All Pettie winners received $1000 from DogTime Media, to be donated to a shelter or rescue group of our choice. I chose to split my prize money between Casey’s House and Kitten Associates.
I wanted to give Cindy Ingram, the founder of Casey’s House, the $500 check in person, so this past weekend, I met her at the Petco in Leesburg, VA, where Casey’s House holds adoption events every Saturday from 1pm to 5pm. Cindy will always have a special place in my heart because she rescued Buckley from a farm in southwestern Virginia, where she and about twenty other cats were kept in marginal living conditions. If it wasn’t for Cindy, I might never have met my lifechanging little cat.
As you can tell from Cindy’s big smile in the photo, she was delighted with the donation. The money will be used to cover veterinary expenses.
Even though Casey’s House specializes in older and hard to adopt cats, they also take in kittens, and they had some absolutely adorable ones at the adoption event.
Sherbet (orange and white) and Half-Tab (tabby and white) are about sixteen weeks old. They were both very inquisitive and loved being petted.
Meet Freda, aka wild woman. Saturday was the first adoption event for the little calico/tabby mix, and she was making the most of it. I didn’t stay long, but I’m betting that she single-handedly entertained the entire store for the rest of the afternoon.
For more information about Sherbet, Half-Tab and Freda, please visit Casey’s House on Petfinder.