We wanted to remind you that we are having our fall food drive, and invite you to take any donations of cat food, litter, paper towels or plates, or cat toys to our donations basket at VCA Montgomery. We will use these to support community cat colonies, to care for the cats in our foster house, or to help people keep their cats in their homes.
Also, please download and share our flier, and when you are at VCA, please thank the wonderful people there for their generous support of our organization!
One of the most heartbreaking parts of working with Fabulous Felines is trying to help people find a lost, beloved pet. Now, thanks to Mayor Berry’s Open Data Initiative, ABQ Data, a valuable tool for finding a lost pet is available to the public.
The Animal Intake Report for the city shelters is now available at the city website. Just go to Animal Arrival Report page, and enter the range of dates you would like to search, the type of animal, and click on the “Finish” button at the bottom of the page. It will give you a table of all animals taken in on those dates, along with a description of the animal, and the place it was found.
Deepest thanks to Mayor Berry, and to all his staff who worked to provide this powerful tool!
There is no greater gift than to see ourselves through the eyes of children. Their simplicity, honesty, and compassion are a rare treasure. We were given that opportunity recently when we were invited to tell a group of children at North Star Day Care about our work.
Always happy to talk about Fabulous Felines, I went there not knowing what to expect. I had loaded some pictures of our rescue cats on some slides, and just started talking to the group of several dozen children. Soon, they were telling me about their pets – most of which were rescued – and showing a deep understanding and compassion for the plight of lost and community cats, and for the work we do.
When I was all done, the kids gave me a gift of some blankets they had made for the rescue cats.
I left with confidence that these children would grow into the sort of adults who would continue to show compassion and care to lost and frightened animals. All this from 5 – 10 year old children! Deepest gratitude to all the kids and staff at North Star!
Most of us have suffered the loss of a beloved animal companion. Perhaps it is because the connection we have with our animals is non-verbal and so directly emotional, but these losses bring about a unique kind of grief that is particularly difficult to manage. We often experience a range of emotions when we anticipate the loss of an animal companion. This talk will provide you with a better understanding of how to cope with the emotions of an impending loss. It will also discuss how we can access services to help us through our grief, and to celebrate our best pal’s life.
Ann Beyke, M.A. LPC, is a counselor in private practice in Albuquerque, providing individual counseling and pet loss groups. For the past nine years she has worked with those who have anticipated the loss or have lost an animal companion. You can learn more about Ann and her work by visiting her web site, and by joining us for this important talk.
In addition to Ann’s talk, we have a special surprise planned that we think you will enjoy!
Date & Time: June 14, 2015 from 2:00 to 3:00 PM
Place: VCA Montgomery Conference Room (enter on the west side of the building) (map . . .)
Do you like movies? Music? Politics? Comics? Geeks Who Drink quizzes cover everything from celebrities in trouble to wordplay to bad television. Geeks Who Drink ia hosting a Quiz for a Cause to benefit Fabulous Felines! Come eat some food, drink some beer, and play our game, all while benefiting those felines who need our help. These are not your Grandfather’s trivia quizzes, but are fast-paced, multi-media events modeled after pub quizzes in Ireland and the UK. Just come to The Cube BBQ, either with your own team of savants, or join one of the many teams that form spontaneously.
Date: June 4 Time: 8:00 PM to 10:00PM Place: The Cube BBQ
1520 Central Ave SE
Though the quiz is and always will be free to play, we ask that you donate $5 per person on the team. A cash prize is offered to the 1st place team, and the rest will go to Fabulous Felines, but only those teams who donate can win!
This has to be the most enjoyable way to support Fabulous Felines yet, and we hope to see you on June 4!