HELP STITCH PAY FOR HER STITCHES PLEASE

Stitch needs help paying for her stitches!

Stitch after life-saving surgery to remove a deceased kitten from her.

Stitch after life-saving surgery to remove a deceased kitten from inside her womb.

I am sure we have all heard the old saying a stitch in time saves nine.  Well, a stitch in time saved eight lives for this Stitch from death.  Poor baby was found very sick and did not understand there was still a baby kitten that had passed away still inside her when Cats Are Us stepped in.   She kept getting more sick and more sick and no one knew why.  Then an x-ray (photo available upon request as it is graphic) was performed and low and behold there was a still-born baby inside.  Emergency surgery was performed by All God’s Creatures Veterinary Clinic where Doctor Ramey fixed Stitch right up.  No more babies for her and only one of her nine lives gone in the process.

Stitch is going to make it but this left Cats Are Us with a steadily climbing veterinary bill for Stitch.  Please find it within your hearts to make a donation to Cats Are Us to pay for Stitch’s medical bills.  Unfortunately there is no Obamacare for kitties … just a few hopeful folks who try to save as many lives as they can.

You can make a donation online securely through Paypal on the website: https://catsareus.wordpress.com/ways-to-help-us/ or at  http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/TN285.html or just click on the button below.

Donations

You can also mail in donations or give in person at 119 Providence Boulevard, Clarksville, TN 37042 during adoption hours (Monday – Saturday 8 am to 11:30 am) or send a check to All God’s Creatures 114 Kraft St, Clarksville, TN 37040 requesting the check amount be paid towards Cats Are Us account.

A CHRISTMAS CARPENTER

Once long ago there lived a young man named Joseph who worked as a carpenter.  He was an honorable man, loyal and obedient to God.   He loved his family and went to lands far away to protect them from harm.  He was no more special than you or I would have been at the time.  But he was chosen to be special and do something that would change the whole world.  He was just a lowly carpenter.

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Aaron Voris was a soldier fighting in a far off land.  His wife, Stephanie, stuck by his side as he fought to protect us all from harm.  Aaron was special in that he chose to fight for his country.  He came home with injuries to his body and his mind.  He may not change to whole entire world but he is changing the lives of many lonely, unloved and lost cats and the people at Cats Are Us.  He, too, is a carpenter.

Aaron is a true blessing to Cats Are Us and we are so happy to have him helping at the shelter.

Aaron is a true blessing to Cats Are Us and we are so happy to have him helping at the shelter.

Aaron comes every day and sits with the cats at the shelter.  He helps out with the care of the shelter and since being there has been able to repair many of the cages that were in need of some carpentry work.  He is our Christmas carpenter … our miracle.  He devotes much of his time to the cats at Cats Are Us and we are proud to call him our friend.

Aaron's love of the cats at the shelter is heartwarming and, as you can tell, the love is mutual.

Aaron’s love of the cats at the shelter is heartwarming and, as you can tell, the love is mutual.

The King James Bible in Hebrews chapter 13 verse 2 states “Be not forgetful to entertain strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.”  At Cats Are Us Aaron is our angel and we want everyone to know how much we appreciate him for what he did for his country and for how much he does for Cats Are Us

DON’T LET COCOA GIVE UP

DON’T LET US GIVE UP ON COCOA

Cocoa is a sweet little girl cat who came back to us needing some big help. She had a bad abscess on her side that had to be drained and a tube is still in her side to aid in the drainage. To make matters worse she had to have more than half of her teeth pulled. Everyone thought she was not going to make it but a few of us still held out hope for Cocoa and, thanks to a kind and wonderful foster Mom (thanks Ms. Kitty), she may have a chance to improve slowly. She is eating and trying to clean herself and walking a little.  It is still a long road for her and she may yet not make it but it will not be for lack of trying on her part and ours.

Cocoa’s vet bills are going to be very high however even if she doesn’t make it and much higher if she does. Let’s not give up on her like others have.  If you can help Cocoa with her bills, please donate to:

Donate using PayPal

Donate using PayPal

Cocoa trying to clean herself

Cocoa trying to clean herself

Cocoa in the care of a great foster Mom ... Thank you Kitty.

Cocoa in the care of a great foster Mom … Thank you Kitty.

Absess drain

Absess drain

SEPTEMBER 2013 ADOPTIONS

Arnie was adopted this month but I did not get to get his forever family photo.

Arnie was adopted this month but I did not get to get his forever family photo.

Blaze and his new Mom

Blaze and his new Mom

Charlie and his new Mom

Charlie and his new Mom

One of our volunteers saved this guy from her backyard and now this is her new Mom.

One of our volunteers saved this guy from her backyard and now this is her new Mom.

Another of the polydactyl kittens and a wonderful happy forever family.

Another of the polydactyl kittens and a wonderful happy forever family.

Batman and his foster Mom, Lori, and his new forever Mom.

Batman and his foster Mom, Lori, and his new forever Mom.

Lola and friend with their new forever family

Lola and friend with their new forever family

Nietze went home to this loving Dad and son.

Nietze went home to this loving Dad and son.

These folks adopted Mya and were so happy with her they came back after her sister, Zoe.

These folks adopted Mya and were so happy with her they came back after her sister, Zoe.

Sonny and Cher found their forever home with this young man.

Sonny and Cher found their forever home with this young man.

Bonsai and Mom - just too cute

Bonsai and Mom – just too cute

Blue Boy's new family

Blue Boy’s new family

Dana and her forever family

Dana and her forever family

Polydactyl, one more toe than ordinary cats,  kittens were dropped off at Cats Are Us and this is one of the lucky guys who has a new forever home.

Polydactyl, one more toe than ordinary cats, kittens were dropped off at Cats Are Us and this is one of the lucky guys who has a new forever home.

Two of five kittens that lost their mom to a car accident were saved by this happy family.

Two of five kittens that lost their mom to a car accident were saved by this happy family.

Well, now that seems like a different kind of pet to me ... wonder how that got in here.  You just never know what/who you are going to see at Pet Smart.

Well, now that seems like a different kind of pet to me … wonder how that got in here. You just never know what/who you are going to see at Pet Smart.

New Cats Are Us Tote Bags

This is the logo that will appear on the tote bags and a photo of a similar tote bag.  Pre-order yours now before the yard sale starts.  If you are interested in a Cats Are Us tote bag, please contact CatsAreUsTn@aol.com with how many you would like.  The tote bags will be $7.00 to all Cats Are Us volunteers and a $10 donation from the general public.  Click on the photos to enlarge the image.

Cats Are Us Tote Bag

Cats Are Us Tote Bag

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