One thing is for sure...pet rescue is full of happy endings and tragic endings. Such is life, I guess. I am sad to report that 2 of the 4 kittens we rescued at the stockyards on Tuesday night had to be euthanized yesterday. It broke my heart, and I still keep thinking about them, but I am trying to focus on the remaining two. I am just grateful that none of them had to suffer alone where they were any longer. When I fed the stockyard colony last night, a new adult cat appeared and it all made sense. She is clearly the mom of the 4 kittens. Someone obviously dumped the whole family out there. I just can't believe that any human let them get them get in the horrible state they were in and THEN abandoned them in a dangerous place like that. AND, of course, if that mom doesn't get spayed, it will just happen all over again. I am going to do my best to trap her and take care of it.
One of the 2 surviving kittens will be blind in one eye, but she doesn't mind at all! She is absolutely precious. A tiny 14 oz. ball of sweetness and love. Her happy spirit is amazing considering what she has been through. The other kitten fared the best. He has a runny nose and eyes but no permanent damage has occurred. They are both on antibiotics and eye ointment. They were literally starving to death too. I just can't wait to see them blossom and enjoy a safe, happy life from here on out!! I want to share "before" photos of them so that eventually i can show you "after" photos.
Now for some GOOD news!!!! I am driving Ozzie, Olivia and Odette to Atlanta tomorrow. The Good Mews Animal Foundation is taking them into their fabulous no kill, cage free shelter. As some of you know, i used to volunteer with this group when I lived in Atlanta, and they are still kind enough to help with my rescue kittens and cats when they can. The even better news is that they already have a new dad waiting for them! A wonderful man who adopted 3 cats from Good Mews 17 years ago has lost all of them over the past few years...the last one passed on Friday. He is ready for 15-20 more years with 3 new furkids, and he fell in love with the photos and descriptions of my 3 cuties. I am THRILLED to know that they will stay together and be loved forever!!!!! I definitely needed this purrfect ending :).
I will share some new art next week!! I have 5 new Halloween munchkins completed and 3 Christmas SnipPets almost done. I just wish there were more hours in the day!
Have a great weekend, everyone!