Helping Those That Need Homes, Human and Otherwise
I have a soft spot for animals that would be pets, like cats, that find themselves homeless. I know I can't save the world, but I do my best to control the cat population in my neighborhood. I adopted these three kittens that were brought to my porch to enjoy the food that their dad was enjoying on a regular basis. Now all four of them are fixed and living a life of kitty luxury. Fed and loved every day. They joined the two we already had.
I haven't seen but one other feral in the neighborhood since and he's fairly healthy looking, which makes me wonder if he's feral at all. But lately, I'd been seeing a new face. A long haired white kitty. It'll pop it's head out of the rain sewer the last week or so and then hide. Then a couple days ago, I saw it bolt out of my garage, which we keep cracked for a our outdoor guy. But last night, this poor little thing got over it's fear of me pretty quick. It bolted right past me and into my mudroom from the garage whenI opened the door. This is where we keep the cat food and I'm guessing the smell has been torturing this little buddy. It is skin and bones.
Of course, not knowing what it's state of health was, I literally had to sweep it away from the food bowls with a broom, and bring it a dish of food all it's own. My heart was breaking for this beautiful critter. It was literally starving. I was afraid to touch it because it was so frail.
Well, it ate last night and this morning and we've put alerts up in the area. We are fairly certain it's been an indoor kitty. Especially as friendly as it got last night. Haven't determined if it's been declawed. Believe me, I have too many thoughts running through my head about what my be this cat's story. None of them reflect well on humanity. I'm fairly certain it's not feral. I'm also fairly certain that if I can't find it a home, it's going to be a Cleland. At the very least, it won't be going hungry anymore and will be brought up to date on it's shots and be fixed in the event that it is a feral.