We are thrilled to share that Whiskers, the smokey black tabby, and face of our Whisker Patrol reduced adoption fee campaign, was adopted this past weekend! After 2 months at the shelter it was time for this sweet 13-year-old fella to go home. Not only was Whiskers the oldest cat at our Boston shelter, but he had also been here the longest of any of our shelter cats this summer.
Liz, one of our dedicated shelter volunteers, got to know Whiskers very well and shared her own experiences with him in a post on her personal blog. In this story she also addressed that ever present question of “How do you not want to take them all home?” After all with Whiskers being here so long, he was becoming one of those cats that we wished we could take home.
Thankfully this past weekend someone recognized just how special Whiskers is. His adopter, James, came in on Saturday and said ”I just can’t stop thinking about him.” James is proud adopter of 3-year-old Cleopatra and Betty and knew he and Whiskers were meant to be.
Liz put it best when she wrote “[t]o know that Whiskers had touched someone else, someone who was able to take in a third cat—an old cat—was the best feeling… Whiskers went home last Saturday, and he’s now in a home with someone who will love him, unconditionally, for his remaining years.”
We are so happy that Whiskers is in a loving home with his ARL Boston buddies. Thank you, James!