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eNEWSLETTER - MAY 2009

Sent: April 28, 2009


ALL CREATURES ARE TRULY SPECIAL
(www.allcatsinc.org)
706-518-7905 (Cell/Text)
P.O. Box 1095 Dawsonville GA 30534-0022
All Donations Are Tax Deductible

“I have met many thinkers and many cats, but the wisdom of cats is infinitely superior.” – Hippolyte Taine

“A dog has lots of friends because he wags his tail and not his tongue.” Anonymous

“The bird of paradise alights only upon the hand that does not grasp.” John Berry


MAY IS NATIONAL “BE KIND TO ANIMALS” MONTH. AS WE ALL KNOW, FOOD, WATER AND SHELTER ARE THE “NECESSITIES,” BUT COMPANION ANIMALS ALSO NEED LOVE AND PLAY TIMES. THIS YEAR, THE NATIONAL ORGANIZATION SUGGESTS THAT ”TEACHING CHILDREN AT A YOUNG AGE TO LOVE AND RESPECT ALL ANIMALS WILL BE INSTILLING IN THEM A COMPASSIONATE AND MORE FULFILING WAY OF LIFE”….FROM THE SANTA BARBARA INDEPENDENT WEBSITE BY LISA ACHO REMORENKO

Dear Friends,

Message from Pat: I am sorry to have to begin this newsletter on this sad note. Just a few days ago, Carolyn’s husband John suffered a massive heart attack. Since that time, Carolyn has been with him at the hospital 24/7. However, he is in a coma and the doctors do not expect him to recover. Fortunately, Carolyn’s employees have been willing and able to put in the extra hours needed to properly care for all the animals. I am sure Carolyn would appreciate your thoughts and prayers during this stressful time.

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ANIMAL HEALTH—We would like to thank Mardi Hoofnagle for sending us the Atlanta-Journal Constitution March 29 article entitled “Cancer linked to shots can be fatal to your cat.” Injection-site sarcoma is a subject that all cat owners should discuss with their vets, as an estimated three of 10,000 vaccinated cats will develop cancerous tumors in the spots where they’ve received routine shots. Veterinary experts do not know why this happens but have, since 1996, recommended limiting the number and frequency of shots because of the risk. They have also recommended that the shots be given as low as possible on their legs. The article is too long to quote in its entirety here, but we would be happy to send a copy to any of you who would like to read it.

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THE STAMP REPORT—Since our last report, we have received a total of 80 stamps (vs. 148 required to send out this newsletter) from Elinor Eaves, Jamie Reagin, and Mardi Hoofnagle. We had to purchase about 70 stamps to make up the shortfall plus send out the regular shelter mail. Stamp people—we very much 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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IN HONOR OF—

From Thomas Lanford “In honor of Alice—loving companion of the late Nancy Carolyn Yates Suggs.”

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IN MEMORY OF—

From Thomas Lanford “In loving memory of Buster Rountree, beloved companion of Pam since before we knew her; and a fine companion he was.”

From Mary Ann Williams “in memory of a dear friend of mine, Stan Etterman. Stan truly loved all animals.”

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THANK YOU--

To Willie Lanford for your very generous, and much appreciated, PetSmart gift card.

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 Sandy Briggs for your donation of a Home Depot card, something we always need and use.

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 note about “recovery” and the need for patience—and the wonderful kitten card.

To Annette Gonzales for your kind words about my health and these words: “Thanks for all you do. You will be rewarded.” Thank you!!

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 Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Croghan for your donation “for Alabama.”

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PAYPAL DONATIONS—Please remember that you may make donations to the shelter via PayPal. Just visit their website, www.paypal.com – use our PayPal email address – donate@allcatsinc.org – 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 (www.missionfish.org) 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 GoodSearch.com whenever you need a search engine and be sure to verify that you are supporting our organization.

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ITEMS ALWAYS NEEDED AND WELCOME—

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 about $500) and/or garbage bill (currently $178.92).

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INTERESTING NEWS ITEMS—
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (April 16, 2009)--Pet Airways, (www.petairways.com) announced that it will launch the first pet-only airline specifically designed for the safe and comfortable transportation of pets, with the first pet flights scheduled for July 14 . On Pet Airways, all pets travel in the main cabin not in the cargo hold. Serving five cities to start - New York, Washington D.C., Chicago, Denver and Los Angeles - Pet Airways plans to expand nationwide with easily accessible pet check-in lounges to serve its “pawsengers” in major metropolitan areas. A proprietary web-enabled reservation system will allow customers to book pet travel on the web. Owners will be able to track their pet’s travel progress online at http://www.petairways.com.

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LAWRENCEVILLE, GA - Daffy's Pet Soup Kitchen (http://www.daffyspetsoupkitchen.com/) is a Program of SOS Club which started in early 2008. By September 2008, it had opened its first actual Pet Soup Kitchen in Lawrenceville, Georgia. An approximate 2,000 SF office and warehouse is open five days a month to the public to receive pet food and supplies. It has grown to sometimes handing out over 12,000 lbs. of pet food in a single month. There are new people and return clients every time it is open. Some people travel up to two hours to receive food, and people from over 20 counties in Georgia are served. There are now several locations in Georgia, including College Park, Austell and Athens, and several more in the planning stage. The organization has gotten requests to open sites from many states in all parts of the country, including California, North South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Wisconsin, New Jersey and Florida. Their goal is to keep people and their animals together.




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