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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 Simply to take a look at them?”- Me at 8 years outdated.

After all, we got here residence with two kittens. Life with two cats is the way it was alleged 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 have 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 evening 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 now not dwelling in a tiny NYC shoe field was convey residence a cat, Eloise. I shortly realized Eloise wanted a buddy and got here throughout this image of a tiny kitty wanting on the digital camera with the cutest little scowl on the Fortunate Canine web site. 48 hours later I used to be within the parking zone of Dogma Bakery taking Benny (“Magic”) residence! Whereas I didn’t understand it then, quick ahead somewhat greater than a 12 months and I’d have helped somewhat over 250 different cats make their approach residence from that little 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 principal shelter accomplice in Florence, SC twice now and it was actually wonderful to see the work being finished 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 have been simply in a small crate the week earlier than to a loving house is the most effective feeling.

There’s something actually particular about cat individuals. Whether or not it’s a member of our wonderful cat workforce who spends hours every week facilitating adoptions, or our devoted fosters who present the help wanted to transition from shelter to endlessly residence, or a volunteer in South Carolina making a mama cat comfy and fed as she cares for her infants, all the ecosystem round cat rescue is a singular and particular place.

So, the following time your 8 year-old simply desires 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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