There are some rescues where I can pick up a bunch of cats and don't hear a peep out of them for the entire length of the trip. But today was a different story.
A fellow volunteer and I went to the shelter this morning and rescued four adult cats! I swear, we no sooner got out of the parking lot and they ALL pooped and barfed in their carriers. I've never heard so much howling and overall "pissed off" than I have for the entire time our trek. When we arrived to our destination, they all left their carriers quietly, feverishly trying to clean themselves as they walked. Each one looked basically apologetic, "So sorry for the mess, Ma'am...thanks for the rescue!" *sigh*
On the way to the shelter we dropped off "Cupid" the white guy that I wrote about on the last blog post. (If you missed it, you can read about him here. ) Cupid is getting neutered, and having some dental work done. "Dental Work". How I hate hearing those two words together. It's such an expensive procedure for any rescue. Usually, dentistry is anywhere between $500.00 - $1500.00. Poor guy must have been in so much pain with the broken teeth. We certainly can't leave him like that!
Thought you'd enjoy a little look at Cupid's "Day of Beauty" before and after pictures:
We also recently trapped and rescued a VERY pregnant Mommy cat who had obviously been dumped outside. The trapper said she had been around for 4 months. Poor little thing isn't feral. She just forgot what it's like to be loved. We have a new foster family that stepped forward and offered to foster her and her new kittens. This is how she looked when she was first rescued:
I'm really enjoying helping some of these tougher cases lately. Can you tell? :)