Tonight my thoughts are turned toward those who work so faithfully in rescue. A special shout out to the colony caretakers and feeders the world over, for their dedication, their courage, their convictions, but most of all for their caring. They battle the elements day in and day out, 365 days a year, to ensure that the feral kitties within their respective colonies are well fed and cared for; they oftentimes cover veterinary medical costs out of their own pockets, and place the welfare and wellbeing of these cats well ahead of most other things that may be going on in their lives.
To many, feral cats are "wild" animals who should be left to their own devices, to die alone, hungry and diseased. There should be zero concern for spaying and neutering, and the darling little kittens born every year are just a nuisance and nothing more. But for every person who is of this opinion, there are others who not only completely disagree, but who dig in and dig deep to help, to be there, to stand up and do whatever is necessary to make a difference, any difference. They are a breed of people who some might say do a thankless service..................but I guess that really depends on who you ask.
For our Flossy and countless others, colony caretakers and feeders are the lifeline that keeps these kitties going, but moreso they really are the difference between life and death for many. Our little girl would have surely died last winter had it not been for R & J who stopped, stepped in, and saved her from imminent death.
So from Flossy and Tina to those who truly are their angels - THANK YOU.
Great post. Here's to all the rescue people. Hugs, DebReplyDelete
Thank you for your beautiful well written post. It made me cry, I miss our Tina. One of the best things about being involved in cat rescue is the people I have met, like yourself and so many others, who all care about cats.ReplyDelete
God bless them all, all of the feral colony feeders, for caring for those who are completely dependent upon their environment.ReplyDelete