My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Erie Trap and Release, Erie, PA, USA
Meet Nessie, but just who saved who.
In December of 2014, two months after the loss of my mom, I saw a video on Facebook showing this precious soul. I already had a dog and two cats at home, but I could not keep my eyes off of her. I watched that video at least 50 times. The pain in my head, the weight on my shoulders, and the ache in my heart were quite real and sometimes very intense and overwhelming. But after I showed my husband that video for the tenth time, he finally said if you want her let’s go get her. So I messaged Erie trap and release that I wanted to meet her. Mind you this was a Friday night at 10:00 PM in the middle of a snow storm in Erie, PA. So we went to pick her up and bring her home, and to pick up all of the supplies I would need for a kitten. Her first two weeks were spent hiding behind my bookcases in my study, I would go in and sit with her and speak softly to her in a two foot by two foot area, as my extra furniture to set our Christmas tree were being stored in that room. The first time she came out of hiding and let me pet her the pain, the weight, and the ache were finally lifted from me. She desperately wanted to be loved but the fear she had for humans was quite great, so we took baby steps until she was ready for the next amount of contact. The day she crawled into my lap I wanted to cry for joy, she had accepted me. Now she is my tailless tail, for she is calico Manx, and she literally follows me everywhere in our house and this includes the shower
This would not have been possible, if it wasn’t for Erie trap and release. They were the ones who rescued her, fostered her, and had her spayed and updated with shots. They were the ones who put her video on Facebook for me to see. Erie trap and release not only saved my precious Nessie, but they saved me too. So I must ask, just who saved who?