Cat with wings flies to California!
We started to get a little suspicious when awesome repeat-volunteer Brenda Rodriguez started buzzing into the Kitty Quarters between the many dogs she helped each day. We learned a few days before she had to fly back to her home in Huntington Beach California that she did NOT plan on travelling alone.
Brenda had fallen in love with Billy, a 3-month-old kitten who was paralyzed in his hind quarters. On Brenda’s first day with him, Billy could only drag himself forward to meet her. Soon, he was kicking his back legs and attempting to stand. And after several weeks of Brenda’s dedication, he was up on all fours and raring to go!
In what was one of the most determined cat-snatching escapades in our experience, Brenda got him his needed inoculations, the vet’s approval and paperwork, the the almost-train ticket that failedi; and braved the bus with Billy (Billi means girl cat in Hindi; he’s a boy but so what) got to a hotel room in Delhi, bought the carrying case and got permission to travel by air all the way home with Billy on her lap!
Brenda mobilized several animal activist friends in the USA who helped find the cat carrier, communicate with the airlines and give her the courage to brave the bus ride. But if you knew Billy, (and many of you probably do by now) he’s The One to make it all worthwhile. What a cuddlebug! As can be seen from these photos, a welcome wagon awaited the entourage.