There are people in the world who animals just seem to find when in need of help. Im one of those people, I have owned more animals then I can count, and most of them I never brought home, they just found me. I wanted to tell everyone about a few of those animals today, and a few of my rescue fails.
Sky was a cockatiel that fell from the sky in a massive windstorm that took out huge trees and fell power lines and took out peoples houses, he landed right on one of my horses, he ended up being one of my best friends I have had for a few years now. One day my parents were celebrating and we had pizza, I was telling them how my bird Sky could understand what I was saying, of course no one believed me, sky was in my room on his cage and I yelled for him "sky you want some pizza? Come in the living room!" sure enough a minute later he came walking in and helped himself. He escaped his cage a few days ago, I think I cried more for him that I ever have for any of my rescue horses, he was a good bird. RIP
Kittens are one animal that I find on a monthly basis. I had over 30 stray cats fixed last year and rehomed. Its a hard thing to deal with though because most of them are so sickly they don't make it, an at one point I rescued 16 kittens from a place that had hundreds of stays, they were all feral and wouldn't let me touch them, I didn't know they had the dreaded Pan leukopenia and within 24 hours all 16 kittens had died. Major fail on my part, I should have know with a huge colony of cats that this would have been a good site for disease. The thought of those kittens still haunts me.
At one point I rescued a bait dog with no hair on the upper part of her body, only about 8 months old, the poor thing was completely emaciated and barely made it. After pulling through and getting treated for her wounds and ended up a beautiful brindle dog who was adopted after I got her fixed, the woman said she is an amazing dog who loves kids and other animals and shows no sign of ever going through what she did.
Lil girl was a horse I rescued from a tiny pen who had been so abused no one could go near her, literally she would run through a fence. I had no choice I had to rescue her, I figured putting her down would be better then the abuse she was receiving. I took the horse but in the same day I figured that putting her to sleep might be best, scars ran along her sides from when she had been used as a practice bronc and she was terribly thin. I kept working with her though, now she is my best horse and adores kids, still terrified of men though still and I don't think I will ever be able to give her away, I would be afraid of what kind of home she might end up in.
Well there are a few of the thousands haha. I hope that after I go to farrier school I can start a kitten rescue, I want to haul all the free kittens I can into the clinic on the Wednesdays(i do this sometime anyway but don't always have the $ to rescue) and get them fixed and their shots and then adopt them out for a $10 dollar donation. There are to many cats around here and I think it would be an easy way for me to help save lives because kittens are easy to adopt out especially if they are fixed.