Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Renewed Strength

Today was a better day. I was happy to read that I wasn't alone in my anger about what was happening in the shelter yesterday. It was comforting to hear others in the same situation all over the world. My blog was never meant to be peaches and cream all the time. It has always been a way for me to vent so I could continue doing what I'm doing.

As usual, I really put my soul out there for the world to see yesterday.

Going into the shelter after 52 cats and kittens were euthanized was surreal. So many empty cages and one dimwit employee who was happy that there were 52 less cage to clean. (Don't get me started!)

I rescued FIVE adult cats today! It was my plan to take a little video of each one, but Dimwit employee was banging around cleaning cages and I wasn't comfortable doing my little rescue song in front of her. :)

I was only able to get Bonnie's video, but ended up taking a great video of what it looks like when they're all about to be loaded up in my car. I love this part with their little noses sniffing the air:

Many hugs and thank you's to all the people responsible for my renewed strength today.


Kea said...

Hurrah for a better day, Beth!

How is it that you decide who is rescued? I assume that first you need enough foster homes/spaces, and that must determine the number you can take, but who? The ones who are more adoptable? (As opposed to the ferals who need TNR.)

Just curious.

I am SO glad it's a better day for you, I can't express my emotion sufficiently.

Please know I'm sending you lots of cyber hugs and universal Light.

Kitty kisses to all the wonderful sweeties you saved today!

Caroline said...

Hey Beth,

Cute videos! Why did they euth 52 today? Did the vet need money for his kids private school? Good job, missed your singing! Bonnie is so pretty, amazing colours.

Daisy said...

I love seeing the kittehs on rescue day. Thank you everso much for helping them.

House of the Discarded said...

Kea/Kim: I have to base my decision on space as a #1 priority. If there's no space, I can't rescue a cat. Sometimes I rescue on a special request for a certain type of cat - looks or personality. Sometimes it's adoptability...

...other times, I take the homeliest cat in there and give him or her a chance. :)


Cat said...

Hey Beth, loved your video....So they loaded up the truck and they moved to Beverleeeeee. Is anyone else old enough to remember that? LOL! Yes a much better day indeed.

See you tonight :-)


Anonymous said...

Please tell us about Nala - does she have cerebellar hypoplasia? How bad is it? My little Jilly of the J family is doing well but is quite wobbly. Life with a wobbly kitten is pretty fun. They sure look cute while they are concentrating on walking! :)

Anonymous said...

Please tell us about Nala - does she have cerebellar hypoplasia? How bad is it? My little Jilly of the J family is doing well but is quite wobbly. Life with a wobbly kitten is pretty fun. They sure look cute while they are concentrating on walking! :)

House of the Discarded said...

Anonymous: YES! Little Nala is definitely a "wobble cat". She's so cute and seems to be fine in the litterbox too!

She's going to a lady that specializes in the wobble cats. I think she has 6 or 7 of her own. :)

Brian said...

The only think I can say is YOU GO GIRL! We are so glad you're you!

Anonymous said...

Beth, there was a woman who wanted my wobbler, Tiny Dancer... We emailed a few times because it turned out she was a friend of an old schoolmate, so if there is a wobbler in need, I could inquire whether she's still looking. Though it sounds like this one has a great home coming!

Anonymous said...

Beth - keep your chin up I know it must be so hard for you to go into that shelter and not take all the cats - you are doing a wonderful service to all animals

andrea said...

I'm glad things are looking up today for you

it's an exhausting time of year to be worrying about cats in shelters that's for sure

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Yesterday I told a story that was a downer, today I will share the three happy things that happened. About a month ago the police brought in two cats and a dog who's owner had died, we housed them all together in a large dog run because when we seperated them they were miserable. Today a nice couple came to adopt a "cat friendly" dog because they had lost theirs and their old kitty missed having him around. Guess who they took, yup, all three! Then a lady came in with a cat she and her boss had caught wandering the parking lot of the office, she wanted to see if he had a micro-chip, he did. She seemed very disappointed-LOL. When we contacted the information on the chip the person at the number said they did not have a cat but did have two dogs. A quick internet search shows the person who owned this cat apparently moved and left him behind. The nice lady had left her numbers (office, home and cell phone) just in case. The cat is going to be vetted, she's going to pay for it, her boss had already made a large donation AND she is takeing kitty home with her. The third thing is animal control called about a mom and kittens that were trapped in a park. They said the cat is very friendly and they didn't think she needed their 10 day hold before contacting rescues to take her. They even had a person bringing her to us so we didn't have to go to pick her up! They also told us they got more funding (from a private company!) for an extra spay/neuter clinic for this August...wooohooo! Today would be perfect if hubby suddenly decided he could wash dishes!~ Donna

House of the Discarded said...

Donna: I needed that smile!!! Loved those stories! Thank heavens we have stories like those to tell to keep us going, eh?