September 2006

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. 

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 previous winter.  We need piping and fittings.  We need a new kitchen 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 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 a new back door.  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


If you are have trouble using the Paypal Link go to http://www.paypal.com  and use the email
         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 Independence MO Animal Control we are now posting some of them on our web site. 

A Pet Safe Garden

     Many plants and garden products can be harmful, even toxic, to pets.  Some extra care can help keep your pets safe

Plants that can be toxic to the heart

     Lily of the Valley, Oleander, Rhododendron, Azalea, Rosebay, Foxglove, Kalanchoe

Plants that could cause kidney failure

     Lilies, Rhubarb, Shamrock

Plants or fungi that could cause liver failure

     Cycads, Mushroom

Plants that could damage multiple organs

     Autumn Crocus (Colchicum species, may damage the GI Tract, bone marrow, kidneys or liver)
     Castor Bean (Ricinus species, can cause kidney or liver failure, convulsions, and death)


     ALWAYS assume that any ingested wild mushroom is highly toxic until a mycologist positively identifies it.  Toxic and nontoxic mushrooms can grow in the same area.

Pesticides and fertilizers

     Make sure your pets do not go on lawns or in gardens treated with fertilizers, herbicides or insecticides until the time listed on the label by the manufacturer has elapsed.  If you are uncertain about any product, call the manufacturer before using it.  Always store products in areas that are inaccessible to your pets - read the label carefully for proper usage and storage instructions.
     Although you could train your pets to avoid certain areas of the home or yard where poisonous plants grow, the safest method is to prevent exposure by not planting hazardous species or removing them if they are already there.

If you suspect your pet has ingested a poisonous plant

     Contact your veterinarian immediately.  Bring part of the plant to a nursery for identification if you're unsure of the exact species.  Symptoms of poisoning can include not just digestive upset or loss of appetite but almost any clinical sign.  The animal may even appear completely normal for several hours or days.

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.

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

Sharon K. Baseley, Vice President
Kathey Carr, Vice President
Terence L. McCullough, Assistant VP

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


           If you are have trouble using the Paypal Link go to
         http://www.paypal.com  and use the email
         address Fuzzy1@warmfuzzys.org