We had one foster home take SIX "teenagers". At first she said she'd take 2 or 3....then she said "might as well make it 4". Then the last email said, "I wouldn't turn down 5 or 6". :)
Be very careful what you request - you'll always get what you asked for!
The following are pictures of SOME of the cats left behind. I didn't take the pictures and I've included the exact words made by the volunteer when she sent the picture:
Cat 8 Another purring, butting, flopping and rolling machine.So excited that his legs won't hold him. Solid young male stray. Check out the floor of cage.
Cat 7 More begging and purring
Cat 3 Big tabby male purr machine. Bunting and twisting himself to get petted. Stray. Young with excellent young teeth. Hardly can turn around in tiny cage.
(Beth's note:) This girl was rescued. Her nosed is scraped/broken because she was separated from her 4 week old kittens. She banged her face against the cage bars to try to get to them. She has been reunited with her kittens. She groomed them and purr'd. Yes, I cried. :)
Cat 7 Young male - responsive beyond belief. Twists, rolls. butts. Eyes closed in ecstacy. Not so gorgeous but a real keeper.
Cat 5 He has food - not all do.
It's strange how leaving some of the cats has taken away so much of the glory of rescuing 23. Seeing how these cats survive is almost more than I can bear. Tonight, I'm going to concentrate on the little souls that have been rescued and are in loving homes.
But please look at the faces left behind. Don't forget about them. They need help. Now.