The Feline Friends organization is very near and dear to me. When I first found Feline Friends and Jo, who at that time was single handedly keeping it all going, we had just decided it was time to bring a cat or kitten into our family. Rue actually isn’t a FF cat but she started our involvement with abandoned and abused cats and kittens. Her story is at http://feline-friends.net/Rue.html that was back in 2003. Since then she has decided much to our relief, to be an entirely inside kitty.
FF has taught me a lot over the years. For one thing I’ve seen the very best in people, the hours of dedicated time, the care, concern and love. But working with a rescue organization you see the worse as well. FF has adopted the motto: “Saving One Life At A Time” and I’ve found I hang on to it. When for every cat and kitten who finds a forever home, there are hundreds living on their own, or suffering abuse and neglect it gets discouraging without concentrating on what you can change, where you can make a difference.
There are many stories on the FF website at http://feline-friends.net and albums of FF cats. Here is one we were personally involved in.
Three little Ragamuffins were rescued from a breeder. When they came to FF they were ill and we fostered them here where we could quarantine them in the tack room which had heat, and hot water. Later Brianna, the one we kept, contracted ring worm which she very generously passed along to some of us. Being Ragamuffins they weren’t hard to socialize and we spent a lot of time in the barn with them.
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