Post # 1
We decided a few days ago we want to adopt another kitty and had planned to get it from the same place we got our current kitty. Then this morning on the news they were talking about the adopt-a-thon this weeked in Joplin. http://joplinhumane.org/adoptathon.html
DH has to work this Saturday but my sister said she would drive down with me. It’s about 4 hours from where we live. They are waiving the fee for the adoption and with apx 600 animals needing homes I’m sure we can find one to love. DH thinks its silly to drive that far, so bee’s what do you think? I have nothing else planned for the day!
Post # 3
I’ve driven 11 hours (22 hours round trip) to get one of my furballs, and he is definitely worth it. Plus, it’s for a good cause, although I’m sure there are plenty of wonderful cats in your area if you decide not to do it.
Post # 4
Why not? If DH is at work you might as well make it a road trip with your sister. Just remember to bring a carrier or something to tak ethe cat back in, if they don’t provide it.
Post # 5
Sure! Why not? You only gotta do it once, make a fun road trip outta it wiht your sister.
Post # 6
I think it’s a great idea! The far away animals need home too. Plus, the adoption fee would be more than the gas so, technically, you’re saving money. 🙂
Post # 7
I’d do it! I’ve gone on a 6 hour drive to visit a bookstore before, so to me 4 hours for a kitty is nothing!
Post # 8
DO IT! I drove about 4 hours to get my puppy 🙂
Post # 9
Glad to see other people don’t think its crazy! The story on the news just broke my heart. They have so many animals down there and are struggling to accomodate them all. Even though they are waiving the fee I would still donate. They showed the warehouse on TV and there are just soooo many!
Post # 10
I say go for it! Fiance and I drove nine hours round trip to adopt one of our dogs and it was totally worth it.
Post # 11
We drove about 5 hours to get our bunny–I don’t think it’s crazy at all!
Post # 12
I don’t think it is crazy at all! Make a fun road trip with your sister! Your DH isn’t even having to go – why should he complain?
Post # 13
You’re saving a life 🙂 Go for it! But bring a safe crate with towel/blanket inside, you’ll probably have a very scared and vocal kitty on the way back 🙂
Post # 14
I guess I am going to be the lone objection here, but does it really matter where the cat is from? Cats in your hometown are just as homeless as the cats in Joplin, and shelters are usually pretty good at redistributing animals to other shelters as space allows. I am not a cat person so I totally get that there may be dynamics that I don’t understand, but where I am from you almost can’t throw a rock without hitting a cat (I am not advicating hitting cats). I live in a city of approximately 110,000 people. The APL alone currently has over 600 cats. This isn’t even including rescue groups, animal control, etc.
Post # 15
If they are waiving the adoption fee, that is great and they obviously have a great need in that area.
Go for it!
Post # 16
Wow, this weekend, my animal shelter is waiving cat adoption fees, too. There must be a lot of cats in need of a home.
I would get a cat but the DH is allergic. 🙁