Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Welcome back Zodiac!

Written by CP's VP of Intakes

Zodiac upon his return to Col. Potter

Many people live their lives based on astrology. They will only do certain things, try new things, travel, etc. based on what their astrological sign tells them. I don't believe in astrology myself, but I have to admit, there must have been something aligning the stars and somehow protecting and guiding one little Cairn boy back to Col. Potter.

Not every adoption of an animal from a rescue, any rescue, works out, for various reasons. Many don't work out because no matter how much information, detail and explanations you can give a prospective adoptive home, nothing really compares with actually having that furkid in their home. We all try to screen prospective adoptive homes with a fine tooth comb, but still some adoptions just don't work out. Just about every rescue organization out there has a clause in their adoption contract if the adoption does not work out, for any reason, to contact them. Col. Potter is no exception.

My message is a very simple, but important one--if you adopt from rescue, any rescue, and you cannot keep your animal, for any reason, please be sure to contact the rescue you adopted from for help. Please don't turn them into a shelter.

This little guy just got lucky that he was still wearing his CP ID tag and a careful shelter worker took notice and called or who knows what could have happened to him. He'd been in his adoptive home for less than 8 months and you can see what can happen when a home really doesn't understand what the commitment and responsibilities are for taking on an animal. PLEASE don't post negative messages about the adoptive home. That's not what this is about. This is about education and reinforcement to always contact the rescue you adopted from if there are any issues at all so they can help. And most importantly, it's about the animals, always about the animals.

And now, it gives me great pleasure to introduce Zodiac, a 6 year old male whose travels through the astrological galaxies have brought him back through Col. Potter's orbit until the stars align perfectly to find his happily ever after. We're so happy to have you back with us little Zodiac!

Zodiac after Col. Potter groomed him

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What a poor little guy. I'm so glad to hear he made it back to CP. It makes my heart ache to know that he went through so much.
Susan C.
Woodlyn, PA