January 2008

The bottom line is now in order for us to continue taking care of those unwanted warmfuzzy's we need your help.  The Shelter is in such bad shape that it can't be repaired.  We have a another mobile home donated to us but we need help getting it here and then setting it up. We need electrical wiring put in place to support air conditioning and the new furnace that was donated.  During the summer months it can get to better than 110 degree's inside.  It's going to be a very cold winter for the kitties without the furnace being hooked up.  We need some "hands" to get this done.


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The Truth About Feral Cats

*  A stray cat is not a feral cat

A stray is a cat who has been abandoned or who has strayed from home and become lost.  Stray cats can usually be re-socialized and adopted.

*  A feral cat is an unsocialized cat

Either he was born outside and never lived with humans, or he is a house cat who has strayed from home and over time has become unsocialized to humans.

*  Feral cats should not be taken to local shelters to be adopted.

Feral cats are not pet cats, and they WILL be killed at a shelter.  Because they are unadoptable, they sometimes don't even make it to the shelter, but are killed in the animal control truck.  Even no-kill shelteres are not able to place feral cats in homes.

*  Feral kittens can be adopted

Feral kittens can often be adopted into homes, but they must be socialized in their first weeks of life.  This is a critical window and if they aren't handled in time, they will remain feral and therefore unadoptable.   There are organizations out there that do work with these unadoptable ferals to socialize them but this can take months or years.

*  Feral cats have about the same lifespan as pet cats.

And they contract diseases at about the same low rate.  The incidence of disease in feral cat colonies is no higher than among owned cats.

*  Feral cats are not the cause of wildlife depletion.

Studies show that the overwhelming cause of wild life depletion is destruction of natural habitat due to man-made structures, chemical pollution, pesticides and drought - NOT feral cats.

*  Trap and REMOVE does NOT work.

Not only would you have to continue to remove cats, this process is extremely costly.  Other cats simply move in to take advantage of the aailable resources and they breed prolifically, quickly forming a new colony.  This "vacuum effect" is well documented.

*  Trap, neuter and return DOES work

No more kittens.  Their numbers gradually go down.  The annoying behaviors of mating cats, such as yowling or fighting, stop.  The cats are vaccinated and they are fed ona regular schedule.  This ongoing care creates a safety net for both the cats and the community.

*  You can make a difference and save lives.

Together, we can educate people about the humane solution, TNR, and show how efficient and effective it can be.  To learn more or to find tools to help you educate people in your area, visit http://www.warmfuzzys.org or http://alleycat.org

This is Teddy Bear, an 18 pound male tabby that was the "bully" on his block. 
He is one of many adult ferals that we have tamed and found a home for.


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WarmFuzzy’s operates on a shoe string and we make many personal sacrifices in our efforts to save lives. We try to coordinate more direct adoptions but currently do very few as most of the animals we rescue are ferals, so adoption donations are few & far between.  Almost all of the animals that come through our doors stay here at WarmFuzzy’s.  We do receive donations & are grateful for the generosity of our supporters & the fact that these gifts often arrive at the times when we need help the most.  Still it's not enough to cover the on-going costs of vetting, medications, food & related necessities. 

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 donation to WarmFuzzy's and save an innocent animals life whose only wrong was to be born because a "human" didn't spay or neuter her mommy and daddy.  Help right that wrong by sending your donation now.

And that's about it for the update on what has been happening here at WarmFuzzy's.


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.  Last month we added more information to the Holistic Information section. 

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 $12 a month to cover the cost of food, vaccinations & being altered.  Every year thereafter costs $10 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 1 year paid sponsorship).  Think about it, then hopefully you will  help save a life. Thank you for supporting our WarmFuzzy's.

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

Sharon K. Baseley, Vice President
Patricia Blegen, Vice President

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