Rescuing Kirby From the Streets
Flatbush Cats is a organization focused on reducing the outdoor cat population in Brooklyn, New York. There are over 500,000 cats on the streets of New York City and Flatbush Cats focus on trap, neuter and return training (TNR), mentoring and educating people in this process and of course cat rescue and adoption.
One of the volunteers at Flatbush spotted a cat outside late at night, he spent several hours trying to trap her so that he could take her to the vet. She was already several months old and past the point of human socialization, for this reason she was very scared. But thankfully she knew she needed help so decided to put some trust in the people that were trying to help her. She had a deep puncture wound on the side of her front leg which the vet said needed to be drained. They kept a close eye on her changing her bandage every couple of hours. After a few days she began to relax and trust her carers, they named her Kirby. Even though the guys at Flatbush were busy with all their other rescues, they still found time to hang out with Kirby whose leg was improving every day, Kirby though, had decided that she preferred to be carried rather than walk. After several visits to the vet, Kirby was finally ready for adoption so it was time to say goodbye, always a difficult thing for foster parents to do. They found the ideal family and Kirby now has a big sister, Poppy, to play with and keep her company.