Kitty of the Month: Sasha the Star
With her glossy black coat and gleaming green eyes, this month’s featured cat looks like a feline movie star. In Sasha’s case, however, beauty isn’t just skin deep. She has a sweet disposition, loves to be petted, and gets along well with the other cats in our cat room.
Sasha, who is spayed and declawed, was surrendered to the shelter after her owner passed away suddenly. Accustomed to a good home and the company of a small dog (Sassy, also at the shelter), 10-year-old Sasha is eager to find a new family to love. Wouldn’t you like to bring this well-behaved beauty into your life?
Pooch of the Month: Sweet and Sassy
Meet Sassy, a spayed Terrier mix who was described by shelter staff as “a pure sweetheart of a dog”. She and her feline friend, Sasha, were surrendered to the shelter after their owner died unexpectedly. About 7 years old, Sassy seems happiest when snuggled up with a person and, truth be told, when it’s time to eat! Sassy has never met a meal she didn’t like, and she’d be healthier if her new family can help her slim down.
Sassy gets along well with other dogs and is used to sharing space (and an owner’s love and attention) with a cat. Is there a place in your heart - and home - for sweet Sassy?
Operation Marlow: An Update
Four weeks into the New Leash on Life program at the Randolph Correctional Center in Asheboro, Marlow is thriving! Lead Volunteer Lynn Stickel and Marlow's future "dad" visited him recently and had this to report: "It was so exciting to watch Marlow deliver mail from a mail box, retrieve a bottle of water from a refrigerator, and best of all... sit on command without budging until he heard the magic word: Come! The instructor asked us to try to distract him from his sit command, but no luck... he did not break concentration once!"
The trainer asked Lynn to photograph Marlow with the prison kitty (below), just to show how well he behaves around felines! We thought this was Marlow's invitation to play, or maybe a demonstration of a yoga position, but no... he was given the command to Kneel, and this is how it looks! Notice that no one is holding his leash... that's a good boy, Marlow!
A Cry For Help In The Night...
One evening in early November, we received a call on our emergency line, reporting an injured cat found in the engine of the caller's car. An older feline who most likely had been abandoned, her facial injury was exacerbated by her poor health and emaciated condition. We were able to remove her from the car and rushed her to our vet's office for emergency care. We were gratified to learn that she could recover, and promptly named her Lovie. Although Shelter staff were instructed in the caring for her wound, it became clear that Lovie would benefit from foster care. The perfect animal loving family responded to our call for help: Lovie's foster mom is a nurse, her foster dad loves to rest with a kitty in his lap, and her foster siblings include a gentle Great Pyrenees and recently adopted kitten! Lovie has come through Phase I of her recuperation with flying colors, and is healing nicely.
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, posting a few photos each month, so keep those updates coming! (If you'd like us to post the story of your adopted furry family member, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Let us know how your best friend is doing and attach your photos as jpeg files.)
On November 3rd and 4th, Moore Humane Society participated in PetSmart's National Adoption Event in the Aberdeen, NC store. Several of our alumni and their proud families stopped by to say hello, which is a huge treat for us!
BooBoo was one of the six lab pups left in a bait cooler on the Shelter doorstep last June. All six were fostered and adopted!
My, how you've grown, BooBoo!
A store customer was pushing her cart down the aisle, with her pooch sitting nicely in the child seat! A staff member looked up, and called out "Little Bit!" Sure enough, Little Bit was shopping with her mom!
Rally is a sweet little girl with a big personality! She and her new family made us all smile! We've heard that she enjoys her romps through the local dog park, making friends wherever she goes!
This is Mae and her dad!
Mae was the first in a litter of beagle pups to be adopted. We're happy to report that all of the pups, and Momma Maybel, have all found great homes!
Willy and his mom stopped by to chat! We've heard that Willy, and his litter mate Waylon, remain good buddies, often visiting and taking walks through Rassie Wicker Park and the surrounding neighborhoods in Pinehurst!
"The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Sketch a Pet
Just a couple more weeks to take advantage of the Sketch A Pet promotion! New England artist ShawnaLee Kwashnak is sketching to benefit Moore Humane Society! No need to fight the crowds on Black Friday! You can get a jumpstart on your holiday shopping from the comfort of your home! When you email or snail mail her a photo of your pet (dog, cat, horse, hamster, bunny, goldfish... any and all critters are welcome) she will send you a hand rendered graphite portrait on 100% acid free paper with a neutral mat. Two sizes (11x14 or 14x18) are available. Please click on those cute faces to the left for more details. This promotion ends November 30th...don't delay! A sample of ShawnaLee's work can be viewed on her website, www.shawnalee.com .
Join Our Volunteers!
Looking for an enjoyable and rewarding activity to share with your kids? Do you have a soft spot for animals and would love to help them but can't adopt? Consider joining our Volunteers! The first step is to attend the Volunteer Orientation (the second Saturday of each month). 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 a Shelter Manager at www.moorehumane.org or call 910-947-2631 .
Taffy's List of Necessities for the Cat Room
Taffy is a recent arrival to our Cat Room. Handsome yet modest and unassuming; laid back but playful. "It's just plain bad manners to boast about good looks; everyone knows that physical beauty is fleeting while personality lasts a lifetime! I'm a team player and get along with all of the other cats! They know they can depend on me to keep their interests and needs in mind! So I've listed the items that need replenishing below..."
- Topical Tick and Flea Treatment: Advantage for cats
(and Advantix for dogs)
- Friskies canned cat food (Turkey and Giblets)
- Purina Pro Plan dry food for cats/kittens
- Shampoo for kittens and puppies
- Pet Food: Purina Pro Plan dry food for dogs/pups
- Tall cat trees
- Washable toys for cats and dogs
- Non clumping clay kitty litter
- Stainless steel puppy bowls
- Canned puppy food (ground, not chunky; non-gravy,
- Canned dog food (non-gravy, please)
- Harnesses for dogs, all sizes
- Gentle Leader collars for dogs, all sizes
- ThunderShirts, all sizes
Are You Friends With Us on Facebook?
If you use Facebook, don't forget to LIKE the Moore Humane Society page! We now have over 1100 folks who like us, and we'd love to make it to 1,200!