Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Remember Me Thursday

Thanks to Lola the Rescued Cat and Three Chatty Cats for hosting the blog hop.

#RememberMeThursday was started in 2013 to shine a light on pets in shelters needing homes. While the numbers are not as bad as they used to be, reports state that almost 3 million adoptable pets lose their lives every year in shelters....just because they can't find a home. 

While some promote adoption - and we are certainly in favor of that - we want to talk about spay and neuter. While adoptions reduce numbers, the sheer number of animals coming INTO shelters needs to be brought down. Spay/Neuter is the best way to do that....

Meet the momma cats of 2018:
Carling is a 5 year old calico
*she is looking for her forever home

Delphi is a 1 year old dilute tortoiseshell
*she is looking for her forever home

Cardamom is a 1 year old tuxedo
*she has already been adopted

These are just the moms of this year - between them they had 16 kittens. We don't know if Cardamom and Delphi have had previous litters...though it is possible. We HAVE to presume that Carling has had many previous litters. Just those numbers alone are scary. Now imagine they hadn't come into rescue. Three of the 16 kittens were girls. Those plus the moms continue to reproduce. Suddenly it goes from scary to staggering. Plus 2 single kittens with no moms - so who knows where they are and if they are going to be spayed.

Some of our 2017 numbers to consider:
  • 10 kittens with no mom that was brought in
  • 5 mom cats fostered
  • 16 kittens between 5 moms

There are things you can do: 
  1. Get involved with a local rescue. If they don't have an onsite clinic, we bet they would love offers to help transport animals back and forth for surgery. 
  2. Spread the word - you can search "low cost spay" on any search engine or the ASPCA has a searchable database
  3. Try some TNR - there is nothing more satisfying that hearing a door snap shut and knowing that you are helping control the local population. Keep talking about it - spread the word in your town and on social media.
  4. Support your local rescue with donations - we bet they have a wish list on their website.
We are making a difference....let's keep up the good work.


  1. This is all so true. At the moment a friend and I are trying to catch about 16 feral cats and so far have gotten six. So the spay and neuter is SO important. Great post.

  2. You are so right! Spay/neuter would help solve so many problems. Great ideas to get involved, too. Thank you for joining the blog hop and for writing to save lives.

  3. I didn't know that the ASPCA had a low cost spay/neuter list on their site! That's terrific, and I will give that information out. So many people simply feed stray cats, and I tell them that if you feed them, fix them but then they start whining about costs and blah blah blah. As with being anti-declaw, I'm anti-not fixing! Terrific post!

    1. that is our stance - you feed them, you need to fix them

  4. Thank you for all that you do for cats who need help! You are just pawesome. Thanks for hopping with us - we appreciate your support.

  5. That's so true ! Paws up to you for helping cats ! Purrs

  6. guyz...984 paws UP two YUR mom for everee thing her does N haz done.....trooth ~~~~~~~ ☺☺♥♥ herz made a difference fora countlezz cats for a looooooooooooooooooong time ~~~~~~ { N pupz two } !

  7. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful post. We just hope that we all can do our best to make sure that shelters don't start getting filled up again and for all pets to find their furever homes. Thanks for all the hard work that you do. Have a wonderful rest of your week.
    World of Animals

  8. Thank you so much for helping to make that difference! And for giving them all your love and caring.

  9. This is such a great, real-life example of why spay and neuter is important. The moms you've had there in foster will never contribute to the overpopulation problem again. All of us can do the same, making sure the cats we come into contact with whether they are feral or pets don't reproduce.

  10. Well done! Every spay and neuter is countless suffering lives spared. Spay, and neuter, foster, adopt, repeat.

  11. You’re so right. If you’re gonna feed stray cats, make sure they are fixed too so more cats don’t end up in shelters.

  12. Excellent post, Jeanne! And you are so right -- spaying and neutering is critical if we are ever going to get pet overpopulation under control.

  13. Spaying and neutering is SO important! It really irks my human when people don't do it, or delay it. Every rescue and shelter organization here will NOT hand over an intact kitten or cat, period.

  14. It is so important to spay and neuter our pets. I think all cities should have a TNR program to help control the feral population for their safety.

  15. Praying that these beautiful kitties (and all kitties) find their furever homes!
    We are all rescue cats and we know how blessed we are!
    Purrs & Head Bonks,
    Alberto & The Tribe of Five

  16. Very important to spay and neuter. Great post!

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

  17. You are so right about the core problem. There are still people who say "let her have her first litter" before spaying! That doesn't help the pet overpopulation problem at all. We hope through more education and awareness like this, that we can dispel myths about spay and neuter for future generations.


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