I procrastinated going to the shelter this morning. I just had one little soul to rescue and that makes it very difficult for me when I can only take one. Since the rescue was a "requested cat", I had hoped it would be easier. Surprisingly, the "vet day" was cancelled on both Friday AND today so the shelter was quite full. Not "bursting at the seams", but definitely getting full.
I almost had to look at the calendar....July 11th....cancelling euthanasia days?? Wow!!!
The lucky little girl was "Hannah". So before anybody screams, "Tabby favouritism!" her foster-Mom-to-be requested her:
There was one little soul in particular that caught my eye as I walked through the aisles of "lost souls". She's 4 weeks old and obviously doesn't understand why on earth she's not with her Mommy:
The staff told me that when the guy dropped her off, he said he had considered "just putting her under the exhaust pipe" rather than bringing her to the shelter. WTF?
Because "misery loves company", I thought I'd video tape a few sweet faces from one of the cat rooms:
The loud mewing that you hear in the background of that video is that 4 week old kitten. :(
While I was there, somebody came in to claim their cat. The cat had been at the shelter for FIVE days and posted on a popular lost pet site. I can't imagine waiting 5 days to pick up my cat, but maybe they were on holidays, right?
The good news is, rescues are still coming in to take cats, but the shelter is now full. In fact, in the short time I was at the shelter today, 3 stray cats were brought in at separate times. Nobody seems to care that the cats could be euthanized after 3 days. "Not my cat. Not my problem."
Just another Monday at the shelter....