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ALL CATS, INC. -- eNews for December 2004

Sent: December 4, 2004


Dear Friends,

Since the November newsletter was published, our time frame has once again changed. The lady who owns the property has given me another two weeks to come up with the down payment. Thank God she, too, loves animals. In spite of her own situation, she is doing the best she can to help us.

So far, we have received $2,100 toward our down payment goal.

The first money we received went toward the earnest money. I apparently didn't make that clear in the newsletter. Forgive me please; I am under a LOT of stress these days.

Also, we are in desperate need of chain link fencing and all the "stuff" it takes to install it.

Please pray for our success. The animals deserve to be permanently safe and secure.

In answer to questions from several supporters--Your checks may still be made to All CATS, Inc., even when sent to the Alabama address, which is:

Carolyn Keeton
4907 23rd Blvd
Valley, AL 26804

Donations to help with the Alabama land situation should be sent to this address. We still get the money, even when sent to the Dawsonville post office box. It simply takes longer to reach us.

I would like to send my very deepest thanks to the following people who have sent donations specifically for the land purchase?Mary Rothstein (who raised $1,000 by contacting 32 people), Fred and Margaret Mitchell, Dr. D. Carroll, Sherry Hansen, Jacquelyn Rucker, Deceased Pet Care, Inc., Dr. Victoria Johnson, Nancy Anderson and Laurie & Dan Beynon. We also want to thank the many supporters who added extra dollars to their usual donations without specifying the purpose?which we assume was to help with the present emergency.

FINANCIAL REPORT:

In October, our donation income totaled $3,407.62. Our expenses totaled $3,430.50. A preliminary look at November as of the 26th indicates expenses and income should be approximately equal. That means we will remain in a deficit position for the calendar year. Each year, we depend on your generosity during the Holiday Season for enough ?cushion? to get us through the traditionally low donation months of the first quarter of each new year. This year is definitely no exception.


VET EXPENSE UPDATE:

Since our last report, we have received donations for veterinary care from Dena Roesler and Avis Buchanan. We ask that you consider a Holiday gift to this fund?so our animals will NEVER have to suffer for lack of medical care. You may donate toward veterinary care in any one of the following four ways:

? Sending us a check made out to Murrayville Veterinary Clinic for whatever amount you wish to contribute OR
? Sending a check made out to ALL C.A.T.S., Inc. indicating the donation is to be used for general veterinary expense.
? Send a check directly to Murrayville Veterinary Clinic, P.O. Box 406, Murrayville, GA 30564. Be sure to indicate that it is to be applied to the All C.A.T.S., Inc. account.
? To donate online, visit our web portal (www.allcatsinc.org), and click on Vet Expenses under our How You Can Help menu.
? Then, select Veterinary Expenses and you'll be able to pay online instantly using your credit card and/or checking account.

STAMP REPORT:

Since our last report, we received 192 stamps (vs. 230 needed) from Mrs. Stanley Glick, Jamie Reagin, Carolyn P. Lowe, Elinor Eaves, Mardi Hoofnagle, Nancy Caravello, Marjorie Campbell and Benjamin Jones. Combined with the extra stamps received last month, we had enough to send out this newsletter?plus send out all our other correspondence during the month. Our goal is to never have to spend shelter money on stamps?so keep them coming!!

THANK YOU:

? To Carol Clenney for her continuing sponsorship of one of our shelter kitties.

? To Kathy Spiker for her continuing on-line sponsorship of PIGSY TAIL.

? To Laura Richardson for her continuing on-line sponsorship of BLACKIE

? To the Baldaufs for their donation ?for PUTTER.?

? To the anonymous person who has been making a donation each month to cover our garbage pick-up bill. This person has indicated that she will no longer be able to continue this donation after the first of the year. We would be very grateful if one of you would be able to pledge to make a donation each month starting in January to cover this cost, which has been increased to $130 per month.

If you would prefer to pay the garbage pick up firm directly, we would be glad to arrange that.

? To Nadine Hereth, Margaret Robertson, Billie Wickliffe, Alice Smith, Mildred Foster, Jacquelyn Rucker, and Mildred Ferrell for taking the time to include notes with their donations. Your kind words, good wishes and prayers mean a great deal to all of us.

IN MEMORY:

? From Laurie and Dan Beynon, a donation towards the land purchase ?in memory of STONEY, our beagle puppy who died at 10 months of age from a heart defect.?

? From Nancy Anderson, a donation to help with the land payment. Nancy writes ?I lost my two oldest cats (Bridgett and Gretchen, sisters age 16) within six weeks of each other, to cancer.? Nancy adds that ?we have four felines now?somehow they just show up and know they will have a home with us.? I?m sure that many of our supporters can identify with that last thought?as can I.

THINGS YOU CAN DO TO HELP OUR ANIMALS?SOME OF THESE WOULD MAKE GREAT HOLIDAY SEASON PRESENTS!!

1. A special, extra donation for general operating expenses.
2. A donation earmarked for our electric bill (amount varies) and/or garbage bill (always $120).
3. Those of you who take or send food and/or supplies to the shelter?continue and accelerate if possible.
4. A special veterinary fund donation (see above).
5. NEW ITEM--Chain link fencing and the ?stuff? needed to install it?as described above. A gift card for any place that sells fencing, etc., would be much appreciated!!!
6. Gift card for Home Depot for buying many cleaning supplies?buckets, brooms, etc.
7. Gift card for any other store at which we can buy items needed at the shelter. Wal-Mart, Kroger, PetSmart and Ingles cards are especially welcome.
8. Send extra stamps?so that we don?t have to purchase stamps to send out the newsletters.
9. Purchase AND delivery to the shelter of Dogloos, especially XLarge.
10. Any type of animal medicine.
11. Purchase AND delivery to the shelter of bleach, detergent, Glad tall kitchen bags, paper plates, Pine-Sol, brooms, scrub buckets, dishwashing liquid, canned and dry cat food, dry dog food, cat and dog treats, paper towels. USE ABOVE PHYSICAL ADDRESS OF THE SHELTER TO SEND US ANY ITEMS TOO LARGE FOR A POST OFFICE BOX.

FYI

The following is from Kim Komando?s Cool Site of the Day ? October 30, 2004.

?Although it?s nice to take your dog to the park, most parks were built with humans in mind. And most people don?t like dogs running around loose where children are playing.

?If you didn?t know, there are a lot of parks built for man?s best friend. These parks might feature off-leash areas, water fountains, pooper scoopers, tunnels, organized games and more. Some even have separate sections for small and timid dogs.

?At today?s site, just click on your state to find parks in your area.

?If you?ve never been to a dog park, take the etiquette quiz before going. Written in a lighthearted way, it instructs newbies and veterans alike.?

To visit this site, go to: http://animal.discovery.com/features/dogpark/map/map.html

Note from Pat Kachur: I would like to thank those of you who wrote or called with good wishes for my recovery from bi-lateral hip replacement surgery. My doctor is pleased with my recovery. I am able to walk short distances without my cane and will be starting rehab physical therapy soon to help regain muscle strength. The wonderful thing is that I am without arthritic pain for the first time in many, many years.



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