Dedicated and determined cat lovers took in cats off the street, sick felines that needed medical care, kittens that required bottle feedings every two hours around the clock. Their plan was to establish a shelter, where they would provide for homeless kitties and have a place for potential adopters to visit.
|Photo credit: Purr Photography
The cats came in, relentlessly; the need was so great. The permits needed to open the shelter to the public did not come through. According to town officials there were building code violations; the founders of the rescue believe the officials had no interest in allowing a shelter. A deadline was set, with ominous fines looming. What was to be done? What would happen to all these cats that had already lived their own nightmares played out on the mean, cold streets? How could this happen?
Purrs From the Heart was established by a couple who were willing to give all of their time, attention…everything they had to providing for homeless cats, and for finding them loving homes. It was not to be at this time, in this town, though. Their plea for help did not go unanswered. Almost Home Foundation extended open arms, offering to provide foster homes and eventual placement for many of these cats. At least for these, the future would be secure.
It’s easy to see, when you look at the photos, that these cats were well cared-for. They’re vibrant, healthy, beautiful cats. It’s a horrible shame that events occurred as they did, negating the painstaking efforts Sherry and Brian Przybylski took to arrange for the shelter. But they have plans to try again, in a different town. The cats that had been lovingly attended to while under their care will now be just as loved and cared for. Hopefully they keep in mind all that they did do for these cats. Hopefully they will be free to pursue their dedicated life’s mission successfully in the near future.
The cats will be fine. They are in good hands with a second rescue organization now, one that has the capacity to ensure safety and security for them. And now that they’ve been rescued a second time, they are only waiting for homes of their own.
Source: Almost Home Foundation blog