We held our final adoption event for 2017 at the Pet Supplies Plus in Naperville on Saturday, 12/16. It was a good day with a moderate amount of foot traffic and guests visiting with our wonderful kittens and cats.
21 kittens (Lola, Cupcake, Twinkie, Scooby, Scrabble, DingDong, Perkins, Pedro, Chandler, ChaChi, Applesauce, Apricot, April, Sweden, Swiss Miss, Ginger, Lucy, Benson, Beatrix, Percy and Swizzle) and 2 young adult cats (Bonjour and Henri) were the stars of our show.
3 kittens were adopted at the event:
- Lola and Twinkie went home with a sweet, young recently married couple from Palatine, who are expecting their first child. The gal was missing the cats she left at her parent's home, and Twinkie melted in her arms. Lola similarly bonded with the young man.
- Apricot went home to a nice family in Oak Park, who previously had 2 cats and was looking for a companion for their son.
- A hold was placed on April by a great mom and her 2 children from Naperville, pending a vet check of their current cats. The vet check was successful and April is likely to be adopted shortly.
Another family expressed interest in Benson as a companion for their 7 yr old daughter. Their application was just received via email and follow-up is underway.
Many thanks to Pet Supplies Plus for hosting this event, providing Feral Fixers with a huge pile of donations, and supplying a very nice "goodie bag" to all of our adopters.
Thanks also to Lauren and Comfort for Critters for supplying beautiful hand-made blankets for our adopters. Lola went home with an especially beautiful red & white snowflake blanket!
In addition to these adoptions during and following the event, we have had 13 adoptions since our last event, including 2 adults and 1 FIV+ boy!, specifically Pennington :-), Lovey :-), Delilah, Million (FIV+ :-), Ruby Q, Sweetheart, Empanada, Carol, Peter II & Pepper, Sugar, Juniper, Piper. Yeah!!
Many thanks to the wonderful volunteers and fosters who made the event a success, specifically Sara P, Laurel, Bonnie, Lauren, Julie, Christine H, Debbie, Diane/Paul L, Cheri, Michelle K, Marilyn, Christine R, Diane C, Michelle S, Laura and Sara N. I was feeling a bit under the weather, so I really appreciate everyone stepping up to fill the gap, especially Sara P.
Special kudos also to our behind the scenes team - thanks to Julie for the excellent photography & videography during the event, to Connie and Ted for advertising and real-time coverage of the event on Facebook, to Christine H for posting the kitties on Instagram, to Lauren for the cute and informative cage cards, to Debbie for updating the Adoptable Cats & Kittens board, and to Sara P for her help with the laundry.
Everyone's on-going help in finding our wonderful cats & kittens loving homes is most appreciated. Based on current information, it looks like we will close out the year with close to 300 adoptions! Lots to celebrate!!
Please stay tuned regarding dates & locations for our adoption events in January - discussions are underway.
I hope you all enjoy a very Happy Holiday season with your family and friends :-)