Yesterday was an AWESOME day. In fact, I was too busy to write in this blog with more than 10+ adoption calls on the line and email. That's a huge number for a small rescue like ours. It was so exciting for me to listen to the voicemail update..."You have 8 new messages..." REALLY??? I was sure half would be hang ups or surrender calls, but they weren't - all adoption calls!
I'm pretty desperate to help a little pair that came into the shelter yesterday:
I've had so many things I've wanted to say, but have been hesitant because the over-the-top protesters read my blog. They seem to have mellowed with more reasonable demands. They're still full of propaganda about the shelter, so until they meet with management and take a tour, their credibility will be in the toilet as far as I'm concerned.
A cat I had hoped to rescue was euthanized this morning. I didn't speak up fast enough. She had been at the shelter for quite some time - long past the 3 days. I hate when that happens. I was "the governor" and I didn't speak up. Shit. This happens when people don't spay and neuter their pets.
From the "Glorifying Rescue" files, I spent the morning yesterday delivering diarrhea medicine for a newly rescued cat with tummy problems. I came home and found diarrhea all over the basement from our 14 year old dog Maggie. C'mon!!!!!
I took my foster kitten Sherman to the vets yesterday for his neuter. They called me shortly after and said, "Ummmm....Beth....Sherman has THE WORST case of earmites we've EVER seen!" One of *MY* foster cats has earmites? I was appalled, embarrassed and horrified. To think he could've been adopted out like that!! He never showed any signs of earmites. So now I'm digging, looking and treating all my other cats for earmites. What a mess. I felt like such a crappy foster Mom!
The phones are quiet today except for some post-adoption spay/neuter appointments. I suppose I got my fill yesterday afternoon. I think I'm catching a cold - sore throat and a little rundown.
If anybody can help those little ones....please let me know...