We had another stellar month of adoptions in October with a total of 39 so far and the possibility of a few more before the month ends. Many of these adoptions occurred at or as a result of two very successful adoption events held at our building in Lombard, one on 10/9 and a second on 10/23. Both events were kitten-focused event with 17 kittens attending each event for a total of 33 different kittens featured across the two events. Visitors and potential adopters enjoyed meeting, holding and playing with the kittens.
9 kittens met their new families at the 10/9 adoption event with 4 of these adoptions occurring after the event:
- Star - Adopted by a gal in Yorkville with a 1 yr old female cat to be Star's buddy.
- Helena - Adopted by a family in Northfield with a delightful service dog. Helena and the dog have become best buddies. Feral Fixer also helped them TNR some feral cats in their yard.
- Spangle - Adopted by a young man in Chicago as his work-from-home buddy. His parents adopted a pair of kittens from us last December.
- Emma - Adopted by a gentleman in Lombard as his first fur buddy.
- Stripes - Adopted by a couple in Warrenville as a companion for a kitten they recently rescued from their yard.
- Felix & Fettucine - Adopted by a young couple in Downers Grove as their first fur children on their own. They met Felix & Fettucine at the event and completed the adoption a few days later once their application was approved.
- Brussels & Mario - Adopted by a family in Lombard who recently lost their last cat suddenly. They met Brussels & Mario at the adoption event, completed an application and were subsequently approved for adoption.
9 kittens went home with their new families from the 10/23 adoption event:
- Danny - Adopted by a young man in Chicago as his work from home buddy.
- Organdy - Adopted by a gal in Naperville who has an 11 mo old male kitten to be her playmate.
- Dede & Delilah - Adopted by a couple in West Chicago, whose parents adopted a pair of kittens from us in August. They have resident male & female cats to help show the kittens the ropes.
- Barry & Spring - Adopted by a couple in Glen Ellyn, who are parents of a former foster, and have 2 active and 1 retired very docile guide dogs.
- Olivia, Orleans & Ozzie - Adopted by a family in Carol Stream with 3 children and a friendly mixed breed female dog.
In addition, 16 kittens and 5 adult cats went to their new homes from visits before and after these events:
- Electra - Adopted by a gal in Addison whose daughter had previously adopted from Feral Fixers.
- Grayson - Adopted by a gal and her son in Brookfield who have a cat-friendly mini poodle.
- GoGo - Adopted by a couple who recently retired in Ottawa, previously from Lombard. GoGo will have a 6 yr old female cat to keep him company.
- Harper - Adopted by a couple in Addison with another female cat and 2 Corgi dogs. Feral Fixers also recently relocated 2 feral cats to their yard.
- Landon - Adopted by a retired couple in Elmhurst who had several cats previously and were referred to us by a Feral Fixers supporter.
- Eliza - Adopted by her foster family in Naperville.
- Kassim - Adopted by a young couple in Romeoville who have a male Yorkie to keep him company.
- Glenda - Adopted by a gal in Naperville, whose twin sister adopted a kitten from us in August.
- Deter - Adopted by a young couple in Naperville who recently moved out on their own, took along their 2 yr old female cat and wanted a buddy for him.
- Cliff - Adopted by a family in Hanover Park who had adopted a female kitten from us in 2018.
- Deja & Derrick - Adopted by a gal in Chicago as her first fur children.
- Declan - Adopted by his foster family in Schaumburg.
- Hennessey - Adopted by a couple in Grayslake who have a 7 yr old female cat to keep him company.
- Brumby - Adopted by a gal and her son in Kenosha, WI as a playmate for their 6 mo old male Russian Blue mix kitten.
- Brie & Brisco - Adopted by a couple of long time Feral Fixers supporters in Bloomingdale who have a 3 yr old male to play with the kittens and a 16 yr old female cat to observe the activity. This adoption occurred during our fundraiser on 10/16.
- Claire & Chloe - Adopted by a young couple in Bloomingdale as their first fur children.
- Andy & Bert - Adopted by a young couple in Lombard as their first fur children.
It is truly wonderful to see all of these kittens and cats, whom our foster families have carefully nurtured, transition into loving homes.
Many thanks to the foster families who brought their kittens and cats to these events (Agnes, Becky W, Bonnie L, De/Candy, Dee/Abby, Emily, Erin, Jeff/Becky, Jen D, Jennifer/Jeremy, Laura, Nancy, Rachel/Sephie, Richard/David, Tracy). Special thanks to the majority of these fosters who were also able to stay during the events to interact with our guests and promote their fosters.
Many more thanks to the volunteers who made this event possible. Candy, Trista, Arielle, Edie, Amy and others - for building cleaning prior to the events. Sara and Steve - for the efficient set-up. Sara, Trista & Candy - for the great job with adoption counseling and interacting with our guests. Steve, Laura & Sara - for staffing the front desk and managing the flow of our guests. Steve - for the professional-looking cage cards and handling the lunch run. Sara - for assembling toy bags for our adopters and helping with the laundry. Candy & Sara - for the photography and videography during the events.
Our next adoption event will be Saturday, 11/13, from 11am-3pm at the Wheaton PetSmart (63 Rice Lake Square). This is part of PetSmart's final National Adoption Week in 2021.
We will end the year with one or two adoption events in our building in December. Please stay tuned for the specific Saturdays.