Even the adults at the party got in on the action. There was lots of love to go around for the animals.
The puppies had kisses to go around and one puppy got a good brushing--see photo below.
Here we all are. The kids, the adults, and the puppies. One of the puppies ended up with just his backside in the photo.
Next we headed inside to the cat rooms. There are two cat rooms and you can take the cats out and play. Just don't let any of them escape from the room!
Even Grandma got in on the action.
I wonder what he wished for. . .
Here comes to cake! Yummy!
The animals got gifts and so did the boy. So we opened presents next. There were many "oh's and ah's" over the gifts. The boy has much to be grateful for.
We left with a warmed heart for helping the animals and a great celebration with friends and family.
We also learned that on that day, there were over 200 animals being kept at the shelter with 120 of them being dogs. We learned that many people surrender their animals when they get old or sick and that the other way they get the animals is due to unplanned litters.
Heartland Humane was quite a busy place the day we were there, which was also a good thing. There were volunteers from the local middle school there to walk and care for the animals, Girl Scouts helping, too, and many folks looking to adopt an animal.
With the holiday season approaching, many families look to add that new pet to the family. I hope that when that time comes, folks will check out their local shelters to a pet to adopt.
Now, I've got to start thinking about a party for next year. . .