Bridgette and Bunny are 10 year-old Siamese mixes. They are staying at a relatives house for now, but she can’t keep them more than a few days. DFW Purebred Cat Rescue is scrambling to find someone – a foster or an adopter – who can help. They’ve tried to rearrange their foster homes to make room for these two, but all are full. According to Dru Milligan, of DFW Purebred Cat Rescue, “It just breaks my heart that we cannot help them right now. All of the rescues I’ve asked won’t take them because they are "too old", and all my fosters are over full. If these poor girls end up in the shelter, they will be euthanized because of age. This is just breaking my heart”.
Don’t let this happen to your pets. No matter how old or how young you are, you need to make sure they will be properly cared for if something should happen to you. Shelters and rescue groups see it over and over and over – someone passes away or has to move into a nursing home and the family, for whatever reason, won’t take the pets. Already saddened and confused by the loss of their humans, these pets – more often than you’d like to think – end up in area animal shelters, frightened and alone and facing euthanasia.
But you can help. If you can provide a temporary foster or permanent home for Bridgette or Bunny, please contact DFW Purebred Cat Rescue at firstname.lastname@example.org. And if you have pets, make arrangements ahead of time and put it in writing. Make sure you’ve made provisions for them in your will – and make sure it’s legal. Don’t let your pet’s fate end up in the hands of someone who doesn’t understand how much you love them, and how much they love you.
Photos courtesy of DFW Purebred Cat Rescue.
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