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They say that when the weather cools down kitten season should slowly come to an end. That may be true in some areas but certainly not in Southern California. As kittens stream into our local shelter daily the adult cats languish in small cages in hopes of finding a home.
In the first harrowing hours of the crisis, Surfcat Rescue & Adoptions (formerly Surfcat Cafe & Adoptions) was contacted by Alley Cat Allies, headquartered in Maryland. They awarded Surfcat a $5000.00 grant to help rescue, recover, and reunite cats affected by the Thomas Fire– those three “R’s” became Surfcat’s mantra and mission.
We live in California. Here, wildfires are a fact of life; so much so that handy (and somewhat grim, despite the fun name) sites like whereiscaliforniaonfire.com exist! They are out there just to show folks where wildfires are running rampant all across the state–and they always are.
So here we are in 2018 bidding a tragic farewell to 2017 as I so fondly call “the year from hell”. I received an email from someone I had met earlier in the year at CatCon.
Today was an emotional day. We got to say farewell to Bobble (Now Walter for his cute little “waltz”) and wish him well in his forever home. I say forever because his new mom and dad are amazing animal advocates for all creatures big and small.
On my Thursday shelter visit I came upon the sweetest little guy in the Vet’s office. He was purring and rubbing his head against the inside of his very small cage. “What’s up with this little cutie?”, I asked.