Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Just Another Wednesday

Our adoptions have been very slow over the past few weeks.  I'm sure some of it has to do with long weekends, holidays and TONS of free kittens showing up on the online classified sites.  Gosh, I hate the "Free Kitten" ads.  I only wish people understood how much it will cost them for a free kitten in just a few months. 

I haven't been doing much actual RESCUING lately as our foster spaces have filled up and adoptions have temporarily slowed down.  But I am VERY happy to be rescuing this young lady tomorrow morning:
Marney was brought to my attention by one of my blog readers and she even offered to foster her.  Although fostering a pregnant Mom like Marney wasn't a good choice for this kind volunteer, I am going to rescue her tomorrow morning anyway.  Apparently, she's a shelter favourite.  (She must be, or they would've killed her by now.) Look at the condition of her cage!  Poor little thing must've been so upset to be there.

They take pictures of the cats when they first arrive, so it's not unusual for them to be terrified or messy.  This is what Marney looked like when she first arrived in the triage area:

Bless her little heart.  She deserves so much more and is going to get it!  I can hardly wait to see what her kittens will look like.   One of the volunteers told me that the last time she fostered a white cat, ALL of the kittens came out BLACK!  Hahahhaha!

Gearing up for a big Petsmart Adoption Event AND Garage Sale weekend.  It's truly the Calm Before The Storm.


Caroline said...

I hope there isn't a communication mix up and that Marnie makes it out okay, thx to everyone involved for rescuing her!

Anonymous said...

Beth thanks so much! I am so relieved!
If she has black kittens I will take a female!
Have mailed a small donation to help with her vet expenses.

Hugs to her new foster Mom!


Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

The last white cat I fostered had two calico girls, a grey and white tux boy and an orange boy (who was nutty and adorable) blacks, no whites. The black with the white patch on her chest had three white w/black spot girls. Cats are like a box of chocolates...

GoLightly said...

Me too. Me too.
(about the hating "Free Kittens" ads."
Little boxes of throw away fur.
I hope her whole family survives, and I am curious as to why she wasn't spayed, if she's been there awhile.

Chrissykat said...

Bless her sweet little heart. So happy for her second chance at life.

Deb said...

All the best to Marney. Please keep us posted on the kittens and her future. Hugs, Deb

House of the Discarded said...

Go Lightly: They don't spay or neuter the cats - no adoptions either. This shelter just kills them.

Anonymous said...

The real problem is that a lot of these free kittens don't end up costing people anything because many of them won't bother to vaccinate or fix them and so the never ending cycle continues.