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Operation Kitteh Rescue!

by Christa on May 27, 2011

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Finally a happy story!!  Yesterday my friend Amanda posted on her fb that one of her friends had found 4 kittens and was taking them to animal control to be put down if she couldn’t find a home for them by the end of the day.  Let’s all let that sink in for a minute. 

I’m sorry…that I’m not sorry… but it BREAKS MY HEART that people turn animals in “to be put down.”  Steph has already found all four of them homes – how hard was that?  She did it in about an hour.  Call a no kill shelter.  Ask around to see if friends would be willing to take them.  Chances are, you know someone who is a pet advocate at heart.  This post is not a tirade against this particular person – I’m so glad she brought these kitties to her home - but just offering other options if you’re reading this.  Meaning, if you’re friends with me and turn animals in to the city before calling me, we will no longer be friends.  Period.  Kill rates are SO HIGH, puppy mills are everywhere, people are willing to spend hundreds and even THOUSANDS of dollars on one dog when they could get one for next to nothing and save a furry life. Now these four kitties have loving homes, with lots of purrs and snuggles in their futures.

So this is what went down.  I saw the fb post (thanks Amanda!!), and immediately said not a problem, my sister will come get them and find them homes.  Texted Steph after the fact.  I know her.

Me: Any interest in finding homes for some kittens in Dallas?  They are taking them to the shelter to be put down if no home. :(   *Note – the kill rate for kitties at Dallas Animal Services was 79.8% the last fiscal year*
Steph: I’m on it!  How old?  Boys or girls?  Are they free?
Me: They are free, yes.  I think a mix.  I’ll get contact info.
Steph: K.  Just got one a home.  :)   I work fast!

That’s all it took.  How a-mazing is Steph?  It’s so wonderful to me that we are so different and yet parts of our hearts are so similar – we have such a soft spot for the manimals.  She spoke with the woman while she was at work, sat in rush hour traffic to get there in time, and ended up with a box full of fuzzy love. 

My cousin Chandler (left) ended up adopting one of the little yellow ones (thanks for letting her, Aunt Becky!).  She named her Scout.  Scout lives to see another day thanks to the combined efforts of many.  And that’s my sis on the right, just chillin out max, rescuin some kittehs, no big deal.   Aaaaand here’s Scout:

Have some free time and want some more love in your life?  Why not head down to your local shelter and rescue a doggie or kittie today, just in time for Memorial Day weekend?  Show off your new furry baby at your family BBQ! 

Don’t have any time but have some cash in your wallet?  Donate to the fund YesBiscuit! has set up to rescue pets from Memphis Animal Services here.

While you’re at it – read about the shit that goes down at Dallas Animal Services.  Hey, Dallas friends – is this the public service you pay for?  Speak up about the cruelty!

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Carly May 27, 2011 at 9:22 am

I’m totally baffled by this person who was going to take 4 small kittens in to be put down without making any effort to find them homes. Makes me sick actually…

Thank God for people like you & your sister!!!

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Christa May 27, 2011 at 9:30 am

Aw, thanks for the kind words Carly. It makes me ill too. And heartbroken. But I have hope….

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terra May 30, 2011 at 6:47 am

Yay for saving bitty baby cats!!

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