CFC News

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We look forward every year to the Holiday Pet Food Drive! Your donations in past years have kept our animals’ food bowls filled during the winter months.

Help reach this year’s goal of $2000 by sending a paypal or venmo donation! 100% of these funds will go towards the purchase of pet food for Caring For Creatures and Ring Dog Rescue!

Thank you for your support!

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PAYPAL:  Info@CvillePetEssestials.com

VENMO:  Trista-Pullaro

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In an effort to protect our staff so we can continue to care for our 200+ residents, we’re taking the following precautions:

We are operating by appointment only.  We are doing our best to receive visitors outside to limit foot-traffic in our buildings.  Any visitors to the sanctuary must wear a mask when entering the office or when in any of our buildings.

Adoptions:

Adoptions are by appointment only.  We are only scheduling appointments for showings with approved applicants. If you are interested in adopting from us, please submit an application on our website – this can be done under our adopt/foster tab located at that top of our website page. Once we have completed review of an application, we will reach out to the applicant to schedule a time to visit sometime during our office hours which are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm. Due to the high volume of applications we are still receiving, the average time to complete review is 2 weeks. Please do not plan on visiting the sanctuary until you have a confirmed appointment with us.

Volunteering:

At this time, we are not holding our required volunteer orientation for new volunteers, and are not accepting new volunteers or community service groups at the sanctuary.

Donations:

We are still accepting item-donations here at the sanctuary during our regular operation hours.  We do ask that you please call the office at 434-842-2404 to make us aware of when you will be dropping off an item so we can provide further instructions that are dependent on the type of item you are donating.

We appreciate your patience and understanding during this unprecedented time.  We’re hopeful that by Spring of 2021 things will have improved enough for us to re-evaluate our procedures and open our doors more to the public in a safe and thoughtful way.

 

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:

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

Princess 7 Nov GOOD 800x694You may have noticed the six pitbull puppies that were recently adopted. Now, we’re happy to shine our spotlight on none other than their mom, Princess!  Princess’ age is unknown, but she’s most likely two or three, and has been at CFC for about two months. Many are struck by just how much Princess loves people. Her trademark happy whine can be heard whenever staff members approach her pen. Her go-to move when someone comes to visit is to stand on her hind legs and gently wrap her front paws around the nearest person to give them a hug. Without a litter of puppies to worry about, Princess has seen a surge in energy and playfulness. She loves fetch and will happily chase ball after ball before rolling over for some well-earned belly rubs. The entire staff has fallen in love with this sweet girl and we think you will, too!

Bronx 10-705x600Our weekly cat spotlight shines on none other than the adorable, energetic Bronx!  Bronx is about a year and a half old and has been with us since June.  He is FIV positive, but doesn’t let it–or anything else, for that matter– keep him down.  Bronx is incredibly curious and playful, even as he begins to grow out of kittenhood.  He has recently taken to climbing the cat condos in R3 so that he can lean over and tap the heads of whoever passes below him.  He also enjoys whenever members of our animal care staff shake out the linens and will try to grab them as they flap back and forth.  Bronx is the youngest of our FIV+ cats and desperately yearns for someone to play with.  He can often be found at the door to his room with a paw extended under it, hoping to catch the attention of one of our kitchen cats.  His other hobbies include hunting any bugs that dare enter his domain.  Despite his high energy level and playfulness, Bronx is gentle, sweet, and calm when he needs to be.  He has no problem with being picked up and even enjoys a belly rub from time to time.  What he would enjoy most, though, is a home.  Since he has so much love to give, Bronx would do best in a home with children or other cats to play with.  FIV is not transferrable to humans and can be spread to other cats only through blood and reproduction.  FIV+ cats can live alongside cats that don’t have the disease as long as they are introduced properly and do not get into any serious fights.  Does this lovable goofball sound like a welcome addition to your family?

Click here to learn more about FIV.

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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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