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TPC August 08 Newsletter


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TPC August 08 Newsletter

  1. 1. ctãá yÉÜ g{Éâz{à T h e P e t C o n n e c ti o n , In 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 w w w . t h e p e t c o n n e c t i o n . n e t a n d w w w . m y sp a ce . c o m / th e p e t co n n e c ti o n Volume 2, Issue 7 08/01/2008 Written & Edited by Brandi Bruns Sela Needs Your Support—Senior & Diabetic Cat Inside this issue: insulin shots per day & willing to cover the cost of Featured Pets 2 loves every one. She is a Sela’s insulin for the remain- Happy Tails—Abby/Lina 3 great ambassador for The der of her life. Do you have Pet Connection because she it in your heart to give this Happy Tails—Flannigan 3 will sit on anyone's lap & wonderful cat her forever Community Day Aug 20 4 let just about anyone love home? KCK Night Against Crime her up. She’s also known to 4 Sela was adopted from TPC give lots of kisses. She's a Sela’s medical (insulin & cat Microchipping Success 4 from the Mission Mall loca- big girl & about 11 years food) costs TPC $122 per TPC Available Programs 5 tion. In 2006 her adopter old. She is good with both month. She’s been back with showed up, at our new facil- cats & dogs. us for over 2 years now. If Congrats KCK AC 5 ity, with Sela loose in the you are interested in helping Pet Palz Donation Form 6 Update 7/24: Sela has back seat of the car. Sela Sela, please mail your dona- TPC Recycle Program 7 been having dental prob- had been living in the car for tion to The Pet Connection at lems. Today she had to a few days. She was se- 5918 Broadmoor, Mission KS TPC Current Wishlist 8 have all of her teeth pulled. verely overweight & not 66202. Please indicate in She is being put on Purina healthy. It didn't take long the memo section that the TPC 2008 Statistics: DM wet. Donations of food to figure out that Sela was donation is for Sela. Or you are greatly appreciated. • TPC has spayed/neutered 1540 pets in diabetic & needed insulin. can donate online by going 2008 alone! This older love bug has ac- to our STAR Program page Sela would really love to • TPC has provided low-cost vetting to cepted her fate with little to on our website. find her forever home. To 1581 pets in 2008. no complaints. She gets two help in doing so, TPC is • TPC has placed 426 pets in homes during January—July 2008. Halfy’s New Location Now Open—5735 Johnson Drive Hours of Operation: Halfy’s Thrift Boutque is a Stop by to donate or shop at local thrift store based in 5735 Johnson Drive, Mission Monday: Closed Mission Kansas whose pro- KS 66202. Open Mon- Tuesday: 9a-8p Wednesday: 9a-8p ceeds benefit the homeless day—Saturday 10-6. Thursday: 9a-5p pets at The Pet Connection. Closed Sundays. Friday: 9a-8p In June 2008, Halfy’s Thrift They accept donations of Saturday: 9a-8p Or call Halfy’s at 913-236- Sunday: 9a-8p Boutique took on new man- gently used clothes, furni- 9330 for questions, concerns, agement and a new loca- ture, home furnishings, etc Pets can be shown Monday’s by appoint- or volunteer opportunities. ment only. Call 913-671-PETS to schedule. tion. during their open hours.
  2. 2. Paws for Thought Page 2 Featured Pets Available for Adoption Bob is a nately, time. She is housebroken. 2 year Colby old bonded Melina was rescued and Golden only with brought to TPC along with Labra- the son, her kittens. Both Melina, and doodle. who left His for col- owner lege. had a child & decided that Since he can not take Colby In our cageless facility, visitors find dogs and cats comfortably living in she did not have enough time with him & she is scared of a homelike environment while for a high energy, highly the rest of the family, she is awaiting their forever home!! intelligent dog. He lived in a back at TPC looking for a her son Hank, are looking for household with an older pet. new home. She would be their forever home. Melina is Bob has been very stressed best in a quiet home with an a beautiful distinctly marked since he lost his home. He older single person or an Calico. She is very sweet & will only be suitable for a older couple. She has been social. She loves to be home with someone who is around other cats & dogs brushed & is quite the talker. very active. He is a busy dog and does not have a prob- who loves to play with peo- lem with either. She loves to ple & other dogs. Bob is a play with toy balls. Colby is good swimmer & enjoys fre- around 4 years old. quent runs. He is a smart dog, so will need a home Samantha was returned to that wishes to spend a lot of TPC because she was getting Note: 3 of the 5 featured pets last time with him. He is house- out of month have found homes! Congrats broken, crate-trained, & the She is good with other cats. to Cookie, Spike & Angel!!! Spike and Angel were adopted together! responds to basic commands. house. Best of luck in your new forever He must be placed in a home She is a Hank & his siblings came to homes! with no children. very TPC with their mom Melina to sweet & find new homes. He is Hannah friendly trained to use a scratching is 1 year dog. She is good with cats & post. He is playful & loves to old. She tolerates children. She knows is good the commands “Lets go bye- with bye”, “Lets go to bed”, & other “treat”. Samantha does have cats & disk problems in her lower she is back. She was put on glu- extremely loving. She loves cosomine & has had no fur- to be pet & craves attention. ther problem. She does not like to have her lower back play with a fishing pole toy. touched & will growl. Colby was adopted from He is ok with dogs & other Samantha is a dog on the go TPC in 2005 with her cats. Hank chirps like a bird, & will need exercise & play- brother Cheddar. Unfortu- he is talkative.
  3. 3. Volume 2, Issue 6 Page 3 Happy Tails—Meet Ferrelina (‘Lina) & Abracadabra (Abby) I've spent the last year trying Abby likes to eat chocolate ganization is a blessing. I to compose a letter that chip cookies & ‘Lina likes my sincerely hope 2008 is a would reflect the incredible Key Lime Pie. I have to be beautiful year for you. joy having Abracadabra & careful when I'm bak- Ferrelina has brought to our ing! They both talk to us; Warmest regards, Orrin, lives. I am still at a loss for their voices are more bird- Grace, Abby, and 'Lina words. like than cat-like: they war- ************************** ble & trill like nightin- Our cat had died Christmas gales. ‘Lina sleeps with us; Submit your Happy Tails Eve, 2006. We were trying Abby is in my lap every mo- story & photos via email to: to decide if we should adopt ment she can find & both of new cats now or wait. We them lay with us when we were discussing this at over aren't feeling well. Abby Submissions will be posted on lunch, when Orrin opened his still adores belly-rubs & they our Happy Tails page of our Jones Soda. The cap said both are still very shy around website and could be seen in quot;Adopt a Pet.quot; We adopted visitors (although they will our monthly newsletter! Ferrelina and Abracadabra come out and watch people, in January of 2007. Choos- even get petted a little if the ing the girls was a long proc- visitors are here long ess. We wanted companions enough). They both will jump who loved & needed us just at the oddest things, I think as much as we loved & they just like to run. Stairs needed them. I visited them are a particular favorite with several times before bring- them. ing Orrin to meet them. When I saw ‘Lina on his lap I wish you could see how & Abby sitting by his shoul- happy they are here. Thank der, I knew they were the you so much for taking them ones. They were very shy & in & caring for them until we frightened at first, but have could find them. They have blossomed into two of the given us just as much love as most beautiful, perfect cats I we have given them & we all have ever met. thank you with all our hearts, human & feline. Your or- Happy Tails—Meet Fletcher! ************************** Dear Pet Connection, Submit your Happy Tails Fletcher loves going to day story & photos via email to: care - he likes to hang on top of the plastic castle with his crew and watch the common- Submissions will be posted ers run around like maniacs on our Happy Tails page of and then he goes down the our website and could be slide and steals all their balls seen in our monthly newslet- and hoards them in the igloo ter! where he takes his afternoon nap...
  4. 4. Paws for Thought Page 4 TPC Chosen Charity for Whole Foods CommUnity Day—August 20 Visit Whole Foods Market on ent! mately 5% of their total August 20th! sales as a donation to our Whole Food Markets located organization. on 119th Street (just east of As part of the chain’s Metcalf) will host a CommU- “CommUnity Day” program, Proceeds from this fundraiser nity Day on Wednesday each Whole Foods Market will go towards the care of August 20th from 11:00 store is given the opportunity pets available for adoption am—6:30 pm and have to select a local non-profit at our facility as well as vet CommUnity Day August 20th chosen The Pet Connection as organization to be part of services for our low-income 11 am—6:30 pm the non-profit recipient. the one-day promotion. And vet clinic. 6621 W. 119th Street Overland Park KS 66209 The Pet Connection is exte- Proceeds benefit The Pet Connection As a result, The Pet Connec- mely proud to have been Thank you Whole Foods tion will receive approxi- chosen as the August recipi- Market in Overland Park! August 5th—Night Out Against Crime (KCK) Tuesday August 5th is a receive a free t-shirt spon- Stop by and see us! good night to get to know sored by Livable Neighbor- your neighbors at Kansas hoods, Inc. Admission is City Kansas’s “A Night Out free. Against Crime”. Prizes, food, & over 50 dis- Where: Emerson Park plays and information 26th & Armstrong, KCK booths. The Pet Connection will be onsite with animal Everyone is welcome! information and some of our pets available for adoption! The first 100 people will Microchip Event Success On July 17th, The Pet Con- microchip 25 dogs with us there for their Third Thurs- nection participated in Dog Home Again microchips. day celebration. Days on Tomahawk Road at TPC raised $106 from dona- You don’t have to wait for a Prairie Village Shopping tions from the individuals special Microchipping clinic Center. It also marked TPC’s purchasing the microchips. to get your pet micro- first microchipping clinic! All in all, the evening raised chipped! Just stop by The TPC slashed the price of $753 dollars. Thank you to Pet Connection during open microchips for this special Stoney Broke, Ltd. and all hours with your dog or cat. clinic to $20 and micro- the other stores and support- We’ll microchip them on site chipped 12 dogs in the first ers at the Prairie Village and will even mail in all your 30 minutes. All together, Shopping Center for having paperwork for you. It’s only TPC was able to successfully $25.
  5. 5. Paws for Thought Page 5 TPC Available Programs your pet in during open busi- Behavioral Consultations: ness hours! No appointment Tuesday’s: 7:15p & 8:30p needed. Sunday’s: 7:15p *Free to adopters *$5 TPC members p/session *$10 non-members p/session Volunteer Orientation: Adoptions: Recycling: Our building houses more than just an adop- Includes tion facility! We also have low cost vet spay/neuter, services, behavioral consultations, and volun- vaccines, teer opportunities! tested nega- tive (FeLV/ FIV cats Heartworm Recycle for homeless pets! (Required for all volunteers & dogs), TPC accepts aluminum cans, community service workers): treated for fleas, worms, & ink & toner cartridges and Sunday’s: 6:00p micro-chipped. old cell phones. Bring your *$25 membership for all + recyclables to The Pet Con- Low Cost Vet Clinic: *$25 admin fee cats nection, 5918 Broadmoor! Mon-Wed-Fri weekly *$25 admin fee dogs Drop off: 8-10a for surgery 40+ lbs Pick up 5-7p *$85 admin fee dogs Walk in vaccines: 8a -12p under 40 lbs - Schedule appointments by Microchipping: calling 913-671-PETS TPC offers low-cost HomeA- gain microchipping to the - Prices vary based on in- public for $25. Simply bring come. Kitten Euthanasia Decreased by 50% at KCK Animal Control Some of the best things bene- been euthanized. Through sia by 50% when compared fitting the homeless pets in her cooperative effort, Karen to last years numbers. KC, are those least heard partnered with The Pet Con- The Pet Connection is happy about. Karen Sands, Humane nection, Viner rescue, and to work with such a successful Society of Greater Kansas several other groups to take group of people. We know City, had a goal to assist KCK these kittens into their pro- that many of those kittens Animal Control place more gram allowing them a second really thank you. chance at adoption in other kittens this year. venues throughout the metro. Written by Melody Kelso They were in agreement, so Executive Director of The Pet HSGKC started providing This effort has some exciting Connection, Inc. temporary housing and vet results. KCK Animal Control care to many litters of kittens has decreased kitten euthana- who would have otherwise
  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 car- tridges and old cell phones! Recycling boxes are located in our main lobby “The Bratcher Café” and can be accessed any time during open hours. Sim- ply 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.