I'm back to doing something that I really enjoy doing. I'm working with the high volume shelter doing adoptions (that aren't really supposed to happen) through their Petfinder website. There's no adoption fee to adopt a cat from this shelter, but I still need to insure that the cats are going to a good home. Sometimes death at the shelter is a better choice than going home with some idiot who won't take care of you.
I had stopped doing these kind of "courtesy adoptions" when I was a board member at the former rescue. I was too busy and exhausted from being on the phone all the time. Adding to my time on the phone seemed unreasonable and ridiculously stressful. (Ask my mother, who I never called because I was so tired of being on the phone!)
When a cat is adopted through this shelter (that doesn't permit public adoptions), I have to sign the cat out under a rescue's name. Looks like I have to think up a rescue name! :) I probably should take some better pictures of the more urgent cats and see if I can promote them. I should also go out to the shelter and reacquaint myself with the cats again.
It's a start, right?
I stopped looking at the high volume shelter's website for quite some time. It hurt too much, and I was angry at the politics going on over there. Maybe now I have more time and the "huevos" (balls) to deal with such nonsense. After what I've been through recently, I feel like anything is possible.
Here's some urgent guys that have caught my attention, that I understand are VERY VERY sweet:
The vet tech at the shelter emailed me about "Mr. Billings" (above). She said he's SOOOO sweet and adorable. She often gets stuck with marking the cats for euthanasia. She hasn't been able to mark Mr. Billings and he's been at the shelter since July. :( All three of the cats above have already been neutered and can be vaccinated, dewormed and flea treated.
No adoption fee, and promises of a feline love fest! But I guess I'm preaching to the choir. :)