Happy October, Sonoma. I hope this finds everyone settling into their autumn routine. The grapes are being harvested, we’re planting into our winter vegetable gardens and the days continue to get shorter.
For us at Pets Lifeline, the kitten season seems to be winding down a bit, although I currently have 4-week-old kittens that I’ve had for two weeks now. Getting 2-week-old bottle babies in mid-September means there is still a lot of activity out there. Hopefully you’ve all received our fall donation campaign mailer which I crafted after one of my fosters, Stanley. Please support us with whatever donation you can so we can continue to take care of all the animals that need us. I want to thank everyone for the show of support with respect to the Safeway kitties as well. Two of the kittens have already been adopted. I’ll keep you posted on the rest.
Today is a celebration of St. Francis of Assisi’s Blessing of the Animals. Come to Pets Lifeline at 3:30 p.m. and Father Mike Kelly of St. Francis Solano Church will be here to bless any animals who are here. Please be sure all dogs are on leash and cats are in a carrier. All species of animal are welcome, but be safe and bring them in secure carriers. We love this annual autumn tradition and Father Mike is so kind to bring the blessings to us. Thank goodness St. Francis of Assisi’s gift of compassion for all beings has carried through to our lives today.
I know I mentioned Maggie and Daisy, our sweet spaniels, but they are now fully cleared for adoption after almost three-and-a-half months of heartworm treatment. They came to us in early June as owner surrenders and were diagnosed two weeks later with heartworm.
If anyone has experienced an animal with heartworm, it is a long grueling process and the treatments take their toll on the poor pooches.