Apr 19, 2021
When the winter storm hit a number of months again, quite a lot of shelters in Texas had been going through one of many hardest choices they needed to make. They wanted to get their animals out to a protected shelter or be left with the selection that no shelter ever needs to make, euthanasia. Plenty of these shelters are in rural elements of the state the place the kennels are exterior and their entry to sources is all the time restricted, particularly throughout a climate disaster. That’s when Austin Pets Alive! and our nationwide division, American Pets Alive!, sprang into motion. We made it our mission to get 1,000 pets out of Texas safely to shelters all throughout america. In a matter of simply 4 weeks, we hit our aim with our 1,000th pet being an lovely cat named Charlie.
Charlie traveled all the best way from Loredo, TX to KC Pet Mission in Kansas. His journey up north was made particular by having a first-class seat in a personal airplane flown by our volunteer pilot good friend, David Nelson. As soon as he landed at KC Pet Mission, it was solely a matter of days till he discovered his without end house. We took a second to listen to from his adopter, Kathryn, to see how our 1,000th pet is doing.
It seems that Kathryn and her husband are each initially from Texas so adopting Charlie who got here from Texas as nicely felt prefer it was a good match. “We felt like he was our cat from the second we noticed him. Understanding we got here from the identical place simply cemented that feeling.”
You may be questioning what made them select KC Pet Mission and why they felt now was the best time to undertake. It seems after mourning the cat that they’d for over 18 years who died in 2020, they had been able to carry one other member of the family into their life in 2021. They’re an “undertake don’t store” kind of household so Kathryn mentioned going to KC Pet Mission was a no brainer. “Their mission and their compassion made them the right place for us.”
“Charlie (as my husband and I name him), “Fluffy Ball”(as my 5 YO calls him), is stuffed with vitality and has introduced quite a lot of humor to our home,” Kathryn gushed when requested about what their household loves about Charlie. “As a 7-month-old cat, he bounces round the home consistently, nipping at our legs after we stroll by, chasing toys and balls, leaping on beds… in order that has been a supply of enjoyment for all of us. He’s additionally extraordinarily light and affected person with our daughter. She will get in his face, kisses him consistently, follows him round, and he’s completely light together with her and by no means appears to get bored with her consideration.”
It’s clear that Charlie is now dwelling the great life together with his new household in Kansas Metropolis, surrounded by love and affection each single day. It’s heartbreaking to assume what his future would have been if he didn’t get the possibility to be transported to KC Pet Mission, which is why Kathryn needed to depart you all with this message. “Undertake, don’t store! There are such a lot of great animals that want a great house. Additionally, VOLUNTEER! KC Pet Mission has great volunteers and loads of alternatives for people and households to volunteer at their stunning amenities. Make it your mission to make a distinction in animals’ lives, whether or not by adoption or volunteering on the organizations who assist them.”
Austin Pets Alive! is all the time in want of volunteers, and there are numerous methods you are able to do so! From strolling canines to feeding bottle child kittens, to even transporting pets like Charlie from rural shelters to our doorways right here in Austin; the listing is countless. If you’re studying this from the Kansas Metropolis space, you’ll find all of KC Pet Mission’s volunteer data on their web site as nicely. We want Charlie a fortunately ever after together with his new household!