PO Box 130944
Ann Arbor MI 48113
"They are NOT our property...
We are NOT their owners.
A just and compassionate world for animals begins with our language and
In Defense Of Animals, Mill Valley CA
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to keep him company during his final days.
Suddenly, Picasso, a cat who stood no real chance for a normal placement,
became the prime candidate to perform this caring task.
The one thing that Picasso is very good at is sitting peacefully
on a lap.
Well, Picasso went to his new home and after a couple of days of
investigating -- using his whiskers to keep from bumping into things --
settled down and gave the much needed comfort to the gentleman who
requested his company.
The gentleman has now passed on and Picasso is back home with his
But the surviving family has many warm memories of the elderly blind cat
that came to visit.
Instances such as this remind us that each life has value to us all and
should be cherished.
Picasso's own health continues to diminish.
We don't know how much longer we'll enjoy his company, but for those few
months he performed a uniquely invaluable task and we're very proud
A special thanks to the following individuals who
generously contributed to our programs and renovation fund.
James R Collins
Alice & Jack Dobson
Felix & Virginia Fournier
Charles W Gundlach IV
Maria & Robert Sharp
Rebecca R Super
Susan L Waters
Joyce & Randall Workman
Winter 2001 was an unusually harsh winter and took its toll on the
thousands of unowned cats residing in and about Washtenaw County.
Those of you living in the country or near large urban colonies found
newcomers at your door seeking shelter and food to make it through the
short days and long winter nights.
Cold weather by itself is not much of a threat to outdoor cats, but 40
inches of snow falling with no accompanying winter thaw was a problem
that lasted throughout the winter season.
Troopers that they are, most of the outdoor cats survived and with the
spring melting can go back to their normal life style.
If you're one of the many people who now find yourself the guardian of
one or more outdoor cats, contact us to learn more about our feral cat
management and TNR (trap/neuter/return) program.
There's still time to get your new friends spayed or neutered before
the first round of spring kittens develop.
You'll enjoy your outdoor cats even more knowing they are not
contributing to the cat overpopulation and resultant euthanasia in