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Sent: May 31, 2011

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

“The really great thing about cats is their endless variety. One can pick a cat to fit almost any kind of decor, color, scheme, income, personality, mood. But under the fur, whatever color it may be, there still lies, essentially unchanged, one of the world's free souls." - Eric Gurney

“A dog is one of the remaining reasons why some people can be persuaded to go for a walk." O.A. Battista

Dear Friends,

From Tiffani—I would like to explain why there isn't a story from Grandma Carolyn this month. This past month has been especially trying for her. At a routine health check, the Doctor found a lump in one breast. After a biopsy, it was determined it had to be removed. After the surgery, she was complaining of pressure in her head. That progressed into blinding headaches and a lot of screaming. It was then the doctor discovered her brain was swelling. As it continued to swell, the doctors had to actually remove a section of her skull to prevent brain damage.

All of the family pitched in to care for the animals, so all had proper care. We even have a new puppy, who thinks she rules the world.

As I write this, G-ma Carolyn is doing very well and will continue to improve. I know this for a fact because she said, "I insist on it." She has to avoid getting over-heated, but other than that, she is fine.

I also want to say "Thank You" to Nadine Hereth for sending us the photo of you and Miss Katie. The both of you are very beautiful.

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URGENT REQUEST—As all of us know, with warm and hot weather come fleas and other parasites. These are very dangerous for our animals and treatment is imperative and, unfortunately, VERY expensive. We are desperate to protect the health, safety and comfort of our animals. Please help us with an EXTRA or SPECIAL donation for this purpose IN ADDITION to your normal support. THANK YOU!!

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EDUCATION EXPERIENCE—As G-ma told you in an earlier newsletter, she was invited to speak to a local elementary school on the subject of animals and how they should be treated. This was a wonderful experience—and one which she has been invited to repeat by several other teachers. She will write more about this in the next newsletter. But, she wants to sincerely thank Julie Vogt for her invaluable suggestions and insight.

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ADOPTIONS—Since our last report, four puppies and two kittens have gone to their wonderful forever homes.

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STAMP REPORT— Since our last letter, we have received 146 stamps from Joann Daube, Jamie Reagin, Thomas Lanford, Benjamin Jones, Mardi Hoofnagle, and Lois Holbrook and Gloria Young. This total is just about the number we use each month, so we still have an inventory of about 90 stamps. Keep up the great work!!!

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To Carol Clenney for your long-time support of a shelter cat and help with fuel costs.

To Kathy Beckman for your kind wishes.

To Mildred Ferrell for your donation to help with the veterinary expenses.

To Mary Jane Johnson for your donation toward our animals’ medical expenses.

To Gloria Overbey for your assistance with our veterinary expenses.

To the Godzosas for your help with Ziggy and Zoe’s medical expenses.

To Dena Roesler for your donation, matched—as always—by your company.

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From Nancy Johnson “In memory of MARTHA LINDSAY. She loved all animals and, rather than flowers on a grave, take this for a good animal care use.”

From Thomas Lanford “In loving memory of BUTTERSCOTCH.”

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i-GIVE – Reminder - Every time you shop at any of 700+ online stores in the iGive network, a portion of the money you spend benefits All Creatures Are Truly Special, Inc. It's a free service, and you'll never pay more when you reach a store through iGive. In fact, smart shoppers will enjoy iGive's repository of coupons, free shipping deals, and sales. To get started, just create your free iGive account. And when you search the web, do it through where each search means a penny (or more!) for us! If you make your first purchase (through iGive!) within 45 days of joining, iGive will make an additional $5 donation to the shelter. Start iGiving at: &

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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 Dawsonville Veterinary Hospital, PO Box 1328, Dawsonville GA 30534. 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 the clinic.

A donation earmarked for our electric bill (latest bill was about $235) and/or garbage bill (currently $127.65).

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A WONDERFUL POEM—We recently received the following from a supporter, who remarked that it is very easy to personalize the poem by changing “dog” to any other animal.

“I am the bridge between what was and what can be. I am the pathway to a new life.

"I am made of mush, because my heart melted when I saw you, matted and sore, limping, depressed, lonely, unwanted, afraid to love. For one short time you are mine. I will feed you with my own hand. I will love you with my whole heart. I will make you whole.

“I am made of steel. Because when the time comes, when you are well, and sleek, when your eyes shine, and your tail wags with joy, then comes the hard part. I will let you go - not without a tear, but without a regret. For you are safe forever - a new dog needs me now.” By Diane Morgan.

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ROSWELL, GA – May 19, 2011 –The Tapestry House and the Gardens of Roswell have a new official resident—a cat rescued from within the walls by Roswell fire marshals. After hearing meowing, facility staff tried to figure out where it was coming from. They climbed onto the roof and searched the attic, eventually determining the distressed cry was coming from the library fireplace. At that point, the fire marshals showed up for their annual inspection. They cut holes in the wall near the noise and retrieved a kitten who appeared to be about four weeks old. The kitten, named Drywall, is being looked after by company employees until he’s grown enough to either stay at the Tapestry House or the Gardens of Roswell as the house cat.

BROKEN ARROW, OK –May 4, 2011 – A depressed woman can keep a partially paralyzed kangaroo at her home—just weeks after she was warned that the therapy pet might be run out of town. The City Council unanimously voted to create an exotic animal exemption that will allow Christie Carr to keep Irwin the red kangaroo within city limits. Carr is unable to work because of her health and has found comfort in the companionship of Irwin, whom she met while volunteering at a local animal sanctuary on the advice of her therapist.

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