OUT-OF-STATE TRANSPORT CAN BE ARRANGED!
When the Leitchfield Veterinary Clinic was recently asked to assist with cat euthanasias for the Grayson County Humane Society (GCHS) – the first feline PTS’s to be “needed” (due to lack of space) by the shelter in the last two years – employees at the clinic were heartbroken that the successful placement of shelter cats was nearing an end and that lives were now being lost. They decided that they wanted to do something to help the shelter and to make sure that such a sad ending didn’t happen again anytime soon.
As part of the national Make A Difference Day (which occurred on October 25th), the Leitchfield Veterinary Clinic graciously (and blessedly!) performed 40+ cat neuters and cat spays – all free of charge – for cats waiting to adopted or rescued from the GCHS.
With more than 100 cats/kittens now filling every available space at the shelter (and with several more in foster care), it’s BEYOND urgent that the ones that are fully vetted and/or sponsored (i.e. fees paid to be vetted) find loving homes or rescues ASAP. This is CRITICAL in order to save the lives of the unaltered shelter cats that are still waiting for their second chance at a happy ending. When space becomes limited (which it already is!), unaltered/unsponsored cats will unfortunately be the first ones to be euthanized.
ANY cat that is now at the Grayson County Humane Society can go to an approved rescue group FREE OF CHARGE. Many – if not most – of the cats/kittens that are four-months-old or older, are now fully vetted (spayed/neutered, rabies vaccinated, FVRCPC vaccinated, FeLV/FIV tested, dewormed, and treated with flea preventative) and ready to go. Any sponsored kitten that isn’t yet altered, can still go to an approved rescue group and the sponsorship money will be sent along to the group to use as needed for such vetting.
Adoptions – which normally cost $55 for a fully vetted cat – are now only $30. Out-of-state adoptions ARE allowed, but please understand that the approval process can sometimes take longer than it does for local adoptions. To speed up the process, you can fill out an adoption application online at http://www.graysonhumane.org/forms/ .
Please don’t let distance prevent you from rescuing or adopting any of the Grayson cats. Transport to the northeast or towards the Chicago area can often be arranged. The Grayson County Humane Society has an incredibly dedicated group of volunteers who not only donate their time and energy to transport these furry angels to rescue groups and adopters, but whom also pay for such life-saving journeys out of their own pocket (although a donation towards gas is always appreciated).
While there are only a few precious Grayson cat photos posted below, you can see many more pictures and get additional helpful information about each one of the Grayson furrpurrs by clicking on the “Click Here To Only See Our Cats” link on the Grayson County Humane Society/SPCA Petfinder web site at http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/KY103.html .
If you can rescue or adopt any of these fabulous felines or if you have questions about any of the cats that are listed, please contact the shelter volunteers at firstname.lastname@example.org (@aggressiveonline.net) or email@example.com (@mail2cook.com), or call 270-230-8839. If you don’t have room in your rescue group or loving home for a cat, but if you know of someone who does, please forward this message on to them ASAP.
Please share in the amazing generosity of the Leitchfield Veterinary Clinic and help extend the meaning of the Make a Difference Day. By opening your heart and home to just one of the Grayson cats, you will have made a world of difference to that precious life. We can’t save them all, but we can certainly try to save as many as possible. Thank you for any and all help that you can provide.
Friend of the Grayson County Humane Society