The first batch of kittens have cleared their health checks, been spayed and neutered and have made their way up to the main house for adoption. There’s nothing in cat house #5 but bouncing bundles of pure kitten cuteness.
Kitten season was a little late getting here this year. Thanks to our TNR (trap, neuter, return) program, the numbers are down, but there are still many kittens that will need a home. As you can see from the photos there are kittens of every kind. We are sure if you come and look, you will fall in love with at least one.
There are so many people to thank for our success each and every day. From the moment the day starts to the time we close, it’s the volunteers who make it possible. Our play yard volunteers give each dog a chance to start the day with some fun. Our laundry ladies keep the mountains of laundry under control. Thanks as well to those who come and spend quiet time on a regular basis grooming and showing our cats and kittens tender loving care. Thank you also to the public for the outpouring of support that has been shown to us in these trying times, and to those of you who have been there since the beginning. From the smallest donation to the largest, we could not do it without you. And a special thank you, with sympathy, for those who give us the last of the food and belongings left after a beloved pet has passed away. We know what a hard time this is for you, and we appreciate your thoughts of us. We’re grateful to those who ask donations be sent to us in lieu of flowers when a family member passes. Bless you all.
There is always a never-ending list of needs that go along with running an animal shelter. The cleaning never ends, therefore we go through many gallons of bleach and dish soap and laundry soap, as well as hoses, nozzles and dial-in spray dispensers.
When one of our animals has a bit of tummy trouble, we can sometimes stabilize it with some plain yogurt. Our van runs constantly delivering animals to and from the vet, so there’s the maintenance and fuel expenses. We use towels and blankets and animal carriers. You get the point.
If you’d like to contribute to any of these needs, large or small, we graciously accept donations of gift cards to any of the local markets or feed stores. We get our hardware at Ace and Home Depot. We also accept monetary donations or goods. Thanks again to all of you for being there for the animals of this community.
If you would like to learn more about our facility, or meet the wonderful animals onsite, come and see us at 812 S. McLane Road, or look us up on the web at www.humanesocietycentralaz.org. You may also want to visit www.itsbuggingme.com — one of our supporting sites which has a link for donations to our shelter.
First Friday, June 6 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Down the Street Art Gallery on West Main Street will host a silent art auction in our benefit; Wine Tasting at Gerardo’s Italian Bistro Sunday, June 14 from 2 to 4 p.m. featuring “Wines of the World,” proceeds benefit our new shelter building fund; we will also be at the Strawberry Festival next weekend.