There was lots of good foot traffic at the Wheaton PetSmart for our adoption event on Saturday, 4/7. 9 cats and teenage kittens were the stars of our show:

  • Sweetie - Sweet and petite 10 mo old black girl who enjoyed being front and center and receiving attention from all of our guests.
  • Toasty - Gentle and loving ~1 yr old brown tabby girl who was a bit frightened by all of the commotion in the store.
  • Babette - Gorgeous ~5 yr old long fur gray & white Maine Coon mix girl, whose striking green eyes looked like they were outlined with eyeliner.
  • Wonder - Sleek and wonderfully sweet 11 mo old black boy who took refuge in his orange cat bed.
  • Charms - Delightfully charming 1.5 yr old black male who worked hard on trying to crawl under Wonder's bed! This was Wonder's and Charm's first adoption event, so they were trying to figure out what to make of it all.
  • Mary - Calm and easy-going 4 yr old brown tabby lady who enjoyed the attention and petting of her admirers.
  • Marnie - Beautiful ~7 mo old brown tabby girl with the softest fur.
  • Peony - Adorable ~9 mo old brown tabby with white girl with the most gorgeous green eyes.
  • Trixie - Cute and sweet ~11 mo old brown tabby girl, who curled up in her cat bed and enjoyed the petting she received.

Many families and couples came to meet our kitties. A few folks filled out adoption applications and others left their contact information. Follow-up is underway. One adopter has been approved so far and visits in the foster homes are planned.

A pre-approved mom and daughter from Glen Ellyn came with their dog to meet Sweetie. The meeting between Sweetie and the dog went quite well for a first encounter. A follow-up visit is scheduled.

The prior adopter of Noelle (brown Maine Coon mix kitten) stopped by and filled out a foster application. This is great, as fosters will be a key resource with the start of kitten season.

April and May are our slower months for adoptions, since we don't have young kittens available yet. However, we have been focusing on finding homes for our adults and have been quite successful. 12 adults (Chica, Polly, Jasmin, Princess, Eagle, Elf, Henri, Corn, Powell, Poppy, Bethany, Biju) and 4 kittens (Adam, Scooby, Scrabble, Larson) were adopted since our last event. This includes Biju, who has been waiting for a home for over 3 years, Eagle & Elf, who were targeted for relocation, but are now enjoying an indoor home in WI, as well as two of our FIV+ boys (Corn & Powell). Paperwork is also underway for the adoption of a third FIV+ boy (White Popcorn).

Many happy endings to celebrate!!

Thanks much to the volunteers and fosters who made this event possible, namely Bonnie, Sara, Julie, Diane, Jeff, Carmen, Rita and Cheri. Many thanks to Julie for the photography and videography during the event. Thanks to Connie and Stephanie/Ted for the great advertising and real time coverage of the event. Thanks to Mike and Debbie for the updates to the Adoptable Cats & Kittens binder and board. Thanks to Sara for the help with the laundry.

Out next big event is the Kitten Shower, which is scheduled for Sunday, 4/22, at the Villa Park VFW (39 E. St. Charles Rd.) from 12noon-4pm.

Our next adoption event will the weekend of May 19-20 at the Wheaton PetSmart. This is the second PetSmart National Adoption Weekend in 2018.



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