Monday, July 17, 2006

Handling the Kitties and the Schedule

Everything is still moving along very well. We are getting cats to homes at such a great rate! Poor Sophie is still skittish and a little stressed out and Cruiser can get upset if he is handled too much. Just a reminder...these cats are coming from the shelter - which is a relatively quiet atmosphere and where they are handled consistently by the same people - to Pet Smart which is a high stress situation where they basically experience sensory overload. Every day of the week, two times a day, a different set of hands is reaching in the cages. This can result in the poor cats feeling stressed and vulnerable and afraid. Please make sure you approach them slowly and keep noise to a minimum, especially with new arrivals. Do not handle a cat if he or she is giving you an indication they are not in the mood to be handled. They need to set the pace for us.

I sent out the schedule for the remainder of July and for the entire month of August. Make sure I did not make any mistakes! Take a look at August and see if there is any thing you can do.

Friday, July 07, 2006

Sasha & Tasha Find A Home

Sasha & Tasha found a home! How wonderful is that!! Also, Lawrence & Spencer! WOW! It brings a smile to my face knowing that they can all now languish in a home and are free of the cages.

The July schedule is totally complete with the exception of Sunday, July 16, in the morning. If anyone is available that day please let me know. I am working on the August schedule and will send you what I have filled so far.

Thanks again for your help!

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Adoptions to Date & August Schedule

Since June 20 fourteen adult cats have gone home as a result of the County Shelter's partnership with Pet Smart. They are Peter, Penny, Atlanta, Atlantis, Otto, Marty, Aquilla, Rex, Josie, Benny, Mattie, Frankie, Holly and Groucho. There are presently holds on Spencer and Pearl. Thanks for all your help!

Please let me know what you can do for August. On or about July 15 I will e-mail the schedule to everyone and would like to have it posted at Pet Smart. Please let me know as soon as possible when you are available. Remember, the adoption table is manned on Saturdays from 2-4pm, Sunday from Noon-2pm and Wednesdays from 6-8pm. If you are not available during any of those time slots but would like to add time on another day just let me know. In June and July I was able to add one Friday evening thanks to Jess and Patti.