Monthly Archives: November 2017

Our Weekend Adoption Center – A Magical Place

Not convinced about volunteering and helping out at your local shelter or rescue?  Please read this story shared by Larry from Blue Moon Cat Sanctuary and you’ll see part of the reason that makes rescues and shelters such a magical places!

“There is one more very important point I would like to make regarding the ‘Passion’  behind what we do here.  For many years we celebrated the number of adoptions we had.  We looked forward to filing the new vacancies with more surrendered cats and kittens.  This was always a measure of our success.
Then it occurred to us one day what was really being accomplished.

During one of our in-store adoption events at the Fayetteville Arkansas Petco Store, a young family entered the store. That Saturday afternoon was obscure and uneventful until the young girl and her parents approached us. The youngster quietly asked if she could hold one of our kittens. Her parents, standing behind her, looked at us and nodded with approval.

We opened the cage door and gently handed the young girl a 12 week old kitten.  It may have been the very first time she had actually held a live, breathing and moving animal.  We watched as her small hands trembled with some uncertainty.  Her shy and somewhat frightened look gradually turned to an innocent but pleasant smile.  She looked to her parents for approval.  They returned the smile and a few minutes later adopted the young kitten.

It was not until that Saturday afternoon several years ago that we realized we were doing so much more than saving lives and finding homes for unwanted and abandoned cats and kittens.  We were playing a role, along with their parents, in teaching children some of the most important values they will carry with them all their lives.  We are taking part in teaching compassion, responsibility, and a love for all of God’s precious creatures.  Sure, we just ‘had another adoption.’
But what did we really accomplish?
We are also impacting families, changing lives, touching the hearts and minds of children and giving them the positive values they will carry with them their entire life.”

BECKETT new family

Beckett with his new family

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Warner needs you NOW and on #GivingTuesday

 

WARNER 11-20-17

Not feeling well, Warner
snuggles warmly in foster mom’s arms.

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Will you join us with your donation to Warner’s medical expenses?

 

This year, #GivingTuesday will take place on November 28, 2017 – the Tuesday after Thanksgiving – and harness the power of social media to create a national movement around the holidays dedicated to giving, similar to how Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become days that are, today, synonymous with holiday shopping. We invite you to join the movement and share in the spirit of giving this year by showing your support for K-9 Angels Rescue.  Give early and generously for this #GivingTuesday and help us reach our goal of $7,000 for Warner.
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Hi!  My name is Warner, and I sure am lucky K-9 Angels found me.  My foster mom had no idea how sick I was when she first pulled me from the shelter.  I had eye infections, ear infections, gum infections that would require almost half my teeth be removed, skin infections including staph and yeast, a suspected inguinal hernia (which turned out to be a tumor), luxating patella, and possible hip problems from being hit by a car.
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It’s been over 6 weeks since I became an Angel, and I’ve been on more medications than I can count: several different antibiotics, anti-inflammatory meds, anti-fungal medicine, a couple different steroids, and some different pain medications.  Even though I didn’t enjoy getting poked, prodded, bathed and stuffed full of pills every day, I never gave foster mom one ounce of trouble.  She says I’m the sweetest boy ever and so happy to be alive!
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I just recently became healthy enough for my first surgery on my teeth and to remove my tumor.  Luckily, my doctor said there’s nothing to worry about – it was just a huge fatty mass!  Unfortunately, my recovery has been really painful.  My knees and hips are the next issues to be addressed; we’ll find out more about treating those soon.
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I sure am glad the Angels found me when they did.  I know I wouldn’t be alive without the help of a lot of people.  I still have so much love to give, thank you for helping me!
W A R N E R

WARNER 11-19-17

K-9 Angels Rescue is joining #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that will harness the collective power of a unique blend of partners — charities and nonprofits, schools, businesses, families and individuals — to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season.

Coinciding with the Thanksgiving Holiday and the kickoff of the holiday season, #GivingTuesday inspires people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities, to give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they support, and to help create a better world.

Will you join us with your donation to Warner’s medical expenses?
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The Empty Shelter Project – December 9th

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The Empty Shelter Project is having another spay and neuter event on December 9th in La Porte, Texas where roughly 300 dogs and cats are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped at NO cost to their owners.

To make these events happen, we must have veterinarians and veterinary technicians.  If you are a vet or a vet tech interested in helping us combat the issue of pet overpopulation in Houston, please send an e-mail to: miller@theemptyshelterproject.org
and we can get you signed up to help (payment is available for all vets and techs).

Even if you cannot attend this event, send an e-mail so you can be contacted for future events.

If you are not a vet or a vet tech and would like to help,
we still need more volunteers!
There are multiple shifts available both on the day of the event
and on the days leading up to the event.

The link to sign up is: http://signup.com/go/yDFoYPQ

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Foster Homes Desperately Needed

HELP!!!
We are in desperate need of foster homes this week!!!  Many of our our regular fosters are traveling which means these dogs have nowhere to go!!!

If you are in town and really want to teach the value of Thanksgiving, why not open your home to a dog or two?  They will be forever thankful to you. It’s just one week.

We will not be saving any more lives until these dogs have fosters. I t’s just one week.  We provide everything you need if you just provide the home.

Text (713) 894-9825 if you can open your home to a dog in need for just one week.

Please help us.

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