Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Winkie has been saved!!

Thanks to you and your compassion!! Phone calls and emails were pouring into Howard County Animal Control from all over the United States, in an effort to convince animal control officers to spare this kitten's life. Local media sources were tracking the story and in a few short days, all eyes were on Winkie.

Thanks to dedicated and caring individuals, just like YOU, animal control officers changed their minds about this little guy and released him back to his original rescuer. The shelter even gave him a complimentary neuter and a rabies vaccination.

Winkie spent last night in the loving arms of his family, enjoying the moment with snuggles and satisfying purrs. Once he has recovered from surgery and is feeling 100 percent, Winkie will go to live with his rescuer's parents, where he can rest easy knowing that he has found his permanent home.

All of us at Alley Cat Rescue, cannot thank you enough for answering this call to action! It just goes to show that Margaret Mead was right when she said, "A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." And indeed we did!

We are kindly asking that you take a moment to thank Officer Deborah Baracco for changing her mind and sparing Winkie's life. Please help us express our gratitude for such a triumphant outcome. Please send emails to or call 410-313-2780. And remember to follow us on Facebook, where you can stay up-to-date with developing stories. Thank you!

1 comment:

Alleycat said...

Wow - so happy!! It's only one out of so very many, but one is better than none.

I emailed Mrs Baracco pleading for this little one, and as you suggest I've also emailed to thank her, it's only fair.

Keep up the good work!

From Aly in the UK