May 11, 2013

It's Transport Weekend! We're Saving Cats by the Carload! #15catcaravan

Hurray! It's another transport day! This weekend we have such a diverse and special bunch of cats we're helping get to homes and rescues... From cats from a hoarder situation to our favorite cat Lestat's sister to bunches of kittens and more!

First up, we have two sets of kittens that were still a little sick the last time we transported cats up to Maine, so they stayed behind for a few extra weeks to get healthy (only healthy kitties on the road!). They are the Spice Pack and the Potters.

The Spice Pack are Pepper, Cayenne, Chili and Cinnamon. They also have a mom named Sage, but she found a wonderful home down here already!

The Spice Pack! Pepper, Cayenne, Chili and Cinnamon (That's Cayenne looking at us!)
The Potters are Ron Weasley, Ginny, Hermoine and Harry Potter. Harry Potter is apparently the most ridiculous lovebug ever, according to his foster moms (they had two foster homes!).

Ron Weasley, the lovebug. 
Then we have a very special VIP in our transport. I didn't tell you guys this before, but guess what? We have Lestat's sister! Remember how there were originally four in that family that were surrendered together, and one got adopted straight from the shelter before we rescued the rest? Her name is Bella. We had no idea how she was doing or if she was well or anything... and then I got a message a few weeks ago that she'd been returned to the shelter.

Returned? How does one return a cat this gorgeous?

Bella's original shelter photo.
But she was back, and we knew immediately we had to get her out of there ASAP and find her a real forever home. One that we would always know how she is doing and who would keep her forever and ever and give her the love she deserves. This family is very special to us all.

And so we found her a great home! She is going to Cutehead Danielle B.'s mom (who adopted Hagrid earlier!).

Bella after she was returned... and after we busted her out for good!
Next up are a few of the kitties we saved from a hoarder situation in Tampa. Adele, Aurora and Amelia are going up to HART of Maine (one of our favorite rescue partners!). They are also getting the Potters and the Spice Pack. A great group and we're so thankful to them for helping us save all these kitties!

Adele, Amelia and Aurora.
Then comes Luigi. Luigi has a little bit of a story behind him. He was lost a couple months ago during a transport (NOT one of ours!), and many dedicated people worked and searched and didn't give up. A couple weeks ago, he was found! And now we get to escort him home for real this time. Believe me, we're duct-taping his carrier shut! We're so happy he finally gets to go home (and that he was found!).

Oh hai. I'm Luigi!
We also have Buddy coming along. Buddy is 24 pounds of cat awesomeness. He is FIV+ and was rescued by one of our Cutehead drivers a little while ago. She wasn't able to keep him, so she reached out for help in finding him a place to go and Rikki's Refuge is going to give him a wonderful place to live! So he is hopping onboard on Cutehead Shirley G.'s leg (she rescued him!) and coming along for part of the ride!

Big-boy Buddy. He's a sweetie.
And last but not least, we have Suki. Suki was surrendered by her owner to animal control and was getting very depressed. She was rescued and now she's going home!

Pretty Suki.
Follow Along!
You can follow along with their transport today and tomorrow on Your Daily Cute's Facebook page and on Twitter using the hashtag #15catcaravan. I'll be tweeting as @YourDailyCute, of course! Help us cheer these kitties on!

We kick off at 7:30 a.m. tomorrow!

Help Future Transports!
Want to help transport rescue kitties in the future? Sign up to be one of our volunteer drivers by filling out this form so we can contact you if a cat needs to go through your area! The more drivers we have, the more cats we can help! Thank you all!

Tremendous Thank You!
These cats are all safe and headed home thanks to some amazing work by many amazing people. We couldn't do any of it without our super partner in rescue, Stacey of Good Karma Pet Rescue of South Florida. Our super rescue friend, Maribel M. helped Suki and is also driving! Cutehead Shirley G. for rescuing Buddy. Our fabulous fosters: Cuteheads Colleen M., Stacy H., Tara R. and her daughter and Nicole D. My parents, Cuteheads Bob and Maraly, for helping out at the kitty condo. An incredible amount of gratitude is owed to our amazing vet, Dr. Seskus of East Oakland Animal Hospital.

And huge thanks to all our Cutehead drivers! YOU all make this possible. Maribel M., Kd P., Vicki O, Deb S., Shirley G., Melanie M., Desiree B., Amanda D., Donna S., Andrea D., Keely F., Linda G., Carol K., Barbara T., Danielle B., Danielle G. and Hannah D.! Extra thanks to Desiree and Amanda for being the sleepover spots in Raleigh, NC! What a wonderful group!

And best of all, thanks to the adopters and rescues: Andrea and Ed for adopting Suki, Danielle and Tina B. for adopting Bella and Danielle G. for adopting Luigi, HART of Maine for taking the kittens and the hoarder cats and Rikki's Refuge for taking Buddy!

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20 comments:

  1. Luigi is a lot of cat!
    I hope all goes well. It is wonderful what you are all doing!

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  2. Great work as always! We tweeted and shared!

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  3. absolutely fantastic news!!! (((((hugs)))) and blessings to all!

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  4. Oh, thank God for you! They're all so lovely, but I confess I'm especially taken by that sweet-faced little Ron Weasley. He just looks as if's trying to say something. He =looks= like a lovebug! GREAT JOB!!!

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  5. I can't pick one, but wish I were in the country and could take them all.
    Such wonderful cats. Will be watching Twitter for updates.

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  6. Way to go Team Cute, y'all are rockin' it!

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  7. Dorian I don't know how you do all that you do but THANK YOU and God Bless you! and all of the others who are contributing!!! They are all beautiful kittehs!

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  8. Wonderful!! Bless you and all your drivers, adopters, etc. for all you do for these beautiful kitties. Safe trip to all!!! Happy lives for the kitties ahead!!! <3

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  9. Woo Hoo! RESCUE KITTIES ROCK ON! Will follow you today and cheer kitties and drivers. Go Bella! PeeEss this is Linda Rodgers from The Royals and Lestat transport cheerleader group : )

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  10. You are all so awesome! Have safe travels with this most valuable cargo.

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  11. AWSOME AWESOME PEOPLE YOU ALL ARE! You make me proud to be a cat owner and lover.

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  12. Hooray! I signed up for to be a transport in northern Illinois, but know that I frequent the southern part sometimes too and I'd be willing to help with transport there. Oh, what a happy volunteer job! I hope to be a part of this someday soon!

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  13. YAY kitty transporters! You all rock! Best of luck to all the pretty kitties in your new homes!

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  14. It is so heartwarming to see all this volunteer cuteheads to bring these wonderful kitties to their forever homes. Thanks to all of them and may they and the kitties be save and sound on their way. God bless all of them.

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  15. Venus&amp;Dahlia&#39;s momMay 11, 2013 at 8:21 PM

    What great news for all this kitties ! Thank you to all the drivers !! Dorian, you rock girl !!! Keep doing what you are doing to help all the kitties !!!!!

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  16. I didn't know you were transporting Luigi !!!! Yay to all these lucky kitties !!!

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  17. Mom signed up to help with future transports. She thinks what you are doing is so wonderful. She has fallen in love with Ron Weasley, but our dad says, "Eight is Enough." Purrs and hugs from the kitties at www.thecatonmyhead.com, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette

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  18. Dorian, Mum and I look at Bella, roll our eyes to Heaven and say WTF!! OK mum did... Not me. GOOD LUCK, THANK YOU

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  19. Mum will learn to drive, come to the USA and be a cutehead driver ... Only don't hold your breff.........

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  20. Loving hopes of Forever Homes ....To Know love, To Be
    Loved....That is My Only Wish...I had nine cats..
    Eleven Cats Portland,Oregon

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