Sunday, December 27, 2015

A #SundaySelfie of Truffles' Twin

Mommy here.

Every night in my Facebook feed I scroll past the New York City ACC (Animal Care & Control) list of cats that will be killed the following day. Perfectly adoptable, healthy cats that still find themselves on the kill list. I see those precious faces, my heart hurts and I say a silent prayer that they will be spared.

On Monday night I saw a face that took my breath away...a cat named Betty who looked so much like Truffles they could be twins:


Betty was brought to the shelter because her owner had passed away. Not only did her face cry out to me, but her name did too. The day I adopted Truffles she hissed at another cat named Betty as she was loaded into my carrier to head home.

For the first time ever I did more than share the post, I was one of many who pledged money to the rescue who would be able to pull her, and the next day Feline Rescue of Staten Island did just that. I gladly honored my pledge with a thankful heart that rescue groups are out there saving lives every single day.

Our new friend Betty is joining the Sunday Selfies Blog Hop hosted by The Cat on My Head.

24 comments:

Kitties Blue said...

Betty is purrfectly precious. Thank you for saving her life. Here's hoping your sharing on the SS Blog Hop will find her a new and loving home. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

The Swiss Cats said...

Paws up for saving her life ! Purrs

Peaches and Paprika said...

Awwwwwww.....Yay for you & Betty, Melissa. This is a subject dear to our heart since WE are survivors of the NYacc Urgent Death Row item ourselves AND pulled by Feline Rescue of Staten Island too! JoAnn Caro of that wonderful group is our godmother! She is a beautiful, vibrant lady AND we have met her! She nursed us back to health for weeks from a cold we caught at NYacc till we could be brought to CT! Our pictures at the time were "decrepit" and far less pawsome than Betty's. Good luck, Betty! Paws Up!

Emma said...

What a wonderful tale and it is true! Betty is very lucky.

Anonymous said...

Melissa, I'm SO glad you could do this...bless you!

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

I am so happy that you helped to save her Would Miss Mudpie like a sister?

The Island Cats said...

Paws up that Betty was saved...and now we purr that she finds her furever home.

Anonymous said...

God bless you for reaching out to save Betty. We pray she finds her forever home soon.

Annie Bear said...

Thank the dear Lord Betty was saved. I so hope she ends up in a loving forever home. She's beautiful and it's so kind of you to help her!

Marty the Manx said...

Way to go Melissa! Truffles reached down a paw and saved Betty :) Putting Betty in our prayers for a furrever home soon!
Luvs
Marty and the Gang

Sweet Purrfections said...

What a wonderful thing you did to help Betty

Mickey's Musings said...

Purrs to you for saving that very pretty kitty.
She reminds us of our Tiger who went to the Bridge at age 17.
Purrs Georgia and Julie,
Treasure and JJ

The Menagerie Mom said...

What a beautiful girl Betty is. And many, many purrs to you for saving her life!

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

Miss Betty sure is gorgeous and now will have her forever home one day very soon we purr.
Happy Sunday Selfies
Annabelle, Boo, Ping, & Mr Jinx

Flynn said...

That is such a good thing to do to save Betty. I hope she soon gets a forever home.

Jean Dion said...

I love it that you stepped up to help sweet Betty. It's an inspirational gesture. I'm hoping she finds that perfect, forever home very soon.

Jean from Welcome to the Menagerie

Sxanuxa Kitsinaka said...

What a beautiful girl and what a beautiful thing you did!
Thank You
Nellie and Mommy

Kitty Cat Chronicles said...

She is gorgeous and looks so much like Truffles! Thank you for helping to save her life. Hope she finds her furever home soon!

The Florida Furkids said...

She's lovely! We're so glad she was saved.
The Florida Furkids

Lola The Rescued Cat said...

We're so glad this beautiful girl is safe! I came from ACC and was saved before I was on "the list". Thank you for helping her!

Caren Gittleman said...

that was a beautiful thing that you did........any chance you could adopt her? catchatwithcarenandcody

Austin Towers said...

Melissa that was a wonderful thing to do! I too was wondering if you could adopt her? Do you think she was the same cat that Truffles hissed at? xx

Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal said...

Paws up for saving her life !
She is gorgeous <3

XOXO

Dash Kitten said...

Oh we always Share and Share for NYC. we want the ACC there to be NO KILL and cats to be found homes.

Thank you for helping - if we all help we can move mountains,