On December 12, 2013 a passenger traveling on Interstate 5 in Salem, Oregon dropped four-month-old Edmond onto the pavement after dangling him by the scruff of his neck out of a moving car’s window. A couple driving two cars behind them stopped to see what happened and found Edmond, scared and seemingly paralyzed, laying on the side of the freeway.
Salem Friends of Felines was contacted to see if they could help and would take this little guy into their care and keeping. There was no hesitation in accepting him and getting him sent to the local veterinary hospital where it was discovered that he had a broken femur that required immediate surgery to save his life and give him a chance of living a normal life with a family that would love and cherish him for the first time in his short life.
Salem Friends of Felines received a flurry of inquires about adopting Edmund after his story hit the news wires locally and nationally. However, they took their time in finding just the right family out of all the applicants and Edmund eventually found his perfect forever home.
Edmund has now gone from being a “throw away” kitty to being happy and spoiled, thanks to all the wonderful donations from supporters. They even raised enough money that Edmund was able to “pay it forward” to another kitty named Iris who was also in need of a life-saving surgery that same day.
Salem Friends of Felines is a limited admissions, no-kill rescue that believes in helping every kitty they can, by ensuring it will not reproduce an unwanted litter of kittens and by also helping those that are abandoned, unwanted and homeless find a loving forever family home. SFOF is a non-profit, federally recognized 501c3 organization that relies entirely on donations from the local community, thrift store sales, adoption fees, grants, business sponsorship’s and their annual fundraiser “Paws and Purrsonality” held in early fall (9/27/2014). SFOF receives no federal or government funding.