An animal rescue north of Kingston is seeking help.
Staff at Mumma’s Here Now Neonatal Rescue in Elgin, Ontario, say they cannot accept animals until they are adopted or raised.
Patty Gordanier is a rescue operator at the facility. “These greats are ready to be adopted,” says Gordanier.
“Some of our intermediaries are ready for breeding and just wait until they are ready to be spayed and neutered.”
With more than 20 animals, mostly kittens, the rescue people can’t deal with more until they are adopted or raised.
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“We have too many animals in care right now,” says neonatologist Eliska Meadows.
“We have been overwhelmed by orphaned animals and, to be honest, we have had to shut down our intake – this is how many animals are needed. “
Then there is a heavy workload for a very small group.
Meadows is up at all hours of the night dealing with these little ones, but she’s not complaining.
“Someone has to do it, and the need is there,” he says.
“This is my thing – some people can grow flowers, some people can be mechanical, and cultivating little lives is what we do. “
Gordanier feels the same.
“I swapped 12-hour shifts for 24-hour shifts and I love it,” he says.
“It was wonderful.”
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Meadows says the need can vary seasonally and hopes the colder months will slow things down a bit.
“It is very possible that we can take a little breather in winter when the animals are not having babies,” he says, “but during the summer it is overwhelming.”
The ransom motto is “Give life a second chance, no matter how small.”
Something they believe in and hope others will too.
“If you can’t foster and can’t adopt, consider helping rescues,” says Gordanier.
“Not just us, but all the bailouts to be able to help them financially.”
You can find more information on their website at www.mhnnrescue.com.
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