Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Two Friends Doing *Something*

This isn't a story about 4 brothers who had no hope at all being rescued today. It's a story about 2 friends - one who used to rescue with our organization and recently moved to Vancouver, British Columbia. The other, away for the summer many hours away from the shelter and her home. Justine and Shannon saw my plea for the four brothers", and decided to do *something*.

Like many of us, we have a tendency to say, "I'm going on holidays", "I have too many foster cats already..." "I don't want to foster right now..."

But not Justine and Shannon.

They sat on email yesterday - thousands of miles apart and figured out a way to rescue the 4 boys that were so callously abandoned at the shelter AND turned away by a staff member who was fed up with cleaning their cages.

They worked out a beautiful plan, contacted me and my boys were rescued today:

I was so overwhelmed by this rescue. I had really given up hope for these cats and mentally said goodbye to each of them. I felt sick for most of the day and was afraid to leave my phone or email. I hate being "The Governor".

I also rescued two others while I was there:

Handsome Titan!

This kitten's name is "David" (my husband's name) I couldn't leave HIM behind!! :)

"Nobody can do everything, but everybody can do something..."

No truer words were ever spoken. Thank you to everyone who sent advice, positive thoughts, and did *something*.


Daisy said...

Hooray for happy endings! That video made my heart happy.

Brian said...

I've had too much sad this month but this is one of the best rescues that needed to happen. I am literally overjoyed!!!

Caroline said...

Yay that's great Beth, kudos to your gfs that helped with the rescue. Do you think we could help the dog in the video, German Shep cross, if I'm not mistaken he might be blind. Maybe Fred at the dog blog could help?

Kea said...

There has been a lot of "sad" this month, for a lot of us. I'm in tears reading and watching this, so happy for them.

What happens now? They're all in foster homes till they adopted, I presume?

HomeToMany said...

YAY!!! Wonderful job on everyone's part. I am so happy to hear this great news. The cats looked so happy and your voice literally sounded like an angel. There are true angels among us all of the time and Justine and Shannon will have amazing karma for their compassion.

This morning at 7am I did say a prayer for them - and it worked!!!!

Way to pull off another miracle Beth.


Anonymous said...

I would be very interested to hear about the plan that got these guys rescued. :)

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...


House of the Discarded said...

Caroline: The dog in the video is going to rescue tonight :) :)


Concerned Kitty said...

Hip hip hooray!!!! I just knew that these four cats had guardian angels working on their side. I have been waiting in anticipation all day to hear of their fate and these two angels Justine and Shannon and you Beth, have done it again.

I would like to use your blog as a way of thanking anyone who fosters, drives, adopts and volunteers their time to rescue these innocent discarded little ones. Without YOU ALL, there would be no hope or happy endings. No, we can't save them all, but by golly, it's wonderful trying.

Every time a plea goes out or that special photo of a cat catches my eye on Kim's site, I really want to help but have a full house of rescues myself that I hug and kiss everyday.

Let's all do a little something, the power of prayer does go a long way.

Thank you all for caring enough to make it happen.

Concerned Kitty.

Mama Monster said...

I am so glad to have found your blog.
I work in animal rescue, mainly dogs and so I definitely know your feelings!!!

The Mama Monster

Chaotix said...


The Band of Brothers are safe!

Anonymous said...

Simon says,

Yay for Justine and Shannon and Beth and everyone involved in the rescue of the brothers!

Today is the anniversary of my rescue day. I'd like to say thanks to everyone who helped get me out of that microwave oven storage facility, with a special thanks to my foster mom. I'm a happy boy now!

House of the Discarded said...

Yay for Simon!!!!!!!!!!! :) :)

Justine said...

Thanks so much for the video Beth! I'm so happy we could get them out of there! Yay for the good ol' blackberry that allowed me and Shannon to email at work lol.

Oh, and as to the "plan" it was mostly Shannon and I emailing each other how awful both of us felt about not being able to foster while we're both away for the past few weeks and then hearing about these guys (love the tag Band of Brothers!) just absolutely broke our hearts, so we decided we had to do something, enough was enough. So we asked Beth to find a way to get them to our area, and then we arranged to find people to care for them until Shannon is back in town. I'm not back until next spring sadly but you can be sure as soon as I'm back I'm going to get you to fix me up with some fosters Beth! Thanks a million for helping us arrange all this, those guys look like sweethearts lol maybe it's a good thing I'm not in province right now, otherwise I might've found myself with some "foster fails" :)

AFSS said...

We are thrilled the 4 boys got rescued.

Caroline said...

Yay for the doggie in the video too, I'm greatly relieved he too found a home, hopefully we can all sleep soundly tonight!

SwSmartie said...

thank goodness those boys were rescued!!

The Lee County Clowder said...

We're so glad the Band of Brothers were all rescued. Would it be mean-spirited to suggest the 'employee' who tried to get them killed get to spend a weekend in one of those cages, since the are available right now? (yeah, we know, but it still is a nice thought)

Glad to find out the woofer got rescued, too. We couldn't tell for sure what you were saying to him (her?).