Hope, the kitty that no one thought would survive
In early April 2012, this little girl found herself lost, pregnant and in a high kill shelter. She is just one of the many nameless cats that never make it out of rural high kill shelters.
There was just something about this double-pawed kitty that caught my attention. I simply could not leave her there knowing what little chance she had of making it out alive. I called the shelter and offered to adopt her and they said that because she was pregnant, she could only go to a rescue.
I then called several rescues begging someone to just pull this kitty for me; I would find transport and foster her and her babies. I heard the same thing over and over. No one could help me.
Somehow, I found Anita who didn’t hesitate to help me out!!
In just a couple of weeks from the time I had first seen this little cat’s picture, and when I found Anita, the little double pawed kitty had become so sick at the shelter that she gave birth to her kittens who all died. By the time she got to me she was extremely emaciated and had the worst upper respiratory infection that my vet had ever seen.
Her little body was so weak and so sick that no one at the vets office thought she would survive. I took her home, syringe fed her, and brought her to the vets everyday for fluids though I didn’t think she had a chance. This little kitty was a fighter and she knew for the first time she had someone who cared about her and she did survive.
Hope now has a home where she is loved; with myself and my family -- my husband and all of our cats and dogs!
If Anita had not been there to help me, this little kitty would have died at that shelter. They did not have have the resources, the medicine or the people to care for her.
We named her Hope, because this kitty came back from near death, and with the help of caring people she is proof there is hope out there for other homeless, nameless animals at the shelters.
Thank you Anita for saying yes to giving this kitty and so many others the HOPE they desperately need.
This is how I became involved with animal rescue work. Since saving Hope, I now foster other dogs and cats when I am not volunteering at the adoption events.