Sunday, January 15, 2012
Mix & Match
city strike or lockout within a few weeks and that, of course, includes the shelter. At this point, I'm not sure there's much hope of successful negotiation, but all my fingers are crossed. Closing the shelters, even for a month, puts a lot of animals in danger.
Boxing Day. We are very lucky, because three nearby humane societies worked with TAS South to transfer some rabbits out. Small animals don't show up much in smaller city shelters, and since we were overflowing, we were happy to oblige. Cashew went to Orangeville, Cascade and Rocket went to Stratford, and my boys Silver & Emerald went to Cambridge. Huge thanks to those shelters for the helping hand!
Even better, Moppet and Snowshoe were adopted just a week after arriving - together! They were adopted to a great home and I've already received an update. I'm so glad two big, bonded bunnies were able to get a home so fast! Marbles has also been adopted (along with Pancake the rat, Pete the guinea pig, and Chip, Patches and Penelope the hamsters). We haven't been doing too shabby!
from the hoarder) have finally found a place in the Room, after three months of waiting. Grace Kelley the rat is also back, and that blossuming family of 21 hamsters have been cleared out of foster care through adoption, except for six which are waiting at two Pet Valus.
Latest count? We have five rabbits, one guinea pig, and three rats in the Room. We have six hamsters at our Pet Valus, one rabbit at PetSmart, and one rabbit at Pet Uno.
And how many in foster? That's right, count 'em - NONE.
But he doesn't count.
Never mind Poe! For the first time since the rabbit hoarders in the summer, we are at a manageable number and we can finally take a breather!
I'm going to enjoy it while it lasts!