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Russian Blue from <a href='http://www.catchannel.com/local/TX/McKinney/club-members.aspx' title='McKinney, TX'>McKinney, TX</a>

Peppermint

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Hi! My name is Peppermint

I am a Russian Blue from McKinney, TX

Nicknames: Pepper,
Kitten,
Kittan

Age: 14 years old

Gender: F

Coat: short haired

Education: I used to try to catch the ceiling fan chain and turn the light on or off.

She 'catches' one of her catnip toys and 'calls' me (by meowing weirdly) so that I will come and see it.

My favorite tricks and treats are: Open doors sometimes. and Bacon, and these cat treats that come in a blue bag called 'Temptations.'

Where I hang out: The dog's bed.
Also, alongside the dresser in the master bedroom.

My favorite grubs: Tuna, Salmon, Chicken, Roast Turkey, Bacon.

My pet peeves: I don't like being held for a length of time. I don't like Slinky (our big male tabby) doing his 'alpha cat' thing.

What I love about my owners: She feeds me, pets me, comes to see the 'mice' I caught, and plays with me. She also doesn't let Slinky pick on me.

My cat hobbies: Play with catnip pillow. Sit on my owner when she's watching TV. I also like to play with Snuffy, one of our black and white cats.Of course watching birds and butterflies is nice too.

Pet motto: If it's small and it moves, CATCH IT!

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How We Met

We were looking for a kitten. We had just lost a beloved 18-year-old Calico cat. There weren't very many kittens in January. We had just called a pet store to see if anyone had brought any kittens in (they do a rescue thing) and they said they didn't. A few minutes later they used *69 to call us back and they told us they just got in a litter of kittens that had been left at a construction site. We looked at a couple of male Russian blues, but they were afraid and skittish. Then the pet store lady brought Peppermint out and Pepper took one look at the toys on display and it was like a little kid on Christmas morning. She began to play with the toys, even getting inside of one. This was the kitten that my daughter wanted to get, so we adopted her.

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2,754 friends have voted for me since I joined Club Cat!

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Hi Peppermint
What a sad weekend at our house. My brother Jesse is going to be an Angel at 6:30pm. Our Vet does the Euthanasia after regular office hours.

This morning I got to say my goodbye to him. I went in the computer room where he is living right now and I was bathing his head and he reached up and touched my head with his paw.

Then Win came in and sniffed him and licked his back and Jesse gave him a little pat too. Then Jesse has been patting mom either on her foot or her face if she holds him....he is saying his goodbye to us!

He has been through a lot in his 14 years on earth. He has battled Urinary Infections, he had his tail amputated, he had tumors on his neck and in his ear, and he never gave up til now.

He has not eaten since Friday and then only 2 bites and he left the bowl of food there, he was drinking water up til yesterday and now he can't even walk or stand up on his own.

Mom has been in tears since yesterday when she realized it is time to "help him cross over". We hate seeing mom in so much pain, but we know it will only be for a few days!!!

Mom went through his photo's and found a great one from 2006 with me hugging him while we slept...I will really miss my big brother...him and me were really close.

She is posting the photo on his page soon!!! She also made him a RB photo and it is on his page now!!

I am going to go and see him now and lay with him til mom takes him to the Vet and he goes to forever sleep!!

Purrs!
Sad Q Kels =^..^=

Come visit me, KELSEE~~Up Up & Away!!~~, K-WINSTON ~Takin a ride up in the sky~~, KALI ~I'm flyin high!!!~~, Winston's Pizzeria~*since 2008*, SHEBA ~~Goin my way?~~, SIR ANGEL JESSE~2001-2016~ RIP!, KCK team page 2016 & ~~ANGELS JINXIE & SHADOW~~.

04/11/2016 01:16.10 PM Report This Comment
Hi Peppermint
Happy Spring??? Sure, if you like it cold! Only 30* today, but it is nice and sunny and the skies are purrty blue!!

I was happy to be able to be here this weekend as well. Nice for a change of pace to visit some friends and play Mouse Hockey!
Angel Shadow also got to send out her thanks for her birthday wishes.

Mom walked up to Family Dollar after work..get this, she said she buying cat food and kitty litter, but she came home with a whole lot more then just that, but I will hand it to her, she did NOT forget them most important items!

She got us a covered litter box cause we keep throwing litter out all over the floor, so she thought it would be better if we had a covered one, she was kinda afraid we might not use it cause it was covered, but Jesse got right in and used it and came out, so I did the same and now we all use it! Too bad our Breeze system isn't covered cause we throw pellets all over the floor too.

Even though it is cold {44* actually in the sun} Win wanted outside, so mom left the back door ajar for him, and he is out there rolling all over the ground....Jesse did go out but he came back inside as did I. I think Kali is still out there with Win.

You should here the Catster kitties{& moms} complaining about Catster, but it is also owned by I-5, so I doubt they will keep that site going...they all can log in, but cannot get to the acct pages...SERVICE UNAVAILABLE is the message...look familiar??? I hope Catster will be saved, but who knows..I like that site!

I-5 is only in it for the money anyway{plus they changed their name}, they don't care about us poor people and kitties who call these sites our home and have many friends that we love and care about...I hate Corporate types!!!

On that sorry note, PLEASE have a pawsome afternoon!!
Purrs & Pawhuggz!!!
Q Kelsee =^..^=

Come visit me, KELSEE~~Up Up & Away!!~~, K-WINSTON ~Takin a ride up in the sky~~, KALI ~I'm flyin high!!!~~, Winston's Pizzeria~*since 2008*, SHEBA ~~Goin my way?~~, SIR ANGEL JESSE~2001-2016~ RIP!, KCK team page 2016 & ~~ANGELS JINXIE & SHADOW~~.

03/21/2016 01:06.12 PM Report This Comment
happy first day of spring!
although it's feeling more like winter than spring this weekend! yesterday and again this morning a low of 28 both times and well clear and sunny skies yesterday made it into the mid to upper 40s and didn't feel like it till janet walked after supper last night. then today colder upper 30s lower 40s and we have snow coming in tonight into tomorrow morning so a messy commute once again something janet is used to as she's been through 3-4 of them so far this season. angels,ab,haley

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

03/20/2016 01:36.41 AM Report This Comment
Hey Peppermint!
Great that Mom has finished her cardio therapy! Hope she is doing well. All is good here. Mom had a scare earlier today when she tried to post here. She got the "service disconnected" screen! Boy was Mom upset she went on to something else & when she came back she was able to post! Thank goodness. Had her worried. She thought, oh nuts here we go again! But all is well. Leaving a vote. Peace & love. Have a purrfect evening. Kitty Kisses. Dean

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03/19/2016 06:10.18 PM Report This Comment
Hi Peppermint
Nice to see CC back up and running. I was trying to post my game edit yesterday when it all of a sudden went 'poof'...I was over on FB CC group and Kat told us it was back for now!!!

Mom woke to this morning to go to work and the fog was so thick you could barely see across the street.

It is 47* and overcast today, we were seeing bits of the sun, but the clouds are too thick...but at least the rain stopped...it rained for 14 hours straight yesterday...we couldn't believe it, it was not off and on, but never stopped at all!!

Mom has our window open a crack to air out our apt for the first time..it is nice having open windows and hearing the birds singing outside, but of course none of us are sitting in them cause they are not open far enough for us to sit in.

I got brushed out and mom said I am shedding horribly. I am losing all my "Winter" fur. I was sitting on moms lap and her dark blue T-shirt looks like she could make a new me and I had hairs all over her keyboard.

Well, I sure hope you are having a nice day, too!
Purrs & Pawhuggz
Kelsee O'Kutie =^..^=

Come visit me, KELSEE~~Up Up & Away!!~~, K-WINSTON ~Takin a ride up in the sky~~, KALI ~I'm flyin high!!!~~, Winston's Pizzeria~*since 2008*, SHEBA ~~Goin my way?~~, SIR ANGEL JESSE~2001-2016~ RIP!, KCK team page 2016 & ~~ANGELS JINXIE & SHADOW~~.

03/14/2016 01:15.28 PM Report This Comment
Hey Pepermint!
Great that Mom's cardio therapy is going well! So very sorry to hear you have a skin problem & have to wear a cone! They are so very annoying. Hope you recover quickly! We are sad there is no COTD any more too. Hope CC is still around for a long time. It is a beautiful day here! In the 70"s. Mom even came home from the grocery store & opened the window for us! She did laundry & has her jeans & t-shirts hanging outside on the line! Woo Hoo! We are ready for spring & weather in the 60's & 70's! Leaving a vote. Peace & love. Have a purrfect day. Kitty Kisses. Dean

Come visit me, King Dean COTM November 2015, ORANGE CRUSH hockey cheers written by YUM YUM, Angel King Anderson COTM Sept 2009, Angel Anderson 6/19/14 Thanks for 8th COTD!, DEAN Daily Blogs for COTM October 2015, Legend & The Orange Crush Hockey Club.

03/09/2016 12:19.59 PM Report This Comment
Happy Adopti-Day, Peppermint!
We hope you are having a nice celebration today. Being able to adopt a human and keep them forever is a big deal! Hugs, KC and the Zoo Crew

Come visit me, ZOO CREW**Vote ANGEL ELMER#173244 May COTM* & Sir Pique~Vote ANGEL ELMER#173244 May COTM~.

02/23/2016 06:14.00 PM Report This Comment
Happy Adopty Day, Peppermint!
Concatulations on your Adoptiversary, sweetie! The Pawty Animals are here with a big boxfull of catnip frosted, mouse-mousse filled cupcakes to help you celebrate finding your furever furamily!

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

Come visit me, Sir Hedley, K. Neelix (Angel Katie's guy) & Count Jakar (Vote Angel Elmie for COTM).

02/23/2016 04:08.43 PM Report This Comment
VARRROOOOOOOMMMMMMM
The sound of 12 beautiful powerful Harley’s can be heard thundering down the road with the tune “Born to Be Wild” coming from WINs speakers. Could it be the Rainbow Riders are in town?

They stop at PEPPERMINTS house and Riders, Possum, Lola, Zoe Monique, Angel Mallow, Cyndee, Maggie MeMe, Talley, CoCo, Winston, Kali, Mojo & Beast all climb off their bikes and TALLEY rings the bell.

K WIN hands PEPPERMINT a gift basket filled with catnip toys, a nice fuzzy blankie, and a bouquet of flowers.

WE also heard you had a VET visit and have allergies. We sure hope you feel better soon and have that CONE of SHAME removed. Honorary members ANGELS YUM YUM & RINGO STARR sprinkle Angel dust on her and hope it helps her feel better.

The Riders all sing happy adoptiversary to PEPPERMINT

Happy adoptiversary to you
Happy adoptiversary to you
Happy adoptiversary dear PEPPERMINT
Happy adoptiversary to youuuuuuuuuuuuuuu.

The HRR climb back on their Harley’s and WIN yells, “Let’s go team, we have other places to ride to today”, then they roar off down the highway.

Honorary Riders, Angels Ringo Starr & Yum Yum fly along the back of the Riders to keep them safe as they travel the highways!

Come visit me, KELSEE~~Up Up & Away!!~~, K-WINSTON ~Takin a ride up in the sky~~, KALI ~I'm flyin high!!!~~, Winston's Pizzeria~*since 2008*, SHEBA ~~Goin my way?~~, SIR ANGEL JESSE~2001-2016~ RIP!, KCK team page 2016 & ~~ANGELS JINXIE & SHADOW~~.

02/23/2016 12:53.50 PM Report This Comment
Happy Adoptiversary Beautiful Peppermint!
Happy Adoptiversary! We hope you have many more. We brought you some of my special blend of tuna flakes and catnip bubbles for your pawty. Have a wonderful celebration dear furiend!

We left a vote with purrs and hugs.

"There are few things in life more heartwarming than to be welcomed by a cat." - Tay Hohoff
~~~~~

Come visit me, K.Whiskers♥Q. Talley •VOTE A. Elmer #173244, saved blogs & Whiskers ♥ Talley Wedding Page.

02/23/2016 12:09.26 PM Report This Comment
Hi Peppermint
Happy Adopty Day to you, Happy Adopty Day to you, Happy Adopty Day dear Peppermint Happy Adopty Day to you. Here is a vote with a bunch of catnip filled balloons, a bag of kitty toys and a big box of catnip frosted cupcakes for you to share and enjoy. Love, K Miles and Angel Maggie

Come visit me, Miles & Q. Angel Maggie.

02/23/2016 10:57.46 AM Report This Comment
HAPPY DOPTY DAY PEPPERMINT!
HEY GIRL! OH BOY A PAWTY! WE MADE YOU AN 88 LAYER RAINBOW CREME MOONPIE CAKE WITH COOL WHIP FROSTING AND RAINBOW SPRINKLES. ALSO A BIG OL' BLUE KITTY PINATA STUFFED WITH CATNIP TOYS AND CAT TREATS! ENJOY YOUR SPECIAL DAY, SWEETIE! LUVYA AQ GRACIE ♥

Come visit me, ***WOOHOO! NAPPERS IS SAMSONS GIRLFRIEND****, A.ELMIE/A.POUNCIE*VO- TE A.ELMIE #173244 IN MAY****, ***SUGAR LUVS HIS BALLERINA ***, ***MRS. LILLY & FRASIERS 1ST ANNIVERSARY...JUNE 24, GRACIE & MAX***VOTE A.ELMIE #173244 IN MAY******, ***MRS.WHISKERS LUVS HER WILDMAN EXIT****RIP PING, A.PAWPAW~~~I GAVE MY ♥ TO ANGEL SMOKEY~~~~~ & ***BLUEY AKA NUTTY BUDDY LUVS HIS MAIA GIRL*****.

02/23/2016 09:54.22 AM Report This Comment
Happy Adopty Day Peppermint
We're pouncing by to help honor the special day that you found your loving furever home sweet kitty! We've brought you a heart balloon bouquet, a mouse pinata filled with catnip candies & treats, plus a box of freshly baked catnip chip cookies. Have a pawsome day celebrating! Purrs....

Come visit me, ~MEWS ROOM~Vote ANGEL ELMER#173244 for COTM!, COTM office & calendar, ♦ROYAL HALL OF FAME♦, Cat's Meow Resort & Event Center & Celebrations & Memorials Reporting desk.

02/23/2016 08:30.42 AM Report This Comment
It's your Adoptiversary!
All together now!
For he’s a jolly good fellow,
For he’s a jolly good fellow
For he’s a jolly good fell – OWWWW ….

Hey, wait a minute, Mike! Peppermint is a GIRL kitty!

….. Ooops! How embarrassing!

Happy Adoptiversary! Hope you have a very special time on your very special day. -- Mike, Evie & Moji Blackbear

Come visit me, Family Album ~ Vote A. Elmer #173244 in May, Angel Jezebel ~ Love is forever, K Mike ♥ Q L Dolly & Mom Janada always, Moji Blackbear, Q.A. Mallow (MJ) ♥ OJ ~ Celebrating ME!, A. Smokey ♥ A PawPaw & Evie ♥ A Shai ~ It's Playoffs time!.

02/23/2016 08:15.22 AM Report This Comment
Hey Peppermint!
Good morning! Happy Adoptiversary to you, Happy Adoptiversary to you, Happy Adoptiversary dear Peppermint, Happy Adoptiversary to you! Sending a special adoptiversary vote, catnip bubbles, a catnip chirping bird, salmon cakes, and shrimp crackers with catnip cheese for your celebration today. Enjoy! Peace and love. Have a purrfect day. Kitty Kisses. Dean

Come visit me, King Dean COTM November 2015, ORANGE CRUSH hockey cheers written by YUM YUM, Angel King Anderson COTM Sept 2009, Angel Anderson 6/19/14 Thanks for 8th COTD!, DEAN Daily Blogs for COTM October 2015, Legend & The Orange Crush Hockey Club.

02/23/2016 04:11.09 AM Report This Comment
2743 >:*:< FRIDAY KNIGHT SCARE >:*:<
EUGENE, OREGON WEATHER REPORT:
The temperature was High 45 & Low was 31 this morning, now it's Partly Sunny; 45 ~ Feels like 42 with humidity 76% & wind is 6 MPH SW. Tuesday's suppose to be Partly Sunny & High 49.

RECORD HIGH: 66 set in 2/01/1991.
RECORD LOW: 5 set in 2/01/1950.

~...~♥~...>*<...~♥~ KNIGHT FAMILY NEWS ~♥~...>*<...~♥~...~

♥ I sure scared mom and even dad Friday evening as they were watching TV and I was down on the floor standing by mom on all four paws when they heard this thump!!!! It was me as I just fell over on to my left side. I got up a few seconds afterwards with mom's help cuz she seen me pawing my right front foot. She noticed my eyes were dilated, too. Mom kept watch over my all night and still continues to do so, but I am fine now.

♥ SUNDAY 1/31; PATCH GIRL #12767 went to see Dr. Joe. She has a mild UTI so she got a Convenia injection.

♥ MONDAY 2/01; Dr. Nancy returned mom's phone call about me and my incident of falling over. The conclusion is my heart possibly skipped a beat and if it happens again then I have to go in for tests. I'm ok now though!!!!

♥ We won't be on CC Tuesday as mom has Bud's house to clean then she has an errand to do.

~...~♥~...>*<...♥ COMMUNITY CAT NEWS ♥...>*<...~♥~...~

ADOPTIVERSARIES & FOREVER SLEEP ANNIVERSARIES:
NONE LISTED FOR TUESDAY - 2/02/2016

You can read our messages on the CMR page 46883 as we try to make it a point to post one there everyday.

~...~♥~...>*<... PLEASE VOTE FOR ...>*<...~♥~...~

♥ COTM CANDIDATE ON CC FOR FEBRUARY 2016 IS:
.~:*:~. QUINCY #180493 ~:*:~. on CC.

♥ DOTM CANDIDATE ON DC FOR FEBRUARY 2016 IS:
.~*~. SADIE #267388 .~*~. on DC.

Haven't seen you around for awhile and spotted you on another so here we are!!!! Tehehehe!!!!

So, are you still in a drought there????

Here's a Knight Gang™ vote for you.

Kitty Kisses,

(((*RHOAMIN KNIGHT #2921*))){COTM King ~ 7/2008}
~

Come visit me, Q. Pappoose "Forever Sleep 4-10-2006 to 4-24-2012", BABY KNIGHT July 18, 1998 to May 20, 2010, PATCH GIRL KNIGHT #12767 ~ Photo: 4/28/2016, Suezee Knight #11528~ Photo: 8/08/2015, WHYSKRS KNIGHT #10378 ♥ Photo: 12/30/2015, SASSEE "Forever Sleep 5-01-2004 to 10-02-2014", SIX Knight (Sweet Memories 5/15/01-7/03/06), Ebbonny Knight Forever Sleep 8/14/2000 to 3/9/2011, Sweet Pea ~ Forever Sleep 5-15-2001 to 2-25-2011, Tipper Claflin-Knight (7/15/1989 - 7/23/2008), BAHNEETAH KNIGHT #10641 ~ 8/14/2000 to 12/18/2015, Charr ~ In Loving Memory 8/14/2000-9/19/2008, Jazpyr Knight #10428 - Thankx COTD #6 - 5/02/2016, Sissee Knight (OG) #11531 Photo: 3/03/2016, K. RHOAMIN ~ "JULY KING 2008" ~ Photo: 5-15-2016, Velvet~Sleep My Black Beauty 5-10-2002 to 7-7-2012 & Sylvester #11567 ♥ 5/15/2001 - 6/28/2013.

02/01/2016 05:06.27 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 04:02.28 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 04:25.38 AM Report This Comment
Hey Peppermint!
Happy Thanksgiving! We are very thankful for CC & all our wonderful friends here. We are thankful for as much time as we have here. Sorry Mom got a couple days behind. Hopefully with several days off work she can get me caught up! So very sorry about the lightning storm in your yard & all the damage! And very sorry about Mom's health issues. We are keeping her in our prayers. Leaving a healing vote. Peace & love. Have a purrfect evening. Kitty Kisses. King Dean

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11/26/2015 03:51.13 PM 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 02:13.06 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 04:23.21 AM 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 02:14.27 AM Report This Comment
Hi peppermint & Family
I've asked mom to come by and thank you for helping me celebrate my COTD on Monday the 16th,I loved all the treats and the toy bird it really looks like Tye-Dye the first bird you did as a portrait.Mom was wondering what happened to your mom,we seen on fb you where in the hospital, hope you're doing better now,my mom is keeping your mom in her prayers.sending gentle hugs.Bless you Jane.

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11/18/2015 03:50.46 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 05:08.27 AM Report This Comment
Hey Peppermint!
OMG! So very sorry to hear Mom is in the hospital after a slight heart attack & needs stents! That happened to Mom's brother a couple years ago. Scary! Hope they can get the asthma under control & fix her up so she can come home! We will keep her in our prayers. I'm sure she can't wait to get home to see you! Peace & love. Have a purrfect evening. Kitty Kisses. King Dean

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11/16/2015 04:40.10 PM 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 03:43.09 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 01:50.58 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 03:22.32 AM Report This Comment
Hey Peppermint!
Back on blogs from 11/6, the cable guy came after work & brought Mom a new modem! New & improved he said! Cool! Now we just need to catch up on the last five days! Great that Mom is finally feeling better! Two months is a long time to be sick. Good she will stop working at the supermarket! Sounds like very hard work. Hope she can find something nice in a craft store. OMG! Those punks stole Mom's plush pumpkin right out of her hands? Terrible! Yes who would have thought they could do something like that! Leaving a vote. Peace & love. Have a purrfect evening. Kitty Kisses. King Dean

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11/10/2015 03:32.54 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 02:13.02 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!
Thanks very much for your support. Prayers 4 all in need. Peace & love. Kitty Kisses. King Dean

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11/04/2015 02:03.27 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 04:05.47 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 03:03.14 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 02:17.35 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 already 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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10/30/2015 02:16.41 AM Report This Comment
www.goodsearch.com
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.
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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.

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We’ll donate at no extra cost When you shop with Goodshop, a percentage of your purchases is donated to your chosen cause.

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10/28/2015 02:06.58 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 04:18.37 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.
Thanks very much for your support. Prayers 4 all in need. Peace & love. Kitty Kisses. Dean

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10/26/2015 04:29.17 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 04:17.39 AM 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 Adopt-A-Pet.com, which enables over 8,000 shelters & rescue groups across the U.S. to post animals that are available for adoption. Adopt-A-Pet.com 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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