Hi everyone. Today I’m going to share an inspiring story about a cat sanctuary and one of the kitties there named Lorchen.
Angel’s Cat Sanctuary is a one-woman sanctuary in Arizona. Hannelore took it upon herself to rescue and provide sanctuary to 25 stray and feral cats from a trailer park that was being dismantled. She spent several months building a shelter in her yard, then trapping and spaying/neutering the cats from the trailer park and bringing them to their new home. Many of you know I’m trying to keep Squatty the Stray – just one cat – safe and well cared for. When I read about Hannelore’s dedication and the lengths she’s gone to in providing a sanctuary for these cats, it touched my heart. I thought it the least I could do to share her story.
Lorchen is a one of the kitties at the sanctuary. Lorchen is beautiful, but unfortunately, her teeth are not so pretty. She has a bad case of stomatitis, which is a very painful condition that causes severe inflammation and other damage in the mouth. Lorchen requires surgery by a veterinary dentist to remove all of her teeth, and that’s going to be expensive! So Angel’s Cat Sanctuary has set up a fund raiser to help pay for Lorchen’s medical bills.
Three other kitties from this colony have needed this surgery, so you can imagine the vet bills have drained her resources. The good news is that after surgery, all three kitties are healthy and doing well, and Lorchen’s future should be the same.
We’ve put a little bit of our money where Lorchen’s mouth is. 🙂 If Lorchen’s situation resonates with you and you would like to donate to her medical care, you can donate via PayPal on their Angel’s Cat Sanctuary website. If you donate via PayPal you may want to note that it is for Lorchen’s surgery.
If you aren’t able to donate, maybe you could visit Angel’s Cat Sanctuary on Facebook and offer your support to Hannelore. I know caring for one or two pets with health issues is stressful, and I can’t imagine the emotional ups and downs of caring for 36 cats and 4 dogs, some of which have medical issues that need dealing with! Or maybe you can share a link to the fundraiser on your social media to help spread the word about Lorchen and the sanctuary.
You might be wondering how this relates to Monday Mischief.
Here’s a recent photo of Lorchen being mischievous and not allowing her kitty friend Rosie to go potty in private. You can barely see Rosie’s tail in the bottom left, but Lorchen is right there supervising! Imagine how much mischief Lorchen will get into when her mouth is healthy and she’s feeling better!