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.