It was another gorgeous spring-like day for our adoption event at the PetSmart at 63 Rice Lake Square in Wheaton on Saturday, 2/18. This time it seemed like folks were likely outside enjoying the warm weather and not as focused on finding a feline companion, as foot traffic was lighter than at our 1/21 event.

12 kittens (Furbee, Furbuddy, Oregano, Bonita, Jasper, Priscilla, Phillip, Betty, Hazel, Brighty, Darby & Beaver) and 4 adult cats (Lenny, Mary, Tony & James) were the stars of our show. Everyone did very well.

We did meets & greets in the back room at PetSmart with several of our kitties, including Furbee, Furbuddy, Oregano, Phillip and James. Several folks stopped by to meet our cats & kittens and took business cards or flyers, a few pre-approved adopters stopped by in anticipation of a future adoption, and we received one new application.

After careful consideration of a number of our kittens, Phillip won the heart of a nice couple from Roselle. They were looking for a companion for their 10 mo old tortie girl. They submitted their application at the event, and the adoption was completed on Tuesday.

Darby caught the eye of a pre-approved adopter enamored by tuxedo kittens. A follow-up visit is scheduled for Tuesday evening.

While the event itself was a bit slower than some, we had a number of adoptions in the week prior and immediately following the event, likely due to the event advertising. Melanie, Suzie, Hollis, Zeke, Belinda, Sabina, Brewster, Aphordite, Schamus and Pennington (yes, Pennington!) all went home the week prior to the event. Nolan, Mystic and Brodie went home on Sunday, 2/19. So all in all, a very good week!

Many thanks to the fosters who brought their cats & kittens to the event and stayed as much as they could to promote them and interact with potential adopters, namely Bonnie, Diane, Jillian, Candy, Marilyn, Amy and Cindy/Rick. Special thanks to Christine for transporting the kitties to/from our mini-shelter, and to Judy for helping coordinate the list of attendees.

Many thanks also to the volunteers who helped with the set-up and clean-up of the event as well as interacting with our guests, namely Sara, Lauren, Bonnie, Christine, Jill and Julie. Thanks to Jillian for helping enter our adoption data from the week into PetSmart's system.

Julie, Candy and Connie - Thanks much for the photography/videography/social media coverage of our event. Connie and Ted - Thanks for promoting our event on our web site and Facebook. Mike - Thanks for the updates to the Adoptable Cats & Kittens binder. Debbie - Thanks for the updates to the Adoptable Cats & Kittens board.

Our next adoption event at the Rice Lake Square PetSmart is targeted for Saturday, March 18th. As we have a number of delightful FIV+ cats & kittens, including many friendly young males (Waylon, Youssef, Pat, Corn) and an adorable Maine Coon mix kitten girl (Olive), we will also be running a special "Change Their Luck" FIV+ promotion leading up to St. Patrick's Day. There will be an adoption event at a venue that allows FIV+ cats & kittens during this interval. Stay tuned for more details.

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