Hello, my furiends. I hope you enjoyed your weekend. Today I bring you the story of an organization, Crisfield Cat Rescue, which has helped so many of my fellow felines. Now they are in need of help themselves. Hopefully, Bagheera the Diabetic Cat’s Buddies can help like they have before.
Founded about two and a half years ago, Crisfield Cat Rescue is an all volunteer organization that helps rescue cats in Somerset County, Maryland. This is located on what my human tells me is called the Eastern Shore of Maryland. I have never been there. My human thinks he flew a small airplane into that airport, but if he did make the trip, I was not at home. So I can’t tell you if he actually did!
Due to many challenges piling up, Crisfield Cat Rescue needs to shut its doors. First, they have lost many members, which makes it impossible for them to organize fundraisers. Without volunteers and money, it makes it very difficult to take care of the cats they have on hand. On top of that, there haven’t been as many adoptions as they thought they would have. That means instead of having cats go to new homes and not having to pay the expenses of caring for them, they continue to have to spend money on cats they hoped would be in a furever home.
The last straw was when the kind human who started the group found out that her home, which houses the shelter, needs major repairs. She is already working full time, trying to run a rescue organization, and this was just too much. The poor human couldn’t even get a Petfinder account set up because she had no time.
From the bottom of this diabetic cat’s heart, I thank the kind human who tried so hard to make it happen. It just proved to be too much. But she has rescued many cats over the past two and a half years, and trapped, neutered, and returned many feral cats. So while the doors for Crisfield Cat Rescue will close on July 20, many cats have benefited from their work.
Here is where you kind humans, who I call Bagheera the Diabetic Cat’s Buddies, can help. If you live within 150 miles, Crisfield Cat Rescue will deliver an adoptable cat to you and they will waive the fee. And if you have a barn or shelter that can house some of the cats, that will help tremendously as well.
The Somerset County Humane Society can take some of the cats, but not all of them. So if you’ve been looking for a feline friend and you live near Crisfield, can you please help? If you don’t live close enough, please share this so that others can see it.
My Buddies have helped many cats in the past. I know you can help again! Purrs and head bonks for all that you do.