I told a Portland rescue friend about it, and when she expressed shock at such numbers, I asked if she had any room, if I found kitten ads on craigslist that owners would relinquish. At least then, they get fixed and vet check ups prior to adoption. And they are out of the over run in cats Linn County. So then maybe someone looking to adopt, will do so from a shelter or rescue.
She said "sure", that she could handle about 6.
I called or e-mailed about six ads. Got responses from just two, which is about the norm. The second response I got was a text telling me all their kittens had gone to homes and the mother of the kittens was getting fixed this Thursday, which made me happy!
The first response was an enthusiastic "yes". She needed help. She has a dog with puppies, plus her own cat, and she'd taken in a cat from someone moving who couldn't take her. Then she had two kittens from some barn, south of Albany, way out, she couldn't recall where. She took those two girl kittens in because the barn owner was making threats about what would happen with them if they weren't gone a.s.a.p. She has a soft heart.
But they couldn't handle the kittens, the cats, the dogs and the puppies.
So I picked up the lovely adult female, who is herself under a year. And the two girl kittens. They are so lovely and laid back and acted, last night in my bathroom, like they'd always lived there. Adaptable cats!
This morning I met my rescue buddy at the Portland vet clinic she uses and handed the girls over. They're lucky. I call this "an assist", since the only cost to The Happy Cat Club was in the Advantage I applied last night to all three and the gas to drive them up to Portland. But it does help out the cat situation in Albany a tiny bit and certainly helps out that family and the 3 cats involved.
|Lola, the young adult Siamese girl.|
|Marly, a 10 to 12 week old female kitten, who is very lovely. This picture doesn't do her justice.|
|Marly's sister, Stash!|
Update: the three girls tested negative, but were covered in fleas, dead by then, had worms and earmites. All taken care of now. So happy they got vet care immediately!
It was a short outing, got me out of the house and I felt productive for once.