Monday, March 1, 2010

Double Rescue

It seems like I'm always finding animals that need to be rescued and looked after!

Meet Oscar. I rescued Oscar from a street corner in the rain. He was terribly frightened and wet and muddy and shivering, and desperately trying to get across the road in between the traffic. So I parked the car up the street, walked back, and coaxed him over to me. I brought him home, cleaned him up, called him Oscar and fed him.He is the most beautiful cat, I don't know how anyone could have left him there, or would not look for him when he went missing! But without any collar or micro chip, his "found" ad has been in the local paper, and his description left at a few different vets, but all to no avail. So he's been taken on by Capricorn Animal Aid and has already been adopted!!! I'll have him for a few more weeks while he gets fixed up and heals from his wounds, but after that, he will be moving on to his forever home, which just happens to be on a property out of town. He will simply love it there!

My other rescue happened last Friday. I was at the local Botanic Gardens taking photos of birds (twitching) when I focused my lens on an egret sitting on the ground, only to realize he was a baby who had fallen from his nest in a big old palm tree.Well there's no way I was getting him back into his nest, so I took him up to the office. "Take him to the vets," was their response. So I did. "Oh no, not another one!" was theirs. "It's the 7th baby egret this week! No carers will take them on, so we've just been culling them."Not my rescue baby! He was way too cute to be killed! So I brought him home, and looked up local carers on the Internet. Finding one, I called her, and "Yes, I'll take him. Just bring him over!"

Ahh yes, happy endings all round!!

11 comments:

teresa said...

OMG Amanda.... Oscar is gorgeous.. and that egret baby is the cutest thing I've seen all day! Ha ha ... you are amazing. Thank goodness there are people like you out there.

Jeanette said...

Who wouldn't want Oscar? He is so gorgeous. The egret looks so cute. Good on you for rescuing the animals. Hugs, Jeanette

Christine M said...

Hi Manda, An egret would be an interesting bird to look after. He is very cute. Regards, Christine

Robyn said...

Ah you're such a sweetie!!
There should be more Amandas like you in our world!!
Hugs!!!
So glad they both have happy endings!

Jennifer Rose said...

that is so great that you rescued both of them :D really helping out the animal world

Sandi Butler said...

Oscar is a lovely looking cat, I'm glad you rescued him.
Oh and how cute is the baby egret - love that hairdo! Both very lucky that you found them.

clare's craftroom said...

Manda he is so gorgeous ! I'm sorry I can't get your email addy , I wanted to thankyou personally for your wonderful parcel I received today . I am so thrilled with it all and appreciate your friendship and generosity ,thank you sooooo much !

Roseanne said...

Very nice gift my SIL won on your blog. Love the felt heart and all they other gifts as well.

Lynn said...

wHAT?! Did I read that correctly? The egret would be killed?? I am horrified! Thank goodness you found him and not someone else. Poor baby.

Oscar is adorable! I am happy his story has a happy ending too.

Yarni Gras! said...

you and I were separated at birth! I think that is wonderful you do this for God's creatures!

ihavecat said...

hi! thanks for commenting on my blog so i was able to discover yours! @can't wait to read more. "culling them"??? i have never heard this expression before! thanks for finding both kitty and birdie homes! oscar seems lovely! :)
My Kip was found already neutered....i don't understand how people can give up their pets....

yay for happy endings!