From our wet noses to our wagging tails, we thank you from the bottom of our warm and furry hearts for your generous donations on Giving Tuesday! Last year we served 2032 pets with life saving treatments, surgeries and services that were made possible by generous donors like YOU.
We also greatly appreciate our community and matching partners, Amador Community Foundation, Pat Crew, Jackson Rancheria, Ledger Dispatch, Stan Lukowicz and the Highway House for all they do to help us succeed on this Giving Tuesday. We simply could not operate and save the lives of so many animals without such a wonderful and generous community.
Thank you Amador Chamber of Commerce for awarding both A-PAL and TCWC their 2019 Service Award. We are honored by the tribute and humbled by such community support for the work we do and for the animals all around us who need help to thrive again.
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On behalf of all the animals and the people who care about them, A-PAL and TCWC accepted Amador Community Foundation’s matching Giving Tuesday grant on December 14. Since our supporters so generously reached out to both groups, A-PAL received the highest match and TCWC the second highest, over $3,500 each.
Thank you again to all who donated and worked so hard so that all the creatures, great and small, would not be forgotten on that special day of Giving Tuesday.
Because of your amazing generosity on Giving Tuesday, we can say YES to helping so many more animals and the people who care about them. Just after Giving Tuesday, a Good Samaritan found a kitten on the road with a crushed leg. Your generosity made it possible for this kitten to have surgery.
Molly, a beautiful German Shepherd with hip dysplasia, will now have the surgery she needs to live pain free. Your donations mean that we can treat adoptable dogs at our shelter for heart worm, we can trap, tame and adopt feral kittens, we can remove adult cats from our shelter and find them new homes and our spay/neuter programs will be fully funded.
With your generosity, we can also say YES to the people who need our help. We can foster to adopt the beloved cats of a dying veteran. We can care for an older diabetic cat when his owner is undergoing chemotherapy and we can spay the cherished companion dog of a veteran with PTSD.
We thank you for your generosity and trust and assure you that we will make the most of every dollar to help as many animals and people as possible. All of us at A-PAL Humane Society wish you and your family the warmest of wishes for a Happy Holiday Season!
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Jasmine is a beautiful 10 year old Siamese cat whose owner died. A-PAL took her from the shelter and adopted her to two homes where it just did not work out.
Jasmine is a sweetheart, but she has arthritis and needs medication and a patient owner. She was treated by Dr. Alison who believed she deserved another chance at a forever home. We believe she has found that home with Carolyn.
Sybil came to A-PAL as a very chubby 2 year old cat with badly scarred eyes. It became apparent that she was having even more troubles and we discovered that she had painful glaucoma so her eyes were removed by Dr. Alison Pillsbury.
We worried Sybil would have difficulty without her eyes, but she has shown us how well she can do maneuvering around. She is jumping up on perches and finding all the essentials of food, water and her litter box.
When Carolyn told us she would consider two special needs cats, we began introducing these two cats who had been in our care for so long. We were pleased that in a brief period of time they are tolerant of each other and will probably become friends in their new home.
A huge thanks is owed to the many people who supported A-PAL and these cats along their journey. We appreciate so much the loving people like Carolyn who are willing to share space in their homes and in their hearts for these special cats. With the belief that there is a home for every cat, we can work to SAVE THEM ALL. For more information please visit www.pawspartners.org or call 209-223-0410
In the past FIV cats, once tested and confirmed positive, were routinely euthanized and thought to be impossible to adopt. We know now that these cats just like people with HIV, can lead long and healthy lives.
Unfortunately, many people think that only female cats need to be spayed because they produce the kittens, but it is truly important for male cats to be neutered as well. Once male cats reach maturity, they begin roaming and fighting and this is how the FIV virus is spread.
This virus cannot be spread to humans or other types of animals and it is actually not spread easily among cats. FIV positive cats should be ideally housed as single cats and as inside only cats so that the virus has no chance to spread.
The truth is that mother cats do not spread FIV to their kittens. A study in the Veterinary Journal revealed that it is safe to house FIV positive and negative cats together if they are properly introduced. The virus is only spread through intense fights and deep bite wounds.
A-PAL Humane Society has 2 beautiful cats that are FIV positive up for adoption at the Feed Barn. Please go by and meet them.
A-PAL Humane Society is campaigning to help our special needs dog, Dixie. Dixie is a ranch dog and was loose in the back of a pickup truck when her owner braked suddenly. Dixie fell out of the truck and fractured her right rear femur.
Dixie's owner realized they could not afford her surgery and surrendered her at our shelter. Shelter staff knew this sweet dog would be highly adoptable and reached out to A-PAL Humane Society for assistance to get her the surgery she needed.
The surgery has been completed and we will provide updates on her condition as she recovers. Dixie is in foster care and on restricted activity while she heals. Please help A-PAL pay for this surgery so they can continue to help great dogs like Dixie.
PawsPartners.org is an alliance formed between A-PAL Humane Society of Amador County and Tri County Wildlife Care, the latter serving native wildlife in Amador, Calaveras, and Eastern San Joaquin Counties. Since inception we have added the Shelter Partners volunteer group, who support our local Animal Control organization, and Amador County Animal Response Team (ACART).