April 2005

In an attempt to help the cats and dogs being held at Kansas City MO Animal Control we are posting some of those animals on our PetFinder.com site (http://www.petfinder.org/shelters/MO223.html).  Hopefully this will give the animals greater visibility and a better chance of finding a good home rather than being killed.

WarmFuzzy's is currently investigating the possibility of becoming the Humane Society of Bates/Cass County, MO.  So far we aren't finding any similar kind of organizations in these area's which is rather a sad state of affairs.  We'll keep you posted on how that goes.

Okay folks, the WarmFuzzy's Shelter is really in need of some major repairs.  We need your help so we can take care of those warmfuzzy's that have nowhere else to go.  The colony is now up to 20 members.  We just re-homed a large black male kitty that was the last of his colony.  All his "friends" were relocated or found good homes.  Cyrano is definitely a true feral and does not want to have anything to do with a "human".   He will be able to live out the rest of his life here at WarmFuzzy's with the other members of the colony in safety, have food & fresh water and a warm place to sleep. 

In order to continue doing this the shelter needs some fixing up and we need your help to do it.  Right now we are lugging milk jugs of water to the shelter.  The pipes broke during the winter.  We need piping and fittings.  We need a new sink and faucet.  We need lumber and plywood to replace sections of walls that have been ruined by water leaks.  We need to seal the roof. 

We have the where-with-all to take in many more cats and dogs but not without your help.   Please stop right now and make a tax deductible to WarmFuzzy's and save an innocent animals life whose only wrong was to be born because a "human" didn't spay or neuter his mommy and daddy.  Help right that wrong by sending a donation now.

Give yourself a WarmFuzzy and Make A Tax Deductible Donation To WarmFuzzy's today

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         address Fuzzy1@warmfuzzys.org

In the meantime, please call us at 660-267-3497 to visit with Arthur (orange tabby), Gwen & Jackie (gray patch tabbies), all littermates rescued from Louisburg, KS.  They are 1 yrs old Abyssinia mix kitties.  These three are petite cats and you can see their pictures on our web site. 

This is Arthur.  He is a delightful little guy just full of personality who loves to talk to you and be petted.


Cuddles is in need of a home of her own too.  She is about 5 yrs old, does not do well with other animals or children.  Cuddles needs someone who has the time to pay a great deal of attention to her.

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Gastrointestinal Disorders
     What Are Gastrointestinal Disorders?
Commonly diagnosed disorders include: 

  • Colitis.  Inflammation of the large intestine that causes frequent, and often painful, defecation and diarrhea which may contain mucus and blood.

  • Food Allergy or Intolerance.  Gastrointestinal signs of adverse reactions to food, such as diarrhea or vomiting, are caused by large, intact proteins that the body's immune system interprets as allergens.  Adverse reactions to food may lead to inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) syndrome.

  • Constipation.  Infrequent or difficult evacuation of the feces or stool is the result of constipation.  The feces are usually hard and dry which increases straining and reduces stool volume.

  • Pancreatitis.  Inflammation of the pancreas that results in a loss of appetite and frequent vomiting and diarrhea, which may contain blood.

  • Diarrhea.  Originating from either the small intestine or the large intestine, diarrhea is characterized by abnormally frequent, watery or soft stools.

  • Vomiting.  Involuntary spasmic movements within the stomach, causing the discharge of part or all of the contents of the stomach through the mouth.

     Signs of Gastrointestinal Disorders:

- Vomiting
- Diarrhea
- Painful defecation
- Blood or mucus in the feces
- Straining or inability to defecate

Contributing Factors:

Age -  Colitis is more prevalent in pets under 5 years old, while constipation is more likely in older pets.

Stress -  New pets or household members, moving or a change in the environment can be stressful for your pet.

Breed -  Certain dog breeds, such as English Setters, Great Danes, German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers and Collies are more prone to particular gastrointestinal disorders.

Food -  Digestive upsets can be caused by poor food quality, food intolerance, high-fat foods, sudden nutritional changes or overeating.

Other -  Pets allowed to scavenge are more at risk for digestive upsets from eating contaminated or decomposing food.

     Home Care
     -  Feed only the food recommended by your veterinarian
     -  Don't give your pet any table scraps.
     -  Don't allow your pet to scavenge.
     -  Never use any over-the-counter medicines, such as laxatives or binding agents, which are generally unsuitable for pets (unless specifically instructed by your veterinarian).
     -  Speak to your veterinarian before changing your pets food or medication.
     -  Fresh water should be available at all times.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Dehydration is a serious consequence of severe diarrhea and vomiting.  Your veterinarian can show you how to check your pet for dehydration, including looking at the mouth and eyes for signs of dryness and checking the skin for lack of elasticity.  Please contact your veterinarian immediately if you suspect your pet is dehydrated.
     Feeding Recommendations
     Gastrointestinal disorders may require higher fiber, highly digestible and/or hypoallergenic nutrition that is non-irritating to the digestive tract.  Depending on the diagnosis, your veterinarian will recommend a food specifically formulated for your pet's individual needs.

     Feeding Tips
-  Follow your veterinarian's directions when feeding any Prescription Diet therapeutic food.
     -  Gradually introduce the new food over a 7- day period by mixing the new food with the old.
     -  If your pet is reluctant to try a new food, warm the canned product to body temperature, hand feed or mix the dry food with warm water (dog food only).  Remove within an hour and wash the dish to avoid spoilage and bacterial growth.
     -  Be patient but firm with your pet as success depends on strict adherence to the new food.  Contact your veterinarian if your pet refuses to eat.

The WarmFuzzy's web site ( http://www.warmfuzzys.org ) is constantly adding information and fact sheets.  If you run across anything that you feel should be here please contact us.  Please visit us often so as not to miss anything new.

To make a contribution to WarmFuzzy's you can use the Paypal link below.   OR you can send it to WarmFuzzy's, RR #1, Box 50K, Drexel, MO  64742.

To Sponsor one of our WarmFuzzy's:  The first year of sponsorship costs $10 a month to cover the cost of food, vaccinations & being altered.  Every year thereafter costs $8 a month for food and yearly vaccinations.  You will receive a picture of the warm fuzzy you choose to sponsor in email  or US Postal Service along with periodic updates on him/her as well as a Certificate of Sponsorship and a WarmFuzzy's sweatshirt (with a 6month paid sponsorship).  Think about it, then hopefully you will  help save a life. Thank you for supporting our WarmFuzzy's.

Low Cost Spay Neuter Information:

  • No More Homeless Pets in KC, email info@kcpets.org or call 816-333-PETS.

  • The Pet Connection has traps to rent at an extremely low rate.  They also offer low cost spay/neuter services.   Their number is 913-671-7387 and they are located at the Mission Mall.

  • PAWS, Inc. at 816-252-2680, Box 16664, Raytown, MO  64133.  They offer certificates for low cost spay/neuter and vaccinations from designated veterinarians.  

  • STOPP Animal Clinic on 63rd Street in Raytown at 816-313-7729

  • The Low Cost Spay Neuter Clinic, 3911 E. Martha Truman Rd, Kansas City, MO 64137 (located behind WaySide Waif's) 816-765-5401.

Joyce E. Maser-Ellis, Pres.
RR #1, Box 50K
Drexel, MO 64742

Lisa A. Maser, VP: Fuzzy2@warmfuzzys.org
Sharon K. Baseley, VP: Fuzzy4@warmfuzzys.org
Rod Ellis: fuzzy5@warmfuzzys.org 

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