I was going to announce the winner to my contest today, but something has come up that’s more important: a life is at stake. Koko is the victim of cruelty and false accusations, and through no fault of her own, she has been left to die at Henry County Animal Control in Georgia, the same place that Arizona/ Freya was rescued from a few weeks ago. And like Freya, I found out about her from my human friend, Robin Olson of Covered in Cat Hair. If you click on the link, you will find out a lot about Koko’s dilemma, but Robin was so furious that there is quite a bit of profanity in her post. So if you have sensitive eyes, be warned!
I am angry too, but I will try to tell the story calmly. The humans Koko was living with stuffed her in a carrier and dumped her on the doorstep of a vet clinic — that was closed. In other words, this kitty was left in the summer heat for a whole day before she was discovered! And when she was found, the clinic called animal control and had her taken away. Inside the carrier, along with Koko were a series of notes. I will just show the first one; if you want to see the rest, you can go to Robin’s blog post. This note supposedly was written by Koko herself, but it is clearly a forgery!
There are a lot of clues to prove this letter was forged in Koko’s name, but the most important is that Betsy, the nice woman who tries to help kitties at Henry County Animal Control, reports that Koko’s litter box habits are impeccable! If Koko was having issues with her two feline roommates, the humans who dumped her apparently did not make much of an effort to solve the problem — other than getting rid of Koko in the cruelest way possible. This letter is dripping with phoniness.
The bottom line is that the humans who Koko originally lived with decided she was too much trouble and callously got rid of her. Now she is stuck in this high kill shelter, where ordinary brown tabby adults like her almost never get adopted. She mostly likely will be put to death, along with other innocent kitties whose only real issue was sharing a home with humans who did not understand the responsibility of pet ownership…
Unless you step up and help! There are donors who are willing to get Koko out — but only if there is a rescue or an adopter available. Robin can’t do it because she has nowhere for Koko to go. I know, however, that if we spread the word far enough, there is someone out there who can and will step forward to give Koko a new home! Can we please make another miracle happen for a kitty who was unfairly framed?
Below is the info for Koko and Henry County Animal Control — help her!
PLEASE REFER TO THIS ID# 8/16-3406 when contacting HCC&C.
We are very rescue friendly and are more than happy to work with any rescue group as long as the group has a valid Georgia Department of Agriculture license! Any rescue group, whether in or out of state, that takes pets from Georgia shelters, is required, by Georgia law, to have a rescue license issued by the Georgia Department of Agriculture’s Animal Protection Division. Having tax exempt status is not the same as a license. For more information on obtaining a license, please call (404) 656-4914.
Henry County Animal Care and Control
527 Hampton Street
McDonough, Georgia 30253
Monday-Friday: 9 am-4:30 pm
Saturday: 9 am-1 pm
County Observed Holidays: Closed
The shelter is located at 527 Hampton Street in McDonough. We are located south of Atlanta off I-75. Take exit 218 and head east on 20/81 toward McDonough. Our address is 527 Hwy 20/81 East.
For all other information regarding ordinances, county codes, and other functions of Henry County Animal Care and Control please visit www.hcacc.org
Please blog and Tweet about Koko — get the word out! Better yet, look into adopting her!