AZ CARE Monthly - April
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A note from the president:

KITTEN SEASON!!
April’s edition of the Purr-esident’s Press is all about Kitten Season. Yes, there is actually a season for kittens. Early spring through early fall is the time of year that we as rescues buckle down and fill our fosters and beg for more hands. It sounds like a long time, and it is. Outdoor cats take a good long break in the winter, but as soon as the warm weather creeps in, love is in the air.
Every year, we seem to get down to only of few adult cats in the rescue and then hold our breaths for the first sign, which will be someone posting on Facebook “I found this little kitten, what should I do?”. Very shortly after that, we are inundated with please for help. Just as an example, already this year, we went from 12 cats to 86 in two weeks and more are coming in every day.
So, I’d like to go over with you what you should do if you find kittens. Whether it is one little loner or an entire litter, the steps are the same.


Step 1 - Check their health - Is everyone breathing, warm, free of debris or wounds? Do their bellies look round? All looks good - Move on to Step 2. Something wrong - Jump to Step 4 or take them to a vet.
Step 2 - Check the area - Are they in a safe place? Out of site of birds of prey, neighborhood unfriendly dogs/cats. Out of direct sunlight or the heat of the day? If they are too cold, too hot or wet, be a sport and set up a bed, a cat carrier, a kennel, a box, something with warm blankets in the same spot and put the babies in there so they are warm and mom can be comfortable.
Step 3 - Check for Momma - If they are warm and have round bellies LEAVE THEM ALONE! Their momma is taking care of them. She may not be with them right now, but she will be back. She is off finding food for herself so she has energy to feed them. They have a much better chance of survival with their mom then if you take them away. If you have seen mom, great. If you haven’t seen mom, it’s probably because you are hovering and scaring her away...

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What To Do When You Find Kittens

As we enter into kitten season, it is important that we talk about what to do if you find kittens and how to best help them. Taking proper time to assess the situation is important and we hope that this breakdown will help you see how to best handle the situation in a way that will best help the kittens. …
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Featured: Bluebell (L) & Hebe (R)
Graphic By: Breanna W. AZ CARE Rescue Creative Director (March. 2019)

Learning about Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV)

This week let’s take a moment to discuss Feline Leukemia Virus, or FeLV. It is one of the most common feline diseases and every cat owner should know what it is, how to look for it, how to treat it, and how to protect their cats from it. This is a highly contagious virus that is passed from cat to …
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Written By: Mikayla B. AZ CARE Rescue Intern (March. 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!
  • April. 6th from 11am- 3pm: PetSmart Weekly Adoption Event
  • April. 13th from 11am- 3pm: PetSmart Weekly Adoption Event
  • April. 20th from 11am- 3pm: PetSmart Weekly Adoption Event
  • April. 27th from 11am- 3pm: PetSmart Weekly Adoption Event
  • May. 23rd- 26th: Phoenix Fan Fusion
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Join Our Challenge Team!

We're really excited to let you know that we're a part of the FUND THE SHELTERS CHALLENGE. It's a friendly fundraising campaign where animal welfare organizations compete to raise the most money with the top teams winning grand prize cash donations.

It starts on April 9th, 2019 at 12pm ET and we're ready to raise as much money as we can so we can win the $200,000 grand prize donation.

How You Can Help

Please consider joining our team as a fundraiser! When you click "Join" for our team fundraiser for our cause will automatically be created for you so you can reach out to your network of supporters, you can help us make an even bigger impact and get us closer to that grand prize.

It takes less than five minutes to set up a fundraiser. All you have to do is Go Here https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/azcarerescue-fts and click 'Join the Team.'

If for some reason you can't fundraise for our campaign, we'll reach out when the Challenge launches to ask you to give to our cause. Every donation makes a difference, no matter how big or small.

Thank you in advance for your support!

Challenge Begins April 9-May 9th 2019

1st Annual Awards Banquet

Congratulations to our Volunteer (Linda S.) & Foster (Alison W.) Award Recipients!

We asked you to nominate one Volunteer and Foster that you wanted to see recognized at our 1st Annual Awards Banquet.

March Adoption Celebrations!

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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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