Sunday, November 11, 2012

Oldies But Goodies!

When I had an opportunity to rescue THREE senior cats from the high kill shelter, I jumped at the  opportunity.  Who needs drugs, when you can rescue a three "oldies but goodies" scheduled to die at the shelter?

Two of the cats were well over 12 years old.  They came from the same home where the owner passed away.  Whenever senior humans sound insulted (when they want to adopt) when I ask about their "Plan B" for the cat;...THIS is the reason.  Grandma dies and the family dumps her poor senior cats at the shelter.  I hope the old lady haunts them.  I really do.   The fear and sadness emanating from these cats is immeasurable. 

The  other cat was 12+ years old too.  There was  an urgent plea for this cat by a fellow blogger at Sparkle the Designer Cat.  Because "Sparkle" is a Somali cat, they really wanted to help this little old fella too:
We don't know why he was really there.  He was brought in as a stray and left there unclaimed.  He was to be euthanized.  Fortunately, for this handsome old guy, a lovely woman named Mandi came forward and offered to give him a FOREVER home!

It's been a long time since I've taken a video at the "high kill"  shelter.  I'm so happy I brought my camera!  :)



Sadly, my camera's batteries cut off.  I'm always very cautious when I reach in to a shelter cage to a cat with dilated eyes.  But our frightened boy turned out to be a lover-boy! The updates from his new Mom have been wonderful! He's eating and purring. I couldn't be happier!!

I'm thinking about these sweet older felines tonight and hope that they continue to thrive in their new environments.  I wish they could ALL have a 2nd chance....or 3rd chance...What an important reminder as to why I do this work.  

14 comments:

~*Connie*~ said...

this post makes me happy. Kudos to the woman who adopted him

House of Mystery said...

You can it in his eyes, betcha their full of happy now though.

Random Felines said...

yeah for that senior boy. we agree - a plan is necessary and our mom asks the same questions. she was doing one adoption of a kitten to a senior gentleman. she explained the policy that he couldn't keep the kitten that she needed to be returned to the rescue. he looked puzzled and asked if that meant that his daughter couldn't take her if something happened to him. mom said it was all she could do to resist hugging him....he was already making sure the kitten was going to be cared for - and mom said that THOSE arrangements are absolutely ok. :)

Deb said...

Wonderful. I'm always so happy to see the seniors get a second chance. All the best to them.

Chrissykat said...

Senior kitties are the best. So so so so happy for these three sweet souls. Thank you for everything you do.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much Beth..you have just MADE my day....doing a happy dance here .... Love this big boy...he's so handsome... I am thrilled that you and his rescuer gave him a second chance at happiness and that you rescued the others too. Yep a second chance for all of them would be a dream come true !
I am also thrilled to read what you are doing for those ladies that desperately need the comfort of a kitty to see them to the end of their days..... wish it was possible for my Mom too...it would be wonderful, but she is too confused to manage a kitty..it really IS what she needs ...sigh. Wonderful to hear that you will make arrangements when these kitties lose their people too. Life can get so complicated when there are little ones involved...exactly why I worry over my own sweethearts and want to make sure they are provided for in our Wills. Scary thoughts what could happen to them otherwise. Big hugs for helping these poor souls. Love Gail

Sparkle said...

THANK YOU SO MUCH for rescuing this senior Somali! He looked so stressed out and depressed. I hope whoever dumped him there gets their karmic due, because this breed does even worse in this type of environment than many other cats.

Caroline said...

Yay for the oldies! So touching Beth. NTCR had an older cat dumped at their door and she had the same terrified look in her eyes. Great rescue, is your hubbie driving you nuts yet?

Erika, Blair and crew said...

Yay I love seeing seniors being rescued and adopted.

Marg said...

We sure do thank you so much for finding a place for those senior cats to go especially the Somali cat. That is just the best. Take care.

Selina said...

Bless you for caring for this sweet senior! I'm SO glad he had a happy ending!

Love
Selina & MomKatt Laura

PS - Mandy is a very lucky new cat mom! :) :)

Mandi said...

"Miracle Max" is doing fantastic in his new home. He loves to be brushed, and I have already worked out all of those terrible matts. He has a clean bill of health, and he is very interested in meeting his new cat brothers (which will happen in a few more days, once everyone is a little more adjusted). It was fantastic to meet you Beth, and I can't thank you enough for helping me to take this big guy home! He is a huge sweetheart!

Karen Jo said...

I am so glad that you were able to rescue these senior cats and that the Somali cat found a home. Herman was in that same state when I adopted him. He brightened up as soon as his foster Mom left and he realized that he was staying. Thank you for your kind words about Herman. I also wish that all cats could find a loving home.

savannahspawtracks.com said...

Hiya, just hopped over from Sparkle, and would like to follow but only do so be email. If you add a follow by email button I would appreciate it. Paw pats, Savannah