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This year is MKB Realtors' 40th Anniversary. To celebrate, MKB is giving away $400 a week for 40 weeks to local non profits. Click on the picture to see a full-size image.
Each time an agent closes on a property their name is dropped in a hat and once a week a name is drawn. The winning agent chooses a charity to give the money to. At the end of the year all the names are put back in the hat and a grand prize of $4000 will be awarded to the agent’s charity of choice.
The two agents that have picked Barn Cat Buddies are Frank Saunders and Liz Bowls. All of us at Barn Cat Buddies have our fingers crossed hoping our wonderful cats win the grand prize!
Looks like Sara and Diane are having a good time laying out all of the raffle prizes and silent auction items for the 4th Annual Bowling fundraiser, which was held yesterday, December 7th, at Lee Hi Lanes in Salem. If you were there, you know what a great time we had raising money for Barn Cat Buddies. If you weren't there, shame on you. We'll see you next time.
I want to share a wonderful website put out by the Cornell University School of Veterinary Medicine. This one talks about litter box issues and it's where I got most of my information for the New Kitty Seminar. It’s http://www.vet.cornell.edu/fhc/brochures/housesoiling.html. However it has WAY more information besides litter box issues. Since I last visited this site several years ago they’ve added http://www.vet.cornell.edu/fhc/brochures/ including items like ‘the special needs of the senior cat’. Please check it out for great information. This and other very good information can also be found in our "Articles & Information" link in the menu to the right.
Check our other Social Media locations
We have expanded our online presence via several other social media outlets. You can see us on Facebook by clicking on the "Facebook Badge" on the top right of the page. We are also listing our available cats on Petfinder. Volunteer info may be found at our BCB Volunteers Facebook page.
How we grade our feral cats - The Feral Power Meter from the Meow Foundation
Have you ever wondered how we identify the ferals and community cats that
have been "fixed"? The answer is shown in the image to the left.
This is known as "ear tipping" and there are no adverse effects to the animal. A small piece of the ear is removed (usually during the spay/neuter procedure) while the animal is under anesthesia.
This is a universal sign to both animal welfare advocates and to animal control officers that this feline has already been sterilized.
Please read this very helpful information about Humane Trapping and Important Discharge Instructions for Feral Cat Caretakers.
If he's a Casanova, guess who's fault it is??!!
For Feral Cat Caretakers: Thank you for logging on to our
Barn Cat Buddies site. Currently we have no barns or other facilities in
reserve and we constantly run ads and post flyers up. If you have kitties
to re-home first please click here to read the protocol . Familiarize yourself
with it so you can speak to farms in your area about how to safely re-home a
kitty. Then feel free to download, print and post barn cat flyers in as many places as you can. Some areas
could be vet's offices/laundromats/tack shops, etc. You can get to places we
cannot. Calls that come in from the areas where you post a flyer will be
referred back to you.
CLICK HERE to email us and let us know where you are posting and how many cats need to be placed. One small effort such as talking up the program and posting flyers can pay off in a big way!
Remember, a Barn Cat Buddy WILL ALWAYS GO TO THEIR NEW BARN HOME STERILIZED, EAR-NOTCHED & RABIES VACCINATED PRIOR TO THEIR RE-HOMING. By adopting a pair of expert Rodent Control Technicians you not only safe-guard expensive feed & grain, but also give these needy felines a SECOND CHANCE AT LIFE.
If you are interested in purchasing or distributing handmade cat nip bags
for use at your place of business please CLICK HERE to
send us your information.
We sincerely thank you for any donation you can make.
This Is Why We Do What We Do
The Starfish Story
Original Story by: Loren Eisley
One day a man was walking along the beach when he noticed a boy picking something up and gently throwing it into the ocean. Approaching the boy, he asked, "What are you doing?"
The youth replied, "Throwing starfish back into the ocean. The surf is up and the tide is going out. If I don’t throw them back, they’ll die."
"Son", the man said, "don’t you realize there are miles and miles of beach and hundreds of starfish? You can’t make a difference!"
After listening politely, the boy bent down, picked up another starfish, and threw it back into the surf. Then, smiling at the man, he said, "I made a difference for that one!"
Ella Wheeler Wilcox Nov 5, 1850 - Oct 30, 1919
I am the voice of the voiceless:
Through me, the dumb shall speak;
Till the deaf world's ear be made to hear
The cry of the wordless weak.
From street, from cage and from kennel,
From jungle, and stall, the wail
Of my tortured kin proclaims the sin
Of the mighty against the frail
You can make a difference in an animal's life.
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