Below is the contents of the weekly Adoptions & Newsletter email sent out on 10/20/11.
Hello, fellow Friends of BCAS volunteers!
Please spare a moment to read the following giant pile of announcements:
• HELP FEED TINY KITTENS: The shelter is again in need of people to help bottlefeed kittens. The vet techs, who have the primary responsibility, are going a little batty trying to keep nearly a dozen crying kittens fed and happy on top of their regular duties. If you'd like to help, please contact the shelter directly at 609-265-5073 and ask for a vet tech about bottlefeeding, or email the vet techs directly at firstname.lastname@example.org (Sue) or email@example.com (Nicole).
• VOLUNTEER PARKING NOTICE: So many volunteers have been showing up at the shelter lately that we've been asked to please park in the rear parking lot whenever possible. We're thrilled to see you all showing up in droves, but we don't want to displace potential adopters for parking spaces :)
• REMINDER: DOG DIFFICULTY LEVELS: Dogs are evaluated by the shelter and then given either a GREEN or a YELLOW "V" sticker on the bottom right corner of their orange volunteer sheet. Green dogs may be walked by any dog walker, but volunteers need to be approved before they can walk Yellow dogs. Dogs with NO "V" sticker have not been evaluated yet and may not be walked by any volunteer. (Cats, on the other hand, have no rating system and any cat in the Adoptable Cat Room may be taken out by a cat volunteer! Cats without orange sheets may be given one from the supply in the black volunteer cabinet.)
• REMINDER: DOG KENNELS: When taking a dog out for a walk, please remember to double-check your dog's kennel gate to make sure it is securely closed by giving it a tug, and hook the safety chain when your dog is returned. If you see a safety chain unhooked as you're walking by, hook that too! If you have trouble with securely closing a kennel gate, ask a staffmember or a fellow volunteer for help. If you have any questions or concerns about dog kennel security, contact Penny at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• DOG LEASHES: If you'd like to buy your very own British Slip Lead to use instead of borrowing from our limited supply of volunteer leashes, contact Penny at email@example.com and she'll include you in her next bulk order! (Saves on shipping.)
• MT. HOLLY TRAP/NEUTER/RETURN: On Monday, October 24, 2011, at 8 p.m. the Mt. Holly Township Council is scheduled to hold a trap/neuter/return (TNR) work session. Council is considering the program for addressing the overpopulation of feral cats that has been developed by the Burlington County Feral Cat Initiative and adopted in a number of Burlington County municipalities. Please come out and show your support for a TNR program in Mount Holly!
• VOLUNTEER OPP./BECOME A POSTER: Up to 70% of people coming to the shelter to look at our animals had seen them online first, at adoption websites such as Petfinder.com and AdoptAPet.com, and videos to our Youtube channel! Posting animals online is a 100% volunteer effort, and is one of the most important things a Friends of BCAS volunteer can do. Check out our blog to learn more about how to help as a volunteer poster: http://fobcas.blogspot.com/p/volunteer-opportunities.html#poster
• VOLUNTEER OPP./TRAIN NEW VOLUNTEERS: We're looking for people to help us hold volunteer orientations. We currently have very few people able to train new volunteers, which means we could very easily miss a session and lose out on new people joining up! At orientations, we go over the list of rules, talk a little about what to expect as a volunteer, and then take a short tour of the shelter. As an orienter, you don't have to know everything, but you must be willing to learn! Please email Jenn at firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to help out as an orienter.
• JAY'S SUCCESS STORY:
Jay was one of countless cats who ended up at our shelter. He spent 5 months biding his time in his little cage and waiting for somebody to take some serious interest in him instead of just waggling their fingers at him through his bars before moving on. Jay got lucky though, and he was adopted shortly after he was selected to be one of our featured Cats of the Month!
Jay's adoptive family says he's doing great and gets along very well with their dog. Jay's happy new family has also generously returned the bonus gift card they received as part of his adoption so that we can use it to sponsor another animal in need.
• • • ADOPT US!!! -- Aren't we so adorable? • • •
Please spread the word about these awesome adoptable pets who've been at our shelter for too long!
In honor of Black Cat Month, we present these four black beauties:
C-42831 Benny | C-43678 Diego | C-43696 Halo | C-44367 Elvis
See our blog for more info about these cuties:
...Thank you! And now, without further ado...
Some of the wonderful animals adopted this week:
Some of the wonderful animals adopted this week:
C-42178 Champagne, C-42675 Pirate, C-43109 Luke, C-43235 Spunky
C-44025 - This fella was nicknamed "Roger" before it was discovered that he was a missing pet who had a "LOST" flyer posted at the shelter! His owner was called and he was very happily reclaimed. Woohoo!
Kitten Count: over a dozen kittens have been adopted/rescued over the past week!
D-41770 Dexter (Dog of the Month!), D-42799 Mia, D-42988 Sammy, D-43099 Torch
D-43253 Ginger, D-43575 Baloo, D-44101 Chooch, D-44236 Bruno (adopted for the 2nd time!)
D-44238 Handy, D-44250 Bugle, D-44282 Keats, D-44436 Max
D-44456 Ciroc, D-44464 Curly, D-44472 Remi, D-44478 Culley
D-44505 Tyke, D-44518 Prissy, D-44559 Marvin, D-44573 Pixie
D-44577 Moose, D-44606 Midge, D-44644 Pearl
We are the volunteers of the Burlington County Animal Shelter. We do our best to make sure our shelter's animals are happy and ready for adoption.
We love new volunteers, and so do the shelter kitties and doggies! Learn more about us here: http://fobcas.blogspot.com