Free Lecture Series: Establishing a permanent trust for our pets

The second talk in our 2015 Free Lecture Series brings a very special speaker to Albuquerque to speak on a topic of great importance to everyone who shares their home with a beloved animal friend.

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Mary Lane Leslie

Mary Lane Leslie is a Taos Attorney who specializes in Wills and Estates. She has been practicing law since 1979, and has a special interest in estate planning and trusts to address the needs of companion animals, whether they be dog, horse, llama, bird, reptile, gerbil, or cats!

She is also the founder of W. O. O. F. (Watch Over Our Friends), a charity whose purpose is to provide a  trustworthy agent to oversee funds we may set aside to provide permanent care for our beloved companion animals. W. O. O. F. offers a concrete solution to the daunting problem of finding a reliable agent to oversee pet trusts, and guard the interests of our animals on a permanent basis.

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LectureSeries2014Part4Please join us for the exciting free talk, and the opportunity to learn how to engage W. O. O. F. in setting up a trust to protect our animals. And, don’t forget to download the event flyer and share it with friends, coworkers, or anyone who might be interested!

Date & Time: May 17, 2015 from 3:00 to 4:00 PM (note the later start than our usual talks)

Place: VCA Montgomery Conference Room (enter on the west side of the building) (map . . .)

9901 Montgomery Blvd. NE

Albuquerque, NM 87191

Cost: Absolutely Free!

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 Best Friends Pet CrematoriumVCA West MesaClarks Pet EmporiumShelton Jewelers, Steward’s Plumbing and VCA Montgomery. Please patronize them, and when you do, don’t forget to mention Fabulous Felines!

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Join Fabulous Felines and Kim Jew Photography for an enjoyable afternoon!

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Glenwood Blount Watercolor

We hope you will be able to join us for an unusual and enjoyable fundraiser. On Saturday, May 2, from 4:30 to 7:30, we will be joining Kim Jew Photography in Corrales for an art show and party. The show will feature watercolors by Glenwood Blount, oil paintings, art glass, and other items.

In addition, Kim Jew is graciously providing a special offer for attendees: if you make a $99 donation to Fabulous Felines at our event, you will receive a $500 gift certificate for a Deluxe Family or Children’s portrait session (a $250 value), with $250 towards your portrait selections.

Admission is free, and we will also have live music and refreshments. So, please take this opportunity to enjoy an afternoon drive to beautiful Corrales, to catch up on all the things we are doing at Fabulous Felines, and maybe even pick up some original art to brighten your home!

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Date & Time: May 2, 2015, from 4:30 to 7:30
Location: Kim Jew Photography
4604 Corrales Rd.
Corrales, NM

Please download the event flyer and post it as a reminder to join us for this event!

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Join us for the first talk in the 2015 Free Lecture Series: Feline Eye Health

Please join us for the first talk in our 2015 Free Lecture Series!This is the third year of the Fabulous Felines Free Lecture Series, and we are starting off with a fascinating talk by Dr. Stacy Peterson of VCA Montgomery. Dr. Peterson will be speaking on Feline Eye Health, a topic that will be dear to anyone who has ever looked into a set of beautiful feline eyes and seen the fierce little spirit staring back at us.

Dr. Peterson received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Oklahoma State University in 2005. She served her internship at Michigan Veterinary Specialists before moving to Arizona to complete a three-year residency in comparitive ophthalmology at Eye Care for Animals. In 2010, she become a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists. For more on Dr. Peterson, see her biography at the VCA web site.

Dr. Peterson will be speaking about feline eye health from front to back! She will cover the normal eye as well as common ocular conditions such as herpes and inflammation.

Please join us for the exciting free talk, and don’t forget to download the event flyer and share it with friends, coworkers, or anyone who might be interested!

Date & Time: March 15, 2015 at 2:00

Place: VCA Montgomery Conference Room (enter on the west side of the building) (map . . .)

9901 Montgomery Blvd. NE

Albuquerque, NM 87191

Cost: Absolutely Free!

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 Best Friends Pet Crematorium, VCA West Mesa, Clarks Pet Emporium, Shelton Jewelers, and VCA Montgomery. Please patronize them, and when you do, don’t forget to mention Fabulous Felines!

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We Had a Fabulous Photo Shoot!

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Sheba

All the cats in our care are beautiful, but is always nice to be reminded of just how beautiful they are. Recently, Tauni Joy, a very talented photographer contacted us and volunteered to photograph our foster cats for free! Tauni came to the foster house, and all the cats – even the shyest animals – came out to meet her. Within minutes, she had charmed them into behaving like professional models. And the results were FANTASTIC!

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Bijoux

We have put all the photos up on our revised Adopt or Foster page, and invite you to go there and enjoy the magic that happens when a gifted artist meets the perfect subjects. Who knows, you may even have your first glance of an animal who is destined to become your own loving companion!

While you are enjoying the photographs, please help us to thank Tauni for her generosity by considering Tauni Joy Photography for your own photography needs. And when you do, please don’t forget to mention Fabulous Felines!

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Wild Love 2015 – Twice the Love & Twice the Prizes!

Mid-January is that time of year when we finally get our lives back into their normal routines after the pleasures of the holidays, when the reality of our New Years resolutions sets in, when we start planning our Spring house projects, and most of all, when we announce the annual Fabulous Felines Wild Love Fundraiser.

WildLove_FannyWild Love grew out of our desire to share the spirit of Valentine’s Day with the entire Fabulous Felines community, and to remind ourselves of the power of love and patience to gentle even the wildest of feral cats. Many of the animals in our foster house were once so frightened and wild that we could barely approach them, but over the years, almost all have learned to trust the people who now care for them, with many of them coming up to volunteers eagerly for treats and affection. This year’s Wild Love Sweetheart, Fantasia, exemplifies this transformation: when she came to us from a feral colony, she was frightened and shy. Now, thanks to the power of love and patience, Fantasia has found a forever home!

Wild Love is a simple. Everyone who donates at least $25 between now and the end of February will be entered in a drawing for a special Valentine’s celebration. What makes this year’s Wild Love so special is that, thanks to the extraordinary generosity of local merchants, we will be offering two celebration prizes. So this year, everyone who enters will have double the chance to win! And, since both are so lovely, we cannot bring ourselves to call them a first and second prize, but think of them as two first prizes.

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  • a $50 gift certificate to the Artichoke Café;
  • two tickets to see The Hit Men, a unique group of musicians who have honed their skills playing with the Four Seasons, Tommy James, Jim Croce, and others. Appearing at Popejoy Hall at 3:00 PM on March 29;Popejoy Logo
  • A DVD of the greatest romantic comedy of all time: Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream – our favorite version, with Kevin Kline, Michelle Pfeiffer, and a simply amazing cast;Midsummer Nights Dream
  • And, to share with our feline valentines, a special bag of cat toys and treats.

 

 

 

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So don’t forget to enter by making your Wild Love Donation of at least $25 to Fabulous Felines. This year we have twice the prizes, twice the love, and twice the chance of winning!

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