There is a Chill in the Air!

IF YOU SEE AN ANIMAL IN DISTRESS IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA,
PLEASE REPORT THE SITUATION TO ANIMAL CONTROL,
PLEASE CALL 202-576-6664 24/7

It's cold outside! Report animals in the cold to Animal Control, 202-576-6664 24/7





Thursday, September 30, 2010


I'm incredibly busy today, so Prescott has volunteered to take all messages. He's a very resourceful cat and would make someone a wonderful companion!!! Prescott definitely prefers two-legged friends to four.




Monday, September 27, 2010

Prescott is Keeping Busy

Prescott is a very curious cat.  What he doesn't know he'll find out. He's on my desk right now rearranging my rubber band collection -- I think he may have done that all weekend, things looked a little out of place this morning.   

He's extremely bright too.   I just got the book, Why Do Cat Have Whiskers, and as soon as I put it down, Prescott delved  into it.   I think he's looking for an answer to the question, "Why haven't I been adopted?" 

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Prescott the Personal Assistant

Have you ever thought what it would be like to have a personal assistant who could do your homework, answer emails or keep you company during the work day?  Well, Prescott has assumed that role in my office.  He's now in charge of screening calls, deleting spam and making sure that I stay on task.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Meet Prescott

Meet purring Prescott, my newest office pal.  He wasn't having such a good time in the cattery.  Too many top cats running around.  Prescott can get overwhelmed by playful kittens and persnickety adult cats.  So when adoptions staff said Prescott would thrive in a quieter space, my office was the logical spot.  And, does he ever thrive!  He's upside down next to the key pad right now.   It's hard for me to concentrate over the loud vibrating motor sound that is coming from Prescott's purr box.   He's happy to see me when I come in, but he's also happy to see anyone who comes in.  He doesn't play favorites -- Prescott is truly a people cat, what he needs now is his very own person.  

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Welcome Home Charlie!


Ahhh, Finally a really comfy spot!

I suggest we share!

Charlie, the cat formally known as Bruno, has settled nicely into his new home.   It didn't take him long to decide that he would KEEP the people who adopted him.   He has graciously allowed one of his new people to photograph him in his new surroundings as a way of assuring us at the League, that after nearly nine months of living at the shelter, he has really and truly moved on and is HOME.  

Go ahead, take another picture!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Jubilee Adopted Too!

It was a great week at the League.  Little Jubilee, the kitten with the misshapen leg, was adopted.   She has never given a second thought to her leg -- she romps,climbs and jumps at full speed.  She loves to play AND she went home with another kitten.  I hope her forever home sends progress reports!

ADOPTED!!!

Bruno spent nine months in the cattery and just one week in my office. 
I came in this morning and the sign on my door announcing Bruno's residency said ADOPTED!  His new people are very lucky, they are now sharing their home with one super terrific cat.  Have a GREAT life Bruno buddy.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Bruno, My Office Buddy -- For Now

Shelters are great.  They house animals temporarily until  permanent homes can be found.   Cats tend to stay in shelters longer than dogs.  Even so, why no one has adopted Bruno is beyond me.   He is a big, handsome boy who believes that the human lap was created for his benefit.  Trouble is, Bruno has not had a consistent human lap in a long time.   He's been at the League for 9 months with no new home prospects in sight.  He was getting really tired of watching other cats and all of the cute, little kittens packing up and moving on, while he's been waiting patiently for his forever home since before the snow storms of 2010.   Last week he made an inner-shelter mover, to my office -- as a foster cat.   I discovered that he has a natural talent for typing. sgdfhgheu7604=kkh,,l -- See, Bruno just typed something in "cat".   If you read it closely, I think it says, Great cat, still seeking the right forever home.  Until great, forever  that home is located, Bruno is welcome to hang out here.   What do you think, Bruno?  xixioxokdjhewlld 11kjoeuirtyonjdf;a.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Back on the Bus!

 Yes, apparently, the dog days of summer are really coming to an end.   The AP Photo by J. Pat Carter shows a couple of happy passengers sitting nicely on the bus heading to Totally Dog Day Center in Miami.  It was just one of those pictures too cute to pass up.  I wonder what bus rules are in place -- No changing seats while the bus is moving, no howling and no paws out the window!?

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Check Out the Dogs at the League Via PetFinders Videos

Click on the links to the right, beneath the Friendship challenge -- Watch Joy, Thor, Lilani and Sade!  Not only is it really, really important to  find wonderful homes for the animals who are at the League, but it is really, really important that we give the cats and dog great care while they are staying with us.  And, we do.   You can see some of the dogs enjoying their quality time with staff members.  And, not only do our animals get terrific care, but they, and our staff,  are getting into great shape.  Watch Ryan run with the dogs!