best parts about being involved in animal rescue is having the opportunity to be a hero. Not just to the cats - but to people as well.
I received a Facebook message from my friend and Bucky's Daddy. Steve is one of these special people that saw an opportunity to be a hero to me AND to Travis and stepped up and offered to ADOPT my Travis! Because Travis is still in recovery with his eyes, Steve is going to foster Travis until he is well enough to be adopted...
....In other words: Travis may already be in his forever home! Oh. My. Gosh!
There were other heroes in this story. It's one thing to offer to take a foster cat, but another thing to offer to take a newly BLIND foster cat. Travis needs drops every TWO HOURS for the next week or so. It's a big commitment and I'm so grateful that Travis is in such good hands. It hurt like hell to leave him, but there's no doubt it was the best thing for him.
I've already heard from Steve - they took a nap together on the couch and Travis has played with Pippin a little bit. Ahhh... :)
As I'm typing this post, Steve sent me some pictures of Travis and his new friends:
The vet bills on this little guy were/are enormous. When people balk at the idea of an adoption fee of $175.00, I'm reminded that not all the cats cost the rescue only $175.00. It's going to be a LONG time before the rescue can recoup the expense of Travis.
But he's worth it :)