I’m A Pet Adoption Wimp

June 28, 2014

Today on a hot California Saturday there was a “Mega Adoption Event” in Yucaipa.  It’s a wonderful event sponsored by local adoption, rescue and shelter agencies to try to adopt the numerous rescue animals, plus offering low cost microchips and vaccines for your pets. Having a free day I decided to go ahead and go.

Mega Pet Adoption Event, June 28 & 29, Yucaipa, CA

Mega Pet Adoption Event, June 28 & 29, Yucaipa, CA

My hubby is always a little nervous when I go to these things because I might cave and bring home a new member of the family. He is afraid to upset the balance we have with our sweet Russian Blue who is now the queen of the household since her “sister” cat passed away 2 years ago.

A group of kittens ready for adoption

A group of kittens ready for adoption

 

A few older cats wait patiently for their forever home

A few older cats wait patiently for their forever home

And I have to admit, as much as I love to see the kitties, it also tears at my heartstrings. I want to take them all home!  Even when we go buy supplies at Pet Smart I can only look at the cats for adoptions for a short time as I get very depressed. What a wimp!

 

2 cuties for adoption

2 cuties for adoption

At this event the dogs out-numbered the cats about 4 to 1.  I have to admit some were certainly adorable! Of all the animals there, I think it would be very hard to pick just one.  You would have to find the one that looked you in the eye and made you fall in love!

I adore cats and support TNR, but being so wimpy, I have to help the cat community in other ways, such as donations or spreading information on social media. Plus I have a website that offers gifts and décor for cat lovers.  Are there others out there that feel like I do?  I’m here to testify! Will you join me?

 

 

 


The “Big Meow”

August 15, 2011

Cat at Redlands Shelter

 

 

No, this is not about a cat show.

This is about a wonderful event planned in the Ontario, CA area to aid in the feline overpopulation problem.  This event addresses the sad, sad reality that over 2 million cats and kittens in shelters across America are humanely euthanized each year.  And cats are more likely to be put down because of lack of identification.

On Wednesday & Thursday,  the 17th & 18th of August, the Inland Valley Humane Society & S.P.C.A. along with Pet Connections Inc.  are hosting the “Big Meow”.  This is a no-cost spay and neuter event for owned, outdoor cats (females on Wed., males on Thurs.). Funding is by local, caring donors in the community.

Cats participating must be between 4 months and 7 years old and live in the S.P.C.A. service area of Chino, Claremont, Diamond Bar, La Verne, Montclair, Ontario, Pomona and San Dimas. Owners must provide proof of residency.

Qualified owners are encouraged to call for an appointment and more information at 909-623-9777, ext. 669.  Inland Valley Humane Society is located at 500 Humane Way, Pomona 91766.

Hats off to this group for providing this service. Maybe other caring people will take the chance to be more proactive and the “Big Meow” could take off across the country!!