We had a wonderful assortment of 17 kittens (Baxter, Breezy, Bruce, Glenna, Wooley, Poppy, Posh, Tux, Watson, Pasquale, Hazel, Sirius, Winette, Winkie, Alonzo, Nabi, Namji) and 2 terrific adult males (Wesley, Topper) at our adoption event on Saturday, 10/27, at the Pet Supplies Plus on Ogden in Naperville. Although a few of the kittens, for whom this was their first event, were a bit frightened, everyone did a great job of showing their sweet personalities and interacting with our guests.
We were happy to be at a good location at the front of the store, visible to shoppers as they came in the door. Thanks to Pet Supplies Plus for hosting the event and providing a couple boxes of cat food donations!
2 pre-approved adopters as well as several prospective adopters visited with our kittens and cats. 3 kittens were adopted at the event by the pre-approved adopters and a number of business cards were distributed to prospective adopters.
- Namji won the heart of a very nice family from Melrose Park. He will have 3 children to give him lots of love and attention.
- Watson and Tux were the pick of a great couple from Glen Ellyn. They have a 1 yr old female cat for whom they were looking for a companion. They struggled with the decision of adopting 1 or 2 kittens, but ultimately they couldn't pass up either boy. Early reports indicate that the boys are doing very well, and the female cat is sniffing at the door of their room with great curiosity.
Adoptions have also been steadily proceeding outside of adoption events. 5 kittens were adopted since our adoption event a week ago (Murdock, Mocha, Rico Suave, Richard, Honey Crisp). More approvals are underway this week. We are very happy to see these kittens find loving homes, as there is now a steady stream of young kittens coming in as trapping winds down in anticipation of the cold weather.
Many thanks to the volunteers and fosters who made this event a success (Sara, Bonnie, Marge & Murray, Lauren, Diane, Joanie, Laura B, Cheri, Michelle/Jeff, Marisa). Special thanks to Sara and Bonnie for helping start-to-finish with set-up, execution, and clean-up, and to Marge & Murray for coming early to help with set-up - couldn't have done it without you! Thanks also to Diane, Joanie and Laura B for staying during the event to interact with our guests.
Many thanks for all of the other valuable contributions to this event - to Bonnie & Sara for the photography during the event; to Connie, Stephanie and Ted for promoting the event on our Facebook page and web site; to Bonnie for the excellent professional-looking cage cards; to Mike and Debbie for the on-going updates to the Adoptable Cats & Kittens binder and board; to Sara for helping with adoption counseling and preparing adoption paperwork; to Lauren for providing the Comfort for Critters blankets; to Diane and Joanie for helping with kitten transport for other fosters; to Sara for coordinating our lunch run and helping with the laundry.
Our next adoption event is during the final PetSmart National Adoption Weekend of the year. We will have our adoption event on Sunday, 11/11, at the PetSmart at 63 Rice Lake Square in Wheaton from 11am-3pm.