Paying It Forward: Feed The Kitties!
If you've been reading us for awhile you know we're animal lovers. We've been "found" by cats over the years and adopted a Chihuahua this year so we'd no longer be dogless :)
Well we've been "found" again by another mom cat and a trio of kittens. Two tabbies and a black/white mix, genders unknown! Our garage "kitty shelter" is already at capacity, so Liz is working with these outside cats to socialize and get them adoptable.
The local humane society, while quite good, is always at max capacity for cats, and the borderline feral ones like these have a "short stay" if you get our drift. And our local no-kill shelters are perpetually full. Unfortunately the human neglect of our furry friends by failing to spay/neuter just compounds the issue.
So our solution at this point? Well of course continue to look for people willing to adopt these cats, but also Liz has been working to socialize the outdoor kitties.
We've been feeding them regularly, and slowly but surely they're realizing we're not a threat to them. Not quite at the point to be picked up yet, but at least now they're allowing to be touched without immediately retreating under the deck!
And sometime soon, they'll be making a trip to the clinic for a quick "fix", so no more progeny from this little pride of cats.
Afterwards we'll continue to feed them & hopefully they whack some of the area mice, moles and voles in trade! Some sort of outside cat home for the cold months ahead is on our To do list unless we're able to find homes for them sooner.
So if you're local, and you'd like a cat, or know someone who would...you know who to call! And we'll pay for the spay/neuter if that makes it any easier! :)
A quote from our friend in North Carolina that captures the spirit and intent of these posts:
"I do not share my stories of paying it forward for recognition. I share them so that others might be inspired to do what they can, when they can, where they can. No more, no less." Tish Lloyd, North Carolina REALTOR®
Paying It Forward,
Liz and Bill aka BLiz