I have this addiction to the Animal Control website. I know I don't need to rescue any more cats, but I can't help myself. I find myself looking at all the new intakes, some owner releases, a lot strays, several of which were trapped. I try to figure out how I can manage just one more. Most of my Saturdays are filled with Meet & Greets of some sort and if I can adopt out a few, then that makes room for a few more. Lately the Meet & Greets have been quite successful and adoptions are up.
Recently I had a volunteer keep an eye out on this particular kitty, "Stitch", a torti point siamese. She was about 6 months of age, very vocal and one of the first cats you saw when you entered Animal Control. I figured since she was quite striking and young she would get adopted. Wrong. The volunteer saw her gone and figured she was adopted. I noticed she was still showing up on the website. After calling to find out where she was, I was told she was going to be euthanized because of upper respiratory. I told them I would pull her out. After asking how many other cats were in euthansia, I was told 4. Long story short, I brought 4 new cats home.
We are going through upper respiratory with them all, but with treatment, they are all coming around.
"Stitch" ended up being named Sabrina. She turned out to be pretty much an alpha cat and is making the lives of the cats she shares a room with quite challenging. Then there is Captain Jack, a very handsome 3 year old Ragdoll or Snowshoe mix, Destiny, a 5 year old Seal Point Siamese and Jackson, a handsome 10/11 month old red Tabby. You couldn't ask for a better bunch of cats. Sabrina is very loveable but doesn't want to share. The rest of the cats get along with everyone.
Even though these cats were lucky and pulled at the last minute, there are just as many sweet and loveable cats that aren't. So, I'll spend more Saturdays promoting adoptions so I can then turn around and pull more out. A vicious, neverending circle.