This is a sign I am going to make up today, and hammer into this tree pictured just below. This is Parsells Avenue, a street where there are more cats and kittens and injured animals than ANY of my other 17 locations that I drive to EVERY SINGLE MORNING and place food and water down, most have some shelters - this one does not. By the time I leave Parsells Avenue, I have fed nearly 20 cats. And those are the cats that I can see, and are waiting for me. Picture below, this is a mother cat and one of her kids that I had to leave behind. As I drove home this morning, I said out loud. Doesn't anyone care??? Most of the folks that live on this street could care LESS what their property looks like, or their house, or their porch, or could care for themselves, let alone the animals. But I am going to place this sign there, in handwritten words - DOESN'T ANYBODY CARE??? For all to see. Wake up people. This is serious. There are so many unneutered cats on this street, so many kittens. The mother cat below has a hematoma on her left ear. Baby doesn't look too healthy either.
But when I pulled up to these cats, momma and another baby just sat by these empty bowls. I was able to grab the tiny baby next to mama, and here she is now, in my bathroom, safe. She is about 6 mos. old, maybe?
This is the reason why fostering is SO IMPORTANT. We need more people to step up and say "I'll help." - just get kitty off the street." Together we will find a home eventually.
Now, I don't want people to think I was angry with my response, but I am frustrated, as already stated above. I need help. I can't do this alone. I must have finances for the clinic to spay and neuter, I must have food donated to me. I am out in the trenches 365 days a year, at 4 am. so that people don't see me, so that I am not harmed (this is the safest time of day).
Thank you for listening, and thank you for considering fostering and adoption. Please.
|PEACHES from Parsells - rescued just Monday morning!|
|Spayed the following morning!|
|Kittens available for adoption - rescued from Niagara Street two weeks ago|
|Momma Cat NORA - needs adoption!|
Then there is Skinny Minnie, WAS pregnant, rescued from Parsells! She needs adoption!
Benson, rescued from Baldwin and Parsells, he needs adoption!
Have a nice day.
"Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive."