12/13/17 – Please don’t forget that all donations, up to $2,000, made between now and Christmas will be matched by our generous 4p1h supporter. It’s only with your support that can we continue to make a difference in the lives of so many.
This is Simon. This past Monday night during a blizzard and below freezing temperatures, I received the following message:
“My mothers roommate found a kitten a couple months ago on the side of the road. It’s back legs have not worked well and he has difficulty getting in the litter box. About a month ago her roommate threw the cat outside in the cold. My mom went out and brought it back inside and brought it into her room and started to care for it. Yesterday my mother was in a rush to get to work and when she locked her room’s door, she thought she had the cat inside the room. Apparently, he had gotten out of the room right before she locked her door. While my mom was at work her roommate said the kitten peed on the carpet and she threw the kitten outside in the cold for 3 hours before my cousin came by and was told what happened. He made them bring the cat in but all they did was put him in a carrier, and didn’t dry him off or warm him up. My mom was irate when she got home and a large argument ensued. They will no longer allow her to keep him as she is just renting a room in the home and her roommates father owns the home. Would you be able to take him, or know of any other organizations that could as she is afraid to bring it to the humane society as he’d most likely be put down. I don’t live with my mom and I gave her a ride to work today. That’s when she told me about the ordeal. She was going to have to take it to the humane society tomorrow so I figured i’d look around first for an organization that might take him as he is super super sweet and just sits in my moms lap and purrs most of the time. Thank you.”
Well, although I informed the son that we are not a rescue, I couldn’t turn my back. The thought of a kitten, unable to walk properly, being thrown out in the snow and cold was more than I could handle. I contacted our phenomenal rescue friend, Jo Addington, and, without missing a beat, she told me that if the cat could be transported, she would take in the kitten. Within a few hours, the kitten was saved and brought to Jo’s loving arms. Jo said that the kitten just wanted to lay on her lap and purred the entire time. He definitely may have a neurological issue because he does just drag his back legs although he works hard to use the litter box. Can you imagine a sweet kitten unable to easily move around being thrown out in the snow and cold???? As always, we are now committed to Simon and he will see a vet asap and we will take it from there and let all of you know what the doctor says. ~ diana