Never a dull moment! May 9, 2011

Well, heck, over 2 wks since I wrote anything, goodness, the days just fly by from the time my own kitties wake me up until flopping in bed before dawn (I am very nocturnal 🙂

Picassos for Pets was a great success raising $2333 for our homeless babies. Everyone had a great time, it was elegant yet not stuffy. The newly formed Fundraising Committee did a fantastic job. A couple of people told me they felt it was a bit crowded (lots of people attended, that’s good) so they couldn’t get back up to the art piece they were bidding on. They did have a patio at this place, maybe people could be able to go out on the patio next year? Thanks to everyone that donated, volunteered and attended, we couldn’t do it without you!

This coming week will be crazier then usual (is that REALLY possible?). Red Day w/Keller Williams Cares is doing our shelter makeover on Thursday. It will be running at least from 8am-8pm, whew, there will be a few people falling on their faces at the end of that day (yeah, me included). I am excited for how things will look after all is done. We will have our delayed annual open house when all is complete.

Friday is Rock the Paw at Frankie and Johnny’s in Belton from 7:30p-1am. The band GUS is donating their time and talent to raise money for our shelter. Thanks GUS! We have many fantastic raffle items including a 32′ flat screen TV! I don’t have a complete list of the raffle items, but you don’t want to miss out on it. $5/ticket or buy 2 and get on free!

Our biggest fundraiser “A Black Tail Affair” is happening 9/10/11. We have decided to hire Tanna Guthrie to be our auctioneer. The past 3 years we have had a volunteer auctioneer, so we are going to try hiring one this year and see how it works for us. She includes consultations with her hiring. We will be meeting with her this coming Tues to get some advice etc, so we are really hoping this years event will be even more amazing!

We ended up with 8 adoption during April, wow, really a sad number. We are making a difference and we have to remember how many “special” babies we rescue, so as long as we are still doing adoptions, we are still making a difference. Hoping May brings us more adopters, we have some absolutely adorable kittens! 

Opal was returned to us, the family didn’t want to crate her, so she chewed everything when they were gone. I wish people wouldn’t see crating as a bad thing. Dogs are “den” animals and their crate becomes their den. Sure, you can overdo it with how much time they are confined, but if it keeps you from returning an animal to a shelter, please consider it. If they join the family when you are home, that is what they want. Opal would have much preferred to be crated when they were gone vs being returned to the shelter.

We took in a cat from a woman last week. This is a cat that we took to be spayed for this woman. She says we brought her back the wrong cat (impossible!). She didn’t want this cat anyway, she tried to dump her at the shelter before. I felt so bad for this cat, we just squeezed her in the shelter. She also had a wound on her that she didn’t have when the woman picked her up after spaying. She is a super sweet girl, we will find her a better home. Meet Maizie

We took in another dog from Ray of Hope, her name is Lollipop. She was shaking and nervous when she arrived and one of our volunteers felt bad for her and offered to foster her while she recovered from her spay. She went out to a home a week after we rescued her! Adorable sweet pointer girl!

 Theo, an FIV+ cat rescued from Halfway Home (House of Horrors) got to go home!! That is 3 FIV+ cats in the last couple months! With Theo going home, we were able to rescue Twister from a high kill shelter. He has had some sort of head trauma and has a head tilt, you just cant help but “awwww” when you see him. He fit right in with the FIV+ guys. He is desperate for people attention, he was given up by his family, I hope we can find him a home soon, he just wants a lap and love, and he gives it back 10-fold!

                                                        

A friend of Shannon’s found a cat and starting feeding her, she was very tame and decided to bring her inside. She took her to her vet to be tested and vetted. The vet found a microchip and it traced back to us! Wow, what a small world! Zoe was adopted from us 5 years ago, we tried all our contacts for the adopter, even writing a letter to tell her that we had the cat, hoping she had just been lost. No contacts were still in effect and she never answered our letter. WHY dont people bring back the animals if they are no longer going to keep them??? We are happy she is safe back with us now! Gorgeous huh?

Another cat that was adopted from us 8 years ago was returned to us. Sometimes I feel like we just rent animals out. I wish people would really think about it before adopting. A cat can live 20 years, can you truly make a 20 year committment? It’s so hard on them to be returned to the shelter and harder to find them a home. Mimi was a baby when she was adopted out, now at 8 yrs old, it’s not going to be easy to place her 😦 She apparently had a hematoma on her ear and its now flopped down 😦 Please spread the word about adopting a senior pet, they are so deserving and such great companions!

We adopted out our first pair of kittens this past week, Tanner and Jude. They came for one but decided they couldn’t split up the brothers! We have 26 kittens in foster care, yikes!! We have got to get some adoptions going! Please spread the word! We can only rescue those we have room for and don’t have room if we don’t do adoptions! Thanks for spreading the word!

Speaking of kittens, someone dumped 3 kittens in a ridiculous “box” behind our shelter today. By ridiculous, I mean the bottom fell out when Bri picked it up, luckily she was able to grab the kittens before they ran off, come on people! What bothers me more than anything is those babies had a mother and she will be pregnant again before you blink, please get her spayed and don’t bring more unwanted kittens into this world!

Ok, going to stop yapping here, we are in need of canned food for cats and also scoopable litter if anyone has some extra money just burning a hole in their pocket 🙂 I will be writing a blog about Desiree in a separate blog post all her own, coming soon! Stay tuned! Thanks for all of your support, please remember, we cannot do this without your help!

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    michele said,

    thanks for all the updates !


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