Monica and Rachel

Monica and Rachel

It’s straight into the new Cat World Headquarters for these two! They’re going to need the extra individual care (and easy navigation) that Best Friends’ new building has to offer. Why? Cause these poor girls can’t see, and they’re having trouble getting used to that. Rachel and Monica were living in a hoarding situation in Texas. They’d developed really bad eye infections that had been allowed to keep worsening, out of control. When a local TNR person, who was helping spay/neuter the hoarded cats noticed them, she rushed them to the vet clinic, where poor Rachel had to have both eyes removed. But the vet made it clear that both cats were going to need long-term, possibly costly, and ongoing care because of the severity of these infections. So Monica and Rachel applied to come to Best Friends! And they have arrived. They’re going to be a part of the Guardian Angel community, where Guardian Angels can watch over them as they heal. Rachel is painfully shy, and absolutely relies on Monica. She’ll barely let anyone else near her! Poor Monica’s eye troubles are continuing, and so in between being a pillar of support to her friend, she’s going to have to undergo some serious medical care and surgery. It’s not going to be easy for these girls, who’ve never come to trust anyone before in their lives. But they can do it. We like to say that the minute an animal steps out into the red rock canyons that cradle the sanctuary, the healing begins!
Progress Journal

Update from home

Monica and Rachel
Friday, May 4, 2012
A letter from Lee:
Monica and Rachel have settled in nicely. Both are able to find their food and bed without any trouble. They enjoy watching and smelling the outside. It is getting too hot to leave the window open during the day, but the birds provide great sounds and entertainment for Monica.

Monica has done a bit of exploring into other rooms to meet some of the other kitties, but eventually returns to her "space." Rachel is content to stay put. Both have met big Becker, a snowshoe breed of cat, who was abandoned when his person moved. He now has a home with me and gets along well with the girls.