All my life we took cats from people that had to get rid of them or took in cats that showed up at the door. Some were love bugs and others had bad attitudes. But we loved them and cared for them just the same. Loosing two cats in sucession opened a window of cat shopping. We ended up with three purebred cats. On a smaller site I was boasting about our new furkids and was met with oposition to the idea of purebreds because there are so many cats in shelters. I never thought of this because we never acquired a cat that way, and now it's too late anyway. We have our new cats. It actually ate away at me and I thought of it often. I vowed to one day donate in some manor to a cat shelter. Never did I go out of my way localy because the shelters here appeared more like euthanization stations and seemed so commercial. Well I'm so happy I found a shelter for cats in Maine called PAWS on a recent trip. They have an entire house filled with cats. The organization has an 85% placement rate. There are 40 cats there now. This seems to me that somebody is doing a lot of work. I have selected this shelter to support as long as they are saving cats. I feel a little better today.
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9/4/06 at 4:19pm