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10 Seconds to Save a Cat: Story of Divine Timing

10 Seconds to Save a Cat: Story of Divine Timing

Written by Doreen Tumminia  of North Carolina

My day started out as it always does. I got on my computer and looked at the Craigslist classified listing for pets. I always feel so bad when I see all the pets that people have to rehome. My cat Mista, who I had for 17 years, recently passed away and I was looking for a cat that looked like him. I was looking and looking and looking and finally I saw a cat that was up for adoption through a rescue organization but was scheduled to be euthanized that very day.

I immediately emailed them and told them that I wanted to adopt the cat. I just had to have that cat.  She looked just like my Mista who passed away.

At this point the cat was at the pound and the rescue group said that they would call and hopefully they would not be too late. Well low and behold, the cat was on the table just about to be euthanized.  They actually took her off the table where she was about to take her last breath.

I was at work when my husband called me and said, “Your package arrived!”  The rescue group had driven the cat from the shelter in Manhattan to Staten Island, NY where I lived at the time. When I got home, I named her Destiny. She is a great cat and my heart feels so good that I helped her.

Brought to you by The Great Animal Rescue Chase

 

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4:32AM PDT on Oct 8, 2014

Sad poor Destiny with so much love to give and life to live was on the table to be PTS....just for being born. We are failing our companion animals. Destiny was saved by the slightest chance in time. How many are not saved? God bless Destiny's saviour....may we all try harder and be a savior for all our companion animals. Spaying and neutering, volunteeering, sponsering, and fostering is a good start for a no kill nation. We must do better!

9:35AM PDT on Oct 2, 2014

Thanks so much for the wonderful story. I needed to read it today.

2:32AM PDT on Sep 26, 2014

Great rescue story :)

2:20AM PDT on Sep 26, 2014

that is an amazing story and one lucky cat.

5:52PM PDT on Sep 13, 2014

Thank you, Doreen, thank you! I think you and Destiny saved each other!

6:44PM PDT on Sep 11, 2014

Thank you Doreen for saving a precious Angel. I wish there were more people in this world like you!!

10:21AM PDT on Sep 11, 2014

I'm sorry. I also meant to also thank Doreen, the wonderful angel that saved Destiny.

10:20AM PDT on Sep 11, 2014

Thank you Laura Simpson (the writer of the article) and Care2 member Laura E. for being such a caring people to animals. I'm sure they appreciate it.

12:47AM PDT on Sep 11, 2014

I have nursed an injured coyote that had a bad leg, every night it would park itself under my husbands car trailer. I fed it for three weeks, and gave fresh water. Then it finally wasn't under there anymore. I got on stomach to push food under trailer, it never was threatning at all. I had 3 generations of indoor cats for 30 years. My last one was put down at 20 years old. Now I feed all the outside animals, I have a family of raccoons, ferrel cats and deer and a few possums every night. They take their turns eating. I was really suprised that the racoons don't bother the cats. They come at all different times of the night. These are all Gods animals, so I figured I would help out.

4:40AM PDT on Sep 10, 2014

thank you for this nice story !

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