|Collie is our (Dan and Ann Marie's) foster cat who has been through a lot. Rescued three years ago living outside at an apartment complex, she was so sick she lost an eye to infection. She's endured so much stress that at one time she started pulling her own fur out. She recovered and sees just fine (and has a lovely thick coat), but for some reason she's still not been adopted.
Now she's a very sweet, purry, warm girl who's still looking for a person to adopt her, and Independent Animal Rescue is doing its best to take care of her in the meantime. Right now, she's a little unhappy because her mouth hurts and is infected, but her dental care will be really expensive: hundreds and hundreds of dollars, but we won't know for sure until after the surgery. She also has a very sensitive (and rather large) tummy, so we've been giving her special food, plus stress-reducing Feliway. She's just one of hundreds of cats that IAR cares for. Please help?
Last year, in addition to assuring needed veterinary care to all its fostered cats and dogs, IAR united happy people and new friends with over 400 adoptions. They spayed and neutered over 800 animals, reducing public health threats and helping control the feral cat population and annual deluge of desperate wild kittens.
A lot of volunteers work to alleviate a lot of loneliness and suffering (human and animal), and bring about a lot of happiness, with comparatively little money.
You can learn more about Independent Animal Rescue's "Great Human Race" efforts on their main page.
If you prefer to donate anonymously, you can contact Ann Marie and Dan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, please share Collie's story with anyone you know who might adopt her. She's friendly but needs someone who understands cats and will be patient and kind to her. More is on the IAR web site here.
Date: March 24, 2012
Location: Northgate Mall (near Sears Automotive center)
Registration begins: 7:00 am
Race starts: 8:30 am
REGISTER HERE to run or walk
Visit The Great Human Race for more information.