Hey there, this is Maj. Tom Cat coming to you direct from the cat litter testing grounds in south-western USA. I gotta tell ya that some of the latest recruits sure are unruly when they arrive here but it doesn’t take long before I’ve got then digging something other than themselves, if you know what I mean! By the end of the day they’re all ready for a fresh bowl of chow, a bath, and then it’s off to find a comfy spot to curl up for the night. No TV, no social-media, no out carousing the streets. And they call me a pussy-cat! Well enough of that. Aunt Jackie got in touch with me to say that she needed some help rousing-up some new recruits (she called them volunteers) to help at SCAR in Littleton. I offered some of my recruits but she declined saying that she had plenty of us cats what she really needs is human volunteers. So here’s the scoop. SCAR needs humans who can volunteer time during the morning hours of 9:00 till 11:00 or thereabouts. How ever many days, whichever days you can help – if it’s one or more days per week, per month whatever you can give. The main morning duties revolve around getting each individual kennel and the common areas refreshed. Okay so what that means is the kennels, litter boxes, and floors are cleaned sparkly-clean. When you join up you will receive the necessary guidance to get you going. The shelter, and cats residing there, sure would appreciate your help. Please give Aunt Jackie a call at 603-259-3244 to discuss when you can help. Thank you! Tom
and then there’s Gilligan (or as he likes to be called, Gilly)! Malnourished Gilly was found in a culvert at the Moore Dam, in Littleton, NH. Unfortunately folks seem to believe it’s okay to abandon their unwanted cats at this dam area. Well a loving person (The Skipper?) rescued Gilly and he has since been recovering nicely at SCAR and soon he should be available for adoption. Now I’ve got to warn you! In my opinion this guy takes first prize for most friendly cat to-date at SCAR! He is such a loving guy and is going to make someone a very good companion. Oh, did I mention that Gilly is also very very handsome? I wanted to get a full-body picture to share with you but its’ hard to get Gilly out of cuddle mode! Sizi
you lose! Sizi is Dad’s usual helper but the other day when Dad started a project I noticed that Sizi was napping so I seized the opportunity to offer my help. We worked well together so maybe I’ll get called on for future projects. Mindi
We have had many different birds nesting here this year. The other day I decide to drop-in on one family but there was no one home. Dad explained to me that the new-born chicks had grown up and left home and further since they were gone the parents had moved also. Huh? I don’t get it. Why would you leave a beautiful home in a great neighborhood? I wonder if they may get homesick and return. Sizi
Edith (not her real name) has pet rabbits which she keeps outdoors in a rabbit hutch during the day but for their safety she brings them inside at night. Well one morning recently when Edith and her rabbits made their morning trek to the hutch they were met with a surprise, Big Red and Friskars. No not rabbits that Edith missed the night before but rather two cats that someone had left in the hutch overnight. Edith was unable to add Big Red and Friskars to her family so she contacted SCAR for help. They are both at the shelter now and one has to scratch their head (or whatever else itches) to understand why they were abandoned. Both of these kitties are beautiful and extremely friendly. Hopefully they will soon find a new home which will truly become their forever home. Sizi PS there are so many beautiful loving kitties at SCAR that you owe it to yourself to stop in to see which one picks you!
A heartfelt “thank you” to everyone who helped to make SCAR’s annual tent sale a huge success! Thank you to everyone who donated items for the sale and to everyone who made generous donations for the treasures they took home. Thank you to all of the volunteers who prepared food, collected items, set-up the sale, assisted shoppers, and cleaned-up when it was over. A special thank you to Abbott Rental for supplying the tent and to the property owners who allowed us to hold the sale on their property. Sizi & Mindi
on over to the HUGE Tent Sale on Meadow Street in Littleton NH today! It’s from 9:00 until 3:00. If you’ve been in prior years, welcome back! If you’ve never been, what are you waiting for? There is something for everyone and remember that 100% of the proceeds (donations) go to help support our furry friends at Second Chance Animal Rescue. See you there! Sizi and Mindy
I introduced you to this brave loving fella in my June 21 post, Bravo. I thought you all would like to read this update from Aunt Jackie on his status. Sizi
Bravo came to Second Chance as an underweight 8 month old recovering amputee about a month ago.
A good samaritan found him lying beside the road badly in need of medical attention. There was no skin or fur left on his maggot infested tail. His nose and upper lip was peppered with porcupine quills. This was a desperate situation calling for desperate measures. This animal angel rushed him to the emergency veterinary service where it was determined a tail amputation was needed to save this cat’s life. The quills could also be life threatening if not taken care of immediately.
We are happy to report five weeks later he has fully recovered and is going to his new loving, forever home to join another kitty that was adopted from us three months earlier. Bravo to Bravo!!
It’s that time of year when SCAR is gearing-up for it’s annual HUGE Tent Sale. All of the items offered in this sale are donated by caring folks like you. If you have something to donate there is still time to do so. Just contact the shelter at 603-259-3244. If you haven’t already done so, set aside Saturday August 9th to attend THE Tent Sale! There is always something for everyone and remember that all (that’s 100%) of the proceeds go toward the care of our kitties. SCAR is an all volunteer organization. Maybe you would like to join us as a volunteer? See you August 9th. Sizi
Animal lovers should always be cautious about leaving their pets unattended in a closed vehicle. As the outside temperatures rise the danger also rises. SCAR and the Littleton NH Police Department have kicked off a new campaign to help bring awareness to the dangers and consequences of leaving a pet in a closed vehicle. Copies of this poster are being placed in various places of business in the Littleton area. Since dogs most often ride along in a vehicle the poster emphasizes dogs. However the concern is the same regardless of the pet and can also be extended to small children. Please heed this plea. Sizi