Thursday, July 2, 2009

Very, Very, Very Good Mews

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I have something really AMAZING to share with you.

I just got a very nice email form Marguerite, the director of development over at the Humane Society. She said that the cats will be the priority when it comes time to distribute the funds raised at this year's Dog-A-Thon.

The feral trap/neuter/release and low-cost spay/neuter for “neighborhood strays” programs will benefit from this. The money will also buy new cat cages for the HS lobby and help fund the re-design of the cat areas to help minimize disease and make the cats more comfortable.

Now here's the really fabulous part...

Every single penny of the Itty Bitty Kitty Community pledges will go directly towards the cats. Specifically, the cat adoption program AND the build out of two more rooms for the cats. They need over ten thousand dollars to complete the build-out project, and if we are able to raise ten thousand (we're so close already), the Itty Bitty Kitty Community (that means you fine folks!) will officially be "sponsoring" a room and you all will be honored with a plaque!

These two rooms will be used to 'quarantine' incoming cats, so they'll have lots more room to hold cats, evaluate their health, treat them and find them homes. More room for cats, means more lives saved.

Isn't that just incredible????

You folks are so wonderful. Together, you're so powerful. You all came together and supported this cause and these kittens, and now look what you're doing. YOU are making a difference. YOU are funding a major project at the Humane Society. YOU are saving lives.

We are so deeply touched by your generosity and support. From the bottom of all of our hearts, we thank you for caring so much.

38 comments:

  1. Okay guys, let's pull together and make the IBKC Wing at the shelter a reality!

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  2. That is soooo sooooo fantastic Mews!!! I am sooo sooo happy that the money raised will go to the kitties (although I love any animals, but cats are my favourite!) - Jeanne

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  3. ooooh, so very good news indeed! Onward and upward, folks! christine

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  4. Hooray! Let's do this everyone :)

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  5. PS: I see a plaque with the likeness of the Mother of all IBKitties smiling down on all things kitten at this wing - Charlene!

    christine

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  6. That's amazing news! I'm just made a (small) donation & I'm going to post this in Facebook and Tweet it as well! You rock, Laurie!

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  7. Laurie...that is so awesome! Wish I could give tons more....What a way to celebrate Independence Day, huh!?

    Meowy 4th!
    Robin

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  8. Yay what a good idea...

    Love that Darling pic...

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  9. That is so cool. I am always happy to read about animals being helped.

    licks and sniffs, Sasha

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  10. 10 squillion before the sun sets today. :)
    christine

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  11. Such good news - and you deserve it too, you and those beautiful telemarketers.

    Supporting you from across the water, warmest wishes from me and the two delightful rescue cats who enrich my life.

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  12. SylvestermiasmommaJuly 2, 2009 at 3:06 PM

    I put in my two pennies (so to speak) as I would like to see IBKC wing become reality. I wish I could do more but alas it is what it is.

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  13. SNIFFFFF!!! Oh where ismy kleenex????

    All y'all members of the Itty Bitty Kitty Community are so incredible!

    And the heart of this community is Miss Butterben's bathing service and her human staff!

    This has been an incredible place to visit...many times a day!

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  14. HOORAY!!!! This explains why Marguerite wandered into the Cattery earlier this week and asked "What would you do if we had $10,000 for the Cattery?" Little did we know, it has come true!!!

    On behalf of shelter cats and kittens everywhere, thank you ALL for your amazing generosity. Every penny will be put to good use and will directly benefit the kitties.

    And I'm with you, Sue, can't stop these tears of joy. Thanks!!

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  15. I realize that IBKC isn't a democracy, but I vote for naming the wing after Charlene Butterbean. Anyone else with me?

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  16. My starving-grad-student budget didn't allow me to contribute much, but every little bit counts! Great initiative!

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  17. YAY YAY!!!!!! 10 squillion for the kittens! how amazingly wonderful!!!

    christine!

    \**/

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  18. Tearing up reading about this! How awesome for us IBKC supporters! And I second (or probably squillionth) the nomination of the wing being named after Charlene!

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  19. OMG!!!! 10 squillion raised by night fall! This community is truly amazing!

    I second naming the wing after the fabulous Charlene Butterbean. But I also think Laurie should be acknowledged for her incredible work as well.

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  20. If you haven't contacted local news media at this point in time, I'd seriously suggest doing so. This is a great feel good story. I'd love to see IBKC pull in 20 squillion! :)

    Awesome work!

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  21. *tears streaming down*
    Such wonderful news.
    Okay, okay.... Group hug!

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  22. That is so amazing. I made a donation earlier today when we were still in the 8,000 range. We're already above and beyond the 10 squillion mark!

    It is so empowering to be an outsider looking in on this community (I have been visiting for quite awhile, but never posted anything) and even moreso to be a part of it. Even if those kitties aren't anywhere near me, I am so glad I could contribute a building block to their futures.

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  23. WOW how AWESOME is this?? laurie and charlene (and sue), you do an amazing thing. you've inspired so many to give and to love. you've inspired me and others to foster (still working on getting a house, but you'll definitely be hearing more from me). way to go, and i can't think of a better honor!

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  24. This is awesome, awesome, awesome news!!! I LOVE the idea of Ms. Butterbean (uber mom of foster kittens) gracing the plaque!! Great suggestion, Christine!

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  25. WOW! That is so wonderful! I wish we could do something like that here, the cattery at our shelter is becoming dangerously worn out, but at least we still do the best we can for all the kitties (they even got their own bed with electric blanket donated recently! It is wonderful with the cold weather coming in and their heat lamp dead!)

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  26. Well, as of right now, looks like we have ourselves an IBKC wing.

    Congratulations!

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  27. Tears to my eyes reading this post - the awesome power of everyone doing just a little bit to help. Kudos to you Laurie, IBKC is your baby.

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  28. Glad to know I am not the only one reading this with tears running down her face. What wonderful, wonderful news for the kitties!

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  29. Utterly awesome! So pleased and happy to be a part of something so grand.

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  30. WOW! What a great group of supporters. This is so incredibly wonderful. sonia

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  31. i wonder if any other pacific northwesters would like to wander down to tacoma to see the dogwalk in action? christine

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  32. That is so awesome!!! I'm so happy that so many people have come (and are continuing to come) together for the fur babies.

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  33. Awesome. Just..awesome. =)

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  34. That is amazing! Thank you for letting us know what exactly is happening with the money we have donated. Its so great to be able to see that even just the little bit that I could donate actually helped and to see how it is helping!

    You guys are truly an inspiration!!

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