November 13, 2012

All In A Row

Kittens, kittens, kittens.... and then some more kittens. Angels of Assisi is not alone in being inundated with kittens, like this litter brought to us needing medical care from Botetourt County Animal Control.

We are grateful that, despite the magnitude of cats and kittens entering our adoption center and foster program, staff and volunteers get to know them as individuals. Kitties get named and photographed. They get silly little toys and boxes to rip up and play in. Our awesome cleaning guy, Ryan, is in charge of distributing home grown cat nip. Volunteers take the time to brush them and sometimes do nothing but sit in the colony rooms, tossing balls and handing out chin scratches.

Because of the kindness of their caregivers, the cats under our roof are so much more than a medical record number. For instance, the white kitten in this photo tends to smash her face into her food, and needs an extra hand keeping clean. Chaz, our Director of Adoptions, knows off the top of her head which cats in the center seem unfriendly and hide, but will immediately start purring as soon as you take them out of their kennels.

As the felines in our care wait for new homes, we are appreciate all who make the transition as easy as possible, for taking the time to get to know them, and letting their inner light shine through.

When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different.
You know that your name is safe in their mouth.
~ Jess C. Scott

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