When we started Sarama, we wanted it to be “community based.” We wanted to get the community involved and empower them. While we love the traditional rescue model (intake, foster, adopt) we found that there as many other ways to help animals. Sometimes people find strays and they are willing to keep them if we can just help with vetting. That’s a total win/win situation in our books. Some may say “well they shouldn’t have a pet if they can’t afford vetting” but we don’t agree and more often than not it has little to do with being able to afford it. Finding an animal that needs help can be overwhelming. Especially if it’s never happened to you and you don’t know what to do. Sometimes people just need guidance. Adoptions are more likely To be successful if the adopter feels bonded. If they found the animal themselves, the bond is likely to be strong from the start. So why wouldn’t we help someone keep that animal? Sometimes it’s not even vetting, it’s just some behavior advice or basic care guidance. Sometimes it’s just the willingness to help if needed.
The two kittens here are the siblings of Bailey and Devon who were adopted a few weeks back. The same family found these two after Bailey and Devon went to foster and were adopted and we were going to help with them too. They agreed to hold them till space opened up in foster. The kittens were growling and hissing at them first and they worked with them everyday and well you can see how happy they are now. They were supposed to come to Sarama tomorrow but the family texted me tonight and said they couldn’t let them go. They wanted to keep them. And we were so happy. We didn’t do anything. The family did everything on their own. To me this is everything. This is such a happy story and I just wanted to share❤️