Friday, November 30, 2007

Home for the Holidays?

As many of you know, we lost Mama Sue--who was the heart of the adult cat room. I know many of us still miss her and expect to see her sweet face when we enter the room.

Mama Sue arrived at the shelter in 2000 [the year we opened] and for seven years she lived in the adult cat room. Prior to Red Door, she lived outside so I am sure the shelter seemed like paradise to her--food, warmth, and other cats to love. During her early days at the shelter, she was wary of people, but always loving to other cats. She grew to love the company of volunteers and she was often the first to greet visitors at the door. Since her death, several volunteers have said that they had considered adopting her....

The shelter saves many animals from horrible fates, but it certainly is not a home. And Mama Sue, as loved as she was by so many of us, never experienced the joy, comfort, and unconditional love of a real home.

Can you help a long-term resident make it home for the holidays this year?

Now is the time--please give that special cat the ultimate gift: a home for the holidays and forever. You won't regret it.

There are so many lovely cats waiting for someone special--Penelope, Rachel, Nina, Halla, BBC, just to name a few. If you would like more information about long term fostering or special needs, please email Kristin or Matt at

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