Just an update and some good news - we have received a quote for less that half the last price and is now $3000.
We have 2 cats, Mia and Felix which are both rescued strays that have been part of our family for almost 4 years. With so many strays roaming the streets of Bahrain, my partner and I said to each other that we would only adopt them if we were going to take them with us when we leave. And so we made a promise, not only to each other but also to our new members of the family, we promised them that we would never leave them behind and that they would always be loved and cared for and that they would never have to relive the life that is now their past.
I have recently relocated back to South Africa from Bahrain where I had been living with Mia, Felix and my partner. Due to being let go at work, I had to leave Bahrain and my small family behind to see if I could possibly start getting a life ready for us here but after only a month and a half my partner has also been let go and unfortunately we our out of options and now they too, need to leave Bahrain BUT we just aren’t in the financial position to bring our cats with.
To tell you that the thought of me having to break that promise to them is breaking my heart is an understatement, if this is how it plays out I will never forgive myself, they would have been better off not knowing what it feels like to be loved and cared for than having it and then being ripped away.
It was our full intention to take them with us when we left, we even made sure their vaccinations and cat passports etc. were kept up to date but unfortunately sometimes life just throws you a curve ball . There are a lot of people in my situation, and without having any other other option, just dump their animals when they leave, I simply can’t accept that, not for my cats, they are my family and they are just as much a part of my family as any other family member.
We have tried finding them another home but with so many animals in Bahrain also looking for homes, we haven’t been able to, so we are officially out of options. I am not one to ask for help but I’m putting my pride in my pocket and am wearing my heart on my sleeve, we need help and I will shout it to the world if needs be.