Daily Archives: February 6, 2011

Falling in Love With a Furry Friend in Need (Can It Happen to You, Too?)

What's not to love?

On Saturday my husband and I went to the Fairfax County Animal Shelter to adopt a cat.  As it turns out they were having a special “Be Mine, Feline”  adoption promotion.

You see, they had so many cats from the November 19, 2010 hoarding case in Annandale, Virginia, (local TV news story) that they are making a special effort to match cats and kittens with loving homes.  They’ve already adopted out a significant number of the cats, but are using this promotion to place all of the remaining ones.

After looking at the available cats on line, we sorta had our eye on Gertrude.  But after we got to the shelter and as I walked by one of the other cat condos, a young brown tabby kitten caught my eye. After a bit of interaction with her I knew this was The One.

She wasn’t yet available for adoption Saturday; but I will be at the Shelter at 12:00 sharp on Tuesday to complete the process.  She will need to be neutered, so I probably won’t be able to bring her home until Thursday. I’ll post a picture as soon as it’s available.

I can’t wait! It will be good to have a cat around the house again.

It breaks my heart that all the cats that arrived at the Shelter on November 19, 2010, have the Intake Type of “CUSTODY/CRUELTY” on their identification cards.  I’m so happy to be able to provide one of those cats with a loving, safe home.

So please, if you have room in your home for one of these cats (or for one of the many others at the Shelter), please contact the Shelter.