Can't Stop Touching Her Eyes
Join Date: May 2006
At work a few weeks ago I was put in charge of finding a home for a kitty that was first displaced by a breakup and then displaced from her second home by a fire.
I emailed all the rescues in the area but I also emailed someone that I have know for a about 8 years that is in dog rescue. She agreed to take the cat after I told her the cat was dog friendly. I let her know that I had another rescue lined up but she told me -"No we will take her" I felt better about her having the cat because I thought I would have better updates on her.
I was WRONG! It turns out her and the woman that runs the cat rescue - I only found out there was a cat rescue after I gave her the cat- were hoarders.
I knew something was wrong. I knew. I offered my help in finding this cat a new home and was told, basically, to butt out. They knew what they were doing and first this cat had to be screened by a vet before a home could even be considered. From that moment I suspected they were hoarders. It didn't seem they wanted the cat to leave. I didn't know how to get her back either. I didn't have a place for her to go if I got her back. I didn't know what to do.
I was still actively trying to find the cat a home even though I was told to let them handle it. I figured if I could find the cat a good home and this woman refused to allow the adoption I would call the police and report her.
Before I was able to find her a home the house she lived in was raided. The animals were all taken to the SPCA. Luckily the one I was told they were taken to is now a no kill shelter.
Today I went over -just to be sure she was there. We found her pretty quickly even though I had only seen her twice. She looks fine. I am sure she is not too happy about the bratty girl dog that would not stop barking at me under her - but she is safe. The woman was so sweet and assured me that she would not be put down. The SPCA is not in the best neighborhood but it is really, really nice inside. There is even a little kitty room at the end for the older kitties. They have a rocking chair and scratching posts and beds to sleep in. That is where this kitty will most likely go once they are released to be adopted.
I feel so much better because now she has her name back. She has a history. I will be faxing them her shot record tomorrow when I get to work.
I said to the woman - had I known I would have brought her straight there. But the woman told me that they don't take in animals from the general public. They are all animals that have been seized or adopted out and returned back.
I just cannot get over how nice the place was. I wish I could work there! If it was closer I would volunteer there.
I now have the kitties id number with them so I can check up on her.
I still feel awful that the poor cat had to live the last two weeks in the conditions she did. At least I know now she is in a great place with a lot of visibilty. I am sure she will find a home soon.
Tyler - kitty
Oscar - water turtle
Bean - kitty
Frankie - dachshund
Belle - dachshund
Oliver - bunny
Ophelia - bunny
Penelope - bunny
Teddy - bunny -ok I have given up on 4 of a kind and am willing to settle for 2 pairs.
8 fishes - RIP Little Guy and Greta
and Tabatha - October 11, 2006 - rest in peace our sweet angel bunny