By Joe Barkovich, Scribbler-at-large
My ‘City of Welland rose’ this week goes to: Welland Humane Society.
I picked it because of success of an initative that has seen 2,500 cats adopted in the past three years through its cat adoption centre at Seaway Mall.
A story in The Tribune brought the news to light.
Chances are you’ve walked past the cat adoption centre while in the mall. Chances are you strolled in, out of curiosity and maybe a soft spot in your heart for our feline friends. And chances are you even decided, then and there or later, to adopt one of the cats and take it home yourself.
Long-time volunteer Wendy Hammond said the initiative is showing good results in terms of getting cats into homes. It’s a happy outcome for these cats and, I dare say, bonding, friendship and companionship for the folks who take them into their homes. Does that make it a win-win? Well maybe in this case, purr-win!
(Joe Barkovich, a former reporter and city editor, lives in his hometown of Welland, Ontario, Canada’s Rose City. City of Welland rose is a recurring feature on the blog, appearing weekends.)