Thursday, August 13, 2015

Five Reasons Missing 'Clear The Shelters' Would Be Catastrophic.

Saturday is August 15th and we're partnering with our friends at NBC for Clear The Shelters. All across the country, shelters will be working with their local NBC affiliate and reducing/waiving adoption fees to try and find every pet in their shelter a home. While we're ecstatic to be on the bus, it occurred to us that some of you might not realize how devastating it would be to miss out on a chance to meet our adoptables.  On the off chance you haven't cleared your schedule yet, here's five reasons you might be kicking yourself for all eternity if you don't. 

1) There Might Be A Chunknugget Puppy Or Two Left. 

Today we shred the bear. Tomorrow we conquer the universe! 

Those of you that follow us on Facebook have been watching these guys grow up week by week in foster care. The good news? They went up for adoption Thursday night. The bad news? They're already getting snapped up. More good news? We have other puppies (and awesome doggies, too!) that will be ready and waiting Saturday morning to meet you. 

2) Kitten-A-Licious!

If this didn't make you go 'awwwww' we don't think you're human. 
Have we mentioned the tsunami of kittens we've been buried under? All those posts looking for nice folks to foster them? The good news? Nice folks did foster them. Now they're back, ready for permanent homes and champin' at the bit to meet you. Kittens don't actually champ at bits (that would be horridly cruel) but they are headbutting things and making muffins with their little paws hoping you'll stop in. Let's not disappoint. 

All four of our locations will be chock full of adorbs kittehs hoping you'll be in to see that making-muffin thing we're talking about. 

3) We Have A Puppy Named Alan Waples. 

Happy birthday Alan! The world needs more folks like you!
And that, ladies and gentleman, is just AWESOME. Yesterday NBC Bay Area popped in to meet some of our hopeful adoptables that will be here on Saturday. The cameraman, Alan, mentioned that he had three rescue dogs and one rescued cat. He also mentioned that it was his birthday. What a cool guy. We had to name this winking pup after him.

Actually all of the NBC folks were so cool that we had to name the whole litter after them. Our Kari Hall won't tell you the weather but she sure is cute. 

4) Future Instagram Star Jocelyn Is Waiting.

Everything can stop now. I'm here. 
We just have one question: how has no one snatched this cat up yet? Not only is she wonderful - a friendly, gentle soul who makes muffins and purrs non-stop - she's also a future social media star waiting to happen. 

Jocelyn was born with deformed eyelids. We removed the bits that hurt so she's fine now but she has a unique look that Twitter is just dying for. Have you people not been watching? How has this cat not been adopted in two weeks? Wake up, folks! Do we need to show you more Jocelyn? 

There needs to be a Project Runway for cats. 

5) This Keeps Happening...

We offered kitty a chilled glass but he insisted on the bottle. 
No, not Carol. Though Carol does keep happening, which makes us happy because she's awesome (she's our President). What keeps happening is the little guy her in hand - the kitten. This keeps happening too...

Eh, I've had worse days. I have a stuffed dog thingy. How bad can life be? 
And this...

Thank you, hooman. 
And, of course, just a whole mess of these...

We'd like to speak with you about that Jocelyn cat getting top billing. 
What they are is animals needing our help. Animals needing some time, some love, maybe some medical assistance, that sort of thing. By adopting tomorrow, you're helping the ones that just keep happening have a place to go.

The coolest thing about adopting during Clear The Shelters is not that it's free. The coolest thing is that if you adopt one, you help two. For every animal that goes to it's forever home, that space is opened up for us to help another one. If you adopt two - like that two headed kitten monster above - you save four. 

Tell us that's not awesome. 

To recap: great pets, waived adoption fees, double down on the life-saving thing. 

So we'll see you Saturday then? That's almost as cool as a puppy named Alan Waples.