I know it's not Thankful Thursday, but I'm thankful anyway to have been rescued from an uncertain life at the age of 3 months. I don't remember much about living in the woods with my meowmy Annie, my daddy Nikolas, my brofurs Kopea and Keepurr, and my twin sisfur Patsy, but when Annie led us all to that house with the light in the window and the noms on the porch, we didn't know it then, but our lives were about to take a major change for the better. We all got rescued, and adopted, and for me purrsonally, I am very thankful that the hoomons who lived in that house liked me enough to want to keep me, along with my daddy, Nik.
Here in Ameowica, there are way too many stray kitties living in feral colonies who will never be adopted like I was, but because so many cat lovers out there are now woke to realizing that just because they're feral, it doesn't mean they should be snuffed from existence. Cat colony caretakers now Trap, Neuter and Release the homeless kitties. They also give those cats vaccinations, and assessments as to whether they might be able to enter a real Forever Home, and live Happily Ever After, just like me and my family did.
Unfortunately, in some areas of the world, like the Middle East, the residents of cat colonies, or street cats, are not so fortunate. They live in a constant state of fear from abuse and abandonment. Very few even think about the welfare of those cats. But the few who do are doing something phenomenal, and we here in our beloved country are being given the chance to help.
Street cats in the Middle East are subject to daily abuse and neglect/abandonment, and they receive no help as there are no shelters, animal welfare NGOS or TNR programs. Volunteers put their own money into rescue cases, and look for homes abroad as local homes are rare to find.
Here at Wonderpurr, we have a dear and special friend who is involved, and is passionate in this quest to rescue as many of those cats who would thrive in the right Forever Home. And we want to help our friend help those poor cats.
Each cat costs approximately $670 total for everything needed to get them from the Middle East to the United States, so the Steel City Adventure Cats located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has set up a GoFundMe account to help raise the funds needed to complete this project.
They are also raising funds for a service to pick up the cats from JFK airport and deliver them to Pittsburgh. Every donation, big or small, makes all this possible.
Every creature deserves to enjoy a wonderpurr life, but those cats faced a short life filled with hunger, fear and danger every day. Children aren't raised to appreciate nature, rather they harm and destroy. Stray cats are treated like street rats, a pest meant to be poisoned, shot, and discarded. I don't mean to upset you, but their lives don't exist without help from those who are able to help.
It doesn't matter how little you are able to donate. By donating something, you are helping these wonderpurr people help those homeless kitties find their way into the arms of their Forever Homes.
And if you cannot donate, at least keep the organizers in your prayers. They put themselves at risk every time they bring the cats from the Middle East. We are told there are so many things that can go wrong. The flights can be cancelled, or the number of cats being transported can be denied boarding due to the change in aircraft size. This has happened, with total chaos rising over how to rearrange transportation to get every deserving cat a place on board to Freedom.
Our special friend told us she is bringing ten cats with her, but ten is pushing it for one passenger. She is trying to stay positive and not stress over any of the cats being denied. So your prayers for her, and those like her are vitally important.
If you are able to donate to this very worthy cause, please click on the below photo or link, and it will take you to their Go Fund Me page. And please, keep the Rescue Caretakers in your thoughts and prayers.