Last Saturday, Aricelli Meehan, nine years old, headed to an animal shelter in Bonita. The shelter was participating in the Clear the Shelters movement, and Meehan met a ten-week-old kitten. Meehan loved the kitten’s personality and decided that she wanted to take her home. She named the kitten Emerald.
But Meehan and Emerald have more in common than might meet the eye. Meehan was recently adopted, herself. She was placed in child protective services when she was six years old. She met Missy Meehan, who would ultimately end up adopting her.
Aricelli knows what it’s like to need a home, and to be lucky enough to be chosen by someone who can care for and love you. And now she’s given that same gift to Emerald.