Thursday, June 30, 2011

Happy Rescue/Canada Day!

It's the eve of a holiday in Canada today, so I don't expect many Canucks to read my blog post today. 

I went to the shelter with a heavy heart today knowing that I could only rescue ONE fortunate little soul on the night before a euthanasia day.  Yes, the vet will come in on a holiday too.  The shelter wasn't really that full and things looked pretty good for the end of June! 

I quickly rescued "Grommett" - a fluffy grey/white fella that seemed to be depressed and ready to get the hell of the shelter:
  It wasn't until the vet tech brought in THE WORLD'S CUTEST 5 week old kitten with SEVEN toes on her feet that I started to crumble. 

In fact, it wasn't just one kitten, but a litter of 3 fluffy polydactyl kittens that had just arrived.  I got out my foster list and knew there was a foster Mom that would LOVE these little ones.  (Thank you, Renee!)  Thankfully, I didn't have to choose just one, but ended up rescuing 4 little souls.  Oh do I envy the foster Mom who gets to name this little trio!

When I got home, I received an email from another foster Mom who had been interested in "Marci":
Marci came into the shelter with a leg that was dangling.  She just dragged her front right paw around, and didn't seemed too worried about it!  I was worried about rescuing Marci.  Sometimes these things get expensive, and I already rescued the kittens who had been hit by a car and thrown out a car window.  For a young rescue, these things can be financially crippling.

  The foster Mom wanted Marci, but I had already promised to loan the car to my son.  I couldn't go back to the shelter.  Bless her heart, she drove in late afternoon holiday traffic - 2 and a half hours to pick up Marci and save her from euthanasia tomorrow morning.  She quickly took Marci to the vet where she found that Marci had completely severed tendons and ligaments - probably from being hit by a car.  So our Marci is going to become a 3-legged wonder cat. 

Thank you to Marci's foster Mom who cared enough about this ordinary little brown tabby to save her life.  We're ALL grateful to you.

Happy Canada Day to my fellow Canucks.  (OK...I'm a wannabe Canuck) 


Fuzzy Tales said...

Hurrah for another good rescue day, Beth, and I'm so glad that Marci was rescued. :-)

Happy Canada Day (tomorrow) to all Canadians and wanna-be Canucks too. LOL.

Anonymous said...

Did you take any pictures of the multi toed trio?

Deb said...

"Happy Canada Day" Beth. Have a rest. Hugs, Deb=^..^=x4

Lory & Co. said...

Happy Canada Day to you too Beth. We're home this weekend and I'm still working on you know who to allow another foster in the house!

Devon said...

You can be an honourary Canuck for this holiday, but only because you help sooooooooo many kitties! ;)

Hurray for so many rescues!

Random Felines said...

YEAH - it was a good day!!! We are so thankful for the foster that agreed to take Marci and drove to get her - the world needs more people like her and like you. Cheers to Grommet and the kittens - they are very lucky indeed.

Anonymous said...

Yes, probably so it is