Josh here! Just a quick “Heads Up” about my 5th birthday celebration this month. Yep, the official day is August 20th, making me a Leo. Supposedly we Leos are all proud and lordly…..does it fit? Well, my devoted staff has been planning to take me to Schlitterbahn to celebrate and get some welcome relief from the heat. Now you’ve been there. How many cats did you see rocketing down the water slide? Yeah! My staff is well meaning and loyal, just not real swift! I told them that what I really wanted as a present was to get some of these energetic juveniles adopted. They are disturbing my daily naps! And so we’re offering a $5 (for 5th birthday) adoption fee for the rest of August. That’s instead of our regular $75 fee and is my way of giving gifts instead of getting them. Come on by and help me celebrate!
Erik from the Gonzales Inquirer stopped by the adoption center on July 15th for Feline Friday! Check out all the wonderful kitties who are waiting to meet you!
Donate your car to help homeless animals and receive a charity tax deduction in the process. You'll be getting rid of a vehicle taking up space in your garage or driveway and avoid the hassle of costly repairs or selling a vehicle. It's a winning scenario!
In addition to cars, here is a list of other vehicles that may be donated:
* Car - *Truck - *Boat - *Motorcycle - *Trailer - *RV or Motorhome - *Airplane - *ATV - *Watercraft
By making a vehicle donation you are helping us to continue our mission. With our free spay/neuter program, over the last 12 years we have "fixed" for free approximately 6000 dogs and cats to prevent unwanted litters and homeless pets.
By clicking the above link you will be taken to a page that details the simple process for donating a vehicle. First, you will call CARS at 855-500-RIDE (7433) or fill out their online form. CARS will arrange for free, same day towing of your car, boat, or other vehicle. (running or not!). There is NO cost to you. Your vehicle can be picked up from your home, office or even repair shop.
In exchange for your vehicle and signed title, the towing company will give you a tax-deductible donation receipt to use when filing your taxes. After your vehicle is sold, CARS will provide you with a tax receipt. (Any additional tax questions should be referred to your tax advisor/tax preparer.)
Graham Land and Cattle Company in Gonzales has been sponsoring our FOGAS "Pet of the Week" placements in the Gonzales Inquirer. We'd like to send a VERY BIG "TEXAS" sized THANK YOU for your support! These ads have been very productive for us in getting our fur orphans adopted! Thank you!
WANTED! ~ Volunteers to do sewing for the shelter. The work would be done in your home at your own speed. We will provide supplies. The work consists of hemming and repairing blankets, making sleeping hammocks, making covers for heating pads, and other small projects. You must have your own machine. There is no pay except knowing the shelter kitties have a soft and cozy bed to sleep on this winter. If you are interested in helping, please call the shelter at 830-857-1616, or leave a message here. Thank you!
I be Joshua, and I run this place. Them women that keep writing in are my staff, and I do my best to train them up but it’s not easy! In the next few weeks I’m going to introduce you to some special kitties at my shelter. My staff calls them “special needs” because they aren’t absolutely perfect. But how many of us are? (Well, modesty prevents!) Anyhow, each of these kitties has different needs and deserves a home and a chance and I’m looking for special adopters with big hearts. I've also decided to wave the adoption fees for my special friends! …Love, Josh.
UPDATES - As of August 1st, 2013
Grant News: Shiner zip 77984 is gaining a DOG component! Beginning August 1st all Shiner residents of zip code 77984 may have their DOGS fixed at no cost! All you have to do is call Guadalupe Valley Veterinary Clinic at 830-672-8676 and make your appointment. Grant will continue until its $5,000 limit is reached. So, hurry! And the Shiner cat grant continues. Just call Guadalupe Valley Veterinary Clinic and schedule your free spay/neuter.
The Gonzales County spay/neuter grants continue for both cats and dogs. For the cat grant just call GVVC at 830-672-8676 and schedule your surgery. For dogs call FOGAS at 830-857-1616 and we’ll sign you up for a free spay/neuter.
Spay/Neuter News: FOGAS just received a second Trap/Neuter/Return grant for free roaming cats from PetSmart Charities. This one is for $46,220 and covers all of Gonzales County…..including all 4 cities and the areas in between. The grant includes the spay/neuter surgery itself plus a rabies shot and an ear tattoo showing the year of rabies inoculation. We expect to serve 500 cats in the next six months with this grant. And if you are a Gonzales County resident….you qualify! Just call Guadalupe Valley Veterinary Clinic at 830-672-8676 to schedule appointments for your cats.
We have a favor to ask! We would like fans who live, work or wander around the surrounding communities to post a couple of flyers for us! We’re trying to broaden our visibility and we don’t know the most effective spots to post in nearby towns or communities. You may click the link below to download a printable flier, that you could then post for us. (The fliers will print on a standard size piece of paper.) If you are not able to print/download, but want to help, we would be happy to mail you a few that you could then place for us.
Anywhere you can think of that would have good visibility would be terrific! Grocery stores, feed stores, library, community center, churches, restaurants, veterinary offices, etc.
Please click HERE to download the flier.
If you would like us to mail you a few fliers, please email us your mailing address and we will send some out right away. Please send your email to: email@example.com