Kind Human Runs Cat Rescue at College

A kind human working for a community college in Hagerstown, Maryland has another full time job. They founded Into the Wild Cat Rescue, and they are the driving force behind the organization.

The organization has been around for about two years, but the human behind it helped felines for many years before. That is why other humans call her the cat lady.

People just know me as caring for the cats,” said this human. She added, “I just had a kitten brought to me about two weeks ago found in front of the administration building. She’s in foster care right now.”

And Into the Wild Cat Rescue helps felines who are in much more need of help. Recently, they helped a feline named Moo Moo. This feline, who got his name because he looks like a cow, suffered a broken pelvis after being hit by a car around Thanksgiving. He is now doing better thanks to the help he received from Into the Wild Cat Rescue.

Into the Wild Cat Rescue is Helping Miss Mitzi

The rescue does all of its work without a central facility. They rely on a network of foster homes to take care of felines. And they help special needs felines, too, like a cat with leukemia and a cat with FIV.

Seeing kind humans helping felines makes me very happy. If you want to help Into the Wild Cat Rescue, head over to their Facebook page, like it, and give some green paper things if you can.

Why We Felines Talk at Night

Furiends, last night, Koji decided that he would start talking to the human in the middle of the night. The human got annoyed, and told Koji to be quiet. After a few minutes, Koji decided to hop onto the bed by the human and he, the human and I went back to sleep.

Koji Relaxing

In Koji’s case, we know exactly why he was talking to the human. I think Koji has seen the human use the white watery litter box one too many times. You humans get rid of the waste that goes in there every time you use it. Koji seems to expect the same for the litter box.

Koji will pee in the litter box, and then demand the human clean it. As soon as the human does, he will hop in the box, poop in it, and then demand the human clean it again! So when Koji uses the litter box in the night, he talks to the human to tell him to clean it.

But other felines have other reasons for talking in the night. According to Catster, here are a few of them:

  • Relocation can be difficult for felines. Whether it’s a cat who has lived with you who moved to a new place, an adult cat who joined the home recently, or a playful kitten who was adopted, moving often makes us anxious. And we felines express this by talking.
  • We are bored and want you to help entertain us. Sometimes, we will demand this in the middle of the night.
  • We are hungry or thirsty and we are letting you know. If you are smart, you will not give in to this, or we will start to demand noms when you are sleeping!
  • There is a health related issue, such as dementia in an older feline.
  • We saw something outside that disturbed us, like another cat, and we are letting you know.

The good news is that in most cases, there is an easy fix to us waking you up by meowing in the middle of the night. You can just ignore us, and when we realize you will not respond like we want you to, we will stop.

Of course, if you suspect a medical issue, make sure you take us to the white coated humans.

As for Koji, the human says he will either train him to use the toilet or he can just deal with the litter box not being pristine. I do not know if the human wants to train Koji to use the toilet. Because if he does, Koji will enjoy flushing the toilet and watching the water swirl around!

Should Felines Go for Walks?

A scientist has gotten a lot of attention for saying that he thinks we felines are more like canines than you humans think. He says that we should go on walks.

This human, who is a deputy editor for Science, says that he has been walking his felines for 13 years. And, he says, more humans should do the same.

He said humans should “let our cats outside for thirty to sixty minutes a day to rove yards, stroll sidewalks and disappear into shrubbery.”

A feline enjoying being walked on a leash

But others do not agree, including the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. According to their experts, toys and cat trees are a better way to make sure we felines get the mental and physical stimulation we need.

“Some cats may be frightened by the experience of being on a lead, so we would ask all owners to take this in to consideration. This is because a sense of control is very important to cats and being walked on a collar or harness prevents them from having control.”

Regardless of what you think, make sure your feline wants to be walked before trying. Jacey, Koji and I all do not like it. Koji is the one who will allow the human to put him in a stroller to be pushed around, but even he does not like being in a harness.

But if your feline enjoys the leash, then they should be allowed to be on one. Just be sure to watch them to make sure they are safe!