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Welcome to Shelter Life at the East Bay Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

We began as the Oakland SPCA in 1874. Today, the East Bay SPCA includes two animal shelters and three clinics in our community.

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Wednesday, February 01, 2006

An Apple finds a family.

"We can't believe nobody adopted her in a year. She is sweet and we think she is beautiful. She isn't plain at all!"-- Apple's New Family

Two weeks ago, I told you about winsome Apple, and the other plain, long-term pets in our shelters, who tend to get overlooked by adopters on account of their common qualities.

I suppose I should confess that I was hoping Apple's paw would reach out and touch someone who reads here.

I was hoping by acknowledging her one-year anniversary in our Tri-Valley shelter, that I would break the jinx that has allowed her to stay for so long.

And, boy, did it!

Maureen H. and Kathy B., long-time friends and volunteers of the East Bay SPCA, read about Apple right here in the blog, and, well, got touched. That is Apple up there, relaxing in her first few days "on the job," at her new home. She has snuggled right into their work space, claiming the office chair as her own. Like all cats do. Kathy has to now work around Apple, but isn't that the way it is supposed to be with cats?

Maureen happily reports that Apple is doing well, and is content and curious in her new home.

They adore her.

All the moving around at the shelter has paid off because Apple has settled right in isn't fazed by change, the way a more pampered pet might be. To the left, Apple is pondering life from one of the perches she has made her own. One can only guess what Apple is thinking:

I am loved. I am safe. I have family.


Are cats really that different from the rest of us?

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