Kittie of the Month: Mad about Maddie
Maddie is a medium hair Tortieshell with some white coloring. Staff found her one morning, abandoned on the Shelter doorstep. Maddie appears to be a young adult; she's been spayed and is current on vaccinations. She is just as sweet as can be and is very laid back. Maddie has done very well with her new found feline friends in our cat room. It's hard to see in the photo, but she has gold eyes and is also slightly cross-eyed which is adorable, in and of itself! Stop by and spend a little time with this unique and loving gal! She is simply irresistible!
Pooch of the Month: Lazarus Rises
Cold. Starving. Tied to a tree without access to food, water, or shelter. That’s how Shelly, a Moore Humane Society Shelter Manager, found a dog when she responded to a call from a concerned citizen in November 2012. This shepherd mix, whom we call Lazarus, was emaciated, his eyes sunken from lack of food and water. Shelly talked to the property owner and explained that Moore Humane Society could take the dog to a vet if he was surrendered; otherwise, she doubted he would live much longer.
Miracles do happen. After three days at the vet's facility and over two months in foster care, Lazarus has been brought back to life. This incredibly handsome fellow is about 2 years old and weighs 53 pounds – a far cry from the 31 pounds of skin, bones, and dirt that Shelly rescued. He’s now at the shelter, loving life, playing with the other dogs, and waiting for his forever family. Don’t let him wait too long!
And even more good news! There was a second dog at the same property who was in extremely poor but not life-threatening condition. With the permission of the property owner, the woman who reported the abuse to Moore Humane Society took Gracie home for a few days. Moore Humane Society provided vet care, and Gracie bounced back. The home was intended to be a temporary stopping point, but this good Samaritan fell in love with Gracie and made her part of the family!
Moore Humane Society's Super Bowl FUNdraiser at Beefeaters!
Many thanks to everyone who supported this great event, and a special thanks to the staff and management of Beefeaters! Great food, great company, and a game that turned out to be a nailbiter at the end!
Holding the winning ticket numbers from the drawings at the end of each quarter were:
First Quarter: Anita Carter........................$5,000
Second Quarter: Grant Miller....................$5,000
Third Quarter: Randy Calhoun...................$5,000
Fourth Quarter: Sandra Blake...................$5,000
We hope to see you all next year... mark your calendars for Super Bowl XLVIII in February 2014!
Updates on Our Fostered Animals
Many folks continue to ask about Lovie, the injured cat who was removed from a car's engine. Dr. Broadhurst is using a special gel to help Lovie heal more quickly. We have our fingers crossed...
In early January, Milly (Photo Below Left), a Chihuahua mix, and her three tiny puppies were found by the owners of a newly purchased home and brought to Moore Humane Society. Milly suffered from a prolapsed gland of the third eyelid, commonly referred to "Cherry Eye"... in each eye! Having recovered from corrective eye surgery, Milly is ready for her new home!
Her three puppies, practically hairless, were too young to stay at the Shelter, and were immediately placed in foster homes.
Mason, Kendra, and Marissa are all thriving...and the report from Marissa's foster mom is that "she is the sweetest girl, weighing a mere three pounds in January, now tipping the scales at four!" She enjoys snuggling with Alex, the family's very patient Shih Tzu... "she bites his ears and takes his toys; he responds by licking her ears and neck!"
Here's Marissa, looking fashionable in This is Mason on the day he arrived at the
her signature pink sweater! at the Shelter. Can you imagine how cold the
Photo taken in early February. pups were, huddled underneath that house?
Little Kendra, in early January, had the most fur of the three puppies... but certainly not enough to keep warm during a cold January!
If you would like to join our Foster Care Program, please call the Shelter at 910-947-2631 and ask to speak with a Manager.
Charlie Makes His Stage Debut as Sandy
Lights, Camera, Action! Imagine our delight when Pine Middle School Drama Coach David Mosley asked if one of our pooches could fill the role of Sandy in their upcoming production of Annie!
When Mr. Mosley visited the Shelter, he spotted Charlie, a year old Terrier/Mix, and recognized his raw talent!
Charlie will rehearse with the cast for the dress rehearsal on Thursday, March 7th, and will perform for the public on Friday, March 8th and Saturday, March 9th.
We hope you'll join us, celebrating Charlie's acting debut... and cheering on all of the young thespians!
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 email@example.com. Let us know how your best friend is doing and attach your photos as jpeg files.)
We didn't receive a photo from the family who adopted Dottie (now named Stella)... but their update makes us smile!
"I just wanted to give you an update on Dottie. She is still a little skittish, but I think acclimating very well. She sleeps with us at night, is finding her favorite spots, and eats very well. She loves to be outside! Anytime she's outside the fenced area, she is on the harness... she runs like a rabbit! The other dogs are very curious about her... I think in time they will be good friends.
"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
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 (usually the second Saturday of each month, unless we have an event conflict). Please visit our website at www.moorehumane.org and click on the Volunteer tab. Register to attend and we'll be in touch!
Many Volunteers walk our dogs and pups at Hillcrest Park and socialize with them in our side yards. Volunteers also serve as dog handlers during our Adult Dog/Puppy Training classes!
Volunteers working in the Cat and Kitten Rooms at the Shelter help socialize and care for the animals. Here Volunteer Melissa bathes a kitten. "They don't hate it as much as people think," she explained to onlookers! If you love kitties, this is a great opportunity to share that love!
Twice a year, our felines are in residence in the PetSmart Cat Room for an entire month. Volunteers and Moore Humane Society staff are available during store hours to care for the cats and kittens, play with them, and introduce them to interested store customers.
Many of our Volunteers participate in the various adoption events held throughout the year. The Moore Humane Society booth always draws a lot of attention at AutumnFest, HollyFest and SpringFest... people can't resist the opportunity to stop by and greet our gorgeous animals! We also participate in various Moore County parades... you'll see our Volunteers walking dogs, holding the banner, and toting signs at the St. Patrick's Day, July 4th, and Christmas Parades. And let's not forget events like the Cinco de Mayo Costume Pooch Parade...so many opportunities to help Moore Humane Society Save Moore Animals!
During the 2012 July 4th Parade in Pinehurst Village, our Volunteers and pooches marched in formation, appropriately decked out in red, white and blue! Here is Lead Volunteer Lynn, our multi-tasker...carrying our banner and walking a dog!
Lead Volunteer Denise helps showcase our felines at a PetSmart Adoption Event. One weekend each month, Moore Humane Society staff transport some of our animals to the store, and volunteers are essential to the success of the event. We've been told by many store customers that our animals are the best looking and best behaved! (And sometimes they are in costume!)
If these activities sound like fun, join us! Whichever activity or event appeals to you, Lead Volunteers are available to show you the ropes and get you started!
If you would like to help out as a Volunteer Kennel Attendant, please contact a Shelter Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 910-947-2631 .
Chewy's Short List... of Necessities for the Dogs (and Cats)
Chewy is a handsome five year old Australian Shepherd/mix with soulful eyes that few can resist. Want to see him smile? Come to the Shelter with a bag of food, a chewy toy (Woof! Get the pun???), or a leash and harness! Visit with him, give him a tummy rub, and get ready for a big kiss!
- 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, Kong toys for 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
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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!