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My Journey Into Rescue — For the Love of Cats

I all the time had cats (and a canine!) rising up. I made additional money because the neighborhood cat sitter. I “rescued” the litter of kittens that have been born in my neighbor’s shed once I was 10. My highschool job was cleansing kennels and strolling canine at a close-by veterinary clinic. All this to say, animal rescue has all the time been at the back of my thoughts. I grew up, adopted 2 kittens of my very own from an area rescue in Michigan and ultimately moved with my household to Washington, DC. 5 years in the past I misplaced a type of two kittens to most cancers. 4 years in the past I adopted a pet via Fortunate Canine, which was my first expertise with this group. Final yr, I misplaced my second cat, this time to renal illness.

I spotted in a short time that I couldn’t dwell and not using a cat and reached out to Fortunate Canine once more. I adopted my present resident cat OTA (Off Transport Adoption). This ended up being fairly the expertise as he got here off the transport truck fairly unwell. The volunteers on the Cat Staff at Fortunate Canine have been phenomenal. They offered superb assist and helped me navigate caring for a kitten affected by all the everyday illnesses of a shelter animal.

As soon as issues settled down, I spotted I needed to make use of what I had realized and assist different cats transition from the shelter to their without end residence! In June of 2021 I received my first 2 foster kittens. Over the previous 7 months, I’ve fostered over 40 cats and kittens. Doing this work has been very rewarding. Clearly, serving to to avoid wasting the lives of cats who would in any other case be euthanized is superb, however so is assembly individuals who will love these cats after they depart my residence.

Working with the superb Fortunate Canine Cat Staff and different cat fosters has been a shiny spot because the pandemic continues to impression our every day lives. I not too long ago stepped up my involvement and have been working to develop Fortunate Canine’s cat foster base by offering fosters with the group assist and assets they should take care of the various cats who come off transports each week. Thanks to everybody within the Fortunate Canine volunteer group! You are one of the best!

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