Love-A-Stray Cat Video Highlights of the Year
Kitties provided loads of fun
When Avon Patch was launched, one of the things I hoped to do was help out local pet rescue/adoption group Love-A-Stray.
The original plan was to highlight the pets available for adoption with a short story and photo.
Then it hit me. Patch is a multimedia site. Why not show the cats at the Avon shelter in a whole new way?
With the generous assistance of shelter director Ellen Quimper, and the always-game Marge Spaeth, I began producing cat videos over the summer. And some good things happened. People started watching the vidoes. Cats started getting adopted.
And then along came Bouncy. Her story of grief after the death of her owner touched hearts around the area. I got emails asking if Bouncy had been adopted yet. The following week, I was able to show Bouncy's amazing turnaround after being adopted by someone who saw the video and reached out to Love-A-Stray. It was one of those "I love my job" days.
Making the videos has been a blast. And there has been loads of fun footage I wasn't able to use, either because it didn't fit into the video, or the cats were adopted before I got their video online.
Rather than let such cuteness and hilarity go to waste, I put together a video and, with original music from Bob Conner, created a little bit of fun. Thanks again to Ellen, Marge and all the Love-A-Stray volunteers.