A kitty called Boots recently helped the Peninsula Humane Foundation celebrate a milestone in its community work.
The little black-and-white cat was the 300th feline adopted through a cooperative effort between the regional humane foundation, the Precious Purrs & Paws Sanctuary in Gloucester and the Petco store in Newport News.
“This is a true testament to the dedication of our volunteers and what animal care organizations can do when they work together,” says Meredith Hines, head of the foundation. The Hampton resident has a master’s in business administration from the College of William and Mary, and started the organization because her experience with stray animals and shelters taught her that the majority of local pets are euthanized.
“Part of the reason is because animal care organizations don’t have enough money or support, and I thought my education and professional experience could be an asset in promoting adoption and advancing the field of animal protection and advocacy in this region,” she says.
The original story is here: Peninsula Humane Foundation celebrates 300th cat adoption – Daily Press.