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Sent: August 27, 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~

“I have been studying the traits and dispositions of the ‘lower animals’ (so called) and contrasting them with the traits and dispositions of man. I find the result humiliating to me.” ~Mark Twain, Letters from the Earth, 1907

Dear Friends,

Carolyn’s recovery is on schedule, and she is now back home at the shelter. She is still not at full strength but is able (albeit very slowly) to care for the animals. Friends and family, although all with full-time jobs, have been coming by to help with the duties which take the most strength. So, our employee is now working part-time. Carolyn wants to send her deepest appreciation for the support you have shown. She has enjoyed very much your cards and letters wishing her a speedy recovery and complimenting her on her long career of unselfishly caring for animals.


We have been able to purchase a new air conditioner and clothes dryer. The dryer failed since our last newsletter. We thank you for the gifts you sent which enabled us to purchase both of these desperately needed appliances.

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We recently read an article stating that Novartis Animal Health has introduced a new product to be used to combat pain and inflammation in cats post-surgery. It is called Onsior and consists of tablets to be given for three days after surgery. Novartis states it is the first oral NSAID approved for cats.

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From Jenny Beaman “given in memory of GABBY, the most wonderful cat and friend!”

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Since our last report, we have received 185 stamps from Lois Holbrook, Gloria Young, Linda Gettle, Jamie Reagin, and Mardi Hoofnagle. We need about 135 each month to send out this newsletter plus miscellaneous mail. So--thank you so very much—and keep up the great work!!

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To Carol Clenney for your continued generous support of a shelter cat and help with fuel costs.

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

To Mrs. Robert K. Donahue for your special gift to help with the air conditioning bill.

To Mike and Lillia Godzosa for your very generous on-line support.

To Elly Meyer for your consistent on-line gifts.

To Mildred Ferrell for your gift designated to help purchase an air conditioner.

To Jane Johnson for your very much appreciated help with our veterinary bills.

To Walter Gordy for your “extra help.”

To all of the following who sent special or extra support designated to help with the purchase of an air conditioner:
--Julie Ashton
--Bennie Meadows
--Dena Roesler (matched by your company)
--Nadine Hereth
--Victoria Johnson

To Jennifer and Sasha DeWeese for your especially generous on-line gift used to purchase the clothes dryer.

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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. Gift cards from either place are much appreciated..

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 gift designated to help with our veterinary bills.

Help with electric bill (latest bill was about $315) and/or garbage bill (currently $88.00).

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Two newborn kittens lived in this world for only 48 hours, but their presence is making history in Nevada. The siblings were stolen from their mother by two 16-year-old boys who cruelly drowned them in a cup of water. In the first case of its kind, the teens were charged with felony animal cruelty and will be tried under a new stricter law enacted in 2011.

The sad crime would have gone unnoticed if Christine Ohm hadn’t heard animals crying and boys laughing in her neighbor’s yard, while she was cleaning her pool. She ran and got a ladder and looked over the fence.

“I saw they had drowned one kitten in a cup of water,” said Ohm. “The other was in the water and dead, but the boys were still holding it down.” The teens used a barbecue utensil to keep the kittens underwater.
Horrified at what she saw, Ohm took pictures of the scene with her phone and called Las Vegas police for help. The boys were charged with felony cruelty and are being held in custody.

The teens, whose names are being withheld because they are juveniles, are the first people in the state to face felony animal cruelty charges for a first offense since a stricter law was enacted in 2011. Cooney’s Law was passed to protect animals after a beagle was brutally mutilated by its owner. Prior to the law, a person had to commit three acts of animal abuse before being charged with a felony crime.

Thomas Ericsson, one of the teenager’s lawyers argued in court, “As I’m sure you’re aware, Las Vegas euthanizes thousands and thousands and thousands of feral and pet cats because people aren’t spaying and neutering them. I’m not justifying the conduct, but this wasn’t violence against other people; it was inappropriate conduct involving the animals.”

The judge didn’t buy the argument, calling it “outright cruelty.” The charges send a strong message that times have changed in Nevada and animal abuse will not be tolerated.

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