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Shelter Shorts July 2014

Shelter Shorts July 2014

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Published by: Riversandbluffs Animalshelter on Jul 08, 2014
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This Issue
Coming up
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-RABAS Gen-eral Meeting
Adoptions, Losses, People Looking for a New Pet, Pets in Need of a Forever Home
Flicka, a beautiful cat in need of a home is currently being cared for at Tender Care Animal Hospi-tal. A family had adopted Flicka, but it seems that Flicka was quite happy being one of the “clinic” cats at Tender Care, and did not adjust as well as everyone had hoped she would. So once again she is back at Tender Care Animal Hospital joining Surry and Hope. Our sympathy goes out to June Burns in the loss of her cat, Sneakers. We are truly sorry for your loss. But as the saying goes, when one door closes another door opens. In this case, two doors opened – the one at Tender Care and June’s door. Alexis, June’s daughter who works at Tender Care saw a golden opportunity in helping her mom fill the void left by the loss of Sneakers and also giving Marie (another Tender Care “clinic” cat in need of a home) a chance at a “forever home”. According to Alexis, June and Marie were meant for each other, but it was touch and go for the first few days as Marie went into hiding as she adjusted to her new home. Thanks to June’s pa-tience as well as the socialization from Tender Care Staff, Marie has come a long ways since this past March when she was a feral cat and would not allow anyone to pet her. As you may recall, Marie was 1 of 3 feral cats living on the deck of Sandy and Sam Halverson. Through money raised from dog obedience classes, the cats were spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and tested for FIV and feline leukemia. Dr. Jami and staff tried to tame all 3, but 2 of the 3 could not be tamed and so-cialized well enough to be placed in homes. They were returned to Sandy’s and will be outside cats. But Sandy provides care, food, water and shelter for them. Even though Sandy cannot yet pick them up, they do allow Sandy to pet them. Even though this was not the outcome Sandy and I had hoped for, we both feel that these two cats are happy and healthy. Thanks once again to Ten-der Care for trying to tame them and to everyone who took Dog Obedience Classes as it is because of you that we were able to provide the care needed for the cats. Chaz, a registered, purebred 1 year old black lab was in need of a new home. Chaz’ owner could no longer care for him. Thanks to the PDC Police Department, some concerned citizens, and RABAS member,  Julie Whyte, Chaz now has a loving home!
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Randy Paske 1300 East Wells Street Prairie du Chien, WI 53821 608-622-7855-– repaske@gmail.com
Vice-President / Newsletter Editor—
Bev Pozega 32398 Gran Grae Road Prairie du Chien, WI 53821 608-326-2914– wyalusing 2012@gmail.com
Jill Cipra 1014 South17th Street Prairie du Chien, WI 53821 608-326-4870– jbcipra@hotmail.com
Merilee Pleggenkuhle 815 North Wacouta Avenue Prairie du Chien, WI 647-330-2675– merileepleggenkuhle@
Board Member-
Julie Whyte 322 South Wacouta Avenue Prairie du Chien, WI 53821 608-306-0499- chipndale322@hotmail.com
Board Member-
John Ryan 12890 Markley Hollow Road Bagley, WI 53801 608-996-2281
Board Member-
Donna Heilmann 1702 East Fowler Street Prairie du Chien, WI 53821
Current balance as of June 19, 2014
Checking Account Balance - $5070.19; Total C.D.s- $138,992.04
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2014 Board of Directors
 is a monthly newsletter intended to keep Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter volunteers and sup-porters connected. With everyone’s hectic schedules, we know it is often difficult, if not impossible to attend month-ly meetings or to work at all of our fundraisers. Everyone is invited to submit articles for the newsletter. To do so, please call Bev at 608-326-2914 or email her at wy-alusing2012@gmail.com.
Monthly meetings are held on the 3
 Thurs-day of every month at the Prairie du Chien City Hall.
Meetings begin at 6:00 p.m. Please use the back door. Everyone is welcome and encour-aged to attend.
The next general meeting is Ju-ly 17th.
Board Meetings will now be held on an as needed basis. The only scheduled board meeting will be the annual meeting which will be held on the 2nd Thursday in January. 
Volunteer hours
will be collected by Randy P. at monthly meetings or you can email your hours to Randy at repaske@gmail.com.
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Additional Ways to Help RABAS –
As mentioned in last month’s newsletter, Rivers & Bluffs Animal Shelter has recently been accepted and enrolled as a participating organization in Thrivent Choice. Thrivent Choice is a charitable grant program that allows eligible members to recommend where Thrivent Financial distributes part of its charitable outreach grant funds each year. RABAS will be listed in the searchable online catalog program. When eligible Thrivent Financial members direct Choice Dollars to RABAS in a particular month, Thrivent Financial re-views the recommendation and makes an electronic contribution by the 10
 of the following month. These funds may be used to carryout educational or charitable purposes of RABAS. If you have any questions about Thrivent Choice, please call the Member Connection Center at 1-800-847-4836 and say Thrivent Choice at the prompt or email mail@thrivent.com. For more information about the Choice Dollars plan, please go to: www.thrivent.com/thriventchoice and click on Choice Dollars. If you are not registered, there are directions to do so on the first page. . For more info on this program, please feel free to contact me by replying to this email or by phone at 326-2914. Thrivent is a national financial organization. In addition to the Thrivent Choice Dollars Program, both Jill and Randy have been busy with additional ways to help our favorite non-profit organization.
Randy has registered RABAS with Schwan’s through their Schwan’s Cares Program.
 This program will launch on or about July 15
 or 16
. RABAS will make 20% of purchases as well as $10 for each $25 gift card purchased. This is an easy way to support RABAS, espe-cially if you are already a customer of Schwan’s. There is no labor involved for RABAS volun-teers – money is collected through the use of a credit card and products are delivered by the Schwan’s delivery trucks. The website to order delicious Schwan’s products delivered right to your doo.r with 20% of the purchase price donated to RABAS is listed below.
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upcoming fundraisers
Speaking of Volunteers –
I did not receive any replies to my request for more active volunteers at our monthly events. Please, if you can commit just a few hours for one fundraiser, it would be a big help.  January – no events February – Valentines Day Bake Sale at Tractor Supply, Nelson True Value Pet Expo March no events April Pasta for Pets, Princess for an Evening May – Nelson True Value Food Stand and Bake Sale, Rooster Andy’s Chicken Q June – Nothing on a regular basis – this year I would like to do something on June 28
 at Tractor Supply  July – Nothing on a regular basis – Nothing planned for July and we are almost to the middle of the month, so probably nothing will take place. August – Prairie Pool Puppy Paddle September – some type of dinner at Huckleberry’s October – McGregor Fall Arts and Crafts the first 2 weekends in October November – no events December – Wake Up Santa, Tractor Supply Bake Sale I believe that this is all that we have – many of these just involve showing up and working for a few hours. If there are any of you who would like to get more involved in Rivers & Bluffs Animal Shelter by committing to volunteering at one or more of these events, please let me know. I hope to hear from you.

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