Blogs from May 2015
These past 13 years have seen so many positive changes for Furkids. One of the most positive parts of our evolution is that we’ve outgrown our logos, both the Furkids cat logo and the Small Dog Rescue dog logo. We knew Furkids needed a logo that reflects not just who we are, but who we aspire to be, and we knew that it would take some time to develop that new identity. We’ve been working on our new identity for a few years, now, and have been through an exhaustive process.
We considered broad concepts and the language that defines Furkids and makes us unique. We considered cats, dogs, rescue, shelter, medical care, foster care and adoption, and we looked at colors, fonts, and how the logo would work on the Website, t-shirts and brochures. We look at logos for all of the other organizations, and even retail operations like Petco and PetSmart. What would define Furkids and encompass everything we do? What would make us look different from the other organizations?
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Happy 13th birthday, Furkids!
On May 16, we had a great night celebrating our milestones and honoring a very special volunteer and Furkids Board Member, Lisa Loewenstein for 10 years of service. With Lisa as an example, volunteers are the lifeblood of Furkids. Without them, homeless dogs and cats would suffer and die, and families would miss out on the love and joy that comes with adopting a rescued pet.
We honored not only Lisa Loewenstein but also 37 of our precious volunteers who have devoted 10 years or more to saving and caring for helpless animals. With some rough calculations and assuming that each volunteer gave us 10 hours per week for 10 years. (These volunteers give a lot more than 10 hours per week, but we were conservative.) When we totaled the hours these volunteers have given to Furkids all together, it comes out to almost 18 full years! Their contributions to Furkids are priceless. We give thanks for these wonderful friends:
Darren Margolias, Margarete...
He was taken immediately to the vet and you can see why. This itty bitty boy has mange from head to toe and tail. He is hairless and honestly looks like a chicken without feathers, yet his personality and spirit have won everyone over. We don't even know what breed he is yet, but we can't wait to see his hair grow back and find what is hiding within. He is a kind and loving puppy despite his hardship and enjoys being carried around like a human baby by staff members. In addition to mange, he has Rickets which is a bone disease. It is...
Rescuers say it all the time, "Now I've seen everything." But Mom Cat Acacia just laughed; and said "You ain't seen nothin' yet!"
To prove her point, Acacia gave birth to four babies. In a nest, in a tree. Yep, the clever stray found a safe and cozy hidey-hole and delivered Spruce, Sylvan, Willow, and Hemlock, twenty feet up, away from prying human eyes
The property owner, who had been feeding Mom, guessed that Acacia had been coming and going from the nest for just over a week. We knew that, if there really were babies up there, they would open their eyes soon, and they would start to motor about. The clock was ticking, and we had to get them to safety, right away.
We didn't want to call the fire department. Suppose the nest held nothing but a napping stray? So the word went out on our Facebook page - we needed a volunteer with a ladder. A Super-Staffer, and a ladder-toting Good Samaritan, met at the scene that evening. They made the climb, and rescued the four tree-dwelling...READ MORE >
Our Hearts are Bursting and the Angels are Singing...Three Long-Time Shelter-Dwellers Go Home, Together, Forever!
Norton and Tyson were shy little boys, who came to Furkids many years ago. They immediately bonded with sweet Tangi, and the duo became a trio. They flourished at our shelter, becoming staff and volunteer faves, but it wasn't easy to find a place for the three, together; until...well, get the tissues, and enjoy.
Divine intervention? We heard angels...you make the call!
Written by: Nancy Pihera