I had the opportunity to pick up kittens/cats that were spayed/neutered. It sounds simple enough. Just put the cat carriers in the car then go drop them off. However, it was so exciting to go, and was more involved than realized! The carriers were labeled with their names and gender to help us sort the kittens so they went back to the correct foster. The kittens are meowing for attention, some are still groggy, and some are already hanging out. The one set meowed the entire way home! (Who doesn’t love kitten meows?!) Paperwork was collected for proof of shots and surgery that has to go with the kitten when they are adopted. There will be a delay in adoption for a kitten because it was unable to be neutered and will have to go back.
It’s a very exciting and busy time for the rescue because not only are we getting kittens ready for adoption, but we also have feral cats that need to be fixed so they can be returned to where they are found. I had a feral cat that I transported and I was uncertain at first. She was covered in a towel and I let her be. She was calm and wanted to be left alone. More scared than anything and wanted to escape, not harm anyone. I only knew this because of how well the foster knows their cats. It didn’t meet many fosters, but it was nice to start building a relationship and seeing what their needs are. (I got my “kitten fix” in after transporting!)
Transporting was an easier job, but it is so important and part of the rescue’s mission. It benefits the community with a decrease in feral cat population and placing adoptable cats into loving homes. It took maybe two and half hours out of my day, but can you say no to kittens?!