AZ CARE Monthly - March
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A note from the president:

This month’s edition of Purr-esident’s Press is a call out for FOSTERS. In last months newsletter we talked about kitten season and the strain it has on rescues and shelters across the country. We are not immune to this phenomenon. I seem to always be asking for fosters but during this time of year I tend to beg. Last year we went from 30 cats to 120 in two weeks! That is a serious drain on our resources, and we need all the help we can get.
If you have ever thought about being a foster, right now is the time! Our rescue puts our heart and soul into not only our animals, but our rescue family. We offer you a helping hand every step of the way. We don’t just give you animals and say, “here, hold this.” We start you off with everything you need to be the best foster you can. Supplies such as food, litter, litterboxes and toys are given immediately. We then keep you stocked for as long as you continue to foster. If your space is limited but you’d still like to foster, we can give you pens to keep the critters contained.

Fosters who plan to continue long term are also offered cat trees to keep your active babies occupied.
If you are ambitious enough to be a bottle feeder, we give you all the bottles, cleaning supplies and goat’s milk (which is preferred over formula, which we use in a pinch). I am lucky enough to have an amazing friend who raises goats and offers us fresh milk for free. If you have never bottle fed before, we have plenty of pros that can give you all the training you need.
During kitten season, we tend to get four types of intake –
  • Bottle feeders – only for the strong at heart – think newborn human, feedings and cleaning every 2-4 hours around the clock.
  • Found litters – Usually a little older and found without mom or mom is feral and we pull the littles and TNR mom once we feel it’s safe to wean. These guys will eat wet food at this point...
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Brush 'Em! Keeping Kitty's Teeth Clean

There are tons of different ways to keep your cat’s teeth clean and healthy. You can buy toys, dental treats or special food but nothing really beats a good old regular tooth brushing.
So, let’s talk about brushing your cat’s teeth!
  • How often do you brush their teeth?
  • How often you should be brushing their teeth?
  • What do you use to do it?
  • What is the best way to do it?
  • What happens if you don’t do it?
Like most of us, cats do not like random hands or fingers in their mouths. When you try to brush their teeth, they could fight you, which might be discouraging, but don’t let that stop you! Getting a cat used to having your hands near their mouths sooner rather than later can ensure your cat’s health and keep those vet visits down. And as a nice bonus, it will minimize bad kitty breath!
While we now understand the basic reasons for brushing a cat’s teeth, let’s take a deeper look as to why we should...
Written By: Mikayla B. AZ CARE Rescue Intern (Feb. 2019)

Up Coming Events

Join us for this months events! Our Weekly adoption events are every Saturday from 11:00am-3:00pm at the Queen Creek PetSmart & stay tuned for more events coming soon on our site!
  • March. 2nd from 11am- 3pm: PetSmart Weekly Adoption Event
  • March. 9th from 11am- 3pm: PetSmart Weekly Adoption Event
  • March. 16th from 11am- 3pm: PetSmart Weekly Adoption Event
  • March. 22nd from 6:30pm- 9:30pm: 1st Annual Awards Banquet
  • March. 23rd from 11am- 3pm: PetSmart Weekly Adoption Event
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1st Annual Awards Banquet

Please join us for our 1st Annual Awards Banquet. This event is free and open to the public. It is a great opportunity to get to know our Rescue. There will be dinner served and we will be honoring members of our AZ CARE Rescue Family for their contributions to the rescue. Come and learn more about our foster program, meet our team, and enjoy the evening with us. If there is someone you would like to see recognized at our Annual Volunteer/Foster meeting please fill out this form.

March. 22nd at 6:30pm

3735 E Combs Rd, Queen Creek, AZ 85140

Volunteer/Foster Nomination

Please nominate a Volunteer and Foster (can be whole family or individual) that you would like to see recognized at our 1st Annual Awards Banquet.

February Adoption Celebrations!

Interested in becoming a foster family?

Learn how you can impact animals lives by fostering and join our community of foster families!

Resources

Low Cost Vaccination Locations

  • At Petco Vaccination Clinic
  • San Tan Livestock- San Tan Valley
  • MASH- Mobile Unit
  • Tractor Supply
  • Handy’s Ace Hardware

Low Cost Spay/Neuter Locations

  • Nikkis Place
  • Dr. Kelly's Mobile Vet
  • MASH- Mobile Unit
  • Altered Tails
  • Improves both health and behavior!
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