My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Aslan's Cats Inc, Verbank, NY, USA
I very rarely write online reviews of organizations, but I had to say a few words about Aslans Cat Rescue.
A few weeks ago, I found myself in a position no one wants to be in. I had taken in a stray cat -- a small , dear female cat -- who, according to a first test result seemed to have come in contact with the FeLuk virus.
I was desperate. I had rescued the cat and now I was being told that she could not co-habitate with my cats and that no rescue would take her. I was advised to put her to sleep. I called every rescue organization in Buffalo, NY, and those who called me back gave me the same advice: euthanize the cat.
I could not do this. And finally, I found Aslans Cat Sanctuary. First, I found their website -- and I was there for hours! I The mission of Aslans is to give cats with the FeLuk virus the best possible lives -- excellent vet care, excellent food, beautiful shelter, and, most of all, love. Here was a place where these poor cats, whose only fault was a hard life, would be safe and protected. Their dedication to the cats other people -- even those in rescue organizations! -- won't help touched me deeply.
Later that night, I worked up the courage to write Sabrina at Aslans and tell her about my little cat. And before even an hour had elapsed, there was a message from her and a number to call. She assured me that my little stray would be welcome at Aslans, Suddenly, a situation that had seemed hopeless was full of hope. After looking at the site, I told the little stray that everything would be ok.
As it turns out, the test had been a false positive -- so we would not need to make the trip to Aslans. But I know that others days will bring others cats to my doorstep -- and on one of those days, a cat who really is FeLuk positive will come to me. Now I know that I can find help for these cats at Aslans. I'll never have to look at a cat and say, "I'm sorry. There's nothing I can do."
I am deeply moved by Sabrina and her volunteers' dedication to and love for these animals. They are doing a hard thing -- but instead of turning away from suffering, they are turning towards it, and stopping it with love and knowledge. Yes, in addition to taking care of the cats, the founders of Aslans are dedicated to educating humans about the FeLuk virus.
Some day, I hope, and I know they do too, a place like Aslans won't need to exist. But in the present, this sanctuary is essential.
Please visit the cats of Aslans. They have so much to teach us.
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