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!
Blending tragedy with hope comes Nepal, a sweet little Merino lamb, born one of triplets, who sadly became separated from his family.
While logic tells us he did not fall from the sky, he might as well have, for from where he has come, we cannot ascertain. It is as if he is nobody’s cat. And here now, he most certainly is.
Few things in life tug more at the heartstrings than when you see the life draining out of the eyes of an animal. And when that animal is but a youngster, the tug becomes an all-consuming wrench.
Found wandering on a highway that homed no sheep, it is believed that dear Jump did just that.
They have been declared the comedians of the barnyard (goats, that is) and proving this statement is not a work of fiction come Frick, Frack and Applejack.
It was the message we prayed we would never have to send – well, not for many a year anyway – to our team.
As a young first-time mum, having barely hit puberty, Margaret found herself in the direst of situations. Recently having given birth, and suffering a life-threatening prolapse, she did not know what to do.
Meet Annie Yokely and Mary Poopins! A community Facebook post was to prove the lifeline for two plucky and adventurous hens. It, too, was to prove just how maligned, disregarded and poorly protected their kind is.