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reTails celebrates 2,500th adoption!
Although it passed without obvious hoopla, this past weekend marked a big milestone -- the 2,500th reTails pet adoption since the organization was founded in 2010. Since we have cats available daily at 3 Indianapolis-area Petco stores, in addition to our Washington Square Mall adoption center, it's hard to say exactly which animal was #2500. It could've been one of the adopted cats:
Phoebe, Huggy, Sammie, Callie, Blackie, Lil Bit, Jag, Sally, Rags, Sienna, Lil Girl
...or one of the dogs:
Moe, Ali, Penny, Adella, Maya, Rocky, Bertie
Although reTails originally began doing traveling adoption events with modest success in early 2010, it wasn't until we opened our adoption center in Washington Square Mall that we began to make a much bigger difference in the lives of more at-risk dogs and cats. This past fall, we finished a year-long renovation of a 5,000 square foot space, giving us more than 4 times as much space as our first location in the mall.
To fully appreciate the scope of this accomplishment, you must also know that the reTails adoption center in Washington Square Mall is staffed solely by volunteers! It has operated every weekend (Fri-Sun) since October, 2010. It takes an amazing level of dedication by many volunteers to make it all work, and we couldn't do it without the help of so many! If you'd like to find out how you too can help, consider volunteering!
Some of the pets are rescued from local shelters, but many others come through our Rehoming Assistance Program or "RAP". Under RAP, owners who need to find homes for their pets are scheduled to bring their pets to our adoption center and also have their pet showcased online through Petfinder. The pet continues to stay in the owner's home. This is much less stressful for the pet than having to go into a foster home and eliminates the uncertainty of what might happen to the pet if it was surrendered to a shelter. If you need assistance rehoming a pet, check out our Rehoming page to see more about the available options.
Make sure to check out some of our Adoptable Pets, but remember that we get new pets every week and coming to our Washington Square Mall adoption center on Friday at 6 p.m. is the best way to see pets before they are posted online!
Last Updated (Tuesday, 30 April 2013 10:27)