Ever wonder if weird or bizarre things happen at an animal shelter? Only every day or so!
Yesterday, we welcomed two cats into our Shelter. They were surrendered, not abandoned, but the people did not have proper crates in which to transport them, so one cat was in a backpack and one was in a suitcase.
We weren’t quite sure what to expect as we opened the pieces to see the cats inside. They are beautiful sweet felines … but the combination of being transported in makeshift accommodations and then being let loose in an unfamiliar environment turned the two of them into Tasmanian devils.
It took two staff members wrangle them into cages but not before they shredded the intake room.
They are going to be fine (the staff members and the cats) but it’s just an example of how the RAPS team arrives at work each morning never knowing what spectacular drama we might encounter that day.
This reminds of a couple of things …
As many people know, we had two incidents recently of animals being cruelly abandoned – in one case, a dog was left in a locked suitcase and, in another, a cat was shut in a cardboard box that was taped shut. Please … do not abandon animals. RAPS is always prepared to receive surrendered animals. It is the least we can do for our animal friends.
We also want to remind everyone that the sort of craziness we encounter is (almost) always welcome, because that’s just what you have to expect when working with animals. And we love working with animals! As we progress in our plans to construct the RAPS Regional Animal Hospital, your support means we will be able to save and improve the lives of more animals than ever before.
This is a huge deal. Please find out more about this important project and learn how your support now can help animals – in our community and far beyond – long into the future.