Wow! I can't tell you how good it feels to title this blog post "VICTORY!" The remaining four cats at the Shelter From Hell were rescued this morning and taken to our veterinary clinic. They've been spayed, neutered, flea treated, and dewormed. Tonight, they'll be loved and kissed as they should've been since they were babies.
The emails and comments that came in from yesterday's blogpost kept me in a state of "almost crying" all evening. I sat in front of my computer and watched the miracles unfold one at a time until all 4 cats had a place to go.
The miracle gets even better: One big grey and white fluffy tomcat is going to a FOREVER home tonight. Many hugs and thank you's to Jamie who had been searching for a cat in need and seized the opportunity. She heard about the plight of these cats through an email chain asking for help. I was on the phone with her at 10:45 pm last night making sure this guy would be going to a good home. It wasn't just a good home - it's a GREAT home. He's a really lucky fella.
I've received some donations for the cats from complete strangers. I'm overwhelmed and full of joy tonight.
Because this shelter is 90 minutes from my house, I feel badly that I don't have rescue pictures for you tonight. It's just too far away to buzz over and snap pictures. Two other dedicated volunteers picked up the cats and drove them to the vets. I'm picking them up from the vets tonight and meeting SIX excited foster parents at a Wendy's parking lot in Toronto. MMmm....maybe I'll bring my camera :)
When Jenn (a rescue volunteer) went to the "Hell Shelter" this morning, 4 new cats were already there, already sitting in their own poop, with no food and no water. These cats were brought in as strays, so they have to sit there in their own filth for 5 days until they're permitted to go. There are 3 others that can leave the shelter now.
I'm going back to this shelter on Thursday or Friday to rescue and take a video and more detailed pictures of this place. I heard something today about this shelter that made my skin crawl. I'm going to need some help with this, as I'm not sure what to do with this information.
In the meantime? Sleep well knowing y'all rock my world! Thank you for your care, love and support for these precious little felines. :)