It was a very bad afternoon for me. I don’t know how, but my name was on the microchip information for my sister’s cats. When she surrendered them, the Humane Society contacted me to make sure I didn’t want to claim them. I wasn’t involved in the cats’ adoption or surrender so I am not sure how my name became involved with the cats at all. But, it did and I had to call and “surrender” the cats again. I had to let the Humane Society know that I did not want the cats (I wish I could take them but we have too many animals as it is) and that they could adopt them out or euthanize if they need to. That is the part that is killing me. It weighs so heavily on my heart that those poor cats may be euthanized and I gave them permission. I cried and cried about this. My husband was even willing to let me go reclaim them so that I didn’t have to feel this pain but I can’t do that. I don’t know that I would be able to surrender them (to a no-kill shelter) because I would feel the sadness all over again. I really hope they get adopted because they are great cats. I just want them to find good homes to love them.
So, the reminder? Please make sure you check and update your microchip information for your pets. I know I am overly emotional about animals, but I would have been much better off if this never happened.