Fabulous Felines Free Lecture Series: Pet Trusts – Providing for Your Furry Friends in Your Estate Plan

Cat-Wearing-TophatThe third installment in the Fabulous Felines Free Lecture Series proudly presents Sara R. Traub, JD, CPA, speaking on Pet Trusts: Providing for Your Furry Friends in Your Estate Plan. Not all cats are as well-heeled as the prosperous gentleman to the right – ours would much rather spend their time sleeping on their favorite spot on the couch (which used to be our favorite spot on the couch), grooming themselves, staring out the window at the neighborhood birds, or playing with our feet under the covers in the middle of the night than worrying about money. So, it is up to us to make sure that they will be safe and secure after our own nine lives are up.

SaraTraubSara Traub is an attorney with the law firm of Pregenzer, Baysinger, Wideman & Sale in Albuquerque. Ms. Traub has received degrees in law and business from the University of New Mexico, and is both a practicing attorney and a Certified Public Accountant. Her law practice concentrates on tax and estate planning, probate, long-term care planning and adult guardianships. She is the past Chair of the Elder Law Section of the State Bar and she is actively involved with the State Bar in providing educational opportunities to the public, to fellow attorneys and to law students about estate planning and elder law topics. She is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and the New Mexico Society of CPAs. Sara is a 2008 graduate of UNM Law School and represents the third generation of her family to become a New Mexico attorney!

This is a wonderful opportunity to join a professional with training and experience in both law and business, and to learn how we can protect our pets in our estate plan. We hope you will join Ms. Traub and Fabulous Felines for this wonderful opportunity!

Date & Time: Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Location: VCA Montgomery Conference Room
9901 Montgomery Blvd
Albuquerque, NM (map . . .)

LectureSeries2014Part3_ThumbnailAdmission: Free!! Also, if you email us at fabulousFelines@comcast.net to let us know in advance that you will be coming, you will be entered in a drawing for a special prize! (you must be present to win)

You can help us greatly by downloading the event flyer (courtesy of Jess Langer), and sharing it with friends, or posting it in your workplace, church, or other public place.

The Fabulous Felines Free Lecture Series would not be possible without the support of our 2014 sponsors. These include VCA Montgomery, Best Friends Pet Cremation, VCA West Mesa, Shelton Jewelers, Steward’s Plumbing, and Clark’s Pet Emporium. Please patronize them, and when you do, thank them for supporting Fabulous Felines!

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Winner of the Wild Love Drawing!!!

ValentineWe held the Wild Love Drawing on March 5, and the winner of the Wild Love Night on the Town was Deborah Muldawer, one of our long-time supporters. We are sure she will enjoy lunch or dinner at the Artichoke Cafe, a bouquet from the Flower Company, and chocolates from Buffett’s Candies.

Of course, Fabulous Felines was the real winner of the event, and we sincerely thank everyone who donated during the month of February. Although we regret that everyone could not win the night out, we hope you will accept our thanks and the satisfaction that your donations have helped improve – or even save – the lives of some beautiful, unique animals.

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Fabulous Felines Free Lecture Series: Cancer in Your Cat – Early Detection Makes a Difference!

For our second installment in the Faulous Felines Free Lecture Series, we are delighted to return to the VCA Montgomery Conference Room, where Dr. Barbara E. Kitchell will give a talk entitled Cancer in Your Cat: Early Detection Makes a Difference.

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Dr. Barbara E. Kitchell and Friend

Cancer is all too common in cats, especially as they advance in age. Dr. Kitchell’s talk will help us learn to detect this disease in its early stages, when it can still be treated. Dr. Kitchell will talk about the common cancers seen in cats, and their early warning signs. She will discuss these topics, and give practical advice for early detection to optimize feline health and wellness.

Dr. Barbara Kitchell, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (Oncology) brings extensive training and experience to her work as Specialty Medical Director for VCA Veterinary Care Animal Hospital and Referral Center, and her specialty in Veterinary Oncology. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Purdue University, and attended UC Davis for her residency in animal oncology and her PhD work in Cancer Biology. Her professional and academic achievements are too numerous to list here, but can be found in her biography at the VCA website. We are honored to include this distinguished professional in the 2014 Fabulous Felines Free Lecture Series, and hope you will join us for an informative and important talk.

Date & Time: Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Location: VCA Montgomery Conference Room
9901 Montgomery Blvd
Albuquerque, NM (map . . .)

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You can help us greatly by downloading the event flyer (courtesy of Jess Langer), and sharing it with friends, or posting it in your workplace, church, or other public place.

The Fabulous Felines Free Lecture Series would not be possible without the support of our 2014 sponsors. These include VCA Montgomery, Best Friends Pet Cremation, VCA West Mesa, Shelton Jewelers, Steward’s Plumbing, and Clark’s Pet Emporium. Please patronize them, and when you do, thank them for supporting Fabulous Felines!

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Join Us For Wild Love 2014!

ValentineEvery year this time, we seem to find ourselves in a romantic mood. That means it is time for our annual Wild Love Fundraiser! Please join us and we will send the person of your choice a special e-Valentine featuring a photo of the beautiful Elizabeth (right), and enter you in our drawing for a very special night on the town.

We started Wild Love back in 2009, and chose the name to emphasize that even the wildest, most frightened, lost cat could be gentled if they are treated with care, patience, and love. For some of the rescued cats in our foster care, we have had to measure this in small victories, such as allowing only certain volunteers to touch them briefly. Other cats who were feral when they came to us have gentled to the point that they eagerly come up to everyone at the foster house and wait to be petted. These victories, small and large alike, are what keeps us going.

To celebrate these wonderful animals, and to give a valentine to you, our supporters, anyone who donates $25 or more in the month of  February will be entered in a drawing for a Wild Love night on the town (just to show our gratitude, if you donated in January, you will be entered as well). This year, that night will feature gifts from three generous businesses and long-time supporters of Fabulous Felines:

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Heart_bulletA $75 gift certificate to the Artichoke Cafe. The Artichoke is truly one of Albuquerque’s finest restaurants. The food is unique and delicious, the atmosphere is elegant and intimate, and the staff will do all they can to give you an evening you will long remember.

FlowerCoLogoHeart_bullet A $50 Gift Certificate from The Flower Company. The Flower Company is a locally owned florist that hand-crafts beautiful arrangements for any occasion. Beth, the owner is a true cat lover, and when you visit The Flower Company, be sure to check out their “Catique” display of cat related crafts, jewelry, and collectables.

BuffettsLogoHeart_bullet A Gift Certificate for a box of chocolates from Buffett’s Candies. Buffetts is an Albuquerque institution, and makes their candies by hand in their store. These delicious chocolates are the perfect treat for evenings at home with your favorite cats.

And, just to make sure everyone is a winner, we will send a special e-Valentine featuring our beautiful valentine girl Elizabeth (above) to a person of your choice.

To send your valentine and to be entered in the drawing, just enter your Valentine’s name below and press the donate button. It will send you to PayPal to finish the donation. If you do not wish to send a Valentine, just leave those fields blank, or if you have already donated this year and wish to have a Valentine sent, just email us at fabulousFelines@comcast.net.


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If you would prefer to enter by sending us a check, just mail it to:

Fabulous Felines
P. O. Box 14841
Albuquerque, NM 87191

And, don’t forget to include the name and email of the person you would like to receive you Valentine!

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Fabulous Lecture Series: Understanding an Enigma: The Cat

For the inaugural talk of the 2014 Fabulous Felines Lecture Series, we are very proud to call on one of our own. Jess Langer has been a volunteer, leader, and true friend to Fabulous Felines since the beginning, and is also blessed with a deep empathy and understanding of cats. On January 26, Jess will speak on Understanding An Enigma: The Cat. She will discuss cat body language and behavior, and how we can use this better to understand our feline friends. She will also touch on the problems of shy cats and ways we can introduce them into our homes and existing cat communities.

Jessica Langer is a tireless advocate for the welfare of cats, a talented writer (see Buddy’s Story on this website), a designer (she does all our event flyers), and has the kind of deep knowledge and intuition about cat behavior that comes from years of working with these animals. Jess has an almost magical ability to connect with cats, and we have seen her charm frightened, wild animals we would hesitate to approach. Please join us for an afternoon of learning how we can better understand the nuances of cat behavior and communication.

We also thank the First Unitarian Animal Advocates for providing the use of their meeting room for this talk.

Date & Time: Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Location: First Unitarian Memorial Hall
3701 Carlisle Blvd NE
Albuquerque (map . . .)

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Please download the event flyer, share it with friends, post it in your workplace, church, or other public place, and help us to bring people to this wonderful talk.

The Fabulous Felines Free Lecture Series would not be possible without the support of our 2014 sponsors: VCA West Mesa, Best Friends Pet Cremation, Shelton Jewelers, Steward’s Plumbing, and Clark’s Pet Emporium. Please patronize them, and when you do, thank them for supporting Fabulous Felines!

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