Rory to the Rescue was created in 2016 to honor our fearless girl Rory. Rory was the gateway to understanding the extreme disadvantages of being an animal with medical needs, a neonate or simply an animal that doesn't have a place to call home. Our mission is to rescue, rehabilitate & re-home animals who have no safe place to call home.
Our primary focus is helping with neonatal kittens who enter county shelters or are found as strays. Although they are incredibly cute, they are often only given a few hours for a rescue to step up to save them or they are euthanized as they are dependent on human intervention to survive.
We are a 100% not for profit organization entirely volunteer run. Every dollar donated goes directly into the care of these animals we take in. Please consider making a one time donation or becoming a monthly donor so we can continue to save animals who need us most.
Rory to the Rescue was created in 2016 to honor Rory. Our fearless girl who was diagnosed at time of adoption as being Feline Leukemia Positive, which is an infectious disease in cats that proves to have a high fatality rate within the first 3 years of diagnosis.
What this means for a FeLV+ cat or kitty who enter the Los Angeles shelter system, is euthanasia. Sadly, this disease has no cure & can rapidly leave kitties susceptible to other diseases as a result of a compromised immune system. I wasn't extremely dialed into the ins & outs of how kill shelters operated & new nothing about this disease but I did know that if I didn't give her a chance they would euthanize her as soon as we brought her back to the shelter.
Over the phone, the shelter staff offered me a new kitten to replace Rory, as they were making her seem "defective". Like a game boy or xbox. This was the moment that shifted my perspective & changed my life forever. I saw a glimpse of the soul crushing reality of what it's like to be a helpless & hopeless animal at the hands of humanity who don't have the time, money or effort to give you a chance.
Fast forward months after adoption.. Rory easily became the light of my life. I didn't look at her as a cat, I looked at her as my soul mate. She had this aura of freedom, like she knew what the meaning of life is & that's ultimately the message she has imprinted on my heart-
We all have such a limited amount of time here, there's no need to harp on the negatives & get caught up in the rat race. Enjoy your time here & make the most of it. Be impactful, make people smile, make yourself smile. There is too much beauty in the world to not enjoy every moment of it. Negative things will happen but it's up to you to find the positives in them.
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