Welcome to the Tuesday’s Tails Blog hop, hosted by Dogs N Pawz and Talking Dogs! “This blog hop features shelter animals. Find a cat, dog, rabbit or other animal at a local shelter or rescue and feature them on this blog hop! Come join the fun and help a furry friend find a forever home. And while you’re at it, don’t forget to visit the other blogs and share their animals that need forever homes on your social media sites. Please spread the word!
In honor of the memory of our beloved Conrad, who passed on this last week, I wanted to share a buff tiger cat like him for this post. Conrad was a shelter cat, most likely picked up as a stray, so it seemed appropriate. Also, because I will be in Nashville this week, I thought it would be nice to share a cat from one of their shelters.
I found a cat that reminded me very much of Conrad, who I always called “our golden boy with the golden eyes”. However there was very little information provided about Tucker, seen to the left here, other than that he is a young male domestic short hair of medium size. See, I’m used to sharing pets from our local shelters, which are mostly no kill (except in the case of extreme health or behavior issues). When I tried to find out more info about Tucker, I found he was at Metro Animal Care and Control in Nashville, and in the description of the shelter these words jumped out at me: their “full service program” euthanizes “homeless, unwanted, sick and injured animals”. My already broken heart broke a little more for Tucker, wondering if he will be blessed enough to find a home like our Conrad. Please share his Petfinder page, by clicking here. I couldn’t read any further about that place, I guess I’m sometimes in denial about things like this. I will at least give them credit for taking a nice photo…I just wonder how much time Tucker has.
I moved on to try to find a more optimistic story and found Gris Gris who is in foster care through Noah’s Ark Society, a small scale no-kill rescue with big dreams of building a sanctuary to care for all types of animals including farm animals and wildlife. Now that’s a noble cause. They encourage adoption by holding adoption events in all areas of Nashville. They are also involved in spay/neuter programs and they are a voice in animal cruelty legislation.
Gris Gris is approximately one year old (the same age is Conrad when we adopted him!), he is neutered, FIV negative, and up to date on all shots. He is very affectionate and gets along well with other cats.
You can find out more about Gris Gris on the adoptable cats page of their website by clicking here. I’m directing you to their website instead of the usual Petfinder page because while there you might want to click around and see all of the adorable kittens they are caring for! You can also follow Noah’s Ark Society on Facebook and Twitter.