The northwestern state of Georgia (southern USA) is facing severe flooding. On Sunday, September 4, the Chattuga County Animal Services shelter had to call on local associations to help evacuate their cats because water could have entered the reception building.
Thus, 11 animals were rescued in a hurry, according to 11Alive. 8 were admitted to a veterinary clinic in Summerville, while the remaining 11 were taken to Floyd Felines and Friends.
Its vice president, Mary Kate McCaffrey, was attending Mass on Sunday morning when she was contacted about the matter. She immediately took action and arranged for the care of the cats.
Laguna is one of those cats that has been rescued and is now cared for by volunteers Floyd Felines and Friends. Like his relatives, he was examined, treated and microchipped. They will stay at the shelter until they find loving families.
«We do it because we love animals»
For Mary-Kate McCaffrey and her mates, raising 11 cats at the same time is not an easy task, especially financially. “We will have to count on a minimum of $200 per cat for the veterinarian, to keep her, feed her, treat her if she gets sick,” explains the vice president. Therefore, a call for donations was launched on the association’s Facebook page.
All cats are now in good hands and away from the danger posed by the flood. And this is thanks to a handful of willing and dedicated people. “We live for this. We do it every day. We are all volunteers. Nobody gets paid. We do this because we love animals,” concludes Mary Kate McCaffrey.