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September 2010

September 30,2010
Subject: Campus Cat News

Check out the September 29 issue of the Rattler for a great story about For Paws (p.11); reporter and photographer Denice Hernandez did an excellent job highlighting our program and one of our campus stars. For Paws appreciates the campus-wide recognition. Thank you, Denice!
For Paws Cat Wrangler

September 24, 2010
Subject: More Success Stories!

Hello. Students from the Outback brought us Freddie on Monday morning and Misty Monday night. By Tuesday both were spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and adoption ready. Wednesday they had "interviews" at the Humane Society, a no-kill shelter. Both were deemed to be highly adoptable and got in the program that day, along with their pal Tagalong. (Tag was the orphan kitten nursed by Millie, mother of the three Treadaway kittens.)
Yesterday student Lynzee Villafranca adopted the very popular Toni who was making lots of friends around campus. For some reason Toni wouldn't eat at the feeding station and chose instead to mooch at the UC. Now she's settling into apartment living with regular meals, toys, and lots of love-lucky Toni!
Haven't gotten your For Paws feline yet? Not to worry: we still have the Treadaway kittens (Dude, Mohawk, and Patches), one Daugherty kitten (Mikey), and two other campus kittens (Ono and Riley). More on them in the coming weeks.
A big thank you to our student rescuers, adopters, foster care providers, and all the rest of you For Paws supporter.
For Paws Cat Wrangler

September 20, 2010
Subject: Renaming of Recent Kitten & Other Cat News

Hello. Uh Oh has become Riley, so named because he really riled my house cats this weekend. Riley had his first vet visit and has been treated with Revolution and deworming medicine. He is 16 ounces of pure feline feistiness who took over the adult cats' feeding bowls, toys, etc., and completely ignored the hiss-a-thon surrounding him. Riley is a delightful kitten who will be moving into further foster care this week-much better than huddling under a trash bin.
Good news: Millie, the mother of the Treadaway kittens, was accepted into the SCAT adoption program at Petsmart-as near to a guarantee of getting a home as any cat can ever hope for.
Good news: William has been adopted by list members Vanessa and Matt McCrossen and resident cats.
Good news: Muno (formerly Frankie) will get neutered tomorrow and has been adopted by Shannon Harris.
Thanks to our adopters and foster care providers and to all of you for your continued support.
For Paws Cat Wrangler

September 17, 2010
Subject: Meet Uh Oh

Hello. We retrieved this six-week-old kitten from under the wooden trash bin behind St. Louis Hall. She isn't feral, just afraid and hungry, with no place to go. I myself am going to Faculty Senate now, but if anyone can help out with Uh Oh, please let me know. I'm still in shock.
Thanks for your support.
For Paws Cat Wrangler

September 10, 2010
Subject: Race for the Rescues

The following message is forwarded on behalf of Necia Wolff. This is a great opportunity for runners (and walkers) to benefit animals in our community. Please contact Necia via email. And tell your friends!
Thanks-Cat Wrangler.
Let's put together a For Paws 5K team for SNIPSA!
SNIPSA (Spay-Neuter-Inject-Protect of San Antonio) is having its 3rd Annual Race for the Rescues 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, September 25th at 8:00am in Alamo Heights.
For Paws and SNIPSA have worked together over the years with folks from For Paws volunteering at SNIPSA's Big Fix events while SNIPSA helped find home for some of our For Paws cats.
I think it would be really neat to honor this connection by having a For Paws run/walk team. We need at least 10 team members to have a team. Email me if you are interested and, once I get 10 responses, I'll set up a team registration page. The deadline for team registration is Thursday, September 23rd. So, I would need to hear back from you by Tuesday, September 21st (to give everyone a chance to register online).
I'll send out more information about registering as a team if I hear back from enough For Paws folks. Otherwise, if you want to register as an individual, or donate to SNIPSA, take a look at the SNIPSA website.

September 9, 2010
Subject: Meet Tony and First Daugherty Kitten Adoption!

Hi. Tony came from Anthony Frederick Hall and was neutered and vaccinated yesterday. He's now out and about on campus-even trying to horn in on Cien's franchise at the Subway picnic tables!
Tony is about six months old, cute, and friendly. IF we didn't have all these tiny kittens and IF we had an ounce of energy left, we'd mount a big adoption campaign for him, but we can't do much more than TNR. If you're interested in adopting him, please let us know.
Congratulations to Sylvia Saenz (Adm. Asst., Counseling & Testing) for adopting one of the Daugherty kittens! Normally we don't adopt out kittens before they're fixed, but with St. Mary's people, we'll make an exception and will pay for the surgery when it's time. Thank you, Sylvia. And thank all of you for your support.
For Paws Cat Wrangler

September 6, 2010
Subject: Daugherty Kittens Update and WILLIAM

Two of the kittens are in foster care with Celine Jacquemin (Political Science) and two with Shirley Martyn (Blume Library) over this long weekend. A number of people have stepped up to foster in shifts until the kittens are ready to be fixed. More about these wonderful, caring people next time.
First, however, there's William who walked into a room at Leies Hall Friday afternoon. The resident brought him to Cat Central; we got him neutered and vaccinated Saturday morning, and he is adoption or foster ready. He's about five months old, healthy, litter-box proficient, and very, very loving. I really don't want to release him on campus; he needs to be an indoor cat because of his sun-sensitive ears and sweet nature.
I'm sorry to hit you with so many crises at once, but welcome to real life for For Paws-and all other animal rescue groups. We need help; thanks for your support.
For Paws Harried Cat Wrangler

September 3, 2010
Subject: When It Rains...

Two students brought us these four kittens from Daugherty Hall. The kittens are about five weeks old, healthy, eating on their own, but too little to leave outside. Since we're not taking in anymore fosters, we clearly have a crisis on our hands and few options to choose from.
One option is to take the kittens to Animal Care Services where they will be euthanized. (ACS generally euthanizes animals under four months of age without the customary 72 hour waiting period; that's just how it is.)
Another option is to dump the kittens back at Daugherty. But aside from being illegal and cruel and totally against our mission, that's not the kind of behavior we want to model for our students.
Third option, anyone? Anyone?
For Paws Cat Wrangler

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