One of my human’s favorite storiesÂ â€” and I think it is pretty cool tooÂ â€” is the one about the boy walking along the beach, picking up starfish and throwing them back into the water. When a grown-up told him that he could not save all the starfish, and his efforts would not make any difference, the boy picked up another starfish and as he tossed it into the sea, he said, “It made a difference to that one.” When you make the effort to Be the Change for Animals, it does not have to a sweeping, all-encompassing gesture. In fact, trying to do something too big can intimidate you into non-action. Sometimes it is better to work on saving one cat. Not only will it make a big difference in that cat’s life, it will strengthen your resolve to help the next cat that comes your way.
So in that spirit I am going to talk about one cat today, in the hopes that someone out there can be the change in his life. It is quite possible he is related to my blogging friend Selina because he is located at the same Greenville, SC area country club, near the dumpster and golf cart house, where she was found. This guy, along with several other cats, is part of a small colony a nice human has been tending to for quite a long time now.
This handsome black kitty is maybe a year old, and he is actually pretty friendlyÂ â€” in fact, his caretaker can pick him up and hold him. He has even given him a temporary nameÂ â€” Gomez. It should be pretty easy to socialize him so he can be adopted. Which leads me to his dilemma. He needs a home to go to before his caretaker can take him in and start working with him. And this situation is getting urgent because the country club is beginning to tire of having a feral colony on their property.
So is there someone out there who can give Gomez a helping hand? If you think you can do something to help, please leave a comment on Selina’s original blog post. And please spread the word through your social media channels, especially if you know people around the Greenville, SC area. You never know when you will be the link that gets a kitty rescued.
Come to think of it, is there a kitty in your area who could use a little help finding a home? There are a lot of homeless cats out there… maybe as many as there are starfish stranded on the beach.