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August 2013

August 1,2013
Subject: Meet Brownie

Brownie was rescued last week in the Visitors' Parking lot where he seemed to have come out from under a moving car! He's gotten his first vaccinations and has been combo tested (negative) and is now in foster care where he is being schooled by Sunny. Brownie is still several weeks away from being big enough to be neutered, but it's not too early to start spreading the word about this little sweetie. Maybe an incoming faculty or staff person wants a kitten, so please share Brownie's story. Thanks for your support.
For Paws Kitten Wrangler

August 5, 2013
Subject: 900

Good morning. This solemn little calico is the 900th cat to go through the For Paws Trap-Neuter-Return program since 2003. Special thanks to Trish Britton (Bill Greehey School of Business) for her heroic trapping and to Kay Keane, administrator of the Petsmart Charities grant that covers our surgical expenses. Thanks for your support—and on to 1000!
For Paws Cat Wrangler

August 6, 2013
Subject: Meet Peaches

This adorable tabby was found outside the Commons this morning. Peaches is about four months old, healthy, clean, and super friendly. She just got her first vaccines and was combo tested (negative), and this Friday she'll be spayed. About 20 to 25% of orange tabbies are females, so Peaches is part of a select group. The practically perfect Peaches will be available for adoption next week. Please share her story and thanks for your support.
For Paws Kitten Wrangler

August 8, 2013
Subject: Furry Friends

Who says all feral cats are loners? Certainly not Thomasina, Devlin, and Willy!
For Paws Cat Wrangler

August 12, 2013
Subject: More on Maggie

Since Maggie showed up on campus over two weeks ago, she's proven to be a very friendly, gentle cat who really, really needs a home. Maggie is a "torbie"—a subtle blend of tortoiseshell colors and tabby stripes with just a touch of white on her chest. She's young, healthy, and very affectionate. She defers to the other cats at the feeding station so would probably do well in a household with another cat. Even though we have two kittens in foster care, I'm more concerned with finding Maggie a home right now, hence this heart-felt plea on her behalf. Please share with every cat person you know. Thanks for your support.
Shameless For Paws Cat Wrangler

August 16, 2013
Subject: Adoption Incentive for Maggie

Dean Tanuja Singh (Bill Greehey School of Business) is offering a $100 PETCO gift card to Maggie's adopter. This generous gift can be used to buy litter, litter box, food, toys, etc., to get Maggie established in her new home. Thank you, Tanuja!
This morning I observed Maggie patiently waiting for Spot, Tippy, Rainbow, and the infamous Skinny to finish eating before she could eat. She is not a pushy cat. Please share her story and thanks for your support.
For Paws Cat Wrangler

August 21, 2013
Subject: Emergency

These two kittens were rescued at the Law classroom building yesterday afternoon. Danny and Annie are about 4 months old and are tame. They will have surgery tomorrow and be ready for release by the weekend. We don't have any space in our meager foster facilities, and there are no vacancies at the meager no-kill shelters in town. Bottom line: unless someone steps up, we have to let them go on campus. Thanks for your support.
For Paws Kitten Wrangler

August 23, 2013
Subject: Happy Endings

What a week! Maggie has been adopted by Frank and Alice Kersnowski (English Department). Taking matters into her own paws, Maggie accosted Frank in the parking lot and made a persuasive case for adoption. What a relief that this good cat now has a good home.
And more good news: Annie and Danny, the Law School kittens, are going to their forever home today. Liana Morales (Law Library) decided to double the fun by adopting both kittens who will soon have new names and a new life together.
And even MORE good news: we found their two siblings this morning! Normally I wouldn’t be thrilled about finding more kittens. However, several people indicated an interest in either fostering or adopting the first pair of kittens, so now we can accommodate them. Named Friday and Viernes, the brother and sister will have surgery next week and then be ready for safe lives in good homes.
Thank you to the many people who made these happy endings possible. What a great way to begin the semester!
For Paws Kitten Wrangler

August 28, 2013
Subject: Updae on Cat with Collar

Viernes says "adios" as she heads for her new home with Renee Higgins (Law Journal Business Manager). Thank you, Renee and family! Also thanks to Mario Leyva (Law Library) who used the law school distribution list to advertise the four campus kittens, resulting in three adoptions. It pays to advertise!
Now let's work to get homes for Peaches, Friday, and Brownie. Thanks for your support.
For Paws Kitten Wrangler

August 29, 2013
Subject: Peaches--Again

Tired of the humans' failed efforts to find her a home, the resourceful Peaches takes matters into her own paws and makes a direct appeal to the public. Please have a heart and share her story: Peaches is a four-month-old female kitten, spayed, up-to-date on her vaccinations, combo tested negative for FeLV and Feline AIDS, and super socialized. Thanks for your support.
For Paws Kitten Wrangler

August 30, 2013
Subject: Friday's News

Friday, the last of the most-recently dumped kittens, is now in foster care with Professor Celine Jacquemin (Political Science). He is clearly enjoying the food, the toys, and other amenities. Friday is adoption-ready, so if you know of anyone interested in this fine feline, please let us know.
For Paws Foster Wrangler

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