MSPCA Pet of the Week: Home for the Holidays
Last spring 7News and the MSPCA teamed up to feature a Pet of the Week every Friday to help animals find loving forever homes. Here’s a look at some of the animals that have a new home for the holidays.
The MSPCA reports that the weekly Pet of the Week features are having a dramatic impact by reducing the amount of time pets stay in the shelter before finding permanent homes. The 10 pets featured below stayed an average of five days before they were adopted.
“While year-over-year data isn’t available to measure the exact impact, we can say that it’s not uncommon for pets to be with us for many weeks, and sometimes months, before they find a new home. It’s absolutely remarkable for these animals to be adopted inside of a week – and it makes for a very happy holiday for all involved,” said Rob Halpin, director of public relations for the MSPCA-Angell.
A handful of pets, such as Kuvo the dog and cats Pluto and Fudge, found new homes only one day after they were featured.
Rafiki the cat was the 7News Pet of the Week on Nov. 8. He was adopted on Nov. 16 and now lives with a wonderful family in Millville, Mass. Rafiki loves to be brushed, cuddle with people and greet new folks when they come visit.
Minnie the cat was the 7News Pet of the Week on Oct. 19. She was adopted on Nov. 3 and now lives with her family in Lowell, Mass. Minnie is as affectionate and sweet-natured as she is beautiful. She loves to be petted and will head butt her human friends for attention.
Hoops the cat was the 7News Pet of the Week on Sept. 28. She was adopted on Oct. 2 and now lives with a new family in Methuen, Mass. She is quite playful and loves cat nip and chase toys.
Mattie the dog was featured as the 7News Pet of the Week on Dec. 7 and was adopted on Dec. 15. He lives with a new family in Lowell, Mass. The high-energy pup is just 10-months-old.
Kuvo the dog adopted on Nov. 17, just one day after he was featured as 7News Pet of the Week. He now lives with his new family in West Roxbury. Kuvo, a purebred Lhasa Apso, is smart, really sweet and loves to play.
Pluto the cat was adopted on Nov. 3, just one day after being featured as the 7News Pet of the Week. She now lives in a new home in Boston. Pluto is shy at first, but when she warms up this purr-motor is all lap cat, chin scratches and play!
Buster the cat was featured as the 7News Pet of the Week on Sept. 21 and was adopted that same day. He lives with his new family in Jamaica Plain. Buster is known for being extra friendly.
Bailey the dog was featured as the 7News Pet of the Week on Oct. 26. He was adopted on Nov. 17 and lives with his new family in Sandwich, Mass. He loves to be a “lap dog” and give kisses.
Charlie the dog was featured as the 7News Pet of the Week on Sept. 7. He was adopted on Sept. 13 and now he lives with his new family in Hingham, Mass. This sweet boy loves to play and go for long walks and swims at the beach.
Fudge the cat was adopted on Oct. 6, the day after being featured as the 7News Pet of the Week. She lives with her new family on Nantucket. She has a playful and energetic manner. Fudge loves to play with all types of toys (toy mice remain her favorite, however) and she also enjoys spending lots of leisure time looking out the window.