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November 2009

November 30, 2009
Subject: Upcoming Sale

Don't forget the For Paws Christmas Sale Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 AM to 3 PM, in front of the Diamondback Cafe. (Rain location will be the Atrium.) Sock cats and ornaments are $5.00, and candles are $2.00. Cash or checks only, please.
All proceeds will benefit the campus cats and support our trap-neuter-return program (200+ cats fixed so far). Thanks for your support.
For Paws Cat Wrangler

November 23, 2009
Subject: Meet Onyx & First Student Fundraiser

Good morning. It seems like there's no end to this year's kitten crop. Onyx, a three-month-old male kitten, was rescued in the Outback by a student who turned him over to For Paws. The very friendly kitten went to the vet today and was combo tested (negative) and received his first vaccination. Onyx is in foster care with the Lucios for now--surprise, surprise! Please spread the word about Onyx.
Also, our thanks to those who participated in the first ever student-sponsored fundraiser for For Paws. It was a cold night for whipped cream in the face, but participants toughed it out and earned $55.00--almost exactly the amount we'll need to get Onyx, neutered, vaccinated, etc.
For Paws Cat Wrangler

November 19, 2009
Subject: Christmas in the Quad Sale

Hello. Just wanted to remind everyone that For Paws will have a table at the "Christmas in the Quad" event today from 4:30-6:30. In addition to the ornaments and cats on mats we've already told you about, we'll have seasonally-themed sock kittens and several litters of sleepy kitties.
Some early bird shoppers have snapped up a lot of items already, so don't wait too long to start your Christmas shopping. (Cash or checks only, please.) All proceeds benefit the campus cats and our ongoing trap-neuter-return program. Thanks for your support.
For Paws Cat Wrangler

November17, 2009
Subject: Cats on Mats

End of semester panic? Holiday blues? You know you need to meditate but just can't find the time? Let our exclusive Cat on a Mat do the sitting for you.
A multitude of handmade Zen cats practicing zazen on their zabutons will be available for purchase at "Christmas on the Quad" on Thursday, 4:30 to 6:30 and at the For Paws Christmas sale December 1 and 2. Or stop by the library and get yours now. Let the inner peace begin!
For Paws Cat Wrangler

November 12, 2009
Subject: Goblin Update & Fundraising News

Residents Revenge
Hi. Goblin, our little pre-Halloween rescue, is thriving as you can see from the photo. How nice the Lucios provide such gentle and well-behaved grandkids for the training of kittens! Next week Goblin will begin running up a vet bill for combo testing and vaccinations--so it's time to talk money.
I'm happy to say that our students have stepped up with a sweet fundraising project (see second attachment). This is the first time students have taken the initiative in this way, and we are thrilled! If you're on campus Monday night, come by and throw a pie.
We're also planning our second annual Christmas fundraiser with hand-made ornaments, stuffed cats, and candles for sale. Set aside a little cash and mark your calendars for December 1 and 2. More details will be forthcoming.
Thanks for your support.
For Paws Cat Wrangler

November 9, 2009
Subject: Corbie Has a Home!

Good morning--and good news. Corbie, the kitten who was dumped on campus in September, has a home. A couple with two young daughters chose Corbie and a handsome orange and white kitten from the Helotes Humane Society to share their home.
The family had been attending Alamo Area Partners for Animal Welfare adoption events for about a year, letting the little girls learn to handle kittens and grow up a bit. (Although the wise mom knows who will really be responsible for the litter box, feeding, etc.) Because Corbie has been around children (the Lucio grandkids), he was completely calm with the little girls--and everything else. The dogs, noise, other cats, parakeets--you name it--Corbie just purred through it all.
A big thank you to the Lucios, Shirley Martyn who also fostered Corbie, Monica Wolo who assisted at the adoption event, and to all of you for your support. And don't forget--we still have a kitten (Goblin) in foster care.
For Paws Cat Wrangler

November 2, 2009
Subject: Meet AJ & Good News about Kittens

Hello. Last week when we heard there were two gray felines playing around Garni Hall, we had no trouble picking up EJ. Sunday the second cat appeared at the feeding station, but this one had to be trapped. I don't think AJ and EJ are sisters; more likely, AJ is the young mother. She is more timid and apprehensive and was literally quaking in the trap at the vet's office; look at those dilated eyes. So unless someone wants to take her in and tame her, we will release her on campus tomorrow.
Great news on the kitten front. Siblings Abbie and Ezra were adopted this weekend by recent graduate Sophia Nuzzo! The kittens are living in Austin now, and at Thanksgiving, Ezra will go to El Paso to live with Sophia's mom. (The mom knows.)
Opal's adoptive family recently sent this comment: "I thought I'd check in and let you know that sweet Opal has already adjusted to life with us. She is a spunky, feisty cutie pie, and we all enjoy her so much. Thank you for making it possible for her to come live with us."
And EJ's foster mom, Samantha reports that EJ likes to sit in laps and also plays with cat toys. EJ is ignored by the older cat and feared by the younger one. Sounds like the perfect foster situation.
Thank you to everyone who played a part in getting these kittens off the streets and into good homes. And don't forget that Corbie is still looking for his forever home.
For Paws Cat Wrangler

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