Happy Tails: Michael

Michael - 1000th cat
For a special cat named Michael, the ASPCA’s Relocation Team made a life-changing difference. The friendly feline was living at an animal shelter in a city that struggles with high intake rates, making it diffficult to care for the large number of homeless cats and dogs. The Relocation Team moves animals from these areas— where likelihood of adoption is lower—to locations where they have a better chance at finding a home. Michael was one such animal, and last month, he became the 1,000th cat to catch a ride with the ASPCA’s “Relo” team this year.

Michael was transported into a shelter with more capacity, and just three days later, he found a home! “I knew he’d get adopted quickly—he’s quite a talker!” recalls Relocation Team member Isha Willits. And Michael isn’t the only one: In fact, he is one of 7,061 animals that the ASPCA has relocated this year alone.

And although they are already pacing to have their best year yet, the hardworking Relocation Team has no plans of slowing down.

“Our team is proud to have been able to help save so many lives so far this year,” said Kristen Limbert, Senior Director of Animal Relocation for the ASPCA.

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