For many animal lovers, whenever they see a stray, they want to help. Some volunteer at local shelters; others become foster parents for these animals. Still others donate to the cause or even adopt.
For Adelle, a foster pet parent for Cat Rescue Newscastle, an organization out of New South Wales, Australia, dedication to helping stray animals seems like her life’s purpose.
“[I am] passionate and firmly believe that all animals deserve a second chance,” Adelle, whose last name wasn’t given, wrote on The Animal Rescue Site.
Cat Rescue Newcastle heard that a local pound was asking if any rescue groups had room to take in a male cat. He’d been at the pound “for too long,” and was scheduled to be put down that Friday. Luckily, a foster parent named Michelle volunteered to take the cat in. With little time to spare, Adelle contacted the pound and arranged to pick up the kitty.
Take a look at this beautiful rescue. One of our dedicated foster carers (Adelle) rescued this gorgeous boy today from the pound. He had a matter of hours before his time was up but we swooped in and did what we do best; saved a life. We ended up naming him Henry and just look how grateful he is to be saved. These are the days we live for!! Could we ask for anyone who would like to to please share this video with your friends. It will be a great way to create a bit of awareness for those fur babies still in the pounds who are currently living with a countdown over their heads and it's such a nice video that it's sure to brighten anyones day <3 <3 Welcome Henry!!
Posted by Cat Rescue Newcastle on Friday, August 26, 2016
“I had Henry safe in my car on Friday morning, mere hours before he was to be put to sleep,” Adelle wrote on The Animal Rescue Site.
While waiting for Michelle to arrive to pick up the cat, now named Henry, Adelle decided to open the cat’s carrier to let him roam around her car.
“The moment I opened his cat carrier, Henry walked up onto my shoulder and gave me the most heartwarming kitty kiss I had ever received since becoming a foster carer,” Adelle wrote. “The love and affection he displayed was breathtaking and I just knew in my heart that he knew what had just happened.”
Adelle added on the site that it was Henry’s way of saying thank you. To that, we say thank you to Adelle, Michelle and the team at Cat Rescue Newcastle.