June 2005

We had to file a Chapter 13 in order to keep from loosing everything and we were successful to that end.  However, in doing so there is now nothing "extra" or "left over" from paychecks to go towards WarmFuzzy's. 

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 dire need of some major repairs.  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 need electrical wiring put in place to support air conditioning.  During the summer months it can get to better than 110 degree's inside.  Donations of "materials" is also gratefully accepted.

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.

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.  Or call us and tell us you want to sponsor one of these furkids.

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 a special someone who will take the time to get to know her.  In return that special someone will a have a kittie they can call their "own".

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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).  Last month and this month we have received numerous calls of interest on these animals with many being adopted.


A diagnosis of cancer is frightening for many pet owners, but with today's medical treatments and nutrition, there is hope.  This information is provided to help you understand the disease and give your dog the best home care.
     What Is Cancer?

Cancer is a condition associated with the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells within the body.  These cells may form masses (tumors) that can create a variety of painful and serious problems. 

     Causes of Cancer

Factors that can influence the likelihood of a dog developing cancer include:

  • Age  -   Nearly half of all dogs over 10 years old will develop cancer.

  • Breed  -  Certain tumors are more common in specific breeds, e.g., skin tumors in Boxers, spleen tumors in German Shepherds and bone cancer in giant breeds.

  • Gender  -  Some cancers develop under the influence of sex hormones.  Spaying or neutering your pet can decrease the chances of some types of cancers.

  • Environment  -  Exposure to chemicals, such as some pesticides and herbicides, and radiation.

     Signs of Cancer:

Due to the complex nature of cancer, many different signs may indicate the presence of the disease.  The following are some of the most common signs:

-   Abnormal swellings that persist or continue to grow
  -   Sores that do not heal
  -   Weight loss
  -   Changes in appetite
  -   Bleeding or discharge form any body orifice
  -   Offensive odor
  -   Difficulty in eating, swallowing or breathing
  -   Loss of stamina
  -   Persistent lameness or stiffness
  -   Difficulty in urinating or defecating

     Home Care

     -  Watch for additional signs of illness.  If they appear, contact your veterinarian.
     -  Feed only the food recommended by your veterinarian.
     -  Check carefully for any new lumps or bumps on a regular basis.
     -  Maintain your dog's usual routine whenever possible.
     -  Monitor your dog's weight, activity and general health.
     -  Dogs receiving chemotherapy may experience specific side effects.  Discuss these
        with your veterinarian.
     Feeding Recommendations
Cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy or radiation have increased protein and energy demands.  Food with high protein and high fat help meet those demands.  Low carbohydrates are desired because tumors feed off carbohydrates.  Increased levels of Omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to prolong survival and increase quality of life in cancer patients undergoing therapy.

     Feeding Tips

-  Follow your veterinarian's directions when feeding any Prescription Diet therapeutic
     -  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.  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 $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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