Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Monte's Story

Monte looks forward to the upcoming rally at the HAC! Sweet Monte, who kicked off ORA's National Pet Month at, has finally been placed with the perfect adopter (Name Withheld). No cat, no matter how brave a hero he has proven himself to be, (see below for the tale of his rescue from the HAC), is an island unto himself, so he would like to thank those of you who helped him get where he is today: "mew!" (translation: thank you!). Happily ever after, Monte gets to bask in the warm sunlight again - this time, with his forever loving new owner.
"Life is a storm, my young friend. You will bask in the sunlight one moment, be shattered on the rocks the next. What makes you a man [cat] is what you do when that storm comes."
-A. Dumas; The Count of Monte Cristo

ORA-Organization for the Rescue of Animals
(Updated May 27, 2011. 9:52 PM EST / 6:52 PST)
We received one sponsorship offer specifically for Monte today! Special thanks to (Name Withheld) for setting up monthly donations with ORA for him, which will greatly help with Monte's care needs at ORA until we are able to find him a permanent adopter. On that note, we are still looking for someone to adopt Monte at this time. We are also looking for additional sponsors for Monte's fellow rescues as well, so please contact Claudia at 416-726-5762 for more information about the other new cats at ORA this week. Finally, we are very pleased to report to you that Monte and all of the cats scheduled for euthanasia yesterday at HAS have been successfully rescued by ORA and other rescue groups. Thank you again for all of your support during this particularly emotional rescue. Have a good weekend, ORA members. ORA-Organization for the Rescue of Animals (Updated April 30, 2011. National Honesty Day. 2:11 PM EST / 11:11 PM PST) -- We are still looking for a permanent home for Monte. He will be staying at a foster home in Markham for now until we can find a suitable adoption match for him. We received a couple of tentative sponsorship offers for his care yesterday, but disappointingly, neither followed through with actual payment. Help of any kind, therefore, is appreciated for Monte, or for his new friends, at any time. If you would like to help, or know of someone who genuinely wishes to sponsor or to outright adopt one of our rescues, please let us know here on Facebook, or call 416-726-5762. ORA - Organization for the Rescue of Animals (Updated April 29, 2011. Arbor Day. 3:30 PM EST / 12:30 PM PST) -- We were finally able to find a suitable temporary foster home for Monte in Markham until an adopter comes through. I have received quite a few calls about Monte, and I really appreciate everyone's help. We desperately need money and sponsors though, as we will be getting at least 5 new cats checked up and neutered next week. With the additional food and care costs, well - you can just imagine! Claudia Vecchio, Volunteer Chairperson ORA - Organization for the Rescue of Animals (Updated April 28, 2011. Pay It Forward Day. 4:00 PM EST / 1:00 PM PST) -- Due to a sudden revelation by Penny Cooper from Hamilton Animal Services on Facebook, and some obvious miscommunication via email, it turns out that Monte isn't scheduled to be euthanized tomorrow anymore! That said, Monte is no less deserving of a rescue from the pound and eventual euthanization. So with your help, we plan to continue to try to find a more permanent living situation for Monte. ORA-Organization for the Rescue of Animals (Updated April 28, 2011. Pay It Forward Day. 12:00 PM EST / 9:00 AM PST) -- ORA rescued a number of cats today from certain death at Hamilton Animal Services today, but we couldn't rescue them all. There was one poor fellow marked for euthanization on the high-volume shelter's "URGENTS" list whom we regretted in particular that we could not save and take with us this time: Monte, a two year old long haired tuxedo cat who is scheduled to be euthanized this Friday. To all of the cross-posters and animal life advocates working hard within our Facebook network (particularly the local ones in T.O., Canada), please share and include this incredibly urgent message about Monte far and wide in your help lists today so that we may be able to save his life within the next 24 hours. Contact 416-726-5762 before 12 noon tomorrow for details to rescue Monte and save his life. ORA-Organization for the Rescue of Animals

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