We have many amazing foster volunteers at the BC SPCA, and we are so thankful for each of them every single day.
When one of these volunteers ends up adopting one of their fostered animals, some might call it a “foster fail”—but not us. We call it a success and the best possible outcome!
Maria and her family experienced this when her oldest daughter began fostering cats through the BC SPCA Burnaby Branch, and eventually, Torri came into their lives.
In his new foster home, Torri was shy at first, but it didn’t take long for his true personality to come out and shine. Come May 2018, Maria and her family couldn’t face Torri being adopted by anyone else, so they decided to make it official.
We now have an update from Maria on how Torri has made himself right at home:
Torri was my oldest daughter’s foster cat who arrived at our local shelter via the Drive for Lives Program from the BC SPCA Quesnel and District Branch. After I got to visit him in her home, it was clear he was the one for us.
Torri has been in our lives for over a year now, and his sweet soul has touched us all. At first, he was timid and easily frightened. He often hid under our beds or in the bathroom. Now, he’s the king of the home and he isn’t shy about jumping onto the kitchen counters or taking up a whole sofa.
He wakes us up every morning by screaming for food. He even tries to take our food if we look away. Once he has had his final meal, he expects us all to go to bed so he can sleep too. Even though he’s bossy, he still follows us around like a little shadow.
Torri makes everyone in the family so happy. When anyone is sad he’ll jump up onto them for cuddles.
He is always ready to play. His favourite past time is watching birds through the window or biting our legs as we walk by him. Even though he shows his love in weird ways like sleeping on my head at night, I think he knows that he is a member of the family and we love him dearly.
Adoption is the best choice we have made, and I hope Torri’s story will help encourage people to visit their local shelter the next time they want to grow their family.
Thank you to you and your family, Maria, for choosing adoption as your first option. By sharing your story, we certainly hope to show our fosters that “failing” isn’t such a bad thing. We are thankful to you and all our fosters who open their homes to animals in need. We wish you many more happy years together with Torri and his head snuggles.
Have you adopted an animal from the BC SPCA and want to share your joy with others? Submit your adoption story!