Soon after my beloved Daisy passed away, my youngest daughter started watching a webcam in a cat rescue center. Every day she would tell me about all the cats, and that the center was right here in Ohio. My oldest daughter started watching the cam as well, and decided she wanted to adopt a kitten from there. The girls went and fell in love with the center and all the cats that were there. My oldest adopted a tuxie kitten that she named Megan, after the person who had rescued her.
I would watch the cam off and on and became intrigued with one cat in particular. He’s a little bit of a loner, has poor vision, and he’s knock knee’d, but he’s loving and full of personality. I figured with his problems, (which aren’t problems for him) that he was a resident of the center and not up for adoption, but he was, and the girls kept telling me that he would be the perfect cat for me, but my heart was still broken over the loss of my girl. This went on for months, and slowly but surely, being the animal lover that I am, I knew that I would need another pet in my life, which brings us to yesterday…
Yesterday, 2 of my girls and I , took a trip to the Friends of Felines Rescue Center in Defiance, to pick up Ming! Ming was a mess when he came in and even though he has some noticeable differences about him, he is a healthy, happy, loving boy today, and it’s all due to the work of the wonderful people at FFRC. They are a non-profit organization, that takes in cats who would otherwise be doomed. These cats are all loving and happy because they know they are in a safe place, that is full of love. They are not kept in cages there and are free to be themselves. Many of the cats there are residents, mostly due to health issues and for their own safety, but there are also many that are up for adoption. If you’re interested in checking FFRC out, they have a webcam, where you can see the kitties in action, you can find it here FFRC Webcam. Places like this are able to do what they do through donations and support from others, so if you’re looking for a worthwhile cause, this is certainly a place that’s worth your time and support. If you’re interested in seeing my boy Ming’s story, you can find it here, it’s the first one. If you have time, please listen to some of the others stories, to see what a wonderful place this is, and how it’s touched so many lives.
Of course, while I was there yesterday I took photos of many of the cats. The cats with collars on, are permanent residents of the center, the ones without, are up for adoption.
and of course…Ming!