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:

  1. 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.

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

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

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  4. 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

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  5. 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.

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  6. 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.

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

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  8. 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

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  9. 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. :-)

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  10. 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

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  11. 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

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

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

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  14. 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

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

    Purrs,
    The Chans

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  16. 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

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  17. 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.

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  18. 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)

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  19. 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

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