My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for ASPCA - American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, New York, NY, USA
My partner and I recently adopted a very shy and super special 4-year-old cat from the ASPCA on 92nd St. She was being kept in a "Level 2" room because she came from a bad situation and needed a lot of extra love. When we first met her, she was extremely timid, but Adi came in and showed us a "trick" she had trained her to do - when you hold a treat, she head-butts your hand and receives the treat as the reward. We left the ASPCA that day unsure if she was the right choice for us because this was our first cat together and we weren't sure if a rescue was the right choice. But we couldn't stop thinking about her.
We came back a few days later, desperately hoping she was still there, and she was. I sat in the floor with her a long time, but she eventually came out and did her trick for me. I spoke with behaviorist Denise at length about her needs, trying to make sure we could provide a good home for her. She gave us a lot of expert advice, and even arranged for one more trip upstairs to get a sneeze checked out by medical (it was nothing but I'm so glad they were willing to look into it anyway, and I'm even more thankful they were able to give her a light sedative to help with the coming journey). We then filled out our contract with Dana, who was extremely considerate, even giving us some our girl's favorite foods and a towel to put over her carrier to help keep her calm.
Absolutely everyone we met at the ASPCA went above and beyond for us, and I was deeply touched by their collective care and concern. I'll always be appreciative of them and the little girl they helped us bring home.