In Memorium: Dorothy Jackson

Remembering the passing of a kind and generous heart is a sad task, but it also gives us time to give thanks for the lasting blessings such people bring to so many lives. Dorothy Jackson of Des Moines, Iowa was a long-time friend to animals. She loved all cats and kittens, and proudly lived as one of Des Moines true cat ladies. She will be missed by everyone she touched.

Dorothy’s niece, also a kind and generous animal lover, has made a generous donation to Fabulous Felines in memory of her aunt.

 We hope you will join us in honoring the memory of this extraordinary woman, and give thanks for the compassion she showed to all living things.

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Ian is a Very Patient Cat

Ian has long been a favorite among everyone at Fabulous Felines. He is not only a very friendly, beautiful long-haired black cat, but also has proven he can be a calming influence on other cats and people alike. We have often seen him befriend frightened, possibly feral rescues, and help them to become used to human company. He also has gone through a serious illness which required steroid treatments that caused him to gain a large amount of weight. Happily, he has recovered, and returned to his normal svelte figure once we changed his medications.

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Because he is so patient and even tempered, he didn’t mind when kitty volunteer Sarah, one of his human friends, dressed him up in a little summer hat.

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His pal Snickerdoodle, however, was not so sure about the whole thing.

As we said, Ian is a very patient cat.

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Fabulous Felines Summer Food Drive

FabulousFoodDriveIt is time for the kitties’ summer food drive. The kitties need wet and dry food, paper plates, and paper towels. If you are able to donate, please take the items to our donation basket on the feline side of VCA Montgomery at 9901 Montgomery. You can also help by downloading our flyer and posting it in your workplace, church, community center, or just on your refrigerator door.

Also, we hope you will consider volunteering for Fabulous Felines. We have a number of wonderful people who help care for the cats in our foster house, and it is heart warming to see how these once frightened animals respond to love and affection. But, their appetite for love is huge, and we can always use more volunteers. If you are interested, please contact us!

And, don’t forget to like us on Facebook!

Many Thanks, and Happy Meows.

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Kara Urgently Needs a Foster

Kara is a beautiful cat who came to us because her owner died suddenly (you may remember her as our Wild Love poster cat). Her situation was particularly sad. Her companion was a single man who adored her, and died of a heart attack when they were home alone together. When friends went to their home to check on him, they found poor Kara laying beside his body. She is an affectionate but shy cat who is used to a quiet life with an older person or couple.

Kara is in a temporary foster, but her foster companion will be leaving Albuquerque very soon, and cannot take Kara with her. Because Kara is shy, and has been through so much, she would not do well if we put her in with other cats at the foster house. We urgently need to find a foster or a forever home for her. Please contact us if you could open your heart and home to this lovely, affectionate animal.

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Fabulous Felines Free Lecture on Feline Nutrition and Understanding Cat Food Ingredients

ingredientsThe second lecture in the Fabulous Felines Free Lecture Series has the intriguing title: What is on The Bag, and What is in The Bag. In this lecture, Dr. Melinda Eyrich of VCA Montgomery will talk about feline nutrition, how we can understand the often baffling lists of ingredients on cat food bags and cans, and the effect of these ingredients on our cats’ health.

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Dr. Eyrich and Friend

Dr. Eyrich graduated form Northern Arizona University with a B.S in Zoology and Chemistry.  She obtained her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University in Ft. Collins Colorado.  She has a special interest in Cardiac Ultrasound, and enjoys public speaking and working in the community.  She is married, and has two people children, two dog children and last but not least two cat kids.  Her hobbies include scuba diving, travel, and hiking, and she enjoys cooking.

Date & Time: Sunday, May 22, 2016; 2:00 – 3:00 PM.

Place: VCA Montgomery Conference Room (enter on the west side of the building) (map . . .)
9901 Montgomery Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111

CostAbsolutely 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).

We want to thank our sponsors for making it possible for us to bring these talks to you for free. To date, our sponsors are VCA West MesaClarks Pet Emporium, and VCA Montgomery. Please patronize them, and when you do, don’t forget to mention Fabulous Felines!

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