The "Rollercoaster Ride of Rescue" has certainly lived up to it's name this weekend! My little Doodle was adopted and returned, and my Clementine was adopted into a wonderful home yesterday! The couple was really lovely and Clementine seemed quite happy to go with them. I've always thought that because Clementine was extra sweet, she was often overlooked by the rest of the family because the rowdy ones took so much attention.
It didn't take long for the first post-adoption picture to arrive - Clementine seems quite happy to be modeling for Moosehead beer: (LOL)
My other little guy "Winkle" is settling in beautifully in his new foster home too:
When we rescue cats, we often don't know how they'll react to a dog - but I think Winkle and Parker are becoming friends...don't you think?
So today marks the last day of my first month in "business" as Forever Home Cat Rescue. We officially have 22 foster homes, and have had 22 adoptions in January! (Weird, eh?) Not all the adoptions collected an adoption fee. There were 6 adoptions that were direct from the shelter. I don't ask for an adoption fee for adoptions that never came into our program.
I had to laugh, because I did a mini-Profit and Loss statement on the rescue and discovered that this month's vet bills were within $20.00 of the adoption fees. Thank heavens for the donations that came in or I'd be in a jam, since some of the vets haven't billed me yet.
The weekend was painfully slow and I have no idea why. I wonder if the other rescues were slow? Today we've had a few adoption calls and two foster applications pending, so maybe the week will be better. With a small rescue, there never seems to be any consistency from day to day. I seem to be getting into a routine with things and God knows I love routine.
We have a Facebook page up and running too! When you find us, please "Like" us! (Thank you Brandon for managing the page) :)
It felt weird not being at the shelter today. I have available foster space, but the right "fit" for these homes hasn't come in yet. I hate not rescuing on Monday. I've felt "off" all day today because of it. Again, maybe the Monday rescues are too much part of my routine? Bah!!...enough of my post-menopausal whining.
Cheers to a January that exceeded my expectations. Thank you all for helping me making it happen!!!