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Sent: May 28, 2012

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“What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.” ~Albert Pike~

“You can visualize a hundred cats. Beyond that, you can't. Two hundred, five hundred, it all looks the same.” - Jack Wright (of Kingston, Ontario, the Guinness Book record holder for the owner of the most cats at one time [689).

Dear Friends,

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It has been a very rough month for Carolyn. A week after receiving the new heart valve, her body began to reject it. She was forced to spend a week in ICU receiving anti-rejection drugs. Fortunately, they did work and she was returned to a regular room. However, she still suffers from unremitting pain, the source of which the doctors have not been able to find. Therefore, she is on pain relieving meds and is sedated 24/7. Please be assured that the animals are receiving excellent care from the employee hired to do the work Carolyn normally does. We so much appreciate those of you who were able to send extra money or make a special donation in May. Unfortunately, the need continues. PLEASE-IF YOU ARE AT ALL ABLE, WE DESPERATELY NEED YOUR EXTRA SUPPORT TO MAKE SURE THE ANIMALS ARE PROPERLY CARED FOR UNTIL CAROLYN IS ABLE TO RETURN.

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Animal behavior and physiology can be funny because in some ways it's very similar to humans and in others it's very different. If you're interested in the nuts and bolts of animal biology, you may find the Merck Veterinary Manual web site quite interesting. It's been a reliable source of veterinary knowledge since 1955. While much of it can be very technical, there's also a lot of fascinating and accessible information, as well as pictures and video. Be sure to keep in mind that if you're not a trained veterinarian, you shouldn't use the Merck Veterinary Manual to diagnose or treat your pets. But for personal edification, this is a great site for animal enthusiasts. If you are interested, you may access this site at Excerpted From The KIM KOMANDO Newsletter dated MAY 26, 2012


From Mike Morrow “in memory of SCHMOO, the most loving cat who ever sat on a lap." He went to the Rainbow Bridge on April 19, 2012.” Mike—we are so very sorry about your recent tragic losses.


Since our last report, we have received 160 stamps plus a generous donation to be used to purchase stamps from Jamie Reagin, John Carlaon, Gloria Young (loved the Vanishing Species stamps), Mardi Hoofnagle and Lois Holbrook. We need 123 stamps to send out the newsletter and in May had to use about 35 for heavier than normal “other” mailings. Please continue your generous stamp donations in June.


To Carol Clenney for your continued support of a shelter cat and help with fuel costs-- and for sending extra in May.

To Gloria Overbey for helping so consistently with our veterinary bills.

To Mildred Ferrell for sending a generous donation to help with our employee expenses.

To Elly Meyer for your very much appreciated, on-line donation.

To Mike and Lillia Godzosa for your donation for Ziggy and Zoe or “wherever needed.”

To Mary Jane Johnson for your assistance with our veterinary bills.

To Barbara Johnson for again sending “extra” support.

To Tammie Porter for your on-line donation. We very much appreciate it.

To Cynthia Bachmann for sending us a Lowes gift card. Much appreciated.

To Nadine Hereth for your extra support. We very much hope that your “tale of woe” results in the best possible solution for you.

To the anonymous donor who sent a $30 on-line donation.

To Jane Johnson for helping with our veterinary bills.

To Mardi, Jenny and Toby Cat Hoofnagle for the lovely get-well card.


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 about $295) and/or garbage bill (currently $182.43).


Boca Raton, Florida – February 2012 – At 20 years old, Irwin Stovroff was on his 35th bombing mission during World War II when he was shot down over German-occupied France. He and his crew were immediately captured by the Germans. He today credits his quick thinking for his survival. He immediately threw away the dog tags hat identified him as Jewish and spent the next year in a Nazi POW camp before being freed by Russian forces. He later earned the Air Medal, a Purple Heart and the Distinguished Flying Cross.

He is now 89 years old and on a new mission—helping wounded soldiers. After learning that the federal government had no program to match injured soldiers with service dogs, he started a charity in 2007 called Vets Helping Heroes and has raised $3 million to supply vets with seeing-eye and therapy dogs. “I really recognize what a dog can mean, what a dog can do for somebody” he told NBC‘s Nightly News show. “The dog is a true lifesaver.” He added that the highly trained service dog can give wounded soldiers “mobility, independence and a companionship that he can’t get from any other way.” Excerpted from MSNBC – January 30, 2012

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