Luckily, adoptions have been brisk. Five more Safe Haven kitties are on their way to great homes. But no sooner is that accomplished than we get a phone call about more cats in dire need.
Last Sunday we started out to rescue three cats. When we arrived we could see that the other seven cats couldn’t stay either. All needed medical care, and the owners didn’t have the financial resources.
Luckily there were three of us volunteers and we’d brought enough carriers to bring all ten back to our adoption center.
We were most worried about the thin mama cat and her four darling kittens. With so little body fat she had little milk to feed her babies. But she was alert, friendly and allowed us to handle the babies without issue.
We arrived back at Safe Haven late Sunday night, and called in another volunteer . She was already sleeping but arrived 10 minutes later, eager to help. Talk about dedication! Kitty condos had to be hauled from storage and set up with perches and platforms. We packed them with our softest, warmest blankets, and gathered food and water dishes. We examined each kitty, gave them a flea treatment and wrote up their paperwork, so Monday all could go the the vet.
Much of this work was done under the full moon with flash lights. Until we can afford a bigger location with enough space for our work, we must operate with what we have. We need a new adoption center with an intake room, quarantine area and nursery. But until we raise enough money to relocate, our rescue team works willingly and without complaints. They all have big hearts and great senses of humor , and we get the work done!
Five hours later, we finally finished. All ten cats were fed and settled in. Mama and her kittens were enjoying their soft pink blankets and baby formula. A volunteer stayed overnight to watch over them. The other seven kitties purred so loudly their room vibrated with a big happy purrrrrrrrrrr.
We stood back and looked at what we’d accomplished. tired but proud, and feeling so darned fortunate to do this work. We love saving lives and giving cats that were falling through the cracks the best medical care and loving homes.
Monday was their first vet visit. Ten cats. Yes, this will cost us plenty. They need everything! They will be examined, combo-tested, vaccinated, de-wormed and scheduled for spaying and neutering.
If you can, consider making a contribution to help pay for the medical needs for these 10 kitties? Or sponsor one or more, for $10 a month. Thanks!
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