Monday, August 15, 2005
Stolen checks put sanctuary's future at risk
Times Herald-Record, NY
... Thanks to the thieves who took a checkbook and cash from Whalen's Pets Alive no-kill animal sanctuary last month, Whalen is struggling to find money to feed ...
To make a tax-deductible donation to Pets Alive, call the sanctuary at 386-9738, or visit its Web site at www.petsalive.org.
[Feral Cat Blog! Note: This is the sanctuary that kindly made a home for the unwanted cats of the Corpus Christi Monastery in The Bronx.]
California State Park Rangers Association
The CSPRA Wave, July-Aug 2005
[a downloadable PDF file] http://www.cspra.com/wave_aug05.pdf
A MEETING OF THE MINDS
... for over three years the Natural Resources and the Interpretation and Education Divisions have held monthly lunchtime meetings to discuss cooperative efforts , and the collaboration has proven to be a productive one. The group discusses ways to interpret natural resource issues to a variety of audiences, both within the Department to DPR field staff and Administration, and outreach to the visiting public, park neighbors and the surrounding communities, our peers in natural resource management, and to local governments, legislators, and other decision makers.
The range of products and projects includes producing brochures and smaller informational brochure inserts, reviewing interpretive panel text, planning staff training, and representing DPR in larger natural resource interpretation efforts. Future endeavors include producing interpretive materials on exotic species, feral cats, prescribed burning, watershed restoration, and the outstanding geologic resources to be found in California’s state parks.
Materials published to date are designed to educate the public, encourage support for Department management actions, increase public compliance with park rules and regulations, address public safety issues, or introduce DPR’s policies and resource management program to other resource professionals. Topics covered include DPR’s natural resource management program, urban edge issues, feeding wildlife, dogs in parks, mountain lions, yellowjackets, West Nile Virus, sudden oak death, campfire management, and the western snowy plover- its natural history and the rules visitors must follow to protect its habitat. An order form (in both an annotated hard copy and illustrated electronic forms) is being developed to facilitate requests from the field for these new interpretive tools.
The brochure “Natural Resource Management in California State Parks” is intended to foster public understanding and support of our programs, and explains why the Department engages in conservation, protection, and restoration of California’s natural habitats and the native species that inhabit them, giving examples of typical management actions. Primarily intended to be distributed at the units and during outreach efforts, this brochure may be accompanied by more detailed information on specific resource management techniques and tools as the need arises in the units. “Urban Effects on Our Wildlands” illustrates the impacts of adjacent urban land uses on the natural resource values of wildlands. Besides covering the threats posed by encroaching development and the host of problems people bring with them including loss of habitat, invasive exotic plants, and uncontrolled pets, the brochure includes a check-off list of things the reader can do, a list that was designed to help park visitors and neighbors recognize the part they can play in protecting wildlands. Field offices were provided with a list of suggestions for how/where the brochure can be used/distributed, and were encouraged to create a list of opportunities for their area to guide potential future volunteers to resource management organizations or projects where their energy will do the most good.
Benefit helps critters
Cincinnati Enquirer, OH
... profit organization called Save Our Strays (SOS) will use comedy to raise money for its mission of reducing the numbers of stray and feral cats, and finding ...
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[See also my previous post: Abandoned Cats - Israel Disengagement]
Operation Noah's Ark: Evacuating the animals
Israel 21C, CA
... activists, with the help of volunteer veterinarians, and some residents of the settlements have launched a massive operation to save the stray cats and dogs. ...
Fur flies in Samaria as 150 cats, and one blind dog, are moved out
Jerusalem Post, Israel
... and four other animal rights activists have been driving to the northern West Bank settlements of Ganim and Kadim and hauling out vanloads of stray cats. ...
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Humane Society Cat Overpopulation
[Dane County Humane Society]
... The large number comes from a combination of people giving up their cats and the fact that the shelter takes in nearly ten stray cats each day. ...
Adult cats need good homes, too
Cincinnati Enquirer, OH
... The adoption fee: $55. Johnson's shelter, which is a no-kill facility, only accepts adult cats, and the shelter is usually filled to its 40-feline capacity. ...
Cats and dogs to have £2.5m centre
Weston & Somerset Mercury, UK
... Building work is due to start on a cattery to house 40 homeless cats on August 22. ... "We have a perpetual waiting list with about 30 cats and dogs at the moment. ...
Humane society going 'no-kill'
[Jacksonville HS, Florida]
... organization working to create no-kill communities throughout the nation. The program calls for an aggressive spay and neuter campaign. ...
LR shelter offers pet-sterilization clinic
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (subscription), AR
A pet-sterilization clinic will be held Saturday at the Central Arkansas Rescue Effort for Animals spay-neuter facility at the Little Rock Animal Shelter. ...
'Governor's Ball' raises funds for SPCA
The Agora Project hosts third annual event
The California Aggie Online
[Yolo County SPCA, CA]
... Bryant said the funds generated at the event for the SPCA would go toward various programs, such as the foster care, the feral cat and their spay/neuter program ...
Non Profit Center of Arizona
Chief Operation Officer
Remove after 9/4/05)
The Arizona Nonprofit Community Report
*New Listing* Chief Operation Officer – AzCATs (Phoenix)
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Subject: No Kill Solutions E-News Volume V
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No Kill Solutions
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