I am sending this email out for a couple of reasons.
First, we had 2 adoptions yesterday...Chips Ahoy and Ginger Snap found a home together with a couple who seemed genuinely excited to get them. They are Cookies kids. We have 1 left from that litter, Fortune. Also, Buttercup will be going to her new home early next week and we hope they will love her sweet little self as much as we do.
Many of you know, but maybe not all, that we are losing one of our star volunteers, Rosemarie Hoffman. She is going back to Germany to live and while we wish her much happiness and good fortune in her new life, we are sorry to lose her. Her departure leaves us with 2 full days to cover at the Catty Shack and a whole lot of paperwork that she took care of.
If you have ever thought about volunteering, taking an adoption shift or helping in any way, now would be the time to step forward. We need to stay open 5 days a week so that people can meet all our wonderful kids. The shifts are only 2 hours long and surely some of you can spare 2 hours a week to spend at the Shack talking to people? There is no pressure to do adoptions as we never adopt on the spot. The people have to be screened and their application reviewed before we contact them to let them know if they are approved for the adoption. The screening process is straight forward and simple yet thorough.
Or if you know of anyone who is an animal lover and cares about what happens to these cats who find themselves on the street through no fault of their own, completely dependent on the kindness of strangers, tell them they are needed as fosters and volunteers.
The other rescues are full and hardly any cats are being taken in right now. If we are to keep doing the good work we have been doing and rescuing these guys as they come up in need, we will have to increase our volunteer and foster numbers.
And it is really actually fun to get to know each individual with their own little personality and funny ways and then to match them with the perfect home and family. It's a great feeling to know you had a hand in giving them a new life where they are restored to their rightful place in our society.
So please think it over, pass this on to any interested animal lovers that you know and help us continue to address the many calls for help we get every day and rescue them.
Thank you for all you do, Susan and the kitties