Letter: Cat Tales

Runaway cat finds way back to her kittens after six weeks

This is the touching story of Molly’s love for her children.

It was six weeks ago when we first captured Molly, the mom of three kittens. As a matter of fact, it was Jeannie and Wayne, the owners of the land where she grew up, who brought her to our rehabilitation centre after her visit to the vet.

Unfortunately, on this same day too many people had come to help us and; by accident, when we tried to pass her from the carrier to the cage she escaped. Until yesterday, we kept putting food out for her presuming she was hiding under a pallet, but she was not.

In the meantime, after four weeks of the kittens being at the centre, we needed to send them to different foster homes because the facility is not insulated and it is too cold for them.

Her third kitten still is living in the forest. One of Molly’s kittens was adopted and another came to my house, 10 blocks away.

However, four days ago, as a miracle, I saw Molly arriving exhausted and starving at my house. I could not believe my eyes when I saw her. My heart jumped with admiration for this good mom, who even feeling weak from the spaying, of having been lost and hungry for six weeks, and  being unfamiliar with the city had followed her kitten’s smell to my home.

At that point, I decided to set up the trap with the hope that she would go in, but suddenly, she disappeared. I went to bed tortured by the idea of a feral cat wondering terrorized in the middle of a busy road and; as always, tired I fell sleep. Five hours later, I woke up all worried for her crossing the roads when I realized that over the night she had gone inside the trap by herself. I thanked all the spirits I know for this wonderful gift of life and ran to call her owners. Jeannie and Wayne are now adopting her and her only left kitten. They also have adopted another family of feral cats which are now all fixed. A happy end.

Conclusion, day by day we are learning new ways of protecting these poor and defenceless animals which people have thrown out in our forests without compassion. We are contributing and growing as a group of volunteers and donors because we all understand that is the only way we have to build a healthy community. With the help of the Sooke District and of the Capital Regional District we are already attracting the attention of other cities on the island. The compassion and respect to animals that we are teaching our children is reflecting in our great moral values as Sookies.

Last, we have six kittens which have been through a lot and which deserve to find a good loving home? Can you open your home to one or two of them? They have been all spayed/neutered, vaccinated, dewormed, and defleaded.

Our phone number is 250-664-7045 and our website www.safars.org

Margarita

Dominguez

Sooke Animal Food and Rescue Society

Sooke