SUWANEE, Ga. - It was a milestone day for the Georgia SPCA as it placed its 10,000th pet in a new home. The animal welfare organization reached the number with the adoption of Carmel the cat.
Carmel was given her name because the rest of the litter was named after types of popcorn. The proud adopters were Mark and Vicki Grizzard of Lawrenceville.
Carmel (now named Mowgli) is a sweet, loving cat that gets along with everyone including the family dogs. They play chase, and at night Mowgli snuggles under Vicki’s neck and purrs.
“Reaching that 10,000-animal mark is an amazing feat for an organization like ours. It’s remarkable to see the support we receive for the animals. More and more people are choosing to adopt rescue animals. Year over year we’re seeing tremendous growth in all facets of our operations and our need for donations,” said Jacki McDonald, the new Executive Director, Georgia SPCA. “Various groups like the Scouts, sports teams of all ages, and schools are making donations of needed supplies and funding. The outpouring from the community and our dedicated volunteers is heart-warming.”