#MakeLove — Woman Paying All Shelter Adoption Fees Until 2017 So Pets Can Find Forever Homes

Published on December 2, 2016

This pawesome woman doesn’t care how much money it takes – she’s making sure that every animal at Sacramento’s Front Street Animal Shelter has a home by the new year. The morning after the shelter posted Kim Pacini-Hauch’s generous offer, there were 250 people waiting in line. By mid afternoon, all 20 of the cats had been adopted along with 21 dogs.

Though a pet’s adoption fee varies between $85 and $65, Kim is fully prepared to cover all the costs until December 31st.

“An incredibly generous woman is paying for every animal to be adopted so they can have homes by Christmas!” says the shelter’s Facebook page. “Please help us thank Kim Pacini-Hauch for her tremendous act of kindness.”

Her eyes met mine as she walked down the corridor peering apprehensively into the kennels. I felt her need instantly and knew I had to help her. I wagged my tail, not too exuberantly, so she wouldn’t be afraid. As she stopped at my kennel I blocked her view from a little accident I had in the back of my cage. I didn’t want her to know that I hadn’t been walked today. Sometimes the overworked shelter keepers get too busy and I didn’t want her to think poorly of them.
As she read my kennel card I hoped that she wouldn’t feel sad about my past. I only have the future to look forward to and want to make a difference in someone’s life.
She got down on her knees and made little kissy sounds at me. I shoved my shoulder and side of my head up against the bars to comfort her. Gentle fingertips caressed my neck; she was desperate for companionship. A tear fell down her cheek and I raised my paw to assure her that all would be well.
Soon my kennel door opened and her smile was so bright that I instantly jumped into her arms.
I would promise to keep her safe. I would promise to always be by her side. I would promise to do everything I could to see that radiant smile and sparkle in her eyes.
I was so fortunate that she came down my corridor. So many more are out there who haven’t walked the corridors. So many more to be saved. At least I could save one. I rescued a human today.

My Front Street Adoption story….

I adopted my Teddy from the Front Street Animal Shelter in 1984. He was adver- tised as “Chauncey, Pet of the Week” and I fell in love at first sight and named him “Teddy”. When I first saw him sitting in the cage, he was no more than a little terrified Terrier, but soon became the funniest, most playful dog ever. In fact, he loved to “sing” at the top of his lungs to his favorite Stevie Wonder song, “I just called to say I love you…”

No matter where he heard that song, (the car radio or at home), he would break out into a full throttle howl until the song ended. Funny how that song still means so much to me!!! “Teddy” was also mad about squeaky toys. He could sniff them out wherever they were in the house, even hidden away in closets for future play. I loved him with every inch of my being and have missed him greatly…

What will your Front Street Story be? Begin your own pet love story by adopting any dog or cat for FREE through December 31st. I am thrilled to sponsor this event as my thank you to the wonderful, selfless workers, volunteers and animal activists on behalf of the animals. Thank you Front Street for all you do for our community!


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