Monday, August 16, 2010

News From Wayside Waifs

Last Spring, as you might recall, the dog adoption area at Wayside Waifs was redone. Now, it is the cat area's turn for a sprucing up. The plans are to open the area up a little more to give more light and make things easier for feline and human to get around the space.

Already one of the entryways into the main cat cage area has been changed. The back hallway will have windows put in that look out onto the hallway that runs along side the room, thus letting in more light, letting humans look in and cats look out.

The hug rooms are being improved also, and new cages will be brought in. It's hard to portray what is happening now, as it is not just one big area like the dog kennel room. Word is, it will all be done and ready in three weeks.

Meantime, cats and cages, volunteers and staff have moved to the community room at the shelter. It's cramped, but adoptions are still going on. Here these two twin sisters have just adopted two cats. (See the glowing eye in the carrier?)

Feline Fridays are still going on, with some great deals on cat adoptions. Come on down and visit--you might find someone you can't go home without.

Meanwhile, back in dog land...when you have a Great Dane/Malamute cross, what does that mean? It means it's a big sturdy looking dog with pointy ears and a winsome expression, that what it means.

Wayside Waifs is at 3901 Martha Truman Road in south Kansas City, MO. On the web at


Ann T. said...

Dear The Observer,
WHAT a darling dog! And the big ones have so much trouble getting adopted, I fear.

Sigh. No dogs in this joint. And even if I could, nothing Great Dane fits in 500 square feet.

the observer said...

Ann T:
Great Dane wouldn't fit in my 1200 square feet with small yard! He's not quite the size of a pure Dane--but check the size of those paws!

The cat house improvements are exciting--looking forward to seeing the final product.

Thanks for dropping by

The Observer

Bob G. said...

When I saw that pooch, only ONE WORD came to mind:


And the cat shelter looks fantastic.
I wish those people well with being able to find some good homes for our four-legged friends looking for companionship and loving care.

Always have a soft spot for animals...blame St. Francis!


Have a great week,

peedee said...

Hurray for the kitties!!

And I LOVE that dog!! I have to be careful. If I didnt have the massive self control I do, I'd own 57 dogs. Prolly more. lol