Lyle and Melissa Buhler
I cannot believe how quickly Lyle adjusted (literally over night), despite his FIV! We were very concerned about how this would impact our dog, Myleigh, but read a lot that it cannot be transmitted to dogs, and they get along so well. Lyle is the most lovable cat ever!
We've rescued cats before, and Lyle, by far, was in the worst situation and adjusted the best. He has been eating for us and drinking LOTS of water! He’s VERY playful, loves all his new toys and loves climbing. We had one toileting accident, and then waited for my husband and I to see him use his litter box, almost like he was waiting for praise! Too cute! Even though he is limited to indoors, he is having a lot of fun.
Lyle, like our dog, has his own room with cat trees all over it. He is just amazed by all his new surroundings. His nose is still stuffy, but we gave him his first dose of medicine with no trouble. Myleigh is overprotective of him as she was with our last cat.
Thanks for giving our family the joy of Lyle—I may have "overlooked him" had you not shown me his love!
Lucy and Catherine Tilley
The whole journey to adopt this little kitty was a warm and happy experience. The teams from the ASPCA, American Humane and the Elk County Humane Society should be proud of this rescue event.
When I wheeled my way from Northern Virginia to the fairgrounds in Pennsylvania, I was asked why I came so far to adopt a cat. It was the banner from the ASPCA newsletter: “We Rescued 400. Here's Your Chance to Rescue Just One.” It seemed overwhelming to make a happy story for 400 cats, especially since shelters are overcrowded, and rescue groups are working hard to place the many pets already in their care. I have two wonderful cats who were both adopted from a local county shelter in Virginia. But I did have room in my home and heart for one more kitty.
I could not be more smitten with the gentle little girl who came home with me. The first thing I noticed when I met her was her quirky cat grin. Seriously, you can't help yourself—you have to smile back. I named her Lucy because it's a happy name. Despite her rough start in life, gentle Lucy is the most affectionate, optimistic and happy cat I think I have ever met. She seems to celebrate every moment. That joy permeates. I'm glad I made the long journey and so grateful to have her with me.
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