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June 2011



June 24, 2011
Subject: Happy Endings, New Beginnings...and Pancho

What a great week for foster kittens and those who care for them! Cricket, Sissy, and Bubba have won coveted spots in the no-kill San Antonio Humane Society adoption program. And Oreo has a home with Susie Salazar (President's Office) and her family.

Our thanks to the rescuers, fosters, adopters, and agencies who made this miracle happen: Elisha Bryant (student), Pat Helton (Physical Plant), Amanda Cuevas (alumna), Shirley Martyn (Blume Library) and her helpful husband Wade, Rosie Cutting (English/Communication), the Salazar family, Blue Cross Pet Clinic, SpaySA, Humane Society, and the San Antonio Area Foundation. It does indeed take a village to help homeless cats.

Now, can we unite again to create a happy ending and new beginning for Pancho? This cat about campus still needs a home. Please spread the word and thanks for your support.

Caroline
For Paws Cat Wrangler



June 22, 2011
Subject: Pancho Emergency

Pancho desperately needs a home! Since we removed him from Adele Hall about two weeks ago, he has gotten into many campus buildings-the Blume Library, one of the law buildings, the AACC. Today someone from the AACC reported him to campus police! Fortunately, they notified us, and we have him in custody.

But we can't keep him, and the next complaint might result in his being hauled off to Animal Care Services where he would surely be euthanized.

Pancho is neutered and vaccinated, about 8 months old, weighs 7 pounds, and has beautiful amber eyes. Please share these pictures.

Caroline
For Paws Cat Wrangler



June 12, 2011
Subject: Sissy & Bubba Update

Sissy and Bubba were spayed/neutered and vaccinated Friday; they are healthy, playful, sweet, etc. Since they aren't quite 3 months old, it would be so wonderful if they could get an inside home, rather than being returned to the not-so-great outdoors. They're in temporary foster care until Monday. Please, please spread the word. I know we can't save every cat, but can we save these two? Thanks for your help.

Caroline
For Paws Kitten Wrangler



June 10, 2011
Subject: Meet Panchito


Wednesday morning one of the grounds crew alerted us to a cat at Adele Hall. Panchito was wearing a collar he had outgrown but was otherwise in good shape. (Someone loved him enough to put a useless collar on him, but a collar doesn't prevent young toms from becoming roaming Romeos and ending up far from home.)

The friendly young male cat was neutered and vaccinated that same day and returned to campus Thursday. This morning he was loitering around St. Louis Hall with the intent of going inside. Good Samaritans carried him to one of our feeding stations, so he's quite tame.

Panchito would do well in his own home; he's less than a year old-well-socialized and still playful but less frenetic than a kitten. He's adoption-ready right now. Any takers? Thanks for your support as we head into the dreaded kitten season.

Caroline
For Paws Cat Wrangler



June 8, 2011
Subject: Meet Sissy & Bubba


Hello. Here's a great way to get through this long, hot summer: Crank up the air conditioner and chill out with these adorable siblings. Sissy and brother Bubba are playful, affectionate, and litter box proficient. Since they are so well-socialized, we assume they once had a home; we don't know why they no longer have one.

But with your help, they can have a home (or homes) again. Please share these photos and spread the word about these cuties. Thanks for your support.

Caroline
For Paws Cat Wrangler



June 6, 2011
Subject: One BIG Year

Hello. Well, the numbers are in and are mind-boggling. In the past fiscal year (June 1, 2010-May 31, 2011), For Paws provided spay/neuter surgeries and vaccinations for 282 neighborhood cats!

The surgeries and vaccinations were funded by the San Antonio Area Foundation (Bridge Funding Grant and the Animal No-Kill Grant) and Petsmart Charities (TNR in Zip Code 78228 Grant). SpaySA, Blue Cross Pet Clinic, and SNIPSA provided excellent low-cost surgeries; the Blue Cross vets offered their customary quality care and discounted prices for ongoing needs.

Your generous donations paid over $2500 for a veritable pharmacopeia of veterinary medicines, x-rays, kitten milk replacement, etc. You also bought us new traps and other equipment. Thank you for your gifts of money, cat food, good wishes, and prayers. (And a special thanks to those who provided homes to 47 cats and kittens.) We couldn't do it without you!

Caroline
For Paws Cat Wrangler


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


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