Over the last few weeks we’ve been featuring homeless cats looking for adoption on BRO. The posts have been running each Sunday in hopes of finding loving owners for cats who have been living in survival-mode conditions. A few of our readers have requested updates on the cats that have been featured, so I reached out to Helen at Second Chance to see what the results have been. From Helen:
“Ms. Tracey, the kitty with the feline leukemia/FIV went home and she was the most difficult to place. We have had this magnificent creature for two years looking for the perfect “furr-ever” home for her and after the article in which she was featured… she is finally home! Thanks to the website we have a way to reach out to not only local people, but people from out of state. Second Chance received a donation from a lady in Arlington, VA for Hope Noel and her mounting veterinarian bills when she saw it on Buffalo Rising. When we got the donation on our website, I emailed her to thank her and asked how she knew about Hope Noel… of course, she is a former Buffalo resident who follows Buffalo Rising to keep up on what is going on in her home town.
“Gracie (the one eyed kitty) also got placed from someone who saw her on your website and sent it to a friend. Second Chance also loves the fact that we are able to educate the public on things such as feline leukemia, domestic violence, animal abuse etc. and get the word out there that shelter animals never stop thanking you when you adopt them. The important factor in a good adoption is matching the pet to the person or family and since we are a sheltering network we actually live with these animals before they go to off site adoption areas. By doing this, we are able to find the perfect home for each and every pet and our adoption return rate is less than 1%.”