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Kitten dumped to foreclosure.

Saturday, June 11th, 2011

Sometimes, people suck.
Really, they do.
Ok, I like to think of myself as an optimistic. Most of the time, I like to look for the good in people. I really do. Otherwise, I would get too bogged down in depression and never leave the house.
However, a day like today can wreck my optimistic outlook on life.
I rescue animals. People know that and call me when they hear of an animal abandoned or are in need of advice on what to do if they find a lost animal. They usually call me to bail them out, to take the problem away.
Often times, they do not even offer to help. This is what pisses me off.
So I get a call from a friend of mine. Apparently, her husband’s boss was talking about a kitten they were housing. They got it because some idiot (AKA a person who sucks) got foreclosed on and left it behind.
This happens so much more than most people like to think. Many times, the animals are left to die, or sometimes get picked up by the local animal care and control and left to the whims of fate in the animal shelter. Some are lucky and make it out alive.
Many don’t and die.
And these are the ones who haunt my dreams at night.
So, I drove over two hours round trip to get this kitten. It is cute, with a big tummy and sweet disposition. He had not been on his own for long. The people saved him when they heard his crying, so I cannot say they totally suck. Amazing how something so small can produce such a huge sound (then again, ask anyone who has ever had a child). Well, this little guy knew that something was wrong and that he needed to be found to be saved. And they took him in but could not keep him due to the wife’s newly discovered cat allergy.
Uh huh.
Enter sucker, stage right (that would be me).
So I ask for a donation to the cause of getting this cat fixed, tested for various diseases, and up to date on shots so it has a shadow of chance to get into a reputable rescue in the valley (one that is not already stuffed to the gills with kittens). Since I do NOT get paid to rescue, this trip (and half tank of gas) and subsequent trips to the vet, are all on my own time and my own dime.
The wife said she would talk to the hubby. I called the hubby and he was less than thrilled when asked to cough up some dough to help this kitten.
Ergo, this blog post and chip-in fund.
I am a teacher, and as a public servant, I do not make an enormous amount of money.
I am affiliated with several rescue groups, but this kitten is not yet in one, so all his medical expenses are on me.
I know that basically, people are good. Look at Patrick, the Miracle Dog in New Jersey. If you have not heard of this dog, GET OUT OF THE CAVE and google it. Seriously, this puppy is a rock star in my world and the people who have helped Patrick restore my faith in mankind.
So I am asking for help.
Not a lot.
Just enough to cover the spay/neuter surgery, testing for FIV and Fe-Leuk, and first series of kitten shots, more if needed. Anything extra will be donated to the Spay/Neuter Hotline of Arizona.
Any amount of money you can donate to this fund would help.
You do not know me, and you may choose not to donate.
I understand. I would be a skeptic too.
I am looking to be an optimist, right now, though.

Here is the chip-in link: http://jazperr.chipin.com/foreclosed-and-dumped-kitten

I’m working on getting pictures up. Not quite sure how to do that, and the techno-savvy husband has gone to bed.
However, I can tell you that the kitten is about 4-6 months old, with copper eyes and smoky blue-grey fur. He loves to play and would rather purr than eat.
And if you know of anyone in the Phoenix- Metro area who can give him a good home, please let me know. Thanks again.