Zeus the Persian went to his forever home today. At least I'm hopeful it was his forever home. It was one of these adoptions where I wasn't 100% sure I did the right thing. Zeus had belonged to a senior citizen and I placed him in a home with a younger child in the family. I've already contacted the family and they said he was settling in and all was OK.
I wish I didn't worry so much, but I feel very responsible. I don't have the same resources that I once had, and I don't want to place a cat "from the frying pan, into the fire." I verified that they have a neuter appointment for him on Tuesday next week, so that's pretty much all I could do. Worry...worry...worry...
Over the past few weeks, I've been working pretty hard at getting my latest favourite girl "Lema" out of the shelter:
On my Facebook profile today, I put: "Getting married, having a baby, moving, job transfers, etc. are NOT REASONS for abandoning your pet, they are EXCUSES. Pets are a LIFETIME commitment the same as children are a LIFETIME commitment. We don't get rid of children for these kinds of excuses... we adjust our lives. Our pets deserve the same level of devotion."
I wish they'd put that in the Animal Control front office. One of these days, I'll stop preaching to the choir and actually say it to somebody that NEEDS to hear it. Do you think anybody will turn around and take their pet home?