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Monday, July 30, 2012

Weekly Adoption Update

It was a great adoption weekend for the kitties with eight (8) kittens adopted. The following were adopted: Shasta, French Fry, Sunkist, Sierra Mist, Pharaoh, Firecracker and Sparkler together, and Quarter Pounder.


Quarter Pounder (one of the McDonalds kittens) and her new mom and dad

Firecracker and Sparkler and their new family

Raffle Winners!

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And finally....drumroll please.. The following are the lucky winners of our 2012 Cash Raffle:
* 1st Price ($500): Salisha Alexander
* 2nd Prize ($250): Donna Mikels
* 3rd Prize ($100): Lauren Sherwood

Thank you to everyone that sold and/or bought tickets. All the money will go to our medical fund. Thank you!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Update on Hucklebuck

UPDATE ON HUCKLEBUCK: Hucklebuck went in today for a recheck and xrays. His lungs sound better and his xrays show great improvement in all lung fields – but they still aren’t normal. Although his blood work and other tests were normal, with the improvement in his lungs with medication, his medical issues are most likely related to bacterial or viral infection and not congenital. Dr. Eve gave him a 50/50 chance last week, but based on today’s visit, his chances have greatly improved and are now closer to 75/25. He will continue on the medication and go back in for more xrays in a few weeks.

Hucklebuck’s foster mom, Sarah, is taking such great care of him. From the moment he was diagnosed, although originally thought to be congenital, he has been quarantined just in case it was an infection. Sarah has even spent the night on the bathroom floor with him so he wouldn’t be alone. So much better than being in a cage somewhere since he didn’t require around the clock care. He is not coughing, he is not lethargic, and he’s eating well. He loves to play and he loves to give his foster mom kisses.

The checkups, xrays, and medication are continuing to adding up. Please consider making a donation towards Hucklebuck’s medical care. Thank you.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Adoption Update

Ooops... Forgot to post last weekend's adoptions.

Five kittens were adopted last weekend: Shamrock (by a previous adopter), Dr. Pepper, Torque, and Topsy and Turvy together (by a previous adopter).  Congratulations to the kitties and their new families.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Seeking Sponsors for our Cornhole Tournament Fundraiser and Silent Auction


Hello friends!

We are planning our Cornhole Tournament and silent auction in September/October we are hoping you can help us with donations for our silent auction and finding sponsor's for our event.

For Some Examples we've already had some donations:
  • BP Gas Card(s)
  • AMEX gift Card(s)
  • High Park Grill gift Card(s)
  • Barnes and Noble Nook
  • Mary Kay Gift Basket
  • Pet Sitting Gift Basket
  • Movie Passes from Ambassador Ent. (Rialo / Colony / Mission Valley)
  • Bronze Sponsorship (Glenwood Chiropractic)

We would love to get more gift cards to use in a restaurant gift basket if anyone works or knows someone and could request.  

Are you interested in being a sponsor? Just let us know, got an idea for a gift basket and a few items, let us know! Email acaafundraising@gmail.com or jill@alleycatsandangels.org for details or to pledge a donation.


Sponsorship (individual or company) Opportunities:

GOLD TOURNAMENT BOARD SPONSOR
$500 Gold Tournament Board Sponsor includes:
  • Company logo placed on one set of cornhole boards for the Cornhole Tournament
  •  Verbal recognition during the Cornhole Tournament
  • Company’s name, logo, and website link on the Alley Cats and Angels website in conjunction with the event and Our Supporters Page and recognition on Alley Cats and Angels’ Facebook page, Twitter page, and blog
  • Recognition in our e-newsletter
  • Your company name and logo included in all print materials, including Tournament Enrollment Form and Event Advertisement
  • Your company logo receives large placement on the Cornhole Tournament sponsorship banner to be displayed at event
  • Ad in the 2013 Alley Cats and Angels calendar
  • Opportunity to display promotional items to participants and spectators at the event
  • Entry for one (1) team for the Cornhole Tournament

SILVER SPONSOR
$250 Silver Sponsor includes:
  • Company name, logo, and website link on the Alley Cats and Angels website in conjunction with the event and Our Supporters Page and recognition on Alley Cats and Angels’ Facebook page, Twitter page, and blog
  • Company logo placed on one set of cornhole bags for the Cornhole Tournament
  • Recognition in our e-newsletter
  • Your company name and logo included in all print materials, including Tournament Enrollment Form and Event Advertisement
  • Your company logo placed on the Cornhole Tournament sponsorship banner to be displayed at event
  • Ad in the 2013 Alley Cats and Angels calendar
  • Opportunity to display promotional items to participants and spectators at the event
  • Entry for one (1) team for the Cornhole Tournament

BRONZE SPONSORSHIP SPONSOR
$100 Bronze Sponsorship includes:
  • Company/Individual name, logo, and website link on the Alley Cats and Angels website in conjunction with the event and Our Supporters Page
  • Recognition in our newsletter
  • Your company name and logo included in all print materials, including Tournament Enrollment Form and Event Advertisement and recognition on Alley Cats and Angels’ Facebook page, Twitter page, and blog

GIFT SPONSOR
Item donation for silent auction includes:
  • Your company’s name, logo, and website link on the Alley Cats and Angels website in conjunction
  • Recognition on Alley Cats and Angels’ Facebook page, Twitter page, and blog
  •  Sign recognition at auction table


Thursday, July 19, 2012

Hucklebuck's Emergency


Hucklebuck's foster mom has had been taking great care of him during his emergency the past several hours. He's got one collapsed lung and the other one has a very bad infection. This was a very sudden development and his chances aren't great. He is receiving excellent vet care, but it's very expensive.

The best way anyone can help right now is donations to our medical fund to help pay for his medications and care, and to help the other kitties with medical bills. You can use the donate button on the right side, toward the bottom. We accept most major credit/debit cards via PayPal. You can indicate the donations go toward the medical fund in the "Purpose" field on the donation page. 

We also encourage you to buy tickets to our current fundraiser, a cash raffle. You don't need to be present to win and you can purchase tickets online from anywhere through Eventbrite on our home page with a credit card, or from one of our volunteers.



Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Mark your calendars!

It's a little ways out but mark your calendars! Applebee's Flapjack Fundraiser is scheduled for Saturday, September 29th. 


Tickets are only $7.00 and ALL proceeds will go to the Alter an Alley Cat spay/neuter assistance program. 


Stay tuned for more details.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Great adoption weekend

What a wonderful adoption weekend – 16 cats/kittens were adopted this weekend. Yes, that’s a lot of adoptions and we are very happy about all the kitties who found homes this weekend, but there are a few of the adoptions that are putting an extra bounce in our step and an even bigger smile on our faces!

The biggest news first: Sterling (woohoo!); Harmony (yippee, happy dance, best news!!!) by a young couple who are ok with the fact that Harmony really loves other kitties and sometimes she wants to snuggle, but mostly she wants to be left alone. And the last of the “Sweetie Pie Kittens” were adopted – it was finally their turn -- Boston Cream Pie (yay!); Pecan Pie (yay!).

Other great adoptions this weekend are Koala; Bertie and Currituck together; Hushpuppy and Daenerys together; Tumbleweed; Rue and Katniss together; Mr. Pibb; and Big Mac, McFlurry, and Sansa together (the couple has been waiting for 5 years to adopt while they finished grad school and moved back from Hawaii – might as well knock out all three adoptions at one time and then be set for 15-20 years!).

So to recap, the following were adopted on July 14/15:

• Sterling
• Harmony
• Boston cream pie
• Pecan pie
• Koala
• Bertie and Currituck together
• Hushpuppy and Daenerys together
• Tumbleweed
• Mr. Pibb
• Rue and Katniss together
• McFlurry, Big Mac, and Sansas together





Pictures on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150940605751914.413080.132383006913&type=1

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

TNR team members needed

Are you a TNR (trap-neuter-return) advocate?  Want to help feral cats?  We need more people on our TNR Team.  We get a lot of requests for help and with more volunteers, we can help more people.  Sometimes we just need to loan out traps and show the caregiver the basics of TNR, but sometims we also need people who can actually trap for individuals who are not physically able to do the trapping.

Email info@alleycatsandangels.org for more information.  Thank you!



Monday, July 9, 2012

Meet BlueBoy


BlueBoy (male) was taken in after he was brought into Operation Catnip for spay/neuter but was too young and also had a very bad eye infection and ulcerated eye. He received treatment for his eye but it wasn't getting better so it was removed on Friday (July 6). He's recovering nicely but does have to wear the "cone of shame" when he's not snuggling with his foster mom. 

BlueBoy is very handsome and sweet and will be available for adoption in a month.


Sunday, July 8, 2012

Program update

Four adoptions this week:  Liberace and Blackjack together, Hans, and Verdana.  Congratulations to the cats/kittens and their new families.

In addition, Alley Cats and Angels was able to place three very high risk ferals into a safe barn/garden home.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Adoption weekend at PetSmart Raleigh


Saturday and Sunday
July 7-8th
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Petsmart Capital Boulevard
2800 Millbrook Road (corner of Capital Blvd. & Millbrook Rd.)
Raleigh, NC 


Vortex really wants you to be there! He's looking for a forever home. (So's his brother, ask about our multi kitten discount!)

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

"Kitten Circus" Adoption Weekend

It was a successful "kitten circus" adoption weekend with twelve kittens adopted.  The following were adopted: Pokerface and Roulette (together), The Grand Duchess Anastasia, Jackpot and Showgirl (together), Sasha Dale, Oxford, Cowboy, Miss Kitty, Ladybug, Caviar, and Lenior.  Congratulations to the kitties and their new families.

Visit our Facebook page for pictures of our adoption event and some of the kitties with their new families.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150910804346914.409979.132383006913&type=1