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AZ CARE Monthly - May
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A note from the president:

May’s edition of the Purr-esident’s Press is an update and a plea. Last month we talked all about kitten season and what to do if you find abandoned littles. This month, I want to talk about the pounding that rescues take during this time. This year has already been super busy. We went from 12 cats to 150 in a little less than 3 weeks’ time. If you were to find kittens now, you would be very hard pressed to find a rescue able to take them in.
Although we would love to save them all, we only have so many fosters to house these babies and only so much money to be able to get them vetted and available for adoption. Even if we have people call us now saying they are willing to foster, we are still having to turn them away because our funds will not support anymore until we get a large group adopted.
As a rescue, we do get an advantage of a small discount through many spay/neuter clinics. We also do all our own shots (minus rabies), microchipping and deworming in house. This saves a great deal of money on the vetting these babies need which we pass on to our adopters.
I’m not going to tell you that there aren’t rescues out there that will jack up their prices to make a hefty profit because I’m sure there are. We do not do that. We charge about $25 more then we spend on each cat. This is to help fund any medical needs that we may have. Just like with human babies, kittens can get sick easily. Most of the time we can handle the situation with antibiotics we keep in the rescue. Sometimes, it is beyond our scope and they must see a vet. One of those appointment can cost us hundreds of dollars. We’ve even had a few that cost us thousands, and yet, we still charge the same fee.
We rely heavily on the kind hearted that donate money and supplies to keep us running. Litter and dry kitten food are always in demand this time of year. 150 kittens use a LOT of litter. We will be asking for these supplies till the end of kitten season which should be late fall. So, if you are grabbing food or litter for your personal kitties, please grab one more for us!

New In Education

Cat Introductions - So you’re getting another cat

So you’re getting another cat Bringing home new members of the family, human or otherwise, is always exciting. But sometimes, existing family members might not be so keen on the new additions, especially when they’re feline. Cats are territorial and love to let you know when you have upset them. So, to avoid any sticky situations between current and new …
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Written By: Mikayla B. AZ CARE Rescue Intern (March. 2019)

Up Coming Events

Join us for this months events! Our Weekly adoption events are every Saturday from 11:00am-3:00pm at the Queen Creek PetSmart & stay tuned for more events coming soon on our site!
  • May. 1st from 10am- 2pm: Finals Week Cuddles Event- CGCC Williams Campus
  • May. 4th from 11am- 3pm: PetSmart Weekly Adoption Event
  • May. 11th from 11am- 3pm: PetSmart Weekly Adoption Event
  • May. 18th from 11am- 3pm: PetSmart Weekly Adoption Event
  • May. 23rd- 26th: Phoenix Fan Fusion
  • May. 25th from 11am- 3pm: PetSmart Weekly Adoption Event

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We're a part of the FUND THE SHELTERS CHALLENGE, a friendly fundraising campaign where animal welfare organizations compete to raise the most money with the top teams winning grand prize cash donations.

Our challenge started on April 9th, 2019 at 12pm ET and with these last 9 days we'reworking to raise as much money as we can so we can win the $200,000 grand prize donation.

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Low Cost Vaccination Locations

  • At Petco Vaccination Clinic
  • San Tan Livestock- San Tan Valley
  • MASH- Mobile Unit
  • Tractor Supply
  • Handy’s Ace Hardware

Low Cost Spay/Neuter Locations

  • Nikkis Place
  • Dr. Kelly's Mobile Vet
  • MASH- Mobile Unit
  • Altered Tails
  • Improves both health and behavior!
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