Summer is flying by and so are the number of animals flying out our doors into their new, forever homes! We just finished up an incredible adoption week at LTBHS, which is something we’re thrilled about, of course. We found homes for 27 animals in total, which is right behind the banner week we had during our Collars for a Cause Adopt-A-Thon in June.
Since it’s kitten season and our shelter is full of adorable kittens, all sizes and colors, we were happy that 11 kittens found new families. We also had puppies available this week and they all found homes pretty quickly (puppies don’t stick around here long!). One of the best things, however, was the number of adult animals that were adopted. We had two cat adoptions, which doesn’t sound like much, but for one week, it’s pretty great! And…get ready for it—eight adult dogs found forever homes, which is amazing!!
These are all animals who have been given a second chance at a new life, and we are so happy we could play a part in that. These animals all came from different backgrounds-some were surrendered by their previous owners, some were strays and some were stuck in high-risk shelters elsewhere. But all had one thing in common-an uncertain future. That is, until they arrived at LTBHS. Here, we gave them a warm bed, good food, medical care and love and attention.
Sometimes we wonder if our job will ever be done. If one day, we will run out of homeless animals to care for. Maybe one day, there will be no more early mornings cleaning kennels or midnight visits to check on a sick kitten. We know this is more of a fantasy than actual reality, however, great adoption weeks like the one we just had help us to know we’re doing something right. Until the day when there are no more homeless pets, we’ll continue to be a safe haven for the animals who need us most.