I adopted Madeleine and Ollie from Animal Humane Society in 2007 and since then, they've enriched my life in more ways than I can count. Since adopting them I've switched careers, boyfriends and cities (I moved to New York in late 2007), but they have always been the constant in my life.
A few weeks ago, we were sound asleep when Madeleine started crawling all over our faces. "Come on, girl kitty!" we told her, but she started vocalizing incessantly and walking all over the bed. She even woke up our 14-pound Chihuahua mix, Louis, who is completely deaf and was slumbering peacefully on the bed with us.
Finally, we turned on the light, just in time to catch a burglar trying to break in to our apartment through the bedroom window! Between our threats to call the police and Louis’ "ferocious" barking, the burglar scrambled away in a hurry.
We’ve always referred to Madeleine as the “World's Smartest Cat,” and this event proved us right. Thank you for giving my kitties a second chance at finding a home. I can't imagine a better fit for them than with me and vice versa.
When I was growing up, my family always adopted dogs from Animal Humane Society, including Bill, a Coonhound adopted in 1995, and Rose, a Rottie mix adopted a few years later — both of whom have slowed down a lot but are still living it up in Plymouth with my parents. Your organization has meant and always will mean a lot to me. It's a big reason that I'm now an animal welfare professional here in New York City!