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eNEWSLETTER - MARCH 2006
Sent: February 26, 2006
ALL CREATURES ARE TRULY SPECIAL, INC. (ALL C.A.T.S., INC.)
64 Lumpkin County Park Drive Dahlonega, GA 30533
Mailing Addresses: P. O. Box 1095, Dawsonville, GA 30534-0022 OR 4907 23rd Boulevard, Valley AL 36854
All Donations are Tax Deductible
We would like to use this space for a couple of updates. Those of you who receive our urgent needs for help via email will remember the story of Jessica, the older Siamese kitty whose human died in December and who was living alone in the house they had shared?with a family member (who could not take her in to his home) coming by often to feed and otherwise care for her. TenthLife Rescue sent us the story with a plea to find a permanent place for Jessica. We forwarded the story to all of our email supporters?hoping that someone would be able to take her. We are absolutely delighted to report that in the next mail delivery was a letter from Carole Malone, telling us that she is the ?lucky one who will meet her this Saturday, February 4, and give her a home for the rest of her life.? Carole?s beloved Siamese kitty, Sweet William, passed away five years ago after spending 10 years with her. Carole says that she wanted ?another Siamese in my family but didn?t want to go immediately to a rescue group?.I was hoping William would send one who needed my help. So, I?ve been without a beloved Siamese in the household until now. I am thrilled to welcome Jessica and truly think my Sweet William sent her to me.? We are equally thrilled by this happy ending?and that we had a small part in it happening!!
Dumpster Kitties ?
We send heartfelt thanks to the following supporters for their donations earmarked for vet care for the two dumpster kitties whose rescue was described last month: Carole Malone; Michael & Lilli Godzosa and Tarquie and Shaina (?our special babies?); Walter Gordy who sent a second donation within a months? time; Mildred Ferrell; and Tiny & Lee Theroux.
Both kitties have been to the vet and received their first vaccinations and been dewormed and one has been neutered. We still need to spay the other and take both for their follow-up shots. We would very much appreciate your gift for those purposes!!
WINTERIZING--With winter upon us, we need lots of items to ensure the animals are comfortable during the colder months. Most of these are available at either Home Depot or Lowes. We would very much appreciate the donation of gift cards from either place?any time of year.
In addition, our power bills have risen considerably in the last two months and your help in this area is very urgently needed!
VET EXPENSE UPDATE: Since our last report, we have received donations for veterinary care from Mary Jane Johnson, Avis Buchanan and Catherine Healy--we send all of you a heartfelt Thank You. We ask that all of you consider a gift to this fund?so our animals will NEVER have to suffer for lack of medical care. PLEASE REMEMBER--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 86 stamps (vs. 210 needed) from Robert Salzman, Lois Holbrook, Nancy Caravello, Martha Hoofnagle and Jamie Reagin. Thanks to the surplus from the previous month, we only needed to purchase about 30 stamps?but now we are completely out. Your help is needed!!
To Carol Clenney for your continuing sponsorship of one of our shelter kitties.
To Kathy Spiker for your continuing on-line sponsorship of PIGSY TAIL.
To Laura Hagen for your continuing on-line sponsorship of BLACKIE.
To Estelle Lemming for your letter in regard to Mrs. Patsy Lane?from which we would like to quote, as follows: ?My daughter?Paula Sellers--works in the same school as Patsy?she carried your mail out to her to read, and the results were so good. This lady does lots of good things for animals. I know the Lord will have a heavenly reward stored up for people like you and Patsy. Paula and Patsy work at Red Oak School in Stockbridge, Georgia.?
From Pat Morgalis and Margy Murphy ?in memory of IDA JARMEL??
From Shirley Klingbeil, who wrote us that her husband, Dr. ROBERT KLINGBEIL, passed away this year. We will miss hearing from ?Dr. Bob? and appreciate very much your kind note. We also admire you both and are honored that you wish to continue being one of our supporters.
NOTES FROM OUR SUPPORTERS?WE LOVE HEARING FROM YOU.
From Carole Malone, who ended her letter about Jessica in our story above with the following: ?Thank you for being there for all of the animals. You are heaven sent and God has blessed your wonderful group with the strength and the resources to keep going. I plan to continue sending contributions as I can. I work two jobs and have 13 kitties to support, but I know when love is given away, it is always returned 100 times more.?
From Bill Underwood for your wonderful note about my ?writing ability? and encouragement about writing a book about my ?adventures.? I really want to write one and, you?re correct, enough time is the problem. However, I will do my best to find that time?and keep in mind your ?warning? about the timetable.
From Walter Gordy who included with his ?dumpster kitty? donation a lovely note stating ?you perform a GREAT and WONDERFUL duty on your service of rescuing cats and dogs in need of help.?
From Elly Meyer who wrote ?Loved your story about the dumpster. I can picture your condition as you climbed out! You?re an ?angel??you should write a book. It would be a best seller.?
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 $141.40).
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 in Alabama of Dogloos, especially XLarge.
9. Any type of animal medicine.
10. Purchase AND delivery to either 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 ADDRESSES OF THE SHELTERS TO SEND US ANY ITEMS TOO LARGE FOR A POST OFFICE BOX.
STORIES FROM THE NEWS?
Fulton County (Georgia) Animal Services has a program, entitled ?Fix ?Em Free,? will spay6 or neuter any Fulton County pet for free?and even provide shots if the owner can?t afford it. This program began in April 2005 and has issued 1,600 vouchers for free surgeries, said Susan Feingold, assistant director of FCAS, which runs the Fulton County animal shelter. The program is even offering a bonus right now to those who get their pets spayed or neutered. Anyone who gets a voucher for the surgery and uses it within 30 days can receive two free tickets to the Renaissance Festival, held in Fairburn April 15-June 4. The tickets are worth $16.05 each. To apply for a voucher, download the application at www.fultonanimaservices.com or call 404-794-0358 to have the form mailed. From the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Sunday, February 19, 2006.
According to a recent online survey, two thirds of dog owners said they would put in longer hours if they could bring their dog to work. The poll, conducted by?.Dogster and the job search engine Simply Hired, revealed that almost a third of those surveyed said they would go so far as to take a 5 percent pay cut if that mean their dog could accompany them to the office. About 70 percent of the 150 individuals surveyed also considered a dog-friendly office an important job benefit. While companies with 50 employees or less made up the majority of the 400 dog-friendly firms within the U.S. ?? some Fortune 500 outfits made the list as well?including Amazon and Google. Dog lovers may search for dog-friendly companies at SimplyHired.com. From CNNMoney.com, dated January 24, 2006.
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