Simba and Monkey were SPK's from Montcalm and Genesee Counties. Splash was an owner surrender and perhaps our most loving cat. She loved to ride on shoulders and give hugs. She is so much of a sweetie that the other cats bullied her and she had been living in our med room for months! Finally someone noticed this gem of a cat and took her home. Happy trails FOF furkids!
This group of 2 moms with their 13 collective kittens came in today from what we can only assume to be someone in over their heads. We know the feeling. Animals in need cannot wait for the holiday weekend to be over.
Animal rescue takes an entire community of devoted and passionate volunteers. These cats and kittens were part of a transport today that also included a boxer in need who is going to the east side of the state. The driver agreed to pick up these cats last minute. After they were dropped at our shelter, the dog then continued on and will have 3 drivers get him to his final destination. The cats and kittens we took in will require volunteers to tend to their needs daily. Then a foster will pick them up and provide TLC until they are big enough for spay/neuter.
All this weekend while most people are enjoying holidays cookouts, family time, and downtime in general.....animal rescue volunteers will be driving, cleaning, medicating, and just sitting with lonely animals in shelters and rescues all across the nation. Because they all understand that animal rescue never takes a holiday vacation.
If you know someone who volunteers for an animal rescue...thank them for their compassion and dedication. Better yet, become a part of the movement toward a more humane nation where animals are not disposable. Volunteer at a shelter or rescue near you.
Our entire litter of kittens was adopted. Penelope and Jennie went home with adoring families. Molly and Winston were adopted by their foster parents (now foster 'failures'). And 3 big kitties also found homes! Calista our spit fire SPK was officially adopted (was on a trial adoption and they finalized it). Bert, an all white boy, went home with his mom who drove from Three Rivers to get him. And last but never least, our newest SPK Rey was adopted. He had only been here 2 days! This couple knows what everyone in rescue has also known forever; black cats are the BEST!
We could not be happier for the 7 adoptions last nite. Adoption is the only way we can continue rescuing cats in desperate need. Thank you adopters!!!