by Lupe Gore
Feral Paws Rescue Group in Fresno shares with us some of their animal rescue adventures every month. Check out KRL’s article about Feral Paws to learn more about them. Lupe Gore is a FPRG volunteer.
November means Thanksgiving is near, and that means a time to remember, a time to be grateful, and to give thanks. Thanksgiving Day usually means a time to be with family for a festive turkey dinner. I would like to share some Thanksgiving stories that are possible due in large part to the tireless work of Feral Paws Rescue.
Most of the cats in these photos were rescued from kill-shelters and wouldn’t be enjoying the turkey dinner if not for Feral Paws Rescue saving their lives. Some of the cats never had a home before being rescued, and at first wondered what was that delicious smell coming from the oven. Others had been owner surrenders, and figured out what was going on with the special meal being prepared for them. Together they ate their dinner along with the extras of stuffing, vegetables—some even loved the cranberry sauce. They were very grateful to have such a feast, but most of all were grateful to be alive, and to have a home in which to eat it. Sometimes it is animals who appreciate the dinner much more so than human families.
The one eating the turkey by himself is Shemar. He was rescued from the North Central Shelter in Los Angeles in 2012 after being surrendered by his owner. He was seven years old at the time.
The tuxedo kitty is Amanda. She was rescued from the Lancaster Shelter (Los Angeles County) when she was two years old. At the time of the photo she was in long-term foster care and is now living in Oregon where she found her forever home. The fluffy black kitty with the bright pink collar is Lupita; she also was rescued from the Lancaster Shelter at age four.
So with this article I am expressing gratitude and thankfulness to Feral Paws Rescue for saving so many lives from kill-shelters and giving the cats a chance to have a Thanksgiving dinner, whether they are still at the rescue, adopted to loving homes, or at my house enjoying their turkey. Please consider adopting a shelter cat and allowing them to have a Happy Thanksgiving.
You can learn more about Feral Paws on their website.
Next Adoption Event: Saturday, November 18, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Tractor Supply Company, 1630 Herndon Ave, Clovis CA
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