Success Story of the Month
Fuzzy Friends Rescue Story for June 2012
Early one morning the Fuzzy Friends Rescue director pulled up to the shelter to start her day to find a pet carrier waiting for her on the front porch. She grabbed the carrier and saw a pair of eyes staring back at her from inside. Once they were safely inside the building she was able to open it and find a solid black, male, 2-year-old cat that was declawed on ALL four paws. She began to look him over and brush him with a flea comb that he desperately needed. Before she could finish her exam, the director was called away for a short time. She placed the cat in a cage and came back less than ten minutes later. A bloodcurdling scream was heard throughout the lobby. Within second a large group of employees ran to see if they could help. What they found was the director just standing in front of the black cat’s cage with him lunging and screaming at her.
Boo is not the first animal we have received with this problem but he has been one of our worst. An animal shelter is a very stressful place for an animal. They become scared and confused and do not know what to do. As a declawed cat Boo learned to use his voice to defend himself.
The office manager started spending all of her free time sitting outside Boo’s cage. After many days of just talking with him she was then able to pet him. Slowly more and more people were able to pet him then hold him.
On the day Boo got adopted you would not recognize this cat. The office manager went back to bring him up for his new family and had him cradled like a baby as she walked up to them. He became such a love bug all because of the compassion of our employees and volunteers.