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My Journey Into Rescue — Can I Go See The Cats In Petco?

“Mother, can we go see the cats in Petco? Simply to take a look at them?”- Me at 8 years previous.

In fact, we got here house with two kittens. Life with two cats is the way it was speculated to be. I had misplaced the final member of my childhood kitty duo a couple of months prior, and issues simply weren’t the identical. I feel we had been all lacking life with out the morning meows for meals and pets, the comedy of nightly zoomies, and the satisfaction of being the chosen lap whereas watching “Survivor” on Friday night time with the household (and had forgotten the periodic “items” of lifeless mice and rats in the lounge).

Naturally, the very first thing I did as an grownup as soon as I used to be not dwelling in a tiny NYC shoe field was carry house a cat, Eloise. I rapidly realized Eloise wanted a good friend and got here throughout this image of a tiny kitty wanting on the digicam with the cutest little scowl on the Fortunate Canine web site. 48 hours later I used to be within the car parking zone of Dogma Bakery taking Benny (“Magic”) house! Whereas I didn’t understand it then, quick ahead a little bit greater than a yr and I’d have helped a little bit over 250 different cats make their manner house from that little car parking zone in Arlington.

Working with Fortunate Canine has been such a rewarding expertise in so some ways. I had the chance to go to our important shelter associate in Florence, SC twice now and it was actually superb to see the work being performed to save lots of so many cats and canine. Whereas it may be unhappy and overwhelming to see so many animals in want, matching cats who had been simply in a small crate the week earlier than to a loving house is the very best feeling.

There’s something actually particular about cat folks. Whether or not it’s a member of our superb cat staff who spends hours every week facilitating adoptions, or our devoted fosters who present the assist wanted to transition from shelter to eternally house, or a volunteer in South Carolina making a mama cat comfy and fed as she cares for her infants, the complete ecosystem round cat rescue is a novel and particular place.

So, the subsequent time your 8 year-old simply needs to take a look at the cats at PetSmart simply say sure! And, if you wish to save lives with us, please join HERE.

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