Sunday, February 24, 2013

Kitten finds a home after long haul thanks to shelter network

Here's a Sunday morning story with a happy ending, in the form of emails I received over the past few days:

On 2/22/2013 10:31 AM, Beverly wrote:

Here's a calico kitten that is in need of a home.

This little kitten somehow found its way into a semi in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.  From Eau Claire, the semi traveled to La Crosse and then to Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital.  The kitten was found among the boxes that were being unloaded at the hospital.  As you can see from Dawn's email (below), hospital staff provided shelter for her outside and fed her for a few days.  With the impending storm and cold temps, Dawn could not bear to see her out in the cold and knew that something had to be done.  So once again, if anyone can help in giving this cutie a home, please reply to this email or to Dawn's.

Dawn feels this kitten needs to be a house kitten. She and her husband recently gave a forever home to a beautiful border collie who somehow ended up on their hobby farm.  They felt the dog was dumped, but not sure.  The dog quickly endeared himself to them, but they did not get too attached in case the dog's original owner could be found and wanted this great dog back.  But, after some research, they were able to find "Henry's" original owner who realized that Henry should stay with them.  According to Dawn, Henry is the perfect fit for their farmette.  He is housebroken, stays in the yard, gets along with the horses and is well behaved.  Congrats!
Please, if you can pass the word about the little kitten, it would be greatly appreciated.

> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Dawn
> Date: Fri, Feb 22, 2013 at 10:02 AM
> Subject: Black calico kitten
> To: Beverly, Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter >
> Hi Bev...

Here are some photos of our little hospital kitten.  I sent a few so you could choose the cutest image.  I am still hoping it may work out that I can keep this little affectionate kitten; we just cannot afford another spay and have three house cats as it is. 

My husband just wants to make sure there is not someone out there looking for a kitten just like this one.  She has such a travel story coming all the way from Eau Claire tucked in the back of a semi...then having her live at the hospital for a day or two with nursing and housekeeping staff caring for her.  She was so frightened and disoriented!  We enjoy fostering her, but have to keep her away from our other rescue pets as some of those pets are older and I am afraid they will harm her.  This is one of the most affectionate kittens I have ever met...I really want to see this loving kitten go to a good home! 

 On 2/22/2013 9:15 PM, Beverly:

The calico kitten found in a semi truck at the PdC hospital has a home!  Not sure of the details yet, but the new family is picking it up tomorrow.  January was another great month for adoptions for RABAS members and volunteers. 

On 2/23/2013 3:01 PM, Beverly:
Just had to pass this one on to all about the trucking calico kitten.  It is a real heart warmer.  Thanks to Dawn for caring enough to take the kitten home.  And thanks for sharing the story. 
 > ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Dawn
> Date: Sat, Feb 23, 2013 at 2:48 PM
> Subject: Re: The calico kitten
> To: Beverly
> Hi Bev!
Sorry it took me so long to get back to you; my weekend travel plans have been quite cumbersome...

The trucking kitten has gotten herself a great home with a wonderful family!  Carol and her co-worker were perusing our Rivers and Bluffs website and came across the trucker kitty story and Carol just KNEW this kitten would be a perfect friend for her 8 year old granddaughter Cammie.

Cammie and her grandma picked up the kitten (I had her all cleaned up/wormed/nails clipped and decked with a pretty bow) this afternoon.  The trucking kitten's name will be Maggie and she will be an indoor cat in her new home in Cassville WI.



I volunteered with Rivers and Bluffs when I first returned to Wisconsin in 2008. They impressed me as a dedicated, earnest, passionate bunch who are working tirelessly towards creating an animal shelter in the Prairie du Chine area. Please give their Facebook page some likes if you support more happy endings like this!

Semi truck image (not the actual truck) from

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