My friend is the animal control officer and oversees the animal shelter here.  She has done this job for many years, and puts her heart and soul into it.  Goes to great lengths to find breed rescues to take dogs to give them another chance.  Drives long distances on her own time and money to place small dogs or wild things into the capable hands of rehabbers.  It isn’t just a job, this has been her life for a very long time.  It is always comfort first for the animals.  Makes sure the dogs have blankets and chews in the kennels.  The cats all have blankets and toys.   She gives them all the best life possible while they are in her care.   But yesterday something terrible happened.  The other workers were horrified to find that the shelter had been broken into, and along with the usual vandal stuff, there are cats missing.  Stuff nightmares are made of.  Worse still, the mascot cat, a lovely cat named Hailey suffered heart failure and had to be euthanized.  My mind won’t let this rest, I woke up with that tremor inside, the knowledge that something terrible had happened, and remembered.   Trying to get the big city TV stations to give some info on their telecasts.    Small town.  It is our best home that people will talk.  I have been told since cats were injured and died that it is now a felony.

Prayers for the cats that are missing…….Hailey we will always remember you, the big constantly purring cat……

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