Wednesday, February 17, 2010

For the Love of "Peter"

I went back to the shelter this morning to pick up Peter. The Animal Control officer had picked him up last night from the vets office and brought him back so I could pick him up from there.

It was nice to see Peter with a baby blanket in his cage. He didn't look too impressed, but I think his pain threshold had been reached. Peter had been without pain medication for the past few days, and with all the moving around in a box and transportation to and from the vets yesterday, he looked like he was probably hurting.

I left Peter with my favourite veterinarian this morning. I was disappointed to find out that there were quite a few emergency surgeries going on and the vet felt he may not be able to even x-ray Peter's leg until tomorrow. *argh*! But he promised me that Peter would be pain-free, so I'll just have to be patient. (Maybe some of those pain meds for meeee?)

My worry about the rescue's apprehension regarding such an expensive rescued cat were unfounded. As usual, they were gracious and understanding. It's one of the reasons I chose this particular group in which to volunteer.

I don't know when I've been more pleasantly surprised then when the emails and comments started coming in with people willing to help with Peter's veterinary bills. I was completely speechless and over the moon with joy! When I rescued Peter this morning, I looked at his face as I was driving him to the vets and thought, "You have NO idea how many people care about you." I'm still in awe. It's hard to put properly into words. For some reason, when I become emotional, I lose the ability to think of decent adjectives.

If you'd like to make a donation to Peter's veterinary care, you can go to the Toronto Cat Rescue Website and click on the "Canada Helps" icon. Or you can send directly to the address below:

Toronto Cat Rescue
PO Box 41175
Rockwood Postal Outlet
Mississauga, ON L4W5C9

Please indicate somewhere that this is for "Peter's New Beginning".

I'll keep sending pictures and updates on this fortunate boy.

Again, thank you all so very much for your generosity. When "animal folk" get together, there are no limits what we can do!


Anonymous said...

Hi Beth - I made my donation last night. It's not much, but I guess every bit helps. Barbara is eating again, so no worries there. I'm glad things are looking brighter for Peter, thanks to you! Have a great rest of the week! Thx...Shannon

Alasandra said...

Peter is such a sweetie. I am so happy you were able to rescue him. Prayers that he finds a forever home soon.

Anonymous said...

Made my donation. Hope it helps in some way, thanks for helping me be a part of this :)