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eNEWSLETTER - August 2006

Sent: July 28, 2006

Mailing Address:
Post Office Box 1095
Dawsonville, GA 30534-0022

Physical Addresses:
64 Lumpkin County Park Drive
Dahlonega, GA 30533

4907 23rd Boulevard
Valley, AL 36854



Dear Friends,

As reported in the July newsletter, the court date in regard to the county?s allegations is scheduled for August 29. There is nothing new to report on that front. We still believe?as does our attorney?that we have done absolutely nothing wrong and that the results of the hearing will affirm that. I want to again send my thanks to all of you who have written and called to tell me you are behind me and the work I have done with animals for all these many years.


We do have a special request this month:

For several years, one of the local Wal-Mart stores has given the shelter broken bags of dog and cat food and cat litter. Just this week, we have been notified that the company has made a decision to discontinue this donation system nationwide! The reason is that they found out that a few organizations have been selling the donated food?which each organization has to agree NOT to do. So, the majority is going to suffer because of the actions of a few. Our local contact says we will be notified if the company changes its position. She added that writing to corporate headquarters in Arkansas might help.

So, we are asking you to consider sending a letter to Wal-Mart Corporate stressing that our organization (and most others) lives up to our agreement with their company?and that we should not be ?punished? for the actions of those who do not. Their CEO?s name is H. Lee Scott and the address is Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Bentonville, Arkansas 72716-8611.

In the meantime, a special donation for food and/or litter is very much needed to make up the loss of these donations. Gift cards for places like PetSmart, Petsupermarket, Petco, Wal-Mart or any grocery chain located in this area (Kroger, Publix, Ingles) are especially useful.


VET EXPENSE UPDATE: Since our last report, we have received a donation for veterinary care from Mary Jane Johnson, Avis Buchanan and, Dena Roesler, Gloria Overbey--for which we send our great thanks. We ask that all of our supporters 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 (, 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 120 stamps (vs. 202 needed to send out the newsletter) from Mardi Hoofnagle, Jamie Reagin, Nancy Caravello, Lois Holbrook, Linda Gettle and Elinor Eaves. We had enough stamps to send out this newsletter?but now our supply is less than one book. So, please consider sending us some this month.



 To Carol Clenney for your continuing sponsorship of one of our shelter kitties.

 To Laura Hagen for your continuing on-line sponsorship of BLACKIE .

 To Kevin Donahue for your continuing sponsorship of JUMPING JACK.

 To Margaret & Fredrick Mitchell for your update on the damage caused by your December automobile accident. We are very sorry to hear that your healing is going so slowly. Our thoughts and prayers are with you both.

 To Dena Roesler for your contribution toward cost of concrete.

 To Mitchell?s Grocery of Albertville, Alabama ? for your donation of a large amount of animal food?just when we needed it most!

 To Karen Lyons for your very-much appreciated note of encouragement and thanks. And for the adorable kitten card.

 To William Underwood for your donation toward concreting the dog pens.

 To Betty Phillips for the Wal-Mart gift card you sent. These cards?and those from places like Lowes, Ingles, Kroger, Publix and Home Depot?are extremely useful.

 To Dr. Victoria Johnson for your encouraging note and blessings you sent.



From Pat Kachur ?in memory of McGill, who passed away at the age of 15 on July 18 due to complications of diabetes. We miss her ?vocal-ness? very much.?



1. A special, extra donation for general operating expenses.
2. A donation earmarked for our electric bill (amount varies) and/or garbage bill (currently $160.40).
3. Those of you who take or send food and/or supplies to either 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, PETCO 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.



Orlando, FL ? June 20 ? ?A 17-lb. beagle named Belle is more than man?s best friend. She?s a lifesaver. Belle was in Washington DC on Monday to receive an award for biting onto owner Kevin Weaver?s cell phone to call 911 after the diabetic man had a seizure and collapsed. ?There is no doubt in my mind that I?d be dead if I didn?t have Belle,? said Weaver, 34, whose blood sugar dropped dangerously low. Belle had been trained to summon help in just those circumstances. She had been taught to bite down on the number 9 on his cell phone, contacting 911. Bell is the first canine recipient of the VITA Wireless Samaritan Award, given to someone who used a cell phone to save a life, prevent a crime or help in an emergency.? FROM MSNBC ? HOME ? HEALTH ? PET HEALTH

Sacramento, Calif ? June 5 ? ?Sneakers the cat is being reunited with his owner, hundreds of miles away from where the feline disappeared in 1996. The long-haired black cat was given to Sacramento?s Animal Care Services last week, where an employee scanned him for a microchip, a routine procedure. The number on the chip was used to track down Allison MacEwan of Seattle, who said she placed newspaper ads and went door-to-door with fliers in a futile search for her lost cat a decade ago. ?Officials said Ms. MacEwan is now looking forward to being reunited with her childhood pet.? FROM MSNBC HOME ? HEALTH ? PET HEALTH ? OTHER PET NEWS

Nashua, NY ? June 9 ? ?Cats and dogs who wander from home get reunited with their owners all the time. But fish? That?s what happened when flood waters from the Merrimack River recently swamped the Brand family?s backyard pond, sweeping away seven of their 11 Koi fish and depositing them on the third fairway of the nearby Nashua Country Club. But, most impressively, a few weeks later ? with a little help from city officials ? they made their way home?..the flooding had left enough water on the golf course to keep the fish alive long enough for David Deane, a city alderman and groundskeeper at the course, to find them?..Thinking they might be pets, he went to get a bucket?.Deane brought them to the city waste water treatment plant where?tanks of fish are kept as part of a display for children taking tours. Brand says a neighbor saw an item in the Sunday Telegraph on May 28 about Deane?s fish rescue and called Brand, leaving him a message?..On Tuesday, Brand and his 8-year-old daughter Ashley were reunited with their fish.? FROM MSNBC HOME ? HEALTH ? PET HEALTH


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Sandy DeSoto and her active Pomeranian, Heidi, live near Pensacola Florida. Sandy took the opportunity to turn her love of candle making into a dream come true, when she opened her own candle and gift shop in August of 2005. Another dream came to be when became a reality earlier this year. When Sandy is not creating at the candle shop, you will find her either strolling on Pensacola beach, or at home trying to teach Heidi that it is not proper to eat shoes.

You'll see the SandysCandleShop ad a picture of Sandy and Heidi on our site and you can visit their shop by clicking on the ad or by cutting and pasting this URL into your web browser:

Please remember each time you shop, you help our animals!!!

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