From Susan at Challenger’s House (you may have already seen this on Facebook) :
It’s been two years since Challenger’s House decided to start downsizing and would not be taking any animals other than those adopted from us that had to be returned. We have been very successful in our endeavor and are now at the next phase of the plan. As of February 1, 2017, Challenger’s House will no longer be housing cats at Petsmart and will be turning over the adoption center at the University Drive location to Forgotten Felines.
We will still be Petsmart partners and may, on occasion, be holding adoptions on a limited basis at Petsmart but it will only be when Forgotten Felines can spare a cage or we can set up in another part of the store.
Please consider adopting from Forgotten Felines when you are ready to add another previously homeless cat or kitten into your life. They are all looking for their forever homes and need your help.
We appreciate your support over the past 16 years that we’ve been at Petsmart and hope that you will continue to support Challenger’s House as we continue our transition from an active rescue and adoption organization into a sanctuary for those cats that remain at the shelter. Additionally, we will always honor our promise to take our adopted cats back for any reason if they need to be returned throughout their lifetime. They will always have a safe place with us.
If you’re interested, Forgotten Felines is on Facebook here.
To answer the questions you surely have – yes, Challenger’s House has still taken cats/kittens over the past two years (you’ve seen some of them here), but beginning two years ago, they seriously limited how many they were taking in. Now, as mentioned above, they’re moving from a rescue to a sanctuary for the cats who are still in residence at the shelter. One of the things I have always appreciated about Challenger’s House is that they will take back cats for the life of the cat – so if in 10 years someone needs to return their Challenger’s House cat for whatever reason, there will be a place for them to go.
This does NOT mean an end to kittens for Love & Hisses. Just bear with me – we’ve fostered for Challenger’s House for nearly 12 years, and I HATE change (GOOD LORD DO I HATE CHANGE), but one way or another, there will be fosters in this house, I promise!
How Sheriff Mama (Kara) spends her days.
(Most of these pictures were taken during the summer; things are not nearly this green currently.)
I did report Newt to Sheriff Mama for invasion of space…
And Archie for destruction of property…
She said she’d check it out, but I got the distinct feeling she wasn’t too concerned about those particular crimes. Hmph.
2016: Levine was all “WHAT IN TARNATION IS GOING ON?!”
2014: No entry.
2013: No entry.
2012: Sights from around Crooked Acres.
2011: I actually think that Corbie will be okay at the adoption center, because he’s the kind of cat who takes his cues from the cats around him.
2010: “Who, US? We weren’t doing anything, honest!”
2009: From the terrified, practically-feral kittens they were to the kittens who actually seek out human interaction they are now, they’ve changed a lot.
2008: No entry.
2007: No entry.
2006: No entry.
2005: No entry.