by Elisa Black-Taylor
Sunshine by Anna Lisa Rescue
Good morning readers. Today I'd like to tell you of a story that didn't make the national news.
I doubt if any network would think it important enough, but it's a story that takes place again and again everywhere because of declawing.I'd like to introduce you to Sunshine, the South Carolina cat who has found a furever home in North Carolina.
Sunshine was declawed and abandoned at her home. Here's Sunshine's story in her own words.
"Hi, my owners fell on hard times and lost their home. When they moved, they took the dog but left me behind to fend for myself. But I am a house-cat and don't know what to do. Before I found a foster mother, I had been waiting outside the house for my loved ones to come back, but ...it's been about 4 months now. I wonder every day what happened to them. Was I too bad? I love to give love and be petted. It's scary out here on my own. If you have room in your heart for me, I would make a very sweet and loving pet for you."
This precious baby has been rescued and found a good home in North Carolina. Anna Lisa Rescue along with Betty Johnson and many others on Facebook made this possible. Sunshine is currently staying with Anna Lisa at her apartment. Sunshine is afraid of other cats but gets along with dogs. She'll be going to her new home on September 2nd. A special needs child will be her new "mama" What a wonderful ending to such a sad story.
Apparently Sunshine's family had her declawed and just abandoned her when they moved. Sunshine wouldn't have stood much of a chance in a shelter as they are too overwhelmed with kittens right now.
Thank you Anna Lisa. You're obviously an animal lover. And a transporter (it will be a 2 hour drive for both Anna Lisa and the new family from N.C. as they plan to meet up halfway). She's also a crossposter since she and many others put the word out about Sunshine needing a home.
This teamwork shows how important a handful of people can be when they work together. One or two people can make a difference in a cat's life. Don't ever think YOU aren't important and can't make a difference because you can.
The site owner for Declawing CrippledMyPaws made a comment I'd like to share with everyone about declawing. The cat on her website has severe arthritis and ulcerated paw pads caused by declawing.
Do people not check into this? I may have been wrong to call only the veterinarians cruel for convincing clients to declaw their cats. Now I'm leaning on blaming the owners as much as the vets. I'm not trying to sound mean, but a person with half a brain would look up declawing before having the procedure done on a cat. Before spaying/neutering my cats I read up on as much as possible. Why aren't cat owners doing this with declawing?
Declawing puts an animal "in hospital" for several days. That should be a red flag right there. I know I'm a little off the main story, but I hope to get this article out to as many teens as possible because perhaps they can talk some sense into the adults who believe they're doing a good thing for their cats. I'm sure Sunshine isn't the first cat to ever be abandoned because of declawing.
My main reason for writing about Anna Lisa Rescue was to give this lady and her group the recognition they deserve. I hope everyone will share this story with their friends and give Anna Lisa the praise she deserves in the comment section.
Sunshine, I hope your former "family" sees this and are tormented forever for what they did to you. They should be punished. I feel you'll be treated better in your new home than you ever were by the monster's who declawed and abandoned you.
And Michael, when you come to the states next year on the declawing protests, I'm going with you. You'll need someone who understands the stupidity of law enforcement involving animals and I'll need a solicitor. We'll make a great team. We're going to need each other to keep from being arrested. Anyone wanting to join us please let us know.