Sunday, February 27, 2011

Afton, Tennessee: Animal cruelty perpetrators were taken into custody. DONATIONS NEEDED FOR CATS WHO WERE VICTIMS OF SHOOTING!

Please donate and circulate if you can. There is a donate button at website:
Fwd: Greene County, TN --- Donations needed in feral cat shootings

Kathryn H Sun, Feb 27, 2011 at 8:04 AM
One does not need to live there to donate!  For those who don't read Facebook, the text is below.  Here's the link:



AFTON – Twelve of at least 14 cats shot during a shooting spree on a Greene County farm this weekend died and three teenagers accused of the crime were in custody.

The cats were rescues at Feral Friends of Greene County, an organization run by Robin Quillen, who is also a Greene County Commissioner. Two cats were seriously injured and are currently at a local veterinary clinic, Quillen said.

Quillen said the shooters used pellet guns, .22-caliber rifles and bows and arrows to kill the cats.

“Unbeknownst to them we have four surveillance cameras up and they were on all of them,” Quillen said.

Quillen has been involved in animal rescue all her life and said she has never had any trouble with her animals being harassed.

Feral Friends has been around for about six years. There are about 350 cats living on the Quillen’s 34-acre farm.

Quillen said the shooting spree began at 6:30 p.m. Saturday and continued until 1 a.m. Sunday. Quillen thought there could be more cats hurt or dead because she saw blood trails leading off across her property.

It took a while to locate all of the cats that were shot because they scattered for places to hide during the shooting.

One of the cats sent to the veterinary clinic had eye surgery Wednesday and may need more surgeries. The other cat is recuperating and may be ready for surgery by this weekend. Another cat was shot up so bad it was euthanized, Quillen said.

The Quillens were unaware their cats were being targeted until 8:30 Saturday night when a neighbor heard the shots and alerted them. Quillen said she and her husband waited for the shooters but did not see them until about 1 a.m. Sunday. Her husband followed the truck the shooters were using and gave a description to the Greene County Sheriff’s Office.

According to a report from the Associated Press, three 16-year-old boys were identified and charged with aggravated animal cruelty in the case.

“It’s just a horrible, senseless, cruel act,” Quillen said. “I’m just trying to use this as a teaching tool for teenagers and other young people. As bad as this is perhaps it will do some good about opening people’s eyes to animal cruelty.”

Quillen said anyone wanting to help with veterinary bills for the injured cats should contact her at Feral Friends of Greene County, 2325 Fairview Road, Afton, TN, 37616. Quillen can also be reached at

Friday, February 25, 2011

GOOD NEWS Update Message from re Fred the Cat with urinary blockage: ALL FUNDS RAISED AND SURGERY HAPPENED! :-)

2/25: GOOD NEWS UPDATE---Please go to IMOM Community Forum thread for Fred to read all about it. All funds were raised, Fred had his surgery yesterday, and he is peeing bountifully. He may go home Sunday or Monday. Thank you everybody for helping Fred!
Freddy 2010-1.jpg2/23 update: IMOM has raised about $1,200 but still there is about $600 to go. Fred is becoming depressed so surgery is needed ASAP now more than ever. IMOM is a well-established, trusted charity. There's no shenanigans with the money! It goes straight to the veterinarians treating these critically ill animals. IMOM has issued a matching challenge---will match all donations dollar for dollar until the goal is reached. Please spread the word. We need to help save this kitty, and time is of the essence. Please go to - and send your friends and enighbors -
Scroll down to "A specific Pet in Need," and under Special Instructions mark your gift "GF - Fred Lowe."
Thank you!

update: $500 in donations so far, $1,320 to go.

On Tue, Feb 22, 2011 at 10:33 AM, Kyle, IMOM Financial Aid wrote:
Diagnosis: Urethral Blockage
Amount of estimate: $1821.30
Owner Contribution: Owner has exhausted funds.
We need to raise: $1821,30
Spayed or neutered: Yes
Caseworkers: Kyle

Fred is a 7 year old cat, already inpatient and awaiting surgery for a recurring urethral blockage. There have been several attempts to correct this life-threatening condition by catheterization, but Fred's blockage keeps happening. He needs surgery right away.

Fred's owner has spent all she can to save her pet. Please help IMOM to help her save him!

To make a donation for this pet, please go to, and mark your gift "GF - Fred Lowe."

To visit Fred's page on the IMOM Community Forum, please go to:

Thank you very much.

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Monday, February 21, 2011

Chicago: Adopt Gracie. Foster a cat or dog. Attend Fundraiser 2/24 7-9PM

Adopt Gracie the Grey Kitten in Chicago
Sheri Berliner wrote: Sun, Feb 20, 2011 at 6:48 PM

February 20, 2011

Dear Friends of Petraits,

Gracie (Petraits attached) is a gorgeous and sweet 12 to 13 week old medium-long haired grey kitten looking for a loving home.

Gracie loves people, gets along with other cats and dogs … (after a few hisses, she comes around). Gracie loves being held, brushed, and cuddled.

Gracie is healthy, spayed, up-to-date on age appropriate vaccines, micro-chipped, and virus-tested. To meet and possibly adopt Gracie, please contact Marilyn at or 312.953.5162. Her adoption fee of $75 benefits the Friends of Chicago Animal Care and Control.

To help “Friends” rescue more kittens like Gracie, please consider fostering a cat or dog in your home by contacting Kathleen at or 312-823-9930.

Don’t miss the Martinis & Mutts Fundraiser on Thursday, February 24th from 7 to 9 pm. For more info, please visit

To see other pets for adoption, please visit

Petraits Pet Photography

Become a Petraits Facebook Fan:

If you have friend who would like to join the list, respond with “add” and their e-mail address.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Los Angeles: Senior Spot's target goal is $350 and that is conservative

14-yr-old Spot A4237516 was pulled from Carson
This is the link to Spot's ChipIn:
See Spot's photo and thread on Facebook
Carson Cats
We pulled Spot yesterday as we had to get her by 7pm or she would be euthanized. This poor baby is not eating and severely dehydrated. They put her on IV fluids and are trying to get her to eat with tuna, chicken, you name it...

It is so hard with these seniors as I feel as most of the time, they just give up on life due to a broken heart. Spot's owner's were "moving." SO sad. I wish they could see her now

We still need donations for Spot's vetting (see email below on ways to donate).

Please keep her in your prayers.

Cyndi also reports: "All the seniors that we have rescued lately have had URIs and have cost $700 to $1000.00 to rescue!!"

Thursday, February 17, 2011


former impound A1186750 now rescued needs funding
On Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 2:30 PM, Mary Tonden <> wrote:
PLLLLEASE help!!!  This sweetie's vet bills are through the roof :( :( :(

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: <>
Date: Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 12:23 PM

I pulled this guy yesterday, and he is at the vet getting neutered and combo tested today. The poor little guy is just a teenager; the shelter put his age at only 8 months.  He is just a very scared little kitty!

We still need donations to cover his surgery and transport to his new home!  Please help if you can!

Donations can be made via Paypal to

Thank you!


-----Original Message-----
Sent: Tue, Feb 15, 2011 3:17 pm

We have a place to put this kitty, but now we need funding to cover his neutering, testing and transporting, then we can pull him!  Please cross-post!  All expenses should be about $100.

Donations can be made via Paypal to  

Thank you!
A1186750I am an unaltered male, black and white Domestic Shorthair mix.

The shelter thinks I am about 2 years and 0 months old.

I have been at the shelter since Feb 03, 2011.
Domestic Shorthair mix2 yr, 0 moSouth LA Annex - Contact staff at South Los Angeles Animal Care and Control Center

Mary Grace Tonden
Tonden & Associates
310.659.1040 Office
310.659.1050 Fax
323.216.1921 Cellular

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Los Angeles: $$$ needed for Luna and Blackie!

Please subscribe to Carson Cats blog. Here is the post for Luna and Blackie
Luna is in serious condition at the vet's.
Please share
UPDATE on Facebook:
Carson Cats
THANK YOU!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU, THANK YOU!! I have not seen such a quick call to action in a while!!!!!!!!!
Luna had a 95% temperature and severely dehydrated :( They put her on IV fluids right away and a heating pad. They also
Luna A4236129 was pulled from shelter and is at the vet's
took x-rays a...nd did not find much. This morning they found blood in her urine which could be indicative of a urinary tract infection. She is stable...not great but not on her death bed....please keep good thoughts for this sweet thing.

And thank you all for your donations to give this sweet girl a chance. I will keep you updated. She has been through so much.

Her son Blackie is still at the shelter as they have an adoption even this weekend they were going to take him too (he is remarkably healthy as of date). If he does not get adopted, they will call me and we have a foster waiting in the wings!!!!!



Blackie A4236126 still at Carson
Luna and Blackie are Mother and Son Duo.
Both were brought in as owner surrenders because of “cost”.

If you need a tax deductible receipt, donate thru Stray Cat Alliance on our Website (on the right under “Follow Us”)
After entering your credit card information, be sure to write "CARSON CATS" in the comments before submitting

Or paypal Cyndi directly: (the fastest)

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Maryland: 3 Chows in Need

On Sat, Feb 12, 2011 at 5:16 PM, Kricket McCarthy wrote:
Chipin page... please share

USA: National Association of Pet Rescue Professionals

Check out founder of NAPRP Susan Daffron's home page for:
National Association of Pet Rescue Professionals

Los Angeles: progress report RE: $$$ requested for young sibling pits needing surgeries

We need $2500 for the vet to do the surgery including both dogs so whoever takes these wonderful loving dogs YOU WILL NOT be responsible for the vet bills.

Sat, Feb 12, 2011 at 10:39 AM

Hello dear friends,
I am half way to raising the funds for the two pitties I found. WE ARE FOSTERING THEM.  The female Sugar had surgery the other day for her damaged hip and doing well. Then when it heals the other damaged hip will be done. Then next week the male Moe will have his leg amputated  
We finally found a pit bull rescue to find them homes...but we will foster until they do.
 Please help us raise funds to save the lives of two sweet souls!  I rescued Moe and Sugar who were found running the streets and had been hit by a car! Both have severe injuries to there back legs!

To donate through paypal please click on the link  

Please cross post.
We need your help desperately
Dog, cat and people friendly and about one years old. I found them running in the  street  almost starved to death down the block where I live in Granada Hills 20 DAYS ago.
Male who has an injured leg.
Female has two back legs that are injured.
We have been nursing them back to health and are DESPERATE to find them a loving home.
The dog smiling is the male. The dog in the back is the female in the second photo above

Click here to view these dogs on
PLEASE CALL  818-402-6586
Remember and we will provide as many dog beds, blankets, toys, treats, towels and food as you need for your rescue.
Photos of these sibs are attached, and a video of them is found through this link.
Any assistance can be provided via Pay Pal:
Or through the U.S. Mail.
Operation Blankets of Love
Granada Hills, California 91344
Pawsitively Yours,Eileen Smulson
Founder and President
Brad Smulson
 Vice President
Call for more info: 818-402-6586

Within the heart of every stray  
Lies the singular desire to be loved.

Ginger Smulson, PR Director and Mascot
On Fri, Jan 28, 2011 at 6:16 AM, The STAND Foundation, Inc. <> wrote:
Eileen & Brad from Operation Blankets of Love recently scooped up from the street these two malnourished young pit siblings (a brother & sister), both of whom have some broken bones.
-  The male with the bad leg had this injury a while back and all his muscles around it atrophied. He needs it amputated.
- The female has each leg and pelvic area that are broken and split and needs surgery on each one.
In advance of trying to get a foster for this low-key duo, OBOL will get each one's injuries fixed.   The STAND Foundation will cover the cost of their spay & neuter surgeries.   But they need financial help with the rest.  Please help even with a few dollars if you can, or cross-post this email to friends & neighbors if you cannot.  Eileen & Brad kick-butt for so many charities, so let's see what we can do on their behalf.

Photos of these sibs are attached, and a video of them is found through this link.

Any assistance can be provided via Pay Pal:

Or through the U.S. Mail.
Operation Blankets of Love
Granada Hills, California 91344
Daniel Guss
I ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Eastern Seaboard USA: Freedom Train needs donations for several animals!

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From: rhonda sims <>
Date: Thu, Feb 10, 2011 at 8:51 AM
Subject: Freedom Train needs donations for several needy animals!
To: Rhonda sims <>

Hey All, I haven't done this in a while, but now find it necessary to ask for donations to help cover some of the expenses with these Freedom Train babies.  I know so many of you have overburdened financial situations due to the same needs, and please don't donate if you are in the same boat as I am!
The past several months have come with many homeless animals with medical needs. Unlike the ones that I pull from the shelter, the strays that we pick up and help can't be treated at the shelter so it costs quite a bit more to treat them, especially when they have heartworm disease, which it seems that most of them do. This on top of the usual expenses of vetting and s/n  for them creates a larger than normal amount of expense, and at this point I have had to stop taking in, which is heartbreaking given the number of animals in need on the street and those sitting in the shelters with heartworm and other illnesses that make them unadoptable for the most part. I normally try not to ask receivers to cover additional medical costs, because I know that all rescues are constantly trying to recuperate from so many expenses and barely stay out of the red if they can even do that. Right now I'm asking some of you to help with a small donation if you can and feel comfortable doing so. Any amount would be much needed and appreciated, and would help more to be able to get the help that they need.

If you would like to make a donation, there are a couple ways you can do that:

Paypal account is

or you can donate directly to my vet by calling and directing payment to "Rhonda Sims Rescues"

Vet info:

Palmetto Animal Hospital


Again, I hate even asking this, but what I hate even more is having to turn my head from an animal in need. Thanks so much for any donation, and please know that every penny will be used towards just that!
Rhonda Sims
Founder, Freedom Train Animal Rescue Transports

Transporting Furkids to Freedom in Memory of Charlie!!

"A wise man regards the life of his animals, but even the  tender mercies of the wicked are cruel."
Proverbs 12:10 

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Houston TX: Corridor of Cruelty book offered by students

2/9/11 Deborah Hoffman wrote:
What better way to change the world and make it more humane then to equip young people with proper information, knowledge, and experience.  Well, that is something a very special school teacher named Mark Price has been and is doing.  Mr. Price teaches English Literature to 5th and 6th grade students at St. Mark’s Episcopal School in Houston and has, for a special project the second year in a row, elected to teach his students about the Corridor of Cruelty and what Corridor Rescue does to help abandoned and abused animals.  Actually, let me be more clear - according to Mr. Price, after last year's first introduction to the Corridor problem, the students themselves chose the theme for their project!  The sad and happy animal rescue emails I send to all of you are shared by Mr. Price with his students and have since inspired many of their precious poems in honor of the animals.  This year we are getting a jump start and wanted to share with our supporters the ability to pre-order a copy of the 2011 Anthology which will be hot off the press early in MarchAn image of this year's cover page is attached and shown below.
Last year the children, their families, and St. Mark's staff sold so many copies that in a special church ceremony, they presented Corridor Rescue with a check for over $2500!  The children are again pouring their hearts and souls into "talking" about the animals that cannot speak for themselves.  And for the animals, we can't thank Mr. Price and the children enough.....but you can help us to by making their project an even bigger success than last year!!!!
Join us in their journey of hope and love and light for a brighter future for our fellow creatures.....
Mailing address
Phone Number
Number of anthology copies desired
- Check made out to St. Mark’s Episcopal School (for the number of copies desired X $10, plus any additional donation amount).
- Per Mr. Price, as long as the order is not for more than a few copies, your order will be mailed in early March after the books are received.
- If it is a big order, 10 or 20, or 50 books (yay!!), he will notify you when the books come in and you can stop by St. Mark’s to pick them up. 
Please note that all orders must be in to Mr. Price by Wednesday, February 23rd. Be sure and address envelopes to his attention.
Attn: Mark Price
St. Mark’s Episcopal School
3816 Bellaire Blvd.
Houston, TX 77025

The ceremony this year will be at 8:15 on March 3rd at St. Mark's if anyone would like to join in this celebration of youth, life, and love of animals!
Deborah Hoffman / President & Founder / 832-265-6523
Corridor Rescue Inc.
“People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.”   - Chinese Proverb

Sunday, February 6, 2011

$$$ requested for Los Angeles impounds to Canada

Finally Home from Mr.Mobals on Vimeo.

On Sun, Feb 6, 2011 at 11:31 AM, Nicky <> wrote:
Since we began sending dogs to rescues in Canada last November, we have encountered many obstacles, including vociferous opposition from a few people, but if anyone is considering e-mailing me to complain, I would kindly request they don't waste my valuable "dog-rescue" time, unless they can provide a better way of saving the lives of all of the dogs who will benefit from the transports!
We have a job to do and that is to try and save the lives of dogs in L.A. Shelters.  I have not undertaken these transports lightly.  I have been up to Canada to meet rescuers and we are constant contact to find out how the dogs have fared once they arrived.  Most are adopted with a few weeks and while they are waiting, they are in loving foster homes.  That is except for the pitbulls, who are kept at a very nice, heated & airconditioned, boarding kennel, where they are lovingly cared for until a forever home is found for them.
The rescues we work with love the animals we send them and are extremely conscientious in finding the right home for every dog, many of whom have committed adopters before they even leave LA!
I have volunteered at the City of LA Harbor Shelter for over three years and walk, socialize and do adoptions.  Due to the overwhelming number of animals coming into shelters, anyone can adopt a dog from an L.A. shelter, with no application, no home check and although most people who come to adopt a dog will probably give them a good home, many will not and there's nothing we can do to prevent this, so, the dogs going to Canada actually have a better chance of finding a good home, due to rigorous adoption procedures the rescues have in place.
Please see the attached a video of one of our transports and if you would like to help us save the lives of more dogs, we could really use donations!  Another volunteer and I have pretty much financed previous transports ourselves, with a little help from some friends, but at $1,800 per transport, we cannot continue without substantial financial assistance from other people who care about our LA dogs!
We would like to try and complete another trip within the next few weeks, but need to raise the money to do so!  The demand for small dogs in Canada is huge (due to the fact that they appear to have a better spay & neuter program up there).  There's a possibility we could do this on a monthly basis, but for the moment, we need to raise funds for this transport!  Depending on the size of the dogs, we can send as many as 40-50 dogs on each transport.  Imagine that---the ability to save the lives of 40-50 dogs every month!
If you would like to help us with funds for our next transport, please click on the "Chip In" link below to make a donation.
Video of one of our transports:
Thank you for any help you can donate to save more LA Dogs!
Kindest Regards
Nicky Gore-Jones

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Orange County CA & beyond: Please Chip-In to Help 'Jackie O'! Rescued Mama Cat needs Her Painful Eye Removed! Pls Share!

  Jackie O   
On Tue, Feb 1, 2011 at 9:17 PM, Mary Tonden <> wrote:
Please network far and wide!!! We were told this baby had an harmless/painless eye issue by the shelter and he amazing adopter brought him to her vet and was told that not only would this baby be required to have surgery BUT that the kitt was in pain :( :( :( Help!!!!

On Tue, Feb 1, 2011 at 9:13 PM, Gila Pourheidari wrote:
Chip-in Link: