Saturday, January 8, 2011

Back to Cat Chat! Chanel and Versace....

Last September, these two beauties were abandoned at the back of our neighborhood. They were living in the storm drains for weeks :(. A kind neighbor alerted me about them, so I asked her to start putting food out nightly for them by one of the drain openings so that they wouldn't starve but also to keep them coming back to one place. They were terrified and would only appear after dark. We were able to trap Chanel on our first try, but Versace wasn't ready to fall for our tricks. Fortunately, a week later, he couldn't resist the temptation of McDonald's Chicken McNuggets. THANK goodness! I was so happy to have them both safe and sound in our house.

I took them to our vet to be snipped, vaccinated and combo tested. They had already been spayed and neutered (at least their former owner had done that!!). Then I contacted Good Mews in Atlanta to see if they had room for them. They were willing to take them, but they had a rough fall with numerous door dumps and returns and slow adoptions, so we fostered Chanel and Versace until this week. Adoptions picked up at Good Mews so they were able to take them on Thursday. My husband had meetings in Atlanta so he was able to transport them. We were both SO sad about saying goodbye and we felt awful for them since we know they thought they were staying with us. It would be so much easier if we could explain things to them!

Well, this story already has a WONDERFUL ending! One of the volunteers who was there when my husband was checking Chanel and Versace in, fell in love with them and is adopting them both tomorrow!!!! I spoke with her on the phone last night and she is fantastic! They are going to be SO loved and well cared for. I can't believe how quickly this happened and how lucky they are! It makes all the tears and worry WELL worth it!


Jennie said...

I cannot imagine how bittersweet fostering must be. What a beautiful story though, gives us hope that all animals could potentially be loved and find a home someday.

Thank you for all that you do.

Best wishes and high hopes,
Jennie and the Pretty Pekes

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

Mom has happy tears!
They are beautiful and we are so happy for them, too!
~ Noah

Kelly said...

what sweet darlings! i love the names...very appropriate! it's wonderful to hear such an uplifting story to start the year. god bless you and all others who work to ensure that every animal finds amazing love in his/her life!

Ronna said...

They are so adorable. You so such fantastic work...I always read your blog with a lump in my throat...and so thankful for good endings. Well done. Chanel and Versace are home!

The Creek Cats said...

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful! You and your hubby did such an awesome thing for these kitties! They are so very lucky and have a forever home!

Susan said...

how wonderful!!! a friend (Kelly - prior commenter I thinK) sent me the link to your blog and so I wanted to thank you - I didn't know about Good Mews - I have a rescue kitty that was abandoned in our neighborhood over Christmas I'm trying to find a home for - will call GM tomorrow... so glad for Versace and Chanel and hope their good fortune will spread to Nina!