CFC News

 THANK YOU, FLUVANNA ACE HARDWARE, FOR PARTNERING WITH  CARING FOR CREATURES!

Please help our animals by donating an item from our Fall/Winter Wish List.  Thank You!

 

 ELECTRIC RADIATOR HEATERS

EXTENSION CORDS:  10’, 25’ or 50’ exterior use cords; 12 gauge or 14 gauge

HE LAUNDRY DETERGENT—Unscented

DAWN DISHWASHING DETERGENT

SIMPLE GREEN:  Gallon Jugs

 TRASH BAGS:  13 & 33 Gallon

HVAC FILTERS:  16” x 20” and 16” x 25”

PET FRIENDLY ICE MELT

48” FLORESCENT BULBS

DUCT TAPE

ROUND-UP/WEED KILLER

ZIP TIES:  8”, White

 

 

 

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Caring 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 in addition to seasonal favorites. Any items that you are able to donate allows us to use those dollars for other expenses!

View/download a copy of our new Wish List by clicking on the link below:

WISH LIST_REV Oct 1 2020 (2)

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

VET PET POSTER FINAL FINAL

Caring For Creatures is proud to announce our partnership with the Veteran Pet Adoption Program sponsored by Coming Home Well, a veteran hosted radio show in Charlottesville.  Through this partnership we will be offering FREE ADOPTIONS to veterans in an effort to help fulfill the Vet Pet Adoption Program’s mission of connecting veterans to companion animals to assist in easing depression and anxiety and work towards ending the epidemic of veteran suicide. We see first-hand how therapeutic the companionship of animals are and are so happy to have the opportunity to unite veterans with their next pet through this special program.

Veterans are encouraged to visit our website and browse our pets.  We have marked specific veteran companion animals with an American flag graphic, but they are not exclusive to the program.  Veterans interested in adopting an animal will fill out the standard Caring For Creatures application.  Our adoption coordinator will review the application and upon approval will contact the veteran to arrange a day and time to visit the sanctuary to meet possible companion animal matches in the same process as other applicants.

If a veteran finds a special connection with a dog not identified for the program, our adoption coordinator will assess whether or not the adoption will be successful.  Specific feline candidates may be identified, but all felines are available for adoption through the program.   As with all adoptions, pets will be matched with adopters based on both the needs of the applicant and the needs of the animal.  Our Caring For Creatures adoption coordinator will assist veterans in finding the right animal for them and their lifestyle.

All branches of the military are eligible, including National Guard and Reserves members.  Proof of veteran status and a valid ID (driver’s license, state issued ID card, etc.) are required.

For more information about this program please contact:

  • Mallory O’Connor (Adoption Coordinator)
  • 434-842-2404
  • cfchome2@gmail.com

Read today’s press release by clicking on the link below:

Vet Pet Press release

Reggie good REVReggie arrived at a high kill shelter wearing a thick, tight collar. He was so frightened that he would not let shelter staff get near him to take it off. With a little love, time and TLC, Reggie quickly learned to trust the staff and give people a second chance. He soon started greeting the staff with kisses and hugs! Now it’s time to give Reggie his second chance.

Volunteer comments: “Look at that smile! Reggie is our newest friend that is available for adoption at Caring for Creatures in Palmyra, Va. He is another wonderful dog who found himself on the euthanasia list when the shelter that he was at in S.C. became full. CFC spoke up for him and he arrived earlier this month. Today I had the pleasure of working with him. He already knows sit. We worked on look and down. He did really well. He is treat motivated and enjoys learning new things. Reggie is a sweet, happy dog. He has a nice smile with that dark masked face and an adorable curly-Q kind of tail.”

Happy and friendly are words often used to describe Reggie.  He loves humans and would easily fit into any type of home environment.

Recent graduates of our advanced How to be a Perfect Kitten 101 foster program, Moe, Larry, Curly and Frye  would tell you that they are all now ready to head on home and apply their new companion pet skills to their new family. Having lost out of some key weeks of early socialization, this lovely litter of all males has come so very far and continue to grow and develop into exceptional little love bugs. They still all have a bit of “stranger danger” in meeting new folks and might shy away from you, but we URGE you to please read on about these kitties to see what makes them all so special and candidates for YOUR home. We know they love to snuggle and purr and playtime is such a fun time for all of them. When they see foster mom coming their way, they are lined up and ready for attention and some lovin.’ A home with another cat or two and even a low key dog or two on hand, would be an ideal match for these guys. Adopting a couple of the siblings together would also be an excellent option to consider. The kitties are all very active and very food motivated! All have mastered the litter box, happily activate scratching posts, love playing with toys and are skilled going in and out cat doors. The foster mom had one that led them to a secure, screened in patio area and they loved flying in and out of it. It is NOT recommended to offer the kitties outside access as they will vanish!!

Click on the following links to learn more about these little sweethearts:

Moe

Larry

Curly

Frye

Get your application in today by clicking here!

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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

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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The Extreme Sleepover! 

Join our severe weather corps of people who assist our dogs for a brief time when we have extremes in weather.  By taking a CFC dog into your home, you will ensure that ALL of our dogs are comfortable  during extreme cold snaps and heat  waves.

If you are able to help, please click on the “Adopt/Foster” tab on the top of our home page.

Thank You!


OUR VOLUNTEERS MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

We have temporarily postponed our cat and dog volunteer orientations during the COVID-19 crisis.  Once it is safe to return to our normal activities, we look forward to resuming our orientations and welcoming new volunteers!

Orientations are held the third Saturday of every month.  

Dogs:  11 am – 1 pm

Cats:  1 pm – 3 pm

During orientation, 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, volunteers are always needed 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.

We will look forward to meeting you!

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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

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