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December 2009

December 29, 2009
Subject: Meet Noelle

Hello. Noelle came to us several days after Christmas through the intervention of a kind-hearted neighbor. A ninety-year-old woman who lives alone close to the campus contacted me about a little cat that showed up at her house. At her age the neighbor didn't feel she could take proper care of the cat, but she didn't want her to starve--or breed.
Since this neighbor had sent at least three of her children to St. Mary's, I figured we should help her. Noelle was combo tested (negative), vaccinated, microchipped, and spayed. Noelle is very friendly and healthy. She is adoptable, but we don't have any foster care options right now, so Noelle will be released on campus tomorrow.
Noelle is about 6-7 months old. In a very short time, she would have come into heat, and in early spring she would have had kittens in the neighborhood or on campus. Early intervention works. Thanks for your support.
Caroline
For Paws Cat Wrangler


December 24, 2009
Subject: T'was the Night Before Christmas

...and not a creature was stirring. Merry Christmas from the campus cats who thank you for your support.
Caroline
For Paws Cat Wrangler


December 17, 2009
Subject: Cats Around Campus

Good morning. The campus cats are faring well and being fed every day. Little Buckie, who first appeared on campus in May of 2007, was recently spotted near Marian Hall. She's grown a wonderful coat for winter.
Cien misses his friends and the handouts at Subway; he spends part of each day there, ever hopeful for a treat. Cien has a substantial layer of adipose tissue to protect him from the cold. (We're hoping he trims down a bit over the break.)
Thanks for your support of our campus cats.
Caroline
For Paws Cat Wrangler


December 10, 2009
Subject: Kitten Updates

Hello. Goods news: student Mark Peidra and his family adopted Onyx! The black kitten went to his new home right after his surgery--our quickest adoption ever. Thanks to the Peidra family for giving a good home to a good cat.
Onyx's adoption meant there was an opening at the Lucio Foster Home for Felines, so Frosty, the world's most talkative kitten, is now being socialized by kind humans and peaceful cats. She joins little Goblin who is all ears to hear Frosty's story.
Frosty has been spayed, vaccinated, combo-tested, and microchipped and is adoption-ready now. Goblin will be neutered when he puts on a little more weight and then will be available for adoption. Please spread the word about these cute kittens. Starting the new year with a kitten is bound to bring good luck--at least for the kitten! Thanks for your support.
Caroline
For Paws Cat Wrangler


December 7, 2009
Subject: Meet Frosty and Onyx Update

Hello. Our dedicated student helpers, Phillip Herrera and Daniella Adan, got more than they bargained for when they came to feed the cats Saturday night. A very loud little female cat had joined the regular diners. The newbie, named Frosty, was taken into custody until she could make the required trip to Blue Cross Pet Clinic for spaying today. Onyx was already scheduled to be neutered on Monday, so both are now "fixed," vaccinated, and microchipped.
Onyx is very well-socialized and is good with other cats, children, and adults. (Now we know how Nettie makes all those wonderful sock cats for our Christmas sale; Onyx is clearly a great helper!) Frosty, though a little skittish, can be held, uses the litter box, etc. A good home would settle her down, but unless one is forthcoming, we'll release her on campus after she's recovered. Please spread the word about these kittens.
Thanks for your support.
Caroline
For Paws Cat Wrangler


December 1, 2009
Subject: You Should Have Been There

Hello. So far our 2009 Christmas sale has earned over $700 for For Paws, and we've sold everything except two ornaments and a dozen candles. These last-minute stocking stuffers are available for purchase in the Blume Library.
A big thank you to our volunteers, Santa Claus (who made a special appearance), and Elf Nettie who makes all the goodies we sell. And of course, thanks to all of you who purchased items. In this very bleak economy, it's very gratifying to know that your generosity is stronger than ever.
Caroline
For Paws Cat Wrangler


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




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