(a woman who volunteers every single day)There were many cats wandering around the cat room enjoying the affections of possible adopters & volunteers.
I was so impressed right from the get-go at this little shelter and the staff were wonderful.
3 in this photo adopted
A woman who tirelessly works for the welfare of home-less cats. Shelly is introducing herself to a shy gal named Maw who is still in need of a home.
This one loved the dripping tap and played in the sink all day.
We spent over an hour there playing with and getting to know the cats. I had a few moments to talk with one of the staff and she told me that the city had recently placed a limitation on the number of cats they could house. They had over 200 cats there and were given until the end of January to bring their numbers down to 100 cats. Since then, they have changed the date to the end of February. This is not something that this shelter is taking lightly. They know that many more than 100 cats at a time need their shelter and the city is being very unrealistic. They brought no options, just demands. They will fight this limitation and we will have to wait to see how it turns out. But, the staff are trying their best to find homes quickly so they have waived the adoption fee until the deadline. Adoption forms have to be filled out and only the spayed or neutered cats are free for now.
The shelter is working hard to get all the cats spayed and neutered.
We saw many cats leave with their new owners and the media arrived to do another article on the shelter. We loaded up 7 gorgeous cats, one with an amputated tail, to bring back to our area to their new homes. With the dedication and hard work of local cat-lovers, hopefully there will be more adoptions of these cats to homes in our area in the weeks to come.
The staff are working so hard for these cats and every one deserves a loving home. I wish them luck in the days to come.