This weekend Crickett Harkin's ashes were taken to Colorado by her husband Mike, daughter Christy Ann and a few other family members. Crickett's mother and I took care of the remaining 14 cats and 3 dogs at the house. Of the 14 cats six are ready to be adopted and eight still need a little bit of work to make them more people friendly. Once the WF Club house has been moved to its permanent location in the next few days I will be transporting the eight to the Club house. We really need to either find these remaining cats their forever homes or foster homes as the authorities want them out of that house ASAP. I have also decided that once these cats have been adopted WarmFuzzy's will finish Crickett's dream - to Trap, Alter and Release the rest of the cats that are outside around Crickett's house. So far we know for sure that there is a petite little black female and Grayson's daddy. There are a few more but we haven't been able to get a good enough look to identify them. If anyone would care to help WF to finish Crickett's dream give us call at 816-529-2281 or 816-529-2275.
We have two adorable Seal Point Siamese kittens that will be available for adoption once they are fully weaned. They are about 8 weeks old brother and sister who were are death row. Pictures of these two cuties are on our web site or you can call 816-529-2281 to arrange to see them. We have a possible adopter but they live on Long Island, New York. If anyone would care to help with transporting these fuzzy cuties give us a call at 816-529-2281.
The WarmFuzzys Feral Cat Colony - Those inside are doing well but aren't too thrilled with me spraying them with anti-fungal spray for the treatment of the ringworm they have. Mystique & April decided they wanted out of the Club house. Callie still hisses at us every time we enter the room, we've decided that is her way of saying hello . Jemie is letting me pet her a little bit. We have not seen our escapees (Pepe, Ash & Chim) for almost two weeks. Hopefully once we are finally on the property permanently we'll have a better chance at spotting them.
Thanks to a recent donation we have kitty litter !! However we are still in DESPERATE need of canned cat food and dry food; both adult and kitten. We still have a huge vet bill and Morris greatly needs of dental work done soon. Please help Morris to keep some of his teeth so he can eat !! With my husband and I now both job hunting the WF colony cats really need your help.
A word of caution if you have a kitten or young cat living in your home - always double check your washer and dryer before closing the lid/door. These youngsters are extremely quick and love to jump into washers and dryers. Do NOT turn your back for a second when closing lids/doors !!
The petition to get the law changed as to the number limit of animals you are allowed to have if you are a feral cat colony caretaker has been created and signatures are being taken. This petition will be put on line as soon as I can get it there. If you are a resident of Kansas City, Missouri you may print it out, sign it and send it to WarmFuzzy's c/o Lisa Maser, RR #1, Box 35, Drexel, MO 64742. We need 5,000 signatures to get it put on the ballot. Get your family members, friends & co-workers to sign it too !! Help us to help you to take care of all the warmfuzzy's !!!
Speaking of finally being in our new place ... we can hardly wait to get back to living a somewhat "normal" life again !! On Wednesday May 7 half of our house arrived. We had just left our property to run a few errands and looking down the road we noticed flashing lights blocking the intersection. My husband and I said in unison "Oh no, what's going on ?" Then we saw the semi truck cab moving forward and coming into view was our house !! The second half of the house arrived the following morning. Due to all the rain we've been lucky enough to get placing the house on the foundation took quite a bit longer than it usually does. The water meter has been put in but now we're waiting for the water line from the meter to the house to be put in.. The electric company, Aquila, is delayed in getting power to our property as the Drexel crew is in Liberty helping out after the tornado landed up in Liberty however the pole has been set on the property. We have a new phone number now but we're still waiting for the phone company to show up and hook up the wiring to the house.
The reality of owning 60 gorgeous acres and soon a brand spanking new house hasn't quite sunk in yet for me. I figure it will finally hit me when I'm actually moved into the house. Part of me can't wait to get moved in yet another part of me isn't looking forward to packing up, hauling boxes and lugging furniture again. I am very much looking towards having a fenced yard and doggie door. Taking our 3 older dogs outside several times a day isn't all that fun especially during tornado watches, warnings and thunderstorms.
I'm still working on getting pictures of the construction zone put up but it's slow going as I'm pretty busy taking care of all our warmfuzzy's and trying to get the house put in place as well as starting the re-packing process.
We are putting on the web site the lecture/seminar that are being held at UMKC. To attend these seminars/lectures in person and obtain a hard copy the schedule is as follows:
April 17th, 730 PM Parasites and Pathogens continued *
May 1st, 730 PM Neo-natal care *
May 22nd, 730 PM Neo-natal care Workshop
June 5th, 730 PM Resource Development Workshop *
Date to be set, 7:30 PM Working with the Public
*- meetings will also contain pertinent legal information
Please write to Lisa@jem1.com or call 816-529-2275 for exact location and whether you will be attending or you may subscribe to our Feral Cat email list which can be found on our opening page.
Since July 2002 we have adopted out more than 80 cats. We still have 14 to go. Please call 816-529-2281 to make arrangements to meet and adopt them. About 8 of them are not quite ready to be adopted. They are in need of some socializing first. Due to our relocating these cats are currently residing in Cleveland, MO.
To make a contribution to WarmFuzzy's you can use the link below, which would be gratefully accepted. OR you can make it out to and mail it to WarmFuzzy's, RR #1, Box 35, Drexel, MO 64742.
Please, don't contribute to the unwanted animal population. Don't contribute to the climbing numbers of animals that are being killed. Your pet is part of your family, not a disposable item, but a responsibility you chose, treat it as such.
If you aren't able to adopt, how about being a foster parent while we're trying to find a permanent home for a kitty (or two). We'll supply the food, you supply your home, kitty litter and love. Doesn't sound like a whole lot really, now does it ? But it will mean everything to that kitty. Come on - tell me you don't have room in your heart or house for a kitty that desperately needs one.
WarmFuzzy's is a very small group of people working with extremely limited resources and funds. We need people to adopt these cats to give them a good home, to become foster parents or Sponsors.
To Sponsor one of our WarmFuzzy's: The first year of sponsorship would cost $10 a month to cover the cost of food, vaccinations & being altered. Every year thereafter would cost $8 a month for food and yearly vaccinations. You would receive a picture of the warm fuzzy you choose to sponsor in email (preferably) or US Postal Service along with periodic updates on him/her as well as a Certificate of Sponsorship. Think about it, then hopefully you will help save a life. Thank you for supporting our WarmFuzzy's.
Contact PAWS, Inc. at 816-252-2680, Box 16664, Raytown, MO 64133. They offer certificates for low cost spay/neuter and vaccinations from designated veterinarians. You can also contact STOPP Animal Clinic on 63rd Street in Raytown at 816 or The Low Cost Spay Neuter Clinic, 311 E. Martha Truman Rd, Kansas City, MO 64137 (located behind WaySide Waif's) 816-765-5401.
Joyce E. Maser-Ellis, Pres.
RR #1, Box 35
Drexel, MO 64742
Lisa@jem1.com or Fuzzy2@warmfuzzys.org
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