OCT 12: UPDATE – THE FACTS OF LIFE
In just one week, life has changed greatly and for the best for The Kittens at the Gate. The 5 cats dropped off last Monday in a locked kennel have been checked by the vet and now have names from 80s TV show The Facts of Life characters. We had a $250 donation come in from Facebook post which has helped with the initial costs for the vet care of Ms. Garrett, Tootie, Nathalie, Blair and Joe. That’s Jo with an ‘e’ because we had one boy and 4 girls.
Ms Garrett’s family was named by Katie O’Shaughnessy, a SARA follower who took care of Gingee and Barney at Wags & Walks shelter in California. Gingee and Barney are now our permanent residents and part of a ‘dog swap’ program between SARA and other partner shelters around the US.
The feline family of 5 had a stroke of luck with their timing at the gate. They are now part of the ‘pet swap’ with Chicago partnership shelters. Alive Rescue brought two dogs named Sue Ellen and Grover who were not suitable to be adopted into a home. But Sue Ellen and Grover will live out their lives among dog friends at SARA Sanctuary.
In exchange, SARA sent 21 of our most adoptable, Texas friendly dogs and cats back with the Chicago rescuers. The Facts of Life family will have a great chance to be adopted into homes in Chicago which is a top 10 pet-friendly location in the US and has a demand for adoptable animals from SARA. Win-win-win. Lots of wins here.
“You take the good. You take the bad. You take them both and there you have the facts of life,” lyrics from the TV shows opening song. Hear it here on our TikTok.
OCT 5: ORIGINAL POST
It’s not uncommon that those within driving distance will leave pets at the gate of the sanctuary. This mama cat and 4 older kittens were left in a metal kennel with a combination lock today, Oct 5.
Although this is not the best way to leave pets somewhere, it has kept the cats from getting in the road or running into the woods or getting separated.
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Meet one of our SARA Animal Ambassadors. SARA Sanctuary has many wonderfully talented and generous supporters. We asked Laurence Dusaulx why she returns to our sanctuary and continues to support our mission. All the photos here were taken by Laurence during her last visit.
“I love ALL animals, but have a special connection with cats, horses and donkeys too. I understand cats, I think I know what makes them feel good or what might upset them.”
“I have 4 cats of my own, they consider me like their mom. I also volunteer weekly at the Houston SPCA cattery of course, and baby bottle feed when the time of the year comes.”
French Language Consulting, Fiber Artist and a SARA volunteer for many years
Crafty support raises $250
Laurence makes original handcrafted jewelry and used her craftiness to raise $250 for SARA animals and protect her fellow citizens of Houston.
“I sewed many masks, distributed to Houstonians and collected money to donate to SARA.The people were happy to participate and I think it helped make SARA better known in my neighborhood,” said Laurence.
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