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Wild about Tucson No Kill Cat Shelter – PAWSitively Cats 2012/09/27

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PAWSitively Cats rock!

PAWSitively Cats rock!

PAWSitively Cats is a no-kill cat shelter in Tucson. Currently there are more than 300 cats on the premises that need to be fed and have their litter boxes cleaned. While some cats are looking for loving homes, many cats live out their lives in the feline leukemia house.

Last few days to buy beautiful one-of-a-kind Beading Divas bracelets to benefit the cats.

For only $10/month you can help a kitty or many kitties by joining the “PAWS Club.” It’s easy and satisfying. If 1,000 cat lovers donated $10/every month, most of the monthly expenses would be covered. Are you one in a thousand?

Here is their wishlist:

–Cat litter (any)
–Dry cat food (Kirkland, from Costco)
–Canned cat food (Friskies pate’ style)
–Cleaning supplies: bleach, laundry detergent, blue or yellow sponges, non-floral scented floor cleaner
–Reliable pick up truck, van or SUV for transporting cats and supplies
–Commercial building to house our cats (to remove the burden of paying rent!)
–Scratching posts
–Volunteers to help with cat care, cleaning, yard work, transportation, laundry, fundraising
–Grant writers
–Silk-screening for T-shirts

Donations may be dropped off at 3255 & 3261 N. Flanwill Blvd or 3432 E. Ft. Lowell between 10 am and 2 pm Mon-Sat, or you call 289-2747 to make an appointment. Small items may also be dropped off at the Petco stores in Oro Valley Market Place or 22nd St. & Harrison.

If you’re thinking about adopting a cat, you can also meet PAWSitively Cats this coming weekend at Hi Corbett Field for Oktoberfest from September 27-September 30. Hi Corbett Field is located at 3400 E. Camino Campestre (off Country Club Dr. south of Broadway).

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Bracelet fundraiser continues for PAWSitively Cats-Tucson 2012/09/16

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Buy a bracelet; save a cat

The cats meow of beaded bracelets

Beading Divas to the Rescue is still raising money for the month of September for PAWSitively Cats, a Tucson-based no-kill cat shelter with more than 300 cats in the cat house.

Can you help?

Sponsoring helps to pay for food, litter, shelter, and veterinary care. You can sponsor at one of seven levels: Bronze Paw, Silver Paw, Gold Paw, Platinum Paw, Emerald Paw, Ruby Paw, or Diamond Paw.

Sponsors can pay by check, or use PayPal to choose your level of sponsorship If you sponsor a specific animal at the Silver Paw level or higher, you’ll receive a Certificate of Sponsorship with your name and your sponsored animal’s photograph, and you will also receive periodic updates about the animal you are sponsoring.

You may visit your sponsored animal on Friday or Saturday from noon to 3 pm or by appointment.

Before or after sponsoring a cat, consider buying a one-of-a-kind bracelet or two. All bracelet sales for the month of Sept. 2012 benefit PAWSitively Cats. Bracelets cost $20 and the entire $20 goes directly to the cats. If you buy online, add $5.50 for S&H. These bracelets make fabulous gifts for the young and young at heart. Many of us Beading Divas have sold these bracelets off our wrists when we’re out and about in public.

In Tucson you can buy bracelets at these locations:

–Silver Sea Jewelry & Gifts, 330 N. 4th Avenue, 624-9954
–Clues Unlimited Mystery Book Store, 3146 E. Fort. Lowell Road (SE corner Country Club), 326-8533 (closed Sun/Mon)
–Sissy’s Pet Grooming Salon, 7350 N. La Cholla Blvd (in Albertsons Shopping Center), 229-9898
-*NEW LOCATION* A K Jensen Apparel, (St. Philips Plaza), 4280 N. Campbell Ave., Suite 212, 529-2775

The above locations accept ca$h or make a check payable to PAWSitively cats.

With so many cats on the premises and so many cats that live in the feline leukemia house, this organization is in a constant mode of fundraising. Considering volunteering, doing outreach, feeding cats, and other ways to make a difference. Please share this blog post with your friends.

Tucson greyhound Jett goes to City Council meeting 2012/09/14

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Tucson greyhound Jett goes to City Council meeting

written by Jett Greyhound

The other day I went to this big tall building downtown. I met lots of people. When I stick my needle nose face into their face, they are a bit surprised, laugh, and pet me.

KOLD Channel 13 reporter Bud Foster and I became the best of friends. We were nose to nose. He couldn’t keep his hands off me.

Anyway my human is all over the place with this dog racing steroids thing and sometimes she takes me along.

The City Council was interesting and there was another greyhound — Dilly. She is a masculine female. She was strong and had a beautiful Roman nose. I have a demi-Roman nose. While Dilly was very alert, I relaxed and laid down on the carpet and just listened to the people talking.

Then I was on TV and in the newspaper. We walked our neighborhood and some lady comes running out of her house and said, “Hey, is that the dog in the newspaper today?”

Yep, that would be me.

Do you want my pawtograph?

Love ya. Remember, what you see is what you Jett.

P.S. Yesterday was Girlfriend’s 1st Gotcha Day. Girlfriend is the other greyhound who lives here. She is not my “girlfriend.” Donut is my real girlfriend. Karyn forgot to celebrate. But on another note, GF’s corns are all gone. Now Karyn said we must have a double celebration. Girlfriend is no longer a Corn Dog.

Xan, Springer Spaniel to Rainbow Bridge 2012/09/09

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Both at the Rainbow Bridge

Both at the Rainbow Bridge

Written by Jim Hoy

Yesterday our beloved Springer Spaniel, Xan, went to the Rainbow Bridge and was reunited with her adopted mother and mentor, Bryn who passed in January.

She was born Sept. 1, 1999 and passed Sept. 2, 2012. She was so tiny at 8 weeks when we brought her home, Jim could hold her in his hands.

She spent her first 5 years in Seattle and the last 8 here in Tucson. She welcomed all of the greyhounds who we have fostered and she helped to teach them house manners and how to trust and love people.

Saturday was a celebration of her birth 13 years ago, and now we are grieving our sad loss. She is survived by her greyhound, sisters Fiona and Violet, her brothers Bodhi and Conan all at home, her litter-mate brother Huck and Uncle Tom in Seattle and her cousin Zoe in Tucson. Also survived by her people family, Dale & Jim at home and Phil and Charlie in Seattle.

Xan, your passing leaves a huge hole in our hearts, and you will never be forgotten, “Ms. Wiggles.”

Tucson Greyhound: Quinn Jose – RIP 2012/09/09

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Qunn Jose

Tucson greyhound: Quinn Jose

Quinn Jose (then just Jose) was a greyhound I (Karyn) fostered several years back. He was a big black hunk of love. Had I been better off financially I probably would’ve foster failed like I did with my second greyhound Lily but I so couldn’t afford a third dog. Heck, I couldn’t even afford a second greyhound.

I wrote a personal ad for him and sent it along to the meet & greet. I don’t remember what it said but I’m sure I praised his attributes. I wanted him to get adopted ASAP because I was getting ready to go on a vacation and wanted to accomplish that before I left.

As it turns out, Cheryl Bennett was at Petsmart buying dog food and she saw Jose and his personal ad and fell in love. She found him goofy and loveable. She filled out the application. I took Jose to her house. She had about 6 or 7 dogs already. I don’t remember what they were but I do remember I think 2 Airdales, 1 Saint Bernard, 1 Scotty, and 1 Beauvier which I had never heard of. I think there was another dog but now cannot remember. Maybe there were 2 Scotties?

While at her house Jose lifted his leg on the chair. I was mortified; Cheryl and her family not so much. She introduced him to her dogs one by one. I was stressed out and overwhelmed but Jose seemed to take it in stride.

The hard part was for me to leave him there and I cried all the way home.

However, he was in the best possible home with the best possible adopter who went on to give tirelessly of herself to various greyhound and Great Dane rescue efforts.

Fortunately, I saw Quinn Jose last week and I knew he was not long for this earth as he was painfully thin and refusing to eat. He had sarcoma. I am thankful that I got to pet his bony body and whisper in his ear and say my goodbyes. Quinn Jose went to the Rainbow Bridge this past Thursday (Sept. 6). I hope he is free of pain now and running and playing with Painter and Lily and Gordon and Buddy and Slim and all the greyhounds who have gone on before him.

It is so hard to lose a pet or any dog or cat that has touched your heart.

PAWSitively Cats – Beading Divas Fundraiser – Sept. 2012 2012/09/01

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Angie Cat - Adoptable

Angie Cat – Adoptable

PAWSitively Cats is a cage-free No-Kill cat shelter located in Tucson, AZ. Currently, there are more than 300 cats on the premises. What’s your pleasure? What about short-haired, long-haired, black/white/grey/orange/tabby and calico cats? There are Manx cats, one-eyed cats, cats with diabetes, and cats with feline leukemia. PAWSitively Cats has cats in all colors and stripes. MEOW!

PAWSitively Cats has the following goals:

To eventually acquire property and build appropriate facilities to house rescued cats. The housing will accommodate three separate groups: cats available for adoption, feral or other non-social cats, and leukemia positive cats.

To set up and maintain a comprehensive Trap-Neuter-Release (TNR) program.

To establish a program to educate elementary and middle school aged students in responsible pet ownership; launch a program of elder care visitation to promote companionship and adoption; and maintain a “bird seed to horse feed” food bank for all sizes of domestic animals.

You can help PAWSitvely Cats by buying a bracelet or three or making a direct donation.

You can buy bracelets at these fabulous Tucson stores through September 30:

–Silver Sea Jewelry & Gifts, 330 N. 4th Avenue, 624-9954
–Clues Unlimited Mystery Book Store, 3146 E. Fort. Lowell Road (SE corner Country Club), 326-8533 (closed Sun/Mon)
–Sissy’s Pet Grooming Salon, 7350 N. La Cholla Blvd (in Albertsons Shopping Center), 229-9898
-*NEW LOCATION* A K Jensen Apparel, (St. Philips Plaza), 4280 N. Campbell Ave., Suite 212, 529-2775

At the above locations, make checks payable to PAWSitvely Cats. One of a kind gorgeous bracelets cost only $20. Cash or check made payable to PAWSitively Cats is accepted.

You can also buy bracelets online (add $5.50 S&H) via Etsy.

(Pictured: Angie came in to the shelter as a semi-feral kitty but she is slowly becoming less fearful of people. She would benefit from a very patient adopter or a sponsor who would visit her regularly.)

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