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TPC January 09 Newsletter

  1. 1. ctãá yÉÜ g{Éâz{à The Pet C o n n e ct i o n , I n c. 5 9 1 8 B ro a d m o o r , M i s si o n K S 6 6 2 0 2 9 1 3 - 6 7 1 - P E T S www.thepetconnection.net Volume 3, Issue 1 Pom Pom Needs Your Support 01/01/2009 Written & Edited by Brandi Bruns sis & details. Two advisory On 12/30/08, Pom Pom committee members & two took his first jaunt around the Inside this issue: Board of Directors unani- front lounge in his new cus- Calendar Model 2 mously opted to surgically tom designed wheel chair. Available Programs 2 repair the damage, but the He will now be our front Happy Tails—Rocco 3 surgeon reported that Pom room greeter dog! Since his Happy Tails—Pookers 3 Pom was not a good candi- injury, Pom Pom has been Happy Tails—Sammy 3 date. undergoing daily physical TPC Available Pets 4 Pom Pom was found as a therapy to build up strength Dr. Straub came by to ex- TPC & Jack FM 5 stray running down the in his front legs & work his press his bladder & other Rest In Peace—RC 5 street. He is very sweet. He back legs. trained staff came in to New Pet Rooms Open 5 loves to cuddle & be show us how to move him PetPalz We expect his medical to 6 brushed. He’s very content to safely. Mission Animal Clinic run at least $1500. If you TPC Recycle Program 7 be held & loved on. He rides was spectacular in getting would like to donate to- great in the car and is good TPC Wishlist 8 us immediate veterinarian wards Pom Pom’s medical, with dogs but prefers to be care & as expedient as we you can mail a check to The with people. TPC 2008 Statistics: were this may be a saving Pet Connection, 5918 Unfortunately, Pom-Pom was grace for the baby as he Broadmoor, Mission KS • TPC has spayed/neutered 2941 pets in attacked by a dog at our 2008 alone! was provided with immedi- 66202. Please indicate in facility on 12/11/08. We ate care for his wounds. the memo section that your • TPC has provided low-cost vetting to rushed him to the vet for donation is for Pom Pom. 2666 pets in 2008. Some have seen dogs like emergency care immediately You can also donate online • TPC has placed 730 pets in homes this walk again, even after the incident. He is sta- via PayPal by going to during January—December 2008. though it is very rare. We ble but paralyzed. Pom Pom www.thepetconnection.net/ are uncertain if Pom Pom had an old spinal cord injury donate.html and scrolling will ever use his hind legs Hours of Operation: that was weakened by down to Pom Pom’s informa- on his own again. Pom Pom arthritis. When the dog at- tion. Monday: Closed has been stabilized & it is tacked him, he left several Tuesday: 9a-8p our intent is to house him in If you would like to view Wednesday: 9a-8p puncture wounds & further Thursday: 9a-5p the best home possible (our video of Pom Pom’s first fractured his spinal cord. Friday: 9a-8p Executive Director or steps go to KCTV 5’s website Specialists were brought in Saturday: 9a-8p through adoption). Even if at: www.kctv5.com/ from Mission Med Vet, in- Sunday: 9a-8p he is paralyzed he can video/18390919/ cluding a specialty surgeon Pets can be shown Monday’s by appoint- have reasonable accommo- index.html & a radiologist. Three tradi- ment only. Call 913-671-PETS to schedule. dations to lead a quality tional veterinarians were life. consulted about the progno-
  2. 2. Paws for Thought Page 2 Ginger Becomes A Calendar Model With A Cause The Bennett’s adopted Gin- signed her up for Reading Ginger is being featured in ger, a redbone coonhound Education Assistance Dogs the 2009 DVM 360 Calen- mix in January 2007 from (R.E.A.D.) program. Today, dar of Veterinary Events. The Pet Connection. It wasn’t Ginger empowers children to She is happily sporting the long before they realized, read in a relaxed, comfort- March 2009 page. that Ginger was special. The able, nonjudgmental environ- You can view the calendar family noticed a talent for ment. Ginger also visits pa- photos by going to the be- exuding a calm, quiet affec- tients with Alzheimer’s at a low link: tion that put people at ease. local nursing home & the men- http:// They had Ginger certified tal health unit at a new by veterinarycalen- through the Delta Society Mo- hospital. dar.dvm360.com/avhc/static/ Kan Pet Partners Chapter & staticHtml.jsp?id=137945 TPC Available Programs Behavioral Consultations: Pick up *$25 admin fee cats 5-7p *$25 admin fee dogs Walk in 40+ lbs vaccines: *$85 admin fee dogs 8a -12p under 40 lbs Tues- Microchipping: day’s: Surgery Only (vaccines Thursday’s: 7:15p & 8:30p available for surgery pets) Sunday’s: 7:15p Drop Off: 8-9am Our building houses more than just an adop- *Free to adopters Pick Up: 5-6pm tion facility! We also have low cost vet *$5 TPC members p/session Appointments required for services, behavioral consultations, and volun- *$10 non-members p/session TPC offers low-cost HomeA- teer opportunities! surgery patients. Schedule gain microchipping to the appointments by calling 913- Volunteer Orientation: public for $25. Bring your 671-PETS (Required for all volunteers & pet in during open hours! No Prices vary based on income. community service workers): appointment needed. Sunday’s: 6:00p Adoptions: Recycling: Includes Recycle for spay/neuter, homeless vaccines, pets! TPC tested nega- accepts tive (FeLV/ aluminum FIV cats cans, ink & toner cartridges, Heartworm Low Cost Vet Clinic: old cell phones, old laptops, dogs), treated for fleas, Mon-Wed-Fri weekly and iPods. Bring your recy- worms, & micro-chipped. Drop off: 8-10a for surgery clables to The Pet Connec- *$25 membership for all +
  3. 3. Paws for Thought Page 3 Happy Tails—Meet Rocco We adopted Rocco, formerly We had a little difficulty with on mama's pillow next to her known as Koby in July of 08. potty training at first, but now head. We love this little guy He is the most wonderful pet we do not have any prob- more than anything! His was anyone could ever ask for! He lems. He is very smart and an amazing addition to our is a huge mama's boy and has learned to sit, shake, and home and we are hoping to loves to rough-house with his lay down on command as adopt a second Pomeranian Daddy and Grandma as well. long as you have a treat in from TPC in the future! He is incredibly spoiled and hand. likes to sport a Kansas State All the best, Amanda F. hoodie on game days and of His favorite toy is a stuffed course, a Chiefs jersey on monkey from Target, and he Sundays. loves to sleep in the bed right Happy Tails—Meet Pookers We adopted quot;Candyquot; & re- around, & seems to have the so cute! She's growing named her Pookers. She eas- ability to suddenly appear quickly. She is now about 8 ily adjusted to our other cat, out of nowhere no matter months old & despite having Boji. She took a little longer to which part of the house we're to re-adjust to all the things warm up to Dakota, our bea- in! She seems to have made kitties get into, we love her! gle, but now she follows him our 9 year old Boji feel Just a note about her picture everywhere & if he doesn't young again! We can't imag- - this is not typical of her - pay attention to her, she will ine life without her now & she does not act as sophisti- swat at him to get him to we're so thankful to TPC for cated as she looks in the chase her. Some of her favor- hooking us up with her. She's photo - we just caught her in ite things to do are to play adorable & demonic all at a rare quiet moment. Micro- soccer with anything that rolls, the same time. Our other cat seconds after the picture playing fetch with her little Boji is quite a talker, & now was taken, she was attack- bean bag, & cuddling with Pookers is too! You can have ing the camera strap. anyone who sits down. She conversations with her, she'll The Hunter Family loves following all of us talk & answer questions - its Happy Tails—Meet Sammy Dear Pet Connection, recently filed for divorce. adopt her. Samantha (I call her Sammy) Sammy has been such a I've attached a recent picture has adjusted wonderfully in sweet, lovable companion of Sammy. As you can see, her new home. She has be- throughout a very painful time she is very photogenic. come my little buddy. She's in my life. She is such a joy to the best little blessing I've had have around. Rest assured Thank you again, Vicki A. in the last six months. When I that the connection we've adopted her, I had separated made has been a major suc- from my husband, and have cess. Thank you for letting me
  4. 4. Paws for Thought Page 4 Featured Pets Available for Adoption Toby is a very sweet lazy cat that all people. Petey likes other dogs, was gets along with other cats. . but only ones that are bigger then re- him, he tends to get in fights with cently dogs smaller than him. Petey has a Sophie re- bright pink nose with black polka came to us turned dots & a lovely thick coat. Petey is from a local to TPC because the owner just now learning about good Humane was allergic. He is very inde- doggy manners and will need a Society with pendent, curious, playful & home that will continue his training her five In our cageless facility, visitors find can be sweet. He will some- on a daily basis. His play is too puppies. dogs and cats comfortably living in a homelike environment while times play bite. We are rough right now for small children, She is very awaiting their forever home!! working with him on that. but he is learning fast. shy, at least until you give her a nice snuggle & scratch Levi was her back. We are still learn- Baby Boy recently ing about her & will be was originally returned to happy to update you on adopted TPC be- what we have learned. from TPC in cause he 2005 as a can easily kitten & was Henrietta was part of a litter climb a 6 recently of ft. fence. abandoned by his owners over kittens Four of our featured pets last month, Levi loves to be around peo- Christmas vacation with no food, that Sierra, Dutchess, Seamus, & Wolfie have found their forever homes. ple and he enjoys going for water, or shelter. He's friendly came walks. He is very loyal and with other cats & people so he'll to us affectionate. Levi is good probably make a good lap cat. to find with kids, and LOVES play- a new forever home. She is ing fetch and showing off 6-8 months old now. Henri- Marley came to TPC from the local any toy he can get in his etta is still very shy. She has human society. reach to anybody that walks been around dogs and other She is very by. cats. She is scratching post friendly and gets trained. She has gorgeous along great with Ringo was sable-like frosted fur. children. She is rescued by very patient and an individ- is kennel trained. Petey was ual and She knows how found as brought to to quot;sitquot;, quot;stayquot;, & quot;kennel upquot; on a stray TPC to find command. Marley does not like and a new other dogs. Marley does pull when brought to home. He is walking on leash... she is easily TPC to black & gray with a with distracted by squirrels. She loves find a paw. He is about a year old. to play fetch and tug-of-war. new He LOVES lounging in chairs Marley is a beautiful dog & would home. Petey is just over a or baskets, & enjoys spend- be a wonderful family dog. year old. He is sweet, play- ing hours soaking up sun. He ful, friendly, smart, & loves
  5. 5. Paws for Thought Page 5 TPC and 105.1 Jack FM’s Bryan Truta Feature Available Pets Beginning on Thursday Janu- adoption. weekdays at 7:30am and on ary 8, 2009, 105.1 Jack FM’s their website. Featured pets will appear Bryan Truta will host TPC both on air during Jack’s Big weekly in studio with that Breakfast with Bryan Truta week’s featured pet for Rest In Peace—Buster “Our 3 year old renamed RC he had become part of our find him in serious distress, Buster and all I can say is that family. I’ve never seen a cat prompting them to rush him to he was truly a one-of-a-kind so happy to get attention the emergency clinic. After a cat. We came to TPC with from people, his desire to long night at the clinic, they the intention of only getting stay close would easily have brought him to TPC to be one more cat for our house, rivaled even a dog. We monitored by our staff. On and I had my heart set on miss him every day, but are December 28th, Buster took Dixie. However, within 2 min- happy that we could provide his last breath. It is believed Buster and Dixie napping utes of him snuggling up in our him with a good home and a that Buster had a congenital at home. Rest in peace laps, my wife and I had fallen lot of love for his last week liver problem which forced his sweet Buster—12/28/08 for him and we knew there of life.” - The Wessel Family. system to poison itself. This was no way we could walk wonderful kitten will be On December 27, 2008 out without him. Even though greatly missed by his family Buster’s family came home to we only got 1 week with him, & friends at TPC. The Pet Connection Begins Using New Dog and Kitten Rooms On Thanksgiving, volunteers rooms, volunteers built a as well as priming & painting poured into The Pet Connec- large new kitten room. This the dry wall around those tion to help build 6 new dog room can hold up to 12 kit- new windows. rooms & a kitten room at our tens at one time, allowing us If you would be interested in facility. to intake more kittens off of helping with any of the re- our waiting list & into forever These dog rooms have been maining projects, please con- homes. constructed, sheet rocked, tact Jason at 913-671-7387. mudded & tapped, sanded, There is still work to be done. & painted! New curtains We need to paint the inside have been installed & the of the new kitten room. We doggies have moved in! need the new climbing These dog rooms will provide shelves built in the main cat comfort to 6-12 dogs per lounge to be painted. We week. need the new windows in the front cat room & the obedi- New dog rooms thanks to the kind In addition to the new dog donations & volunteers received when ence room finished framing, our trailer & supplies were stolen.
  6. 6. PET PALz Monthly Donor Program The Pet Connection 5918 Broadmoor, Mission KS 66202 913-671-PETS (phone) 913-362-8460 (fax) Name_______________________________________________________ Address_________________________________________________________________ Phone________________________Email_____________________________________ Amount ___$10 ___$25 ___$50 ___$75 ___$100 ___Other__________ ctç uç V{xv~ Please initial the transaction of your choice: _____1st of each month _____15th of each month Please attach a VOIDED CHECK from the account to be drafted. I hereby authorize a bank draft to The Pet Connection on the account designated, for the amount agreed to above on the date indicated above. I understand that it is my responsibility to notify The Pet Connection in writing if I wish to withdraw from this program at any time. I further understand that if the check is dishonored or returned for any reason, that the amount of the check plus a processing fee of $25 (legal limit) will be electronically debited from the account by CCF. Signature__________________________________________ Date______________ ctç uç VÜxw|à VtÜw Please initial the transaction of your choice: _____1st of each month _____15th of each month Type of card_______________________ Expiration date_______________________ Card Number______________________________________________ I hereby authorize a draft on the credit card account designated, for the amount agreed to above on the date indicated above. I understand that it is my responsibility to notify The Pet Connection in writing if I wish to withdraw from this pro- gram at any time. Signature_________________________________________ Date_______________ The Pet Connection, Inc. is a licensed 501 (c) 3 organization. All donations are tax deductible.
  7. 7. Recycling—Go Green and Save Homeless Pets The Pet Connection is pleased to announce that we have expanded our recy- cling program! Recycling is an extremely important reality of the world we live in. We must save our planet!!! Why not raise money to save homeless cats and dogs while we’re at it! Instead of throwing your cans away or taking them to the recycling center, please bring them by The Pet Connection! Cans can be dropped off anytime (open or closed hours) at our facility located at 5918 Broadmoor in Mission KS. Our recycling bin is located on the south-east side of the building next to the obedience center entrance. We are also proud to announce recycling abilities for printer & toner cartridges, old cell phones, laptops, & iPOD’s! Recycling boxes are lo- cated in our main lobby “The Bratcher Lobby” and can be accessed any time during open hours. Simply come in and place your product in the correct box. Want to do a fund raiser for The Pet Connection? Collect aluminum cans, ink cartridges, or cell phones from your schools, your neighborhoods, your clubs and bring them in! You’ll save the planet and you’ll save the lives of homeless pets all at the same time.
  8. 8. The Pet Connection, Inc. is a licensed 501 (c) 3 organization. All donations are tax deductible.

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