Tuesday, August 02, 2011

A Tuesday Update

It doesn't happen very often, but we rescued a cat over the weekend that actually had a home.  The family came to the shelter to find their cat today and we had already rescued him.  Apparently, he got out through a broken screen - 5 month old buff and white guy.  He was fortunate he was rescued and not euthanized.  I can't figure out why people take so frickin' long to come around to asking the shelter if they have their cat! 

We were under no legal obligation to give them back their cat.  The "stray time" was up, but we certainly don't want to rescue a cat that doesn't need to be rescued!  I asked the owner their intention on neutering and she said that they had an appointment set up on August 12th at "such-n-such" veterinary office.  I politely put her on hold and called the clinic.  Yes, there was a vet appointment for his neuter.  With great confidence that he's in a good home, we're happily giving her "Pokey" back.  Yay. 

Back at the shelter today and rescued a little blind kitten named "Mya":

Honestly, I'm not sure how sight impaired she is - she was whompin' on the kittens that I also rescued today:
Anybody who knows me, knows that I wouldn't leave THIS guy behind either:

Poor little Georgie was alone in the cage.  I put him with the 4 hooligans (above) and he was THRILLED!  He started purring and rubbing.  Bless his little heart.  He needed a friend!  Georgie is merely a skeleton.  He's going to a good foster home (with the other 4) that'll fatten up the little varmint. 

I've been busy, busy, busy.  We have 4 new foster homes and I feel like the administration stuff  for the rescue is starting to stack up.  Who wants to do paperwork when rescuing cats is far more fun?  Is it really August 2nd?  My stress level seems too low for it to be August.  Usually, by this time I'm in a frenzy. 

Did I really say that my "stress level is too low"?  Crap....I bet I just jinxed it.

6 comments:

Random Felines said...

I have to say, when Tommy got out of the house a year ago, I was calling every shelter I could think of (including the local emergency vet) within an hour of figuring it out. Shouldn't that be your FIRST call??? oh well....

Love the kittens. Be interesting to see how "blind" miss Mya really is.

Keep up the good work!! Wish I lived closer to help.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if Mya is another Trixie (who was allegedly blind but when she came into the foster home, it was clear she had enough sight to get by very comfortable *and* chase a laser pointer!) :-)

The kittens look adorable and I'm not a bit surprised you rescued Georgie :-) He's got you written all over him :-)

As for the people whose cat escaped...glad they got him back but surprised it took 'm that long. 2 of my guys are chipped, the other two (the latest additions) will be done when they go for their annual shots in October. They're indoor cats but you never know...

Cindy, Bertie, Sammy, Malley and Batman

~*Connie*~ said...

back when I had an indoor/outdoor kitty (he was feral when I adopted him and he was destructive if he couldn't get out) I would immediately get concerned if he didn't come home for dinner, but he always showed up for breakfast. so 12 hours can be lost in the "he's out wandering he'll be back" part of the day. Then if there are two people feeding at different times, they might not realize the kitty didn't make it to the previous meal.

Not saying it's right, I'm just saying I can see why some time would pass before cat owners get concerned. (since I don't know what the waiting period up there is)

Unfortunately around here cats only have a three day waiting period, dogs have much longer, which to me seems inane. You know when your dog is gone immediately that he's gone. You don't question he's just out having a good time with a mouse..

House of the Discarded said...

Connie: Same here - 3 days :(

B

Melissa said...

YAY! What a great rescue day. I love Georgie.

Hurray for Pokey getting his owners back. What a happy story for all these cutey pies today,

Devon said...

Mya...She may be a little blind...but she sure can see those little toy mice fly across the floor! And ooooooooh my goodness does she love to cuddle!!!!