Friday, April 2, 2010
No matter what else, cats are on my mind
Tonight as I prepare the house for Easter I have a heavy heart. A wonderful woman who runs the Ottawa Cat Rescue Network called me to see if I knew of anyone who might have a nursing, mother cat in the area. There are 5 tiny kittens without a mother and the desperate search is on. In my concern over the kittens I forgot to ask what had happened to the mother. All I know is she walked away from the kittens and did not return. I gather from that that she was a feral. The kittens are now at a vet office being hand-fed but this is only temporary and will be very costly for the rescue. All shelters in the area have been contacted and also some that are out of the area were called. One shelter had a mother but because these kittens are not in their jurisdiction they will not take the kittens. Have you ever heard of such a heartless thing? How can any shelter turn away 5 little wee kittens that need a mom to survive. I don't get it. The shelter would eventually adopt out these kittens and would profit from them. What could possibly stop them from helping?