Saturday, October 15, 2011

Braggin' Rights!

I'm exhausted and exhilarated!  What an incredible adoption day today!!!   We had FIFTEEN cats and kittens adopted from our adoption event, and a total of 22 cats adopted (so far) for the weekend!!  Things are happening so fast,  that I posted on our Facebook page that 21 cats had been adopted for the weekend, when ANOTHER foster Mom called and said her foster cat was adopted - and it's only Saturday! 

Pet-Valu was simply amazing and the adopters that came were wonderful.  The local newspaper, The Oakville Beaver came and took photos and will be doing an article on our rescue and the event!  I think we all felt like movie stars for a moment.  :)

I believe the best part of this adoption event was that we had several of our cats adopted in pairs, and many cats and kittens that had not been adopted at prior events are now "Forever Home".  It wasn't just the cute little ones, but the 4, 5, and 6 month old kittens being adopted too. 

The District Manager from the store was there and said he had never seen such a beautifully done, professional event!   He was actually taking pictures on his cell phone and sending them to his other store owners.  They're anxious to do more business with us and are discussing more "in-store" adoption opportunities - not just occasional events. 

Honestly, I'm so proud and hope the other volunteers feel the same.  As I type this, I received another email from a foster Mom that said "Tuggs" was adopted tonight too.  That would make 23 adoptions for this weekend so far! 

Looks like we're going back to the shelter!!!!!

Yes....I think we have braggin' rights tonight!  I can go to Seattle tomorrow feeling accomplished and content.  Many thank you's and hugs to our volunteers who made it all possible. 

18 comments:

Deb said...

"Bravo!"

Sparkle said...

Concatulations to you for such a successful event! I hope you have LOTS more like it!

Faith J. said...

WOW! So great! The kitties are totally worth it!

Melissa W. said...

WOW! Awesome total.
Go team FHCR!!

See what happens when people work together. What a successful event by all. Pet Value employees were very helpful and friendly. Couldn't have done it without them.

Can't wait for the next one!

Sarah said...

Damn right you have braggin' rights!!!!!!!! great job!! so happy for you, I am going through a rough time with my dog Sawyer (as you know) so this has made me feel so happy for you and all the kitties "forever home" you guys (and the cats) deserve this. Great job to everyone...I guess you have to go to the shelter on Monday??!!

Debbie said...

GREAT JOB EVERYONE!!!
Very lucky cats and new parents

Fuzzy Tales said...

This is fantastic, Beth. I hope all those newly adopted cats/kittens have long and healthy and happy lives in their forever homes. :-)

BTW, my youngest adoptees were Nicki and Derry (at different times), both 6 months old. That's still young, as far as I'm concerned!

Fisher and Staff said...

Congratulations! Lots of times we get tears from sadness. Today your blog gave us tears of happiness. Please keep bragging.

Josie said...

Congratulations! That is wonderful!!!

Caroline said...

Congrats Beth!

Kristen said...

Great job to everyone involved, this warmed my heart on this cold morning!

Chrissykat said...

Definitely braggin' rights have been earned! Congrats on such a successful event for you and for ALL those lucky kitties!!! Simply wonderful! I'd like to follow your facebook page but nothing came up under House of the Discarded...what is the rescue facebook page called?

House of the Discarded said...

Chrissykat: Forever Home Cat Rescue on Facebook (Thanks for joining!)

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Chrissykat said...

Thank you...I just found it...need to open my eyes before I ask! Congrats again!

~*Connie*~ said...

wow, how absolutely wonderful!! I hope you get another run on kitties after the article comes out.

Random Felines said...

YEAH!!!!

Carolyn said...

Kudos to you and your volunteer team for such a successful adoption weekend! Very happy to know so many kitties have found homes so quickly.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Wonderful job!!