After two very slow weekends - no adoptions, almost unheard of for us to have two weekend with no adoptions - four of the Sweetie Pie kittens were adopted this weekend: Hucklberry Pie, Rhubarb Pie (by a previous adopter), and Apple Pie and Strawberry Pie together.
Max and Gus went to an alternative home on Thursday. They went to a living and learning center with residential and vocation programs for adults with autism. The residents and staff were very happy for the cats to move in. They're set up in a building by the garden and barn. I know the big ol' lunkheads (term of affection, they were big cats with big heads) will be very happy. They'll even have 79 acres to roam when they want. Quite a change from the mean streets of NYC - where they came from. This was a great move for them.
Flopsy was moved to the barn cat program after re-evaluation. She's such a pretty lady but she was scratching and biting, so no adoptable material (originally she seemed to be feral, but likes belly rubs once in a while). She went to a property that adopted one of our barn cats two years ago and wanted another barn cat for their second barn. The first barn cat was a persnickety guy but now he's their mascot and lets people love on him. They are ok if Flopsy ends up wanting attention but understand if she doesn't.
The best news is that we were able to find a barn home for three cats that another rescue group had. These cats most likely should have been TNR'd. Two of the cats are 2 years old - they have been in a cage since they were 3 months old. The other has been in a cage for almost a year. Breaks my heart. Yes, they were safe living inside but they were a priority because they did not have any quality of life. Only a few more weeks of being caged and then they have 20 acres to run around and exercise and regain their muscles (they are fat, skin, and fur over bones - no muscles). The family is so nice and they are putting a cat door into their workshop so the cats have a climate controlled place to hang out when they want. So happy for these three cats .