Well I've been meaning to tell this story here for a couple weeks now, I've just been super busy. I volenteer at the only no kill shelter in the county of Milwuakee (Wisconsin) so as you can imagine we get our fair share of sad stories, but a couple weeks ago something so happy happend it brought a tear to my eye. The shelter's name is Happy Endings & I think you'll agree the name is very fitting in this case. We had these two cats Molly & Annie, they were wonderful sweet loving cats, who loved attention, they had been with us between 6 - 9 months. As anyone who works in shelter knows because of their ages 5 1/2 & 7 1/2 they often got over looked by people who were coming in to adopt cats. Well one week we had someone lined up for them & I was happy because they really are the sweetest cats & they deserve to be in a loving home. Well when I came in the next week they were still there, I was so sad for them. However, later that day two women with two children came in. When they took an intrest in Molly & Annie I started to tell them that they had to go together, but they were wonderful cats. The younger of the two women looked at me & said "We know they were my Mom's cats" & pointed to the other woman. She then told me "My Mom had cancer & could no longer care for them, but she's better now." After some discussion between the two women & a phone call to a son the woman looked at me with tears in her eyes & said what do I have to do to get them back. I'm still new to the shelter & this had never happend before, so I got the director & they talked a little & the woman said she would go home to get her carrier & she would be back. Sure enough she came back for them & took them home that day.
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4/9/03 at 3:54pm