Update on Santiago

Posted in Adoptions at 12:46 am by ACR&S

One of the most rewarding aspects of rescue is knowing that an animal whom you rescued, rehabilitated, and placed is having a wonderful life with new family! We don’t always get to follow our adopted animals for very long, so it’s a rare treat when an adopter of many years past sends us an update on their pet. This week we got an update on one of the two cats ACR&S has ever placed – Santiago Many-Toes, who was adopted way back in 2005! His adoptive mom writes:

We adopted Santiago in 2005. He is a wonderful cat and is loved very much!  We moved to Columbia, SC last year. Santi has adjusted well. I still love to tell the story how we got him. Thank you so much for our wonderful cat!

Santiago was a very unusual placement.  We were contacted by an internet friend in St Louis, Missouri, who needed to rehome her cat and was seeking out reputable rescues to help her advertise him. It was a long shot that he’d be adopted by someone in NC, but it was a shot worth taking, and after on a few weeks of being listed on our Petfinder page, the Simmons family contacted us about adopting him – they had been looking for a polydactyl cat and were very interested despite the distance! His former mom was thrilled with his new home, and they arranged to have him flown down on an airline as pet cargo from St Louis to Raleigh. We then drove him to his new family in Greensboro, where he immediately settled into the kingly life he deserved!santiago-adoptedWe are so grateful to Santi’s family for providing him with such a wonderful home and for letting us know he’s still doing great!


  1. Jan Moretz Lowry said,

    May 2, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    How wonderful to get this update! I have thought about this kitty a lot recently and how beautiful and sweet he was. I am thrilled he is doing so well and has tons-o-love!

  2. Celia said,

    May 7, 2009 at 9:00 am

    What a truly “happily ever after” this story is!