These three pets were adopted today at Petsmart. The little yellow kitty on the left with his new owner is Butch. He purrrrred and loved being held. He will have a playmate and probably a new name...he seemed a little too cute and cuddly for "Butch". We wish you the best and many loving years together! Send me some pictures of your horses as I have always dreamed of having another one. (my email is on my profile) For now and probably forever, I will have to live vicariously through others! :)
The dog Ruby, pictured below, was adopted by a wonderful family and will live where there is lots of room to run. They will be very happy together! She had several puppies around Christmas time and they have all been adopted out. She has been spayed and vaccinated and is a great girl.
Now the really interesting story is about the grey cat Zeus. Early in the adoption event today, a nice woman and her son came in and looked at the cats. They recognized Zeus and figured out that
he was their cat who had gotten out in March! Obviously, we don't want our housecats to get out, but they do. Mine does so we did get a microchip implanted, so that's a helpful and most likely a life saving tip for those of you who have cats that get out. Zeus went to Animal Control and kept for a few weeks. Instead of euthanizing him along with many others, the cats were surrendered to Siouxland Paw Prints Rescue. He was then vaccinated and neutered and available for adoption. We had him at Petsmart today for their Adoption Day event, which turned out to be almost a miracle. Jennifer and her son saw him, adopted him, and he's home again! His name was Willie before and as of today, is still Willie. What a success story for Paw Prints! He would have been otherwise euthanized.....he is a wonderful cat and doesn't deserve to be treated any less than what he will now get. He would bat at me through his cage when I walked by as if he was saying "hey, pick me lady!". I'm so proud that I'm part of an organization that saves lives such as his.
We also met some great people at Petsmart. I want to give a shout out to a couple who take farm cats and strays (along with their neighbor's cat unbeknownst to the neighbor) and get them neutered and then put them back out. This is exactly what we need! There's a surplus population of cats and he is making one step to prevent more births! Thank you thank you thank you!
We met some new volunteers! We need more volunteers, especially foster homes to help the cats recover or let kittens grow big enough to be adopted out. It is a very important part of what Paw Prints does as it isn't in the best interest to have these cats put in kennels where they are not socialized. It makes for happier cats to have them in homes with people to love on them. There are many more stories I will tell, but I need to go play outside with my boys! There are also so many more cats and dogs who need loving and forever homes. Please refer potential new owners to Paw Prints! We do make a difference in the lives of Siouxland dogs and cats! Just ask Willie!