Friday, July 17, 2015

Going Home: Bobby

Feline Friday kicks off with a heartwarming tale of rough starts, second chances, and years of love.

As you can probably imagine, Berkeley Humane staff and volunteers meet many adoptable pets. Quite a few in particular catch our attention. Some even capture our hearts. Even though we know that our adoption process helps to match up the right pets and adopters, on occasion we can't bring ourselves to say goodbye.

Years ago, Emily Ziebell answered the call to help a tiny kitten in need. Here's Emily to tell the rest of the story herself:

I can't believe my "baby" Bobby is 10 years old tomorrow. When I worked at Berkeley Humane a good Samaritan brought him in. He had been thrown out of a moving car at only 5 weeks old."
Bobby ten years ago

He was my first foster kitten and like many other people, I ended up being a "failed foster" because I fell in love and just had to keep him."

Bobby today

"Here's to another 10 years with The Bobcat!"

Thank you for sharing Bobby's rags-to-riches story, Emily, and congratulations on ten happy years together! We join you in wishing for many more.

 If you're looking for a companion this weekend, visit Berkeley Humane at 9th and Carlson from Friday through Sunday to meet your new best friend. 

We're also spreading the word about adoptable pets in Oakland this weekend. Berkeley Humane's Mobile Adoption Center or MAC (driven by some excellent volunteers) will be at the SPCA's Adopt-a-Thon at Jack London Square this Saturday from 10-3. Come meet some great animals!

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