While we had a rainy start to our adoption event on Sunday, 11/12, at the Wheaton PetSmart, the weather cleared up as the day progressed and we had a steady stream of potential adopters and window shoppers interacting with our cats & kittens.
26 kittens (Perkins, Percy, Pedro, Chachi, Carol, Benchley, Benson, Belmont, Beatrix, Belize, Peter, Pepper, Lacie, Lance, Lucy, Ginger, Sweden, Swiss Miss, Aviva, Trixie, Toasty, Safari, Plexi, Plink, Peter, Winnie) and 2 adult cats (Henri, BeeJay) were the stars of our show. Everyone did a great job of greeting our guests, but the majority of our guests focused on our most popular kittens - Lacie, Lance, and Belize. If only our sweet and lovable black kittens and adult cats could draw as much attention!
2 adoptions occurred on Sunday:
Belize was adopted at the event by a very nice pre-approved gal from North Aurora who adopted a male kitten from us in 2014. She also has 2 other male cats, a 6 yr old and a 9 mo old. She was looking for a little girl to complete her kitty family.
Poo-Bah was adopted by a terrific young couple from Franklin Park, who have a 6 mo old male kitten for Poo-Bah to hang out with. They had met Poo-Bah prior to the event, and came to the event to meet a few others, but decided Poo-Bah was the one! So they went back to his foster home and snatched him up.
In addition, we received applications for Lacie, Lance, Trixie and possibly Benchley. Lacie's adopter has been approved and the adoption is scheduled for next Sunday. Follow-up is underway with the other potential adopters.
12 kittens & cats were adopted from our foster homes since our last event: Pashmina, Oscar, Pirate, Minnie (by her foster mom), Coral, Angela & Anemone together, Lightening & Zuri together, Ziggy, Vernon (by his foster mom), and Cambry (by her foster mom).
Best wishes to all of these kittens & cats in their new homes!
Former foster parents Joanna & Dan Milano stopped by the event to say hello. They have 2 beautiful children who have capturing their attention since they last fostered for us. Needless to say - the children are cat lovers!
We had an outstanding crew of volunteers and fosters at our event on Sunday including Sara P, Bonnie, Laurel, Lauren, Debbie, Jill, Diane L, Julie, Marilyn, Rick & Michelle, Sara N, and Diane C. Many thanks to you for making the event a success! Thanks also to Elke, Cheri, Laura and Judy for sending your fosters. Special thanks to Debbie for transporting several cats & kittens to the event.
Our behind the scenes team also did a fantastic job as always - Julie handled the photography & videography, Connie & Ted did the advertising on Facebook & our web site, Lauren created some cute cage cards, Sara and Mike provided the updates to the Adoptable Cats & Kittens board and binder, and Debbie and Sara took the laundry to do before the next event. Your help is greatly appreciated!
We will have 2 more adoption events before the end of the year:
- Saturday, 12/2, at the Pet Supplies Plus at 720 E. Ogden Ave. in Naperville, 11am-3pm
- Saturday, 12/16, 11am-3pm - location to be finalized
Stay tuned for more details!