Monday, March 2, 2015

Monday, March 2

Happy Spring Month! I know for many, it's still very wintery out. Yesterday we received another 3-4 inches of snow. But the promise of spring is near! A lovely time of the year, but it also brings the time when cats start reproducing again. Here I go again---do you know a cat that is not neutered/spayed? Offer to do it, if you are able. Even doing ONE cat will make a difference. 

We had an adoption this weekend! Tammy went to her new home! They came in looking for an entirely different cat, but Tammy won them over! She must've been watching how adoptions work and decided it was time for her.

We had BOXES Saturday evening! Many thanks to our givers.
Katie J/goofykt151--donation in honor of Dora's First Birthday (goofy is mom of Dexter!)
Bill H from RI--a fun letter & a box with Sunki8st Fruit Gems &  Reece's peanut butter cups! What a decision--which one to eat first--trust me, both were eaten that evening! 
LostGirl/Deb--300 nine inch paper plates, 4 of the 4 packs of Clorox Wipes
Donnajb--2 of the 45 count Austin Variety Pack of snackers for volunteers
Jan H from TX--TX friends of Eaglewatcher--4 handmade quilted kitty blankies for the catbeds
Maureen S, nursing friend of Eaglewatcher--donation for FFRC
Eartheyes/Margaret--2 bags Precious Cat Litter, 12 small containers of lysol
FaithyMD--lots of different things for many uses for FFRC--key chain, purple pens, pop tabs (for Kellen), board game, Flaminals animated book and another book with magical dragon popups, serving trays, Puff 
Susan S from Defiance---donation for FFRC
Amy W from PA, who brought Alma to FFRC--a heartwarming letter along with 2 donations, one from her and from her parents
Clark, Jessie and rest of family--Birthday card for Asha and the birthday $5
SHannan W--donation to FFRC thru PayPal
Louise W from UK--donation to FFRC thru PayPal
Sarah P from MO--a donation to help with Lucy Ann

Yesterday was Asha's birthday! She had been at a Humane Society in Ohio for 4 months before coming to FFRC on 3/7/11. She's been with us for 4 years now! She had her own special plate of yummies, just for her, for her birthday!

We also recently took back 3 adult cats that originally came from FFRC. While we always hope our cats go to their new homes forever, sometimes life-things get in the way of this. We are always here to welcome them back.

Suzanna was returned on Saturday. She's a beautiful long hair gold/white cat. Her birthday is 8/7/07. She is now 7 1/2 years old. She originally came to FFRC when she was 6 months old, 2/8/08 and was adopted shortly after that. She was there for 4 1/2 years but had to be returned due to changes with the family and she no longer had a home. She was then here for 5 months and was adopted again. This time she was returned due to family problems and couldn't go with them. So sad, but she's actually adjusting quite nicely. She is already cruising about in the Main Area. 

The other two that we took back are Widdy and Kimp. These sisters originally arrived when they were 2 days old, born to Arcadia. They were adopted together when they were 6 months old. Many months ago, their mama had to go to a nursing home. She took her cats with her! And they were with her the day she passed away. The nurses there knew these girls were to come back to FFRC.  They are now out and about in the Thumper Rooms, but not yet ready to come to the Main Area. They are close to 8 years old with their birthday on 4/24/07.

This morning we did a lot of treatments. Vaccinations are current. We did two leukemia/FIV/heartworm tests to 2 kittens (Magic and Yambilu) and they were negative. This was their second tests for both kittens. We cleaned many ears, weighed a lot of the cats and also did their toenails. Everyone looks good. We're basically a healthy bunch and I'm grateful for that. We have a few on antibiotics, but they are doing good.

Alma. She is just wonderful. We had the sweetest letter from the person that brought her here a year ago. She arrived here 2/22/14. Remember---she basically lived in a cage for lack of a family that would take her. We decided that FFRC would like to give her a home. She's never been penned since the first few days. Once Alma decided that she could get herself up and about, she figured out how to walk/flip/flop her way anywhere. She is labeled as a cat with severe CH. But, that "label" doesn't mean a thing to her! She's able, she's healthy and she's happy! She sets her mind to something and she'll accomplish it!  We are thrilled to have her here at FFRC.  She is amazing!

A big thanks to Joni for doing two Flash Sales for us this weekend. The money earned is destined to go towards our new and incoming anesthetic machine! And guess what..........we succeeded! The anesthetic machine is paid in full. I'm thrilled and so grateful! Thanks too to everyone involved in making this a successful help to FFRC! Our current anesthetic machine is many, many years old and has seen close to 16,000 surgeries with FFRC. We used this machine when we had our low-cost spay/neuter clinic. And we bought this machine refurbished---it was not new! It's earned it's retirement! The new one is almost $2,200. Thank you to you all for making this possible.