Nov 2, 2013

Transport Day! 7 Cats Get a 2nd Chance at a Great Life #7luckycats

It's my favorite kind of weekend around here... Transport Weekend! And this weekend's is super special because it is a car load of adult cats (and just one kitten) all rescued from all over the place and going to wonderful forever homes!

Let's meet all the kitties on board and hear their stories, shall we? Yes, we shall!

1. Tina

Tina at her foster home waiting for her ride.
Tina was rescued from Broward Animal Care and Control. Her story is pure fate, I think! Follow along... Cutehead Tina B. and her daughter Danielle live in Rhode Island. Tina told me that she was looking for a lap kitty and asked if I could keep an eye out, and I knew they are partial to gingers. So when I noticed this cat named TINA at the shelter... I tagged Tina (the person) and said "Look, a Tina!" One thing led to another and we busted her out of there to go live with Tina! So it was going to be Tina and Lil' T. And it turns out Tina (the cat) is a huge snuggler and attention hog so there is a serious lap cat on the way up to Rhode Island right now!

2. Oliver

Doesn't Oliver have the softest looking face?
Oliver was found on the side of the street by an elderly couple in Miami, Florida. Turns out they were very allergic to him, so they were keeping him in a utility room trying to find him a home. When they took him to their vet, the vet fell in love and called our fellow rescue friend, Cutehead Maribel M. to see if she could help find him a home. Oliver is a lover! Maribel posted a picture of Oliver... and Tina took one look at his eyes and decided he should come live with them too. So now Oliver and Tina (the cat) are going to be siblings in Rhode Island!

3. Kip

Kip's shelter photo. How could you not want to get her out?
Kippy was at Miami Dade Animal Services, begging and begging to get out. Her shelter photo caught the eye of many, but Cutehead Donna P.'s especially. Donna lives in Massachusetts, however, so she reached out to Maribel, who lives in Miami, to see if she could help get Kippy to her. Of course! So Kippy got busted out of that icky kill shelter and now is on her to her very excited new mommy, Donna, in Boston!

Kippy at her foster mommy's house!
4. Apohas

Apohas at the shelter. What a looker!
Apohas was at Hillsborough Animal Services in Tampa, Florida. This shelter is notorious lately for most cats not making it out, but Apohas is a lucky one! Cutehead Jane J. in Boston saw his sweet face and fell in love. When we reached out to our rescue friend in Tampa, Jill of TAPS Trust Again Pet Shelter, to see if she could pull Apohas for us, she told us she was already going to get him out and bring him to her rescue. When she found out we had an adopter for him, everything fell into place and now he's on board the Cutehead Caravan and will be in Boston tomorrow night!

5. Eddie

Eddie dreaming of his forever home.
Eddie is a chunky, 20 pound victim of a divorce. Neither one of the two wanted to keep their loving cat that they'd had for 10 years, and they said they were going to take him to a kill shelter or, even worse, put him out on the streets. No one could let that happen, especially Cutehead Patty P. from New Hampshire. She decided Eddie could come live with her, and so now he's on the road to live the rest of his life happily ever after with Patty!

6. Goldie

Goldie can't wait to get to New Hampshire!
Goldie was rescued from a high-kill shelter in Georgia on her very last day before she was scheduled to be put down. Cutehead Kd P. saw her on Facebook and spread the word and Patty P. fell in love with her second kitty. This one was a little more complicated because Goldie needed to come down from Georgia to South Florida so she could be in temporary foster until her transport. But Kd is the BEST and she drove all the way up to Valdosta to get her and bring her back down here. And now, several weeks later, Goldie's on the road again with us for the last time... this time to New Hampshire!

7. Bernadette

Bernadette on her way to better before her transport this weekend!
Bernadette is a diabetic kitty rescued up in New York by a fellow friend, Ruth P. Bernadette's levels were all out of whack and she needed to be stabilized and get to a good place, and Ruth took amazing care of her, even getting her to a specialist to get her the best care. Once she was in the clear and healthy enough to find a home, Cutehead Margaret B. (who volunteers with HART of Maine cat rescue) made the connection and worked out a great plan for Bernadette! HART has a couple diabetic kitties, and they could take Bernadette in and care for her and help her find a home! So she's jumping on board the train tomorrow from New York, and riding the rest of the way up to Maine with us!

Follow along on the Cute Transport Network and Your Daily Cute's Facebook page and @YourDailyCute on Twitter using the hashtag #7luckycats!

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Tremendous Thank You!
Huge thanks to all our Cutehead drivers! YOU all make this possible. Maribel M., Kd P., Vicki O., Paula C., Shirley G., Melanie M., Desiree B., Amanda D., Keely F., Toni P., Stephanie T., Cheryl D., Barbara D. and Hannah D.! And super huge thanks to Cutehead Desiree B. for hosting the sleepover Saturday night!

Enormous thanks to our fosters: Kyle S., Kd P. and Dawn S.!

Thanks to our partners in rescue, Good Karma Pet Rescue, TAPS and Jill, and Maribel M., for making sure all the kitties are ready to go and vetted.

And the biggest thanks of all to the new moms and rescues: Donna P. for adopting Kip, Patty P. for adopting Goldie and Eddie, Jane J. for adopting Apohas, Tina and Danielle for adopting Tina and Oliver and HART of Maine for helping Bernadette!

This makes 192 cats we've helped transport and save this year!

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  1. Congratulations on yet another successful rehoming event. You and your Cuteheads Rock friend. Keep up the good work.

  2. yeah!!! way to go. blessings and positive thoughts go with you.. happy homing comings to all.

  3. You guys rock,each and everyone of you!

  4. All beautiful heading to new homes. Thank you again Dorian and all the Cuteheads involved. Wonderful!

  5. Oh is just all so wonderful. Thanks to all who worked so hard to make this work. Dorian, you and all the Cuteheads are the BEST. Loved seeing the pictures of the precious kitties and reading their stories.! <3

  6. OMG, all you cuteheads do SUCH important work! I know I can't do anything from here but cheer you all on and pray for all the poor kitties that don't make it. Rock on, Cuteheads!

  7. Hooray!! What a great team you have!! Thank you, everybuddy, for helping get those kitties HOME!

  8. That little Kippy girl is sooo cute! And determined, too. I have a little black girl, Twinkle Twinkletoes Twinkleton (so black--even her claws are black!--I gave her an extra sparkly, starry name) who is just as determined. Little black house panthers are the best!

  9. Bless all who adopted and helped with the transports!

  10. dorian, my girl, you are simply AWESOME. I not only love you for YOU, but I love you for ALL YOU DO for our kitties. ~xoxo, marsha

  11. How adorable! I wonder what they were doing, really. Do you think they were just playing, as puppies and kittens play? Cute!


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