Keep Voting Daily for us in The Animal Rescue Site $100,000 Shelter Challenge
Vote daily for us at The Animal Rescue Site and we could win $10,000. Voting began May 17 and will continue through August 22. All you have to do is go each day to The Animal Rescue Site
. Click on the purple “Click to Give–It’s Free!” button. Once you do that, you can click on the “Vote” box on the next page. Put in Black and Orange Cat Foundation under the shelter you want to support and Plain City, Ohio.
Each time you “Click to Give” you also help to donate food for shelter animals in need, so you are doing good both by clicking and voting for us!
Don’t forget–you have to vote each day!
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Donate to Fruit Bat's Fund!
Fruit Bat was found lying on a busy highway. No one stopped to investigate or help the little chihuahua who could not walk. She laid on the road for over twelve hours. Then a Colony Cats volunteer happened to see the dog and rushed her to Noah's Ark Vet Hospital. Fruit Bat has two broken ankles which must be repaired at Ohio State. Unfortunately, the cost of the surgeries is between $1500-2000 and Colony Cats just does not have that money.
If you would like to make a donation to help Fruit Bat, please mail a check to Noah's Ark Vet Hospital, 6001 Memorial Drive, Dublin, Ohio 43017. Please put, "Attention: Dr. Kim West, Fruit Bat's Fund"
on the envelope and make a note in the memo section that the donation is for Fruit Bat. If you have any questions, you can also call Noah's Ark at 614-761-8400. Make the check out to Colony Cats. You can also donate through their web site with a credit card at http://www.colonycats.org/donate.htm
Please also make sure to indicate that the donation is for Fruit Bat. Additionally, we are also collecting donations for Fruit Bat. You can mail a donation to us at P. O. Box 126, Plain City, Ohio 43064 or donate through PayPal on our web site: www.bandocats.org
Please also make sure to tell us that the donation is to be applied to Fruit Bat's surgery costs.
All of us are working with Dr. West to get Fruit Bat up and walking again. The only other alternative is euthanasia and we will not let that happen to our girl. Fruit Bat is only two years old and gets along well with dogs and cats. She LOVES people and will be looking for a forever home as soon as she has healed.
To read more about Fruit Bat's story, visit our blog: Fruit Bat
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Join Sunrise Sanctuary on June 12 for a Benefit for the Animals.
After all the horrible things we have been hearing about the mistreatment of animals at the Conklin Dairy Farms here in Plain City, it is nice to know that there is a place where all animals are treated with care. Sunrise Sanctuary is such a place. They not only offer shelter to dogs and cats, but to farm animals, as well. Sunrise Sanctuary is having a FUNdraiser for the Animals on Saturday, June 12 to raise money for the many four legged (and two webbed footed, as well) friends. The event will feature Live music by Opossum, a silent raffle, VEGAN food and drink, kids activities, and a bake sale featuring goodies from Pattycake Bakery.
While you are there you can also sign the Ohio farm animal petition to ask for a ballot measure to ensure better laws for farm animals and hopefully prevent the kind of horrors we recently read about at the Conklin Farm.
The event will take place at 16730 Martin Welch Road in Marysville from 1-5 pm on June 12. To purchase your tax deductible tickets, which are $10 per person or $30 per family, go to: http://sunrisesanctuary.org/default.aspx
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Naomi's Happy Ending!
I just want to thank everyone who mailed donations or made donations via PayPal for Naomi's dental surgeries. With all of your efforts, we made well over $2500 to pay for her mouth to be repaired. And repaired it is! Dr. Tom Klein at East Hilliard Veterinary Services
did all of the dental work. He discovered, upon further investigation that Naomi had not one hole, but three holes in her mouth. Two of them had healed over, but the third required a "septal button" to be placed in the hole. This is the same device that is used for babies with inoperable cleft palates. Naomi will wear this the rest of her life to prevent food and drainage from entering into her nasal cavities.
Besides having a mouth that is pain free, Naomi also got another pleasant surprise. One of the ladies who donated to her surgery also posted about Black and Orange on her company's bulletin board to celebrate "Be Kind to Animals" month. From that posting, a manager in the department wrote and inquired about adopting a cat. He wanted a kitty with special needs. And so, Scott found Naomi and she went to her forever home this week!! None of these things could have been possible without all of you supporting Naomi and sending donations and good thoughts her way. Miss Naomi sends one last big, toothless smile to all of you from her new home!
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Annual Garage Sale Fast Approaching on July 15-18 during Steam Threshers Show.
Once again, it is that time of year. We are approaching our annual garage sale held during the four days of the Miami Valley Steam Threshers Show at Pastime Park in Plain City. If you have any items you would like to donate, please contact Carol Gaul at 614-419-1553. The garage sale will be held from Thursday July 15 to Sunday July 18 from 9 in the morning until the last shopper leaves. The sale is at 176 Anderson Avenue, which borders Pastime Park and is easily accessible from the Steam Show. If you have items you want to give or buy, please support our garage sale, which usually brings in close to $2,000 each year. We will, of course, use all of the funds toward spay and neuter efforts in the area.
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Casper and Peanut--Two of the Nicest Boys Needing A Home.
Casper and Peanut are brothers who came to us after their mom was going to be evicted if they continued to live in her apartment. Casper is a flame point Siamese. He has big blue eyes and a cream coat with orange accents where the seal point Siamese have brown. Peanut is a brown tabby cat with gorgeous swirl markings that look like those on a Bengal cat. Both of these boys are so nice and just love to be held and sit in your lap. They spent about a month at PetSmart with no applications. We think that is because we were asking that they be adopted together. They are just so bonded and love each other so much that we did not want to split them up. If you are looking for two super boys, please think about Casper and Peanut. If they are adopted together, there is only one adoption fee. They are both about one year old and have been neutered, vaccinated, and tested negative for feline
leukemia/FIV. They are also microchipped. You will not be sorry you adopted these two. They are good with kids, dogs, and other cats. If you would like more info, please read about them on our Petfinder site: www.bandocats.petfinder.com
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