Saturday, 20 October 2012

Now we need two female names!

We are the proud owners of two 6-week (or so!) kittens that were dropped off at our friend's vet. She told us they were looking for homes for both the mother and kittens. Both female, they were at the vet's and the last two remaining.
We felt that we could give them a good home. 
One kitten has a gray marking, the other black. 
Buster is doing pretty well with them. He's curious but growled, retreated and climbed on a dining room chair when the gray-marked one came towards him to play. I'm confident they will be best buddies soon! Buster so wants to play with Sadie, but she won't have anything to do with him.

Our local animal shelter is having financial issues. They cannot send them there. As with many non-profits (Community Home Support, the women's shelter), Lanark Animal Welfare Society (LAWS) depends more on donors than government dollars. They agreed to become the animal control agency for the county and this got them into financial trouble.

LAWS is a no-kill agency and this has had an impact on their work. LAWS has a $59,000 deficit and fundraisers that bring in $300 will not provide sustainability. 
They are not taking any more animals at this time. Fundraisers are bringing in some money, but not nearly enough. Both our women's shelter and LAWS are desperate for donations. We have, and continue to give, money to the Food Bank as well as LAWS. But it is not enough. Sustained funding, funding that allows a Board of Directors to make good financial decisions is crucial.

How deep will you dig? - Perth Local Community News

Camera Critters # 237
13 Sep 2012 – EMC Editorial - For both Lanark County Interval House and the Lanark Animal Welfare Society, these are, indeed, interesting times, for the wrong reasons. Both are facing large deficits as they struggle to face government cutbacks.  Interval House is not at that stage yet, but we've already seen a women's shelter close in Ottawa in recent months.

But it underlines the financial dilemma we find ourselves in here in Ontario that two county-wide institutions are facing a serious crunch. funds to address the $59,000 deficit at the ... 

17 comments:

eileeninmd said...

It is sad to hear that the rescue is having funding problems. You are very nice to adopt these two adorable kittens. I am so happy they got a great home.

Snap said...

Oh, goodness. Your new fur babes are just too cute! So happy they have their forever home. Happy Critter Day.

Kay L. Davies said...

Oh, Jenn, what precious babies, and how wonderful you were able to adopt them. I'm sure Buster will enjoy having playmates as soon as he gets used to their inquisitiveness.
I love the photo of Buster trying to hide in the kennel and the kitten following him, and the shot of Buster's eyes reflecting off the floor.
Good luck with the names. I'm all out of brilliant ideas today.
K

Pat said...

Oh, they're adorable! How lucky they are to find a home with you. How about Minnie and Mabel?

i beati said...

looks like my angel baby when tiny turkish vans

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Two sweet little furballs...I am so sorry that the rescue is in financial straits...it seems a lot of these places are in trouble.

Jenn Jilks said...

Possible names...
Cat-mandu... Cat-atonic... Kitten Kaboodle... Cat-amaran... (Mandu and Maran?)
Fluffy & Sarah
Emily & Elizabeth
Beret, fedora, fascinator, sabrina, chestnut, panama, beanie, derby, casquette, corny & pumpy.
All this based on their little hats!

Jenn Jilks said...

Kaitlyn and Kaylee

HOOTIN ANNI said...

...and I KNOW their new home will treat them like the queens they are. Well, for now...princesses. They're so darned cute.

Thank you for saving them and giving them a loving home.

...as for the two names? Hope and Faith

Red said...

Some people really have big hearts!

Chubskulit Rose said...

They are so cute! I would name them Anna & Belle if they are females hehehe.

Pony Ride
Have a fabulous weekend.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

They're adorable kittens..I am sorry about the funding issues; seems it's the same story everywhere.

Look forward to hearing the rest of the story as the kittens (and the longer-term residents) adjust to each other...

Kalantikan said...

They are so cute and beautiful, and we have lots of them too! They are so funny at that stage, most especially if toying with their tails!

DeniseinVA said...

Congratulations on you getting these two little kittens, they found an angel in you. I like Anni's suggestion of Hope and Faith.

ladyfi said...

What adorable kittens. Well done you for offering them a home.

What about Salt and Pepper?

Pia said...

Lucky kittens to find a good home. And lucky you. They are SO CUTE!!!
Hope and Faith is a nice suggestion.

Gabi BK said...

Ohhhh... they are absolutely adorable!

Got names allready by now?

How about Cindy and Lucy?

Why?

I don´t know... the names just suddenly came into my mind when I looked at the photo´s.

Have a lovely day,

Gabi