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July 2009

July 28, 2009
Subject: Good News about Kittens!

The CLSJ kittens (Amy, Maria, & Chris) have been accepted into the Humane Society's adoption program. The Humane Society is very selective, so these kittens are among the fortunate few to be chosen. (It's the feline version of early acceptance to your first choice top-tier university.) Many, many thanks to foster parents Joe, Nettie, and Shirley for bringing out the best in these little guys.
But wait-there's more! The street kittens are ready for adoption. These hardy little survivors are spayed/neutered, combo tested, microchipped, and ready to go. This Saturday Choxie, Swirly, and Tippy will be at the indoor Super Adoption Event at Rolling Oaks Mall (1604@Nacogdoches Rd. from 10 AM-3 PM). If you're seized by a powerful urge to adopt one of these kittens now, please contact us before Saturday.
These six little kittens ran up a $461.60 vet bill, all paid by the Ruth Lang Charitable Trust of the San Antonio Area Foundation. Thanks to the foundation and to all of you who did your part to find homes for the kittens.
For Paws Cat Wrangler

July 22, 2009
Subject: Today's Kitten News

For those brave souls who didn't hit the delete key when they saw the subject line, here are the most recent pictures of the Center kittens. You may recall that these kittens were found at the Center for Legal and Social Justice along with their feral mother who was spayed, vaccinated, and returned to the Center.
Amy loves attention and seeks human and feline playmates. She's self-confident and quick to try new things.
Maria would like to be the only cat in the house. She sizes up people, and when she's ready, she's a good lap cat.
Chris is easygoing and a bit of a clown. He definitely "plays well with others."
Please do all you can to spread the word. We have those street kittens almost ready for adoption as well. We really need your help. Thanks for your support.
For Paws Kitten Wrangler

July 19, 2009
Subject: Meet Joshua, Bathsheba, Benjamin, Eli & Deborah

Hello. Last week was our busiest ever-eight cats from all the areas we're trapping in were spayed/neutered, vaccinated, etc. In addition to getting the three CSLJ kittens fixed, we TNR'ed Joshua, a 12-pound tom from the Family Life Center area; Bathsheba, a friendly female trapped on campus; Benjamin, a mellow tom from the CLSJ territory; and Eli and Deborah from the Woodlawn Marianist Community.
Eli and Deborah are the offspring of Eve who was the second cat "fixed" through the Extending Boundaries project. The kittens could be easily tamed, but we already have six kittens who need homes, so these two went back to their mom. It was hard to let them go.
Our total vet bills for last week were $441.20. Thank you, Ruth Lang Charitable Trust of the San Antonio Area Foundation!
Caroline For Paws Siamese Cat Wrangler

July 16, 2009
Subject: Kitten Updates

Folks, we really need your help in finding homes for our summer crop of kittens. Our usual kitten adoption venue (S.C.A.T.) is overloaded. Do you have friends/family who could post these pictures? Do you belong to other lists where kitten promotion is acceptable? We need to cast as wide a net as possible, so please think creatively.
The CLSJ kittens--Maria, Chris (m), & Amy--are about 12 weeks old, are FeLV/FIV negative, are vaccinated, microchipped, and spayed/neutered. They've been in foster care with Shirley Martyn who reports they are litter box savvy and enthusiastically eat dry cat food.
Swirly (f), Tippy (f), and Choxie (m)--the street kittens--are about 10 weeks old. They've had their initial kitten vaccinations and tested negative for FeLV/FIV. We plan to get them spayed/neutered next week. Foster parents Joe and Nettie report the kittens are happy, healthy, and playful.
The Ruth Lang Charitable Trust of the San Antonio Area Foundation paid for all the vet care for these six kittens. But money can't buy them homes. Please spread the word. Thanks for your support.
For Paws Kitten Wrangler

July 12, 2009
Subject: Meet Rebekah & Rahab

Hello. Our customers this past week were Rebekah (Woodlawn Marianist Community) and Rahab (Center for Legal & Social Justice/Family Life Center). After they were spayed, vaccinated, etc., at Blue Cross Pet Clinic, we returned the two females to their respective territories.
Our thanks to the Ruth Lang Charitable Trust of the San Antonio Area Foundation for covering Rebekah and Rahab's vet expenses ($195.20). We've "fixed" 24 cats for the summer (164 total) and have expended over half of our grant. Thanks for your support.
For Paws Cat Wrangler

July 8, 2009
Subject: Flaco Finds a Home

Six weeks ago, two well-meaning but misguided St. Mary's alums dumped Flaco on campus. (After they were caught, they did donate $70.00 toward Flaco's expenses.) Since then Flaco has been lovingly fostered by Joe and Nettie and their feline tribe and has been neutered, vaccinated, combo tested, and microchipped ($127.00) at the Blue Cross Animal Clinic.
Now Flaco begins the next stage of his life with Stephanie Hopkins, a responsible St. Mary's student and great friend of For Paws. (Stephanie has rescued a number of campus cats.) We couldn't ask for a better adopter than Stephanie, so here's to many happy years together for this good person and good cat!
Our thanks Stephanie, the Lucios, and to the Ruth Lang Charitable Trust of the San Antonio Area Foundation for paying Flaco's vet expenses incurred in June ($90.20).
For Paws Cat Wrangler

July 5, 2009
Subject: Meet Rachel, Ezekeiel, & Shorty

Hello. Our Extending Boundaries program is off to a good start in July. Rachel and Ezekiel were trapped at the Woodlawn Marianist Community, and Shorty was trapped near the Marianist Faculty Residence on campus the first week of the month. All were neutered/spayed, vaccinated, microchipped, and ear-tipped at Blue Cross Pet Clinic and then returned to where they were trapped.
The Ruth Lang Charitable Trust of the San Antonio Area Foundation paid their $220.80 vet bill. Total grant expenditures thus far equal $1781.20. We "fixed" 21 cats since June 1; as a point of comparison, our yearly average has been 22 cats. Money matters!
Thanks for your support.
For Paws Cat Wrangler

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