Thursday, June 25, 2009

Stockyard kittens update....and a road trip to Atlanta!

One thing is for 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!


Jill said...

Sniff... & Hooray! I'm so sorry you lost 2 of your precious kitties. May they rest in peace in Kitty Heaven. And I couldn't be happier for the other 2 that will be loved in your care & the 3 going to their new Atlanta home! LOVE happy endings! You were overdue for one! Happy travels tomorrow ~ Jill

Pepi said...

Hay pobrecitos,espero que se recuperen pronto y encuentren una casa para vivĂ­r.......Un saludo.

The Creek Cats said...

Bless heart! So sorry to hear about the two that had to be put down. It's so sad, but you're right, you just gotta focus on the remaining two. How could someone dump them, it's really sickening! Bless you for taking them in and doing all you can to help them. The newborn kitten we lost this week had to be put down due to an infection it contracted in it's leg. The mom cat left them in a big mess and the placenta or umbilical got wrapped around its leg and cut off the circulation for hours. It was too much for it's little body to handle. I am reporting good news on the remaining kittens tomorrow, so check in.

So glad for your good news, that is just so fabulous and heartwarming. Makes it all worth it, doesn't it?

Purrs for a safe road trip!

Can't wait to see your new creations! Definitely aren't enough hours in a day!

Ann said...

you make the world a better place. Rosie is surely saying"hey,mommy,i'm proud of you..and i'll be with you on the drive to Atlanta..and enjoy the ride home with you".
we need more people like you out in the world!! bad juju on whoever left those darlings like that!

Diane Duda said...

Sorry about the 2 little kitties, but what a wonderful ending for the others. They look so sweet!!!
What a good person you are! and a great artist to boot!!!


Brandi McKenna said...

Thank you for stepping up and giving the time and energy it takes to save animals...wonderful.

Jenny Carter said...

Oh that is so sad. Poor little ones. They are so blessed to have you! I just want to cry! Thanks for being a an angel.

Anonymous said...

What a heartbreaking and yet heartwarming post - thank goodness for people like you who do so much good out there.
I am very sad about the 2 kittens who died - it is so awful. But thank goodness 2 remain and can enjoy their lives.

What wonderful news about the 3 other kittens and their new daddy - we love a happy ending.

Milo and Alfie's Mom

Snugglebug Blessings said...

You are an angel to take the time and effort to save these wonderful little kitties. So very sorry about the 2 but it is wonderful that the others have survived. Good luck on catching momma kitty. God bless.