Each of them can calm you down, relieve some stress, make you cozy, bring harmony into your life, make you smile, improve your mood, warm you and even heal your soul. Each of you can give them shelter, love them, protect, and take care of them. Homeless animals wait for it and sincerely believe that bright people will notice them in these dark times.
Vision and mood
Homeless animals detect caring souls in those people who cannot pass them by without helping them. “Animals are love! And love has no pedigree, only a kind soul is needed,” the characters of this article are convinced. The stories of three Chernihiv animal volunteers and the three rescued cats are different, but they have one thing in common: caring hearts and a happy ending.
Step 1. A chance for life
This abandoned sick kitten had little chance of survival. However, thanks to the caring heart of animal volunteer Anna and the help of the Goodacity, it has a chance for a happy, fulfilled life!
“If you feel that you can help in any way — help!” I heard this phrase a long time ago and took it as my motto in life,” Anna says. “This little one had only my support. I understood all the risks… But I did not back down and decided to fight for the life of this small, abandoned ball of fur”.
“It’s important not to give up, even if everyone around says: “Nothing will work, don’t waste your time, you can’t do anything, it is doomed, just deal with it.” Even if your hands are trembling, because you are giving injections to a small kitten for the first time in your life. Even when the chances of saving the animal are few, and your possibilities are far from limitless”.
“I could never pass by a homeless animal on the street, I always fed stray fluffy ones. Life is especially hard for them now: a lot of abandoned pets appear on the streets… When somebody left as many as four kittens on my doorstep, and one of them turned out to be seriously ill, I did not know how to cope with this, because I also have my own cats and dogs’ team at home… However, the world stands on good people and caring hearts! I’m really grateful to the Goodacity team for the opportunity to perform surgery on the ill kitten. He is recovering now, gaining weight well, and makes me incredibly happy! The attitude towards our furry friends is a sort of litmus paper for us, humans, and, in my opinion, the best way to know a person is to see how they behave with animals. We all should not be indifferent! Helping animals is easy, it is enough to pay attention and not pass by when someone needs help. Love, take care of others, do good, and you will be loved and happy!”.
Step 2. To help, not only sympathize!
Ms. Natalya from Chernihiv is an animal volunteer with several dozen rescued and adopted animals and lots of fluffy ones that she feeds and takes care of every day. However, the woman modestly admits that “the number of rescued and adopted animals does not really matter, the most important is to help them without counting.”
“You understand that all the worries, all the troubles and the work make for some saved life,” Ms. Natalya says.
“It inspires, gives strength to move on, even when your hands are down, when you face human cruelty, indifference, misunderstanding…
But when you look into the eyes of a rescued animal, you understand that it is forever in your heart, and you are responsible for it”.
“Joy alternates with the bitter losses that hurt unbearably when you take everything close to heart. But you understand that a life depends on your actions or inaction, you pull yourself together and go on”.
“It’s a good thing that on this path you meet caring people with big hearts. I thank the Goodacity volunteers for helping with the treatment of a cat rescued from the street. Your project helps people to feel the responsibility for an animal’s health and life”.
“It is very important that people not only sympathize, not only wait for someone to do all the work, but also take part in saving animals. It always enriches them”.
Step 3. Saving one life, you save the world!
“Sometimes we have to save animals not from the war or life on the street, but from human cruelty and indifference,” Olga, a volunteer from Chernihiv says. She saved Sima the cat from his neglectful owners. “I feed stray animals in my yard,” the girl says. “So, when I saw this poor thing… The cat was really neglected, it was obvious that he had been beaten at home, he needed surgery, as his injuries could be fatal if it all lasted a little longer…”.
“We went through a long and difficult path of expensive treatment, we were worried because we didn’t know until the end whether Sima would survive the operation or not..
Fortunately, everything is fine now! It is such a joy to see a little life saved by you! I believe that by saving one life, you can save the whole world!”.
“We thank the Goodacity for the help with payments for the cat’s treatment, because I have lost my job with the beginning of the full-scale Russian invasion, as my place of work has been destroyed during the brutal shelling of the city… Actually, we did not leave the city during this most difficult time, because we would never leave our four cats alone… Caring for those who cannot take care of themselves is all about our humanness and responsibility. Although my four fluffy ones have not accepted the new “family member” at once, they all are bosom friends now!”.
“They usually say that taking a dog or cat from the street people change their lives. However, those who once found their pet in this way admit that these fluffy friends change their usual life and themselves as well”.
“Our four-legged friends really need our help and support, and it is not just about pity. I get lots of positive emotions from helping them and believe that they should be taken home not because they are unhappy, but because they are wonderful and incredible and will make their person’s life happier with their devotion and love!”.
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