Saturday, June 25, 2011

Joplin Adopt_a_thon....Tissue Alert

biped....."Today and Tomorrow is Joplin's adopt-a-thon for over 600 cats and dogs that were never reunited with their owners. The staff split the dogs and cats into two groups for Saturday and Sundays adoptions. There were 200 cats and kittens in todays group. By 4:00 pm EVERY single purrring CAT had been ADOPTED, and probably a few hissy ones too! That's right every single cat got a home. Also over 200 dogs were adopted today and the dog adoption continues till 8:00 pm."

The news reported that over 2,000 people showed up for the adoption event coming from as far away as Wisconsin, Gallup, New Mexico, Kansas, Illnois, basically from all over.

The animals were split into two groups for management sake and also to make sure all the animals got the best chance of being adopted. They deliberately held back some small dogs for tomorrows adoption because they draw in dog people better than the bigger dogs. That way a dog that wasn't adopted today has a second chance tomorrow when a new crowd of people come in for one of the "cute" dogs." From what I gather there's a little more than a 100 kitties available for tomorrows event, and about the same amount of dogs.

If tomorrow's crowd is as good as todays, and with cat adopters being turned away today I'm sure that it will be, All of the kitties should be on their way to their new homes by this time tomorrow."


Angel and Kirby said...

How wonderful! THis makes happy tears!

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

That is SO AWESOME!!!

Mr Puddy said...

Wonderful news !!! This news made my day so beautiful

Furkidsmom said...

We're so happy to hear that the adopt-a-thon went so well. We hope it does as well tomorrow!!

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

Fisher and Staff said...

This is such good news! You have all done a wonderful job. Thank you so much for spreading this good news.

Daisy said...

Oh, I'm so glad the furry kids of Joplin are having some good luck for a change.