Thankful Thursday Blog Hop: Thanks To All Who Rescue Critters Day In and Day Out

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Today for our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop I want to give a special meow-out to all of those involved in critter rescue and the good they do day in and day out.  We know it can be very difficult and it is a never ending task.  The need is so great and the population explosion makes the job even more difficult.

We recently read a post over on Facebook from one of our local dog rescue humans.  She was pretty upset as she tries her best to save every soul that comes her way.  All of our local shelters are full and she was getting constant pleas from those trying to help to please take another.  She couldn’t, she is full, the expenses are through the roof, and she knows if she doesn’t take them they will die.  She is heartbroken.  Compassion fatigue is a serious problem in the pet rescue business and it’s really awful when a good rescuer reaches the breaking point.

Today we’re thankful for the rescuers who fight for the critters each and every day.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!  Help them if you can in any way possible, they deserve it.

Remember, adopt cats, we deserve it!!!!! More Forever Homes More Often! Purrrrr! Zip! Later!

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42 thoughts on “Thankful Thursday Blog Hop: Thanks To All Who Rescue Critters Day In and Day Out

  1. The Dash Kitten Crew

    Mum is going to a seminor on Saturday about cat rescue. She hopes she learns stuff to share and encourage others. Rescue people have to dig deeper than almost anyone for the best love they can give.

  2. Cathy Keisha

    I hear you about rescue/compassion fatigue. Pop’s friend just posted she has 14 neutured feral cats in her yard but she’s moving and needs a no-kill shelter for them or her neighbors will kill them after she’s gone.

  3. Mary Kirkland

    Oh I’m sure it can be heart breaking at times. When my daughter was younger, a bunch of her friends in the neighborhood no longer wanted their hamsters and when they found out that I took in a couple, I had a lot of requests to take in more. I ended up with 17 hamsters and my first rat. Year later I took in 8 more rats and 2 bunnies.

  4. Angel Sammy and Teddy

    We are on board with saluting all those involved in rescue – many of us who enjoy the comforts of our “forever” know that without people dedicated to helping animals in danger or living “rough”, we would not be so happy now. Bless them all……………

    Hugs, Teddy and Angle Sammy

  5. Marg

    That is such a great post and Oh so true. It is so hard when, there just isn’t room for all of the ones that need homes. And it is a full time job trying to love and care for all the ones that already live here. So glad you wrote this and give all the rescue people a nice ‘thank you’.

  6. The Menagerie Mom

    What a true and profound Thankful Thursday post this is, Brian. Rescuers are a special kind of people, doing something that takes more strength than most of us can muster. I recently read a very similar post on Facebook from a rescuer in my area, and I am so grateful that you are bringing awareness to not only the importance of rescue but also realities such as compassion fatigue. It is so important to do what we can to help, and to let rescuers know that they are doing a wonderful thing. Purrs!

  7. Annie

    I am so grateful for rescuers. It’s unthinkable some of things they see and experience. Thank you for posting this. It’s a very good reminder of why it’s so important to help them where we can.

  8. Pat Hatt

    Yeah, truly stinks indeed when that point is reached. Doesn’t mean one doesn’t want to help, but ending up on the street corner isn’t good for any involved. Can seem like a no win sometimes.

  9. Ellen Pilch

    I am thankful for all those that rescue, their hearts are so big and full of love for all. I wish there were more resources available to these folks.

  10. da tabbies o trout towne

    dood..984 paws up two day for yur post; they never get de credit they deserve; they never ask for recognitionz; when de food gurl taked sum stuff two de local heer, her gived a gift card two de staff, sew everee one could get a pizza pie ore two for LUNCH BRAKE; it wasnt much but two them it waz a million $$$$$$ ♥♥♥

  11. Pretinha

    É triste que pessoas cheias de compaixão fiquem sobrecarregadas por causa de pessoas irresponsáveis.
    As pessoas estão sempre arranjando desculpas para se desfazer de seus animais , isso me deixa irritada.
    Que Deus abençoe, essas pessoas de bom coração que tem se dedicado a resgatar animais.

  12. Kitties Blue

    We add our thanks to yours. We all owe a huge debt of gratitude to these compassionate individuals who take on this daunting task. They are angels on earth! XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy

  13. Yael

    One of our local Cat Rescue, Salem Friends Of Felines, lost a large donor. And they are struggling. We donate food or sponsor when we can. Thankfully, they have nearly reached their fund raising goal. Thanks for hosting this on behalf of pets.

  14. Eastside Cats

    Yes, an excellent post, Brian! And sometimes, the hardest part of rescue is dealing with humans who don’t have nearly the same level of compassion, and try to hinder or prevent good folks from helping. We could use some laws on the books to help out, because then the weight of the law would sway many, many more to doing the right thing, which is spay and neuter and take your pet to the vet!

  15. Timmy

    There is so much need that the govt needs to do more but they… Oh no soapbox just a big meow out and purr for those who do the heavy lifting. We are all saved and thank you!
    Timmy and Family

  16. Maggie

    Thank you for supporting and honoring our heroes, Brian. I am in awe of the people who are out in all kinds of weather doing TNR and caring for feral colonies.

  17. The OP Pack

    We join you in thanking all those wonderful peeps and that includes YOU too!!! We try to do our part by donating food and money, but there is always a need for more and more.

    Woos – Lightning and Misty

  18. Jan K

    We are grateful as well. It’s something I don’t think I could do to the extent that others do, I know I just couldn’t take it emotionally. I can certainly understand the burn-out, you have to be a special kind of person to do it, and thank goodness there are many out there who can and do.

  19. The Poupountte Gang

    One of the hardest lessons to learn in life is that we cannot save everyone. In everything, doing the best you we can do must, in the end, bring us the comfort and happiness that give us strength to carry on.

  20. LB Johnson

    Mom donates royalties from her books to the cat rescue in our little Village as well. She’s always had dogs but her best friend who lives in the country where animals are often abandoned has SEVEN cat rescues and Mom has grown to love all of them. Thank you for your kindness and sharing.

    Abby T. Lab

  21. LP

    We are thankful to your pawrents and all they do for ferals and animals in need, Brian. We are also thankful to all people who show compassion to animals, work in rescue and help animals in their time of need. Our Mama used to foster cats , senior cats, and she worked with a rescue who could not afford the vet bills incurred by those senior cats so she paid for the vet bills herself. It was a huge responsibility that she had not agreed to assume but either that or the animals under her care would suffer and with the added cost of her own animals, it became intense. Once the animals under her care had passed away she stopped fostering. The biggest thing in rescue that our Mama learned through her experience is that along with the shortage of volunteers, comes a shortage of funds for the rescued animals’ at times, extreme needs. Often times volunteers can feel obligated to assume these expenses for the sake of an animal now known to them because they see the need and reality of the situation at hand. It’s so tough to say, no, when the need is so obviously in front of you! There are simply too many animals in need. We donate food, meds, beds, blankets, money etc. to select rescues these days but we can no longer foster.

    the critters in the cottage xo

  22. Sherri-Ellen T-D.

    Pawsum FANK YOU to all thee rescuerss out there!!! Lady Nikki rescued mee an Tyerrone an Tangerine mee fursibss an nursed us back to health…..
    Tangerine gotted adopted ferst. Mee an Tyerrone went back to thee farm with Mumma mary-Ellen an then aftur a month mee was putt uppy fur adoption an mee picked LadyMum an thee rest iss history Brian!!!
    Rescuerss are Angelss on Earth….
    ****nose rubsss**** Siddhartha Henry xxxxxxxxx

  23. M. K. Clinton

    I have read about compassion fatigue in volunteers and veterinarians. It is so sad to know those that care the most end up hurting so much. God bless them ♥

  24. Basil

    We are so grateful fur all the peeps who wurk tirelessly week in, week out to save anipals, without them it would be chaos!

    Big hugs

    Basil & Co xox

  25. KB

    I am thankful for all those incredibly generous rescuers too. I’m sure that it is so tiring to see so many animals in need, day after day, yet they always give all that they can.

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