Rescuing animals is?difficult, worthwhile

Anyone who has ever owned a pet knows how much joy these wonderful beings bring to our lives. The perpetual childlike behavior, the blessed ignorance to the problems of the world and everyday life, that unconditional love.

When I saw the immense suffering that feral cats endure, I made a conscious decision to help them. There were cat colonies that took years to clean up. One by one I trapped the cats humanely, brought them into my home, patched them up, got them fixed and vaccinated and adopted them into loving homes. There were cats with ruptured eyes, fractured tails and abscessed paws. There were starving, motherless kittens, and cats that had been attacked by raccoons.

In the 10 years that I've been doing animal rescue, I've spent $200,000 of my own money and countless hours socializing the cats and kittens and finding them a forever home.

I've rescued and adopted cats and kittens to people all over Western New York. The SPCA has been in my house at least once a year for the past five years, and I have never been cited for hoarding, animal abuse or a filthy, smelly house.

I could live a comfortable life free of the worries and responsibilities of animal rescue. But I choose to help ease the suffering of these beautiful creatures.

It's easy to slander someone. It's hard to do animal rescue. Yes, there are cats in cat trees in every window of my home. You may or may not know this, but cats love to look out of windows.

Donna Canorro

Bob The Cat Rescue

West Seneca