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August 2012

August 29,2012
Subject: Amazing News

Yesterday I took Silver, our most recent campus rescue, to SPAYSA for her surgery and vaccinations. I ran into "DJ," a legendary cat rescuer with Petsmart adoption connections who offered an adoption spot to the gorgeous gray kitty. DJ asked if we had any other friendly, fixed kittens, and we thought of Pepsi, another recent campus rescue. So two more campus kittens are in a safe adoption venue. Thank you, DJ and our campus rescuers!
For Paws Cat Wrangler

August 27, 2012
Subject: Yet Another Kitten!

No time to rest on our laurels--feline #801 is here! We've had several reports of a gray kitten behind the UC; last night Jenny Brydon (Director, International Student and Scholar Services) rescued the cat in question. The as-yet-unnamed female kitten is about four months old and is extremely friendly. She will be spayed and vaccinated tomorrow. She needs a name, and more importantly, she needs a home ASAP! So unless someone can adopt or foster, this kitten comes back to campus on Thursday. Won't someone give this silver-coated beauty a chance?
For Paws Adoption Coordinator

August 27, 2012
Subject: Meet Ocho Ciento

Ocho Ciento is the 800th cat fixed through the For Paws Program. The little tabby was rescued by Christina Trujillo (Blume government documents clerk and St. Mary's alum) and adopted by Stephanie Keys (Blume weekend supervisor and also a St. Mary's alum). Now that's community in action! A big thanks to Christina and Stephanie and thank you for l your support over the last nine years and 800 cats.
For Paws Cat Wrangler

August 22, 2012
Subject: Meet Pepsi

We just got a call about a kitten crying in the Pepsi vending machine in the Pecan Grove. Sure enough, we found this friendly gray tabby; she's about three month old and big enough to be spayed tomorrow. Since she was wearing an oversized flea collar, we know she once belonged to someone somewhere. Would anyone like to adopt her? Otherwise, we have to release her on campus. Thanks.
For Paws Kitten Wrangler

August 15, 2012
Subject: Meet Bootsie

We trapped Bootsie last week; the three-month-old female was big enough for spaying and vaccinations. She is very feral, so we released her and then didn't see her for a week. Finally, she showed up at a feeding station with the equally feral Rainbow. We wish we had other options for Bootsie, but at she is fixed and fed, and that's all we can do with a feral feline. Thanks for your support.
Caroline Byrd

August 12, 2012
Subject: Another Neighborhood Cat

This beautiful young female walked into a neighbor's house and helped herself to the cat food. Someone bought Mitzi a collar, but a collar isn't birth control, so poor Mitzi was pregnant. No longer pregnant, Mitzi is spayed, vaccinated, and combo tested (negative). This super friendly cat needs a permanent home. Please spread the word! Thanks for your support.
For Paws Cat Wrangler

August 10, 2012
Subject: Westside Dog Initiative
Check out this article on Westside Dog Initiative and share with dog lovers everywhere. And check out the dog socks we'll be selling in October; proceeds will benefit WDI.

		West-Side Group Targets Strays 

Cat Wrangler & WDI Supporter

August 9, 2012
Subject: Freed Kitties

We scooped up the neighborhood "Free Kittys" and freed them from a life of reproduction. The three females and one male will never increase the cat population, and neither will their mom--who isn't quite sure what happened but will thank us later on.
For Paws Cat Wrangler

August 7, 2012
Subject: Bad Sign

Uh oh...a sign spotted right outside campus...stay tuned.
For Paws Cat Wrangler

August 6, 2012
Subject: Away's Been Away
Away Movie Clip
With all the construction in and around our building, we weren't too worried when Away went AWOL for about three weeks. But then people started reporting screams from under the Life Science Building. It was Away; never mind how he got down there, he couldn't find his way out. It took all week with the intrepid Joe and Nettie repeatedly going underground, help from St. Mary's folks and construction guys from all over, and finally the right bait: fried chicken. Saturday morning we hauled the talkative tabby up to daylight. Just another great team-building exercise with a happy ending. For an exclusive report from Away himself, click on the video and crank up the volume!
For Paws Cat Wrangler

Comments? Email Caroline Byrd or call Caroline at 436-3430, ext.1317.

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