Monday, July 23, 2012
From our Friends at the Humane Society
Dear Itty Bitty Kitty Committee Community:
How can we begin to tell you how amazing you are?! Your compassion and generosity has filled us with awe, and has been an inspiration to all the volunteers, staff, adopters, visitors… everyone!
You can’t imagine what it means to have funding that is just for cats – to give them what they need to find a loving home. It is big. We know that cats need special treatment if they are to thrive, and find homes. They need to be housed in small numbers, in large enclosures. They need thick beds, a place to hide, and a place to perch. They need natural light, good food, affection, and respect. They need to be taken to businesses and pet supply stores, where they can snare innocent shoppers with their charm. If they are very young, they need to be nurtured in a foster home. If they are very old, they need blood work, dental cleaning, and special care. If they are injured, they need treatment or surgery. And because of you, they can get what they need.
At this very moment:
Five week old Stash is in the Kitten Room, gobbling canned food. Purchased by you.
Ten year old Zoe is eating dry food – because she can. Her teeth were cleaned and an infected molar removed. She feels great now. Because of you.
Tony is splayed on the ledge of his cage, flipping his tail lazily and purring. You provided that cage. In Butterbean Quarantine,
Wally is tilting his face toward the skylight, waiting to be taken to PetSmart, where he will find the perfect owner. You built that room. You are providing the transportation.
The Petunia Louise Community Cat Room is being cleaned, because all those cats were adopted on Saturday. Six more are waiting to enter. You created that space.
There is no better feeling than seeing a frightened, hungry, stressed cat start to relax, and purr, and ask to be petted. And then leave the shelter with a loving new owner.
Your generosity makes that happen.
You see the magic that Laurie works with her foster kittens. And here at the shelter, hundreds more are helped every day. Because of you.
So thank you! Even though it isn’t adequate. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
- The staff and volunteers at the Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County