Archive for the ‘Animal Welfare’ Category

Facts about Cats:

Facts about Cats:

Cat as a bear repellant!  What’s it’s like to live with a cat

a Cat’s Guide to Taking care of your human & “Welcome” to a new kitten from the veteran cat of the home: & continuing videos (including  “Dear Kitten:  Regarding the Dog”  Hilarious, endearing … true!  “Dear Kitten regarding The Big [football] Game” (about humans’ TV-watching habits & how to get wet, cat food on demand).

Friskies cat food has a wonderful, cat-video series that continues automatically (see whether you can watch just one video — bet you can’t!): &

Perpetual “wildness” of “domesticated” cats:

Hilarious videos of cats

Hilarious videos of cats:

Cats’ intimidating dogs:

Facts about Cats:

Cat as a bear repellant! 

Bluebonnet Equine Rescue / Humane Society in Austin, TX, USA

2015 marks Bluebonnet’s Tenth Year – and it’ll be the best year yet!

We’re off to a busy start this year, helping needy horses get a second chance at life!  If you haven’t already joined or renewed your membership to Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society, please consider becoming part of our team.  Memberships start at just $25 for twelve months.  When you join the rescue, you become a part of a team that’s helped over 750 horses in ten years!  Membership fees help us with the horse’s expenses, and members gain access to our email lists and Facebook groups and receive free and discounted admission to some events.  You can join Bluebonnet at



Membership Meeting and Social Hour

All current Bluebonnet members are invited to our membership meeting on February 21 in Austin, Texas.  We’ll present a history of the rescue, discuss our upcoming events, and have a Q&A session.  You can email for more information.


Pampered Chef Fundraiser 

Let’s kick off 2015 right and help Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society’ with a great donation!!!!!

Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society is holding an ONLINE Pampered Chef Fundraiser!
10-15% of your total purchase will be donated to them!
This is your chance to purchase with a purpose! Make your cooking and entertaining a breeze with the help of Pampered Chef products!

To support Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society and order through this online fundraiser:
1. Go to
2. Choose your items, and check out.
Please choose direct shipping and please no PO Boxes.


You can get more information at


Scentsy Fundraiser

Team Party Paws here to host a fundraiser for Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society! We are one of the largest online Scentsy fundraising groups on FB! I am here to host a party to raise the most I can for Bluebonnet via Scentsy sales. I give my ENTIRE commission to every rescue, shelter, humane society, sanctuary etc that I hold fundraisers for via selling Scentsy. I don’t make money off selling Scentsy, but to be able to help this many animals across the US is unimaginable and touches my heart each time a rescue says yes, let’s do one! That means I can help even more animals smile emoticon Inside I get giddy!!! I love doing it and most of the people on my team are the same way! So with that said, let’s get this party going!


Go to, click Open Parties, and select Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society – then shop!  Get great products while helping deserving hoses!

More information at



Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge Sponsors Needed

The Training Challenge is a competition in which professional trainers, foster homes, and youth work with a BEHS horse, pony, donkey, or mule for four months and then compete over an obstacle course and in a freestyle event at the Bluebonnet Horse Expo.  The goals of the Challenge are to get each horse the training he/she needs to find an adopter, to show off what rescue horses can do, and to get the horses adopted.

We’re seeking sponsors for this event.  Sponsor funds will help cover the cost of prize money, prizes, and advertising for the event.  Sponsorships start at just $25 and come with great benefits – the best being that you have a direct hand in helping needy horses find their forever homes!  For more info,



Foster Homes Needed

Foster homes critically needed for horses and other equines throughout Texas!

Be part of a team who helps rehab horses like Neela (below) – meet other horse lovers and expand your horse knowledge all while making a change in the lives of needy horses! We’ve recently had six different counties ask us to help with a total of nearly 25 horses, and we need more people on our fostering team!

BEHS pays/reimburses for pre-approved vet care, medications, and supplements. We also reimburse for de-wormered, $40 per farrier visit, and 60 cents/mile for pre-approved trailering. Hay, grain, and misc expenses are tax-deductible since we’re a nonprofit.

Learn more or download a fostering application at

The 100 Most Important Cat Pictures Of All Time

The 100 Most Important Cat Pictures Of All Time:

for fun: Cats’ Hallowe’en costumes

for fun:  cats’ Hallowe’en costumes:

PAWS: Pedernales Animal Welfare Society of Fredericksburg, TX

Pedernales Animal Welfare Society:  Saving Lives through Spay-Neuter:  830-990-1018; P.O. Box 2794, FBG, TX 78624; & &

Would you – &/or willing designee(s) – be available to assume any, some or all of the following roles? 

  1. Monthly Board of Directors meetings (FBG Morning Rotarian Kim Kimmey, Exec. Dir. of the Hill Country University Center, is our champion. Kim keeps the PAWS meeting-agendas focused, positive & on track.  She was part of an animal-friendly non-profit in Houston … that resulted in a no-kill program.)
  1. Quarterly Advisors meetings to ensure that PAWS board & volunteers are “on track” to accomplish our vision, mission, strategies & tactics (e.g., resuming the spay-neuter of 1,000 kittens/cats/puppies/dogs per year in this geographical area; applying for & receiving grants that align with PAWS’ mission, doing educational outreach with youth & the community; supporting the new FBG Dog Park & the new FBG Animal Shelter in whatever ways are helpful to you &/ to Yvonne Gerhardt.
  1. On-going or episodic volunteer(s) with specific PAWS programs, projects or activities: answering the PAWS telephone calls, responding to needs of telephone calls & other requests for help from PAWS:  trapping & transporting to-from veterinary appointments for spay-neutering; making TNR / trap-neuter-return presentations to community groups, donating, grant writing / fund-raising, etc.;
  1. Being on our contact list for updates & announcements about emerging opportunities to serve, donate, participate – to meaningfully collaborate with PAWS, e. g., collaborative advertising / public relations / marketing; community presentations to iOpener, Leadership Gillespie County, FunAfter5 for non-profit organizations; etc.

Please say “Yes:” &


Pedernales Animal Welfare Society:  Saving Lives through Spay-Neuter:  830-990-1018; P.O. Box 2794, FBG, TX 78624; & & & 830-990-1018   PAWS:  Pedernales Animal Welfare Society of Fredericksburg, TX; P.O. Box 2794; FBG, TX 78624.  The best reason to spay or neuter your pet was killed in a shelter today.  We cannot adopt our way out of our animal over-population.  Bonnie Smith:  830-997-5854; 409   East College St.; FBG, TX

Twice-annual garage sales to support spay/neuter program:  call 830-997-0888 to donate gently used goods (no clothing or electronics).

Andre & Marley’s Haven: Forever Home for abused … Exotic Birds

Andre & Marley’s Haven:  a forever home for abused, abandoned, neglected or surrendered exotic birds

Stacey, Steve & Kayla York; P.O. Box 2796; Fredericksburg, TX  78624; 830-456-1897 & &


Our goal:

1.  To give a loving, happy, healthy, clean & enriched forever home to all the birds in our care

2.  To education people about our birds & tell their stories

3.  To help people keep the birds they have & help them work through their birds’ behavioral problems.


Birds are shown by appointment only.  Contact us to schedule a time to come view them, or we will bring some of them to you.

You will have to sign a release form.

Film “Redemption” Spreads Message of the No Kill Revolution in America

Film “Redemption” Spreads Message of the No-Kill Revolution in America


Documentary “Redemption” Spreads Message of the No Kill Revolution in America  
The No Kill Revolution in America, by Nathan Winograd, is a book that has arguably caused the biggest transformation in the way hundreds of pounds and shelters in America operate.
We are happy to say that there is now a film based on the ground breaking book and, WE ARE HAPPIER TO REPORT THAT THE FILM WILL BE SHOWN IN HOUSTON IN OCTOBER!
“Based on the groundbreaking book of the same name, this is the story of animal sheltering, which was born of compassion and then lost its way. It is the story of the No Kill movement, which says we can and must stop the killing. It is about heroes and villains, betrayal and redemption. And it is about a social movement as noble and just as those that have come before. But most of all, it is a story about believing in the community and trusting in the power of compassion.”



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Healthy & safe! TX Tech Univ. campus cats  2016-2017 STAFF ADVISOR TX Tech Feral Cat student organization  Sr. Editor – Curriculum Development  TTUISD   Drane Hall, Room 135   P.O. Box 42191    Lubbock, TX  79409-2191; 806.834.3716;

Organization monitors campus cat population By Jennifer Romero, Staff Writer Daily Toreador – Dept. of Student Media, Texas Tech University

Texas Tech has been the home to a population of feral cats for years, and a number of cats remain on campus this year.

Lydia Kong, a junior psychology major from Fort Worth and president of the Tech Feral Cat Coalition, said the organization aims to maintain the welfare of the cats on campus.

“We TNR, or trap-neuter-release, cats that are found on campus,” she said. “Many of the cats have been abandoned, and we try to re-home kittens or friendly cats that we find.”

This year, the organization is focusing on compiling more thorough database of the cats on campus, Kong said.

Students can report cats they see, she said.

The database will include a profile for each cat sighted, according to TechAnnounce, and a picture and other details about the cat are documented.

“We wanted to have a better database because we want to TNR the cats we do find,” Kong said. “It’s important for us to find the cats and neuter them before spring so we don’t have a massive cat population.”

The club is also planning to build winter shelters for the cats, she said, and the goal is to eliminate cats burrowing under buildings and causing problems on campus.

“Cats actually help maintain the public sanitary needs of the campus,” Kong said. “They keep the rodent populations low, and that limits the diseases those animals carry.”

More than 15 cats have been documented so far this semester in the database, she said.

Various students have contacted her to report cat sightings, she said.

The Feral Cat Coalition aims to address any type of cat problems, Kong said.

Students can contact the coalition with any issue or questions they have, she said.

“As long as Texas Tech exists and students come and people love animals, the cat population won’t be removed,” she said. “We just want to maintain the welfare of the cats we do have.”

EMANCIPET: spay-neuter-vaccinate

AMY MILLS, CEO, EMANCIPET  Spay | Neuter | Vaccinate   Celebrating 15 years of Service  512.587.7729, x. 7007 & 512.699.7007 & & Pflugerville Clinic Manager, 512.587.7729, x. 7010 & 512-297-0276.

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Seeking cats for barn in Lubbock (NW), TX-area

Contact &/or Daniel Stanton at if you have cat(s) to re-home to a barn.

Tips from successful barn cats:  “Keep us well-fed, watered & enclosed within the barn / new site for at least 4 weeks — so we’ll be safe from predators, get thoroughly acquainted with our new territory & understand that we’re welcomed here & expected to stay furever.”

Happily-ever-after, medically fragile cats

Happily-ever-after, medically fragile cats:

Lubbock-area cat, feral cat, dog & animal-welfare advocates; EHoward@PostISD.Net;;;; 806-781-8536;;;;;;;;; Kermit3824@ATT.Net;;;;;;; DrMag2129@SBCGlobal.Net;;;; AnnsHouse@SuddenLink.Net;;;;;;;;;;;;  JStephens@MyLubbock.US; PurrBuddies@ATT.Net;;; GTorres@Ci.Lubbock.TX.US;

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& Beverley Nichols at 806-792-1983; also, Kym Ruiz at 806-786-7358;  Jen Timmer:   517-775-5906; 301 Peterson St., #310; Ft. Collins, CO  80524;   Joey McCutcheon’s rescuers:  Nancy McCutcheon & her sister Jo:;

LAS:  806-775-2716; 806-775-2700; 806-799-7387; 806-775-2212; 806-775-2712; 806-775-2002; 806-549-4963