Kitties Need a Home Right Meow
In early March 2023, we got more than we bargained for after an alpaca and sheep rescue grew to over 50 cats and kittens in urgent need.
In early March 2023, we got more than we bargained for after an alpaca and sheep rescue grew to over 50 cats and kittens in urgent need. Upon arrival at the flood-affected property, our rescue team were alerted to the plight of the free-roaming felines. Their situation had escalated as the cats were not desexed, a problem that was beyond the property owner.
The authority charged with handling the cat situation granted a window of opportunity for Edgar’s Mission to save as many cats and kittens as we could before moving in. Over the course of several days, more than 50 felines were brought to safety, starting with seven young kittens whose wellbeing was critical.
We never, in our wildest imagination anticipated such a situation, however these were animals in urgent need and when we learned of their gruesome fate without even being offered a chance, we determined that we could not walk past one species in trouble to save another.
Upon meeting the cats, it was clear they were not ‘feral’, with several very friendly and most eager for a pat and a cuddle.
Their personalities are as eclectic as their colours, and they are all truly beautiful inside and out. Although at first they were underweight and parasite riddled, today they are not. All have been desexed, vaccinated, and treated for parasites.
With many of the females arriving pregnant, some heavily so, that initial number too has swollen.
And if this story has swollen too your heart, and you have the ability to take in a cat who may require some extra time, understanding and care, please reach out as we would love to hear from you.
And finally – please, if you already have a cat, ensure they are desexed unless a health issue prevents this. And do keep them inside at night for their safety and to protect our precious native animals, because more than ever, these animals need you meow!
When kindness counted her tally for the day last Saturday, no doubt she would have included the benevolent act that saved the life of the wee lamb we have named Adelaide.
Feeling the potency of a predator attack was the soft, moist tongue of the newborn lamb we have named Cincinnati.
Easily mistaken for a deer is our sweet friend whom we have named Happy Days. Her name, we whispered to her as a prophecy of the good things to come.
Finding Captain Nemo and his Pearl, and discovering an ocean of kindness.
Some days we wonder how we humans have arrived at where we are in our chequered relationship with animals. And then some days we realise that we can lament the past, accepting that we had no hand in that; our only hand lies in shaping the present.
The heart-warming story of a grieving mother who found a reason for living in her adopted son.
It was an image that will never leave our hearts. The one of the mother standing over her newborn child.
“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
Little did we know that Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds’ short stay with us was to be anything but. An aged dairy cow at the end of her useful life, and having prolapsed after her last calving, a lifeline had been thrown to dear Lucy.