PLEASE JOIN FURRY FRIENDS RESCUE CENTER AT TRACTOR SUPPLY FOR A SPECIAL ADOPTION EVENT ON SATURDAY, JUNE 16TH, 2012.
Please join Furry Friends Rescue Center at Tractor Supply at 802 E. Liberty St. York, SC for a special adoption event on Saturday, June 16th from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. We have many beautiful cats and dogs that need forever homes and fosters. Please join us! If you can volunteer to help , please contact Melissa Stone at Furry Friends Rescue Center 1-803-230-3648.
Wells Fargo Day of Caring is Saturday, June 2. MAG has been chosen as one of the participants this year. The project for the Wells Fargo Volunteers will be to strip the paint from Gallery 3 and get it prepped so that it can be properly stained. If you’ve been in the Gallery recently you’ll notice all of paint chips that have come up. Wells Fargo, Charlotte Toolbox and Home Depot are sponsoring the event and are supplying the work and labor. MAG members will have to paint the floor when the Volunteers are finished. The kitchen floor will also be painted.
Wells Fargo will be helping Furry Friends Rescue Center to build their out door enclosure for all the rescue Kitties, including painting the cat rooms, painting the kennels on the inside for the dog and puppies, and landscaping the cat and dog areas so that the public can come and visit and adopt their future family members. Plus, they will be working on many more small projects that need to be completed to help make the kitties and puppies happy and healthier, until they find their forever homes.
These are pics of the St. Patrick’s Day Festival in Clover, SC of FFRC. It was a beautiful day and we did get one of our Black Lab/Coon puppies adopted at this event. We received $100.00 in donations and talked with a lot of great people that we hope will adopt from FFRC in the future.
The three-day pet adoption event is being held at all PetSmart® stores in North America with a goal of helping to find thousands of pets a lifelong, loving home.
The National Adoption Weekend is proudly sponsored by PetSmart, Purina® Pro Plan®, Purina® Tidy Cats® (U.S. only) and Purina® MAXX® Scoop (Canada only)
Adopt a new pet and receive:
· U.S.: A coupon for a FREE bag of Purina Pro Plan brand dog or cat food (maximum value of $13.99)*
· Canada: A coupon for a FREE bag of 2.7kg or 3.63kg Purina Pro Plan dog food for dog adopters or 1.59kg bag of Purina Pro Plan cat food for cat adopters. Plus cat adopters get a FREE 7kg pail of MAXX Scoop litter*
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Contact or visit your local PetSmart® store for participation times of local animal-welfare agencies.
We call ourselves “Furry Friends Rescue Center” and we are located in Clover, SC. We are a 501C3 (as you can see at the bottom of our website on every single page) and a no-kill shelter/rescue organization. The rescuer in question is “Furry Friends Rescue” (minus the center) and they are accused of animal cruelty, among other things.
We can see where there could be confusion and wanted to make the distinction.
The hardest part of rescuing is dealing with the unexpected…every single day.
Yesterday afternoon our little Fred began seizing suddenly and very intensely. Melissa was able to immediately rush the little six week old Border Collie/Aussie mix to the emergency vet. He remained overnight and we await an update this morning.
How can you help?
You can help us by donating or sharing this post. Our expenses have reached nearly $1000 in one day. We appreciate your support.
Please notate “Fred” on your donation to make sure it gets earmarked for him! Thanks.
**Updated to add a new Chipin for the long term fundraising that it will take to pay off this bill, unless someone’s feeling spontaneously generous? Thank you always for all of your support, we raised a few dollars to help when he was hospitalized, but this large and unexpected bill is really looming over our heads. It was at a different doctor’s office than usual…We will update soon with that information.**
1/22/2012 Melissa reports that Fred has not had any further seizures and is now eating and drinking. We are hopeful he will go home in the morning.
1/23/2012 We would like to take Fred home but need to raise the funds to do so. Please help us at this time.
1/26/2012 Fred has returned to his foster home and is under watch for more seizures. We are unsure what caused them at this time but we will monitor his condition in case this happens again. In the meantime, we have a bill of just a little over $1000! We hope you noticed that nice new blue Chipin where you can help us out by sharing or donating!
Help Marley and Cleopatra get reunited with their family who is now in Ohio. Rather than abandon their cat & dog while in NC, they chose to go temporarily homeless instead. Of the very few possessions they had on them, they had the vet records for these guys. They knew how important it was to take care of their furry family. The couple is now in Ohio and we would like to raise some money to get this family back together again. They were able to obtain a home that will allow pets in Ohio and we are ready to transport!
(Sorry for the blurry pic, Cleopatra wouldn’t be still.)
Marley cries at night and you can tell these guys miss their family.
Merebeth Weller Vert from All Pets Transport has offered to transport both Marley and Cleopatra to Ohio for $250.00 plus $35.00 for health certificate.
Please donate to help us fund this reunion.
If you would like to make a contribution, make a notation about “Cleo & Marley” to make sure the contribution goes to the transport!
You can see this earlier post for more information, here’s a video telling you some more about what we’ve done. If you can foster, donate, or adopt (yes, please help make room!) we would love to hear from you. Melissa has rescued 10 cats so far and there seems to be another 10 or so lingering around outside.
Please donate here:
It will cost around $110 per cat for disease testing, vaccines and spay/neuter.
With your help so far we have raised almost $700 in donations plus the donation of materials and work from PuroClean of Charlotte. What wonderful supporters we have indeed.
To help us out you can contribute monthly, foster or sponsor one of these rescues if you want to help out. We are also seeking maybe another rescue to help spread out the foster situation, if you know of someone who would be willing to help out feel free to contact us. The money raised so far is a great start. Thank you all for your support.
On Friday, December 30, we got a desperate phone call. A called trying to get help and was so very desperate. His wife left him the day after Xmas leaving the 12 yo child with him and taking their 3yo to Mississippi. He left on New Year’s Day, taking with him only the dogs and 10 of the 30+ cats. They were living in this house. When he called and said he was leaving and said he was abandoning 30 cats the next day. He left on Saturday. Melissa went out today and took some pictures and checked on the situation.
As you can see the conditions of this home were deplorable. Melissa reports still feeling ill after her brief assessment visit. What is most shocking is that the couple was living with their 3 year old and 12 year old children up until Christmas when the wife took the toddler and left the 12 year old with the husband who left on Saturday. We are considering contacting the news, the property owners have abandoned the house. They left the keys with a neighbor who considered moving into the house as it is a bigger space than where they were living.
This is an email we received about the situation:
I think you spoke with Mr. S about the 30 some cats that he has and needs to find homes for.
His wife left and took their daughter to Mississippi, he has to move to Ohio to help take care of his mother who is dieing of cancer. He is desperate to find help and needs this help asap. I have been trying to help him by finding rescue groups, but to no avail they are all full. He is a man that loves and adores cats, this is breaking his heart to have to give them up, but he knows he has no other option. Most of the cats are well socialized and get along well with dogs and other cats. Is there anyone out there that has room for his cats. I am begging on his behalf for help!!! PLEASE, PLEASE, SOME ONE PLEASE HELP, SO THESE CATS DON’T HAVE TO BE PUT DOWN!!!!
Melissa has been in touch with the neighbor who is feeding and providing water for the cats and has removed a litter of kittens to help them survive. Her circumstances are not one that afford her the ability to care for additional animals and she was also told she could live in this home. The property is a double wide trailer 80′s located in McConnells, SC.
Donations. You can donate using our Chip In for this situation. We estimate if all the cats are rescued and homed that there will be over several thousand dollars in vet bills, vaccinations and spay/neutering.
It will cost around $110 per cat for disease testing, vaccines and spay/neuter.
Traps.We only have one trap. More traps will be needed as we assess there to be over 20 cats living in this situation indoors and out. We got more traps!
Volunteers. Are you willing to foster or go help out on site with this rescue? We need your help, we are not equipped for a situation of this scale.
Rescue Organizations. If we can spread out the cats among several rescues to help spread out the fostering and medical care that would be fantastic. We are looking for rescues in the Charlotte, NC area to help us catch, foster and home these cats. Please contact Melissa at the information below for this urgent situation.
Please contact Melissa Stone on her cell phone as soon as possible regarding this situation. Her number is 803-230-3648 and she is the contact person for this rescue.
Thank you for your assistance in spreading the word, donating or volunteering.
A fellow animal lover and local foster for a dog rescue was contacted by one of our volunteers. He owns the company PuroClean and does cleanup for severe situations. Considering someone is trying to live in this space post abandonment, he would like to offer his services to clean it up if they can get volunteers out there to help with the work. We don’t know what the future holds for this situation but we are very grateful to have such an offer already. Thank you, Mike and thanks to everyone who is helping us get the word out.
Melissa has 3 traps she is using and has caught 7 cats. We are still seeking donations to help with the effort and most definitely need fosters or another rescue to help with the post rescue situation. It is going to cost about $110 per cat to vaccinate, test for disease and spay/neuter.
PuroClean came out to help clean up the interior. We captured 3 more cats but one big grey got away. We need to continue raising money for the vet expenses and would love to see some foster opportunities come forward. If you are in the Carolina’s this is ideal. Will be posting video this week.
We will continue to keep you posted. Thank you for your assistance in this matter.