Below is the contents of the weekly Adoptions & Newsletter email sent out on 12/01/11.
Hello, fellow Friends of BCAS volunteers!
Please spare a moment to read the following announcements:
• DOG HANDLING CLASS: Animal Advocate John will be holding his next Yellow Dog Handling Class on Thursday, December 8th at 6 PM. Volunteers, come learn about handling potentially difficult dogs, and become approved to walk Yellow-rated shelter dogs!
• SHELTER CATS AT CRITICAL MASS: The shelter is once again approaching its maximum capacity for cats. Cat intake is far heavier than our current ability to house cats, and without adoptions and rescues, there can only be one conclusion. Please help us prevent our cats from being put to sleep by spreading the word about the need for cats to be adopted or rescued! Rescues, we need you now! Contact John at firstname.lastname@example.org or 609-265-5842/3.
C-43476 Serafina, C-44484 Farrah, C-43958 Tucker, C-43712 Ariel, C-44095 Handsome, C-44699 Lottie
These sweet cats might be the next to be at risk. Please come help us make cage space so we're not forced to act!
(And please, spay or neuter your pets, people!)
• BADGE ALTERNATIVE: Tired of your standard lanyard-style volunteer badge getting in your way? We've got an alternative now-- stickers! The color-coded stickers are by the sign-in sheet. Take the appropriate color and write 'volunteer' or your name on it and stick it somewhere visible to others. Voila! No annoying lanyard badge.
• DOG ACTIVITY LOGS: Yellow dog walkers, please remember to check the orange activity logs and walk dogs who've not been out in a while. We know everybody has their favorite pups, but all dogs deserve a good walk and some Yellow-rated dogs are falling behind more than others.
• BE A TOUR GUIDE: Give shelter tours to children's groups! Kids' groups such as the Girlscouts or middle school classes sometimes come to donate huge piles of goodies to the shelter, and such generosity deserves a little something back, don't you think? Give the kids a fun time and show them all the animals they've helped out! Tours are given on your own schedule. No volunteers have come forward yet for this opportunity, so please consider stepping up for your shelter! Contact Penny at email@example.com for more details.
• PHOTOGRAPHY STUDENTS, COME HELP! Teachers of photography classes for people of all ages are welcomed to contact Penny at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jenn at email@example.com to have their students come photograph our shelter animals! Good photos on adoption websites such as Petfinder.com are extremely important for shelter adoption rates, and with hundreds of animals at our shelter, we can never have enough help getting those nice pics! Contact us for details, and give your students a project that helps our animals as well as their grades! (Individual adult photographers may contact Jenn at firstname.lastname@example.org to become a regular pet photographer.)
• READING MATERIAL: Our fellow volunteer, Judy, has placed xeroxed copies of a book called "Selling Used Dogs" and a manual on shelter care in our volunteer cabinet in the conference room. Selling Used Dogs contains lots of interesting tips and ideas on how to best 'market' dogs (and cats, by extension) for adoption, and is a pretty easy read. Anybody is free to take a look!
• HELP LOST PETS: Did you know there are Lost Pet listings online? You can search Craigslist here for cats: http://southjersey.craigslist.org/search/laf?query=cat&srchType=A or here for dogs: http://southjersey.craigslist.org/search/laf?query=dog&srchType=A, or Petfinder.com http://www.petfinder.com/classifieds/searchclassified.cgi?type=L&user_state=user for lost pets in our area. These lost animals can often show up at our shelter, but they may not be immediately, or ever, identified as a missing pet. You can help! Keep an eye out for these pets while you're at the shelter. If you think you've found a lost pet, you can either tell the front desk, or contact the owners yourself and tell them their pet may be at the shelter.
Adopted Animals Update!
• Mittens was adopted in 2002 when she was about 3-4 years old. Mittens' mom said she's just as spry now as ever!
• Tonka, a 9-year-old pit mix, was in danger of being made an overcrowded-shelter statistic before he was adopted in 2011. Tonka's adopter says: "I took all three of my babies to the vet and everyone was amazed at how cute they are and how well they all get along.". Also included in the picture is his 6-year-old buddy.
• Munchkin was adopted in 2011 by a family who says they love her and that she's doing great in their home. Munchkin was renamed Cinderella by the little boy who now owns her, because she's his "princess kitty"!
• • • ADOPT US! • • •
Aren't we so adorable?
Please spread the word about these awesome pets who deserve a happy home!
C-43750 Roswell & C-43751 Rome (yes, they're twins!) | D-43711 Zelda & D-43930 Gem (no relation!)
Click the link below and search by ID for more info:
...Thank you! And now, without further ado...
Kitten Count: about half a dozen kittens were known to be adopted this week!
Cat of the Month --- ADOPTED!!!
C-41324 Katie has finally been adopted after 7 months at the shelter and THREE months featured!
(So much for cat of the "month"!)
C-42924 Tina, C-43236 Lexie (rescued by BCAA), C-43289 Herbie, C-43587 Stone
C-43749 Rio (BCAA), C-43860 Tarla (BCAA), C-43889 Manny (BCAA), C-44162 Tab
C-44417 Daffodil (BCAA), C-44418 Dandelion (BCAA), C-44503 Tessa, C-44818 Olive
C-44877 Blossom (BCAA), C-44966 Cottyn (BCAA), C-45295 Jupiter (BCAA)
D-43929 Elsa, D-44235 Lucky, D-44480 MaggieMae, D-45116 Maizey
D-45147 Spotty, D-45232 Pugsley, D-45280 Ellie May, D-45300 Daisy
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/