2014 has been a big year of changes for us, and it went by really fast! Not only did we help a lot of animals, we helped a human or two along the way as well. To go along with all of these changes, we decided to revamp our website and give it a new look and feel.
The old website served us well when we first started it three years ago, but now it's a little too clunky and hard to manage so we found a great template made just for rescues and gave it our own touches.
Whether it was stepping into an emergency situation to save a group of pets after their owner had a stroke, facilitating the rescue of a group of cats and kittens over three hours away that were living in a cage on a porch in crowded and chilly conditions, helping a pregnant mama stray get into a wonderful foster home to have her babies, fostering a number of bottle babies through the year, or transporting a sick kitten from a kill shelter in Georgia here then getting him on a plane to his forever home in New Jersey, we worked hard and found a way to make things happen so that animals were saved.
We had our own problems during the year -- our rescue was hit hard with Calici Virus, a horrible feline virus that has a 60% mortality rate -- and we lost a number of wonderful cats to this dreadful disease. We learned a lot though, and in partnership with our wonderful vets at Fox Next Animal Hospital we were able to stabilize the situation and get the cats we saved the help they needed. We've changed our cleaning and handling protocols significantly since then and while no rescue or shelter is 100% safe from infectious disease, we're working hard to make sure that we do everything in our power to keep the risk as low as possible.
Check back frequently to this website and especially to this page where we will hopefully be able to document the projects we're working on as we are doing it, so you can see, in a sense, what our daily lives are like.
I will end this blog as I intend to end most of the blogs I write...please spay and neuter your pets. Don't get a pet if you can't make a life committment. Foster and adopt from shelters. Donate to shelters on the ground -- they're the ones doing the real work. Treat each and every being the way you want to be treated, because we're all God's creatures in the end.