One of our previously adopted kitties, Madrid, is in urgent need of rescue. He's a little older than this picture now, about a year old. He was adopted in Raleigh a while back but just turned up today in the Catawba County Animal Shelter in Newton NC (near Hickory.)
His adopter can't be reached and the shelter called us from his microchip registration. It's a high kill shelter and we need to get him out of there by Wednesday or he'll be put down.
If someone can pull him from the shelter, we can help get him a ride or several short rides home over the next few days.
Either his adopter is on vacation and doesn't know he's gone or sadly we didn't do well by him because his adopter did not report him missing. Thankfully we microchip. With all of our volunteers having full-time jobs and not being able to get time off on such short notice to pull Madrid, we need help from our fellow rescuers who are in the area. Please, help us help Madrid!
You may have also seen Madrid in his brief dramatic role as a convict on the Consumerist blog.