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Domestic Shorthair from <a href='http://www.catchannel.com/local/NY/Oxford/club-members.aspx' title='Oxford, NY'>Oxford, NY</a>

K. Uncle Buddy Budd (KUBB)...

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Hi! My name is K. Uncle Buddy Budd (KUBB)...

I am Domestic Shorthair from Oxford, NY

Nicknames: Buddee-Buddee, Da Budd.
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Catty Shack, #232638, a founding player------
Here are Miletones:
COTD 3/18/2012
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Vote #2400 on 8/31/14 by Buddy #259429
Vote #3800 on 5./7/15 - Buddy (no relation)
Vote #4700 on 6/10/15 - AQ merrybelle
(Vote # 4699 - AQ GRACIE)
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(Vote # 4901 AQ GRACIE)
Vote #5000- Aurora of the Slumber Club

Age: 75 years old

Gender: M

Coat: short haired

Education: Died at high noon 5.23.2015

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Pet motto: "Death is not too Bad... once you get over it"

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I Found Buddy (Called Falco) & PD Budd (called Harley) in a double cage at a Seattle Humane Society display at Petsmart. I slipped my fingers into the cage and felt Buddy's beautifully soft black belly fur. And thought, "I have to have THAT!"
PD was hiding in the back of the cage, standing round- eyed and terrified. They came as a packaged deal because Buddy was responsible for him. That was in 2004 and we've never looked back.

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that's what we did here
too and see what it brought on 5" last friday and 6" yesterday with another chance slight it might be today and another one be-fore the first of the arctic fronts goes through and we start to get really cold! janet shoveled from 2;30-3:30 which is why who-ever gets blogs today will be the lucky ones as the others won't get them at all as she just won't have the time once home from work, cleaning gutters means bashing ice with the hammer out of them and having nat rake the roof yet again too. he's also got some to shovel next door which shouldn't take him as long either just happy that next week back to the 40s which means this stuff will be melting away! :) angels,ab,haley

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02/09/2016 02:00.06 AM Report This Comment
after
the nice warm morning near 40 yesterday we're back to the mid 20s here this morning and you can feel the change too! going to be warmer just one more day, then lower 40s thurs-wed of next week with a sinker 1-3" of slop before going to rain tues and 1" from rain to snow on the backside on wednesday morning. some-thing we don't like to see, but after all it's been nice not haiving more than 2 1" storms last month and 21/2" of sleet/ice in late december for storms. angels,ab,haley

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02/02/2016 01:46.47 AM Report This Comment
Hey UBB!
We were just killing some time before the coronation and decided to swing by your cloud, when we noticed your info says you're 75 years old! We know that can't be true, or is that just how old you FEEL?

The Slumber Club
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01/31/2016 01:47.41 PM Report This Comment
got nice weather
for today-wednesday even though it'll be rain, we're happy camp-ers here for that as well as temps into the 40s thurs/sun of this week to start the next one out as well. just can't believe that it's the last day of the first month this year. all go by way to fast now and only get faster as we get older! stinks that does! not to much going on here another easy day although another hour was cut from janet's schedule she's back to 24 a week and will ask about working 5 days and doing 5 hours instead of 6 days with 4 hours. angels,ab,haley

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01/31/2016 01:40.09 AM Report This Comment
can you please
ask the other angels to ask god if they can stop this nasty old cold wind? sure is a drag here with 16 and feels like 4 this morning! we even got more white stuff on the ground this morning off lake ontario! more coming this weekend and janet is not happy about having to stay home if it's a big snowstorm either, but says she'll be here more than likely nothing anybody can do about it when old man winter has finally woken up from his long sleep either! angels,ab,haley

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01/19/2016 01:44.54 AM Report This Comment
good morning!
we're gradually turning colder again as it was 36 and supposed to drop to 32 for a high today and then even colder tonight or later on this afternoon when the arctic air returns as usual to start the new week out for mon/tues time frame. we're missing a big storm being pushed south and out to sea and another one some time this coming week with much the same senario, otherwise no storms for most of this upcoming week just sunny/cloudy and 30s all week long. no errands or things going on till mommy and nat have doctors appt.s on wed morning. angels,ab,haley

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01/17/2016 12:51.34 AM Report This Comment
quite a day yesterday for sure
janet had a nice birthday, weather wise the rain beat out what we have coming in tomorrow afternoon or on friday by far! we even hit a new record high of 60 and janet opened up a few south facing windows to let in some fresh air for a few hours. she and nat walked, and got caught in the rain with a heavy shower, got wet somewhat and had a bath/shower after they got home as well. janet even got the night off from cooking supper, as mommy did it as her gift to janet which she thought was very nice of her! angels,ab,haley

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01/11/2016 01:33.40 AM Report This Comment
Hi KUBB
Love your name! Maggie's name came from when you talk to her, she answers you "me". So we started calling her "meme". She is the lady in charge! She watches over all the kids. We have 6 all together. She has raised my second oldest Spike from a kitten, and now takes care of the boys Remmi who is 4 and Sunshine who is 2. The other girls, one was my mom's, Kya, she has only been with us since Nov., she doesn't mess with her and Ruger she picked on when she was little so she doesn't take any slack off Aunt Maggie. Hope your well. Have a blessed evening. Love, hugs and purrrrs!

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01/10/2016 07:18.12 PM Report This Comment
THANK YOU ALL!
FIRST OFF--- HAPPY NEW YEARS FROM ALL OF US TO ALL OF YOU DEAR CC FURRENDS. HONEY WANTS TO SINCERELY THANK ALL OF YOU FOR HER COTD YESTERDAY AND, WITH AN APOLOGY, SINCE WE NEVER TRULY FINISHED OUR ROUNDS FOR OUR PRECIOUS ANGELS COTD EARLIER IN THE MONTH. THANK YOU FOR BOTH AND FOR ALL THE LOVE YOU HAVE GIVEN US THROUGH ALL OUR YEARS ON CC AND MORE RECENTLY ON FB. WISHING A NEW YEAR FILLED WITH BLESSINGS AND HEALTH AND HAPPINESS FOR ALL. WE ALL STRUGGLE WITH OUR DAY TO DAY TOILS, BUT KNOWING THERE ARE CARING FRIENDS ALL OVER THE WORLD SURE LIGHTENS THE BURDEN AND REFRESHES OUR SPIRITS. WE ARE WELL, EXCEPT FOR HEFTY, WHO STILL SUFFERS WITH DIGESTIVE ISSUES AND DIARRHEA--- YES, STILL. GETTING WORSE EVEN, SO KEEP HIM IN YOUR PRAYS, AS MOM HAS LEFT A MESSAGE FOR THE VET TO CALL HER MONDAY. NOT AN EMERGENCY, BUT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. WE CURRENTLY HAVE TWO FOSTER KITTIES, ANGEL, WHO MAY JOIN OUR FAMILY, AND MR. LUCKY, WHO LOOKS LIKE ANDY AND SHOULD DO WELL AT ADOPTIONS. HE IS A REAL SWEETHEART. HONEY, MOM JUDI AND ALL THE FUR-FAMILY, INCLUDING DOG PAL TROOPER. KEEPING ALL OF YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ALWAYS.

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01/03/2016 01:41.37 PM Report This Comment
she was the first and only kitty
who hated us and the house which was strange as all others were friendly and did have a mean side to them, but nothing like fanny did and well she's up for adoption again and didn't get moved to springfield as they were going to do, but in leverett as a guess that they're packed in springfield. oh well, janet's still helping nat to get the word out as she knows there's many out there who can't give as they just don't/won't have the money to give to master's memorial fund that natty is trying to do to honor his memory as well as his grandmother as well for all they have done to help him since he was born. he's always been like the son they've never had as well as mommy wasn't able to carry boys and just janet and her two sisters. angels/ab/haley

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12/29/2015 01:57.49 PM Report This Comment
Hi Uncle Buddy Budd!!
Well the Humane Society said that Lolli has potential but they wanted her to be more comfortable, so Mom has to work on taking her out more. Mom is thinking about getting a stroller and then it would be easy to take her to the neighborhood shops she goes to. They are very tolerant around here with pets in stores, Mom even sees dogs inside Trader Joes all the time that are not service dogs! do you have Trader Joes where you are?
Lolli gets lots of mats because her fur is wavy on her tummy. My fur is purrfectly straight and I have never gotten a mat!! Mom brushes us both, but mostly Lolli because I don't like it too much. Lolli loves it but not too much on her tummy. Mom thinks all cats long or short should be brushed because it helps with hairballs and shedding, and it feels good to most cats!
Hugs,
Luigi

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12/17/2015 12:27.31 PM Report This Comment
thank you for the best wishes for janet's father
he had a good day yesterday and night too, but don't know how things went today as they won't tell us due that janet's younger sister ruth is health proxy so they talk to her first and mommy or nat calls her at night to see how he did that day. both sis-ters are mad at her as well as the head nurse for giving master some applesauce, but she did see on wed. when they arrived that both nurses weren't able to get any into him so janet ASKED and they said you can try. she did get some in only to have master spit it all out over her, but that's nothing new they lock horns all the time and well she made master mad well it helped him to feel better she thinks and fight the infections as well. his kidneys are bad now too, so likely dialysis will be needed now too, but he's still alive and that's what counts! ab/fanny/haley/5angels

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12/04/2015 01:01.29 PM Report This Comment
7 ways to support an animal shelter at no cost!
1. Volunteer your time:.Animal shelters are often understaffed & can always use volunteers in various capacities. Just an hour or two of your time each week can really make a difference. “Whether you walk dogs at your shelter, stuff envelopes for an educational mailing or assist with a fundraising event, you can make a difference in the lives of animals,” says HSUS. To find out about volunteer opportunities, contact your local animal shelter.

2. Foster a pet: Pets have a much better chance of finding forever homes when they can be taken from scary shelters & placed in loving foster homes, where they learn basic obedience skills & good manners. When you foster a cat, dog or other pet, you will provide love, care & attention for a certain period of time or until the pet is adopted. You also open up a space in the shelter for another homeless pet, possibly saving a life. Sometimes the cost of food & veterinary care is covered by the shelter or a local rescue, or it may be tax deductible. Fostering “is one of the most rewarding experiences you can have (other than adopting, of course),” according to Petfinder.com

3. Donate old towels, blankets, pet items & more: Along with towels, blankets, sheets & old newspapers, you can donate your pet’s gently used bed, bowls, toys & other items. Be sure to call the shelter first or check its website for a wish list to find out exactly what is needed.

4. Share photos of the shelter’s pets on social media: Use your Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & other social media accounts to post photos & information about pets available for adoption from the shelter. Ask your friends and followers to share the photos so they’re seen by as many potential adopters as possible.

5. Make pet toys from scratch: Even if you’re not especially crafty, you can create toys for shelter dogs & cats from old sweatshirts & other materials you probably already have around your house. (Check ideas on Pinterest <https://www.pinterest.com/brumzoo/diy-pet-toys/>. )

6. Host a fundraiser: On behalf of your pet’s birthday or another special occasion, throw a party & ask your guests to bring cash donations – &/or pet food — for your local shelter. For your own birthday, you can launch an online crowdfunding campaign on a site like GoFundMe.com & ask for shelter donations instead of gifts.

7. Spread the word about the importance of S/N pets: Every year, millions of homeless cats & dogs are euthanized in shelters. This could easily be prevented if people would S/N their pets to prevent unwanted litters. Tell everyone you know to S/N their pets.

“Cats are 45 times as prolific, & dogs 15 times as prolific, as humans,” NSALA’s nationwide network & referral service for affordable S/N.
“They do not need our help to expand their numbers; they need our help to reduce their numbers until there are good homes for them all.”
Thanks for your support. Prayers 4 all in need. Voted.Kitty Kisses. King Dean

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11/30/2015 03:27.37 AM Report This Comment
CAHW The Center for Animal Health and Welfare
Formed in 1913, CAHW, formerly the Northampton County SPCA, is a private organization. We are not affiliated with any other SPCA or ASPCA. We are not a government agency, but are a non-profit organization with a 501c3 status. In 2003 we committed ourselves to saving lives & became a no-kill shelter. We are dedicated to providing a safe & healthy environment for animals. We have improved our foster program, increased adoptions & offer a low-cost S/N program.
Fund raising, donations & bequests make up 90% of our income & we apply for many grants. Adoption fees, relinquishment fees, memberships & agreements with some of the local municipalities, to take in their strays, generate the rest of our revenue. Although we greatly appreciate the help from the municipalities that do support us, not all do. Northampton County contributes about $5,000.
We are responsible for a $900,000 operating budget annually. Our major costs are: Veterinary care, Medical supplies, Kennel supplies, S/N expenses, Insurance, Utilities, & Payroll.
Adoption: We make every effort to find loving homes for these scared & lonely pets. We do not set a fixed time limit on animals, but keep them for as long as they remain adoptable.
Lost & Found Services: Each year, hundreds of anxious owners visit our shelter, fill out reports, & are soon reunited with their lost pets.
Reducing the Tragic Overpopulation of Pets: The sad truth is that there are far more animals than there are loving homes for them. We conduct an ongoing campaign to encourage the neutering of all pets. With the cooperation of local veterinarians, we fund a low-cost pet S/N program.
Sadly, as a last resort, we do euthanize animals who are too sick or have aggression issues & cannot safely be placed in a home. We never euthanize an animal because of lack of space. We do not, under any circumstances, send any animal to laboratories for experimental use.
Humane Education: Through schools & community groups, we teach compassion & respect for all animals, as well as the responsibility of pet ownership, pet care, training, health & the importance of neutering.
This is the shelter where Mom adopted Angel Ricky & I on 1/30/05. Angel Ricky developed FIP and crossed five months later & Mom adopted Angel Anderson on 8/25/05. He crossed the RBB on 6/19/14. Legend was adopted 8/23/14. Mom has volunteered at the CAHW since 2005.
Thanks very much for your support. Voted. Prayers 4 all in need. Peace & love. Kitty Kisses. King Dean

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11/27/2015 03:24.29 AM Report This Comment
CHK The Cat House on the Kings
CHK is CA's largest no-cage, no-kill, lifetime cat sanctuary & adoption center. Our mission is to place rescued cats & kittens into loving, permanent homes; to provide a safe, happy & healthy home for unwanted cats & kittens in a unique, no-cage facility; to prevent pet overpopulation through S/N; & to educate the public about responsible pet ownership. CHK is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, receives no government or public funding, & relies entirely on donations from the public to carry out its mission.
Founded 23 years ago by Lynea Lattanzio, CHK has saved over 24,000 cats & 7,000 dogs (not counting the 40,000 animals we have S/N) & currently cares for more than 700 cats & kittens, a dozen or so dogs & a handful of peacocks. Our mission is to: provide a no-cage, no-kill sanctuary for feral & abandoned cats & kittens for the CA, primarily serving the Central Valley; facilitate the adoption of cats (primarily), dogs & other rescued animals into safe, loving, healthy & permanent homes; educate the public on how to become directly involved in improving the quality of animal welfare; offer low cost S/N referrals. In 2002 CHK achieved non-profit status. In 2003, Lynea, with more volunteers & money, continued to expand CHK & added an area dedicated to the care of FIV+ cats. By 2004, CHK population had grown to over 500 cats & kittens.
CHK offers a variety of services:
Advice & Education: We offer assistance & education in behavioral problems with cats & assist people in finding new homes for their cats. We also advise thousands of people from around the world who contact us through our website & at our local, public events about all manner of cat issues.
Adoption Center: All of our cats are available for adoption. We do our utmost to find the best possible homes for our cats; none are euthanized except to relieve suffering. The cats live out their lives in our sanctuary until they are either adopted or die of old age — however long that may be. Every year, CHK adopts out approximately 500 cats ( & some dogs).
Sanctuary: We care for over 700 unwanted cats & kittens. Individuals surrender cats to us for a fee of $5000 per cat to provide lifetime support & care. Every cat is given necessary medical care, & is S/N & vaccinated. They are placed in cottages to become familiar with their surroundings. Once they're comfortable with their new digs, they are released onto the sanctuary grounds, & can roam about at will. The grounds are fully fenced & secure.
Low cost S/N: CHK works with local veterinary clinics to provide affordable rates for S/N surgery. We also provide transport between CHK & the surgery clinic.
GuideStar awards 5 of 5 stars, no results from Charity Navigator or BB Wise Giving. Thanks very much for your support. Prayers 4 all in need. Voted. Kitty Kisses. King Dean

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11/25/2015 01:25.28 AM Report This Comment
SAINTS Senior Animals in Need Today Society
SAINTS was started in December 2004 after volunteers at other animal shelters saw many senior animals spending their last days in a shelter or pound. From the time we opened our doors, the number of animals in need has been astounding & ever-growing. When SAINTS moved into it’s first location it started with 16 cats, 12 dogs & 2 rabbits. SAINTS has since found it’s permanent home on 3 beautiful acres in Mission, BC with a warm & cozy home, a sturdy & well constructed barn, several outbuildings just waiting to be renovated for future use plus fields to play in & a pond to swim in… we have found a little bit of heaven on earth for our very special friends.
SAINTS has had over 765 animals come in through it’s doors. Over 280 have been adopted into wonderful loving homes. 320 have passed away in loving care at SAINTS & the remaining 112 still call SAINTS their home. We currently have 47 Saints in permanent foster homes. We are an end-of-life sanctuary for senior & special needs animals that have nowhere else to go. We provide a special place to be loved, cherished, & receive proper medical care for the rest of their days. All animals deserve to have hope for a better tomorrow. We pledge to love them, to care for them, & make their dreams come true. We promise each of them that they will never be alone again.
At various shelters throughout B.C., dedicated staff
& volunteers work tirelessly to find these special
animals a place to finish their journey in comfort &
in love. Because of their infirmities & physical challenges, many homeless senior & special needs animals have very little chance of finding a new home. SAINTS exists to help senior & special needs animals when all else fails. If we can, in time, find them a special home
of their own, then we do. If that very special home
never comes, they will be safe & cherished until the
end of their days.
Most of the animals that arrive at SAINTS are from
local animal shelters that didn’t have space for them
in their shelter as most SAINTS animals are seniors
or special needs & would have a hard time getting
adopted from a shelter. Other animals that come to
SAINTS are owner surrendered most often from senior
citizens who, due to health concerns, are no longer
able to care for their animals. Sometimes these animals
lose their homes when their senior caregiver passes away.
When an animal is brought to SAINTS it is assessed
as to the possibility of either adoption to a permanent
home, remaining a lifelong sanctuary animals or supportive care in a permanent foster home. This is determined by their level of care required, any existing health conditions or any that develop while in care.
All of our funding is raised through volunteer-driven
fundraising events or through private donations from
our supporters. No report from any of the charity watchdog groups. Thanks for your support. Prayers 4 all in need. Voted. Kitty Kisses. King Dean

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11/23/2015 03:26.39 AM Report This Comment
just dropping by
to wish one and all a HAPPY THANKSGIVING

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11/22/2015 01:39.55 AM Report This Comment
Hi K. UNCLE BUD BUD
Thank you for coming by again this week to help me celebrate being COTD, we have so much left over that I'm inviting you back to help yourself. Q.Sabrina Anne Sends her love.

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11/19/2015 05:21.34 PM Report This Comment
ARF Animal Rescue Foundation
ARF saves dogs & cats who have run out of time at public shelters & brings people & animals together to enrich each others lives. ARF strives to create a world where every loving dog & cat has a home, where every lonely person has a companion animal, & where children learn to care. ARF is a national leader in the animal welfare industry co-founded by Elaine & Tony La Russa in 1991. The nonprofit receives no government funding. ARF’s core mission is the rescue of dogs & cats who have run out of time at public shelters, giving them a chance at life until a new home can be found. ARF couples this focus with innovative programs strengthening the human-animal bond for children, seniors, veterans, & people in disadvantaged circumstances. Through ARF, people
experience the unconditional love & acceptance of dogs & cats to fulfill a mission of “People Rescuing Animals…Animals Rescuing People…”
The catalyst for ARF came when a stray tortoiseshell cat looking for food took a wrong turn & suddenly found herself on a baseball field in the Oakland Coliseum. The frantic cat dashed around the field, panicked & unable to find a way out, she slinked towards the infield, exhausted from her ordeal. Tony La Russa, manager for the Oakland Athletics, coaxed her into the dugout where she spend the rest of the game in safe confines. Sadly there was not a single no-kill shelter in the SF Bay Area & the little cat would likely be euthanized. The La Russas finally placed “Evie” in a permanent, loving home where she could live out her natural life. The experience caused Elaine & Tony to take action. Less than a year later,they co-founded ARF with the goal of rescuing dogs & cats before they ran out of time at high-kill shelters. With a small team of driven volunteers, ARF worked saved the lives of more than 100 dogs & cats its first year. ARF realized rescuing animals was as important as the remarkable role they play in the lives of people. ARF's dual mission of "People Rescuing Animals...Animals Rescuing People" was born. Early humane education programs began in 1993, ingraining an early love of animals in school-aged children. Two years later, a therapy animal team & other programs introduced the unconditional love & acceptance of animals to seniors, veterans, at-risk youth, & more people in need. Programs to help low-income pet guardians keep their beloved pets in homes & out of shelters soon followed.
Today, ARF is renowned as a local leader & national model in the animal welfare community. Since its inception, ARF has re-homed more than 30,000 dogs & cats saved from public animal shelters, performed more than 28,000 S/N surgeries to combat pet overpopulation, & is home to an array of innovative outreach & education programs bringing people & animals together to enrich each other's lives.
Charity Navigator gives 4 stars, GuideStar awards 5 stars,& BB Wise Giving says ARF meets the 20 Standards of Accountability. King Dean

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11/18/2015 04:23.30 AM Report This Comment
PEF The Pets for the Elderly Foundation
PEF began in Cleveland in 1992, & expanded nationally in 2001 with a goal of saving as many companion animals as possible from euthanasia. We have a small staff, & all administrative costs are paid by the founder's related foundation. Currently there are 48 participating shelters in 27 states. More shelters are added as funding becomes available. Our goal is to save the lives of 6,000 companion pets annually, while enhancing the lives of an equal number of senior citizens.

PEF is a 501 (c)(3) public charity whose mission is to provide companionship to senior individuals through pet ownership, while saving the lives of companion animals in shelters; animals which might otherwise be destroyed due to lack of appropriate homes, & space limitations. PEF began with two shelters near Cleveland, Ohio. Since then, PEF has seen great success & has grown to a nationwide program. PEF branched out nationally in 2002, & has helped successfully place nearly 57,000 companion animals with senior adopters. PEF helps pay the fees to participating animal shelters throughout the US for senior citizens (age 60 & over) who adopt a companion dog or cat from a participating shelter - including pre-adoption veterinary exams & S/N, if part of the adoption fee. Research shows the most serious disease for older persons is not cancer or heart disease - it's loneliness. Pets offer affection, unconditional love, fight loneliness, & can help ease the loss of a loved one.

PEF provides financial support for the adoption of companion pets, cats & dogs only.
It does not accept unwanted dogs & cats. We are strictly financial support for adoption programs with participating shelters. One can not adopt a dog or cat directly through PEF. We are strictly financial support for adoption programs with participating shelters. We do not have the facilities to house adoptable animals, nor do we match pets & adopters. We are a small business office only, & do not have space for volunteers.

The fee for adopting a pet through a PEF shelter will vary depending upon location. PEF underwrites a portion of the adoption cost for dogs & cats at participating shelters. Because our program is located in 58 shelters in 30 different states, adoption fees & policies can vary widely. The Foundation business office is just outside Phoenix, AZ. We do not have branch offices, but our participating shelters are in 30 different states.

GuideStar, Charity Navigator & BBB Wise Giving all have no review for this group.
Thanks very much for your support. Prayers 4 all in need. Peace & love. Kitty Kisses. King Dean

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11/16/2015 02:49.32 AM Report This Comment
King Uncle Buddy Budd
and..thanks for coming by with Catgratulations on my shiny CITD badge! totally unsuspected..but welcoming. all because of a loving CC family and furiends like you!
nice to be back, too...i hope you all can come by sometime..sammy

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11/15/2015 11:38.12 AM Report This Comment
NKAC No Kill Advocacy Center
NKAC, founded in 2004 by Nathan Winograd, was the nation’s first & at the time, only full-service No Kill
community, saving not only dogs & cats, all community cats, & rabbits, hamsters, gerbils, horses, & others. In 2005, NKAC held its first No Kill conference,with less than two dozen people attending. In 2013, hundreds of cities & towns across America have save rates better than 90% & as high as 99% using our No Kill Equation model of sheltering. In 2005, we talked about the goal of saving at least 90%. In 2012, we weren’t satisfied with 98% as we explored what’s possible when we reach higher.
The NKAC’s influence is not only increasing,
it is widening. Almost half of all attendees at the No Kill Conference(46%) came from shelters, including many municipal facilities subject to public acrimony over high rates of killing. They are increasingly looking
to the NKAC, & not traditional national organizations,
because while we offer condemnation when it is deserved, we also offer solutions & assistance. If shelters want to save lives, they do not want antiquated dogmas which represent the past. That can only mean good things as we collectively move toward our inevitable No Kill future.
Nathan J. Winograd is the Director of the national NKAC. He has spoken nationally & internationally on animal sheltering issues, has written animal protection legislation at the state & national level, has created successful No Kill programs in both urban & rural communities,and has written five books on the No Kill Equation.
There are communities in the US that have eliminated population control killing. We want, & the animals deserve, No Kill in every city in the country. But it requires shelter leaders committed to these goals & embarking on a campaign of diligent implementation. That is where we must focus our efforts at reform. Only the No Kill Equation model has achieved this success. It is a program model which changes the way shelters operate & which gives the animal loving public an integral role in that operation. If a community wants success, this is how to go: nothing else has succeeded.
No Kill shelters can be public or private, large or small, humane societies or municipal agencies. About 9,000,000 people now live in communities saving 90% or more of dogs & cats in their shelters. Over 35,000,000 live in communities saving 80% or more of dogs and cats. The numbers continue to grow.
None of the 4 charity watchdog groups have evaluated NKAC. However, the concept fortunately has spread & saved millions of lives & will continue to do so.
Thanks very much for your support. Prayers 4 all in need. Peace & Love. King Dean

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11/13/2015 01:19.19 AM Report This Comment
PFV Pets for Vets: Healing Vets & Saving Pets
PFV believes our country owes military veterans a debt of gratitude. Our soldiers have been brave but many of them have returned with physical & emotional injuries that have made it difficult to transition back to civilian life. Some estimates state that as many as 20% of returning military veterans suffer from PTSD.
Needy shelter dogs receive a second chance at life while giving our returning soldiers a second chance at health & happiness. The bonds of friendship formed between man & animal have the power to ease the
suffering of our troops when they return from overseas. PFV is a concrete way to thank U.S. Military Veterans for their service.
Donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law With each veteran-pet match we provide the necessary equipment for them to start their new life together.Veterans in our chapter areas who could benefit from having a companion animal & who are also able to care for an animal are eligible to receive a PFV companion animal.

The PFV program is dedicated to supporting veterans & providing a second chance for shelter pets by rescuing, training & pairing them with America’s veterans who could benefit from a companion animal. The Pets… 3 to 4 million dogs & cats are euthanized each year. These
animals can make excellent companion animals but never have that chance. Our dedicated animal trainers will evaluate & rescue the shelter animals & provide additional training to ensure that they are able to assimilate into a home, which is quite different from a shelter environment. The Vets… Sadly, there are alarming statistics of suicide, family abuse & PTSD facing veterans returning to civilian life after military duty. This can cause a downward spiral of apathy,unemployment, broken relationships, addiction & depression. It is our
belief that companion animals can be the life saving therapy or friend that many returning service men & women need.
Medical studies have shown that companion animals significantly improve mental & physical health, including reducing stress, depression &anxiety,symptoms experienced by many serving in the military.
The PFV team interviews each veteran to ascertain what he or she is looking for in a companion animal; we pair this with his or her personality & lifestyle to make the perfect veteran-pet match. Once the perfect pet is selected for the veteran, the pet spends time in the home of one of our trainers who teaches the pet basic obedience & other valuable behaviors needed to live with his/her new owner. This can include becoming comfortable with wheel chairs or behaviors needed to help with
PTSD & Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
Check out the website for PFV apparel. GuideStar gives 5 out of 5 stars. Thanks for your support. Prayers 4 those in need. Peace & love. Kitty Kisses.
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11/11/2015 02:27.55 AM Report This Comment
PCRM Phsycians Committee for Responsible Medicine
PCRM is a non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C., which promotes a vegan diet, preventive medicine, alternatives to animal research, & encourages what it describes as "higher standards of ethics & effectiveness in research." Its primary activities include outreach & education about nutrition & compassionate choices to healthcare professionals & the public; ending the use of animals in medical school curricula; & advocating for legislative changes on the local & national levels.

PCRM is leading a revolution in medicine—putting a new focus on health & compassion. PCRM combines the clout & expertise of more than 12,000 physicians with the dedicated actions of 150,000 members across the US & around the world. Our efforts are dramatically changing the way doctors treat chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, obesity, & cancer. By putting prevention over pills, doctors are empowering their patients to take control of their own health. PCRM is also building a new way of viewing research. Since 1985, PCRM has been working tirelessly for alternatives to the use of animals in medical education & research & advocating for more effective scientific methods. Their staff of physicians, dietitians, & scientists is working with policymakers, industry, the medical community, the media, & the public to create a better future for people & animals.
Priorities include:
Shifting research from animal “models” to human-relevant studies, Bringing nutrition into medical education & practice, Conducting clinical research on healthful diets that builds the foundation for the role of nutrition in medicine, Educating & empowering people to take control of their health through Kickstart, Food for Life, & other nutrition programs, & Working with policymakers & industry to adopt alternatives to chemical tests on animals.

PCRM is Shifting Away from Animal-Derived Antibodies in Medical Research. Antibody production is a massive industry as antibodies serve as fundamental tools in biomedical research. The vast majority of research antibodies are produced by live animals using procedures that are extremely painful & ultimately lethal. PCRM scientists are working to prove that antibodies can be made without harming animals. Our goal is to demonstrate the viability of fully in vitro antibodies, promote their acceptance by researchers, & force a change in the funding requirements of the National Institutes of Health.
GuideStar awards PCRM 4 out of 5 stars, Charity Navigator award 3 out of 4 stars.

Thank you for your support. Prayers 4 all in need. Peace & love. Kitty Kisses. King Dean

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11/06/2015 01:19.43 AM Report This Comment
Two ways to benefit from cat products
If you purchase Fresh Step kitty litter sign up for the Fresh Step Paw Points Rewards Program!
With each purchase of Fresh Step cat litter you get points which you can redeem for rewards! Some of the reward offers available:
Pet toys, Free litter, Magazines, Books, picture frames, mats, t-shirt, crackle shute, food bowls, litter scoopers, scratchers & lots of other great items!
You may also register your shelter & cash in points to donate litter to your shelter! Invite Your Friends & Get 10 points for each friend that joins — up to 50 points total.
Go to www.freshstep.com click on PawPoints/FreshStep

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Purina My Perks Reward Program
Go to CatChow.com/Perks

Purina wants to reward us for all the ways we're sharing a better life with our cat. Join their community of Cat People & earn points for taking part, then use those points to get great swag! Earn points by buying Purina products,visiting Catchow.com reading articles & watching videos on the Purina site, hooking up to facebook, instagram, twitter,submitting cat stories & photos, reviewing products, sharing information & much more. Once a month you can enter UPC # for Purina Cat Chow to earn more points. Every day you sign on 10 points is added to your total.
Cash in the points for great gifts! Mom got a yoga mat!
Gifts can be donated to your shelter for the cats too!
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11/04/2015 01:25.05 AM Report This Comment
Thank you to all my friends for your support
Thank you all so very much for your support throughout October. So many of you stopped to vote daily & complimented me on all my blogs. I am so pleased they were enjoyed & so many learned important information from them. I am especially thrilled that I was able to inform so many kitties of several ways to help shelter pets without spending a penny. Several clicks every day from so many friends here can really make a difference.
I want to thank Legend for all his hard work researching the animal groups & charity watchdog groups & the sites that support animals. Mom enjoyed helping with my catpaign too. Basically I mostly covered groups helping cats & dogs but several help other animals too. I know many of you also support & donate to your local shelter which is wonderful. In addition to funds, shelters appreciate used bedding; sheets, blankets, comforters, pillow cases & towels. They can always use paper towels, bleach, cleaning products & office supplies. They are happy for gently used cat & dog toys & unused medications & medical supplies. They can use cards, stamps & also many hold flea markets or yard sales & can use second hand items to sell. There are so many unwanted animals in the shelters who are not as lucky as us to have loving families. We need to encourage TNR & S/N among our friends & communities. I hope I have given you all the tools to use daily so we can continue to help those unwanted animals.
I am very honored to be crowned the November King of CC. There were times when Mom & I thought I might not make it, as CC was not very cooperative. I am proud to join the wonderful group of Royals crowned before me. Many thanks to all my fantastic friends.
It does seem as though I have reached lots of kitties with my blogs & several are making the effort to click on sites that will help. This means so much to me. I am thrilled that I have been able to help cause a contributing influence that will have the end result of helping shelter pets. This was my dream & it seems as though I have achieved this. I knew all our wonderful friends would agree with me & make the effort to help less fortunate cats & dogs. Prayers 4 all. Voted. Peace & love. Kitty Kisses. King Dean

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11/02/2015 03:29.47 AM Report This Comment
BCR Blind Cat Rescue
BCR was started in 2005 to answer the need for a safe place for blind cats that were deemed not adoptable by regular shelters. They were going to be killed just because they are blind. In 2011 a building was erected to provide a safe sanctuary for FELV+ & FIV+ cats. BCR accepts an animal into the sanctuary IF they have space available. Blind cats must be certified by a vet as blind. Cats with 20% or less sight are accepted as blind. All cats must be fixed. FELV+ cats must be verified by an IFA test. FIV+ cats must be verified by the Western Blot test. BCR will NOT accept a cat as positive based upon the snap test.

Blind cats do not know they are blind, they know they are cats. They act like cats. Blind cats can do pretty much everything that a seeing cat can do. They can climb trees, climb up on to the top of cabinets & get into places that you can't figure out how they did it. To make it easier on your blind cat try to stay some what consistent on the important things, like the litter box & food bowls. For the rest of the house, live normal; they will go around things. If you watch a blind cat, you will see that they point their whiskers out so the whiskers will brush against something typically before they hit it. You CAN move your furniture. They will quickly readjust to the change. If you pick up a blind cat & move him/her from point A to point B, try to put them down where they have a good idea of where they are: in the litter box, at their food bowl or where floors have different textures. A cat can become blind from many things.

If your cat has suddenly over night become blind, RUSH the cat to the vet! Insist on them checking the cat’s blood pressure (That is not something done automatically at most vets) IF the blindness is from hypertension & caught fast enough, it may reverse with medicine. They can also become blind from diabetes, hyperthyroid, upper respiratory infections, & from not being wormed. Worms will migrate around the cat’s body, including up behind the eyes where they destroy the optic nerves, & thus the animal becomes blind. If your cat is sneezing, coughing & eyes are gooey, get to the vet! If your cat is eating like crazy & losing weight or drinking water like there is no tomorrow RUN to the vet!
BCR is a registered non-profit 501©3 in the state of NC. GuideStar gives BCR 5 out of 5 stars as does Great Nonprofits. Not rated by Charity Navigator.
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10/30/2015 01:47.31 AM Report This Comment
DDAL Doris Day Animal League
DDAL is a national nonprofit citizen’s lobbying organization dedicated to protecting animals through policy initiatives, education, & corporate engagement. DDAL was founded in 1987 by legendary actress & devoted animal advocate Doris Day. DDAL was formed to help influence U.S. Congress, government agencies, & state & local officials to pass new laws & enforce existing laws that reduce the suffering of animals anywhere they are mistreated. Through dedication & tireless efforts, DDAL has won many victories over the years. Even when faced with well-funded industry opposition, we continued to fight to protect innocent animals from the agony forced on them through neglect, ignorance, & greed. Some of DDAL's victories:
In the 1990s DDAL helped CA lawmakers realize common industry chemical tests on animals were inhumane, inconclusive & unnecessary. DDAL was able to end animal torture & protect untold animals from these practices. In 2013, the U.S. Dept of Agriculture announced breeders selling puppies & kittens directly to the public via Internet, mail or phone would be subject to the same licensing & inspection regulations as those selling to brokers or pet stores. DDAL is continually improving the lives of animals & helping to end the despicable & inhumane treatment of animals that still exists across America today.
URGE YOUR REPRESENTATIVE TO SUPPORT THE HUMANE COSMETICS ACT: Help spare the lives of innocent animals by urging your representative to co-sponsor the Humane Cosmetics Act. This act will replace outmoded & painful testing of cosmetic, household & industrial products by providing funding for review & approval of newer & more humane practices.
URGE CONGRESS TO MAKE IT A FEDERAL CRIME TO ABUSE & TORTURE ANIMALS: Finally federal animal cruelty legislation has been introduced in Congress. The Prevent Animal Cruelty &Torture Act (PACT) would empower the FBI & U.S. Attorneys to prosecute animal abuse cases across state lines. This act will close important loopholes & allow prosecution of the most heinous crimes against innocent animals.
EUTHANASIA DOESN’T HAVE TO BE CRUEL: Most shelters struggle with a surplus of homeless animals, a shortage of loving homes, & a severe lack of funding. This mix forces them to turn to euthanasia as the unfortunate outcome to these overwhelming factors. DDAL always supports programs & policies designed to end euthanasia completely, while also strongly supporting the principle when it must be performed, it must be done humanely. DDAL is working to end the practice of euthanizing animals with carbon monoxide & carbon dioxide gas chambers. 23 states have banned gas chambers, but many state’s shelters continue this unnecessary practice for no legitimate reason.
DDAL is not eligible to be rated by Charity Navigator as it does not meet required tax status of a 501(c) (3) public charity,this does not indicate a positive or negative assessment.
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10/29/2015 01:22.35 AM Report This Comment
DELTA Dedicated & Everlasting Love to Animals
DELTA Rescue is the largest “No Kill, Care-for-Life,” Animal Sanctuary of its kind in the world. Founded by Leo Grillo in 1979, DELTA Rescue incorporated as a non-profit animal rescue organization in 1981 & that same
year became a tax-exempt 501 [c] 3 organization. The DELTA Rescue Super Sanctuary is home to more than 1500 animals that have all been abandoned in the wilderness. Located in the high desert area of LA, this 115-acre mountain top ranch is surrounded by rolling hills & is beautifully landscaped. It is truly a haven for the animals lucky enough to have crossed paths with its
founder.

The dog & cat residents of the Super Sanctuary, were all personally rescued in the wild by Leo Grillo, founder & president of DELTA Rescue. Abandoned, sick & slowly starving, they were days away from certain death. But at the Super Sanctuary, it is the joy of a rich & happy new life that greets the rescued animals. . . days filled with good food, playtime and the knowledge that they are not only safe but greatly loved.

Featuring individualized areas for dogs & cats, the Super Sanctuary is always a work in progress, constantly growing to compete with the increasing animal abandonment population. A full-time construction crew is
on staff to continually build, expand, repair & fence as more & more rescued animals are brought into the facility.

More than 800 dogs of all breeds, shapes & sizes live in huge yards that feature straw bale houses & a wading pool for those hot summer months. The insulating quality of the straw bale houses keep the dogs cozy warm in the winter & nice and cool in the summer.

The cats at DELTA live in houses with indoor/outdoor play areas. While outdoors they travel from perched “condo” to perched “condo” on a series of suspended walkways, able to enjoy the fresh air & sunshine
without the threat of predators.

DELTA has two veterinary hospitals & a full time veterinary staff on the premises. They have state of the art equipment & are able to give the finest care possible to all the residents of the SuperSanctuary.

“Animals are people to me” says founder, Leo Grillo. “And as such, we will not condone the disposing of pets any more than the disposing of children.” DELTA Rescue is the only organization that absolutely refuses to accept animals from the public when they want to give them up. Instead, DELTA Rescue became the first no-kill, care-for-life organization in the world, & rescues only animals that are abandoned in the wilderness.

Being the first care-for-life facility, DELTA Rescue does not adopt out its rescued animals to the public. “I’d rather not be a hero, adopting out our animals & STEALING homes away from animals in the pound –
wonderful animals who will be killed only because they can’t find new homes”, says Leo Grillo.
Charity Navigator gives DELTA 1 star but Charity Watch gives it A-
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10/27/2015 03:26.02 AM Report This Comment
PETA People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
PETA is the largest animal rights organization in the world, with more than 3 million members & supporters. PETA focuses its attention on the four areas in which the largest numbers of animals suffer the most
intensely for the longest periods of time: on factory farms, in the clothing trade, in laboratories, & in the entertainment industry. PETA works on a variety of other issues, including the cruel killing of beavers, birds, & other “pests” as well as cruelty to domesticated animals.

PETA works through public education, cruelty investigations, research, animal rescue, legislation, special events, celebrity involvement, & protest campaigns. Before PETA existed, there were two important things you could do to help animals. Volunteer at a local animal shelter, or donate money to a humane society. While many of these organizations did useful work to bring comfort to animals who are used by humans, they didn’t question why we kill animals for their flesh or their skins or why we use them for tests of new product ingredients or for our entertainment.

PETA’s founders sought to give caring people something more that they could do & to provide them ways to actively change society. They wanted to promote a healthy vegan diet & show how easy it is to shop cruelty-free. They wanted to protest, loudly & publicly, against cruelty to animals in all its forms, & they wanted to expose what really went on behind the
very thick, soundproof walls of animal laboratories.

Aided by thorough investigative work, consumer protests, & international media coverage, PETA brings together members of the scientific, corporate, & legislative communities to achieve large-scale, long-term changes that improve animals’ quality of life & prevent their deaths.

Thanks to PETA’s lengthy campaign to push PETCO to take more responsibility for the animals in its stores, the company agreed to stop selling large birds & to make provisions for the millions of rats & mice in its care.
PETA has made groundbreaking advances for animals who are abused by corporations, governments, & individuals throughout the world, & these successes have led to dramatic improvements in the lives of millions of
individual animals.

Whether by working with universities & government institutions to implement non-animal test methods, sparking a boom of “cruelty-free” product marketing a nosedive for the U.S. fur industry, or promoting the mass availability of meat alternatives at grocery stores & gourmet restaurants, PETA has been the driving force behind many of the largest successes for animals in the last 25 years.
Charity Navigator gives PETA 2 out of 4 stars, GuideStar gives 3 out of 5 stars and BBB has no report on PETA.
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10/26/2015 03:41.02 AM Report This Comment
BBBWGA Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance
The BBB Wise Giving Alliance helps donors make informed giving decisions & promotes high standards of conduct among organizations that solicit contributions from the public. It produces reports about national charities, evaluating them against comprehensive Standards for Charity Accountability, & publishes a magazine, the Wise Giving Guide, 3 times a year.
BBB WGA does not rank charities but rather seeks to assist donors in making informed judgments about those that solicit their support. Evaluations are done without charge to the charity & are posted for free public access on give.org.
BBB WGA reports on nationally soliciting charities that the public has most often asked about as well as charities that request to be evaluated. Give.org reports on about 1,300 nationally soliciting charities. In addition, about half of the 112 Better Business Bureaus in the US & Canada cumulatively produce reports on over 10,000 locally soliciting charities using the same BBB Charity Standards as BBB WGA.
National charities that are found to meet all BBB Charity Standards have the option of signing a license & paying a fee for the use of a BBB Accredited Charity Seal that can be displayed on their websites and in their fund raising materials.
BBB WGA lists 20 standards of asccountability.
GOVERNANCE AND OVERSIGHT ( 1-5)
The governing board has the ultimate oversight authority for any charitable organization. This section of the standard seeks to ensure that the volunteer board is active, independent and free of self-dealing.

MEASURING EFFECTIVENESS (6 & 7)
An organization should regularly assess its effectiveness in achieving its mission. This section seeks to ensure that an organization has defined, measurable goals & objectives in place & a defined process in place to evaluate the success & impact of its program(s) in fulfilling the goals & objectives of the organization and that also identifies ways to address any deficiencies.

FINANCES (8-14)
This section of the standards seeks to ensure that the charity spends its funds honestly, prudently & in accordance with statements made in fund raising appeals.

FUND RAISING & INFORMATIONAL MATERIALS (15-20)
A fund raising appeal is often the only contact a donor has with a charity & may be the sole impetus for giving. This section of the standards seeks to ensure that a charity's representations to the public are accurate, complete & respectful.

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10/25/2015 03:24.30 AM Report This Comment
we went to
catty shack but still no http, but did ask directly on that page to them, but who knows if we'll get a reply or not. sandy,ab, haley,angels

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10/25/2015 01:01.32 AM Report This Comment
many thanks
appreciate it greatly! you're a real pal! sandy,ab,haley,angels

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10/24/2015 11:37.21 AM Report This Comment
Hey UBB!
Good morning. Just noticed you posted on the Orange Crush cheers page. Thanks very much for the support. Yes I certainly hope I can make it to my coronation & the month of November would be nice too. Paws crossed. We will see. Peace & love. Have a purrfect day. Kitty Kisses. Dean

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10/21/2015 04:28.43 AM Report This Comment
KUBB
Sorry for the delay. You probably expect nothing less of me and my secretary? I'm here to catch up once again on your fine Furlip files...got my Hot Toddy and leftover Snarkies. I"m ready to put my paws up and enjoy.

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10/19/2015 04:31.17 AM Report This Comment
GS GuideStar
Mission: To revolutionize philanthropy by providing information that advances transparency, enables users to make better decisions, & encourages charitable giving. GS gathers & disseminates information about every single IRS-registered nonprofit organization. We provide as much information as we can about each nonprofit's mission, legitimacy, impact, reputation, finances, programs, transparency, governance, & so much more. We do that so the public can take the information & make the best decisions possible. We encourage nonprofits to share information about their organizations openly & completely. We combine the information that nonprofits supply with data from several other sources. Search the GS site to find the nonprofit information you need-it's free!
Many people think that we are a charity evaluator or a watchdog. We aren't. Instead, we are a 501(c)(3) public charity that collects, organizes, & presents the information you want in an easy-to-understand format while remaining neutral. Providing nonprofit information to a broad audience at no cost to those users is an important part of our public service, one that we pledge to continue.
Why are we so passionate about nonprofit information? Because the nonprofit sector is incredibly powerful. According to the Center for Civil Society Studies, more than 70 million people work & volunteer in the nonprofit sector. Nonprofit employees make up the third-largest workforce among U.S. industries, behind only retail & manufacturing, & nonprofits create total revenue of more than 1.9 trillion annually, exceeding the total GDP of Canada, Australia, Russia, or India. But nonprofits are so much more than these statistics.
We know that the best possible decisions are made when donors, funders, researchers, educators, professional service providers, governing agencies, & the media use the quality information that we provide. Those decisions affect our world today & will continue to affect it for generations to come. We are the search engine for nonprofit information.
GS's operations include data digitization, database management & development, nonprofit services, web site operations & research. GS also serves to verify that a recipient organization is established & that donated funds go where the donor intended for individuals looking to give in the wake of disasters or during the holiday season. GS is the world's largest source of information on nonprofit organizations.
We envision a nonprofit sector strong enough to tackle the great challenges of our time. GS's Nonprofit Profiles provide you with the information you need to make smart decisions, build connections, and learn from each other to achieve your missions.

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10/18/2015 03:39.18 AM Report This Comment
just to let ya know....
we tried the address for cattychat and it said it was down or that it wasn't existant anymore tried it 2-3 times and got the same message, but janet says she'll try again one last time and if she gets the samething, then we'll only be doing it via here. sandy,ab,haley,angels

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10/18/2015 02:05.06 AM Report This Comment
NAVS National Anti-Vivisection Society
Founded in 1929, NAVS is an educational organization whose ultimate goal is the elimination of animal use in product testing, education & biomedical research. For more than 80 years, NAVS has sought to identify the cruelty & waste of vivisection & to convince the general public to work actively for its ultimate abolition. NAVS strives to educate researchers, physicians, teachers,
manufacturers, & government leaders in the discovery of new, humane methods that will save millions of animals each year & still give our children a safer, healthier & happier future. Driven by our mission statement, our efforts are focused in the following areas: Public Awareness, Student/Teacher Outreach, Legal/Legislative Issues, Science Programs, & Special Initiatives/Cooperative Efforts.

Vivisection is the practice of cutting into or using invasive techniques on live animals or dissecting the bodies of animals. Anti-vivisectionists are people who oppose these practices for ethical & scientific reasons.
Anti-vivisectionists oppose animal experimentation for many reasons. First, we believe that it is inhumane to confine animals in an artificial environment, which deprives them of experiencing the ecological niche
nature intended for them. These animals may be subjected to extreme pain, deprivation & distress, & their lives of agony often end in a premature & horrible death. Equally important, however, is the undeniable fact that
as a scientific methodology, animal experimentation is often invalid & misleading.

Years of research have shown that imposing disease symptoms in an animal during an artificially controlled laboratory experiment cannot adequately predict or duplicate human disease. Basic physiological,
metabolic & chemical differences among human & nonhuman animals often produce conflicting results. Animal experiments also waste money & resources. The U.S.
government spends billions of dollars a year on animal research, studies show that medical intervention has contributed little to the longer, healthier lives Americans now enjoy. Such wasteful practices often
sidetrack meaningful scientific progress, which can help more people.

Animals are used as tools for research & education in product testing laboratories, medical facilities & classrooms all over the country. Despite the intent of the National Laboratory Animal Welfare Act of 1966,
these animals are often kept in substandard conditions.
Countless living creatures suffer & die each year to determine the safety of consumer products, to seek treatments & cures for human illness, & in an attempt to teach students about human biology.

Charity Navigator awards NAVS 3 out of 4 stars, GuideStar awards 5 stars, & BBB Wise Giving states NAVS meets the 20 standards for charity accountability.
Thanks very much for your support. Prayers 4 all in need. Voted. Peace & love. Kitty Kisses. Dean

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10/17/2015 03:23.29 AM Report This Comment
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thanks as she's also got another address for blogging on a cc like basis catmewsroom.freeforums.net if you'd like to try that as we've been getting through on cattyshack here till they do move us and cc goes down we'll have to put these addresses up in a spot where janet can see it clearly as small printing she's blurry with right now as she an't find those classes which she found this past summer for the first time in a year and used ten put them back and you guessed it right can't find them again. go figure! at least she's feeling a little better and slept almost through minus a pit stop of course. sandy,ab,haley,angels

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10/17/2015 01:53.03 AM Report This Comment
ALDF Animal Legal Defense Fund
ALDF’s mission is to protect the lives & advance the interests of animals through the legal system. ALDF accomplishes this mission by filing high-impact lawsuits to protect animals from harm, providing free legal assistance & training to prosecutors to assure that animal abusers are punished for their crimes, supporting tough animal protection legislation & fighting harmful animal protection legislation, & providing resources & opportunities to law students & professionals to advance the emerging field of animal law.

Founded in 1979 by attorneys active in shaping the emerging field of animal law, ALDF has blazed the trail for stronger enforcement of anti-cruelty laws & more humane treatment of animals in every corner of American life. Today, ALDF’s groundbreaking efforts to push the U.S. legal system to end the suffering of abused animals are supported by thousands of dedicated attorneys & more than 100,000 members & supporters. Every day, ALDF works to protect animals by:
Filing groundbreaking lawsuits to stop animal abuse & expand the boundaries of animal law.
Providing free legal assistance to prosecutors handling cruelty cases.
Working to strengthen state anti-cruelty statutes.
Encouraging the federal government to enforce existing animal protection laws.
Nurturing the future of animal law through Student ALDF chapters & our Animal Law Program.
Providing public education through seminars, workshops & other outreach efforts.

ALDF has an on-line store. T-shirts, water bottles, mugs, & bumper stickers are all fulfilled by Cafe Press. Our educational materials, posters, & DVDs are fulfilled in-house. A percentage of every purchase made goes directly toward funding our lifesaving work.

ALDF is proud to be a four-star Charity Navigator rated nonprofit, Gold-level GuideStar Exchange participant, 5 stars, a Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Accredited Charity meeting all 20 standards for charity accountability, & has been awarded the Independent Charities Seal of Excellence, ensuring that we meet the highest standards of public accountability, program effectiveness, cost effectiveness.

Thanks very much for your support. Prayers 4 all in need. Voted. Kitty Kisses. Dean

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