Thursday, December 18, 2008

Katie and Carrol

First, we would like to give you an update on Carrol Crocker's dogs. Since we were computerless for several weeks, Jan checked on her when she could but she didn't get enough computer time to post any updates for us. But Heather at Hope4Dogs posted recently (December 14, "Carrol is a Fighter") that the city of Rainesville has finally given her a definite date. She has until February 6 and then any remaining dogs will be seized and killed.

So, if you are able to adopt, foster or transport any dog(s), contact information is on Carrol's Green Acres page. There are currently 17 dogs remaining.

For those of you who don't know Katie of Katiez Furry Mewz, we would like to introduce you. She needs our help. And before you assume you can't help her, remember that praying for one in need is worth far more than money.

Jan has been through some hard times in her life, so she knows how embarrassing it is to have to ask for or accept offered help. But Katie, her cats and her disabled mother are in a serious situation. It's winter in the midwest and they are cold and hungry. She's looking for another job but meanwhile they still have to survive.

We are aware of some help that will be forthcoming but if you would also like to help, you can read about their needs on Kattiez Furry Mewz. They have other needs but they're not posted, so we're not going to mention them. It's not a good idea to put your home address on the web, so she has posted a post office box address.

Also -- and we're not telling tales because she has posted on a few occasions on this subject -- her husband is in the "pound" for humans and when the breadwinner is incarcerated (Wow, we didn't know we knew that word.) the entire family suffers. So, if any of you know of any resources on the net for prisoner's famillies, would you leave her a comment or leave us one for her.

Christmas is nearly upon us. There are so many in need. All we can do is try to help those we are aware of.

We might not be able to participate in the fundraisers, but we are proud of the way we see bloggers and non-bloggers respond to those needing help of some kind. We posted a link to Moki's blog 2 days ago because Moki and Crystal want to see a Christmas miracle for Ella, the special needs kitty spending the holidays with them. We were astounded to visit last night and find they had already raised $333 and only had $67 to go. If you haven't met Ella yet, visit her at Save Moki. And if you have met her, there are a couple more videos posted that you will enjoy. She is a happy, energetic kitty.

Update: We have just checked Moki's blog and Ella's Christmas miracle is coming to pass. Her cart will be ordered tonight. That is wonderful.

We have a number of posts way past due and we will get to them. One day, hopefully before Sam (the youngest) turns white around the muzzle. Oh, wait, he's already white. One day. Hopefully.


  1. Wow, they raised that much for Bella already?! Awesome!

    Mom says that as much as she wants, we have ex-seeded the limit of green papers she can give for other kitties just right now, but she will at least ask Katie if her cats will eat some of the canned food mom got us that we don't like.

  2. We know sad things happen all year long, but it seems especially bad for the families at Christmas when everyone else is happily enjoying the festivities and these families are carrying such a burden. We will keep them all in our thougths and prayers. Thanks for bringing it to everyone's attention so they can help in any way they are able to.

  3. I will definitely keep your dear friends in my prayers Jan. Prayer works if you ask me.

    Thats great news about how much money was raised for Moki,

  4. We will certainly keep everyone in our prayers and do what we can to help.

    Purrs, ~Socks, Scylla & Charybdis

  5. Thank you for keeping us updated. We will purr for them

  6. Thanks for the update. We'll keep them in our prayers.

  7. We will keep your friends in our prayers.

  8. Prayers make such a difference! Words of support are priceless. But if possible, even sending $5 will make a dent in a debt. It is so great to see (and receive) the help from so many.

    love & wags,
    River & mom

  9. It's good to have good news around Christmas. I hope those other dogs can find a loving home soon!

    licks & puppy love,

  10. Yay for Ella's new cart! We are still purring for Carole's remaining woofies to find Forever Homes!

  11. First of all, Jan does so much good with her blog, making everyone aware of things that are going on. She has helped in ways that are priceless in raising awareness.
    About Katie's family, another thing to consider is they need warm clothing.
    My sister-in-law, Jean, sends me clothing, most of it brand new (with tags), some of it gently (very gently) worn but in perfect condition.
    I plan to put together a big box of clothing and blankets and ship it off to them.

  12. We will definitely pray for them.

  13. Good post, some good things being done all around.
    Ok, Miss Jan, you and your funny farm have been tagged for an Award. Woo Hoo.
    ML & The Sherwood Bunch

  14. 17 left huh? mommeh tried an tried an canna find anyone round here dat can take one. We feel furry sad about dis.

  15. Purrs to all those in need. It is important for us to be there for each other. I am glad we have such a great online community.


  16. I love what you are doing for pets and people in need. Thanks for the visit. If I weren't a few pets over the city's suggested [cough] limit, I would take them all. I will surely be back.

    Another Jan

  17. We do so hope you have a lovely Christmas after all your good work and support. FAZ


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