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Sent: February 26, 2012

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A friend sent the lovely poem shown below entitled “I Am Always With Her” which touched us deeply. We hope that it will also touch your hearts and ease the pain when losing a four-legged friend.

***And God Asked the Feline Spirit, “Are you Ready to Come Home?” “Oh Yes, Quite So,” Replied the Precious Soul. “And As a Cat, You Know I Am Most Able To Decide Anything For Myself…”

“Are You Coming Then?” Asked God. “Soon, Replied the Whiskered Angel, For You See, I Must Come Slowly, For My Human Friend is Troubled and Sad and She Needs Me Quite Certainly.”

“Doesn’t She Understand,” Asked God, “That You Will Never Leave Her”--That Your Souls Are Intertwined For All Eternity…That Nothing Is Created or Destroyed! It Just Is…Forever and Ever…”

“Eventually She Will Understand,” Replied the Glorious Cat “For I Will Whisper Into Her Heart That I Am Always With Her! I Just Am, Forever and Ever.”***

Dear Friends,

I want to thank all of you for being concerned with my health. The cards, notes, etc., have been wonderful. I am happy to say I am back to doing everything myself, with the exception of unloading food. My son brings the bags of food into my living room, lines them up around the wall so all I have to do is cut them open to scoop out the food. The doctor says I can't carry around the 50-lb bags anymore, so this is the next best solution. This makes me slower, but I will survive that. I won't like it, but I will do it. It doesn't matter to the animals. They still have free choice food and water 24 hours a day.

We did adopt out seven more of the puppies, so I am being tripped a lot less. When I first went to the hospital, I was asked why I had so many bruises and scratches. After hearing what I do on a daily basis, they understood. I still have the cats, who use me as a springboard to jumping, and the kittens who play chase and don't care that my face may be in their way--but that is the way with spoiled critters. They also sleep on my bed and I like that they are there.

Again, thank you all. Everything may get done slower, but it still gets done. Every day without fail and it will stay that way!!

URGENT NEED—While I was unable to fully care for the animals, we had to hire temporary help—which ended up totaling close to $1,000. Combined with February being, as in most years, the month in which support is the lowest of the year—we very much need your extra help in March in order to pay our bills and provide our usual high standard of care for these precious animals. If at all possible, a special or extra donation would be very much appreciated. Please remember that you may make an on-line donation by clicking the Donation button on our website.


As mentioned above, seven more of our pups have been adopted by absolutely wonderful families. We have inquiries from other prospective parents but must do home visits and interview these people before making any decisions. We need your help to cover the cost of the pups’ second shots and dewormings--before they are adopted.


Since our last report. we have received 209 stamps—or donations to purchase them--from Jamie Reagin, Elmer Bryant, Mardi Hoofnagle, Linda Gettle and Lois Holbrook. We had more than our usual “other than newsletter” need for stamps in February and now have two and one-half books of stamps in inventory. So—keep up the great work!


From Thomas Lanford, Jr. “in memory of Spencer, beloved friend of Margaret Kraft” and “in memory of Isabella, beloved friend of Marvin and Pat Garrard.”


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

To Gloria Overbey for your continued support helping us with our veterinary bills.

To Mildred Ferrell for your donation to help pay our veterinary care bills and the lovely note you sent. You and your daughters are definitely amazing animal lovers.

To Elly Meyer for the very much appreciated, very generous on-line donation. And the great “happy healing” card.

To Mike and Lillia Godzosa for your donation for Ziggy and Zoe and wherever else help is needed.

To Mardi Hoofnagle for the lovely card and wonderful sentiments it contained. (It’s sometimes hard to follow directions but I will do my best.)

To William Underwood for more of “a few of the best” and the Winston Churchill quote--“Never, never, never, give up.”

To Avis Buchanan for sending support to help with our veterinary expenses.
To Walter Gordy for your kind note and prayers for my health.

To Dena Roesler for your donation, which will be matched by your company.
To Mary Jane Johnson for your adorable puppy “Aim High” card and good wishes for my health.


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, PETCO, and Publix 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 close to $500) and/or garbage bill (currently $163.42).


Green Bay, WI – February 23, 2012—

Pudding the cat is big. He is orange. He is laid-back. And he’s a lifesaver. Just ask Amy Jung. The 36-year-old Wisconsin resident credits 21-pound Pudding with saving her from the grip of diabetic seizure mere hours after she adopted him from a local animal shelter. “If something or someone hadn’t pulled me out of that, I wouldn’t be here,” Jung told the Green Bay Press-Gazette newspaper.

Here’s what happened: On February 8, Jung visited the Door County Humane Society with her son, Ethan. She had no intention of adopting a pet; she and her son just wanted to play with the cats, who are allowed to roam free at the no-kill shelter. But, as can happen with felines and humans, Pudding and Jung felt a strong and immediate connection. “He just gravitated to her,” Door County Humane Society Executive Director Carrie Counihan told

Jung made an on-the-spot decision to bring Pudding home. Always a calm and relaxed guy, Pudding took to his new digs right away, displaying not a hint of skittishness on his first day there.

That evening Jung, who has been living with diabetes since the age of 4, went to bed at about 9:30 p.m. About 90 minutes later, she started to have a diabetic seizure. That’s when, according to the Green Bay Press-Gazette, “Pudding planted his weight on her chest and, when he could not wake her, began swatting her face and biting her nose.” Jung came to her senses enough to yell out to her son for assistance. At that point, Pudding jumped up onto Ethan’s bed and startled him into action. He immediately rushed to get his mom the help she needed. “Her doctor said she could have gone into a coma and not come out of it if much more time had gone by,” Counihan said. “The fact that Pudding did what he did without knowing her that well is just amazing to me.” Since the scary February 8 incident, Jung has followed her doctor’s advice to have Pudding registered as a therapy animal. EXCERPTED FROM MSNBC.MSN.COM – FEBRUARY 24, 2012

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