If you work for them! I think it took nearly the whole internet to rescue this kitty from a high-kill shelter in Georgia!
But here she is, safe and sound at the home of Bobbie from the Cats ~ Goats ~ Quotes blog, and getting ready for the next leg of her trip to her forever home in Arkansas.
We did not think she was going to make it. Robin, who originally wrote about her on her blog, Covered in Cat Hair, really did not believe she was going to be saved, but posted about her on the off chance that word would get out to someone who could help. When I saw Robin’s blog post, I decided that this kitty had to live, so I linked to Robin’s blog post from my Facebook page the next day (Monday June 28). I also wrote a blog post about her and put the word out to KC at the Cat Blogosphere. By Tuesday the word had spread like mad. Humans and cats were posting on their blogs and Facebook pages, re-Tweeting, posting on forums, emailing and doing anything they could to save the life of this one cat in need. A few of us, including Dorian of Your Daily Cute, got really passionate about it.
Throughout the day, there were a lot of potential leads, but nothing definite. People would tentatively step up, then back out. Bobbie told Dorian that she was close enough to pick up the kitty, but she couldn’t keep her (Bobbie already has 10 cats!). As Tuesday wound down, leaving just one more day to save the kitty, my human (ever the pessimist) was beginning to think that the buzz all over the internet was just random noise, and that there was no one who could or would take real action. But then, the miracle happened! All the reposting reached a couple of people involved with a Little Rock, AR group called Feline Rescue and Rehome (FuRR). The kitty reminded one of the volunteers of a beautiful black cat he had lost, and a member of the organization’s board began working out arrangements to get the kitty moved from Georgia to Arkansas. On Wednesday, Bobbie was able to pick up the kitty (temporarily named Arizona), and have a couple of vets check her out. The kitty spent the night with Bobbie, and Susan from FuRR is finalizing the details of getting her to her new home.
But it gets better! Carolyn of ALL C.A.T.S. found out about the kitty’s plight through Jan of Jan’s Funny Farm, and even though she has been sick, she wanted to help. When she discovered that the cat had been adopted, she offered to save a white kitty who would otherwise have died. And that’s not all — a helpful/ hopeful worker at Henry County Animal Control (where the kitty was) told Robin she could pull some kittens off of death row if the funds were available… so the story continues.
The lesson? Expect a miracle — but keep plugging away while you’re waiting for it to happen!