Baxter is approx. 10 years old, He is a male neutered Brown Tabby that doesn’t have a mean bone in his body. He lived with children and another cat. Sadly their new baby became severely allergic to him. He had been living in a basement alone until a solution was found. Bay Cat Hospital rescue was his option. He has had bloodwork performed. He appears to be in great health!
The dearest Brown tabby ever. He loves a good brushing and cuddles and he is a big boy with big feet and a thick long tail. He wasn’t well cared for when the shelter got him. I dematted him and just keep brushing him and he will gradually put on some weight. Super dear BOY. THE OWNER WHO TOOK HIM INTO SHELTER SAID HE WAS 5 YEARS OLD.
The second photo is the poor dear when he was taken in at the shelter receiving desk :-( So sad. Be his hero!!!!!
The last photo is the picture of her at the shelter when she was dropped off. So affectionate despite the scary environment. She is a senior Torti Brown Tabby. She must have had bad owners according to her shelter form and she had a scary long transport to Toronto ( no fault of her transporters). Poor Boo! But she is sooooo sweet to us all! All of what she has gone through seems to have stressed her heart. We ran blood work when she arrived. All is well on that account :-). We are putting her on a special diet for bladder health. I had a cardiac ultrasound performed on her as well.
Very sweet senior kitty. Left at the shelter at 14 y/o. She’s sweet and calm. Her personality is funny and so lovable. She’s still playful, just loves chasing the red dot, or catching a feather boa, and opening doors and cupboards! She loves tummy rubs and to kiss your face.
She is so happy and content to be snuggly in her little bed, and will purr & snore for hours there. She loves lying in front of the fireplace!
A quiet home would be just perfect for her, without a lot of commotion and activity.
She is declawed, a strictly indoor home is essential.
The neglect changes you.
The abuse hardens you.
The suffering breaks you. …
The ignorance angers you.
The indifference disturbs you.
The injustice destroys you.
On a daily basis…your faith will be tested.
Your heart will be wounded….
Your soul will be altered.
On a weekly basis…you’ll question yourself.
You’ll question your strength.
You’ll question the world.
On a monthly basis…you’ll fall down.
You’ll get up.
You’ll go on…
On a yearly basis…you’ll look back…
You’ll see faces…
You couldn’t save them.
You’ll learn to mourn.
You’ll learn to trust a little less.
To do a little more.
To fight a little harder.
You’ll learn to try.
You’ll learn to fail.
You’ll learn when to hold on.
When to give up.
When to let go.
You’ll learn who you are.
What you stand for.
Why that matters.
Then… at times… you’ll forget why you matter.
You’ll question what you’re doing.
You’ll wonder if it’s worth it.
But…here’s the good news… When you forget…
When you question…
When you wonder…
All you have to do…
Is take a look around…
And you’ll see them.
You’ll see their faces.
You’ll see their smiles.
You’ll feel their love.
In their eyes, you’ll see their journeys…
You’ll remember their beginnings…
You’ll know how far they’ve come…
You’ll remember when they didn’t know you…
When they didn’t trust you…
When they’d given up.
You’ll remember how you healed them…
How you loved them…
How they loved you, too.
And as you look back…
You’ll want to move forward…
For them… and because of them.
In your darkest hours, you’ll look around…
To find the differences made…the hope given…
and the lives saved…
Because you existed.
In those moments, when you look into their eyes…
Every doubt will be erased.
Every question will be answered.
Every worry will subside.
Because in that instant…in each of your hearts…
You both share the very same thought: “Every bit of pain was worth it…for this moment here with you.”
And honestly…no matter what else happens…
Those moments hold all the strength you need…
To keep going.
Rescue is pain.
Rescue is joy.
Rescue is worth it…because they are worth it.
And that’s the honest truth.
~ Ashley Owen Hill
February 2014 A gentle touch, a warm lap, a hug . Our previously abused or neglected cats have maybe never known any simple acts of kindness until they came here. They are unloved. The unwanted. And they are desperately waiting to be rescued.
Most of our cats were rescued from a high kill Quebec shelter, a shelter that takes in all unwanted cats. Unfortunately, because of the failing economy in that area, the shelter is overrun and due to this high volume, cats must be euthanized if they can’t be placed within several days of their capture or drop-off at the facility. The shelter partly relies on Bay Cat Hospital to save as many as we can. We cannot save more cats from this shelter until our current family gets placed. So please open your homes and hearts if you can.
Thank you all for your assistance in our endless rescue efforts in the past and thank you for spreading the word about these previously disposed of cats. We couldn’t have placed them without you.
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