I met a wonderful lady named Tracey yesterday, along with her two daughters. They wanted to adopt a calico to add to their Calico family of 3. She's a dog groomer by trade and lives very close to me. Like so many people who come to the shelter for the first time, they were overwhelmed by the number of cats. Unfortunately, the cages were already marked for euthanasia this morning which added to the anguish of choosing a cat.
The family knew immediately that the would take "Bella":
The surprise of the day was when this family fell in love with a 1 year old rowdy orange and white guy. I couldn't find his picture of the shelter Petfinder site, but he was a riot! He licked their faces like a dog and there was NO WAY he was going back into that cage. He had a home too!
I was excited to hear that they wanted to foster! Unfortunately, since my rescue isn't ready yet, I referred them to another rescue. Whomever they foster with will be fortunate - they're awesome!
As I mentioned, the cages were already marked for euthanasia. It's always horrifying, because the cats have no idea this will be there last night alive. I held and kissed some of them before sadly putting them back. Maybe for some, it's the only time they experienced somebody loving them. Very painful for me. I stopped when I came across a big, sweet, fluffy orange and white boy named "Spritzer". His cage was marked for euthanasia. I held him and he purr'd and purr'd. The vet tech told me that he needs some dental work and he's about 6-7 years old. She didn't think anybody would want to rescue him because of the cost of dental. (I can certainly understand why she'd feel that way!)
They took him off the euthanasia list this morning as a favour to me. They have given me until THIS Friday to find placement for Spritzer. He's absolutely adorable and purrs the moment you pick him up. He will need to have two teeth removed. He's already been neutered and I kissed his little fluffy face until his fur was stuck in my lipstick.
I'm hopeful that somebody can come forward to save Spritzer's life. He will die Friday morning before the shelter opens. So he really only has today and Thursday.
Spritzer wants to live and he wants to be loved. Don't we all?