Updated: Jan 29
The Pet Gazette News from Animal Harbor November 1, 2019
The North Wind is calling, is calling, And we must whirl round and round, And then, when our dancing is ended, We'll make a warm quilt for the ground. from "The Leaves," Anonymous
GET 'EM WHILE THEY'RE HOT!
Pets of the Month
Angel Fest a Rousing Success!
On October 4th, crowds gathered in Sewanee for the annual Angel Fest. Sponsored by the Sewanee Business Alliance and Joseph’s Remoldeling Solutions, the event benefits Housing Sewanee (Sewanee’s version of Habitat for Humanity) and Angel Park. Joseph’s Team pitched in to make it a success, and a success it was! Animal Harbor was there handing out literature, Low-Income Spay/Neuter information, and tickets for free face paintings. Children chose a dog or cat question to answer, and came out of the Lemon Fair with beautiful face art painted by Alyssa Sumpter, Julia Sumpter, and Autumn Welch.
Three cool cats modeling cat T’s and whimsical whiskers!
Adopt a Senior Pet Month - Meet Estelle
The Healing Power of Max and Alex
Being avid cat lovers, Ronnie and Lisa have always had a crew of cats ruling the roost at their home. Every cat that has graced their home has either been a stray or a cat from Animal Harbor. In fact, Ronnie was the first proud adopter at the new shelter facility in 2014, adopting a gorgeous, loving brown tabby, Tiger! Their love for rescue cats is so strong that Lisa and Ronnie nursed and spoiled feline aids positive cat Whiskers for many years until he succumbed to the awful disease. Unfortunately in the fall of 2018, the Prince’s world was completely shaken. Tiger unexpectedly passed from poisoning, and Ronnie was diagnosed with the blood cancer Multiple myeloma. While unsure of their future, they never doubted that a new cat would bring emotional and physical healing into their home. Luckily for Max and Alex, they thought two kittens would bring double the fun and healing! Ronnie’s cancer journey was not easy, but having the two rescue cats in the home, made coping with all the suffering a little easier. Fast forward one year and we are so happy to report that Ronnie is in remission, and Max and Alex are growing up in the most loving home you could ever imagine!
NATIONAL SHELTER APPRECIATION WEEK
November 3-9 is a time to celebrate animal shelters all over the country and applaud the work they do to rescue and rehome companion animals. Bringing together the right person and the right pet is only one of the many things that shelters do every day. Medical treatment, food, emotional rehabilitation, and community education add meaning to the mission and help ensure that healthy pets are available for adoption. Honor your local shelter by dropping off supplies, treats, and bedding, or by investing in the continuing stability of the organization through a monetary gift that honors the pet in your life.
This is the difference that your investment in Animal Harbor can make in the life of an abandoned or abused animal.
KEEP YOUR PETS HEALTHY THIS FALL
Probably the number one concern for pets during the fall and winter is Antifreeze. If it is leaked or spills on the ground, your pet is in danger of kidney failure and death. The sweet taste and odor of ethylene glycol is attractive to many animals. Antifreeze which uses propylene glycol is less toxic but still should be kept out of reach, and both kinds mopped up immediately if spilled. Warning signs include vomiting, stumbling, depression, tremors, and twitching muscles and eyes. If treated promptly, pets can recover. Keep all antifreeze and paint well capped and locked up. Christmas snow globes contain ethylene glycol, so keep them away from playful cats and pups!
A broken snow globe could kill your cat.
Did you know?
This year a survey indicated that around 29 million people plan to dress up their pets in Halloween costumes. Nothing was said about matching outfits... Chocolate candy in your child’s Trick or Treat bag can be deadly to your pets. Ghost Faced bats love to be together and throw slumber parties that include upwards of half a million other bats just “hangin’ around.” Black cats were nearly exterminated during the Black Plague because of their supposed association with witches. That backfired on the populace however, as there were no mousers left to deal with rats carrying the plague-ridden fleas, and 60% of the population died. On Dartmoor, a Richard Cabell was said to have sold his soul to the Devil. When he died in 1677, ghostly black hounds were seen around his burial place. This tale inspired Arthur Conan Doyle to write The Hound of the Baskervilles.
DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS
Don’t forget to set your clocks back before going to bed on Saturday, November 2nd.
WILL SOMEONE JUST TELL ME WHAT TIME IT IS?
ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL Holidays to share with your friends. NOVEMBER Adopt-a-Senior-Pet Month (ASPCA) Pet Cancer Awareness Month and Pet Diabetes Month 11/03-09/19 National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week (HSUS) 11/17/19 National Black Cat Day 11/28/19 National Dog Show (Kennel Club of Philadelphia)