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AQ Duchess-6/2/15-RIP, sweet girl, we love you!

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Hi! My name is AQ Duchess-6/2/15-RIP, sweet girl, we love you!

I am Domestic Longhair from Crossville, TN

Nicknames: Duchie and Duchie-poo

Age: 22 years old

Gender: F

Coat: long haired

Education: She made it to 21 years, 8 months old. She crossed the Rainbow Bridge on 6/2/2015.
She joined CC on 10/2/10 and won her COTD and CROTD on 10/4/10.
Second COTD on 9/16/2012
third COTD on 9/27/2013
COTM and CROTM on 6/1/2014
Fourth COTD on 10/15/2014

My favorite tricks and treats are: No tricks. and She liked Friskies Party Mix, Beachside Crunch and Greenies, Tuna or Salmon

Where I hang out: She loved to lay in her kitty bed, which was heated in the winter, or on her Dad's lap on his comforter.

My favorite grubs: She liked Fancy Feast Gold fish flavor, Good Life Indoor and a little bit of whatever canned Friskies the others were eating.

My pet peeves: She doesn't have any pet peeves.

What I love about my owners: They rescued me when I was a kitten, then gave me and my brother a new home when my other Mommy died. They loved me and took good care of me. And I got to do pretty much anything I wanted. Then when I got too weak to even stand, they helped me cross the Rainbow Bridge, 6/2/2015.

My cat hobbies: She used to sleep with Daddy, where ever he is, but he must have his comforter for her to lay on.

Pet motto: Love everyone!

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The two dogs that we had at that time had her cornered behind our trash cans. We got her out of there and cleaned her up. She was only 5-6 weeks old. We took her to the vet and then gave her to my mother, where she lived for the next 16 years, until my mother died in Dec. of 2009. We then adopted her and her brother Tom-Tom. We knew no one would probably want a 16 year old cat and we couldn't just give her to anyone. We were already attached to her and Tom.
She developed some problems with her bowels in December of 2014, which we treated with a couple of medicines and fluids. She did well holding her weight of 5 pounds for several months. Then in May, she started losing weight and became a lot weaker in her back legs. She got so she couldn't get around very well. The first of June, she could no longer walk and let us know it was time for her to cross the Bridge. We helped her over the Rainbow Bridge on June, 2nd 2015. She is very much missed!

Birthday - 9/15/93
Adopted - 12/8/09
Joined CC - 10/2/10
RBB - 6/2/15

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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 03:50.59 AM Report This Comment
My Dear Guardian Angel, Duchess
What a lovely visit from you! I hope you and your family had a nice Thanksgiving--I know you were watching and sprinkling angel dust down. I hope, too, that your Doggie sis Molly is going to be all right! Sending you lots of love and calico kisses. Sleep tight. Sweet dreams. Love, Gin Gin

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11/26/2015 07:05.34 PM Report This Comment
happy thanksgiving!
ayup, haley was at it again last night, but this time janet told her 4 times to shut up, ignored her and went back to sleep only to wake up with night sweats first time in a week or and watched tv for a few hours got up at 5 was online fb/email before getting her mom up at 5:30 to get to the's betting she'll have an early night tonight...going and then janet was out the door and didn't even do cc at all, finishing up fb/email after that and having breakfast as well. the turkey was finished by 11 and they warmed stuff up after that and ate right on time for lunch. wasn't to much to do really they did take down all the fall/ thanksgiving stuff and have started decorating for christmas as her recliner will be moved out likely shortly and be in the living room just for the next month as janet's tree likely will be down not long after christmas and things will start to return to normal again. she's even got her south window open right now to let in some fresh air as it's 60 warmer than pre-dicted and will be nicer tomorrow, but with more clouds than sun due that there's a front coming some are saying with rain and showers while others are saying no! janet got a few things online some bacon 3 rashers of it for $33 saved $25 off of the total price and then a faberwear pan at target down to $14.99 for mommy as she burned her last one chicken for pepper. she's on the lookout for the softest socks in american so to speak as she needs new knee socks as well as ankle socks as she's only got 6 good pairs and that's it! the only things janet's planning on doing tomorrow another early morning walk around 6 home and then online stuff and a quick run uptown to her bank and home to work outside during the day since we're to have low 60s again one last time before we're back to the 40s all this coming weekend, but near enough to 50 so it's not to bad but the rest of next week only lower to mid 40s with lower 20s and teens for starts. suppose it's the time of the year to have more of things like that. for some reason yesterday fanny was in a leave me alone i don't want to be bothered mode most of the afternoon and anytime anybody got near her she went after them or she raced past and then near the end of the day she spent the afternoon underneath jaent's bed and was up laying against her at the foot of her bed near the edge of the window and purring away. janet tends to think she might have been abused and really wants to take her back to the shelter and get a younger kitty one quieter and not like this one, but nat told her wait a minute give her a chance it's going to take a bit of time to get used to her and she to everything around her. so janet's decided that she won't go back as yet and will get another week here to see what does happen then if she's still got that really bad mean streak, then she's going back. well guess that's it hoping you all had a nice holiday despite your master having to work. janet found out only mass/ri/me are the 3

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11/26/2015 11:48.53 AM Report This Comment
Sorry about the spelling of your name. Darn CC.

Come visit me, K. Tuck ~ #219145, Dame Dot ~ #247583, Maizy ~ #275657, Dame Mouse ~ #219407 & Smoke's Angels~ In Loving Memory of Shadow.

11/25/2015 05:34.12 AM Report This Comment
Hi AQ Dichess & Family
We just wanted stop and say hello and leave this little poem.

I thought you might enjoy this poem:

Thanksgiving Ghost

The last piece of Pumpkin pie is gone;
How did it disappear?
The bowl of delicious stuffing
Has also vanished, I fear.

It happens each Thanksgiving,
When leftover goodies flee,
And each of us knows the responsible one
Couldn't be you or me. Tehehehe

The only way it could happen
Is readily diagnosed;
It must be the crafty, incredibly sneaky,
Still hungry Thanksgiving ghost.

By Karl Fuchs

Wishing you & your family a wonderful Thanksgiving day!!
Hugs & Kitty Kisses, Mouse

Come visit me, K. Tuck ~ #219145, Dame Dot ~ #247583, Maizy ~ #275657, Dame Mouse ~ #219407 & Smoke's Angels~ In Loving Memory of Shadow.

11/25/2015 05:32.25 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 01:35.57 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 03:36.13 AM Report This Comment
Mom~Lillian here to xplain what happened to TEAKEE #25544! Thank you for your Condolences, Sympathies, Poems, E-mails & Gifts! They are all so much appreciated!

TEAKEE was helped with her unXpected Forever Sleep at 4:30pm on Wednesday, November 18, 2015.

Every night about 10:30 I go in the GIRLS’ (Teakee; Sausha; Kittzi & Sylvr Tuff) room to feed them their dry food. TEAKEE reluctantly ate a couple kibbles and quit. Breakfast came about 7:00am Wednesday and had no interest in eating so I withheld her Dasuquin and told her it’s ok then gave her some pettings. I looked in at her and she was asleep in her bed then when I seen her lying on the floor about 2:00pm, like she does when relaxing, I noticed she was having labored breathing. I went in and she got in her one bed under the vanity so I laid my hand on her side hoping she would breathe normal, but that didn’t happen. I went and got the digital thermometer to take her temp which was below normal at 97.9. I called the vet’s to see if I could get her in which I did.

Dr. Jessie seen how bad TEAKEE was breathing, checked her heart which sounded good then listened to her lungs. She wanted to get a couple Xrays which showed her chest filled completely with fluid. Dr. Jessie said she could drain the fluid, but would be back within 48 hours. Her breathing had gotten much worse in the time of being there and my heart felt so sad as I knew I had to make that decision right then to let my baby girl go as I didn’t want her suffering. I told her it was ok to go.

I have added a few pictures in TEAKEE’S Gallery at the bottom of her page. You can click on each picture for better viewing. She is being Cremated and should be back in about a week or so.

My heart is xtra heavy with sadness and I know you all understand the pain, but I have to get my Thank Yous out to each of you or it won’t be done if I keep putting it off!

Thank you also for the Condolences & prayers for Toebee's Momma & Family, too!

Here's a Girl Power Crew vote for you in Teakee’s Memory.

Loving Hugs,


Come visit me, TEAKEE KNIGHT #25544 ~*~ 5/10/2002 to 11/18/2015, SYLVR TUFF KNIGHT #160205 ~ Photo: 11/07/2015, SMUDGE Knight (5/20/2000-8/13/2007 Furever Sleep), NeuBee Knight #123633 Photo: 8/10/2015, KITTZI KNIGHT #160203 Photo 1/09/2015, Q. AUNT SAMANTHA #15442 "7/18/1998 - 8/18/2012", CALLIE KNIGHT #239447 - Photo:6/24/2015 & SAUSHA KNIGHT #22506 Photo: 9/01/2015.

11/20/2015 05:20.07 PM Report This Comment
LNPB Leave No Paws Behind
LNPB is a 501 (c) 3 non profit corporation
governed by the laws of the State of CA. We are an all breed, all foster based rescue, specializing in seniors, terminal & end of life animals, & pets with special needs. When possible we step up, most times in the “11th” hour when all hope is gone, to help save the
lives of those that are in most danger of being left behind to die on a cold shelter floor.
LNPB provides hospice care, comfort, love & a safe haven for the terminally ill & the hard core cases & LNPB will never board a rescued animal. Upon rescue, we immediately have all of our rescues vetted, & LNPB never determines the outcome or diagnosis, & rely on the expertise of our skilled & excellent team of DVM’s. Those with minor, treatable medical needs & disabilities per diagnosis from the Doctor’s are placed in the loving care of fosters until they are adopted. LNPB’s more serious medically challenged rescues, such as seniors who may suffer with terminal &/or severe mobility medical conditions as diagnosed by the Doctor’s, are
placed in loving hospice/long term foster care for as long as needed.
From time to time, & when deemed necessary by our Doctor’s diagnosis, we have the sad task of helping our beloved animals cross the rainbow bridge.We are with them, holding & loving them until they peacefully
pass quietly in our arms. We do not hesitate to pull the terminally ill or the ones the shelter will inevitably PTS due to sickness & inability to walk as we cannot bear having them die alone, frightened & sadly wondering. We are doing for our four legged friends what they cannot do for themselves because their life matters. We are their voice & we will continue saving lives one paw a time as we make every effort to assure we Leave No Paws Behind. LNPB relies solely on public donations, no amount is to small & all amounts benefit the health & well fare of abused & abandoned animals & are tax deductible.

GuideStar gives LNPB 5 out of 5 stars, other charity groups did not evaluate.
Thanks very much for your support. Prayers 4 all in need. Voted. Peace & love. King Dean

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11/20/2015 01:43.54 AM Report This Comment
we know and well understand
not haing internet as you know janet was without her computer for 2 weeks this past july and the only way she got connections was to spend each afternoon at the library for which they were open minus fridays when they were closed the weekends as well as july 4th. it was hard seeing both kitties here got cotd within days of each other and janet had to just thank everybody via one big thank you on fb as well as mewsroom here. it's warmed up here and is nearly 50!!! we struggled to get to that yesterday, but janet thinks we did make it and is going to turn the heat down but just for today as it'll be needed starting tomorrow with just lower 50s, then 40s from saturday through thanksgiving and near 50 again, then back to the lower 50s. janet decided not to go down to chico-pee yesterday but stayed home and got her early morning walk around the lower middle st. block in and got a few pictures of another pretty sunrise as she thinks it was a.sandy doing it by herself not with any help from friends/family up there. clouds then moved in very fast and we were fully cloudy by 8-8;30 and stayed that way as it didn't really warm up till the afternoon. we had a very hard frost and it was 20, so she just put on a sweatshirt over her long sleeved top and another on top of that and was out the door with her camera in her pocket and mittens on her hands and hood atop her head/hat. by the time she got to mt. pollux conservation area as she walked the block in what she calls reverse to avoid a lot of the traffic going to work on bay road and southeast street and started off just as it was getting light. gradually she heard birds start-ing to wake up and sing. after the sunrise she saw a hawk just sitting there watching her so she got it's picture just before it took off flying towards the center of south amherst.
after staying online all morning and getting stuff caught up, she was outside all afternoon as nat decided he wasn't going to stick around and help move the fence or put it back up again. janet did that only after she finished cleaning out where the grapevine was then a few smaller areas. next was taking the zip ties off of the poles/fence and down it came and lastly was the poles, but then she found some stuff like the pesky bittersweet which is starting to choke all the things up here so the only thing you can do is try to pull what you can get ahold of and or clip all of the roots to what you can get to as well which is what i did end up doing. also clipped back a lot of the wild black raspberry canes as they also spread like the wild grapevine and of course good old american pi as janet calls poison ivy. after the fence was down it wasn't to much longer before janet had it back up and hitched up with only one zip tie as she's gotta go and get a big package of them maybe this winter if we don't get a lot of snow from a store in northampton which has them usually. once that was done she was at the stuff around the back side of the blueberry bushes and

Come visit me, ana bonana and haley & fannymae, 5 angels.

11/19/2015 01:20.04 AM 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 04:33.16 AM Report This Comment
Hello wonderful A. Duchess & family
Thanks for stopping by to help celebrate my "memory day" with us. My loss has always been a very sad memory for mom indeed, mainly because I was such a little guy and just barely getting started on life, when life decided on a different road for me. Mom knows that even if I had survived, all my life would have been a battle. I never would have been really "well", and so maybe things were as they should be. *shrug* No need for regrets. At least I had a home for the rest of my short life. Mom took me in, and gave me unconditional love, and I repaid her by being a "little character"!

Thanks for sharing our memories with us. It means a lot to us both. Hugs and purrs.

Angel Summer


11/16/2015 10:34.02 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 03:01.16 AM Report This Comment
well believe it or not,
she spent the entire afternoon out in the living room in what janet's calling her new "hide out" just like haley has hers this is now fanny's which is underneath the rocking chair. mom had janet move her back in here around suppertime and she's been in here since that time. janet thought the spray killed most of her fleas, but she was licking like crazy around 2 this morning as she was sleeping next to janet on the bed the only time she gets up there and sleeps not like ab/haley who'll sleep there most of the morning and or afternoon. haley now comes in here when fanny's out in the living room and has her time in here especially eating as ab came in sev-eral times as well. nat got out and cleaned the gutters out so that's one thing and he's just got to do the leaves still what's left of them and also has to start his homework as he finally also cleaned the rugs, all but this room which he says jaent's going to have to start to do when fanny's out in the living room now. she'll be out there again this afternoon, only after janet's home from doing errands. janet did make a good anglo-american shepherd's pie which she and mommy finish-ed up for supper last night and has ideas for a chicken recipe tonight, so just has to get it out either before she leaves for work that way it'll be ready to go for this afternoon when she does it maybe ahead of time. there's also another recipe she found for cranberry betty which that and the chicken re-cipe were one of her grandmothers which she's not tried yet. that with a veggie and maybe couscous or rice for a change of pace other than potato even though we have enough. janet's had enough potato lately to mash her insides as she says. anyways she did order a turkey dinner for 2 as well as sides and that with the fresh turkey get picked up on friday, which means after the vet's visit for fannymae as she'll tell her boss this came up unexpectedily so she can't stay to work the hour she was scheduled to do, but will on saturday through wed nesday next week seeing her store is closed thanksgiving day one of many in this state which have to be closed due to law says so. wednesday nat wants to go to chicopee, but she might have him go down there after thanksgiving as right now janet's just started saving to make that trip and buy the gift cards she needs for her sister/older boys and one friend she was going to get something for last year, but didn't. fannymae,ab

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11/16/2015 01:03.36 AM Report This Comment
hi A. Q. Duchess
My new badge made mom smile. We have too many angels who have passed during the holiday months. Have a great day. Purrs...A. Lucky

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11/14/2015 07:07.56 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 01:27.42 AM Report This Comment
you were the most recent from your house to join the rb, we're blogging to you this morning. janet's choosing a few here and there before she takes mommy down to springfield to see her eye surgeon at 8am and we're praying that it's a good visit and that her eye has stayed stable the past 2 months since we saw him in mid september! had quite a bit of rain with showers and more coming through this morning so it's a fitting one knowing our angels are around and will be here with us and sandy as she joins them at the rb. our most recent ones added were cousin sasha just after thanksgiving 3 years back and mouthie back in 2010 from the samething sandy's got kidney failure and shutdown or renial failure as well. the vet was amazed how long she lived with this and said it was love and good family which kept her going this long. would dearly love to get another kitty but with looming new washing machine unless i get this one fixed next year and also brakes and calipers on my car done praying not till next spring, but one never knows! just wanted to thank you and everybody for being so loving, caring for this as well as other things which have gone on in our family the past 3-4 years! it's been a very rocky and rough road, but with god's help and others we've made it through and will continue to do so. love you all! a. sandy,janet,ab,haley,angels,margaret,natty

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11/11/2015 03:20.34 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.
King Dean

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11/11/2015 02:37.57 AM Report This Comment
Dearest AQ Duchess
Thank you SO much for your prayers and well wishes! They are working. I continue to eat my wet food and take my meds like a little trooper. Mom is so relieved, and we think my healing is on target, so far. I know your golden angel dust had a lot to do with it, sweet guardian angel. Love and huge hugs, Gin Gin XXOOXX

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11/08/2015 01:24.07 PM Report This Comment
PCRM Physicians Committee 4 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 01:45.23 AM Report This Comment
hi QA Duchess
Thanks for coming by on my crossing anniversary. Mom can not believe that I am gone one year and she still misses me so very much. I try to watch over her and I do hear her calling me. She just wish that she knew what was wrong with me. Purrs...A. Finster

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11/05/2015 07:22.24 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 click on PawPoints/FreshStep

Purina My Perks Reward Program
Go to

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 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!
Thanks very much for your support. Prayers 4 all in need. Peace & love. Kitty Kisses. King Dean

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11/04/2015 01:36.51 AM Report This Comment
janet slept good
till after midnight then started worrying about her car which now instead of nat going to see his friend eric to talk to had to change that to another day and well janet's car is going to the garage to have it winterized as well as having the brakes checked, can't let something like that go can we, right? she says they're feeling "mushy" or "squishy" feeling which means that they should be checked and are making some noise when push-ed down a bit hard or suddenly so she wants to make sure there might be enough till springtime and is praying that there is as of right now her checking is way down and she could've used next wednesdays doubletime plus holiday pay big time, but mommy instead has her appt. down in springfield and a good thing in a way as most will be off that day, while others like janet usually have to work. just means she'll get the holiday pay instead of double time for working. can't win them all she supposes, so will try and get as much ot in as she can as she worked it late friday and sunday one day both last and this week with time and a half on sunday so that should help out a little bit in next week's paycheck. she won't get the wed off on the 25th due that it's the day before thanksgiving so asked and likely will get the day afterwards as she's told nat to schedule that appt. that day or another afternoon like a tuesday the 10/17/24 in the afternoon or the 18th in the morning as she wants to be out shopping if there's any $$ as of right now there's a little, but is going to use that towards paying for her oil change smart thinking on her part not to add that to the bill which is down to $27 something and can't pay it right now, hoping by later this month to give them a bit more which will of course this upcoming work be added to the mix.
guess what going to hit 70 today as well as one other day and upper 60s the other two, then upper 50s sat and going down to the lower 50s with frost/freeze warnings already issued for sun/mon mornings. nothing new there always happens when we warm up turns cold right afterwards again. sandy,ab,haley,angels

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11/03/2015 01:17.40 AM Report This Comment
Thank you to mall 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 03:41.00 AM Report This Comment
SPCAI SPCA International
SPCAI goal: Advance the Safety & Well-Being of Animals

Operation Military Pets: We've helped over 100 military families' pets since 2013. When military families are ordered to a new base in the U.S. or around the world, moving bills pile up. The military pays for many moving costs, but they do not help relocate their beloved pets. The cost for pet transportation can be hundreds or even thousands of dollars. Military families are being torn
apart due to financial strain. All over the US, animal shelters near military bases report high surrender rates when military families cannot afford to relocate their dogs or cats. To help keep military families together & animals out of shelters, Operation Military Pets provide
financial assistance to military families for pet relocation costs.

Shelter Grant Program: We've helped hundreds of animal shelters since 2007. We give direct support by awarding Shelter Grants to many animal organizations in need of
assistance throughout the U.S. & all over the world. These much needed funds go toward helping animal shelters improve their facility, as well as supporting S/N programs & ultimately reducing euthanasia rates.
SPCAI distributes Emergency Grants to shelters when they need it the most, in urgent crisis situations.

Global Animal Veterinary Assistance: We've provided many millions in supplies since 2009. Each year SPCAI
distributes critical veterinary medical supplies to animal shelters throughout the world. As a result, organizations in developing countries have been able to treat more sick & injured animals. These donations along with financial grants have allowed organizations to provide successful S/N events throughout the year. We have distributed millions of dollars in veterinary medical supplies to shelters on almost every continent.

Operation Baghdad Pups: We've helped over 500 U.S. service members' animals since 2008. US troops deployed around the world befriend local animals as a way to cope with the emotional hardships they endure every day far from home & loved ones. These animals, often called military mascots or patriot pets, not only help our heroes while stationed overseas, but also help them readjust to life when they return home. This highly successful & celebrated program has been reuniting U.S. service members with their companions. Operation Baghdad Pups provides veterinary care & coordinates complicated logistics & transportation requirements in order to reunite these beloved pets with their service men & women back in the U.S.

The Pedigree Certificate of Recognition: In 2009, Mary Tyler Moore & Bernadette Peters from Broadway Barks
presented SPCAI with the Pedigree Certificate of Recognition honoring the success of our popular program "Operation Baghdad Pups".

GuideStar awards SPCAI 4 out of 5 stars, Charity Navigator gives donor advisory and BBB Wise Giving has no report.
Thanks very much for your support. Prayers for all in need. Voted. Dean

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10/31/2015 02:25.52 AM Report This Comment
Hi AQ Duchess
Wow, what a big surprise. Thanks for coming by and visiting me. Purrs...A. Rhuby

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10/30/2015 08:35.23 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.
Thanks very much for your support. Prayers 4 all in need. Voted. Peace & love. Kitty Kisses. Dean

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10/30/2015 01:54.09 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.
Thanks very much for your support. Prayers 4 all. Dean

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10/29/2015 01:33.15 AM Report This Comment
Hi AQ Duchess, Frosty, Moki, Red,
Hi, QAYY here. OMG, what a pawsome surprise to see myself in the frame of fame on Wednesday. Thank you so much for dropping by to congratulate me on my ACOTD badge and for the tuna stuffed crab cakes, catnip muffins, and mouse mousse. I love playing with my 12 peacock feathers and furry catnip-filled mousey. Kitty kisses and pawhugs, Queen Angel Yum Yum

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10/28/2015 12:56.04 PM Report This Comment
Good search is an excellent search engine, the only one my Mom ever uses.
Works like goggle, yahoo etc but you pick your charity & every time you search the internet,
1 penny goes to your charity! Mom has been using it for years & has raised $77.30 for our shelter
Other benefits to help your charity are buying items thru Goodshop.
Goodshop is connected with over 114,000 nonprofits & schools, which means that you can shop for your cause no matter the scale: whether it be your local animal shelter, or a national cancer research organization. If, by chance, your nonprofit or school isn't listed, it is pretty easy to add them to the list!
Over the past 9 years, we've helped organizations do everything from medical research, to buying books for local libraries, to helping clean up pollution from city rivers. This has only been made possible by you, & the nearly $12 million dollars that you have helped us raise.

If you already know the cause that you would like your online shopping to support, then head on over to our pick a cause page & make your selection. If not, we have a collection of 60 featured causes for you to look through & read about, in order to help you make your choice. You can change your cause at any point. We provide contact information for all the organizations we've partnered with, in case you want to do a little more research before making any commitments. Once you've signed up for a nonprofit & chosen the stores you love to shop at, the rest is history. Sit back, relax, and, of course, shop. And remember, the more friends that you get involved, the more you'll be able to raise for your cause!

Imagine a world in which every shopper was a Goodshopper
In the U.S. alone, Americans spend $300 billion in e-commerce per year. If even 3% of that revenue was funneled into the nonprofit sector, it would mean a bonus of $90,000,000 every single year - important money needed for these great organizations to be able to continue doing the work we all need them to do. Goodshop started as a crazy idea between two siblings & has grown into a global movement. We're excited to see how quickly it has picked up speed, & how many people are joyfully hopping on board, in order to help make the world a better place with each purchase.

Shop & save with the best deals. Get the latest coupons & offers at thousands of top retailers like Amazon, Macy’s, Target & Best Buy.
We’ll donate at no extra cost When you shop with Goodshop, a percentage of your purchases is donated to your chosen cause.

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

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10/28/2015 01:28.25 AM Report This Comment
Thank you, QA Duchess & Family
Thank you for remembering our angel sister Dot on her crossing anniversary yesterday. She has been gone for 15 years & Mommy still misses her every day. As the saying goes “Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” Mommy cherishes the wonderful memories of Dot & hopes to be reunited with her one day.

Q Sissy & Mommy Angela

Come visit me, ♥ K Casper Todd ♥, ♥ Q MerryBelle (in Loving Memory) ♥ & ♥ Q Sissy ♥.

10/27/2015 12:28.15 PM 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

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

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10/27/2015 03:39.28 AM Report This Comment
My Dear Guardian Angel
Thank you for the dear, thoughtful message you sent me. I know you wouldn't let me go to the vet alone. I appreciate all the angel dust. Two things: First, I have to go to the v-e-t again tomorrow--I won't be seeing my regular vet. It's a long story. Mom will write more when we get home. It's an 8:30 appt. Also, my regular vet has to go to an out of town funeral on Friday, so my teeth cleaning has been changed from Fri. Oct. 30 to Thurs., Nov. 5. You made me feel better and not so nervous about getting the anesthesia. Thank you, sweetie! Much love, Gin Gin

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10/26/2015 06:50.08 PM 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.
Thanks very much for your support. Prayers 4 all in need. Peace & love. Kitty Kisses. Dean

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10/26/2015 03:50.48 AM Report This Comment
Angels Q Duchess, Frosty, Moki & Red
I am SO SORRY it's taken me this long to come by and thank you for visiting me on my crossing anniversary and for my ACOTD. Sorry for doing a c/p but we want to visit as many kitties as we can today.

Thank you again.

Angel Nadia

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10/25/2015 01:11.03 PM 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
BBB WGA reports on nationally soliciting charities that the public has most often asked about as well as charities that request to be evaluated. 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.
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.

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.

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.

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.

Thanks very much for your support. Voted. Peace & love. Kitty Kisses. Dean

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10/25/2015 03:35.05 AM Report This Comment
Hi AQ Duchess
No worries, I understand. What with CC giving us hissy fits and Mom not having reliable Internet/cell service until last weekend, it's been touch and go here too.
You're very welcome for the gifts, my furiend. It must be a special feeling to receive your first ACOTD.
The girls are adjusting to each other, even napping and playing together at times.

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10/24/2015 07:25.11 PM Report This Comment
NSALA North Shore Animal League America
NSALA is the world’s largest no-kill animal rescue & adoption organization. Our Vision: To put an end to animal cruelty & euthanasia & to create a world in which all companion animals find compassionate, permanent homes.
Our Values:1) Preserve & enhance the lives of shelter pets through rescue efforts that remove them from harm’s way. 2) Advance the highest standards in animal welfare to create a more humane world for companion animals. 3) Sustain our no-kill policy, working tirelessly to nurture & heal the physical & emotional wounds of animals in our care, to restore the high quality of life & dignity that they deserve. 4) Speak for rescue animals to elevate their status, increase acceptance, & reduce euthanasia. 5) Inspire the next generation to be more compassionate & to understand that adopting a shelter pet is the right choice. 6)Organize, inspire, & lead a global network or partners that share common goals & continue to provide them with resources & innovative techniques to save lives. 7) Nurture relationships that bond people with shelter pets
NSALA began shelter advertising 2 decades ago, encouraging adopting pets from a shelter close to home, instead of buying a pet from a pet store. The idea worked so well NSALA quickly developed a major grant program enabling other shelter & rescue groups to learn the effectiveness of adoption advertising. Today, shelters across the world use advertising to remind people that every type of pet is available at a shelter & adopting from a shelter is a responsible choice.
To generate added awareness to the plight of shelter animals,NSALA launched Pet Adoptathon. Today, over 2,000 shelters in the US, & in 26 other countries, join us for Pet Adoptathon with one common goal – to join forces & adopt over 20,000 animals into permanent homes over a single weekend. NSALA uses Mobile Adoption Units to bring dogs & cats out of the shelter & into high-traffic areas. These mobile adoption events save thousands of animals each year. NSALA sponsors, which enables over 8,000 shelters & rescue groups across the U.S. to post animals that are available for adoption. has linked millions of potential adopters with local shelters & their pets, facilitating a huge number of adoptions each year.
SPAY/USA,a national S/N referral program, provides public education about benefits of S/N & is the nation’s largest network for affordable S/N services. NSALA helps end the suffering of innocent dogs & cats by reducing the number of unwanted births. Within the past 12 months, SPAY/USA has provided over 50,000 S/N referrals, estimated to reduce pet overpopulation significantly.
Charity Navigator gives NSALA 2 out of 4 stars, GuideStar gives it 2 out of 5 stars, NSALA has declined to be evaluated by BBB Wise Giving. Thanks very much for your support. Prayers 4 all in need. Voted. Peace & love. Kitty Kisses. Dean

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10/24/2015 02:25.06 AM Report This Comment
It was our pleasure A.Q. Duchess
We're just pleased that you had such a wonderful day. We sure do miss your visits. It seems like yesterday, pretty Angel Duchess.

Glad you enjoyed the goodies! Plenty more where they came from, so don't be a stranger!

Many purrs, the Pawty Aanimals - Neelix, Hedley and Jakar

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10/23/2015 10:03.42 PM Report This Comment
and don't get mad at your mom CC has been crazy lately...
i know this is your first ACOTD since you came here to the rainbow bridge but we did have a super pawty didn't we...
i hope you have a great week-end and here's a vote, peace, luv and angel purrs...Q angel bootz

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