The part that surprised me the most about my visit today was the enormous number of PINK collars hanging from the cages. I counted 8 of them! When a cat is brought in as a stray and wearing a collar, they hang the collar from the cage:
This is "Miriam". She's trying to get as close to me as she can. She has her little face pressed to the cage bars - it's gut wrenching. She's SO sweet. I took pictures of her today because my friend in rescue may have somebody interested in helping her. My fingers are crossed for Miriam!
I find the whole pink collar thing really unsettling. There's even a really cute male cat with a hot pink collar on his cage.A piece of good news: Last night, I interviewed a nice sounding family interested in adopting a declawed cat. They went to the shelter today and adopted my LuLu:
When Lulu first came in, she was SO hissy and nasty! She had a big "Caution" on her cage and I honestly thought that maybe she wouldn't make it. But I received an email from her new Mommy tonight:
...We changed her name to cleo she is doing great! She is getting along with my boy cat so well she is following him around and she is even playing with a ball she is so affectionate I love her!!...
Nothing makes my heart soar than a mature black cat getting out of the shelter! :)
I've decided that there's one sure fire way to make sure your foster cat gets sick: Send pictures of him for the website. Sure enough - I sent pictures of Boris last night because he's ready to be adopted. Boris wakes up with a fever and is now on antibiotics. He's not eating and of course, I'm worried.
Other than my sick little guy, it was a good day to be part of rescue :)