Sadly, it happens all the time. Shelter workers and volunteers arrive at the location in the morning, only to find abandoned animals waiting for them. It happens for any number of reasons…right or wrong! But the only thing right about these 9 cats left on the shelter doorstep this time, is that they were contained.
Ideally, not all 9 cats left on the makeshift doorstep drop-off in ONE crate though.
It was only yesterday morning, when the staff at the Ontario Feral Cat Project in Oregon found the abandoned animals. And it’s never an easy day at a shelter anyways. There are always too many animals and never enough food, funds or adopters. So to surprise a shelter with 9 new mouths to feed and care for is never easy to deal with.
But at least these 9 cats weren’t simply tossed out on the streets. That we can be thankful for!
This morning these 9 kitties were left on our doorstep!!!We realize people get frustrated when we aren’t able to take kitties in, but we always give other options…. believe us it’s frustrating to us too!! We want to help every kitty, but we just can’t take them all in, we have limited room, limited money and limited volunteers.
Because I don’t know about you, but if I were jammed into a crate on a doorstep with 8 others, I wouldn’t be this calm!
I agree with people who dumped these cats. If they have reached out for help, and could not get assistance anywhere, at least they contained them to a crate. So many judgmental people. I take care of other peoples damn cats that get dumped on us; and you know what, I have even reached out to OFCP, and pretty much was told too bad, piss off. So, frankly, not sympathetic to your plight with this crate of cats.
The issue at hand though will be to get these 9 cats into safe and happy forever homes.
Which led to a frantic rush and desperate pleas from the shelter to find foster homes for them all. Because when a shelter says they are full, believe them! No one wants to take all the animals and save them MORE than a rescuer. That’s why they do what they do. But the experienced ones know their limitations. And those limits are there for the CATS best interest, not the humans.
They appear to be healthy, so hopefully we will be able to get them vetted and ready to find loving forever families soon, but our veterinarians are crazy busy too!!People don’t always understand when we say we are totally full…these poor kitties have had to go into traps because we have absolutely no room for them. We are thankful the kitties were confined when dumped, yes they knew they would be taken care of with us, but this is not the way to get our help!!
They have begun fundraising since the costs of 9 cats is going to be significant for the rescue.
This group of kitties will cost OFCP over $1,100 in vet bills, assuming they are all healthy. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!