Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Black and White Rescues

Do you recognize this photo?


This is a female black cat from Henry County Animal Shelter in McDonough, GA. She has been all over Facebook, Twitter, blogs and emails. If she is not rescued by 4:30 pm today, June 30, she will be euthanized. (Be sure to read to the end of this post.)

I am here at the shelter, lonely, and without a home. I am one of the many kitties here at the shelter in need of a lifetime companion that will give me the love that I so deserve. If you would like to meet me, you can visit me here at the shelter or call my friends at (770) 288-PETS. My ID# is 6/22-2455 and I hope to see you soon.

Lost and stray animals are held at the Henry County Animal Care and Control Shelter for four business days in order to give their owners a chance to reclaim them. After that time period, adoptable animals are held as long as space allows.


Our blogging friend Sparkle has been determined to make one last miracle happen for Adopt A Shelter Cat Month. She enlisted the help of KC and mom ML of the Cat Blogosphere. Since I live in Georgia, they hoped I might know someone who could save this cat until they could find her a home. I didn't. But then I thought of Carolyn from ALL C.A.T.S. But she just had a medical procedure. Yet this morning Carolyn emailed and volunteered, "I'm not about to let a cat die if I can help."

Carolyn has the heart of a true rescuer. Health problems don't stop her. Yesterday she rescued six dogs and 2 cats from a lodge. Every one of the animals was microchipped and thus reunited with it's owner.

She requested I call her with the info. She said she would get her son to drive.  I admitted I didn't think to call the shelter to verify the cat is still there. Carolyn did and called back with very good news. The cat was adopted but the new owners didn't have the cash on them, so they were to return today at 3 pm. However --

However, in the event the new owner doesn't show up this afternoon, the shelter will hold the black cat until tomorrow when Carolyn can pick her up. So one way or another this black cat will not die July 1. And they're holding a white cat for Carolyn to pick up tomorrow, so at least one other animal will owe his/her life to Sparkle's persistence.

Have a purring and tail wagging day.

Dictated by Jan. Typed by Percy

39 comments:

  1. That is such wonderful news. I am so glad that cat isn't going to die. Way to go Sparkle.
    Have a great day.

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  2. That's wonderful! I'd seen her on HubbleSpacePaws. So glad for the Adopt a Cat miracle.

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  3. That really is the best news I've had all day! I will have to let my Twitter buds know, I was tweeting about it almost constantly! Thanks for the update!!!

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  4. That is such great news. We were following the story of this black cat and glad to know that either way she is going to a new home :)

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  5. It's such a relief to know this kitty is being saved - yesterday I was beginning to think she was not going to make it! And to know another kitty will get out too is tuna-flavored icing with a crunchy cricket on top!

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  6. Oh brilliant news!! Oh me and Charlie are hoping and have everything crossed that the new owners or the lovely Carolyn adopt that sweet kitty!!!

    We are so so so so pleased this has a happy ending. :-)

    And lovely Percy - you are a brilliant typist!! I wish Charlie could learn how to type too! LOL!

    Take care
    x

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  7. Oh, this is wonderful news. We are so happy for the black cat. She reminded us of Princess and we were so very sad for her. Now we are overjoyed and very pleased to know another cat is getting adopted too. Thanks so much for letting us know.

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  8. That is such great news! We have heard about her and we really just wish we could help out every cat in her situation. We are happy that she will have a home to go to and be safe now!

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  9. Sparkle you are awesome! HubbleSpacePaws sent me your post with the latest news. It's the best and the timing was perfect. I'll let everyone I contacted know that this beautiful girl is going to be saved. Thank you so much!

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  10. whoooff... (lets out our collective breath)

    Looks like the black kittie is gonna get a purrever home after all.

    Any chance we'll at least get to see a piccy or two from the new home?

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  11. It is good to see such wonderful people out there who are willing to help.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

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  12. Yup, you get cats all working together an mirakles do happen.
    So glad tha gorgeous lil black cat will be okay.
    Who is this Carolyn? She sounds like our kind of purrson.
    Hat's off to hers and to Sparkle, and to Mom Jan... fur making this wonderful fing happen.
    I wish we could save them all!
    Love & Purrs,
    KC

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  13. Hooray! I will post this in the places where I posted the first link. Cheers to Carolyn.

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  14. I'm glad the black kitty is going to be saved, but it's my understanding that Bobbie from Cats, Goats & Quotes was going to rescue her and then a rescue group from Arizona was going to get her from Bobbie and take her to Arizona where there was someone there going to adopt her. This was from You Got Cute's blog and FB today.

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  15. I meant to say "Your Daily Cute."

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  16. Yay! We is so happy! Please stop by our post for today, there is a mama kitty and her 6 kittens with a PTS date of Monday July 5 if they dont have a rescue =(

    Molly
    Shadow
    Trooder
    Mom Laure

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  17. There truly are some generous, kind and beautiful people in this world. God bless them :)

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  18. Great news! We love black cats at our house!

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  19. i called the shelter today and they confirmed this cat is safe. they also asked to let people know to please stop calling about her!! theyve been getting constant calls for three days! WAY TO GO ALL!

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  20. Well, we suppose we could all call them and appologize for calling them. :-)

    Or maybe not, depending....

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  21. Oh, thank you so very, very much for this good news! Our momma has been sending this out to everyone she knows trying to save this little girl and she had leaky eyes thinking the kitty might not get her miracle. Now she has leaky eyes that the kitty did get her miracle (Moms - go figure).

    Yay!

    Charlemagne and Tamar

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  22. Here's pictures of black kitty out of the shelter. Bobbie of Cat, Goats & Quotes got her out...she's supposed to be going to Arizona this weekend.

    http://bobbieandbunch.blogspot.com/2010/06/beautiful-black-cat-saved.html

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  23. Pawesome news!
    Happy Wednesday!
    Kisses and hugs
    Lorenza

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  24. You're right, we are happy that both cats were saved. How great of Carolyn to save the white cat!! A lot of people worked hard to make this happen and we're glad there is a happy ending for two kitties.

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  25. This is such great news!!! I saw that someone emailed Sparkle that another cat was being saved... but I didn't know who it was -- and now we know!!!

    A black kitty and a white kitty made it out of there alive!!!!

    This is truly a great day. :)

    Thank you for helping spread the word!

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  26. YAY for the great news! Yay to Sparkle, ML and Carolyn!

    Thanks JFF for this wonderful update.

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  27. Thanks for the great news, Jan!! Well done, Sparkle!!

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  28. Hurray for white kitty!
    My Mom had to leave behind a white kitty when she adopted me and my sis. I think about her all the time. Good thing it was a no kill shelter (SPCA Squamish).

    I hope we can see pics of the white kitty in its new furrever home.

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  29. This is such great news. Two kitties got saved instead of one.

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  30. Such wonderful heart warming news ~ thank yoo so much for sharing.

    Those "kill" shelters should be ashamed of even contemplating euthanizing such beautiful animals.

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  31. Hooray for the happy news and everybuddy who made it happen!

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  32. We are all delighted with this news - hope all goes smoothly.

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  33. AWESOME! That is amazing, heartwarming and inspiring. Thank you for sharing this news, and for making my day in the process! :)

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  34. My friend is the one adopting her, she is going to Arkansas, not Arizona...not that it matters because she was SAVED!!! :) She will be well loved as he is a true cat lover.

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  35. I met a puppy the other day who had been pulled from a shelter just before being euthanized. He is a pit mix and blind in one eye which is probably why he was scheduled to be put down, but he is just about the sweetest thing ever.

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