I have to post the great news first. My mommy volunteers at the Animal Friends Humane Society (www.animalfriendshs.org) and they have been desperate for a new building forever. 50% of the animals that go there are put down because of illness (animals being housed to close to one another, and a 54 year old building made of concrete and other bacteria holding stuff). The volunteers and workers put in 24hr 7 days a week to help the animals, but due to the crappy building (see the website to see the awful conditions), it was never enough.
Finally, a grass roots effort and the support of our County Commissioners put a one time levy on the ballot to raise money for a new building. If it passed, it would raise $2 - $3 mil in 2005 costing homeowners only $15. (Per $100,000 home) one time.
The wunderful news is that the levy passed! It passed! It passed! Now mommy and all the other workers and volunteers can save more animals. She has been in tears of happiness all morning.
Bless all the residents who voted to support those in our community who can’t speak for themselves…
If you can, please send the Butler County Commissioners an email or place a call saying “thanks for helping!” (www.butlercountyohio.org - they made it possible). Also, send this information to your local commissioners to help your local shelters. It can be done!
Now, onto the pressing matter of kitties who need a home. Grr, Midnight and Cocoa brought these cats to our attention www.grrmidnightcocoa.blogspot.com and they need our help!!!
Perhaps someone who knows how to set up PayPal can get a special donation going so we can help pay transportation costs for these kitties to find a good home.
If nothing else, and they have to go to Danielle’s local Non-Kill Shelter, a large donation might assure that they find a space (we all know how full our local foster places get). My mommy and daddy are happy to start the donation collection for either way as soon as they know who to give it to!
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That's really great about the initiative passing.
I was born in Hamilton, so it's nice to see some people from that area being nice to animals!
I have been in contact with Karen about the abandoned kitties, and hopefully I'll be able to help a bit.
WOO HOO! I am so glad that a new home will be built for the shelter!!!!
Thanks for visiting my blog. I hope your homeless kitty friends in Ohio get help.
How wonderful that the shelter will be getting a new building. Someone has spoken up for helpless animals!
It's such great news 'bout the money fur the shelter - CONCATULATIONS! an thanks fur helpin' ta get the word out on the homeless RI kitties. yur idea 'bout the PayPal thing is great an we're gonna make that happen. purrrrrrrs!
That is so wonderful! Yeah for all of the animals who will be helped by this!
we has sent a thank-you email to the commissioners. bet it's the first time they efurr got one from kitties!!
an' we sended a concatulations email to the shelter, an' a nice bean named leland sent a thank you back!!
Momma is adding your link to ours, too.
Thanks Mr. Hendrix for the explanation of "Caps" but I've got already a documentation on that from V.Tabby. I just were curious. But now I know what it is and am not so happy about it. How can they scratch themselves with these things on ? I mean I immagine having this on and want to scratch my back, and I don't have furr (not yet). No, I don't like it. And besides my cats would go beserk and probably all four would disappear and move in to the neighbors, lol ! Anyway we have a catflap and everybody does what he wants, in or out. Usually all of them behave fine, maybe they go to other homes to make their pedicure on nicer furniture than ours !
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