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