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TulsaPets Mag Nov / Dec 2018

posted November 18th, 2018 by
TulsaPets

TulsaPets Magazine  Nov / Dec 2018

Publisher – Marilyn King  [email protected]

Creative Director – Debra Fite

Advertising Sales – Marilyn King, Steve Kirkpatrick, Nancy Harrison, Rosalie Childs

Web Manager – Steve Kirkpatrick  [email protected]

Editor – Anna Holton-Dean

Contributing Writers – Marilyn King, Heide Brandes, Connie Cronley, Kim Doner, Amy Greene, Karen Holman, Anna Holton-Dean, Bill Snyder

PO Box 14128 Tulsa, OK 74159-1128

(918) 520-0611

(918) 346-6044 Fax

©2018 All rights reserved.

No part of this publication may be reproduced without the express written consent of the publisher.

TulsaPets Magazine provides Tulsa area pet owners with a one-stop resource for local products, services, events and information.  Now TulsaPets Magazine Online is able to provide you with all of that and much more, interactive and up-to-the-minute!

MISSING OUR CALICO

posted November 11th, 2018 by
Missing

MISSING OUR CALICO

Our sweet cat has a story to tell.. bare with me

This sweetheart was born approximately eight years ago on my Granma’s property in TMissingurley/Sperry. It was feral and although my Granma swore the cat wasn’t hers, she put food and water out for it. Daily. (sure Granma, its not your cat winkwink)

My Granma passed away early 2012 and when discussing amongst the family, what would happen to the cat, no decision was made.

Fast forward to a few months later. My girls and I were at my Granma’s place helping sort and clean with other family. Once we finished we were headed home. Upon our arrival to the house, I wasn’t paying attention to anything but getting everyone inside and relaxing, but from somewhere I heard meowing. Long story short, my girls had somehow caught the feral cat, wrapped it in a blanket and snuck it our house in Owasso. I rolled my eyes as my children pleaded the cats case and I caved. (mostly because it was my Granma’s cat. Well, a cat lived on her property. That she fed. Because we all know Granma, it wasn’t your cat, ).

Remember, the cat was feral so there was no way it was letting us close enough to check its hiney to sex it. But, for whatever reason, the girls assumed it was a boy and they named it Magnus. Sounded good to me. So we kept Magnus in the house for over a year in fear that if it got out it would resort to its feral ways and take off. And it was a fun year too. Of trying to coax Magnus out from under beds, behind furniture. Hissing. Loud growls. Finally over time Magnus started coming out to investigate. Magnus spent the year getting to know us, becoming tame. And then the day came that you would never know Magnus was ever feral. So, in my infinite wisdom I decided we could let Magnus outside for a trial. It went off without a hitch! Magnus used the neighbors flower bed for a liter box ( no joke, but we put an end to that once the neighbor told me. Oops.) and then came to the door to come back in. Fast forward to 2014 when for a split second we thought we might soon become millionaires because Magnus was pregnant! Ya, we still never checked Magnus hiney. So Magnus had kittens, whom had responsible forever homes with other family members, before the kittens were weaned. And as soon as they were weaned, Snip Snip went the scissors and the Magnus kitty factory was put out of business .

Shortly thereafter, she became know as Maggie (affectionately Maggie Moo). Although I liked the name Magnus because it reminded me of the movie Matilda. You may recall, Matilda’s teachers name was Ms. Honey. And Ms. Honey’s fathers name was Dr. Magnus Honey and he was a good MAN. But since we knew Magnus was all girl, I decided she needed a more feminine feline name. So Maggie (Maggie-Moo) it was. (yes one of my daughters still calls her Magnus).

She has had a royal life and being and indoor/out to potty cat. She loves her chihuahua sister and her sister is very protective of her.

Fast forward again to September 6th, 2018. The girls and I loaded up and went down to the QT on 86th and 129th Street (Owasso), to meet a friend that I bought stuff from. I visited and went about my merry way. Later on that evening I see a post on facebook from that friend that she had heard a cat meowing and found it under her truck. After coaxing it out, she took it home to try to find its owner. It was only through her posting on facebook, did I realize, THAT WAS MAGGIE MOO! I contacted her post-haste. Just short of a dna test, sure enough, it was Maggie-moo!

I hope I still have your attention.. Because now I need more than your attention. I need your HELP.

It became apparent that our Maggie-moo had climbed under my truck, rode over two miles from our house in Owasso, to the QT where we met my friend. Once there, she mustof grown tired of me talking so much (I have never been accused of being long winded but, well, ya okay, thats a lie ) and jumped out from under my truck. I have only to guess she was confused and that caused her to get under my friends truck (we both have white trucks). And that is how she ended up in Turley, where she started her life over eight years ago (this is movie material).

Well.. She was kept overnight in Turley. But upon arrival this afternoon we were all sad to find that she had escaped the enclosure .

We are so sad and need YOUR help ️! PLEASE help bring our beloved cat home! She escaped from the 66th St North and Utica area in Turley. That is just East of the intersection of North Peoria and 66th Street, Turley. Pictures are below !Please Please watch for her! If you see her, message me! Catch her if she’ll let you and put her in a crate or your house, PLEASE! She does not like other cats or dogs. And most likely will be just sitting on someone’s porch. My friend did a good deed by taking her in and now I need your help finding Maggie-moo and bringing her home. I am sorry if you feel like you just wasted an hour of your time reading this (long-winded), but I wanted you to hear the story and ask you to be a part of it. Please help us find Maggie! Tag your friends, Tag your neighbors, Tag your neighbors neighbors, Tag all animal lovers to unite and join our story in bringing home Maggie-moo ❣ Thank you for taking the time to read this plea for assistance in finding Maggie-Moo.

Global Cat Day

posted October 17th, 2018 by
Cat

Cat

Global Cat Day is Today

BETHESDA, Md., USA – Oct. 16, 2018 – Alley Cat Allies will commemorate Global Cat Day on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, with a celebration of the movement of people who protect cats by advocating for humane local policies, adopting or fostering, and carrying out non-lethal cat management including Trap-Neuter-Return.

The president and founder of Alley Cat Allies, Becky Robinson, praised the advancements made so far by advocates who are working to change our society so that all cats are protected.

“Trap-Neuter-Return is the mainstream, humane approach for outdoor cats in this country. But misinformation is still killing untold numbers of cats each year. Too many animal shelters, places that should be safe havens, are still using lethal and outdated practices that harm and kill cats,” Robinson said. “That’s why it’s critical that humane non-lethal cat management becomes a reality across the board. Global Cat Day provides an opportunity to thank all the advocates who are setting the record straight about cats and protecting them.”

Global Cat Day celebrates the hard-fought progress Alley Cat Allies and unsung heroes of cats around the world have made in bringing about new laws and programs protecting and improving cats’ lives. It gives a glimpse on how people are loving, valuing, and protecting cats, and in turn, changing their communities for the better.

Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) is sound public policy. It reduces shelter intake, “euthanasia,” and calls to animal services, which saves taxpayer money in the process. Thousands of cities and towns conduct TNR and the number continues to grow as more communities learn about its success.

Share your cat story at GlobalCatDay.org and follow online with the #GlobalCatDay hashtag. Advocates who are planning special events for Global Cat Day can upload them to a special calendar page at www.alleycat.org/events.

TulsaPets Mag Sept / Oct 2018

posted September 15th, 2018 by
TulsaPets

TulsaPets Magazine  Sept / Oct 2018

Publisher – Marilyn King  [email protected]

Creative Director – Debra Fite

Advertising Sales – Marilyn King, Steve Kirkpatrick, Nancy Harrison, Rosalie Childs

Web Manager – Steve Kirkpatrick  [email protected]

Editor – Anna Holton-Dean

Contributing Writers – Marilyn King, Lauren Cavagnolo, Kim Doner, Nancy Gallimore, Mary Green, Amy Greene, Anna Holton-Dean, Brendan Hoover, Julie Watson, Danielle Weaver

PO Box 14128 Tulsa, OK 74159-1128

(918) 520-0611

(918) 346-6044 Fax

©2018 All rights reserved.

No part of this publication may be reproduced without the express written consent of the publisher.

TulsaPets Magazine provides Tulsa area pet owners with a one-stop resource for local products, services, events and information.  Now TulsaPets Magazine Online is able to provide you with all of that and much more, interactive and up-to-the-minute!

Small Paws Rescue 20 year Anniversary

posted August 24th, 2018 by
Small Paws

Small Paws Rescue 20 Year Anniversary

Small Paws

Small Paws® Rescue is the largest breed rescue in the country. We are National Bichon Frise rescue and adoption, based right here in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Co-Founder and Executive Director, Robin Pressnall, wishes to invite Bichons, (and all honorary Bichons!) and their owners, to celebrate our 20th Anniversary with us!

We will be having fun filled events over the weekend of Friday, October 19, and Saturday, October 20th, at Post Oak Lodge, in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Post Oak Lodge

5323 West 31st. Street  North

Tulsa, OK 74127

On Friday evening at 7:00 we will have a beautiful banquet with entertainment, for all Bichon lovers!

The cost is $28.00 per person and you would pay at the door.

We accept all major credit cards. It’s a very nice meal.

Anyone who loves their pets will find this an uplifting evening to remember!

Then on noon on Saturday, October 20th, 2018, there will be a picnic at the lake at Post Oak Lodge.

It is a catered event with a hot meal prepared by the Post Oak Chef.

There will be a costume contest for your dogs and prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third prize!

The cost for the picnic is $18.00 per person.

Then on Saturday Evening at 6:00 p.m., we will have an old fashioned Barbeque!

It’s a wonderful time for you and your dogs!

Catered by the Post Oak Lodge Chef, down at the Pole Barn, the price is $25.00 per person. Outdoor Heaters will be provided.

Inquiries welcome.

Oklahoma Foster Homes Needed!

Media Relations Contact

Name: Robin Pressnall

Company Name: Small Paws® Rescue Inc.

Phone Number: 918-638-5854

E-mail: [email protected]

Related Links

http:www.smallpawsrescue.org

http://www.smallpawsrescue.org/page.aspx?id=558&name=okiebash2018

Please R. S. V. P. to attend any or all events to [email protected] by October 12, 2018.

Small Paws

Robin Pressnall 

Executive Director 

Small Paws® Rescue Inc. www.smallpawsrescue.org 

Volunteers – – – they’re priceless

posted August 4th, 2018 by
Volunteer

Volunteers – – – they’re priceless

VolunteerA key ingredient for a non-profit is a volunteer.  They are truly priceless.  And sometimes you hit the mother-lode….we did.

The Richardson-Rexwinkle division of PAAS provides unparalleled care for momma dogs “fixin” to have a litter – and for new mommas who need a place to take care of their babies.

It started in 2015 with Miss Ruby…she came from the Vinita pound….we weren’t even open yet.  Vicki & Tom said “no problem” we’ll take her home.  And – – the rest is history.

I cannot tell you how many momma dogs and puppies got the best start in life because of Tom, Vicki, Candy and Sarah.  In fact, Pete just joined the group as a foster Dad.  Vicki and Candy are good recruiters as well.

They willingly turn one or more rooms of their homes into “birthing” centers.  They’ve had two or more mommas at one time and 20++++ puppies.  That’s lots of newspaper – – lots of cleaning – – and oh so much cuteness.  They also know that even though it’s tough to say goodbye to the bundles of joy – – – there’s always another mother (or two) waiting in line.

Yes, we guard our volunteer birthing centers.  No…they can’t take every pregnant momma dog in the area.  Could we use more birthing homes – – of course.  You can never, ever, have too many foster homes for homeless pets in this area.

If you’ve wondered how you can make a difference…..and love puppies and kittens….give us a call.  There are a few requirements.  The most important will be an interview with Vicki and Candy.  Give it some thought….call if you’re interested.  If you don’t live near us….find a rescue in your area that needs volunteers.  We’re all in this together.  And……Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!  Tom, Vicki, Candy, Sarah and Pete!!!!!!!!!!!!

Like all rescues we are a 501©3 organization.  Find us on Facebook:  PAASVinita and our website:  www.paasvinitaw.com     For the animals…..Kay and Staff of PAAS..

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