Sunday, July 16, 2006
105.That's how many homeless dogs, cats, kittens, puppies, guinea pigs and bunnies got lined up with new homes this weekend in the two day, Weekend Adoptathon.
We had 14 groups participating in Tri-Valley on Saturday, and 17 groups participating in Oakland on Sunday (some were at both, like FOFAS, Purrfect Cat Rescue, Hayward Animal Services, and Community Concern for Cats), and they brought along with them scores of fun, happy, crazy :), dedicated, thoughtful, caring, boisterous, educated, zealous, patient, hardworking staff and volunteers. And animals. Lots and lots and lots of animals.
Animal welfare is in good shape in this community, if this group of professionals is any indication.
You know? I know that I work with amazing people, because I see them every day. But it is so heartening to know that 30+ other groups are populated by people who care as much as the people attending the Adoptathon this weekend. In brutal heat, no less.
I have about a 100 new heroes.