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Ben wish listCaring For Creatures has an ongoing need for many different types of items – this Wish List will give you an idea of the things we use on a regular basis. Any items that you are able to donate allows us to use those dollars for other expenses!

Download a copy of our 2019 Wish List by clicking on the link below:

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Questions?  Call us at 434-842-2404 or send an email to CFCHome@aol.com

 

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Pet Supplies Plus Charlottesville is helping Caring For Creatures!

Donate a 5 lb. (or larger) bag of Redford Naturals and receive a 10% discount off your order!

This offer is on-going and good on Redford Naturals grain-free dry cat food

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Any variety Redford Naturals dry dog food

 

Pet Supplies Plus Charlottesville
1240 Seminole Trail
Charlottesville, VA 22901

Harley 9 Aug good webIntroducing Harley! There are so many things to love about this simply irresistible guy! To start, one look at his photos and you can see how handsome he is with his red coat, gorgeous eyes, and big, friendly smile. It may be hard to believe, but he’s even more beautiful in person: it’s then that his easy-going, happy nature comes to life. Sit down next to him, and he will lean into you with his whole self, then he’ll drop head first into your lap where the lean becomes a request for a belly rub. Harley is friendly, sociable, and playful. He enjoys romping in our large fenced play yard and entertaining himself (and the people who get to watch) by tossing toys and trying to catch them. He walks beautifully on leash and loves people. He has a steady, even temperament and would be a great match for kids. Come meet Harley today and see if you’re the one who says the words he’s been waiting to hear: “Harley is the dog for us!”

Read more about Harley by clicking here.

Nigel 800x600Born 6/15/19 to sweet CFC mom, Tasha, these kittens, named after the movie “Rio,” are finally ready to leave the nest!  These babies are all well-socialized not only with each other, but with people too. Enter our main office and you’ll immediately hear a harmonious group purr coming from their condo.  When they are cradled in the welcoming arms of any human, they are instantly purring and snuggling away.  Most of them even enjoy receiving belly rubs!  Which thank goodness, because their bellies are so scrumptious it’s difficult not to give them a gentle rub.  They are very playful and play well together in their kitty condo…and when they aren’t playing together, you will find them trying to pile on top of each other to cuddle in for one of their many daily naps.  Submit an application on one of these sweeties today…you won’t regret it!

 

DONATE A CAR, TRUCK, MOTORCYCLE, RV, BOAT AND EVEN JET SKIS AND SNOWMOBILES!

 

If you own a vehicle of just about any type and it is no longer of use to you, please consider donating it to Caring For Creatures through Donation Line, one of the largest, most visited and trusted vehicle donation centers in America.  This service is hassle-free and there is no charge to you.  All you need is a clear title (for vehicles that are titled) and Donation Line does the rest.

 Click here to go to the Donation Line website and complete the necessary website form.  Select CARING FOR CREATURES from the list of organizations and you will be helping the animals here at Caring For Creatures.

This “vehicle” of donating has been a very fruitful one for the CFC sanctuary.

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Help Caring For Creatures!

 

 

Register on line at krogercommunityrewards.com

Be sure to use NPO number RN488

New online customer?  Click on ‘Sign up today’ in the ‘New Customer’ box

 

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Participants can shop at any Kroger store in the following states:

Virginia

West Virginia

North Carolina


OUR VOLUNTEERS MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

COME TO OUR NEXT VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION!

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19th – Dogs from 11 am to 1 pm; Cats from 1 pm to 3 pm

To attend, please register by filling out an online application or send an email to CFCHOME@aol.com

Would you like to help the dogs and cats at Caring for Creatures?  Attend one of our volunteer orientations – you’ll get to meet our awesome animals and learn about the various ways you can help.    Attend one or both of the orientations, depending on whether you’d like to work with our dogs, cats, or both!

Dog walkers and ‘cat socialization specialists’ are always in high demand!  In addition to working one on one with our animals, we need volunteers to help out with various adoption and  fundraising events.

  For more information on volunteering,  click on the ‘Volunteer’ tab at the top of our webpage.

 

Come join our happy family.  Our animals are waiting for you!

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The Dogwood Restaurant and Caring For Creatures join forces to help the sanctuary animals!

 

SECOND MONDAY OF EVERY MONTH!

Lunch and Dinner (5-8 pm)

Eat In or Carry Out

 

Order one of 5 great specials (named after CFC animals!) and a portion of the cost of your meal will go to help the CFC animals!  This offer also applies to carry out orders of the five specials.  The specials are now being offered during lunch and dinner!  Eat in or take out!

Bring the family and eat out for a great cause!

 

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The Dogwood Restaurant

10 Centre Court, Palmyra – across from the Lake Monticello Fire & Rescue Squad Building

434-589-1155

www.dogwoodrestaurant.net

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The Great American Mammal Jamboree

By Alden E. C. Bigelow

$16.95

A book for all ages!

Order now from Alden’s website – www.aldenbigelow.com, or pick up your copy at Caring For Creatures.

 

“Alden Bigelow weaves a mysterious tale that takes the reader on a wonderful journey, full of lessons learned and special mammal friends, and starring Jessie, the lovable narrator.”

                                                     - Dr. M.E. Adams

 

“Invisible cloaks, ghostly soldiers, and benevolent sabotage!  The Great American Mammal Jamboree spins a tale that compels us to suspend our disbelief as we root for the good guys to win.  While the animals in this unique fable are witty and entertaining, they underscore the serious theme of  animal cruelty and what needs to be done to combat it.

Animal lovers will delight in this lighthearted tale, but its value as a lesson for humanity makes it required reading.”

– Gerry Kruger, author of On Kruger Pond: Charlie’s Story

 

Here’s Alden Bigelow discussing his new book, The Great American Mammal Jamboree, with Mary Birkholz:

ABOUT ALDEN…

ALDEN BIGELOW, the voice of Caring For Creatures, teams up every week with MONTICELLO MEDIA to share news from the sanctuary and feature one of the great CFC animals waiting for his or her forever home.  Alden Bigelow is a creative genius and gifted writer with a passion for and love of animals.  He has utilized those talents along with his advertising/public relations expertise to help the 200+ animals currently in residence at CFC.  All of us at Caring For Creatures are grateful to Alden and his beautiful wife, Marjorie, for their commitment to Caring For Creatures for over seven years.  It is through their efforts that many lives are saved every year.  Alden’s literary genius has led to the publishing of several books:  Growing Up With Jemima, I Have My Reasons, Norton’s Lament and his most recent novel, Killing Time in a Southern Town.  Based on what we know of Alden, we might attribute some of his inspiration to the many animal companions he has had over the years.  Currently, Alden and Marjorie share their lives with canine, Elvis and Buddy, both adopted from CFC.

 

ALDEN BIGELOW, the voice of Caring For Creatures, teams up every week with MONTICELLO MEDIA to share news from the sanctuary and feature one of the great CFC animals waiting for his or her forever home.  You can listen to Alden MONDAYS/8:30 A.M. with JAY LOPEZ on GENERATIONS 102.3, and

FRIDAYS/8:07 A.M. – 8:30 A.M. – Live with JOE THOMAS, WCHV 1260AM and 107.5 FM

NickiFebIt’s that time of year!  We’re busy getting our sanctuary ready for the cold winter months ahead.  You can help keep our animals warm by donating a much-needed item from our Fall & Winter Wish List:

ELECTRIC RADIATOR HEATERS

INFRARED HEAT LAMPS:  250 watt (available at Lowes and Southern States)

BULBS for heat lamps:  We need about 20 bulbs

FIXTURES for heat lamps:  We could use 6 additional fixtures

 EXTENSION CORDS:  25′ and 50′ heavy duty (for outdoor use)

ELECTRIC HEAT PADS:  Medium  and large sizes, made for outside use for dogs (we need  approximately 6 medium and 3 large)

 ICE MELT:  Preferably the kind safe for dogs’ feet

SNOW SHOVELS:   (We need 2 or 3)

COMMERCIAL MATS:  3’ x 5’, with rubber backing for entry ways.  (We need 6 or 8)  Ex:  Sam’s Club sells these for $20

 YOUNG LIVING ESSENTIAL OILS:  Lavender, Thieves, Stress Away and Peace & Calming  scents preferred.  For use in diffusers to ease our dogs’ anxiety in indoor kennels.

CANNED AND DRY FOOD:   Extra food is used during the winter 

 DOG SWEATERS AND COATS:  Primarily medium and large size

 KURANDA BEDS:  Dogs—medium and large sizes needed

                                       Cats—small

CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR COMPLETE WISH LIST

Questions?  Call 434-842-2404, or email us at CFCHome@aol.com

 

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