This is our latest rescue's story from one of of our volunteers - "Yesterday on my way to work the car in front of me dropped out it’s window (while traveling at 55 mph) what looked to be a white plastic grocery bag, as I neared the bag I realized it had legs and was trying hard to stand up so I turned around, went back and found a sweet little kitten whose face was covered in blood, I thought that it’s nose was gone and that its jaw was probably broken."
"I picked up the kitten and crossed the road back to my car, crap, I had locked the door, engine running, phone in the locked car, crap! I was lucky to flag down a kind gentleman who made a call for me. While standing there waiting for help to arrive I realized that the little one was not as injured as it looked, just one bad abrasion in the nose and mouth area and a few little ones on top of its head & some missing fur, hopefully no internal injuries".
We took it our vet for a thorough checkup, including x-ray to be sure nothing else was a miss but it wasn't. This little trouper was going to be fine! He is now named Sweet (due to his forgiving & loving personality).
This is just one example of the rescues we do every week --sometimes it's mama cats with kittens, sometimes stray kittens looking for a safe harbour, or adults abandoned by their owners and left to fend on their own in coyote country. In the last 10 years we have placed almost a 1000 cats and kittens into new homes in the Mission Viejo area.
Southern Counties Rescue is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to helping abandoned cats & kittens in Orange, Imperial and San Diego Counties.
Who are our Volunteers? Southern Counites Rescue Volunteers are dedicated, animal loving individuals who devote many hours in helping homeless cats and kittens while also working and having a family life. Some are trapping and fixing ferals to reduce the over-population of unwanted kitties. Others are bottle feeding, nursing back to health, medicating kitties helping them get ready for a new home. Still others are rehabiliting cats with behavioral issues or extremely timid due to things that have happened to them in their lives. Our goal is to get every cat we save into a forever loving home.
Where do our funds come from? About a third come from adoption fees, less than 10% comes from donations, and the rest comes out of the pockets of our dedicated volunteers who not only give of their time but also their money to save lives.
View our fosters ready for their forever home - http://www.cats-at.petfinder.com
Our Goal is to Raise $5000 by end of the year for kitten season (here in Southern California goes on past summer's end)-- PLEASE HELP!