15,000 Adopted in Two Days: Thursday Purrsday
HIYA!! SAVANNAH HERE!!!
Got your attention didn’t I? Come on…admit it…you saw those numbers and thought “WHAT?”…and you just had to find out what I was meowing about. Lots of photos today, remember to click to bigify …and to view complete captions…
This is for the USA and involves NINE states, 291 cities and over 200 shelters and rescues. The ADOPTION EVENT of the year for the last five years is Maddie’s Pet Adoption Days…sponsored and underwritten by Maddie’s Fund, located in Pleasonton, CA. Two days only, but a lot happens during those two days. Well, and of course a lot happens BEFORE those two days to get ready…so I am going to report on what I know for all of you.
First, there is the preparation…getting kittens, puppies, adult cats and dogs all ready for the day when they will hopefully meet up with their furrever guardians. They need to get tested, vet checks, etc. You see…on these two days…the adoption fees are waved, Maddie’s reimburses each shelter/rescue for each and every adoption fee for all adopted…AND Maddie’s gives each shelter/rescue between $500-$2,000 USD to cover expenses for getting each cat, dog rescued, etc. Senior cats and dogs, 8 years and older and those who have special needs, or medical conditions, are reimbursed up to $2,000 per cat/dog.
Remember my Foster Brofur Leo??
He was a Maddie’s Adoption cat…and he was older and certainly had medical costs ‘cuz you remember he almost died from hepatic lipidosis. Contra Costa Humane Society, Leo and my former rescue, was given $2,000 when Dad Dave adopted my now Cuzin Leo…what a life he has now.
Mom L helped another rescue get a whole bunch of kittens and some adult cats ready for Maddie’s Adoption Day. Community Concern 4 Cats is another group Mom L and Dad P volunteer to help. They usually help when our friend Dr Josie, my former doc, is holding a clinic. She is retired and donates her vet skills to CC4C several times a month.
Here is the clinic two days before Maddie’s…they tested, vaccinated, wormed, etc. over 50 cats in 5 hours!!! This rescue only works with ferals and strays. These kittens are all from feral Momma cats and now they will get to live in The Promised Land.
Mom L took photos, but mostly she opened lots of blood test kits, and held kittens while Dr Josie drew blood etc. Oh yes, and see the bottles of Vetricyn products…blue labels??? Mom L met their rep at Blog Paws and she sent a whole box of product to CC4C!!! Great product for those who work with feral cats.
Now it is THE DAY. Mom L and Dad P volunteered to transport any of CCHS’s dogs in foster who needed a ride to the event site. They only had one passenger…Miss Lollipop! A Chihuahua mix…what a doll…
Mom L and Dad P just adored Miss Lollipop and hoped this was HER DAY…twenty minutes after placing her in her display cage…WOO HOO!!!
While Mom L and Dad P were over checking out the nifty outdoor enclosure CCHS set up for the cats they brought to the event…Miss Lollipop was scooped up! Check out our cat enclosure…way better than being in cages; all the cat settled in and eventually wandered around enjoying the outdoors, shade and attention…they were place away from the dogs and crowds.
Bet’cha are waiting to learn all about that HUMONGOUS number…15,000…right??
Ok, ok…here you go…what was accomplished by this Maddie’s Adoption Day Event?
- USA only…Nine states…California, Nevada, Arizona, Alabama, Florida, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin, New York
- 291 cities; 200 shelters/rescues
- Exceeded last year’s goal by 78%
- 2013 total adoptions: 8432
- 2014 adoptions: 15, 000 and counting
- Maddie’s set aside 10 million USD and will add to that to underwrite all the adoption commitments
- This is the Fifth year of this event; the goal is to have a kill free nation by 2015…ambitious I know…and yes…we will not make it in the USA by next year…but Maddie’s Fund moves us closer and closer every year
And now you ask what does this mean for the two rescue/shelter Mom L helped…good question…
- Contra Costa Humane Society…my former rescue and Cuzin Leo’ too…we are small but mighty…and we adopted out 39 cats/woofies. Last year it was only 18…
- CC4C…where Mom L helped with the vet clinic…150 kittens/cats…yes, mostly kittens…but several adult cats were adopted as well. And we know…they had over 100 kittens available and kitten season is just starting!
Please, if you reside in any of the NINE states who participate in Maddie’s Adoption campaign…work with your shelter/rescue and make sure they are involved.
Now my current Paw It Forward Projects…I have TWO…and I only ask that if you are so inclined…PLEASE SHARE, SHARE, SHARE…I know you all are giving your purrs and prayers to all those who await being discovered by their forever home…but please be active…share on your blog, Facebook, and Tweet…post on Pinterest…whatever you can do…thank you ever so much…
First up is precious…
From Adoption Manager at CCHS:
Paw Pats, Savannah
peeEss…Mom Linda’s notes from THREE sessions at Blog Paws 2014 can be found on the following links. Her notes are not great…but help yourselves. Our good furriend Brian, Brian’s Home, has helped us make these links possible on his server…one is for MS Word 1997-2003 and the other is for MS Word 2010. Hope this is helpful for those how were not able to attend. Let me know if these links do not work for you.