I Love Animals…

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It has been a busy two months. The book is finally finished and on sale. I am now beginning to write about other memories that are coming back to me. I couldn’t put them all in the book, and I wanted to use this blog to fill in the missing blanks so to speak. One of my fondest memories of Grandmom was how proud I was to be a part of her makeshift family. As I wrote in the book, I didn’t know that Uncle Josh, Aunt Clara, Aunt Marguerite and Uncle Charles were not my real uncles and aunts until I was eight or nine years old. I knew the boys were all foster children Grandmom took in out of the goodness of her heart. She always talked about how Jesus said, to take care of the least of his…which were children.

But as I grew older, I also started believing he also meant the animals he created. The bible says that he gave Adam dominion over the animals. So I have always had a heart for cats and dogs. I have had cats all of my adult life and for the past 5 years have fallen madly in love with my daughter’s pitbull Tank who has learned alot of his 45269_507624735982413_201650982_nlife lessons from our ten year old cats Bridgette and Bubba.

For the past month I have been volunteering at the Camden County Animal Shelter’s Cat Adoption Center inside 308374_2063530637443_1762970143_nthe Lawnside PetSmart. It has been very rewarding, but also sad to have to go home and leave them there in cages.

The weekend of October 12, CCAS held its first annual Pledge A Paw Festival. It was a beautiful day sandwiched between a rainy, cold and dreary Saturday and dreary Monday.  I wanted to express a special thank you to the following vendors and associations who came out to support us. I stopped by, spoke to each group, and got familiar with their organization. When organizations and businesses support events, it makes the job of the volunteers so much more enjoyable. (See Upcoming Events at the bottom of this list.)

Services for Dogs and Cats

PitBull Connections – Christina Gibson – Foster based Network www.facebook.com/pitbullconnections  – lovepitbullconnections@gmail.com

K-9 Associations represented by: Officer James Kaelin and Officer Christopher Gerace with Arrow
K-9 Training- Positive Response K-9 Training, LLC

Zen Natural Dog Training – Steven Spence – “We Can Train Any Dog!!” www.facebook.com/trainanydog (856)366-6277

FURever As Friends – John Bednar– Pet-Assisted Therapy
www.FUReverAsFriends.org – info@FUReverAsFriends.org – (856)975-6710

4 PAWS Dog Rescue – Christina Micarelli – Dog Rescue
http://4pawsNJ.org  Christina.micarelli@4pawsNJ.org– (856)359-4729

Princess Buttercup Foundation – Primarily Pit Bull Rescue and prepare them for adoption – info@princessbuttercup.org  www.princessbuttercupfoundation.org

Portraits by Katherine Sandecki  – Selfies for your Pet.
www.katherinesandicki.com –  paitmeariver@yahoo.com

Lakeland Feral Cats Rescue Project –Helping abandoned cats that are homeless, abandoned  or abused. (856)232-0671 or  (609)-502-4485

Riley’s Rescue – Provide temporary housing & placement
http://www.petfinder.com/sheleter/NJ800.htmlinfo@therileyrescue.comhttp://www.facebook.com/rileysrescue

SOS Beagle Rescue (Atco, NJ) – Provides homes for abandoned or homeless beagles www.sosbeagles.org –(856)336-2520

Furever Free, Inc. – “Saving the life of one animal may not change the world, but the world will surely change for one animal.”
www.facebook.com/fureverFree – (856)261-1-6988

NJ Aid for Animals – Kathy McGuire, President & Founder
www.njafa.org – (856)728-0911 – info@njafa.org

I And Love And You Pet – Total Pet Care “Fur Real” 100% Grain Free www.iandloveanyou.com – 855.ILY.LOVE

Don’t Bully Us – Pit Bull Rescue – Hug-A-Bull Kiss-a-Bull Luv-a-Bulldontbullyusrescue.org –infor@don’bullyusrescue.org – (856)371-2780

Monmouth County SPCA – monmouthcountyspca.org –
(732)542-0040 – dawn@monmouthcountyspca.org

Justice Rescue – “Simply stated, we rescue abused animals directly from the hands of the abusers.”
www.facebook.com/JusticeRescue – http://www.justice-rescue.org

GCC Healthy Paws LLCww.ggchealthypaws.com support@ggchealthypaws.com 
Healthy Dog Treats – Search on Facebbook GCC Healthy Paws LLC

Animal Adoption Center – Lindenwold, NJwww.animaladoptioncenter.com www.facebook/com/animaladoptioncenter – (856)435-9116

Wonderdogs – West Berlin, NJ – Dog Training –www.wonderdogs.com – (856)767-6464

Services for Humans

NJ Department of Children and Family – Open your heart and your Home www.njadopt.org 1-800-99Adopt

Usborne Books and More – Brandy Meyers – Independent Educational Consultant  bmbooksandmore@gmail.com – b4731@myubam.com “Open the World of Possibilities”

Origami Owl – Rachel Kofoet – Independent  Designer
ID#12888176 – Custom Jewelry
www.RKofoet.OrigamiOwl.com – RKofoet1688@hotmail.com –(856)952-5470

United Remodeling LLC – Michael Perkins – (856)357-5542 Call for Emergency Service service – http://www.unitedremodeling@yahoo.com
On facebook: United Remodeling LLC

Bellum Strength & ConditioningBellumstrength@gmail.com
(609)992-6854 – https//www.facebook.com/BellumStrength

Initials, Inc. – Tracy Sharp – SharpNSassy13@gmail.com
www.SharpNSassy.com – ww.facebook.com/TracySharpNSassy

Scentsy – Danielle Hoban –http://daniellehoban.scentsy.us
Fayette Hopkins – http://fayettehopkins.scentsy.us
“Scented candles and more…”

Garden State Council of Boy Scouts of America
Jay Daniel – CubMaster – (856)693-4633 – GlassboroPack289@gmail.com

Upcoming Events

Singles Mingle – Ruff House – 23 W. Main Street – Marlton, NJ (856)334-8427 Friday, Oct 31st –BYODog $20.00 Donation BYOBeverage

NJAFA – National Pit Bull Awareness Day – Manny’s Last Chance Saloon – 221 White Horse Pike, Chesilhurst, NJ
Featuring: Pittie Halloween Costume Contest – Well mannered Pits Welcome – No Retractable Leashes no acceptions

MCSPCA – National Pit Bull Awareness Month
Monmouth County SPCA – 260 Wall Road, Eatontown, NJ
Bring your Pittie – The Pittie Project Celebration
Sunday, October 26, 2014 Free Admission

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