Mall adoption site the cat’s meow
Welland and District Humane Society executive director John Greer, left, volunteer co-ordinator Nancy Thomas and Seaway Mall president Mike Belcastro celebrate Abby's adoption Thursday afternoon. Abby was the 100th cat adopted from the mall centre since it opened April 2.
Abby found a family to call her own on Canada Day, making her the 100th cat adopted from Welland and District Humane Society’s adoption centre at Seaway Mall.
Kim Topolinsky adopted the calico because the feline leaned against her cage and seemed to choose her new owner.
“I’d been in (the adoption centre) like 100 times, but I always convinced myself out of getting (a cat), but this time I just couldn’t. She’s such a good cat and so cuddly.”
John Greer, executive director of the humane society, said the centre has worked out very well, but it’s run by volunteers, so he can’t take much credit.
“It’s been hugely successful for adoptions for cats from our standpoint,” he said. “I think reaching that kind of number went beyond our expectations for having an off-site adoption centre.”
The centre opened on April 2. Volunteer co-ordinator Nancy Thomas said about 60 volunteers staff the centre that sees between 50 and 100 people come in to take a look at the cats on any given week night.
“We’re so thrilled and now we’re up to 103,” she said.