September 28, 2017

Remember Me Thursday and Every Day














Kitties, Woofies, I have read some very strong and wonderful blogs today about Remember Me Thursday.  They are each educational and very well written with some information that I did not know about such as how the shelter atmosphere will take away the adult cats personality many times and sometimes make them ill or lethargic.and not present well to prospective parents. I wish the blogs were on newspaper front pages as they are so eloquent and true.

It is heartbreaking that more cats suffer and die than others in a shelter because they are showing depression and sometimes illness derived from their environs, and not showing well when prospective adopters come in.

It is always hard on those of us who want to save them all.   But think about those cats in a shelter and how they are feeling.  💗

22 comments:

Simba said...

Aww, Katie, this makes me feel very sad for those kitties getting depressed and lethargic. They must feel as if they are giving up. It cannot be pleasant for them if they are in cages. And not trusting the peeps around them there.

Caren Gittleman said...

It breaks our hearts too Katie and this was a wonderful post. Thank you so much for writing it! xoxo catchatwithcarenandcody

Brian said...

Adoptions are just the best and every critter deserves that happiness!

Random Felines said...

well said

Anonymous said...

We've read some wonderful posts today too.....if only there was NO NEED for shelters because all animals had a happy home.....what a day that would be!

Love, Teddy

John Bellen said...

It makes sense that being just one of a crowd, or in a cage, hurts the personality. No wonder so many cats languish and are never adopted.

BeadedTail said...

We agree Katie. Our mommy would love to adopt them all but her hands are full with us. We can purr for all shelter animals to find their forever home soon.

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

I'm so glad everyone is helping spread the word today about Remember Me Thursday!

Photo Cache said...

We totally agree.

Emma and Buster

Marie-Thérèse Norris said...

Dear Beautiful Katie-Isabella,

So well said. Every cat that I have ever been fortunate enough to take into my home has been a rescue cat or a discarded cat or cat no one wanted. Each in his/her own way has brought joy and love to my home. Miss Kiri Kat, my beautiful white rescue cat, who turns 2 yrs. old next month, has made everyone fall in love w/her. You beautiful babies have that power over us and I, for one, am so grateful.

Cheers, M-T

William's Kith & Kin said...

Since our mom favors adult cats, her advice is take a chance on an older cat. You'll be so loved in return!

P.S. We're all shelter cats. :-)

Marv Marvelous said...

We too have been enjoying reading all the remember me Thursday posts! Mommy says that awareness is one of the keys to ensuring that all kitties have forever homes.
I am so furry happy that my Mommy chose me.
Purrs
Marvelous

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Katie Isabella,
Such a tragic and sad fact that affects numerous sweet felines.
If we only could convert the way of thinking of more and more people out there...
Hugs,
Mariette

The Island Cats said...

We can't forget the shelter pets....especially the shelter cats.

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Excellent post Katie. I wish every homeless pet could have a forever home.XO

Mr Puddy said...

It's sad but it's truth. We only hope they are end up well and bless for the shelter who try really hard to save them.
Purrs for more adoptions

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

We think it's awful that places that call themselves "shelters" actually kill animals.

Purrs,
The Chans

Tamago said...

It breaks my heart to think about many animals who cross the rainbow bridge without knowing forever home and family. Thank you for this important post xo

SailorEdgar said...

An important and timely message!

Patzys Place said...

I have always adopted from shelters but I admit that I also looked for the most friendly and outgoing cat there. Little did I realize that they would all shine once they were out of their cages and living amongst friendly and attentive humans. I too suffer from depression sometimes so I can totally understand these poor sweet creatures in cages’ feelings. There has got to be a better way to show off their personalities than keeping them in cages. Fostering is part of that. More work needs to be done to help their personalities shine for prospective adopters.

www.shelter-cats.com said...

It’s true that many cats don’t show their true personalities while they are in shelters. Some are angry, some are scared or depressed.
Volunteering is so important! Spending time with cats, reminding them that humans are a source of good things, catifying so that the cats have a less stressful environment at the shelter - If you can’t adopt, helping cats become more adoptable by volunteering is rewarding work. If you can't volunteer, support your local shelter.
Thank you for this post, dear Katie and Mom.
xxoo
Maggie (signing off of her soap box)

Pattyskypants said...

This is what was happening to Daffodil and all of her caged neighbors at the Humane Society. She wasn't perky or purry; she was kinda scary. But I thought I wouldn't be in a happy mood either if I had to live like that! We are so glad we took her home! I just wish we could rescue more! xoxo