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Late last week Bruce and I drove to Cupertino so I could drop him off at work before Fynn and I headed to the San Francisco Zoo. As we came off the exit I saw something. “There’s a kitten!” I screamed. I didn’t know if it was alive or not, but as Bruce slowed for the stoplight, I opened the passenger door, jumped out and yelled back, “I’m going to get it.”
I hurriedly walked down the exit, but then slowed, worried the tiny black kitten, huddled on the side of the road, would get scared and run into traffic. But it didn’t move. I thought it may be dead, but as I softly touched his little head it stirred and gave a small meow. I wrapped my cardigan around its little body, gently scooped it up and walked back to the stoplight. Bruce pulled up a few seconds later and we headed to the nearest vet hospital.
I’ve written a couple posts about my first foster experience that began on Cinco de Mayo when we brought home Lady, the little gal pictured above. I haven’t shared an update lately because we’re in a kind of foster limbo. I’ve had Lady for so long in part because she was heartworm positive when she was rescued. I offered to see Lady through her heartworm treatment, a 2-3 month long process consisting of a strict schedule of shots, steroids and other medications. She’s been at high risk of serious side effects but she’s almost never seemed sick to me. She’s a survivor. The plan was that when she finished treatment, it’d be time to find her a home. But she’s still in my home.
I haven’t thought about getting my ears pierced since high school, but hot damn does this multi stud piercing make me want to update my lobes. This feline friendly piercing was done by Crystal for Art for Animals, a campaign by Marc’s Tattooing and Body Piercing in Pennsylvania.
During the month of August if you go to the parlor to get a pet-related tattoo a portion of the artist’s fee will be donated to one of four animal non-profits (Sweet Bark Pitbull Rescue, Valley Cat Rescue, SPCA of Luzerne County, and Pinups for Pitbulls). Bring in some pet food or animal supplies and you get $10 off your piercing.
I love that this customer not only brought in some supplies, but got a piercing that’s pet-related as well. Must. Hold. Myself. Back.
In February of this year, the ASPCA assisted the Madison County Animal Control and Madison County Sheriff’s Office in a massive rescue mission at Caboodle Ranch in Lee, Florida, a place that called itself a sanctuary for unwanted felines. In reality, the Ranch was very much overwhelmed and nearly 700 cats were living on the ranch in a state of severe neglect. There was no program in place for spay/neuter at the ranch. After a year-long investigation by local authorities, the ASPCA and Animal Control deployed to the ranch to save as many of the cats as they could. Now, many of those cats are finally ready for their forever homes.