I was contacted by another rescue last week and have been helping them choose cats to rescue. They're about 1 hour from the shelter, and I think they needed someone they could trust to rescue cats and give them some honest answers from the rescue's perspective - health, temperament, and adoptability.
After many emails going back and forth, they authorized me to rescue 7 cats for them today! I met one of the directors at a Tim Horton's parking lot (where else?) and these little darlings are all safe and finally out of the shelter. It felt really good. :)
Just as I was leaving for the shelter this morning, someone contacted me about adopting a kitten. They didn't have any other cats, and there were no kittens that I thought would be suitable to live the life as an "only cat". They sounded like such a nice family, so I met them at the shelter today during a regular rescue.
It was love at first sight:
This grubby, dirty, matted little guy climbed into her arms and licked her face like a dog. It still gives me goosebumps to think about it. She never looked at another cat. "Oliver" was her guy!
Tomorrow I have a very nice sounding couple coming to meet my little Radar. He took a nap with me this afternoon by the fire. I was in heaven - a kitten purring in my ear and a nap by the fireplace....*happy sigh* The couple have 3 other cats. They are truly "animal people" and I hope Radar goes home with them tomorrow.
Tonight? I'm content with the work that I've done this week. How many people get to say that about what they do?