To all of you who faithfully vote daily
…for TARPS in the Petfinder Shelter Challenge. We’ve won the $1,000! This money will go far to pay for vet bills and essentials for the shelter. Please never stop. What seems like a tiny effort provides needed dollars to keep us running.
To all our Bake Sale bakers and shoppers and the volunteers who tend the goods…
Response to Saturday’s Mother’s Day Plant and Bake Sale was great. We raised $300!
To the great volunteers
…who give of their time whether randomly, daily or weekly. So much is getting done around the shelter lately well beyond the monumental daily cleaning and upkeep. Our screen door’s been fixed. A storage closet’s been built in Room 1. The back room seems to change every day. New washer and dryer, shelves, a counter top and mini kitchenette and just this week, a pantry! The border garden has been raked out and starting to grow again. Cat mint has been planted around the catios much to the delight of the outdoor kitties. By the end of this week, a raised bed garden will be planted with veggies and herbs. There is never enough thank yous to express our extreme gratitude.
To our foster families new and old
… how can we say thank you? You are doing a major service for us, caring for our moms, kittens and special needs animals. Our rooms are overflowing and you help ease some of the burden of overcrowding. Plus you take the cats into your hearts and when it is time to let them go to a loving family you use that love to release them a new life.
…who give our animals a home with love.
Our shelter manager, Mary received this wonderful TARPS recommendation recently:
Dear Mary and TARPS members,
Our dog (Lizzy) and cat (Rosie) that we adopted through TARPS are VERY VERY happy. Rosie is always in the bathtub slouching, waiting for us to turn the water on. She likes to drink the water straight out of the faucet. Lizzy has become the princess and is always holding her head up high to show off her beautiful coat. She is almost pure white now except for her golden and honey highlights.
All of the beautiful creatures from your shelter have made our household more harmonious and added frivolity to the atmosphere. These animals make our house a home and we luxuriate in every moment we have with them. They make us laugh and challenge us every day.
Lizzy, so named because she eats like an alligator (lizard), is in love with life. She sometimes graces us with a fart and talks to us with piggish grunts.
Rosie has given my mother a new child to love and graces us all with her own special brand of scruff muffin beauty.
I really appreaciate the work TARPS is trying to accomplish, it is a huge mountain to climb. I heard different accounts of the shelter and that is why I volunteer with you. I wanted to find out for myself what goes on at the shelter.
After working with everyone at TARPS, although it is for only a few hours on the weekends, I can better appreciate the enormous struggle it is just to keep the place up and running. I have heard some people say it is dirty. Anyone who thinks this, needs to volunteer and do something better than complain.
I wish I had started volunteering a long time ago and hope that in the future TARPS will gain enough volunteers and financial assistance to become the beautiful rescue habitat it deserves to be. I look forward to my time at the shelter and will continue to give what little help I can for as long as TARPS will have me.
Thank You for ALL of the beautiful creatures you have brought into my family’s life.
From one of our recent adopters:
Just letting you know that our kitten settled in nicely. As evidenced by the photo, she and the dog seem to have come to an amiable arrangement. The dog is Milo. Fiat’s name is now Fiona (middle name Fiat).
New friends Milo (dog) and Fiona