The cats rescued by The Cat Depot from the 10th Life Sanctuary are featured in this YouTube video where they ask you to, “Take Me Home for Christmas”.
There are many orphaned cats that are looking for homes. This is their lyrical plea to you to adopt or foster one of these beautiful felines.
If you fall in love with one of the cats rescued from 10th Life Sanctuary by Cat Depot or from The Great Kitty Rescue, we can help arrange transportation.
Or, you may choose to adopt a cat or foster a cat locally. Check for cat rescue groups and animal facilities in your area. Your local Petsmart may be teaming with a local cat rescue group, giving them space in the store to introduce you to the cats waiting for you to take them home for Christmas.
From our friends at Cat Depot in Sarasota, FL ~
Like every shelter and adoption center, Cat Depot had a full house and a waiting list of cats to get in when they heard about 10th Life Sanctuary cats in need of rescue.
At the 10th Life Sanctuary, the owner, Maury Swee, claimed that he gave unwanted cats life-long care in a stress free environment. Instead, he conducted scientific research on them and housed them in deplorable conditions uncared for without basic necessities for a healthy life. On November 25, 2009 Swee was forced to surrender the cats to authorities.
Knowing that it takes everyone giving a little to get a whole lot done, Cat Depot decided to take 10 cats. Once they arrived and saw the cats and the horrific conditions, they ended up taking 12 cats back to their facility. On Friday, December 4th, they went back for 12 more.
They report that these kitties could not be more loving. The minute anyone walks into their room they jump up and run to the front of their cages and reach through the bars, talk and purr!
If we can find these wonderful orphans permanent or foster homes, Cat Depot can help even more cats.
You can help by adopting or fostering, (we will help with arranging transportation), having your rescue group take in even one or two of the cats, and by spreading the word so we can all help as many of these cats as we can.
You can see photos of the first group of cats at Cat Depot.
You can join the Rescue of Cats from 10th Life Sanctuary on Facebook.
You can make a donation to the Give Forward fundraiser ~ no gift is too small!
One of the most dedicated volunteers at The Great Kitty Rescue got to know Bramble better than anyone.
Dacia first met Bramble when she was assigned to Room 10, a room of “feral” cats. Dacia and the other caregivers soon found out that these cats were not feral at all; they were just traumatized and terrified after all they had been through.
Even Bramble whose cage sported a sign saying he was mean and untouchable.
I have seen first hand when a caregiver quickly labels a cat as “mean” or “vicious”. Yes, many of the most scared cats can come across as cats you cannot work with. But to label the, set a negative tone and turn your back on them is unforgivable.
Dacia ignored the sign and took a chance on Bramble with very positive results. In her own words, “This cat is NOT feral. He purred. He is scared and traumatized and it has been a long time since someone has been kind to this cat.”
Read Bramble’s and Dacia’s entire story and see how a little love and kindness can bring out the best in a cat, even a “Mean” one.
Anyone close to the Great Kitty Rescue knows that Sylvester is one of the few documented feral cats saved during the rescue. Meaning that there is documentation that shows that he was truly born in a feral colony whereas the majority of the cats rescued seemingly had been abandoned, lost, captured or given up, but they had not been born in the wild as is the true definition of a feral cat.
As you will see after you read his story, for Sylvester, the third time rescued was indeed a charm.