Whitney is very sloppy! Be sure to not have her food and litter in the same cage. Yesterday she managed to fill two water bowls and two food bowls with litter! It was impossible for her to eat or get a drink.
There are holds pending on Diana, Senora and Ariel. So far there are issues on all three. Be sure to take another hold on any of them should the opportunity arise. The Shelter is still waiting on paperwork for Ariel. The applicant for Diana is out of town and the application was not complete. The applicant for Senora is hesitant to provide necessary paperwork so more than likely that hold will be pulled.
When you take an application be sure to review it and make sure all the questions are answered. Please note on the application that the person was advised that they must provide certain documents proving they either own their residence or that their landlord allows pets and the documents will be provided. There is a copy machine in the manager's office should someone be able to immediately provide proof.
Due to a cancellation coverage is needed for the morning cleaning on Saturday, May 5. Please let me know if you are available..
I was at the Shelter today when Valentine's new mom called. She said Valentine has a new name - Princess! I guess we know that cat is getting the royal treatment! You go, big girl!
The two new arrivals at PetSmart are Traveller and Marbles. Traveller is a young male and is in the Open Your Heart and Home Program. He looks just like Tippy and is just as full of hugs! Marbles is a friendly and loving female who is a couple of years old. She is a sweatheart.
I know that being involved with animal rescue is difficult and takes a special kind of person with a special kind of heart. Sometimes this work can make us really sad and make our heart break. Recently, after expressing this heartache to a friend, she shared the following story with me and I'd like to share it with you..
Once a man was on the beach, where countless thousands of starfish had washed up, their life and water ever so slowly ebbing into dust. The man was picking up a starfish at a time and throwing it into the water. Someone came along and asked him, "What are you doing? Had you the rest of your life to spend doing this you would not scratch the surface of the dying starfish. You cannot help more than a drop in the bucket. Why do you think it matters?" The man calmly, patiently, bent over, took a starfish and threw it up in the air, arcing as it came down to splash into the life giving water. "It mattered to that one, " he said.
Remember, you mattered to Valentine, Tippy, Fritter, Hooper, CB, Becky, Nero, Bob, Smudge, Freckles, Gus, Sasha, Tasha, Atlanta, Atlantis... and our list goes on... Thank you.
Meet Marbles and Traveller: