I adopted my R.J. five years ago (July 2005) from the Animal Humane Society in Golden Valley. After 22 years of begging, my mom let me pick out a kitten. Upon visiting the adoption center I was overwhelmed by all the adorable little kittens meowing at the weekend visitors. I noticed R.J. (originally named Roo by his foster family) simply because he was napping in the edge of his cage and not paying attention to all the people wandering throughout the room. When I went to pet him he was more interested in trying to wiggle himself out of the cage than get attention from me. I took him into a visitation room and after full exploration he curled up in my lap and went back to napping, but not without looking up at me with his little green eyes that were the same color as my own. I knew then and there he was destined to be the cat for me.
Now, he is both the king of our house and also our, "Kitty Houdini." He has a magical talent for not only sneaking through doors but nudging windows open so he can sniff the fresh air through the screens and chatter with the birds. On many occasions I have found myself opening the front door to go get the mail and finding R.J. on the steps before I can even close it behind me. (He always has a very proud look on his face when he manages to do this and looks up at me from the steps) He has become a very loved member of the family, and still curls up on laps or between our legs when he wants to take a little cat nap. He purrs when he lays in the sunshine and when he's scratched behind the ears. I couldn't be happier with my experience with Animal Humane Society and am so appreciative of all the things they do for good animals looking for homes and families.
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.