My life has been filled with many rescue pets over the years and I have loved them all. Yet every once in a long while a special one comes into my life, and we form a bond that surpasses all others. Such was the case with “Strippey Cat,” whom I recently lost. This loss has been devastating, but I don’t have to tell you, our Paw Street Journal readers, about loss. If you are reading this, chances are you have shared my experience with loving and losing a pet many times over.
Spring and summer lead a cat's fancy to multiplying. While spay/neuter programs have done much to reduce the number of unwanted litters of kittens, each year we receive calls for help to foster kittens. While the benefits to the kittens and the shelter are obvious, there are many great reasons for people to foster kittens.
We're getting ready for kitten season, but we don't want to forget our adult cats. To help them find their forever homes (and to make room for kittens), we are hosting Cat-a-palooza April 8-15, 2016. During this adoption special, adoption fees are waived on cats one year and older.
On September 26, a Kentucky Humane Society employee was driving home in Bullitt County when she learned a tiny kitten had been struck by a car. Sadly, no one had stopped to help.
On June sixth, a couple was awoken by screams and cries of panic coming from their backyard. What they saw sent them racing into their yard, horrified and speechless. A poor cat’s foot had been caught in between the boards of their privacy fence, leaving the distressed cat dangling upside down, trying to free himself. When they reached the fence they saw scratch marks, tuffs of cat hair and even teeth marks from where the desperate feline had tried to free himself. They made several attempts to free the cat’s leg with no success. Feeling the limb grow colder by the minute, they decided to take apart their fence and were finally able to free the trapped cat. The frantic couple then rushed the feline to the Kentucky Humane Society to see if anything could be done to help him.