It has been awhile since I have posted. Not for lack of news but for lack of time!
I thought I would report in on some of the new happenings since we adopted our last kitties, Gallagher, Ruby and Gareth. Everyone is doing fine in their new homes and we have had some nice reports from earlier adoptions also. Our kitties benefit from all of you spending your time with them and helping them navigate the human world of expectations and belonging.
Dylan and Caru, 2 kittens from a feral colony, are at the Shack now after being fostered for the last couple of months. They are getting used to all the antics of the other kitties at the Shack and of the humans too!
Yesterday we took in a guy who was found wandering the streets. We were able to get him tested, neutered and shots quickly and he is at the Shack. He is around 2 years old they think and VERY loving and friendly. He is a gray tabby and will be nice sized when he gets a few meals in him! We have yet to name him.
We also have taken in 2 orange kittens who appeared out of nowhere and needed to come off the street asap. They are a brother and sister and very cute and sweet. They have obviously been with people as they purr in unison when they see you. They were around 8 weeks old when we got them. Long haired sister and short haired brother! Benjamin and Elizabeth or Benji and Betty.
Two days ago we took in a 6-7 month old calico girl with her 1 week old kittens! This makes you want to gnash your teeth! But now they will all have a chance to grow up, including mom!, and be spayed and neutered.
We also have a mom and 3 kittens and a mom and 2 kittens still in foster.
We couldn't have done any of this without the help of all of you, from fostering the ones who need to come off the street immediately, to transport, vet appointments, hours of socializing, feeding, cleaning, supporting us with donations, website maintenance, facebook postings, newspaper listings, photography, office skills, book keeping, printing all the paperwork for each cat and having a folder ready for them with their history, talking to guests who come to see our kitties, donating food and supplies, answering phone calls from people with kitties in distress, and really just the endless list of what it takes to run a rescue.
Thank you all so much. Everyone brings something invaluable to the table and shares their bounty with us all. As we near our time of Thanksgiving please keep in mind how much good there is in the world and how much we are all benefitting from each other's love and caring. And the kitties make it possible for us to be involved with each other and them. Aren't they brilliant?
With great respect and regard, Susan