July 28th, 2011 update : Shortly after this post and as a direct result of social media we found the kitty’s a home. Thank you to all that assisted in this effort!
Anyone who knows me, knows that I will do most anything for our troops and veterans. This though, I cannot do and am asking for your help. I must admit, I never considered what happens when a single, deployed troop member has a pet or, in this case pets. Enter Amelia, (or @gadsdenista on twitter) who has been tweeting about this incessantly for a while now. Amelia is one of my newer twitter friends with a lot going on in her life but she took these kittens out of necessity when their owner’s plans fell through. She can no longer keep them and, well, she’s a writer. I will let Amelia tell you the story:
When our service members are deployed, they’re frequently unable to find a temporary home for their pets and are forced to leave them with an animal shelter. Guardian Angel For Soldier’s Pet is a nonprofit organization created to help find foster homes for these pets so that service members may be reunited with them upon their return.
Right now, Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet is looking for a home for Abraham and Sarah, two young cats in the Denver area. Sarah and Abraham’s human is already deployed, and the arrangements she had made for the cats fell through. They are very sweet, well-behaved cats, who can usually be found purring in their temporary foster mom’s lap, napping, or playing with each other. If you or someone you know can give Abraham and Sarah a nice place to live for the next 9-12 months, please contact Amelia Hamilton at firstname.lastname@example.org. We need to find them a new home by next Wednesday if at all possible.
This group places pets all around America for varying lengths of time. We need volunteers not only for foster homes, but also to help with administrative work, communications and many other roles. If you cannot take these kitties but would like to help, please see www.guardianangelsforsoldierspet.org
If you or someone you know can foster these adorable kittens, please email Amelia at the above address, or tweet or dm either Amelia @gadsdenista or me @hipEchik . As Amelia says, time is of the essence. Thank you, God bless, and may He watch over our brave men and women. I am confident we can find a foster family for these adorable cats! Let’s Do This!!