A crappy day yesterday seems like distant memory when I'm able to spend 6 hours at a Petsmart Store and completely adopt out EVERY cat we had there today! It was just me and one other volunteer and we definitely rocked the adoption event! Honestly? I don't know if we have enough cats booked to come in tomorrow to make it worth blazing through the snow and ice tomorrow.
Many thank you's to Shelley who set up the event today by herself and really made all this happen.
We also had one of our special needs cats adopted through one of our foster homes. We did a mini-fundraiser for Jared back in NOvember who ended up having very expensive knee surgery. Poor Jared would have to be forever on pain medications. That didn't seem to deter an incredible adopter from giving Jared a fabulous Forever Home! Because Jared was mega-special needs, I waived the adoption fee in lieu of a donation. The adopter paid the adoption fee anyway! :) Bonus!
I also heard about a friendly cat that was obviously dumped in a neighbourhood. Because the temperature was supposed to drop to -25 tonight, I really felt compelled to meet this guy with hope of rescuing him. I couldn't leave Petsmart, so one of our volunteers went out to assess him for me:
I'll be thinking of the cats that are cold and have no place to go tonight. But I'll also be thinking of the soon-to-be-rescued cats that now have a chance thanks to so many adoptions today.
I think I can sleep well tonight.