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Sharon Whitehurst: Most of feline companions are rescue cats
I trust there may be a special corner of heaven for animal care-givers. - SHARON WHITEHURST
Comments re photo 46492 Newly formed CAT organization in rescue of Hope McTaco
By Sharon Whitehurst
For many years our feline companions have been 'rescue' cats. Several of them came to live with us when friends, knowing we are cat lovers, called in desperation, knowing of a cat or kittens who needed a home.
My beloved Teasel literally appeared on the doorstep as a tiny kitten.
Willis, known to CM readers, was lurking near our neighbor's place and rode home on Jim's 4-wheeler.
The summer of 2011 saw us baiting the Hav-a-Hart to contain two terrified tabby kittens who were lurking in the woodshed. That rescue was 50% successful as we could never tame the male kitten.
Early this August as Jim was watering the garden one evening, he heard a car stop briefly down the road. Moments later 3 incredibly dirty, bone-thin kittens waded through the pasture grass to tug at our pant legs - and at our hearts. The kittens, three small boys, are people-lovers - obviously not wildlings.
They are still here--clean now, named, and well fed, but with the need for neutering and shots looming--no small expense on a retirement budget.
In protesting the abandonment and neglect of animals, we are usually 'preaching to the choir."
Most of us who applaud the rescue of the kitten from the storm drain are caring people.
We've long been taking up the slack, picking up the pieces from those who don't feel responsibility toward animals, those who aren't going to be persuaded that dropping cats or dogs on the roadside is cruelty.
I trust there may be a special corner of heaven for animal care-givers. - Sharon Whitehurst
This story was posted on 2012-08-31 11:45:11
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