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  "Saving Moore Animals"

 

           It's The Cat's Meow!!

                 August 2011

 

   Moore Humane Society Celebrates 45 Years of Saving Moore Animals!

 

On August 18, 2011, Moore Humane Society will celebrate its 45th Anniversary. It is with the support of the community that we have come this far and we hope you will join us in celebrating this important milestone! Click here to learn about our history and see photos from years past.

 

 

Momma Cat Gives Birth to Six Kittens at Shelter

 

 

On July 5th, two days after arriving at our shelter, Frances presented us with six kittens:  five males and one female.  All are mixed color. We watched over the next weeks as slowly, one by one, they started to open their eyes and explore their environment!  Today, they are devouring canned food and we are introducing them to dry cat food.  They are very playful and energetic, and cute as can be!

 

Stop by the Shelter and say hello to Frances and her kittens (unnamed at this point)!  You might just find your next Best Forever Friend!

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

Midnight Finds His "Fur-Ever" Home

 

Now here's a story to warm your heart!  A Park Ranger found an older declawed male cat wandering around Weymouth Woods and brought him to the Shelter.  A family from Southern Pines saw him at an Adoption Event at PetSmart and decided to make him a family member.  Now Midnight, at age 12, has his "fur-ever" home!  Thank you, from all of us, for giving this guy a chance!

  

 

 

  

 

Mother Cat and 3 Kittens Rescued from First Health Property 

 

Another touch and go story with a happy ending! In June, several First Health Hospital employees reported seeing three kittens and their mother on the hospital grounds.  Two Moore Humane Society Board members and two hospital employees located the kitties who were living under a small electrical shed behind the outpatient cancer center!  Because hawks were seen circling for prey and had a nest in the area, it was critical to bring the kitties in to safety.  When three Have-a-Heart traps were set, the mother (Summer) and two kittens (Zeus and Barnabus) were quickly rescued and taken to the Shelter. The third kitten proved more wily.  The traps were reset the following evening, but the rescue operation was hampered by an incoming thunderstorm.  Unable to reach the kitten, the rescuers' main concern was that he would drown as the water level rose.  After the storm passed, a little meow was heard; the kitten had climbed up into the joists to escape the rising water.  Food was left for him along with a dry towel as bedding. 

 

When the trap was reset the following morning, the kitten ventured out, but could not be lured to the food.  Later that day, the trap was reset, yet again, but with some fresh tuna (now really, what cat could resist fresh tuna!).  As one of the rescuers explained, "When he smelled the tuna, the little stinker came right out and went for it!"  (Seems this little kitten has a sophisticated palate!)  Kitten #3 was named Stormy because of all he endured.

  

All in all, a successful rescue!  Summer is being fostered by one of the hospital employees.  The kittens are being fostered by Moore Humane Society Board Members, and we're happy to report that Stormy has been adopted!  If you'd like to meet these resilient felines, please call the Shelter. (Photos: Zeus is black and white, Barnabus is gray and white.)

 

 

Successful Trap, Neuter and Release

 

Moore Humane Society recently trapped a mother cat and her four kittens at Providence Place Retirement Community in Aberdeen. The mother cat was spayed, vaccinated for rabies, and released. The kittens were successfully socialized and all but one of them have been adopted! Kineau, a handsome boy, is still waiting for his fur-ever home!  Come meet this playful, photogenic kitten!

Little Gipper Update

 

Thanks to the compassionate and generous community in which we live, we have reached (and surpassed) our fundraising goal for Gipper's medical expenses. We are so thankful to everyone who donated or help spread the word! Any donations above and beyond his expenses will go to other animals, like Gipper, who come to us in need. Your support means we can keep our doors open and continue our lifesaving work...thank you!   

 

 

 

The Story of Charmer

 

On Wednesday, June 29th, Moore Humane Society received a call from a woman at Pinehurst Medical Clinic reporting an injured stray kitten, crying in the bushes.  The kitten was very weak and unable to stand or walk.  The kitten was taken to our vet.  Upon examination, the vet informed us that Charmer's injuries had to have been caused intentionally. This kitten fought valiantly for his life, but eventually succumbed to the injuries caused by the unspeakable abuse he endured.

 

Charmer was a very sweet and loving kitten.  Despite his unbearable pain, he still offered affection to those around him.  We mourn the loss of his brief life but are grateful that he knew love before passing away. 

 

If you would like to make a donation in memory of Charmer, please click here.  All donations will serve as a tribute to him and will help other injured and abused animals that come to us in need.

 

 

 If You Suspect Abuse

 

If you suspect abuse, it's very important to report it to Moore County Animal Control at (910) 947-2858.  Animal Control Officers are responsible for enforcing all state laws and ordinances pertaining to animals, including investigating cruelty or abuse.

 

In addition to reporting abuse to Animal Control, we also encourage you to report it to Moore Humane Society by calling (910) 947-2631.  Although we have no policing authority, we maintain a record of every call received and are able to monitor the status and outcome of the report.  New laws also allow a citizen to file a civil cruelty complaint.

 

For more information on animal abuse and how to recognize it, please visit http://www.humanesociety.org/issues/abuse_neglect/tips/cruelty_action.html

  

 

Kennel and Cage Sponsorship

 

Looking for a meaningful and unique way to help homeless animals in Moore County?  Consider sponsoring a dog kennel or cat cage!

 

A personalized plaque will display your generosity for a full year! Plaques can be listed as an individual, family, friend, or in the name of a company or organization.  They can also be given as a gift or made in honor or in memory of a loved one.

  

For more information, please click here or contact Elizabeth Siebenhar at 910-691-9797 or elizabeth@moorehumane.org.

Mark Your Calendars!

 

Charity On Tap Event at Railhouse Brewery, Aberdeen; August 26th

Enjoy live music and locally brewed beer, 7:00 - 11:00 PM. Moore Humane Society will provide the guest bartenders for the night; all money raised in tips and on the 50/50 drawing will go directly to Moore Humane Society! More Information

 

Moe's Southwest Grill Fundraising Dinner, Aberdeen; August 27th

Moe's donates 15% of the tickets left in the donation box to Moore Humane Society.  

  

PetSmart's National Adoption Weekend

September 9th, 10th, and 11th.  Area shelters will have booths and kennels set up throughout the store to show off their pooches and kitties. Of course we'll be there, too!

 

PetSmart Adoption Weekend, September 17th and 18th, 12:00 to 4:00 PM

Stop by and say hello to our cats,dogs, pups and kittens; you may just find your next best forever friend!

Shelter Challenge Round 3 Voting Has Begun!

The third round of voting ends September 18th.  We are currently in 6th place for NC shelters, and 278 overall!  Please help us jump up to the top 5 in the state! Vote once a day, every day. Every time you vote, or tell a friend to vote, you are making a difference for us. Vote today!   

Coming in September:  The Dog Days of Summer

Puppy Class Update

The Story of JP

New Arrivals at the Shelter 

 

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Moore Humane Society
PO Box 203  |  Southern Pines, NC 28388
moorehumane@embarqmail.com  |  www.moorehumane.org
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