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eNEWSLETTER - APRIL 2006

Sent: March 30, 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


Dear Friends,

Update on the Dumpster Kitties ?

Thanks to Jenny Beaman and Mildred Ferrell?plus those people listed in our March newsletter?we have been able to complete the initial veterinary work for these kitties. That is?they have been spayed/neutered and had their first set of vaccinations. They will need to return to the vet for follow-up vaccinations in a few weeks?and we urgently need your financial help to make sure money doesn?t stand in the way of getting this all done.

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It?s hard to believe?but the day I am writing this is the first day of Spring. We love this season but it?and the following Summer months?bring a new set of problems for anyone caring for animals.

One of these problems is flea control. We have more than 150 animals to protect from these pests, and we face a very large monetary expense over the next several months in order to do so. PLEASE?consider making a special donation earmarked for flea control OR purchase the product for us and send it to us. With the number of animals we have to treat?we prefer to use Advantage or Front Line. However, we welcome any type/brand that we receive.

Another heat-related challenge (for shelters and every individual who cares for an animal) is to keep them safe from heat dangers. We list a few here?and will add on to this next month:

1. Make sure water is available. Dogs cool themselves through their mouths and paws. A sweating human deals with the heat better than a dog, so don?t assume that if you are comfortable, your dog is too.

2. Watch for signs of heat-stroke, which can be a killer. They include heavy panting, a purple tongue, bright red gums, lethargy, vomiting, glazed eyes and?in serious cases?convulsions which can result in death

3. Cool dogs and cats suffering from heat stress by spraying them with cool water. Get the animal to the vet as soon as possible.

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VET EXPENSE UPDATE: Since our last report, we have received donations for veterinary care from Mary Jane Johnson and Avis Buchanan?thanks to you both. We ask that all of our suppprters 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. If you would like your donation acknowledged in this newsletter, please drop us a note?Murrayville is too busy to always let us know about the support they receive directly from you.

? 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 147 stamps (vs. 207 needed) from Betty Phillips, Nancy Caravello, Mardi Hoofnagle, Jamie Reagin, Elinor Eaves, Linda Gettle and Marsha Walton. We have now had two consecutive months of ?low? stamp donation and did have to purchase stamps to send this newsletter. We would appreciate your help in this area.

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THANK YOU?

 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 Katherine Scondras for her donation, which will be matched by her employer?Bank of America.

 To Dena Roesler for her continuing donations to our veterinary care fund and general expenses?all matched by her employer?CarMax.

Many employers offer a matching gift program. It is a great (and easy) way to double your support. Please check into it at your workplace.

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IN MEMORY?

From Carla Piasecki ?in memory of IDA JARMEL, Janis Wolfson?s mother.?

From Vicky Chastain ?in memory of SOPHIE, beloved cat of Sullie Dennis. SOPHIE was a diva and welcomed everyone to her home.

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IN HONOR OF?

From Dennis and Lyn Baldauf ?for PUTTER.?

NOTES FROM OUR SUPPORTERS?WE LOVE HEARING FROM YOU.

From Elly Meyer who sent an adorable card showing two black and white kittens and a note thanking us for ?all you do for the furries of this world.? We are happy to do what we do?but could do nothing without the help of our supporters. For that, we thank you!

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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 $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.

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STORIES FROM THE NEWS?

When Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, Tristan Carter thought she had lost everything?her home, a grandfather, two dogs, a cat and a rabbit. But Cupcake the cat was alive and well after six months of living as a stray in her hurricane-ravaged neighborhood.

In February, animal rescue volunteers reunited the lithe, 7-pound black cat with Carter, who now lives in Atlanta?.Cupcake wore a collar with rabies tags and rescuers hoped to quickly link her with the owner. But volunteers could not find a person who matched the tag?s name and address. A phone number on the tag was disconnected. But, a professional Internet-based searching service matched Carter with the tag?s address and provided the volunteers with Carter?s phone number.

Carter says her family had given up any hope of finding their pets. They had returned to their former home in November and searched without success. ?God works in mysterious ways. She is a gift, she is here to let us know there is hope,? Carter said. ?She?s our good luck charm.? FROM MSNBC ? OTHER PET NEWS ? FEBRUARY 23, 2006.

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A Labrador retriever who saved a man from drowning in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina received a standing ovation at an awards dinner on Saturday, March 18, attended by leading animal rights supporters.

The dog, now named Katrina, was brought on stage and named guest of honor at the 20th annual Genesis Awards, given by the Humane Society of the United States to those who help advance the cause of animal rights.

Katrina the dog was featured on a report from Los Angeles television station KCAL. The man she rescued told how the black dog helped pull him from the flood to higher ground and credited her with saving his life. After broadcasting the report, KCAL sent a team back to New Orleans to rescue the dog. FROM MSNBC ? HURRICANES? AFTERMATH ? MARCH 19, 2006


All Creatures Are Truly Special, Inc.
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