Tim GorskiPoetry and Art By Tim Gorski from All-Creatures.org



The Cat Lady

There was a woman, with love so sweet,
Whose kindness to cats was quite a feat,
She worked day and night with little rest,
To give them care, she tries her best.

Her cats were fixed, she made sure to spay,
And neuter them, so they wouldn't stray,
But street cats multiply without end,
Which breaks her heart that cannot mend

She begs and pleads with each kind soul,
"Please adopt a cat, make them whole."
"Spay and neuter, it's the key,
To stop the cycle, then let them be."

Her message was clear, quite profound,
To care for cats, in a way that's sound,
Adopt and spay, and do what's right,
To end the plight, and give them light.

This woman needs a break, it's true,
Sometimes she needs a rest or two,
If you see her on the street,
Offer a hand, a kind retreat.

For she is brave, and she is kind,
To rescue cats, and keep them in mind,
So let's support her in her quest,
To give each cat a loving nest.

Her passion for felines knows no end,
So she'll work and love, on them she'll tend,
Her love for cats, forever will be,
A testament of true charity.

cat lady

WHAT YOU CAN DO

Preventing overpopulation: Spaying and neutering cats is an important way to control the population of cats, which can prevent overcrowding in shelters and reduce the number of cats who end up on the streets or in shelters.

Reducing euthanasia: By adopting cats from shelters instead of purchasing kittens, you are helping to reduce the number of cats that are euthanized in shelters each year. Adopting cats from shelters can also help to reduce the number of cats that end up on the streets, where they may face illness, injury, or other dangers.

Improving cats' health: Spaying and neutering cats can help to reduce their risk of certain health problems, such as uterine infections and certain types of cancer. Additionally, cats who are adopted from shelters often receive proper medical care and treatment before being adopted, which can help ensure they are healthy and ready for their new home.

Responsible pet ownership: Spaying and neutering cats is an important part of responsible pet ownership. By preventing unplanned litters, you are helping to ensure that your cat does not contribute to overpopulation and you are helping to prevent health problems associated with breeding.

Supporting animal welfare: Adopting cats from shelters supports animal welfare by giving cats in need a chance at a happy, loving home. Additionally, by spaying and neutering cats, you are supporting animal welfare by reducing the number of cats who end up on the streets or in shelters.

Tim Gorski 2023

 

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