It can be difficult at times to describe the hopelessness; knowing that resources are what stand between saving a life and not. The requests never end, but there is only so much money, so much space, so many hours in the day. You do all that you can, but still find yourself wishing you could do more.
We received a plea to help an injured feral. As most will know, ad nauseum, I love these cats more than anything. They are neglected and overlooked, abused or treated with callousness and disdain, and more often than not go without the compassion and care that they deserve. This cat had an open wound on its neck for two months. Most would rather not envision what a maggot death looks like, but it is as gruesome as you would imagine and an unfortunate reality this time of year. I didn't know how, but I knew we had to help. We would make the space, we would find a way.
So we agreed to help and shared a plea. And in just a few hours, bit by bit, I watched as people donated to help cover the cost of veterinary care for this stray cat. I do not have words for how thankful I am, for how fortunate we are. I don't take a single opportunity for granted.
Tomorrow, 'he who shall be named' goes in for care. He will be combo tested, vaccinated, parasite treated, neutered, and receive care for the open wound on his face and neck. I am so happy and so grateful. I am also so excited to work with this boy. I joke that I will probably lose an eye or limb some day, but working with ferals is some of the most rewarding work and brings me so much peace. He will have a chance thanks to his caretaker and thanks to the people who felt his life was worth saving and donated toward his veterinary care. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU.
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