A cat rescue of sixteen felines took place under the direction of Wendy Grellinger. They were relocated to the Rescue Village in Novelty, Ohio where they were rehabilitated and are now healthy and up for adoption.
Organizations like Cat Depot in Sarasota, Florida, are diamonds in the rough of their communities. This animal rescue shelter provides a safe haven for injured, debilitated, lost, and homeless animals. With a no-kill policy, they are dedicated to providing a healthy environment for cats and helping them find new permanent homes.
Humane societies often rescue animals from squalid conditions. Wendy Grellinger, a cat behavior coordinator and deputy human agent, recently responded to the worst case of animal neglect she’d ever experienced. Sixteen cats were barricaded into a one-car garage; the floor was covered in fecal matter, urine, and diarrhea. Decaying food and fleas added to the appalling conditions in the one hundred fifteen degree room, and lack of ventilation made conditions worse.
Grellinger rescued all sixteen cats, who were taken to an animal shelter and later quarantined.
Cat Depot accepts cats from these conditions regularly. Circumstance does not matter; if a cat needs a safe place, Cat Depot opens its doors.
Fifteen of the sixteen cats survived and, though timid of humans, are now up for adoption. Since their arrival to the clinic, they have been ridded of fleas, given antibiotics and treatment for illnesses, and nursed back to health. Cat Depot also provides many services included in the adoption fee, ensuring that the initial months of pet ownership will hopefully be vet-free.
Cat Depot and other rescue centers work with their furry inhabitants to help develop social skills and make them accustomed to people. Though not all cats may rub up against your leg and purr incessantly, these quiet creatures can show their appreciation and adoration in other ways.
Cat Depot adopted out nearly nine hundred cats lat year and hopes to raise that number to over a thousand for 2012.
Knowledge of how to properly care for an animal is vital prior to picking one out. Dedication to a long-standing commitment is essential and a pet will expect nothing less. Cat Depot engages the community in animal-maintenance awareness by establishing programs in schools that encourage children to get involved and learn about issues concerning animals in their community.
Cat Depot has been an established organization for the past nine years. While taking in cats in need of shelter from the community, Cat Depot also opens its doors for the community to become active participants in keeping animals off the streets. Their staff is comprised of both volunteers and paid employees, all of whom are FEMA certified.