We have been talking about the adoption drive for the past couple of weeks. We hoped that with our past successes this drive would be a success too. The Bangalore Cat Squad had its moments of uncertainty. You can’t blame us. Bangalore was in turmoil during the days before we held the drive. In fact at some point of time we were not sure whether we would be able to go ahead and conduct it. Luckily the commotion in the state simmered down and the adoption drive took place as planned. This time I have decided to bring you up to speed using photographs. Our photographers really captured the essence of the day.
A big thank you to Bloom and Grow for allowing us to use the space. The drive was held in the Bloom and Grow campus in Koramangala on the 17th of September. It started around 2 PM in the afternoon and continued till 6 PM in the evening. While it may seem like 4 long hours the time passed remarkably quickly!
On this point I would like to just add a footnote. We are looking for places to conduct future adoption drives. In case you can offer us a space for a few hours, do get in touch with us. We would be glad to take you up on that offer.
THE BANGALORE CAT SQUAD TEAM
To organize any event you need a team. A team that share a single conviction and a team that works towards a single cause. The Bangalore Cat Squad is made up of many members. Some are very active and some (like me) are not so much. When camps are organized everyone who is free joins hands. Whoever is free and able to make it comes along. We work as a team because we know we can make a difference!
A new Whatsapp group has been formed. We are slowly and steadily adding new volunteers to the list. People who can help with transport, people who volunteer at camps and people who just want to make a difference. We can’t all foster but we can always try to help. That is what the BCS volunteer group is all about.
So if you are interested in joining do get in touch. We would love to add you to the ever growing list!
OUR TINIEST VOLUNTEERS
Size doesn’t matter love does! Our tiniest volunteers set out to prove it. From the beginning of the camp they proudly displayed their volunteer badges. Their scurrying feet could be heard as they ran around helping us set up everything before the would be adopters arrived.
Apsara and Avani definitely showed that the younger generation cared about animals. They are role models that many adults could follow. Kudos to you kids! You are all set to make the world a better place!
GETTING THE VENUE READY AND VISIBLE
There wasn’t much that we could do about visibility but our young volunteers came up with this sign. We are however going to look for something more durable for the next adoption camp. As you can see we are slowly adding to our treasure trove as we go.
In case you can get a banner done for BCS adoption camps we would love it. As I said before… You don’t have to foster to help. There are many ways in which help can be offered!
SCREENING THE ADOPTERS
Screening the potential adopters is something that takes time and effort but is something that had to be done. We need to be meticulous in educating people about how to care for cats and what will be expected of them. It is so much easier when we do it face to face.
MOMENTS TO TREASURE
There are just so many great things that happened that day. Rather than talk about it all, I’m going to let the photographs and the captions do the talking!
When the adults joined the kids and craft ensued!
Our Sales Counter
There Is A First Time For everything! This girl had never held a cat before!
As you can see the four hours that we spent at Bloom and Grow were very productive. We educated and we encouraged people to get hands on experience with cats. We taught people to hold and to carry cats. We talked about their habits and why cats make such great pets.
Was the event a success? Success is relative. Two kittens found homes that day. Three more found homes in the following days because of people who had visited the camp. To me that is a success story. To Bangalore Cat Squad it is a success story.
Now I must leave you to find out when the next adoption camp will be held.