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Adoption Event a HUGE Success!

Adoption Event a HUGE Success!

Adoption Event at Petsmart Store in New Braunfels Gives 22 Dogs and Cats New Homes!

Saturday, September 13, 2014 was the day slated to transport animals to the September Adoption Event hosted by Petsmart Charities. It was a drizzly morning but that didn’t faze any of the Canyon Lake Animal Shelter Society volunteers who were all busy with the annual garage-sale fundraiser. While they were busy with the fundraiser, our Texas Animal Guardians’ volunteers were rounding up adoptable dogs and cats for transport to the Petsmart store in New Braunfels.

Every available vehicle was commandeered to aid with transport. Loaded up with crates each transporter was at-the-ready to receive their precious cargo. Trying to make room for more crates became a bit of a challenge as carriers, wire crates and accessories were moved around, much like a jigsaw puzzle, to make room for more adoptable pets. At last, the caravan of vehicles was ready for the journey to the Petsmart store in New Braunfels. Little did the dogs and cats, who probably felt a bit confused by all the commotion, realize that for some of them it would be the most important journey of their lives!

The Texas Animal Guardians team of volunteers was greeted at the store by an eagerly awaiting group of onlookers. The Petsmart store manager, Sandy, confided that she’d received a number of calls inquiring about adoptable pets. It sounded like there was a lot of excitement in the air! Setting up can often be a daunting task, not to mention time consuming, but the volunteers made it all seem quick and easy. The doggie playpen was set up and within moments it was occupied by two¬† sweet pups: Arabella and Pepsi. (As it turns out Arabella wouldn’t be returning to the shelter that day. Instead, she’d be spending her first night with her new family.) Everything was set and ready for an exciting day of adoptions. Anticipation was high!

Texas Animal Guardians volunteers split up into three groups: One group worked the exterior front of the store, another group worked in the vestibule area and a single volunteer headed for the Cat Adoption Center. Families eager to find their perfect new family member were asking questions about the available pets, some snapped photos with their phones, still others stood quietly by — observing. It was as if the atmosphere in the store had become electrified with some type of adoption magic dust!

Soon momentum gathered and adoptions started happening. It seemed as if every nook and cranny of the store was now occupied by people who wanted to get to know their new four-legged friend. Adopted pets were being scooped up by their new families for the shopping spree of their life! Some actually rode in the shopping cart, others walked beside the cart on a leash. Soon carts were filled with fluffy beds, squeaky toys, chewy bones, catnip mice, kitty loungers, yummy treats, not to mention some great food and of course carriers, food bowls and the list goes on and on. It looked like Christmas. And in a way it was, for them and for all of us here at Texas Animal Guardians. What more could we possible ask for? Twenty-two sweet babies got new homes, new families and a secure, happy future. All in all, it was a an amazing day!

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Many of the animals received into our adoption program need expensive medical care. Your tax deductible contribution helps pay for this. Won’t you please consider a small donation to help needy animals get well? This gives them a chance at adoption and a new life. Thank you in advance!