After my 19-year-old cat passed away in December, I spent a couple months seeking a playmate for my two-year-old cat Chevy who I adopted from Animal Humane Society. I made it a habit to check the AHS website for photos several times a day for a new little one to love. I fell in love with a couple of them, but then had my heart broken after checking at the end of my work day only to find they had been adopted by someone else. While working until midnight one night in March, I found a kitten I knew I would love on the website. I decided this one could NOT get away so I arrived shortly after AHS opened the next day. I looked everywhere when I got there and she was gone! My heart was broken. Again.
One of the volunteers asked if they could help me and I proceeded to tell them my heartbroken story. To my surprise I was informed that this little white angel was in surgery and had not yet been adopted, and would be back later in the day. I was able to put a hold on her so that she could not be adopted by anyone else. I named her Jenga and she has been a wonderful addition to my home. She was born on Christmas Day 2010, making her even more special. I feel truly blessed having these angels in my life.
Our mission, vision, and values
Mission: To engage the hearts, hands, and minds of the community to help animals.
Vision: To compassionately and responsibly create a more humane world for animals.
Values: Be good to animals. Partner with people. Lead responsibly with compassion.