The kittens are here
We had a great time at our second annual Tailwags and Handbags on April 20, thanks to the wonderful women of Sonoma who came to Estate to sip, nosh and shop. We even had a tailwaggin’ ambassador in little Charlie, the chihuahua mix, who is still looking for his forever home. Charlie worked his charm and the room while cruising the silent auction with our canine coordinator Ellen Brantley.
As reported in this fine publication, Pets Lifeline netted $12,000 thanks to the support of more than 150 people who donated amazing purses to the cause. A special thanks to Ramona Nicholson for the exquisite chardonnay donated from Nicholson Ranch, the tasty French bubbly from Anne Mieling and the scrumptious bubbly from Artesa. And, of course, my eternal gratitude for the dedicated support we blessed with from our beloved Sondra Bernstein of Estate. Tracy Mallet and the entire staff of Estate made us all feel like royalty and the food was purr-fection.
Speaking of purr-fection, we took in 32 kittens during April, 15 since my last writing. So kitten season has not just begun, it is now in full swing. One kitten, Mango, was adopted and 13 are here in the shelter with the remaining 18 in foster homes.
Without our foster families, we would be not be able to care for as many kittens as we do and we always need more foster homes. Does fostering appeal to you and your family? Please come and check out at our next Kitten Foster Orientation on Saturday, May 19. You can go to our website at petslifeline.org/volunteer and fill out a volunteer application.
We look for foster families for kittens who are under 2-pounds and not quite big enough to be spayed/neutered. This is an invaluable service to these cuddly cuties as a shelter is never an ideal place while their tiny little immune systems are so fragile. It also serves to socialize them so they get used to people in their lives and are more adoptable once they come back to us.
Did you hear our puppy story? A few weeks ago, a person we choose to believe was well intentioned, left a Rubbermaid container with a big hole in the top outside by our front fence with five puppies inside. This was before we opened, so no one knew they were there. The catch is that three of the five managed to crawl out and were running around outside the front gate, when by divine intervention, Suzie Gallo, our hero, came by to donate purses for Tailwags and Handbags.
The other two were fortunately found in the container an hour later by Ellen Beck.
Thank you to the anonymous donor, but we wish you had come in to deliver them in person.
Remember, wag more and try not to bark at all!