Monday, March 18, 2013

Shooting at the Shelter - Room 1


attention diverted by two adopters entering the shelter
I wonder if they'll adopt me
Sorry boys, they are here for me

Two women came in the shelter while I was there and they ended up taking a kitty home in less than half an hour. I can so totally understand streamlining the adoption process to make it easier to get cats into homes, but man that seems so darn fast.

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  1. I hope they met that kitty on another day and just came back to fill out the paperwork and bring her home. That doesn't seem like enough time to make a decision (but she is, of course, stinking beautiful).

    Here's hoping those handsome hunks of boys are next!

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    1. I do not believe so. The women asked me about her when I was in with Lucy taking her photo. I told them I was a volunteer and I'd be happy to help them take her out of her hiding place. I pulled her out easily enough and when I handed her to the woman the kitty pretty much hugged her and she was a gonner.

      I have seen a number of returns lately and asked a few people if they had been keeping stats on the number of returns, and no one really had, but they weren't concerned with it. I'm sure if the return rate was noticeably larger they would do something with it.

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  2. Sweet kitties, hope they all soon get their Forever homes.
    Thank you for your thoughts for Eric and the advice about the metacam. Eric only had it for the first time yesterday and we are injecting him today and tomorrow. It is only a short term thing to see if he walks better with pain relief which may make it more likely to be arthritis. We will hopefully know more after his second blood pressure test tomorrow.

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  3. Your photos are just great. A half hour? Most of our local shelters require a 24 hour waiting period, to check references/etc and to make sure the decision isn't a whim. Some people say it's easier to get a mortgage than a pet, but it does reduce the return rate.

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  4. Allie: Given that my humans took two entire Saturdays (8 hours each) to decide about me...*sniff* yes, we agree, 30 minutes is speedy...!

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    1. Allie, darling, you do know this was because they did not feel worthy of you and up to the challenge of caring for a glorious kitty such as yourself. They needed to make sure they could provide you everything you needed..

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    2. Allie: She GETS me, she really GETS me! *sighhhhhhhh*

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  5. We're with you, mostly. Thirty minutes seems a bit quick if that is the first they've seen of the women. We hope the shelter already knew about the new adopter.

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  6. Yep, I agree too. They are wonderful looking sweetie though!

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  7. mom was a little startled by the title until she saw the picture.

    we agree - 30 minutes seems kinda fast. most of our adopters at the shelter come in and look around and spend some time, then fill out an application and have to talk to an adoption counselor.

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  8. A half hour seems fast, but if you've been watching a kitty online and already have the application in, maybe not so. Anastasia was just a heartbeat away from getting adopted by me anyway and so was Mitty..

    Great pics and the kitties are ever watchful, aren't they? and hopeful, too..

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  9. Well, we called our rescuer pal Alicia, told her we wanted a companion for Target, and she gave us a choice of two ten minutes later, and then we drove over to her place and took home Guido! We hope all kitties get great homes. We certainly love our little Guido and he purrs, and purrs, and purrs, - and also scratches the sofa when he thinks we're not looking :-)

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  10. It took less than 30 minutes for me to choose my human and to win her heart. She always say it was love at first sight. It has been for almost 7 years now ;-)
    Beautiful pictures.
    Purrs

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  11. good luck to all the kitties.love you new header I am still working on the drawings for you but every time I give it a go I find its not quite right but I will get there,xxRachel

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  12. Now to hope they never return it!

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  13. My boyfriend and I went to the shelter and it was probably close to a half hour but instead of us choosing the cat I think the cat chose us! We adopted him the 15th and so far he's doing great, he's already been checked by the vet and did have some yeast in his ears which he is currently being treated for said he was otherwise healthy and a great cat. The kids love him, our dog loves him and we love him! We have no intentions of returning him and he is the perfect cat for our family. So, personally I don't think 30 minutes is too short of a time to make a decision. In fact while we were there someone who was taking their time, visiting and deciding about a couple of different cats came in and found that they were both adopted, and she looked pretty bummed out. We are happy and the cat is happy so I think that's all that really matters when it comes down to it.

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    1. Arenisca, thank you so much for posting, it is wonderful to hear!! You have absolutely made my morning by sharing your story!

      You are totally right, that is what matters. I'm sure you will have many wonderful years together.

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    2. you're welcome!

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