|PATCHES (Patch for short!)|
I was only able to do this confidently knowing that someone, a few days ago on Facebook, offered to take him after his vetting today. I haven't heard from her yet, so I am praying she meant it. I will have to release him if I don't hear from her. :( I also determined that on top of being wounded, he has a severe upper respiratory infection. I will also have him leukemia tested. Poor boy. He is scared.
Cloe (Sevigny - Second Street) is going in for another look at the clinic today. Dr. Bender will determine if she will continue with her meds, or can go off them. I am told that her wounds look better since I saw her Sunday. She is being fostered along with the four baby kittens, which she doesn't much care for I am told! This poor girl has been through a lot!
Peaches went in to the vet yesterday. She had been drooling slightly from the mouth and nose and it was determined that she has an upper respiratory infection. After a shot of convenia, this morning she was SO much better. Spirited little girl she is.
As I pulled up to Third and Central this morning, a new black kitty I'd never seen RAN to me. Starving, obviously. I could tell from her saggy belly that she was a new mother. I wonder where her kittens are. It broke my heart.
And then on Pennsylvania and Second, for the past week or so there has been a gray and white cat hanging around, and gobbling the food after I step away. I was able to feel her this morning, they learn to trust, and she feels pregnant. I thought to myself, I can't grab her, I have nothing to put her in but the trap, and she won't go for that. I felt horrible leaving her there.
I have determined that after I place food and water down at the two shelters I have set up on Short Street for Whiskers, Buttons, and a few others, that an army of rats descend upon them. There is not a drop of food or water left when I arrive each morning. But you can always hear the rats. And occasionally find one dead on the sidewalk. I picture the movie BEN, with throngs of rats surrounding the plates.
Please consider foster or adoption for some of these babes on the street. Its such a good feeling knowing you have provided a better life for these animals, who have nothing.
Something to remember today - so make it a good day:
"Everyone you meet is fighting a battle
you know nothing about.