Rescue is so many things, that if you start explaining what it’s all about, you can go on forever and ever. From removing strays from the streets and fostering them, to TNRing and feeding them, rescue comes in so many forms, that if you truly want to help, you can definitely find a way that fits your lifestyle.
For this young couple from Athens, Greece, rescue is a lot of things. In fact it is all of them. They are adoptive parents for a dog, Meli and three cats, foster parents for rescue kittens, they feed and take care of the feral colony in their neighborhood and try to rehome some of the stray kittens they have been feeding for years.
For this young couple, rescue is a lot of things. In fact it is all of them.
Three times per day, Meli and her owners take a walk. It is not just a routine walk though. For Meli, the dog, it is. For the couple it is their chance to feed and monitor the stray cats in the neighborhood and for the cats, it’s DINNER TIME!
Last week I accompanied them to their walk and I just could not believe how awesome, and yet how simple things can be. They take off, every afternoon, with Meli and a bag of cat food. Starting from the cats in their building, they start feeding for a few blocks in their neighborhood.
I just could not believe how awesome, and yet how simple things can be.
The couple does it’s best to keep the neighborhood clean, the cats healthy and the residents as less annoyed as possible.
Once the cats realize that Meli and the guys are approaching, they start running towards then, meowing and rubbing themselves on their feet. Meli greets some of them and simply strays there waiting, while her stray friends enjoy their dinner. They are fed dry cat food, not cans, not leftovers from last night dinner. The couple does it’s best to keep the neighborhood clean, the cats healthy and the residents as less annoyed as possible.
All cats are neutered by them, and they have been trying to rehome as many as they can. Watching them on their daily routine makes you realize how simple and beautiful things can be sometimes and you can’t help but thinking: “what if everyone did that? How different would our neighborhoods be?”
what if everyone did that?
Both are SCARS volunteers, a charity very involved in TNR and cat rescue. You can follow the charity’s Facebook page for more updates on their cat rescue and TNR missions. Donations via PayPal are more than welcome (firstname.lastname@example.org)