Success Story: Mojito


Falling in love is definitely one of the challenges of volunteering at Valley Humane Society. Most folks find their hearts expand enough to make room for every dog and cat, and they love them all and let them go; some people enforce hard and fast “rules” that allow them to share their affection without getting attached. Despite our resistance, sometimes an animal like Mojito comes along…one who knows exactly which heartstring to pull.

Lilli looked forward to seeing Mojito every weekend during her shift in Kitty City. She and her family already had two other VHS adoptees, Costello and Teddy, and weren’t looking for a third cat. Then came the tug. Lilli says Mojito, an easygoing young cat, would often put up his paws as if to say “pick me up.” “When I would pick him up, it was like he would hug me, and I just fell in love with him,” said Lilli. She adopted Mojito during our Black Cat Friday Weekend adoption event, which runs every year right after Thanksgiving. Now called Milo, the sweet boy quickly adjusted to his new home.  He loves playing with his kitty siblings and wants to be just like them. Sometimes you just can’t help falling in love!

Have you recently adopted a cat or dog from Valley Humane? Let us know how things are going! Send your cutest, clearest photos and all those adorable details about life with your new best friend to adoptions@valleyhumane.orgBe sure to include your first and last name and your pet’s VHS name (if known).