Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Tuesday Rescue

There were lots of changes being made at the shelter today.  I don't know everything, so hate to speculate too much, but I'm worried.  Certainly, I'm not an expert in shelter environments, but it feels like decisions were being made prematurely that might work beautifully now - but will be disasterous in the summer months.

Wait.  I think that's called "Speculating".  On to something else...

I rescued 4 cats today with the help of a happy foster Mom who took two of them:

I also rescued The World's Cutest Kitten (TWCK).  I guess I always say that, but this 8 week old charmer is killing me, he's just too cute for words.

There was another little girl at the shelter that despite all the odds, she managed to survive two HUGE euthanasia days at the shelter:

We've been calling her "Skunk girl", because I thought that the white stripe down her back was fur.  It's actually fur LOSS.  The vet thinks she had been shaved or something.  She's a tiny little thing - probably weighs 5 pounds soaking wet. 

Honestly?  I couldn't believe she was still alive when I arrived today.

(Update at 5 pm:  Just dropped off the 8 week old kitten at the train station to meet his new foster Mom.  She look one look at him and said,  "You might as well go back to the shelter and find me another foster cat, because THIS ONE isn't going ANYWHERE!  I love him already!  *kiss* *kiss* *kiss*"

Looks like I haven't lost my touch for matchmaking.  :)


Caroline said...

Great rescues, I'm slightly confused if skunk girl got rescued or not?

Kea said...

Oh, look at their scared, sweet faces. Poor babies. I'm so glad they were rescued. And gee, one with a forever home already. LOL. That's fabulous!

"Skunk Girl" -- oh, that little sweetheart needs a good name, something pretty and delicate and feminine.

OMG, Beth, I have no idea how you don't have 500 cats in your home. I can easily see how good intentions could turn into hoarding (not by you, just generally speaking). I'd want to rescue them all, keep them all, love them all. ::Sigh::

Katie said...

Hey Beth, I was directed to your blog after stumbling across information about HAC. Is there an e-mail that I can reach you at privately? Thankyou!


House of the Discarded said...

Hey Katie -

You can reach me at:

BethTurner289@gmail.com :)

Oskar said...

What cute kitties!

My name is Oskar & I have a blog that I'd love for you to check out, www.PetBlogsUnited.com. It's a great place for pet bloggers to find each other and get some exposure! We also have a feature every week called Foster Fridays where we feature a different foster or shelter animal if you're interested.

Nubbin wiggles,

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Maybe we should sing Zippy's song for, and I really don't like the name, Skunk. "She's teeny, she's tiny, her eyes are always shiny. She's crabby and cranky and she'll give you all a spanky." Yeah, lame, but true.

Lory and Co. said...

@ Caroline - Skunk Girl has been rescued - we're picking her up from the vet's tomorrow!

Anonymous said...

Uh, I see lots of WORDS about the World's Cutest Kitten, but I am not seeing any photos. This is clearly not acceptable. Ahem.


Caroline said...

Lori: Glad you're rescuing Skunk Girl, a good name would be Violet who is Pepe Le Pew's girlfriend (cartoon skunks)!

Lory And Co. said...

@Caroline - Hahaha, I was thinking of that but couldn't remember her name, thanks!

House of the Discarded said...

I thought Pepe LePew's g/f's name was Penelope!!! Actually, I like "Violet" better. :)


House of Mystery said...

With a furrever home.. I betcha she won't be a shrinking Violet.