It was a very successful adoption weekend and I'm full of good news! We had more than 15+ cats adopted over the weekend - not just from Petsmart, but from our foster homes too. (I would certainly hate to think what would happen if we put all of our eggs in the Petsmart-basket. )
We had a very close call with one of our kittens on Saturday. I met with a terrific couple with a large dog who wanted to adopt one of our kittens. They brought their dog into the store and we sat in an adoption room to insure that the dog would be ok with the kitten and vice versa. It seemed like a great match! The dog was licking him, and the kitten seemed 100% ok. Apparently, the couple took the kitten out of his carrier in the car. The dog viciously lunged at the kitten. Thank God, the couple had fast reflexes and the kitten was OK. Thankfully, the couple brought the kitten back. They were all very upset. It could've been so much worse.
If any of you "dog people" know how this could be prevented in the future, please let me know. I really thought we did full due diligence and all was well. The dog was wonderful with the kitten in the adoption room. *sigh*
Speaking of Petsmart, we've been approved to be an adoption partner at another one of their stores! We'll be rotating on a monthly basis with one other rescue. We open in January there, and couldn't be happier with this opportunity. Lots to do in December to get ready!!
I'm also happy to say that Hubert for whom I put out an urgent plea last week was rescued today by another rescue! In fact, I was speaking with Kim at the shelter last night and found out that more than 20+ cats were rescued out of the shelter today! I can only hope that the vet day was cancelled for tomorrow.
This feels like the start of a good week....