When most people see you they think "oh, another stray cat" without a second thought. But I can't get you out of my mind. Do you belong to someone? Are you hungry? Are you cold? Do you have some type of shelter on rainy nights? Why are you so close to the road?
I see you and think of my own cat sleeping in the windowsill soaking up the afternoon sun without having to focus on finding her next meal. She is safe, she is warm, and she is loved. Where are your people? Why would they leave you behind?
Most people are able to walk past that storm drain and hear kittens crying for help down deep inside. I cannot. I will not leave until they are rescued and safe from harm. They can forget you, I cannot.
You hiss and run away every time someone comes near. They see your actions as aggressive but I know you are only scared and secretly hoping they will leave a morsel of food behind. They're not programmed like I am. Your image isn't burned in their memory. I cannot go on my way without recalling the look in your eyes. They can forget you, I cannot.
You are just a blur that barely registers in their consciousness each day - along the river path or behind the restaurant. Too many times you are seen on the roads or hiding in the grass. They can forget you, I cannot.
To the average person, you are just another stray cat to be forgotten. But to us, you are unforgettable!
Will you join us in making a difference in the lives of Sonoma County's homeless cats? Become a member of our "Unforgettable Inner Circle of Donors".
When you join, we will help you set up a monthly pledge that will be automatically withdrawn from your bank account and transferred to Forgotten Felines so we can put it to work right away. No need to write a check or buy postage. We will handle everything. You just pick the amount and on the fifteenth of the month the pledge withdrawal will occur. At the end of the year, we will send you a receipt showing the total donation amount so you can write it off on your taxes.
Of course, one time donations are also accepted to the "Unforgettable Club".