Friday, December 12, 2008

~Snowball and Alley Cat Rescue (please read)~

Remember Snowball? Well, Joan has painted another one. This time, he is pooped out! Gosh, isn't he just so precious? Her auction starts today, for this painting. The auction ends for the playful version, this afternoon, but if it does not sell, she may re-list it. Joan is an amazing portrait artist, isn't she? Help support my friend, a true starving artist by going to Crow Productions. Check out her blog too! Remember she is offering custom portraits, if you have a pet you want to capture forever in a painting. She can do small and large portraits, just send her a note!

PLEASE READ: So, I have been taking food to the Ferrel cats down the alley. It is one alley away down from mine. There seems to be a big cat colony there. At one spot were I leave the kitten food, it seems someone is taking it. May be the people that live in one of the homes, that the cats are hiding out in. Their back yard looks like "Sanford & Son" (if you get what I mean)..Anyway, I am really annoyed. I get that they are poor and probably cannot do anything about the cat issue, but to take my food urks me! So, because of this I think I am gonna start a non-profit cat rescue. We do not have a ASPCA here in Denver. If I own a cat rescue organization, maybe people will take me more seriously and leave my stuff alone! lol

Anyway, It costs $50 to purchase a trap. I only have one. I cannot just trap one cat, because it is likely it will be a mom of one of the many kittens that are running around. So, I have to do something. If these kittens are not captured, they surely WILL die. I know, I have seen all three of Shadows siblings (which were alley cats) die before they hit 4 months old. These are not quick deaths either. They get terribly injured by another stray animal and go crawl behind something to die...which takes days, because they end up getting eaten alive by maggots. YES THIS IS REALITY!

So, I have decided to start a blog for the non-profit and try to raise money for cages, food, vet bills and such to help with this problem. It is all I can think of, to save these little poopers!~

I will be offering special felted dolls and other kitty items and some of Joan's paintings, in order to help raise money. If you want to donate, please email me and I will keep you informed when I get this whole non-profit started. I have never done one, so I will be asking one of my girlfriends for help, who has.

I have been praying on this for a long-time. Just last night I worry a lot about the poor things and it can be very difficult for me emotionally and financially. This idea about a non-profit comes from the holy spirit, I know. So, pray for me, but especially pray for the well being of all the little kittens!

PS~ I need help with a name for my non-profit...any suggestions?


Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

I will try and help you anyway I count me in..on a name..thats going to be tough..hate coming up with names..but how about Jennys angels Non-profit fund for kittys..oh this is probably corny..but anyway..take care...and thanks for doing this for these poor babys...
Gina ;)

CatHerder said...

Just surfed into your blog...wanted to say youre doing a great husband and I have been saving strays for over 25 years..and yes it can get quite expensive...we spent over 4 thousand dollars on one stray we found last year..he was a beautiful lilac point siamese...he wound up dying anyway (had heart disease). It can be very trying at of the biggest and most important things you can do is to educate people about spaying and neutering...and letting their cats out..dont know your situation, but be sure to keep your strays apart from any animals you have in your home until they are tested for fiv/felv, distemper and entire herd became infected with bartonella last year, and it was VERY EXPENSIVE to keep them on meds for a month. Good luck to me when you are up and running and I will donate a piece of my jewelry to your cause...or just leave a message on my blog :-)