Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Tomorrow............noon........on our kitty cam.....a fun Fun-Raiser!  It's called a Tubathon. And the reason is that all the items are in tubs! We have lots of tubs filled to overflowing, with super great items--all tubs have a specific theme.  Like....spa, water fun, kitchen, Christmas, BBQ and lots more.  It's done as a Flash Sale....a fixed price for each tub.  When the mod's thumb goes up, you can try and get your name in first!  And then...you'll be the receiver of that tub!  All tubs are $25 to $40.  Remember, all of our computer's are off a bit on time but the one that we go by is the FFRC computer time! 

Yesterday was an awesome day for our HumaneOhio spay/neuter day.  We sent up 54 cats--a wonderful amount! An all-time high for one day for FFRC!  This came to 38 females and 16 males, including 4 FFRC kittens. All the rest were public cats.  Our total now for 2019 is 744.  Our total a year ago for 2018 was 676. 

I realized something yesterday as we were doing our check-ins for this transport day. I'd like to explain.  FFRC takes an active role in spaying and neutering our community cats and surrounding area cats. We WANT to be a part of the solution to the over-population problem. I heard someone mention that this was a good fund-raiser for FFRC.  I want to be very clear on this---these spay/neuter days are NOT a fund-raiser.  FFRC makes zero money for this. In reality, we actually pay out.There are always those that are a bit short on cash--we fill in the difference. There are always those that cannot pay for a very much need flea treatment or for meds for sick cats--we fill in for that too. Sometimes people find strays, are willing to feed them but need help with spaying them. We try and help as much as we can on that. I try and find sponsors. There's always situations where FFRC helps the folks that bring cats in. All of the people that help with check-ins and check-outs are purely volunteers.

I'[d like to thank Lynnette, Gem, Donnajb, Becky M and Angie M for helping with the check-ins yesterday. It's alot of work checking in that many cats and kittens in a fairly short amount of time. But....it's worth it.  To get this many cats and kittens spayed/neutered is a very very good thing.

If interested in our low cost spay/neuter program thru HumaneOhio, call the office weekdays from 9-5 and we'll be happy to answer your questions and/or set up surgery appointment

We have thanks to give!
Yvonne vdk--donation to be used where needed
Hallie G--donation to FFRC
Tracy L--donation to FFRC
Gusti--donation to FFRC, in honor of Snoopybaby's birthday
Favela & Marie S--donation to FFRC, in honor of their daughter Maria for her birthday!

We have taken on 5 new kittens yesterday. Actually, we've known these kittens for weeks as they come in each Monday for a weigh-in.  They now will stay at FFRC.
The N litter:   birthday is 5/27/19
Noah--male, grey ASH
Nacoma--female, grey/slight torti 
These two kittens are actually siblings to Noosma!

The E litter:   birthday is 6/24/19
Elianna--female, grey ASH
Esteem--female, brown tiger
Echo--female--brown tiger and white  (has a white ring around neck and tummy)

All names are from our Name a Cat list.   These 5 kittens are super sweet, have been kitty-raised inside and given much love at their previous home.  They will be down on the floor today in the back Thumper's Room.

Update from our vet yesterday.  As you know, we took Asia and Cee Cee to Dr. Darcy's yesterday. Unfortunately, Cee Cee had to be put "to sleep".  It turns out she did indeed have a disorder that was life-threatening and could not be helped. No treatment would have saved her. This was devastating to learn.  I do know though that her week or so with us was very good--she felt our love, enjoyed being held and fussed over and even played a bit. There was no cure for this disorder. I'm glad she was here and enjoyed her time with us.

Asia--that sweet rascal did indeed fracture her rear left leg. Her tibia is fractured but the fibula is good, so that adds alot of stability to the leg.  She stayed all night at the vet's office so she would be there for a morning surgery. A pin will be inserted into her tibia and she will come back yet this afternoon. It's really amazing to me, that for 20 years of rescue, we had no injuries here. And now, in the last couple of months, we've had 2 factures.  Those kitties....so ornery, so active, always flying around like crazy and leaping, jumping and having fun. Maybe we need to put up some stop signs?!

Just in case you're curious.....we are boarding two of our FFRC kittens that were adopted on 6/17.  Mercury and Marge are here for a few more days when their mom/dad will pick them up.  They are so very nice and playful. They are well loved but doing good while boarding, away from home.  They are Maggie's siblings and they have played some together this week.

Have a great day. Remember please........mark your calendar for Weds. noon for a very different Flash Sale! Let the fun begin!