It was a gorgeous day on Saturday, 6/8, for the Shred4Rescues event at Citadel Information Management in Westmont. Citadel organized an excellent event with kid's games, refreshments and a wood fired pizza truck. 4 other animal rescues participated in the event - Aaroooo Basset Hound Rescue, West Suburban Humane Society, St. Sophia's Forgotten Felines and Magnificent Mutts and Meows. A Cuddle Above Pet Care also had a booth at the event.
Some of the rescues brought animals to participate in the event. Aaroooo had an awesome group of basset hounds in attendance. St. Sophia's brought 1 adult cat and 2 kittens. We had Twinkle as our mascot cat. We also had our board and binder of adoptable cats as well as a preview of our kittens in foster homes.
Twinkle did an excellent job of greeting and interacting with our guests, and he got lots of petting and attention in return. He took the event in stride and enjoyed watching all of the action. He liked it best when someone was sitting next to his crate and would call to us if he wanted our attention. What a sweet guy! Thanks, Debbie, for bringing him.
There seemed to be a steady flow of folks bringing in their paper for shredding, although only a small subset of them took the time to park and walk in to see the booths. Foot traffic was rather light but we had good interaction with those who did stop by. Unfortunately, no one seemed ready to adopt a cat at this time.
Thanks to the volunteers who helped with the set-up and clean-up and made this event a success, namely Marge & Ray, Debbie, Candy, and Michelle. Thanks also to the Feral Fixers volunteers who came to the event and stopped by our tent, namely Charli, Dedra, Toni and Bonnie - great to see you!
Many thanks also for all of the other valuable contributions to this event - to Candy for the excellent photography & videography during the event; to Connie and Ted for promoting the event on our Facebook page and web site; to Debbie and Mike for the on-going updates to the Adoptable Cats & Kittens board and binder.
There have been several adoptions since our last event in May:
- Elijah was adopted by a family in Bartlett. They had adopted a pair of brother kittens from us in 2017. Sadly, one of the brothers passed away. Fortunately, Elijah is becoming fast friends with the remaining brother, who was very lonely without a playmate.
- After a long deliberation between Rosie and Otto, Otto was the pick of a gal in Rolling Meadows. He is a wonderful companion for her and getting acquainted with her dad's resident male cat.
- Robin was adopted by a couple in Chicago who had a 1 yr old male cat looking for a companion. After a gradual introduction, the two cats are now washing each other and laying together.
- Corrigan & Coralie (aka Simon & Suzie) were adopted by their foster family in Darien. They were shy kittens who have gradually become comfortable in their foster home.
- Chickie was adopted by a family in Oswego. They have 2 other dogs and cats, but Chickie will be the special friend for their 15 yr old daughter. She has already bonded with her and is regularly sleeping and cuddling with her.
- Allen was adopted by a very nice family in Lisle. They had adopted a pair of brother kittens from us in 2014. Sadly, one the brothers passed away from complications of surgery. The addition of Allen has helped the family and the remaining cat heal from their loss.
- Perla & Vespa were adopted by a gal in Forest Park, who was referred to us by one of our volunteers. She was delighted to give them a loving home after the passing of her prior elderly cats.
- Lewie was adopted by a young man in Hoffman Estates, who was referred to us by a former adopter. He had cats growing up and was looking for a companion of his own. Lewie is settling in nicely and they are becoming good buddies.
Our next adoption event is Saturday, 6/22. We will be at a new Pet Supplies Plus location at 270 N Bolingbrook Dr in Bolingbrook from 11am-3pm. The store is on Hwy 53, just south of Boughton Rd in Bolingbrook. It is PSP National Adoption Day, so we are hoping for a good turn out. We will feature several of our 2019 spring kittens who will be old enough to be spayed/neutered as well as a few wonderful adult cats.
There will be many more adoption events following this (likely every other week) as we work to spay/neuter and find homes for the ~90 kittens we currently have in foster care as well as more who have yet to be rescued.