Rescue Journal


Carol  ·  May 17, 2014

preacher passed peacefully yesterday. so heartbreaking to lose such a young and happy cat because he was too badly broken to be able to fix a second time. not that we ever really fixed him the first time, but at least he could leak and now he lost even that ability. asked about the possibility of PU surgery..i asked dave. he said that wouldn't help. the problem was not in his penis or urethra, the problem was within the bladder muscle itself and we couldn't remove his bladder..(we can for people, but not for animals.)

sometimes i think these guys have a shelf life...we bring them back from the brink of hopelessness once, but then lose them again not so far down the road. maybe once death truly marks them, it is a far gone, or in a few months. or maybe it is just what it is...some lives get to go on and some lives don't.

preacher thru great effort and expense got the chance to live for another year. he was happy, he was loved..maybe that is all he was going to get. i hope for him, it was enough.

rest in peace preacher, you were a very good cat and i am so sorry we couldn't save you the second time around.



I just saw this post today and am sad to hear that Preacher is gone. I read this blog regularly and always looked for news about him. He had a neat personality and struck a cord with me.

Thanks for taking him in and supporting him as best as possible. He deserved the chance to come back from his hard past.


Not sure if this should be addressed to Leanne or?. I just looked at the permanent fosters on the new website and it doesn't mention Cali or Katie (cats) who are with me.


Yeah, I really liked that cat - unique personality - I will miss him - sweet boy


i will miss him in the kitchen always trying to sneak outside. he was a happy mischievious lovely cat rip preacher


At least he got to be loved & cared for. You did the best you could for him within your means

Lenore Henry

Sorry for your loss Carol and everyone at Saints who took such special care of Preacher.


Sweet Preacher - he had a year of love and happiness, that's more than some get. Rest peacefully, little one.

Debra now in Malaysia

Rip preacher. You were a sweet boy and will be missed