Two things inspired this new The CAT’S EYE Project blog. One is Que Sera. Once she was my precious lively, feisty and sweetly-semi-ferocious little gray tiger-stripe kitty. Now she is dead, killed by obsolete and senseless animal control policy.
The other is our blissfully unaware human citizenry that, year after year enables with its taxes funding for the barbaric killing of five to eight million other cats, kittens, puppies and dogs in the USA alone.
My Que Sera came into my life as a tiny, terrified kitten clinging to a palm frond being battered by blustery winds from a passing off-shore hurricane. Her deafening, demanding-rescue MEOW screams called me out into the dark night. She landed in my hands. There she was safe forever more, or so we both thought.
This blog is because of a promise I made to my now-dead Que Sera that her tragedy would not be in vain, because her dying would create this blog remembering and honoring her and all the billions or trillions of other dogs and cats who suffered her same fate of needless deaths over too many dark decades of ignorance.
This blog’s goal is to stop that killing!
Primary purpose of the blog -- and its sister The Cat’s Eye Project publication (via traditional paper medium) -- is to stop the wrongful killing via education.
Specifically, this blog’s purpose is to bring a new depth of understanding to all the blithely unaware mainstream masses of humans who are ignorant about the horrible truth ... that when dogs and cats are taken to humane societies and most other “shelters,” eighty to ninety per cent of those dogs and cats not are going to be not adopted as is commonly believed.
Tragically, all those healthy, beautiful, innocents will be dead in days! And, unaware citizens paid with their taxes for that hiring of contracted killers, probably never realizing that hard truth.
Shelters are desperately needed, but they need to be No-Kill Shelters. A fast-growing national No-Kill Movement is making progress in making that happen! It’s already happening in DeLand, thanks to wise and progressive governmental leadership willing to work with local animal advocates. Other cities and counties need to copy DeLand!
This blog also is for the vast growing numbers of hands-on animal activists who work endlessly and exhaustedly to save the life of every individual doomed dog, cat, kitten and puppy they encounter via our far-reaching animal rescue networks and on their own streets.
Dedicating their lives, as they do, to stopping the senseless killings of innocents is as physically exhausting as it is their personal-budgets depleting. For those tired hands-on rescuers, this blog intends to create a refuge, a restful place where they can retreat for a few essentially needed moments of solace when they come home late in the night to try to relax at last.
We hope this blog will become the activists’ and rescuers’ personal sanctuary, providing encouragement, gratitude, and hope and most of all a few minutes of rare rest and unwinding.
We hope they will find all that in the blog’s planned stories about successful rescues, essays on why they do what they do for the animals, poetry, art and photos about their experiences and the animals they have saved, and other pleasant animal-related literary relaxations, all dedicated to the multitude of wonderful non-human species who share our planet!