I try not to do this too often – I know it’s not what anyone’s following this blog for, but this poor baby’s story keeps punching me in the heart. The sensation moved up to my brain and I started thinking maybe I could do something to help.
Babs’ beloved person passed away. Instead of taking her in, surviving family absolved themselves of her and left her with animal control. By then, her coat was so matted, she needed to be shaved. The displacement and stress of being in a shelter has been very tough on her and she’s starting to shut down. She’s lost her appetite and is spending more and more time huddled with her face hidden in the corner of her cage. She’s also come down with a fever recently and is being treated with fluids and antibiotics. The vets think she’ll be okay, but this is no way for a sweetheart to live.
Babs is fixed, vaccinated, FIV/FeLV negative and about 8-10 years old. She didn’t much enjoy being shaved (who would?) but never motioned to swat or bite anyone, and I’m pretty sure her whiskers set some kind of record for length. Also, don’t tell the shelter workers I told you, but her adoption fee has already been taken care of.
She’s with Shelter Friends of St. Charles, Missouri. 314-750-7979
So…is there anyone in the Missouri-Illinois area in need of a pretty lap cat?
Can you help me spread this around a bit to give her a chance at the kind of happy home she belongs in?
**UPDATE** Some good news – Babs has found a foster home sponsored by All Paws Rescue to do some recuperating in so that she doesn’t have to languish in a cage. She still very much needs a forever home, though. If there are any interested parties, the place to contact now is All Paws Rescue.
That said, every shelter and rescue and foster group out there is absolutely overwhelmed with cats, kittens, dogs and puppies this time of year. So many animals don’t get a second chance like Babs. If you have any room in your heart and home, please consider adopting or signing up to foster! ❤