My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Feral Paws Rescue Group, Fresno, CA, USA
To walk into a high kill animal shelter is akin to walking into the shadow of death. The majority of these precious souls will never see the light of day again. Animals are perceptive beings, you need only to look into their pleading eyes, to see their tiny paws reached out from their barred cages and to listen to their cries of fear, to know they understand what fate awaits them. I’ve left my local high kill shelter in tears, and my heart breaks every time I think of the animals who are shut off from the world there and forgotten by society. But Feral Paws Rescue has not forgotten them! They go into these places every day with the hope of saving as many as funds will allow. All the while, carrying the burden of knowing they can’t save them all. For a compassionate heart, this is a terrible burden to carry, but they continue to go back - for the love of these animals. Among the cats they save are the sick, the injured, the ferals, the abused and the seniors. They pull the ones with the mark of death on their place cards - the ones who would have no hope without them. In my city of Fresno, CA they are the ONLY rescue who pulls cats from our high kill shelter, and they give these babies a second chance at life. They take care of their medical needs, shower them with love and then place them in appropriate homes when they are ready. I am in awe of them and their good work. That is why I donate to them whenever I can.
I want to share this story with you. While I was on Face Book one night not long ago, I came across a distressing story of a cat who had been put into this high kill shelter in Fresno. I reached out to the Rescue on their FB page and asked if they could help save this kitty. Well, Paula was right on top of it, making inquiries with the shelter. She later learned from the shelter that this story was even more alarming then first realized. And that was: before being picked up by animal control, this cat had been tossed out onto the street by her owner, along with her four 3 week old kittens! So this became a rescue of not one life, but five. And for those who don’t know, mama cats and their kittens usually don’t make it out of this shelter alive unless rescue pulls them. So Paula posted a call for help in funding on the Rescue’s FB page, and for this little family – it was a happy ending. Their lives had once been ones of neglect and heartlessness, but now they were given a second chance for a better life. Now they will know loving homes with people who understand that pet adoption is a forever thing. Here are a couple of pictures that Paula had shared on the rescues FB page of mama and her babies. The first is when she first saw them at the shelter, and the second is when they were being taken away from that place to start a new life. Thank you Feral Paws Rescue!