This was going to be a Wordless Wednesday post, with the images to tell the story. But there’s a little more I’d like you to know about. And I think it’ll bring a smile to your face, which – let’s face it – we all could use by midweek. Mocha’s journey tells more than the rescue and adoption of a homeless cat.
|At the shelter|
|Image Credit: Deanne Blenkle, @southpawkitty|
Almost Home Foundation, like rescues everywhere, receives emails and calls from all over DAILY, asking for help. They are always heartfelt pleas with the most unthinkable fate of the animals unless they’re taken. This one came from downstate on March 4th:
“I was wondering if you would consider pulling animals from this facility. I am the rescue coordinator and up till about a month ago this facility was nearly 100 percent kill. We need help and the cats are in the most danger at the moment we currently have 8 and a waiting list. They will not have one day past stray hold. Please consider pulling an animal from us transport can be arranged. Thank you for our time. Tabitha Marz”
Deanne, AHF cat coordinator, read the email and looked at the photo. She couldn’t say no to this one. (Honestly, how do you ever say no to any of them? Can’t say I envy her position!)
“She (Tabitha) changed things by networking! That original email broke my heart, so we took cats from them. They all found homes so we took more… ” Deanne Blenkle
Mocha was on her freedom ride.
And as we now know, in a matter of only a few whirlwind days, Mocha went from death row to a forever home of her own. So simple, right?
|Photo credit: Purr Photography|
For one moment, think of all the people involved, from the high-kill shelter and Tabitha, the transport, the vet’s office, AHF volunteers….into the arms of the most important person of all, the ADOPTER.
Volunteering makes a difference. Networking works. Adopting saves lives. Ask Mocha.
Congratulations and Happy Ever-After, Mocha! xx