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September 2008

September 25, 2008
Subject: Rattler Article on For Paws
Dealing with strays and making our campus safer

Hello. For those of you who haven't seen or who don't have access to our student newspaper, The Rattler, I've attached the 9/24/08 article about cats (and dogs) on campus. We thank the talented newspaper staff for this well-written story and charming photo of Patches, a "feline who is not completely feral but should not be approached."
In a previous Rattler article (11/26/03), the reporter noted that For Paws was not widely known on campus and was an "underground" organization. Apparently that was still true a few years later (2/23/05) when a reporter commented on the number of "mangy" cats and asked when the campus was going to take care of the stray cat problem-no mention of our TNR efforts. (And just for the record, we've never seen a cat with mange on campus.)
Hopefully, the current Rattler article will let more people know that For Paws takes care of the mange-free stray cats on campus. One no-cost way to support For Paws is to spread the word about our work; thanks in advance for doing so.
Caroline (also not completely feral)
For Paws Cat Wrangler

September 18, 2009
Subject: For Paws Article
Students educated on the importance of TNR on campus

Hello. The September issue of River City Tails has an article about For Paws, based on an interview with me right after we neutered Cien, our 100th cat. (We're now up to 111.)
This publication has an extensive Resource Guide with useful phone numbers, services, and events relating to animals. Copies of the free magazine are available in many locations around town, including the Blume Library, or online at River City Tails
Thanks for your support and onward to 200!
For Paws Cat Wrangler

September 9, 2008
Subject: The Red-headed League

Hello. Two weeks ago when we returned Spice Boy (cat #111) to campus, I expressed the hope that he and Cien (cat #100) would get along and form an Orange Boys Club. A law professor who knows her literature suggested a more fitting name would be the Red-headed League in reference to Arthur Conan Doyle's short story The Red Headed League.
After some drama on both sides, the members of the Red-headed League met Sunday morning for breakfast at the library feeding station. So engrossed were they in matching each other bite for bite that neither cat paused to look up at the camera—hence all we see are their red heads and nicely-tipped ears. Let's hope the peace will last.
Also, we've received our first check from iGive. If you shop online and haven't yet registered with iGive, please go to iGive to sign up. Amazon.com is one of over 700 participating merchants. Thanks for your support.
For Paws Cat Wrangler

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

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