Early winter doldrums

Well here in northern New England winter has begun to set in and along with it our daily outdoor time has pretty much come to an end. I especially don’t care for the snow/cold/wind combination and haven’t gone out for some days now but Mindi, being a little more hardy (younger and more foolish!), has been going out on occasion. However today may have been her last day until spring (or maybe until the January thaw). She begged to go out so Dad put her harness on and out they went. Straight down to the bird feeders and straight back to the warmth of our home! It was 14 degrees F with snow and wind. It will be a long winter without our outdoor time and we are already experiencing a touch of cabin-fever. Mom gave us some new toys this morning and that helped for a little while. Can’t wait for warmer sunny weather!         Sizi

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“Playing in these boxes gets boring after awhile Sizi.”

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“You’re right Mindi. I’m going to try this chair for awhile.”

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“Fetch anyone?”

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“Oh I love new catnip toys!”

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“Someone new to wrestle with!”

News from SCAR

Today we received this message from SCAR and we thought that it would be nice to share it with all of you here so that those who are not on SCAR’s email list could see it.     Sizi & Mindi

Hello Friends of Second Chance Animal Rescue,

We have lots of news from the shelter!  We are at full capacity (and then some) and get phone calls and emails daily with more requests for cats that need to enter the shelter.  It breaks our hearts to turn so many away as we don’t know their future.  Please consider adopting a kitten or cat today, and advocate to your friends and family that “adoption is the best option”.
CHRISTMAS CRAFT SALE – Next Saturday, November 29, 10am to 3pm, Littleton Opera House.  There will be over 20 artists and crafters.  We have a range of crafters, including artists, licensed canned goods, handturned wood, birdhouses, goat milk soap, fleece items and handspun wool, and jewelry makers. SCAR will offer a hot lunch and bake sale to raise funds.  Speaking of the bake sale – would you consider baking something for it?  Drop baked goods off either at the shelter on Friday (Noon to 3pm) or to the Opera House between 8am – 10am.
SHELTER MEWS – Our latest newsletter is at the printers and will be mailed right after Thanksgiving.  You can see a preview copy of the pdf which is on our website www.secondchancear.org
5th ANNIVERSARY – This November marks our 5th year open!  We couldn’t of accomplished the hundreds of rescues and adoptions, or over a thousand spays and neuters, without the local communities continued support.  We have so many kind people to thank—especially Rani and the late Sonny Sanghavi, and all our faithful volunteers and generous donors who have made our success possible.Thank You!  Here’s to the next 5 years and beyond!

1517 Meadow Street, Littleton, NH 03561

A penny for your thoughts……

Gracie

Gracie

Hannibal

Hannibal

One has to wonder what is going through the mind of Gracie and of Hannibal. Although their paths did not cross before finding themselves at SCAR, they have much in common. They are both adult cats, Gracie approximately 7-8 years old and Hannibal 5-6 years old. It would seem quite likely that they both enjoyed a nice home for some time. They are little shy when they meet someone new but that quickly dissolves into an outpouring of affection. They had been spayed/neutered and other than Gracie being quite thin, were in good physical condition. Alas, for whatever reason they found themselves out on the streets and wondering why. SCAR will help them to get their confidence back and in time we hope that they each will find a new loving, and permanent, forever home.      Sizi and Mindi

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Chillin with Mindi (brief breather before our next chase)!

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Yours truly enjoying the last of the Fall colors from my favorite perch.

Yup, today is my birthday and I’m three-years-old! Just as beautiful as ever even if I do say so myself! No special celebration plans, just chillin with my folks and sister.      Sizi

McJagger sidelined

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McJagger full-fur side!

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McJagger’s shaved leg with scars.

It will be some time before McJagger again moves like his namesake. In fact, although he still is very upbeat with a rockin song, he will not be out on tour for quite some time. When McJagger arrived at SCAR it was obvious that he was in physical distress. It turns out that there was a break, which involved growth plates, near a joint in his right rear leg . McJagger, less than a year old and otherwise healthy, was a good candidate for surgery. The surgery was successfully performed and McJagger is now on the mend. We don’t know how McJagger’s leg was broken but it seems extremely unlikely that it was from his own doings. As you know, SCAR, an all volunteer organization, operates solely on donations. It’s not unusual that in special instances like McJaggers donations are made to help offset the costs of surgery. If you are so moved a donation in McJaggers name would be gratefully appreciated. Thank you!             Sizi & Mindi

Shelter Mews

The shelter - summer time.

The shelter – summer time.

Access to the Fall 2014 issue of SCAR’s Shelter Mews is now available from the home-page of my blog. As always, this issue contains many pictures and much information including how you can help support the shelter.

It is with great sadness that we remember Tony Ilacqua in this issue.

There is a wonderful story that exposes our (feline) reasons for needing hiding places.

Speaking of support, we still have a pressing need of volunteer help especially during morning cleaning hours. If you can possibly answer this meow, please contact Jackie at 603-259-3244 so we can welcome you into our family of volunteers.     Sizi & Mindi

Treasure Hunt

The shelter - summer time.

This is where it’s happening!

Come one, come all! We’ve got it and you need it! Something for everyone. Join us for our Leafpeeper Yard Sale happening Saturday Sept 2oth at 1517 Meadow St, Littleton NH (SCARs’ parking lot) starting at 9:00 am. Remember, 100% of all proceeds go directly to the care of our furry feline friends at the shelter. The forecast is calling for a beautiful early Fall day so please stop by. Thank you!     Sizi