Thursday, March 25, 2010

Two Days at Home in a Row

I stayed home again today and enjoyed the 8 hours with an empty laundry hamper and a clean kitchen sink. It doesn't happen often, so I savoured the moment. Although I didn't physically go out and rescue yesterday, it was still a really successful day! Many thanks to Kathleen who did a very long drive yesterday to insure these cats got out safely:

Of course, while Kathleen is at the shelter she couldn't resist taking home a sweet little Mom cat "Sierra" who had just delivered two perfect grey kittens:

I heard that the VERY absent SPCA has rescued quite a few cats from the shelter today. They had been going through some political struggles and this was the first time in more than a month that they rescued cats. They took all the pregnant cats and some kittens.

I wonder how many cats died at Animal Control in the past month because of politics at the SPCA?

An update on Baby : First, I want to apologize for the very depressing blog post last night. I always write from my heart and rarely edit my posts for that reason.

Three amazing volunteers stepped forward to help Baby. It's a little preliminary, but I've had the foster Mom connect with Baby's family. I haven't heard what the outcome is yet. Y'all know I don't believe in coincidences, but the foster family only lives a few blocks from Baby's family. My fingers and toes are crossed that we can help him. I won't do it at the risk of burning out a valuable foster Mom. So let's hope Baby is OK with her brood.

I'm going out to the shelter tomorrow for a rescue and meeting one of my favourite foster Moms there. This particular foster Mom has been fostering with the rescue for 6 years and has never been to the shelter!! She's has approval from her cat-loving boss to adopt an "office cat". He or she will be the spoiled cat of a comfortable office and be loved all day long. Not too shabby of a life for a discarded cat from the shelter. Needless to say, the foster Mom is going to get The Tour of the shelter and won't leave without a cat. :) It'll be interesting to see who she chooses.

I'm looking forward to spending the morning at the shelter. Another foster Mom called me to rescue her a little female. Her foster cat was adopted last night. Thank you for not "taking a break" between foster cats. They need us so badly right now. It's a euthanasia day in the morning before I arrive, so there are many sweet faces who will not be there to greet me. The shelter is becoming so full.

Tomorrow? Thanks to some loving unselfish people, there will be some fortunate cats that will leave that place on a new adventure for a second chance at life.


whitesocks said...

Your post was grim, Beth...but that's what one needs to bring home the seriousness and the tragedy of what happens to these precious creatures. I wish the folks who breed and buy from pet shops would see posts such as yours. For each animal they 'buy,' one is put down at a shelter...and the wretched breeding/pedigree cycle gets perpetuated.

Anonymous said...

Hello! My name is Mayzie and I'm a D-O-G. (But we have 2 kittehs, too!) Me and my mom have been reading your bloggie for awhile now and just wanted to thank you for all the very hard work you do. You are an angel. Just like the angel that rescued me. I know it must seems like an awful lot to take sometimes. But I'm living proof that saving just one can make all the difference in the world.

Grateful wiggles & wags,
Mayzie (and her mom)

House of the Discarded said...

Welcome, Mayzie! I was just looking at your picture and you're a cutie!!! :)


HomeToMany said...

AHHHH!!! Sierra - kneading the air, why is that so adorable? she seems so happy to be with her babies. I am thrilled to hear that she got out of there, especially because she is black! So many happy endings today, try to think about those ones... very few can do what you do...going to the shelter everyday. I am not even brave enough to think about it, thankfully you are not as weak as me.

:-) Keep up the great work, your blog gives us all hope.