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ALL CATS, INC. -- eNews for May 2005

Sent: April 23, 2005


ALL CREATURES ARE TRULY SPECIAL, INC. (ALL C.A.T.S., INC.)
64 Lumpkin County Park Drive Dahlonega, GA 30533

Mailing Address: P. O. Box 1095, Dawsonville, GA 30534-0022

All Donations are Tax Deductible
Founded By: Carolyn Keeton
Email: Carcats@knology.net

Please Send all Mail to the Above Post Office Address. Thank You!

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Welcome to our eNewsletter!

ENEWS - MAY 2005

PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT: www.allcatsinc.org

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Dear Friends,

Following is an update of the three items which the shelter so desperately needs your help:

1. The shelter has had a tremendous number of animals just "dumped" literally on our doorsteps in the past month. We presently have 42 adult cats and dogs, which need neutering and spaying. Plus the kittens and puppies that "came with" some of them need puppy/kitten shots and deworming. This will amount to a tremendous amount of extra money-which we just don't have.

We received a total of $400 for this purpose from Carolyn Danese, Renee Merback, Walter Gordy and Virginia Medcalf-for, which we send our sincere appreciation. Unfortunately, this is a drop in the bucket compared to the amount of money it will take to accomplish the procedures described above. PLEASE send us an extra/special donation for this purpose.

2. As many of you now know, the shelter computer has died-there is nothing anyone can do to make it work again. Therefore, I have no way of sending or receiving your emails or searching the Internet for information. If anyone has a computer to donate, please write me at the Alabama address shown below and include your phone number. If you would prefer to donate funds so that we can purchase a computer, the one the shelter needs (256 MB and with software installed), costs just under $1,000.

We have received the donation of an older computer from Jenny Hoofnagle and hope to have it up and running very soon. We very much need to have a back up computer so that this lack of communication for almost two months will never happen again. Please consider a donation for this purpose.

Dena Roesler sent in a donation, which will be matched by her company, as a "challenge to all your contributors so that you will have enough money to buy a new computer."

3. Flea season is upon us. Last year, the total cost for flea preventive was an extra $700. If you would prefer to purchase the preventive and send it to us at the above address, the preferred brands are Frontline and Advantage. Otherwise, please send a special or extra donation for this purpose; we are able to purchase this product at cost from a veterinarian supportive of our work.

We received one Advantage dose from Gloria Overbey, whose dog passed away before she had a chance to use it. Many thanks to you Gloria, and our condolences on your loss.

We received no other donations for flea preventive, and our need is even more desperate now. Please do consider a special donation!!

Please remember that we will continue to need extra money to make the payments on the land, which are $1,500 EXTRA every month in 2005. These payments are, of course, over and above the normal costs of running the shelter. We urgently need your help with these-especially pledges to make donations each month specifically for this purpose.

Donations for the land purchase and general expenses for the Alabama location should be sent to the following address. All money directed to help with Alabama expenses will be spent there-no matter where it is mailed:

Carolyn Keeton, 4907 23rd Boulevard, Valley AL 36854.

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FINANCIAL REPORT:

These numbers do NOT include the special donations made for the land purchase.
In March, our donation income totaled $3,950.65 Our expenses totaled $3,984.55. We need your support each and every month! Our four-legged friends depend on you!

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VET EXPENSE UPDATE:

Since our last report, we have received donations for veterinary care from Mary Jane Johnson, Mildred Ferrell, Sherry Hansen, Gloria Overbey and Avis Buchanan. We ask that you consider a 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.

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STAMP REPORT:

Since our last report, we received 129 stamps (vs. 219 needed) from David Garvin, Nancy Anderson, Jamie Reagin, Robert Salzman, Nancy Caravello, Mardi Hoofnagle and Marsha Walton. Because we had stamps left over from other months, we had enough to send out this letter-but our supply is now down to one book of 20. Our goal is to never have to spend shelter money on stamps-so keep them coming!!

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THANK YOU:

* To Carol Clenney for your continuing sponsorship of one of our shelter kitties plus a donation for fuel expenses.

* To Kathy Spiker for your continuing on-line sponsorship of PIGSY TAIL.

* To Elly Meyer for your nice Easter note.

* To Lyn and Dennis Baldauf for their donation "for PUTTER."

* To Renee Merback and Kathy Beckman for their very nice notes.

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THINGS YOU CAN DO TO HELP OUR ANIMALS:

1. A special, extra donation for general operating expenses.
2. A donation earmarked for our electric bill (amount varies) and/or garbage bill (always $140).
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. 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 or Lowes 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. Purchase AND delivery to the shelter of Dogloos, especially XLarge.
9. Any type of animal medicine.
10. 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.

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FOR YOUR INFORMATION

Carolyn Danese, head of the Humane Association of Georgia, emailed us a story published by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on April 2 in regard the passage of House Bill 452, which will let Georgia taxpayers contribute to the Dog and Cat Sterilization Fund when they file their state income taxes. It was the first successful bill from freshman Rep. Gene Maddox (R-Cairo), a veterinarian. If you would like to read the story, the link is: http://www.ajc.com/news/content/metro/legis05/0405/02check.html.

Carolyn also sent us the following information:

"The Governor will have a public signing ceremony for HB 452 (income tax check off for the Dog and Cat Sterilization Fund) sponsored by Representative Gene Maddox, DVM, at the Capitol on the West steps on Monday, May 2, at 2 p.m. All two-legged friends and four-legged companions are welcome."



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