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Sent: March 29, 2009

706-518-7905 (Cell/Text)
P.O. Box 1095 Dawsonville GA 30534-0022
All Donations Are Tax Deductible

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” – Anatole France

“In the beginning, God created man; but seeing him so feeble, He gave him the cat.” - Warren Eckstein

Dear Friends,

Good news to report about Carolyn’s health. Since our last newsletter, friends and relatives raised enough money ($1,200) to purchase the special shoe she needs in order to walk in a relatively normal manner. And, the pain—while still with her—is much reduced. She is again able to care for the animals, albeit moving a bit more slowly than in the past. Therefore, the extra labor expense has been eliminated.

THANKS FOR HELP WITH LABOR COSTS--Carolyn wants to send very special thanks to Jo-Ann Croghan, Barbara Johnson, Elly Meyer, Florine Tillman, Walter Gordy and Mrs. William Briggs for the support you sent with notes to use it for the extra labor costs incurred due to her injury and very kind wishes for her quick recovery.

She also wants to say “thank you” to those of you who sent extra support but who did not state that it was for this purpose.

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ANIMAL HEALTH—This month we are moving from warning about foods and meds which can harm your animals to a list of “good news” foods. There are a few things that you can safely give to your furry friends—but please always consult your veterinarian before introducing a new food item. Although the following foods are normally harmless, they can cause upset in animals with sensitive gastrointestinal tracts. Also remember that these “extras” should not make up more than 5 to 10 percent of your pet’s daily caloric intake:

Any cooked Lean Meats should be fine for most dogs. On the other hand, high-fat meats, chicken skin and fat from steaks or roasts are not recommended. Never give your pet meat with the bone in it as this presents a choking and splintering hazard.

Vegetables such as carrot sticks, green beans, cucumber slices and zucchini slides are all OK.

Fruits such as apple slices, orange slices, bananas and watermelon are all OK. Make sure that the seeds have been taken out!!

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THE STAMP REPORT—Since our last report, we have received a total of 110 stamps (vs. 148 required to send out this newsletter) from Connie Rice, Elinor Eaves, Jamie Reagin, Mardi Hoofnagle, Lois Holbrook and Benjamin Jones. We had to purchase about 50 stamps to make up the shortfall plus send out the regular shelter mail. Stamp people—we need your help!!

Please remember that the cost of a first-class mail stamp will increase from 42 to 44 cents on May 11. Customers may use any Forever Stamps they purchase anytime after the price change. So, please send us as many Forever stamps as possible.

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From Charles and Dolores Austin in honor of the 5th birthdays of Nicholas, Jack and Olivia SchramKowski.

From Jo-Ann Croghan in honor of your wonderful cats and their continuing health and happiness.

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From Marion Poythress “in memory of Penny and Meg, who would have been 17 on February 17.

From Kathy Beckman “in memory of ‘Mr. Bill,’ who recently passed away. He lived with my good friends, Gloria and Bill Carswell, and was called ‘Bill the Cat” or ‘Mr. Bill” to distinguish him from Bill the husband. He was a long-haired Orange Tabby and basically lived in their barn….Anyway, he was a favorite of mine and I love him.”

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To Benjamin Jones for your support and great cat card (those green eyes are quite hypnotic). We are sorry to hear about your mother’s health hope her time at home will be very comfortable.

To Mildred Ferrell for your donation for veterinary care.

To Dena Roesler for your donation which, as usual, was matched by your company. Matching Gifts are offered by many companies and are a wonderful way to double (sometimes triple) your support.

To Avis Buchanan for your donation toward our veterinary expenses.

To Mary Speer for your continued support of Bella.

To Gloria Overbey for your help with our veterinary expenses.

To Avis Buchanan for your donation to assist with veterinary expenses.

To Elly Meyer for your kind words and wonderful teddy bear and kitty card.

To Carol Clenney for your long-time support of a shelter cat.

To Mary Jane Johnson for your generous donation to help with our veterinary bills.

To Annette Gonzales and your 13-year-old basset hound, Jake for your donation and note.

To Nancy Dennison for your generous support plus the two Home Depot gift cards.

To Connie Rice for the Wal-Mart gift card and accompanying kind words.

To Kevin Donahue for your continued support and lovely compliment.

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PAYPAL DONATIONS—Please remember that you may make donations to the shelter via PayPal. Just visit their website, – use our PayPal email address – – and follow the site instructions. You may use a credit card or have the donation deducted from a bank account.

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REMINDERS OF EASY WAYS TO RAISE FUNDS—(1) Mission Fish is a website in which the worlds of eBay and charity are combined. Anytime you put an item up for auction at eBay, sign in through MissionFish ( and indicate you want a percentage of the final sale to go to our organization. We are registered with this organization and received a nice check from them over the Holidays.

(2) Please remember to use whenever you need a search engine and be sure to verify that you are supporting our organization. We received a small check from them in December. Let’s make that a BIG check the next time.

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E-MAIL SUBSCRIPTION REMINDER—If you would like to receive your newsletter via email (instead of USPS delivery), please use the subscribe feature on our website. Just enter your email address and click. You will receive a confirmation email and further instructions.

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Many items we use to care for the safety and comfort of our animals are available at either Home Depot or Lowes. We would very much appreciate the donation of gift cards from either place.

Gift cards for any other store at which we can buy items needed at the shelters, such as bleach, detergent, tall kitchen bags, paper plates, Pine-Sol, brooms, scrub buckets, dishwashing liquid, canned and dry cat food, dry dog food, cat and dog treats, and paper towels. Wal-Mart, Kroger, PetSmart, PETCO, Publix and Ingles cards are especially welcome.

Any type of animal medicine.

A special donation for veterinary bills. You may send a donation with a notation that it is to be used for veterinary care. Or send directly to (1) Dawsonville Veterinary Hospital, PO Box 1328, Dawsonville GA 30534 or (2) Riverside Veterinary Hospital, Inc., 2110 South Broad Avenue, Lanett AL 36863. Be sure to indicate that it is to be applied to the All C.A.T.S., Inc. account. NOTE: Please be sure to let us know that you have sent support directly to one of the clinics—they are sometimes too busy to let us know about the support they receive from you.

A donation earmarked for our electric bill (latest bill was over $1,000) and/or garbage bill (currently $178.92).


Spokane, WA – March 13, 2009 – A woman who bought a used couch for $27 began hearing a mewing sound shortly thereafter. After days of searching, she found a very hungry calico cat living in her sofa, having crawled through a small hole on the underside. After contacting the store to no avail, she took the cat to the animal shelter at which she works and contacted various media outlets in the hope of finding the owner. A friend of Bob Killion told him about the TV story, and he showed up to claim his cat—Callie, a 9-year-old kitty who had disappeared about the same time as his donation of the couch. MSNBC, U.S. News

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