Sun, Feb 22 2004 - Pet Rescue / Cinema Draft House Day (View Original Event Details)|
stephen pheiffer, Shelley Sanner
|Participants:||Shelley Sanner, stephen pheiffer, Colin Babb, Donna McLaren, Lisa Paull, Holly Rawson, jennifer Price, Sara LeMoine, Christine Bredfeldt, Jason Bergener, Amy Krupka, Erin Rickard, Gina Vachino, Matthew Sommer, Ronit Fix, Susan Romero, stephanie kavanaugh, Douglas Ruch|
In PetSmart, at approximately 12:00 pm on
Saturday, 20 MOC members set out on a
quest to find homes for some poor, helpless
animals--and oh, we also saw a movie. The
entire event lasted about seven hours, the first
four of which we were at PetSmart. The time
was well spent. In total we found
foster/permanent homes for twelve dogs and
one cat, which is at least twice the normal
amount according to Theresa Caton of the
Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation!
We first were given a short briefing on how to
handle the animals we would be attempting to
get adopted. Then the group split in to dog
people and cat people. I was accompanied by
Emily, Jennirfer, and Donna to the cat area,
while the rest of the group began showing off
The cats were a little scared when they
arrived, but most of them relaxed after being
let out of their carrying boxes. We carried them
around and played with them while giving
potential adopters information on the animals'
backgrounds. By the end the cats were pretty
worn out and most of them probably would
have fallen asleep if not for the hustle and
bustle of the store environment.
The rest of the group walked the dogs around
the store as well as outside, trying to catch
adopters' eyes. Apparently they were
successful, since so many dogs found homes
by the end of the day. It was sad to leave,
because he dogs that didn't get adopted
wanted to stay.
We left PetSmart and carpooled to the movie
theater. There we saw "The Station Agent"
while enjoying our meal. I thought the movie
was pretty funny, although a little short. After it
ended we stuck around and talked for a few
minutes, but then the staff started shooing us
progressively farther and farther
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