How did that go? Well ... she was over the moon when she emailed me last night:
- 28 Cats/kittens Adopted
- 8 Cats/kittens Adoption Pending with most to be adopted before Christmas, along with
- 15 dogs/ puppies adopted
As she said in her email, " ... see what can happen when you don't stop adopting during Christmas. "
No wonder she is bursting with excitement. The Clarenville SPCA does an awesome job ... they are open and transparent and publish their stats online. I have seen them tirelessly search for out of province rescue slots to save lives. I've watched them put their site to very good use to fundraise for pets needing special medical or transportation costs.
They are a lovely little lodestar and on any given day site visitors can see how often they have saved lives by bringing dogs in from other shelters in their province.
Do they deserve bragging rights for this? You bet! In a world where the difference between cats and dogs is more than purely anatomical, its always a great thing when people pull out all the stops for the cats.
What time is it? Its always time to recognize the need to go the extra mile for the kitties.
Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart. Washington Irving