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NO adoption fees to adopt adult cats from ARF this weekend

Adoptable adult cat available at Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation. (ARF photo)
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This Saturday and Sunday, July 21-22, are the last days you can adopt an adult cat from ARF with NO adoption fees!
http://www.arf.net/animal-programs/adoption/cat-independence-2012.php

Hi Gary,
We are coming up on our last weekend of our Cat Independence Days event where all adult cats have no adoption fees. We would really appreciate a push to try and make the most of this event and clear out the shelter to enable us to save more lives. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have attached a photo of one of our adoptable adult cats (above) and the press release follows. Thank you for your continued support.
Kendahl Stein, ARF, 2890 Mitchell Drive, Walnut Creek, California
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Posted on Tuesday, July 17th, 2012
Under: ARF, Cats, Tony La Russa's Animal rescue Foundation | No Comments »

Free Pets at Maddie’s Matchmaker Adoptathon this weekend!

*** DEAR READERS: I’M OFF ON VACATION AFTER TODAY. BE BACK HERE WRITING & SHOWING YOU NEAT PHOTOS ON TUESDAY, JUNE 26. TAKE CARE! SEE YOU! /Gary

Now read on … more info below on how you can get a free pet this weekend …

2010 Maddie’s Matchmaker Adoptathon (Maddie’s Fund photo)
Maddies, anyone for a latte

Maddie’s Matchmaker Adoptathon is Saturday and Sunday

You can get a FREE PET & the animal shelter or rescue group where you adopt it will STILL make some money! Read on to find out how.

Thousands of FREE adoptable cats and dogs will be available to qualified adopters — from 62 different animal shelters and nonprofit animal rescue organizations at 80 different locations in Contra Costa, Alameda, and San Francisco Counties.

Here is lots more information: http://www.ibabuzz.com/garybogue/2012/05/08/maddies-matchmaker-adoptathon-june-9-10-looking-for-a-free-pet

For a complete list of locations near you (and a map) where you can adopt a free pet on Saturday and Sunday, visit http://www.maddiesadoptathon.org/e/Partners_%26_Locations.html

Need a pet? Go for it! /Gary

Posted on Tuesday, June 5th, 2012
Under: Cats, dogs, Maddie's Fund, Pets | 1 Comment »

Free pets at Maddie’s Matchmaker Adoptathon, June 9-10

Rupert the cat needs a home (Hayward Animal Shelter photo)
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One more week to go until Maddie’s Matchmaker Adoptathon!

This exciting FREE PETS event is the weekend of June 9 and June 10

There will be thousands of FREE adoptable cats and dogs available to qualified adopters — from 62 different animal shelters and nonprofit animal rescue organizations at 80 different locations in Contra Costa, Alameda, and San Francisco Counties.

For more details plus a list of participating organizations, adoption locations and times, and lots more information, visit http://www.ibabuzz.com/garybogue/2012/05/08/maddies-matchmaker-adoptathon-june-9-10-looking-for-a-free-pet

Pictured above is just one of the pets you can adopt FREE on June 9-10:
“Rupert” is a 7-year-old neutered male tuxedo kitty who is waiting for you at the Hayward Animal Shelter, 16 Barnes Court, Hayward. You can find out more about Rupert and his other adoptable buddies at http://www.haywardanimals.org

For a complete list of other locations (and a map) where you can adopt a free pet on June 9-10, visit http://www.maddiesadoptathon.org/e/Partners_%26_Locations.html

Get ready, everyone! This is going to be a FUN weekend! /Gary

Posted on Friday, June 1st, 2012
Under: Cats, dogs, Maddie's Fund | 1 Comment »

Cat & wild fawn playing together!

Cat playing with wild fawn. Photo by Kim Andrews, Forest Ranch, CA
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Gary:
I just got this e-mail and photos from my daughter-in-law, Kim Andrews,  in Forest Ranch, CA, (about 30 miles north of Chico).  She does cat rescue and just loves doing it.  Tommy is one of her rescues she just couldn’t part with.

NOTE FROM KIM: Attached is a photo of our cat, Tommy T. (which stands for trouble), playing with a wild fawn that comes on our property on occasion.  He is a bold kitty!  He just turned 1 last week.  That means that he is 15 in human years and he is a typical teenager.  He gives lots of  ‘tude’. It is a beautiful spring day in Forest Ranch. /KIM
Anna Andrews, Walnut Creek, California

Anna:
Great photos! They remind me of my days, many years ago, in the wildlife rescue business. I had a couple of orphan fawns I was raising in my backyard. My house cat, John, used to stalk the fawns and then they’d romp together around the yard, playing and chasing each other, then they’d rest and take naps together. Go figure. /Gary

Cat stalking and playing with wild fawn. Photo by Kim Andrews, Forest Ranch, CA
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Posted on Friday, May 25th, 2012
Under: Cats, deer | 1 Comment »

Looking for a free pet? Maddie’s Matchmaker Adoptathon, June 9-10

Gus the gentle giant (Oakland Animal Services photo)
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Maddie’s Matchmaker Adoptathon is the weekend of June 9 and June 10

There will be thousands of FREE adoptable cats and dogs available to qualified adopters — from 62 different animal shelters and nonprofit animal rescue organizations at 80 different locations in Contra Costa, Alameda, and San Francisco Counties. For more details plus a list of participating organizations, adoption locations and times, and lots more information, visit http://www.ibabuzz.com/garybogue/2012/05/08/maddies-matchmaker-adoptathon-june-9-10-looking-for-a-free-pet/

Here are just two of the pets you can adopt FREE on June 9-10:
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Posted on Friday, May 18th, 2012
Under: Cats, dogs, Maddie's Fund | No Comments »

Maddie’s Matchmaker Adoptathon, June 9-10. Looking for a free pet?

2010 Maddie’s Matchmaker Adoptathon (Maddie’s Fund photo)
Maddies, anyone for a latte

Maddie’s Fund Aims To Find Homes for All Shelter Dogs and Cats in Three Bay Area Counties on June 9 & 10

Maddie’s Matchmaker Adoptathon Expands into San Francisco County

Maddie’s Fund will hold its third annual Maddie’s Matchmaker Adoptathon on June 9 and 10.  Due to the success of previous Adoptathons*, Maddie’s Fund has decided to grow the event – both geographically and financially.  This year, 13 shelters and rescue organizations from San Francisco County have been added to the roster.  A total of 62 groups will hold adoptions in more than 80 locations throughout Alameda, Contra Costa and San Francisco Counties**.  In addition, Maddie’s Fund has set aside $3 million for this year’s Adoptathon to meet its goal of finding loving homes for 3,000 dogs and cats in all three participating counties.

Free adoptions of dogs and cats will be offered to qualified adopters.  In return, Maddie’s Fund will pay each shelter or rescue group from $500 to $2,000 per adoption***.

Stoneridge Shopping Center in Pleasanton and Bay Street Emeryville have partnered with Maddie’s Fund to host pet adoptions.  The San Francisco SPCA and Animal Care & Control will host a street fair event for San Francisco-based shelters during the Adoptathon located on the corner of Alabama and 16th Streets.  PETCO, PetSmart and Pet Food Express stores throughout the three counties have also offered to provide additional adoption locations.
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Posted on Tuesday, May 8th, 2012
Under: Cats, dogs, Maddie's Fund | 2 Comments »

California State Humane Scorecard

Feral kitten: “Please let me in!” (Bogue)
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Check out the information below before election time. It may help you make up your mind on who to vote for … or not. /Gary

The Humane Society Legislative Fund Releases California State Humane Scorecard

Scorecard evaluates elected officials on work for animals for the 2011 state legislative session

SACRAMENTO — The Humane Society Legislative Fund is releasing its California State Humane Scorecard (http://www.hslf.org/humanescorecard/HSLF-California-Scorecard.pdf) for the 2011 state legislative session. The scorecard provides a snapshot of California state lawmakers’ records on animal welfare policies. Lawmakers are scored based on their floor votes on bills addressing such issues as animal fighting, microchipping shelter dogs, the road-side sales of animals, vaccinations, shark finning, spaying and neutering, animal cruelty and licensing.
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Posted on Wednesday, March 21st, 2012
Under: Cats, dogs, Humane Laws | 1 Comment »

Cat is completely toilet trained. No more litter boxes!

Mr. Busy, the toilet trained cat. Photo by Lydia Larson, San Leandro, CA
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Gary:
Here are a couple of pictures of our toilet trained kitty.

Our wonderful 11-month-old kitty, “Mr. Busy,” is completely “toilet” trained.

WOW… no litter box ever again!
Lydia Larso, San Leandro, California

Lydia:
Wow is right! Does he also flush?

How about visiting my blog and adding your comments (below) on how you taught Mr. Bush to use your toilet? I suspect there are a lot of curious people, out there who would like to know! Thanks. /Gary

Mr. Busy, the toilet trained cat. Photo by Lydia Larson, San Leandro, CA
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Posted on Friday, March 16th, 2012
Under: Cats | 6 Comments »

Big Adopt-a-Thon Weekend coming up: rabbits, pit bulls, lots of other pets

Lots of bunnies to adopt at Oakland Animal Services! Photo by Ian Elwood, Oakland, CA
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Lots of things to do (and adopt) this weekend!

1. Oakland Animal Services, 1101 29th Ave., Oakland, is OVERLOADED with beautiful rabbits that need homes. Been looking for a bunny for your family? Drop by and adopt one! Visit their website at http://oaklandanimalservices.org for information on their hours and a peek at all the bunnies and other animals that are available for adoption.

2. Contra Costa Animal Services is holding their “St. Pitty’s Day Adopt-a-thon, Noon-3 p.m. Saturday (March 10), at Pet Food Express, 2158 Contra Costa Blvd., Pleasant Hill. Plenty of loveable pitbulls to adopt. Website: http://www.ccasd.org You can also join them on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ccasd

3. Petco and Hill’s Science Diet are hosting a National Pet Adoption Weekend, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday (March 10 & 11) at all Petco locations. Check with local stores for exact times and details of specific adoption events. Visit http://www.petco.com/adoption for locations.

Have fun … and I hope you find yourself a new family pet in the process! /Gary

Posted on Thursday, March 8th, 2012
Under: Cats, dogs, pit bull, Rabbits | No Comments »

Feb. 28 is World Spay Day. Please spay/neuter your pets

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**** Scroll down to find special dogs & cats that need loving homes ****

 

Tuesday, Feb. 28, is World Spay Day.

The Nine Lives Foundation and Humanimal Connection are celebrating by having special spay/neuter pricing for CATS through Tuesday (Feb. 28). Spays are $35 and neuters are $25. All surgeries will be done at their No-Kill Shelter & Spay Neuter Clinic, 3016 Rolison Road, Redwood City. More details at http://www.ninelivesfoundation.org

If your cats haven’t been spayed or neutered and you can’t make it to the Nine Lives Foundation clinic in Redwood City, please make an appointment with your own vet to have it done. Same with your dogs. Thanks for caring. /Gary

Posted on Thursday, February 23rd, 2012
Under: Cats, dogs, Spay/Neuter | No Comments »