Editor: I saw a cat featured in the Star, as We Care Animal Rescue does each week. This was a picture of Rusty, an Abyssinian. We had one before and know the breed well. I called and we met him on Monday. I was given an application and told to return it. We dropped it off Tuesday, were approved and picked him up Friday afternoon.
What a wonderful facility, in every way. When I picked up Rusty, I asked if I could photograph the rooms and garden. I was most struck by the cats in the main room that were lying on the floor. There must have been 16 to 20 cats of all breeds. They were exactly 2 feet apart from each other, in all direction, as if someone had placed them there. There are 250 cats and 250 litter boxes, each one cleaned to perfection. There are chairs, benches, carriers and round beds, each with a little blanket, everywhere. The outside garden is inviting with a center water fountain and garden plants.
My last cat was an orange tabby. We would talk to each other, she would show me her world and she co-existed in ours. There were at least six or more orange tabbies, all good looking, healthy and happy. What really amazed me was all these cats were getting along, no fighting, no meowing, just a mellow understanding of their situation, and grateful for it.
There are so many breeds, colors, kinds and types, there is no way you couldn’t find a cat that needs a loving home and a place in your heart.
Thank you We Care for trusting us to give this beautiful animal a loving and caring home, and a special thanks to Catherine for all your help and advice.