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!!