Friday, April 22, 2011

GOOD FRIDAY!

It was one of those awesome rescue days!   The shelter was closed for Good Friday, and there were five of us from my rescue choosing cats.  Even as I pulled into the parking lot another rescue contacted me about rescuing several cats for them.

Honestly...it wasn't until we finished and took a final tally, that I was told we rescued TWENTY-ONE little souls out of the shelter today.  Five went to Forgotten Ones Cat Rescue and SIXTEEN went to my Forever Home Cat Rescue. At the risk of sounding corny..."it was a day to remember!"

One of our veteran foster Moms brought her adult-aged daughter to see the shelter.  I was hopeful she would be inspired to foster somebody.  Much to my delight she left with a Mom and FIVE nursing kittens!   Let the rescue addiction begin!!!!

I can't imagine what we looked like in the car going down the highway - it's bad enough when it's just ME in the car with a zillion cats.  But three 50 year old women with a pile of cat carriers stacked in the car must've been quite a show for the Good Friday travellers:

We rescued one little guy that was obviously sick.  Poor little munchkin had diarrhea pouring out of him.  It broke my heart to see the litter stuck to his sore bum and his 5 week old little body begging at the cage front for somebody to hold him.  Only true cat rescuers would wrap that stinky kitten in a blankie and snuggle him despite his objectionable appearance and smell.  Many thank you's to Connie who took him home to nurse him back to health:

Today gives new meaning to the Christian holiday "Good Friday".  I was really proud to part of this loving effort and proud to know those who gave up their holiday to save 21 little lives today.

Happy Easter all!  :)

14 comments:

Kea said...

Oh, Beth...I'm crying reading this post, I'm so happy for all the cats and kittens saved today. Especially the poor little tuxie kitten. Fingers crossed he recovers quickly with some TLC and that he has a long and healthy, happy life in a wonderful forever home.

Deb said...

Oh my God....It is Good Friday and being a Christian I am to stay quiet and solemn today but I just have to yell from the roof-tops "YOU ARE THE BEST!!!!!!!"

Lory & Co. said...

Awesome rescue! So haply to hear you were able to save so many!

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Oh, that poor baby. Where'd he come from? Was he surrendered because he had squirty poop or was he found somewhere? I realize you probably don't know, I just have to wonder. I hope he gets better quick with all the love and care he'll be getting.

Anonymous said...

That is one heck of a spectacular rescue! Congratulations! Never has Good Friday been so aptly named :-)

The little black and white guy stole my heart - predictabely! :-)

Cindy, Bertie, Sammy, Malley and Batman.

Debbie said...

What a great day!!
Hope all the kitties are happy and warm and they are safe!!
Good job to all

~*Connie*~ said...

I know exactly what you mean about that stinky little boy. I too would have snuggled him up, poop and all.

May they all have a wonderful holiday weekend, and the kitties all go on to long happy lives

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! What a wonderful rescue day!

Renee

elle said...

21 cats out of animal control - that's wonderful! I hope the little guy gets better soon, too.

Helen said...

Hallejulah!!! Bless you Beth and the others......maybe the little one can be named Jesus :) partly kidding

Marg said...

Gosh that is so great. Our Mom has tears of joy in her eyes. That is just the best news ever and it is a good Friday. Bless all of you that made it all happen. Can't think of any better news

Random Felines said...

YEAH!!! If we would have seen you on the road, we would have honked and applauded. GREAT JOB!!

Anonymous said...

This is such great news for Easter. Have any of the cats marked "Urgent" from the Hamilton site been rescued?

My heart is aching for these cats and I need to know that someone is coming forward to help them.

Thank you!

House of the Discarded said...

Anonymous: Regarding the "Urgents", we're still trying. Every day.

-B