Leah is ready for foster care!! I got an email last night. I hope I get to see her again. Maybe if she goes to an adoption event.
A few people — myself included — have wondered about the huge cost to save Leah. It’s a LOT of money and it could do plenty of good work for other cats. I’ve been thinking about it a lot. For ten days she gave everything she had to those four kittens, even while she must have been at best uncomfortable and at worst in great pain. They were healthy and clean, much more than I can say for Leah. Her chances were so slim but she fought and a whole lot of people fought — and cheered — for her.
So was it worth it? I guess that if you believe that life is precious, then all life is precious, and Leah deserved the best chance that we could give her. Where do you draw the line? This cat has a 62% chance of surviving, so we’ll try. That cat has only a 60% chance, so we won’t? Leah’s odds where terrible. The emergency vet was advocating (in the kindest possible manner) euthanasia. TCR said “give her the night, at least”. And she’s shown everyone. She’s now out of danger and heading to her foster home. Fingers crossed she gets the loving forever home she deserves.
Whatever her future holds, she deserves the best chance at that future that we can give her. A chance to give — and receive — love and joy.