Thank you for taking a few minutes to hear about Save A Kitty Athens.
My name is Moose. I came to SAKA as a resident. My behavior was so bad in Miss Sheila’s office that one day she said, “THAT’S IT!” She moved my water, food and bathroom facility out into the main cattery and said, “You are now Chief of Security. Start catching mice.” SAKA started about 4 years ago when Miss Sheila brought home a few kittens from our local McMinn Regional Humane Society. This grew into a cattery that can handle over 80 residents. When over-crowding of the Athens Shelter comes, also comes the unspeakable. There is no easy way for a cat to say this. “They go to Cat Heaven”…or…gone to Rainbow Bridge. No, that’s not it. “They are put down.” No, that sounds like then they get up. The fancy word is “euthanized.”
Here is the short version: SINCE MISS SHEILA STARTED SAKA, NO FELINES HAVE LOST THEIR LIVES TO OVER-CROWDING.
Helping our efforts are a few homes also fostering and a new pet supply store that features 4 kennels with our pets and the adoptions occur right there. Since the beginning over 600 of our cats/kittens have gotten their forever home. In addition the McMinn County Humane Society has adopted hundreds with help from the Pet Sense store. Some of our residents are featured on Adopt-A-Pet web sites and are adopted to families in the northeast by SAKA that handles all the paper work and phone calls. In the last two years over 175 of my roomies have moved on to the north. We intend to keep our goal of saving lives by finding a forever home for our the cats and kitties.