Now for the big news: After reading my urgent plea about Marvin yesterday, I received an email from Joanne who is a friend-in-rescue. She was able to secure a wonderful vet (someone I know) who is going to help Marvin without cost, and charge us her cost for any hard expenses (i.e. anesthesia, medicines). I'm absolutely over the moon about this news! He's still going to be an expensive guy, but it means he won't be as expensive as we originally thought!
I honestly don't know what to say. I'm in awe and am humbled by your generosity for this little guy in need. Thank you. Thank you all so very much. Any donations can still be made through the Toronto Cat Rescue website: http://www.torontocatrescue.ca/ and click on the Canada Helps button.
Although not as dramatic of a rescue, but certainly as important - we were able to rescue little "Julie" today too:
Julie's foster Mom sent me an email right after Julie arrived to her house:
"She's here! My response is late because I was just shmoozing with her in my bedroom. I have to say WHAT A DOLL!!!!! We're going to call her Daisy. She instantly made herself at home in my bedroom. She jumped up on the bed and was "cooing" and prancing around as if to say "WHAT is this? It is SO soft! It is so warm! It feel so good on my little feet. It is fantastic!!! I'm never getting up! ever!" Then she flopped onto the douvet to get herself some much deserved head pets and belly rubs. All signs of the skittish little kitty you were describing instantly melted away as soon as she touched the soft bedding!"
Why do these kind of emails make me cry??? Maybe because this sweet 4 lb kitten was sitting on ONE SHEET of frickin' newspaper in a cage the size of a microwave for TWO MONTHS. Now she's being loved again. She has a chance again.
Animal loving people rallying to the call for help. People doing what they are able to do: Taking pictures, Emailing, Phone calls, driving, sending money, donating time.
Does rescue get any better than this? Isn't this what it's all about? My heart is full of joy tonight.