No TNR pics today, but two little cuties were trapped on Nichols Street and will be going in for spay/neuter. Say a prayer for them when they are returned to the streets. There just aren't enough people willing, or able, to take in all these poor homeless creatures.
I had the honor of having a friend Cathy ride along with me. Cathy is used to these neighborhoods being a home health nurse years ago, and making visits on the elderly. It was nice to have her company. Thank you Cathy.
I pulled up to the Parsells #3 location, where all the red cats seem to be, and guess what I saw. Another beautiful baby tiny kitten, the same size as Harvey. My heart sank. I went around to the other side of the fence, and found it inside a shelter I have placed there, and inside it was. What did I do? I panicked. I could see its eyes were crusted over. It knew there was something out there, but could not find the opening of the shelter. My fear kicked in. Getting bit. I know its teeth are tiny, but I just have this fear I can’t get over. It got out, and ran. I was beyond heartbroken and upset. I decided to come back after my rounds. It wasn’t there. How sad is that. Little Harvey’s eyes are still not getting better. Vet trip #4.
Tonight I may go hear James Sheppard speak. James Sheppard is running for Mayor of Rochester. He is currently the Monroe County Legislator for the 23rd District and former Police Chief of Rochester. I have high hopes that maybe. if elected, this mayor might do some good for the homeless and abused animals in our community. He is speaking at the Browncroft Baptist Church at 420 North Winton Road tonight from 5:30-7. I hope some of you can join?
I was tagged on Facebook, quite a few times yesterday, from well-meaning people, about a cat on a street that I pass by each morning, that was either abused, or sick, or injured. I could not read the posts, nor look at the picture, because that is just the way it is for me. I’ve seen enough sadness every day of my life to last a lifetime, and with the Hurricane and all its victims, and the tolls it taking on humans and animals alike, sometimes I have to just NOT LOOK. For those of you familiar with this, remember I just did this with a cat on my route that I watched for weeks suffering, and was finally able to trap it with the help of others. This morning I drove up and down Webster Avenue looking for this poor creature, but saw nothing. I will say this, if you tag me, be prepared to go out and help also. Offer any help you can. I saw that this post had a lot of comments, but wasn’t sure if the exact location was given or if anyone offered to help trap it. I have traps. If anyone ever needs to use one, please let me know. I will do anything THAT I AM ABLE TO AT THE TIME to help ease the suffering of an animal. And unfortunately, we don’t have an animal control unit that will go out and find an injured animal. So I just said a small prayer that this animal is no longer suffering, and with its God.
That’s really it for now.
PS, Lulu is back on the market! Lets get Greeley, Gracie, and Sammy adopted also!
|GREELEY - IS she not beautiful, or what!|
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