Thursday, March 24, 2011

Fundraiser for Crisfield cat shelter - 2

Fundraiser for Crisfield cat shelter - 2
Thanks to everyone who came out for the 2nd fundraiser for the Crisfield cat shelter, held at Mt. Pleasant Church Hall. If you missed this event you missed a delicious breakfast. Looking at all that food, one would have thought IHOP had beamed in a remote restaurant for the morning. Don't miss the next breakfast. Since they were doing take-out orders, I went home with a plate of pancakes. Look below the slide-show to see who enjoyed my left-over butter. Please allow time for slide-show  to load.

 Flyer courtesy of Crisfield Cat Shelter

 Remember to allow time for slide-show to load.

After finishing my take-home pancakes I walked away from the kitchen and came back to find Skipper enjoy my left-over butter, his way of giving this breakfast a butter-licking 5 stars.

A little while later I found Czarina trying to place an order. Czarina, though a purebred Siamese, was found starving and near death 2 years ago. Looks like she is doing pretty well now.  I encourage anyone considering a new cat (or dog) to adopt. If you must have a purebred, put your name on a list with your local shelter (shelters get hundreds of thousands of purebreds each year, many of them end up being euthanized)  or do a Internet search for rescue organizations who are breed specific.

Now for some cat (and dog) facts:

FACT: Every 1.5 seconds a shelter animal is killed. That's 192,308 per week or 27,473 pets euthanized every 24 hours, 365 days a year.

FACT: One female cat and her offspring can produce 420,000 cats in 7 years. 

FACT: Over 10 million cats and dogs are killed in shelters each year. Millions more are abandoned, only to suffer from illness or injury before dying. 

FACT: It costs U.S. taxpayers an estimated $2 billion each year to round up, house, kill, and dispose of homeless animals.

FACT: Over 56% of dogs and puppies entering shelters are killed, based on reports from over 1,055 facilities across America. 

FACT: Approximately 71% of cats and kittens entering shelters are killed, based on reports from 1,055 facilities across America. 

FACT: Cats that are not spayed or neutered are at high risk of developing cancer of the testes or uterus.

Support the Crisfield Cat Shelter. - email or visit them on Facebook.

  June is adopt a cat month.


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