Pooch of the Month: Our Little Karma
Karma, a cute eight week old shepherd/mix pup, arrived at the Shelter at the end of January, and quickly wormed her way into our hearts! Unfortunately, she developed a prolapsed rectum requiring immediate care.
Karma was whisked off to our local vet's for surgery, and then transported to a veterinary clinic specializing in puppy care for further evaluation and observation.
The vet felt that Karma's problem was most likely due to parasites! Karma came back to the Shelter for a day or so, and then, we are happy to say, was adopted!
Please consider making a donation today to help us with the cost of little Karma's surgery and medications. Your support is the reason we can help animals, like Karma, when they come to us in need of medical care. Your donation helps us to continue our life saving work! Please make checks payable to Moore Humane Society, referencing Karma Fund, and mail to: Moore Humane Society, P.O. Box 203, Southern Pines, NC 28388.
Kitten of the Month: Darling
Picture this: on the morning of February 1st, a call came in on our emergency line from the owner of Darling's Pub. He had discovered a kitten trapped in the bottom of the restaurant's grease barrel, had managed to pull her out, and placed her in a cardboard box for safekeeping... or so he thought. The next time he checked, the kitten was gone, and that's when the Hide and Seek game began.
The kitten, whom we now call Darling, moved from her hiding place in some thick bushes to under a neighbor's porch to a hole behind a wall leading into a store basement and back to the bushes... with Moore Humane Society staff, store customers and bystanders all in hot pursuit.
Eventually, Darling was surrounded and brought to safety... no easy feat given the slipperiness of her coat! At the Shelter she was vaccinated, given a much needed bath, and fed what was probably her first meal in quite some time! Exhausted, traumatized, but with a full belly, she finally fell asleep, safe at last!
After several more baths and lots of tender loving care from staff and volunteers, Darling is making an amazing recovery. She is learning to trust her caregivers, responding to their gentle touch, rolling onto her back for belly rubs!
Come meet this 13 week old sweetheart, and share in the joy as she takes the next step in her new life!
Alumni Photo Gallery
We're always interested in hearing from folks who have adopted our pooches and kitties, providing them with "fur-ever" homes! We'd like to make this a regular feature of the e-newsletter, so keep those updates and photos coming! (If you'd like us to post the story of your adopted furry family member, please send your photo as a jpeg file to firstname.lastname@example.org . We'll print a couple in each e-newsletter.)
Six month old Chisai, formerly known as Sandy, with two year old sibling Sushi, both wear transmitter collars to keep them on the property. Chisai's owner attended the adoption event at Pooch Park in the Pines in May, 2011. Sandy and her litter mate Teddy (who is now called Louie and living in IL) both found their "fur-ever" families that weekend! Chisai (pronounced Chee-sigh) is the Japanese word for "youngest and/or smallest"; appropriate for being the youngest, although it's unlikely that she will remain the smallest!. Chisai and Sushi are regular pals, playing constantly, when they're not sleeping... on the furniture, or course! They make constant use of the doggie door, going in and out all day.
Scamp, now called Scampi, was adopted during the summer of 2011. His owners tell us that he is very smart... right from the start he learned to sit, give his paw, give kisses, and was immediately potty trained! While he understands his owners' commands, he also learned how to sucker his mom into giving him what he wants! Since his owners work from home, Scampi is in heaven... mom and dad are around 24/7! He shares his time with his extended "fur-family"... five goats, two cats and several chickens! He collects fresh eggs from the hens, one at a time, and is very careful not to break them!
The Super Bowl FUNdraiser at Beefeater's
It was a great night, especially if you were rooting for the Giants and held the winning numbers for the end of the quarter drawings! Our lucky winners are:
1st Quarter: Jere and Mary McKeithen.......$5,000
2nd Quarter: Tim and Kim Fairly..................$5,000
3rd Quarter: Scott Olsen........................... $5,000
4th Quarter: Ronnie Barnes........................$5,000
Congratulations to our winners, and many thanks to everyone who showed their support of Moore Humane Society! Mark your calendars for next year... this is going to be an annual event!
Looking for a Few Good Animal Lovers...
Want to join our volunteers? The first step is to attend the Volunteer Orientation. Please visit our website at www.moorehumane.org and click on the Volunteer tab. Register to attend and we'll be in touch!
If you would like to help out as a Volunteer Kennel Attendant, please contact Diane Lisevick, our Volunteer Coordinator, at email@example.com .
Our Felines' Wish List
After conferring with the other felines, Goldie (photo on the right) compiled a Wish List. "Warm weather is almost here," she purred. "Every kitty concerned about her girlish figure wants to work off that winter padding... and we want our coats glossy and soft... bring on the Purina Pro Plan!"
- Advantage flea treatment for cats
- Pet Food: Purina Pro Plan
- Stainless steel litter boxes (available at PetSmart)
- Friskies canned turkey and giblets (pate) for cats
- Shampoo for kittens
Moore Humane Society Greeting Cards - Cards for Any Occasion!
Did your puppy finally poop outside? We have a card for that! Did your teenage daughter pick up her room? Did your husband finally remember to take out the trash? Guess what? We have cards to celebrate those momentous events, too!
It doesn't matter how silly the occasion, we are sure to have a card to fit what you are looking for. Birthdays, anniversaries, St Patrick's Day, you name it, we can handle it!
And on the plus side, your $20 donation will also help Moore Humane Society continue SAVING MOORE ANIMALS!!!
If you would like us to send a card to someone special, click on the link on our home page www.moorehumane.org and fill out the order form.
Are You Friends With Us on Facebook?
If you use Facebook, don't forget to LIKE the Moore Humane Society page! We have over 900 folks who like us, and we'd love to make it to 1,000!