We have had quite a week. We were hoping kitten season would be winding down as our vet bills are getting very high. Then we had some “situations.”
First, we had Opie. Opie is about a 4-6 month old kitten who hopped a ride underneath in someone's truck somewhere along the line during several stops. When the truck reached home, out fell a dirty, disheveled and singed little guy. Miraculously, he seems OK. He is also described as incredibly sweet and lovable.
Next, TWO boxes of kittens and cats came to us, all in bad shape, half suffocated, filthy, and chock full of fleas. So full of fleas that the water ran red with blood from flea bites when they were bathed.
One kitten, Minnow, was thought to have died, but came to. They seem to be doing well at this point.
Another situation is very sad. As you may know, once an ICS cat, always an ICS cat if they need us. This week, 4 did because their beloved adopter passed away, so back to the shelter they came. Pictured is Fireball, who was once a Sweetheart candidate. All 4 are mourning the loss of their friend and their home.
This was just one week! One week when we were already worrying about paying down the vet bills. The returned cats are older, and the young ones have been through a lot. They will need vet care and thorough examinations. So, we're asking anybody who can spare any amount to please help out with a donation. Sharing this message is also helpful, as is spreading the word that all of these new guys need homes badly, as do the cats we already have. We are all very grateful for your support.
Your contribution of $1,000.00 will help make our Shelter a better place for everyone.