Friday, August 07, 2009

World Cat Day

Today is the first celebration of World Cat Day

What a wonderful day to welcome Sweetie Pie & Ethan to their forever home!

Update 8 AM Pacific!
Sweetie Pie and Ethan were just adopted by Mom Karen.

They were taken to a vet for checkups and hoohaaectomies.
Should be ready to travel to Mom Leigh-Ann later this week.
We’s working on tha updated arrangements!

Mom Leigh-Ann runs the Wee Paws Animal Sanctuary in Las Vegas. On Friday, she saw a frightened, injured kitty on Craigslist and her heart went out to him. He was located in Los Angeles and she emailed KC at the Cat Blogosphere to see if she could help get him to Las Vegas.
KC sprang into action and immediately suggested Mom Karen, Auntie Deb and I for the "death row" rescue. We did this a few years ago for a yellow-dotted KC at a shelter not far from this one!

Veronica, of East Valley Shelter, is a very nice lady who was very happy to see Sweetie Pie get a forever home. She extended the offer to make it a "twofur" adoption and Leigh-Ann chose Ethan, a ten-year old cat with bad teeth. Isn't he handsome!
We had lots of support in getting the word out fast from an old friend, Celene of Hurricane Pet Rescue. In a matter of minutes, she had notified hundreds of cat lovers like Lark, Kim and Cindy, all of whom were eager to help.

Deb and I are financing this wonderful adventure ourselves and Karen is donating her only day off in a six-day work week.

Donations can be made for Sweetie Pie & Ethan at the Wee Paws Animal Sanctuary for their expenses and vet bills. There is also a link directly to their vet.

Donations are also welcome at LA's East Valley Shelter (KC was from the neighboring Harbor Shelter) and Hurricane Pet Rescue (scroll down to find the donate buttons). These are non-profit organizations, so all donations are tax-deductible.

We wish we could give them all unlimited funds so every stray cat and dog could have a loving home.

Have a very Happy World Cat Day
Happy Gotcha Day to Sweetie Pie and Ethan


Angel and Kirby said...

What a wonderful way to celebrate World Cat day. There was also good news form Katie!

Reese =^..^= said...

These are such heart-wrenching stories.

ML said...

I know, Friday was a good news day. And we have a post from Artsy-Catsy coming up on Saturday's CB.
Finally, a lot of good news.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Happy World Cat Day and Happy Gotcha Day!!!

♥Da fambly cat-a-blog kitties♥ said...

What a wonderful blog entry for World Cat Day. So sweet and precious to the soul.

The Island Cats said...

Yay! We're so happy for Sweetie and Ethan! Happy World Cat Day!!

Everycat said...

This is wonderful that that those two poor little souls are to be given a new life, without pain and fear. We send rumbles that all may go well for them.

3 cheers for the CB!

Whicky Wuudler

Zoolatry said...

This real life story is truly what World Cat Day is all about...
giving all we can give to those in need.
You and all who helped make this possible are angels on earth.
Thank you.
Love, your friends, Maggy and Zoey
and Ann.

Eric and Flynn said...

This is wonderful news and a great way to celebrate World Cat Day. All of you who have helped these two kitties are true angels. We are going to make a donation to help with their vet bills.

Furkidsmom said...

What an excellent way to celebrate World Cat Day. We wish all of the kitties could get homes.

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

♥Da fambly cat-a-blog kitties♥ said...

We is wishin' ebby kitty in the whole, wide world a safe and comfy WORLD CAT DAY. An we wish that for one day the whole world would do one thing nice fur a kitty that has no home.

God speed to those two kitties...

Forty Paws said...

What a wonderful celebration of World Cat Day!!!

Luf, Us

Kaz's Cats said...

Thank you to Mom Karen, Auntie Deb and ML for helping Sweetie Pie and Ethan get a new home. That was a lovely way to celebrate World Cat Day.


Gypsy & Tasha

The Creek Cats said...

All we can say is God bless! Bless you all for saving these sweet kitties from death row.

Happy World Cat Day!

Fin said...

You guys are the best! Made our eyes leak.

Rose and the Royals said...

There's a Special Place in Heaven for Beans who come to the aid of homeless kittehs and woofies. Mommy Karen, Auntie Deb, Loving ML and all those involved have again made a rescue possible.

We hear that Ahhhnold Schwartenager (sp? who cares??) has shortened the time anipals have in shelters in California from 5-7 days to 3. As if that will solve the budget fiasco in that state. The Terminator, indeed.

On this First World Cat Day, blessings all around The Cat Blogosphere!


pughy said...

That is a wonderful way to celebrate world cat day. The stories there are heart warmimg. I wish I was nearer to help physicaly, but can help a little materialy..

Hugs GJ and Carol x

meowmeowmans said...

What a great way to celebrate World Cat Day! :)

us4 said...

we are so happy they got forever homes. poor gus. what sweet faces. they hung on and now they will be safe and happy. bless them both.

happy WCD.

us4 said...

meant to write 'guys' above

Daisy said...

I cannot think of a better way to celebrate World Cat Day.

Samantha, Mr. Tigger and Maverick said...

Awwwwwwwww.........what a great way to Celebrate World Cat Day!! We are so glad Sweetie Pie & Ethan got gotched!! That;s what this day is all about!! May you ML, Mom Karen & Auntie Deb be blessed for all you do!!
Your FL furiends,

Leigh-Ann said...

Thank you to everyone at CB for their hard work in rescuing Sweetie Pie and Ethan, and thanks to all of you for your kind words and donations. I will write thank you notes to everyone who donated, but it might take me a few days to get caught up with all the activity going on here. We were hoping the two cats would arrive in Vegas this afternoon, but it looks like they might be delayed a few days while they get spayed and neutered. I promise the CB will have some happier photos of the cats as soon as they've been cleaned up and given a good meal! Happy World Cat Day!

Victor Tabbycat said...

This is just the purriest way to celebrate World Cat Day! When members of the CB can step in to save lifes, it's amost unbeliefable. It is sad to fink of ofur, less fortunate kitties, but one step at a time. Purrs to efurryone involved in this rescue.

Hansel said...

what a great day today is! those are some lucky kittehs!

Marilynn said...

How magnificent! I've been slow getting to email lately, and it's very nice to be reading this post right after reading the email asking for help.

Thank you, again and again, ML and Deb, for your continuing rescue work.

We love you both!!!

Marilynn, Grace & Company

Ikaika said...

Many purrs and blessings to all the wonderful kitty moms who have rescued Ethan and Sweetie Pie. And a very happy World Cat Day to everycat!

Chesney Cats said...

The Super Cat Moms strike again!! How wonderful that you saved those precious babies! What a way to celebrate the first World Cat Day!! Happy day to you all!!!!

Derby said...

Happy World Cat Day. Paws crossed for Sweetie Pie and Ethan.

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...


love, uSSSSS

WHAT FABULOUS FRIENDS WE HAVE!!!!! We feel so fortunate to have Auntie ML, Uncle Charley, and all the Sherwood kitties as our friends!!!


Just look at what we can do when we get together!

The Cat Realm said...

Thank you for coming by and Happy World Cat Day to you too! We are very very happy about Ethan and Sweetie Pie!

muffinmidi said...

We're so glad thet Sweetie Pie and Ethan are almost to their forever home.What a great way to celebrate World Cat Day.

HotMBC aka The Hotties said...

Yay! Dat's a grate noos!
Happy Werld Cat Day :) N Happy Gotcha Day to thems!
Sanjee and tha resta tha Hotties

caspersmom said...

What better news to get on World Cat Day than Ethan and Sweetie pie getting help. God bless all of you involved in this. KC you know so well about getting saved in this manner.

Sweet Missy thank you for your last comment. You are so pretty blinking your eyes like that.

Anonymous said...

Wow. That brings tears to Mom's eyes!

Cory said...

What an amazing story! The CB rocks!

Alasandra said...

We has leaky eyes. What a wonderful way to celebrate World Cat Day. ~S,S,C & F