It had been a while and the Bangalore Cat Squad had been posting up posters all over Facebook. The excitement was palatable. Another ‘Adoption camp’ was being organized for kittens that needed homes. This time the camp was going to be held at a well known animal rescuer ‘Vijaya Sitaram’s’ house.
Our Whatsapp ringtones kept buzzing. The 14th of August was going to be a big Red letter day. Fingers were crossed and hopes were raised. We wanted a lot of cats to find new homes.
This Adoption camp was going to be a wee bit different from the other ones. The Bangalore Cat squad was determined to reach out to the younger generation of Bangalore and with the help of Sanjana Govindan Jayadev they were able to do just that.
Sanjana conducted a small arts and craft workshop which was designed to teach children (and even adults) how to make toys designed for cats to play. The workshop was an instant hit with both the feline and the human population.
The best part about it was that the children were able to test their newly prepared toys on all the cats around. Sanjana’s workshop just goes to prove that you don’t need to buy expensive toys from your pet store, you can make them just as easily at home!
While most people would expect that the normal kittens would attract attention, we soon found that Smokey stole the show. What’s so special about Smokey? Smokey is blind but he showed everyone just how well he used his senses. In fact, the little guy always succeeded in getting his toy!
Teaching children to interact with animals is very important and I must say that all the children who attended were exceptional. They loved the cats and the cats loved them. In my opinion, getting the children involved was the right thing to do. Thank you Sanjana!
The adoption drive was successful. 4 kittens found new homes. That’s what everyone calls a successful adoption camp. Me? I was a wee bit disappointed. I had hoped for so much more. A number of 10 or 20? The Bangalore Cat Squad however is all geared up. They are planning a new adoption drive. This time the drive is set to be held in Koramangala.
A destination that is easier to access and faster to reach (at least for me). Sanjana’s craft workshop was such a big success that it is going to be held again. This time we are going to need a larger room. Her eager participants are growing in numbers. I heard that she has been getting calls about the camp ever since!
When is the camp? The date is yet to be finalized but it is tentatively in the 3rd week of September. Will we see you there? I hope so. Spread the word and get your friends. Let’s find some cats new homes!