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Monday, November 16, 2009

Much to be thankful for

First - we adopted out four cats this weekend:
  • Blizz was adopted by a family that adopted Persephone in February
  • Zappa was adopted by a great family in Charlotte (thanks to Jill, our web goddess and key volunteer). Zappa was adopted by good friends of hers and Jill did the transport for this adoption
  • Electra was adopted. Sweet but shy girl. She went to a lovely home.
  • Rascal - oh my Rascal. Rascal was my foster and quite the bed hog (I've blogged about his sleeping habits before), but I sure do miss him not hogging the bed and giving me hugs. I think it was love at first sight between Rascal and the adoptive family. The big ol' chunk of love went to a great home where he will be pampered. The mom is hoping Rascal will sleep with her since the other three cats sleep with her son.
Second, thanks to the generosity of Electra's adopter, Earl Gray (Electra's brother) now has a sponsored adoption fee. Earl Gray is a bit shy and doesn't "show well" at adoption events but is a wonderful older kitten. He'll make someone a great pet, he just needs someone who doesn't expect the "insta-cat", Earl will take a little time to acclimate to his new surroundings. We have quite a few shy cat success stories - they just require some time and patience to blossom but then you have a friend for life.

Next, we are thankful for the donation from the "I've always wanted to try that" meetup group. They held a raffle at their Halloween party and donated the proceeds to Alley Cats and angels. We are extremely grateful for the $400 donation. It will be used to help offset the growing medical bills for the American Shorthair cats.

And last but definitely not least, thanks to Augusta who is helping get some much needed administrative work done. She's already updated our adopter spreadsheet, is currently working on email mailing list for our e-newsletter, and then move on to check microchip registrations. We really appreciate all her assistance. Augusta is a two-time adopter of our rescue kitties.

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