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Feline Frenzy at New Albany Animal Shelter

17bracketsBasketball is always the topic of conversation in March. This year, basketball is also a hot topic at the New Albany Animal Shelter along with kitten season. Soon, the shelter will be overrun with moms and babies. While the shelter does not euthanize due to space, it can easily become crowded and overwhelming for these already stressed animals. Stressed mothers can have a harder time keeping their little ones healthy while they grow.

To help promote adoptions and reduce overcrowding, the Shelter is embracing basketball madness and holding our March Madness Feline Frenzy. This promotion will be held March 20th through April 1st.

Eight cats have been selected as part of the Elite 8.  As adoptions continue the remaining cats will progress to the Feline 4 and the Final 2. All eight will automatically have their adoption fees cut in half! Those cats that have made it to the Final 2 will have their fees completely waived. The last cat remaining on the brackets, the Champion, will have their adoption fee waived, as well as receive a Champion Cat Basket! Cats that weigh over 4 pounds that did not make it in to the Feline Frenzy Brackets can still “Shoot for Savings”! Adopters will get one chance to shoot a basket and receive half off of their adoption fee!

All cats are spayed/neutered, microchipped, Felv/FIV tested negative, and current on yearly vaccinations. Some of these cats have already been waiting for many months for their forever home. These sponsored adoption fees are made possible by the Floyd County Animal Rescue League.

Come see what all the hoopla is about at the Shelter and meet our furry friends who need a home. Shoot for a winning cause!

Over three thousand animals a year come through the doors to the New Albany Floyd County Animal Shelter seeking homes. Together, we can make a difference!

This content was provided by the New Albany Floyd County Animal Shelter.17mmflyer

PRESS RELEASE | PAWS for a Cold Wet Nose Gala

TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE!!!     BUY ONLINE BY CLICKING THE “BUY TICKETS” LINK AT PAWSFORACOLDWETNOSE.COM OR CALL DEBBIE AT 502-905-1147!!

We hope you are planning to join us for the 16th Annual PAWS for a Cold Wet Nose Gala!     The 2017 event will be held at The Foundry at Glassworks on Saturday February 11th!  100% of the proceeds benefit the Animal Protection Association NO KILL shelter!

Tickets are $55 each and can be purchased by Calling Debbie at 502-905-1147 or Online here using the “Buy Tix” link!

Reserve a whole table of 8 for you and your friends and receive a discount of $50 each!

We will have LIVE music by “The Tymes Band”

Dinner catered by Kingsley Catering

Dress code is “Dressy Casual”

Silent Auction!

Cash Bar with our Exclusive Vodka-Tito’s!

Photo Booth!

50/50 Raffle!

Door prizes!

Doors open at 7pm

Deadline for purchasing tickets is February 6th!

Reserve a table today!

Information provided by pawsforacoldwetnose.com 

ANIMALS FIND REFUGE WITH ARROW FUND

By Grant Vance | Photos by Courtesy Photos

FRODO, PIXEL, RAINBOW AND ROSIE share a common, lifelong connection they can’t shake. Sure, they all have an affinity for treats. All bark as an alternative means of communication to traditional human language. These traits, of course, are akin to most dogs. What separates Frodo, Pixel, Rainbow and Rosie from some of their furry friends is a tragic past, and the new beginning granted to them by The Arrow Fund, a non-profit dedicated to providing medical treatment to animals who have suffered torture and extreme forms of abuse and neglect.

 

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Katie, Cello, Otto & Walter (Feature Image) are available for adoption. To find out more, go to www.TheArrowFund.org.

The Arrow Fund has operated for nearly seven years and continues to be Kentuckiana’s only organization that specializes solely in animal cruelty cases. It began when Founder and President Rebecca Eaves found Aiden, a dog who was in critical condition and suffering after he had been shot with an arrow at close range. This degree of animal cruelty didn’t start here, unfortunately. Horrifying tales of abuse and neglect of animals is nothing new. It did, however, start The Arrow Fund’s initiative to end it.

Aiden, along with Frodo, Pixel, Rainbow, Rosie and many others, are all living happy lives now, nursed back to health and either living in a foster home or happily adopted. No matter how bad of a situation an animal has suffered, The Arrow Fund strives to “make damn sure they have a happy ending,” said Thom Ham, director of operations.

The animals’ placement after recovery is thanks to Foster and Adoption Coordinator Kelley Luckett.

Although the work can be tiresome and emotionally draining – animal rescue is a 24/7, 365 day mission that never ends – Ham and Luckett said the work doesn’t go unrewarded.

Luckett recalled Aspin, a puppy who suffered severe injuries that required a full body cast. “Trying to keep a puppy in a full body cast is no joke,” Luckett chuckled. It was no joke, but it was worth the trouble, especially since the pup has recovered.

Some of the dogs even let their high spirits feed their ego, joked Ham. Frodo – a dog who was found in downtown Louisville with horrible injuries that included duct tape wrapped tightly around his muzzle and clear evidence he had been used as a bait dog for dog fighting – can work a room with his “catfish smile.”

Stanley, a beautiful yellow Labrador who required partial amputation of a front leg has a sweet, smart attitude – and he wants you to notice. “He’ll let you know,” Luckett said.

In addition to battling animal cruelty and abuse throughout the Kentuckiana community, The Arrow Fund also strives to raise awareness regarding the need for stricter animal cruelty laws (Kentucky is currently ranked as the worst state in the country for the lack of anti-animal cruelty legislation). The organization also works to help children understand the importance of having empathy for animals. After all, the majority of individuals who hurt animals very often do that – or worse – to human beings.

If you’re interested in helping The Arrow Fund, there is no shortage of avenues  to do so. This can be as simple as a monetary donation or as involved as a foster home, and there are several different forms of volunteerism falling in between. For more information on how to get involved visit their website at www.thearrowfund.org or contact info@arrowfund.org.

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