To say it’s been a difficult past few months is an understatement. COVID-19 has been challenging for everyone, animal shelters included, and Little Traverse Bay Humane Society is no exception. Things have been even more difficult downstate, however. In late May, Midland experienced the collapse of the Edenville Dam which displaced hundreds of residents from their homes.
This, of course, included animals. Because of the overflow of countless animals taken in from Midland, the nearby Humane Society of Saginaw County quickly filled to capacity. LTBHS staff reached out immediately asking if there was any way to help. The Humane Society of Saginaw County gratefully accepted the offer and arranged for the transport of nearly 20 cats to our shelter.
Working in the world of animal sheltering has taught us one thing: most days are unpredictable and full of surprises. So when we received 28 cats and kittens instead of the 19 as originally planned, we just went with it and made room for the additional ones!
Despite receiving nine more cats than actually expected, we are happy that we had the space for them and that we were able to help out another Michigan shelter in need. All of the cats and kittens are extremely sweet and loving and some have already found new homes. We know it won’t take long for the additional ones to find loving families of their own.
We will continue to work with local shelters across the state to ensure that if there’s a way we can help, we will. Because when we work with our neighbors to save lives, everyone wins.