Tuesday, March 01, 2011

From The Sick Ward - Part Deux

It's exciting when I hear from a foster home that we have another adoption!   March 1st.  Adoption.  *check*  We've been getting regular adoption inquiries, and adoptions now.  I don't want to say they are "predictable", but.....I feel good about what's going on.

This afternoon, I had an adopter who has had a cat for A MONTH want to return her.  We try to do our best to screen adopters, but folks can't seem to understand that this is NOT Sears, and you can't return a cat because she's meowing.  I'm pretty good at troubleshooting, but I need to do this when I'm in a charitable mood and not in a "You gotta be kidding?!" mood. 

Speaking of "morons".... there are two little girls at the shelter right now that were surrendered together because they are both pregnant:
Imagine that.  Dumping the cats you've had for 2 years because they're "knocked up".  The good news is:  I have placement for them with North Toronto Cat Rescue, (Please note this is NORTH Toronto Cat Rescue)  but cannot find a driver to meet me halfway.  I've been feeling too crummy to make the full trek.  I really want to help these girls - the orange girl is about to give birth any day now.  It's sad to think that these girls remain at the shelter at the mercy of  being euthanized because of a lack of driver to deliver them where they need to go. 

((UPDATE:  WE HAVE A DRIVER!  I'M PICKING UP THE GIRLS WEDNESDAY!)

I can't do it all.  In the early years of rescuing, I used to think I could.  But I know better now.  I ask for help.

Today is my birthday (yippe.)...no cooking tonight, AND my son has scooped litterboxes and fed the animals for me.  Last week they asked me what I wanted for my birthday.  I said,  "A donation to Forever Home Cat Rescue." 

They said, "That's lame. What do you REALLY want?" 

Ha.  Those young'uns.

19 comments:

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Happy Gotcha Day!

Here's hoping they listen to what you've requested!

Of course, men can be such dolts sometimes!

Faith J. said...

Happy Birthday!

I'm glad the owner of the pregnant cats didn't just throw them outside somewhere! Glad to hear they have a safe place to have their kittens.

Kea said...

Happy birthday, Beth. I hope you're feeling well enough now to enjoy it, at least a bit. No cooking is good. :-)

Fingers crossed for a driver for those two beautiful moms-to-be. And purrs from the boys too!

House of the Discarded said...

Faith: Excellent point!

Beth

Caroline said...

Happy Birthday Beth! North Toronto Cat Rescue is a fabulous shelter, Donna, the boss works endlessly for the cats in her care.

House of the Discarded said...

Caroline: I agree! I had a great tour of their facility last week!

Anonymous said...

Where is the NTCR destination, and where would "halfway" be?

Renee

House of the Discarded said...

Markham is the destination...and halfway is....where ever we can work it out!

peewee22 said...

Happy Birthday Beth,
What a great gift it would be for someone to transport those two pregnant kitties. Unfortunately, it can't be me - I don't drive. I'll be praying for their safe delivery to the NTCR.

Mycatsayshi said...

Happy Birthday Beth! Hope you are feeling better. :)

Ellie and Joanna

Deb said...

Happy Birthday, Beth. I would expect that birthday request from you. You are an amazing girl but at least take a break to enjoy your birthday dinner.I am so sad to hear about these two pregnant cats. Without you they would have no chance to be safe. Just the thought of that makes my skin crawl. I want to scream, sometimes but I have been helping cats for too many years now to know that this is not common. All you can do is your best to make up for these heartless people. I wish them a safe home where they can have their babies. Hugs, Deb=^..^=x5

Devon said...

Hey Beth, I can drive those girls if it's in the evening or on Saturday. I can't bare to know those pregnant girls are sitting at a shelter!

Josie said...

A happy birthday to you, and I hope you feel better soon! (hugs)

Debbie said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY(FROM FLORDIA)
Enjoy yor day and feel better soon!!

Sparkle said...

Happy birthday! And even happier day because I see you have a driver to save those two pregnant kitties! (I will NOT say how furious I was that they were dumped in the first place...)

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday beth! That makes you 29 right?

Kathie said...

Happy Birthday, Beth! Your gift is that someone stepped up to help transport those beautiful babies that are preggers. As far as the adopter who wants to bring the cat back after a month for meowing ( deep sigh)we always take back any cats who adopters wish to return no matter how long it has been where I volunteer, BUT no money refund!

Laurie said...

Happy Birthday Beth! Mine is on Thursday, yay for March bdays! So happy for those two girls, if you ever need a foster home for a preggie mom, you know who to call!

Laurie

Colleen said...

And if I may add a slightly belated happy birthday wish, Beth, I hope your day was wonderful.

I can relate about that number 49 thing, as I'll be there in July.

All the best,
Colleen