Prior to the store we had brought Warren and Lynette back to the Shelter after getting several reports of fighting, signs of stress and overall discontent. These cats were living with people we suspect did not treat them very well so sadly they are accustomed to thing getting worse when they are stressed - perhaps putting them in a defensive mode when uncomfortable. Just the move to the store from the Shelter is stressful; add the additional people, the "fishbowl" effect, dogs, kids knocking on the windows, etc. and it can be too much.
Ginger was adopted and is doing well!! I was a bit concerned as there is a lot going on in her new home - several young children including toddlers and a hyper Jack Russell terrier. After speaking with the applicant about the importance of a slow introduction for Ginger to all of this I felt confident she would listen. She works from home so there is plenty of supervision. She called to say that Ginger wanted out of the spare bathroom almost immediately! She is doing well and she and the JRT are getting along fine. She figured out quickly how to hide from the kids!!
Three cats arrived at the store yesterday. Peter, Bea and Camille. All three of these cats were altered when they came in which gives us hope that all the spay/neuter promotion being done in this County may actually be paying off!!
Bea has been at the Shelter the longest. We estimate her to be about three or four years old. She arrived in August of 2014 after supposedly biting and scratching someone in an apartment complex. She was called "stray" however was already spayed. She is quiet and does not go looking for attention but is very affectionate when she does get it! The poor girl has been in a cage for two years and has gained a lot of weight. She is not crazy about other cats but will tolerate them. The perfect fit for Bea is a quiet household. This can include other cats, kids and dogs however the overall atmosphere needs to be mellow. Please give her space to settle in and do not force her to interact with the other cats.
The February schedule looks great! Please take a look and let me know if I have made any mistakes. There has been a lot of changes lately.
Cindy cut the last roll of paper and brought it to the store. I'll be purchasing more rolls to drop off for her to cut.