CFC News

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Cure the Critters!

barbeque fundraiser

to benefit

Palmyra’s

Caring For Creatures

medical needs fund

Sunday, May 20

Scottsville Farmer Market Pavilion

12 noon to 5 pm

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delicious barbeque

cuddly animals

live music

pet contests

service group displays

HuckER

Office Assistant Huck is home from a multi-day ER vet visit. It was very touch and go for him but he’s a fighter and back at “work” in our office. He has racked up a huge ER vet bill (as have others) and we need your assist in keeping our accounts current. Won’t you click below and give and show Huck and other CFC residents you care?

Champ aka Harrison 5 resizedWith his good looks and winning personality, super friendly Harrison might just be the most popular guy on campus. He is gentle and playful and takes in his surroundings with a bright, alert expression and softly wagging tail. Just 50 pounds, Harrison has a slender, elegant frame and is not as large as his regal poses in some of his photos might make him seem. On a recent Springtime walk, bumble bees and other buzzing bugs brought out the puppy in him as he pounced and bounced trying (unsuccessfully) to catch them. On a play date with his next door neighbor Leah, he demonstrated excellent social skills and we think he would do quite well with another dog in the home. Harrison walks nicely on leash and politely introduces himself to others when offered the opportunity. He was named one of the friendliest dogs at his former shelter, and we couldn’t agree more. Come on out and meet Harrison. We’re sure you’ll be as smitten with him as we are.

Black Kittens Facebook Pictures

 

As “Black Panther” lights up box offices and delights moviegoers everywhere, today we’d like to shine the spotlight on Caring For Creatures’ quartet of mini black panthers, Lillian, Tommy, Walter, and Willis.  Born in April of 2017 these youngsters are a pure delight.  They’re an all-star cast.  They’re affectionate, warm-hearted, benevolent, and kind.  At times comical and at others cuddly, we have never met a more congenial and enjoyable bunch.  They’re lap seeking, purring kids who adore people and so want homes of their own.  Each has all the makings of a lifelong loyal companion and best friend.  Showings all day long, so please come and be entertained and enthralled by our mini panthers.

Please click on their names for more information:  Lillian, Tommy, Walter, Willis

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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:o7 A.M. – 8:30 A.M. – Live with JOE THOMAS, WCHV 1260AM and 107.5 FM

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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


OUR VOLUNTEERS MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

COME TO OUR NEXT VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION!

MAY 19th – Cats – 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

MAY 26th – Dogs – 11:00 am – 1:00 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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Help Caring For Creatures!

 

 

Register on line at krogercommunityrewards.com

Be sure to use NPO number 86046

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

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.

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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