Nadine says hello to Kiara and Idgy, a pair of 10-year-old female felines who spent 199 days at the Patti Dale animal shelter waiting to be adopted after their former owner passed away. Nadine stepped up after a community challenge was issued to get the kitties out of the shelter before the 200-day mark.

Purrfect ending for senior sisters

Ten-year-old felines find a forever home after 199 days at the Patti Dale Animal Shelter

It had been 199 days living at the Patti Dale animal shelter for 10-year-old sisters Kiara and Idgy when they finally got their purr-fect furry tail ending.

“They were adopted by a super nice lady named Nadine,” said animal shelter manager Sean Baker.

This success story all started when Fort Langley resident Eric Woodward issued a challenge through social media that he would donate $200 to the Langley Animal Protection Society, if Kiara and Idgy would be adopted before they spent 200 days at the shelter.

Kiara and Idgy came to the shelter after their owner passed away and they were taken from the only home they had ever known.

“It is a huge challenge for shelters to re-home older cats, especially if they come as a pair,” said Baker.

But after Woodward issued the challenge, others started matching his donation challenge.

“The next thing we knew $1,200 was being donated to us if these two got adopted. The only hinging factor is we had two days left and the cats weren’t adopted,” said Baker.

But then Nadine, a Langley woman, came in and met with animal supervisor Jayne Nelson and spent time with the two sister cats. She knew she would take these beauties home, said Baker.

“Her 18-year-old cat had passed away and it was the right time for her,” said Baker. “These girls are going to have a wonderful forever home with Nadine.”

Last month, seven kittens and their mom all were adopted in record time after the volunteer work of kitty foster mom extradordinaire Shelly Roche. She lets the world view the birth and lives of seven tiny kittens and their mom 24/7 on her kitty cam found on Facebook under “Tinykittens.”

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