Giant Kitty Rescue and Peanuts!

Posted by Cecil the Cougar: at 12:00 AM

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Today I am bringing you two stories from Best Friends Society. The first one is called Former FLOCK (For the Love Of Cats and Kittens) Prez Charged with Animal Cruelty and the other is about Peanut the Cat. I think you will really like the story about Peanut. She is a very brave cat, but you will have to read on to find out why!

Sharon "Sheri" Allen, former president of FLOCK has been formally charged with animal cruelty. This is a very good thing because she was not a good friend to cats. She did not allow hardly any volunteers into her shelter which will probably seem odd to you. She did not allow any in because she was housing over 800 malnourished and diseased cats. I am not even joking, 800. She was also found to have 114 cats in her house. It is not normal to have so many cats in your house I do not think.

Image Courtesy of Best Friends Society

"A volunteer tipped off county officers to the inhumane conditions inside the two-acre facility in Pahrump. The compound, surrounded by a 12-foot-high fence topped with barbed wire, was inhospitable desert landscape where the temperature often soared to 120 degrees.

Most of the cats were severely malnourished, some near death. They suffered from upper respiratory illnesses as well as ear mites, tapeworm, rotten teeth and gums, open wounds or eye infections. At least 40 died because they were so sick and weak."

"If convicted, she would face maximum penalties of up to six months in jail, 120 hours of community service and a fine of $1,000 on each count. She is scheduled to be arraigned April 14."

Now to a story that will make you much happier. Best Friends Society currently has a guest called Peanut. She was originally part of a feral community of cats. Then one day, a very mean person shot her. That was not nice of the mean human at all. She was brought to Best Friends and they nursed little Peanut back to health , but she was scairt of humans and did not trust them at all. She could not use her back legs anymore and spent most of her day sitting in the windowsill with a blank expressions not allowing any volunteers to touch her.

Image Courtesy of Best Friends Society

Then one day a volunteer decided to try petting Peanut while she was eating, and this worked! Peanut was too busy eating to think about getting away from the volunteer! Ever since then she has become a nicer friend to humans! She even has purred at some humans! I am very happy for her.

Also, I am just going to come right out and say it, she has nice furs. They remind me of someone else's furs, I just cannot quite put my paw on who...

Peas, you can sponsor Peanut on the Best Friends website, that would be very nice. Or you can adopt her! I am thinking that we can all agree she deserves a furrever home too!

Have a nice Caturday!

Until tomorrow,

Cecil

14 opinions:

Zippy, Sadie, Speedy and M'Gee said...

We heard about dat lady wif all dem cats. Mom sez 3 of us in dis little house is almost too much. But she still takes in foster kitties, she just don't keep dem. Peanut must be purrty smart to figger out dat beans can be good.

Gemini and Ichiro said...

Oh I hope Peanut finds a really good home!

Katiez Furry Mewz said...

purrs fur peanut and da rescude kitteez...

pweze purr fur mummee she haz nutmarez boutz kitteez gettin hurtz n stuffinz...

ize lick hurz eyez now...

bye bye.

Boo Boo Bear
(Ize 19 yehrz old!)

Daisy said...

I cannot even imagine 800 cats in one place! Thank goodness the situation was discovered and the cats are finally getting the help they need.

The story about Peanut was so cute!

Goldie, Shade and Banshee said...

800 cats? That poor person must have had some extreme mental issues.

Great story about Peanut though.

Love your wish post too. :)

~Shade and Goldie

Parker said...

Those poor kitties! I am glad that some good beans stepped in and are helping. That bad person is sick in the brain!
We sponser Buddy from Best Friends, he is a cool cat! Peanut is a great kitty too!

JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

How terrible. I hope Peanut finds a good home soon!
--JB

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

thank you for posting this cecil, you are a furry grate reporter!!!

hoppy easter too!

smiles, auntie bee
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoo

Victor Tabbycat said...

We saw dese in the mewsletter frum Best Friends. That org is amazin. They's also helpin in Randolph, Iowa.

L. Alida said...

Oh those poor innocent kitties! And, poor Peanut! I'm glad she is having a happier ending. That's it. I'm lighting a candle tonight for all of the kitties that need love and prayers. I hope you have a nice cozy day the way all kitties should Cecil. And yes Peanut's fur is very pretty, just like yours! :)
Kisses and Purrs,
Lorianna

admin said...

waw, Cecil, we're so proud of you! Helping those poor kitties....Peanut is so look-a-like Myorie here:)

Though things get rough lately, Meaouwy Troops still like to share their furryfriend story about the unusual mark on her body and helping mommy disclose one of the reasons why we become the best communicator with humans:) so check them out in our blogs to find it more.

Moki The Wobbly Cat said...

Oh Cecil what a great story about Peanut. We so hope she finds a perfect furever home!

CRIZ LAI said...

I can't imagine a person having so many cats, even at home. 114 cats? Gosh! I have 6 kitties and they are already so hard to control (when they are hyperactive beyond norm :P)

How did she manage to feed them properly as food alone would cost her a bomb? Thank goodness someone managed to expose her inhumane ways before all the kitties suffer more :)

Hmm... Peanuts' stripes has a bit of resemblance to yours. Just make sure you eat more and be as big size as her. Well, to me you are still underweight... hehe :P

Spoony Quine said...

What strange lives you live, Earth Cat!

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