(You can tell when I have a day off and try to play catch up!)
I just want to share a few things with you...again! To demonstrate how much help we get that we may or may not be cognizant of.
First Gloria Toft. Gloria was a long time foster for Lolly who started P.A.A.L.S. They took the first 2 kittens I rescued, back in 2010, into foster for me and then Lolly died shortly after. The person who fostered them, Gail, is currently fostering for us again. But Gloria had stepped back from fostering until she said she might foster again and got the kittens from Hades! Leah, Levi and Ali, who unbeknownst to us had RINGWORM! The word that strikes terror in the hearts of rescues everywhere! But, like the trooper she is, Gloria stayed with them until they were done with the ringworm and ready to come to the Shack. If anyone doesn't know what this entails read up on it. It is mind numbingly, exhausting, continuous work with mountains of laundry and medicating while all the time trying to avoid getting it yourself. If you would have seen what they looked like, and I did, you wouldn't have believed it would be possible. So we thank Gloria, for she basically saved their lives. Every single one of them would be gone now if she hadn't stubbornly dedicated herself to saving them. An angel for sure.
And speaking of ringworm, we had a woman bring a kitten in that she found in the road last Tues. It is between 4 and 5 weeks old. We took it to Dr. Baxter at MileHi after she said she would foster it. He is riddled with ringworm and has URI. She is keeping it in isolation at MileHi until the ringworm has subsided but he is eating and recovering nicely. A huge favor for her to do for us. And when a woman who was waiting to see the vet heard the story, she donated 50.00 to us thru MileHi to care for the kitten. Another 2 angels plus the rescuer.
Then last Saturday a woman contacted me about a little kitten found after the big storm. She was distraught and brought the little orange tabby by NOAH. I said we would take him as he obviously needed fostering. Then the rescuer handed me a check for 200.00 for taking him and Julie, a NOAH volunteer, offered to foster him. 2 more angels.
And, we are losing our Sunday Angel, Ivy Broiles, who is leaving to go to college. Many of you may not have known that Ivy came to the Catty Shack every Sunday, a day when no one else came in, and spent time with all the kitties so they didn't have to spend the day alone. It eased my mind so much to know that the cats and kittens weren't left to their own devices all day by themselves. We will miss Ivy, our Sunday Angel, but wish her the very best as she moves out into the world to pursue her education.
We are so fortunate and blessed to have so much support, concern, compassion and caring. I thought you ought to know what goes on behind the scenes at the Catty Shack.
Susan and the kitties