Mom has debated about whether or not to write this post but feels it is an important topic regardless of any backlash she might get. While working for the rescue, she has seen many occasions where people have reached out for help with their kitties because they have to move and can’t take them with them. Some of the very condemning responses went something like, “How awful those people are. I would never give up my babies. I just wouldn’t move someplace where I couldn’t take them.” Mom is so glad that she never judged those people. No matter what you think you know, you don’t know the whole story.
When mom bought her condo twelve years ago, she never dreamed she would ever have to move from it. Then came the down turn in the economy. After struggling through that, she was hit with health issues which further deteriorated her economic situation. So, eventually, it became inevitable that she would have to find another place for us to live.
As you may know, I have two adopted brothers and two adopted sisters for a total of five of us. When you own your own home, the only thing limiting how many animals you have is whether or not you are willing to ignore animal control regulations. Mom always felt that indoor cats bother no one, so since we were all well taken care of, she did just that. Well, when you move some place owned by someone else, you can no longer ignore the rules.
You may have read on my Big Change Revealed post, mom didn’t tell us right away what was going on. That’s because she was desperately trying to find a situation where she could take all of us. But, sadly, that did not happen. Now she is faced with having to re-home Ocean, Fontana and Philly. Mom’s eyes are leaking as she is typing this. Her heart is broken for them but she can only take two of us to our new home. I don’t know why I am one of the lucky ones because Ocean came before me. You can read Echo’s story to see why mom is taking him. Mom is determined to find Ocean, Fontana and Philly the very best new homes. Because they were all adopted from MeoowzResQ, they will help her do that.
So, mom said she wanted to write this to remind people to be more loving and tolerant of one another. We never can know all the hard decisions that went into a choice someone else has made.