The only phone calls I've received lately have been people wanting to surrender their cats or former adopters ready to get their kitten spayed or neutered. Holy Moly, the adoptions are slooooow!
I've tried to take the painfully slow days and turn them into opportunities to catch up and "pimp" some adoptions. (Thanks Renee - love that word!!) April, May and June the adoptions came in easily - without much effort. July and August? I'm scrambling for adoptions.
I scrolled through the shelter's Petfinder Page (Click here to see it) and felt sick to my stomach. Four pages of cats and kittens. I know the shelter must've been full for the vet day today.
We lost an older kitten this morning to an unknown cause. The poor foster parents were horrified to find the poor little guy passed away on their kitchen floor. I've had a lot of awful things happen, but have been grateful to have been spared (so far) from finding something like that. I know they're experiencing a lot of guilt over it..."What if's?", etc...but there's just SO MANY things that can go wrong with these guys that it's hard to know what it could've been. Regardless, it still frickin' hurts.
There's a cat at the shelter that really has my heart. Her name is "Mittens":
After rereading this blog post, I must apologize for the "downer". I feel like it's been a while since I've had an uplifting post, but that's the way it is in the Summer.
October....where are you?