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The event is going on through 6 pm today, Sunday! I took a few pictures yesterday, but the battery died and I didn’t have any with me, so very few pictures. I already loaded the camera with fresh ones and packed a few extra so I can take more pictures tomorrow.
I didn’t check, but believe we adopted out about 3 kittens during the first 24 hours of the event and had a couple of applications. I could be wrong, though, maybe the numbers are higher.
It just seems like summer is really a dismal time for the center. Since I only started volunteering a couple of weeks before last Christmas, this is my first summer at the center, so I can’t be sure it’s always like this.
But the adoption numbers are much lower than what I saw during my first 3 or 4 months working at the center. Even more shocking is to see kittens and kitties who would never have lasted more than a week or a couple of days at the center, and who now spend weeks there, looking for a home.
I guess with kids on vacation and most people traveling, people aren’t really looking to adopt new pets right now. Another factor is probably that the location of our center is sort of on the way to the shore, so many people who stop by the center these days are from other states and just stopped by to get food for their pets as they head to the shore, so it’s not really a time to be picking up a new kitty or kitten.
It’s also nice to get to see other kitties who might not come to the center otherwise. With the limited number of cages at the center, we never get to see so many kitties around!
And then, all of a sudden, you find an old friend sitting among the new people you dont’ know. Gracie was there, all cute and sweet as she always was! This girl was at the center for a few weeks a couple of months ago and, strangely enough, the other day I was thinking about her and wondering if she had been adopted or returned to her foster.
Come one, come all!
The Forgotten Cats Adoption Center inside the PetSmart Christiana, DE store is holding a wonderful adoption event this weekend! We have lots of really cute kittens and lovely cats. Mr. Handsome, I mean, Patch, is there too! :)
Our lovely and sweet giant is going home today, Friday! :)
After almost 3 months at the adoption center, we were starting to feel sad, thinking Zac would have to return to his foster home for a break. We were all praying so hard for him to find a good home!
Well, our prayers were answered by the great Kitty God!! He had two applications come in within the last week, and the first one was approved! His new family is picking him up this Friday and he will soon be exploring his new home.
Thanks to all who sent their positive thoughts and prayers to help this great guy find the loving home he needed and deserved.
You go, Zac! We’ll always have you in our hearts! ♥
Well, my baby squirrel girl went to her new home today. Needless to say, I cried all the way back home and spent the rest of the day missing her and hoping she’s happy with her new family.
They seem like very nice people, and I am sure they will do their best to make her feel at home and happy with them. I just hope she doesn’t miss me as much as I miss her. :)
Fostering is a wonderful and terrible thing, two in one. Naomi was at our adoption center for about a month. It was a great surprise to everyone because she was such a cute, adorable and spunky kitten! Then, after a month, she got an application. We all missed her, but not for long.
A week after being adopted, she was returned to us. The woman who brought her back pretty much described her as a boring monster who did nothing but coward inside a bathroom and scratch everyone who tried to touch her. As it turned out, this woman lived in a house with 5 out of control children and poor Naomi was only lucky to be brought back!
Since there were no open cages at the center, I brought this wonderful little girl home, where she became the sweetest and most loving kitty of the house. She has been here since May and the only thing she hates is the thought of leaving, she will fight and scratch me if I try to get her in a carrier, probably terrified of being brought back to another mad house.
I got used to having her here, always craving my love and attention, looking for a way to get on my lap, curl up and start purring, as she is doing right now.
Well, earlier this week, I got an email from our applications processor saying Naomi had received an application online at http://PetFinder.com. Wow, it was a bit of a shock. I had kind of thought she would be here longer, or that she might never leave. I know, you must be a crazy cat lady if kitties are that important in your life, but I never said I wasn’t one…
My Squitty (because she looks like she could be 1/2 Squirrel and 1/2 Kitty) actually got a wonderful application from a couple. They have one boy cat at home who is very friendly and sweet, and decided my little girl would be a good addition to their household. And, on Saturday, my birthday, I will take her to meet with them and possibly head home with them, to her new home and life.
So, it is a bittersweet moment and I can only hope and pray that she goes to a home very different from the first place she was adopted to, where she will be happy and loved the way she deserves and needs to be.
As I sit here with her purring on my lap, a smile is on my lips, while my eyes are filled with water. I love you, my spunky little squirrel!
When you do volunteer work with kittens, there are some moments that are just way too cute. Having a camera handy just makes it impossible to pass getting a super-cute shot! They were actually hugging and napping together, but by the time I got the camera ready, they moved. Still cute, though!
These two cuties are Wally & Toby, two little brothers who are currently at the Forgotten Cats adoption center inside the PetSmart Christiana store in DE. Toby has an application, but Wally doesn’t. It would be great to see these two boys go home together, and the only way to get ahead of an application placed before yours is to adopt siblings together. “wink, wink*