Dear Officer Runge,
This past Friday, January 12 was a special anniversary for my friend Kerri and myself.
A year ago, we came to you with a rather odd problem. I'd rescued a grey feral kitten on the Nimitz Freeway and came to ACC for help. He managed to get himself wedged in the dashboard of my car. Kerri (who was vastly amused) and I came to ACC and you and I spent 20 minutes doing "car yoga" to get the tiny terror out of the car. I recall you managed to goose him with a pencil eraser to get him to pop out of my steering column bracket.
He was in various quarantines (bite hold, a distemper scare and a URI) at ACC. In your care and the care of the various kennel personnel, he became very tame and adoptable.
Kerri and I adopted him and he lives with Kerri in her Haight Ashbury apartment. He's spoiled, has a feline friend who looks like she could be his mother, and makes Kerri laugh.
Since the rescue and my experiences with your organization and the SFSPCA, I have become involved in my own animal rescue work out of the Oakland SPCA. I have been volunteering there since February and have personally rescued two animals left on the grounds of the shelter. (One of them, a large tomcat, was adopted. The other, an injured poodle mix, is in their care). Its been a very satisfying experience and I would not have even thought of it, had our paths not crossed.
Kerri and I thought it'd be nice to send you an extra "thank you" for working with Nimitz The Freeway Kitty. I've attached a photo taken of him, showing off his soft, clean belly in all its glory.
Thanks so much and keep up the good work!