Mr. D and I have adopted two kittens. We found a great 'no kill' shelter really close to our condo. They have a great facility where the kitties and puppies have their own rooms instead of being locked in cages. The kitties are separated by age and temperament and get to roam free playing and lounging in baskets and on wall shelves or in sun spots (yep they get natural light through the front windows!). They screen every person who wants to adopt, which some may find intrusive but I think it's a fantastic idea (you must bring every person who lives in your household to meet the animal). It's really a great place and I am proud to have adopted from such them. They have a great group of volunteers and staff and I'm just so envious and proud of what they are doing. According to the PAWS Chicago website, in 2011 around 4,400 homeless pets will be adopted from their facility. And since their founding in 1997 the annual amount of euthanized homeless cats and dogs in Chicago has dropped by over 50 percent... keep it up PAWS!
Our kittens have been spayed/neutered, micro-chipped and were handled by loving pet people.
So they have been keeping me busy the past week... big time. Oh how I forgot what it was like to have crazy animals in the house. But it really is wonderful and they've brought a smile to both of our faces.
Please meet Luna (who is about 5-1/2 months and about 5 lbs) and Grizz (who is around 5 months and about 3-1/2 lbs).