last weekend i made an appeal here for anyone who could help rescue some cats from my dad’s house. i set out to try to find someone who would be willing to gather up the cats and deliver them to the humane society. i called the marshfield pet shelter at the pet hotel and found….
donna, the cat rescue angel
this woman answered a call from a complete stranger, agreed to go there herself and took time out of her busy life to rescue 7 cats from my dad’s house. i think it was more complicated than i thought it would be, they were scared and not terribly well-behaved but i appreciate all her effort and for keeping me up to date.
even though i have to believe that i would probably done the same thing if i could, i am well aware that a lot of people would not. at any rate, i asked donna if i could send her a small gift but she said all she wanted was a donation to the marshfield veterinary hospital, which i happily did.
the lessons in all of this?
- there are very kind people out there
- it is difficult to put a price on peace of mind
- old people can lose the ability to judge their own (and their pets) welfare
- neighbors need to err on the side of being overly concerned and helpful (before someone dies)