We are ready!
What difference does it make? It makes a huge difference on how many animals and people Pets Uniting People Society can help during the year in grants and fundraising efforts. We need people’s prayers for what some people consider the “small stuff” as compared to what’s going on in our world. Although this may be true, we here at Pets Uniting People Society have our own jobs in our own organization’s mission, to help as many people and free-roaming cats as possible. In addition, we sometimes help dogs, but usually just cats because our local animal control helps more with the dogs and cannot assist much with our community’s cats overpopulation.
Our county of over 100,000 people has a population of over 5,000 feral cats based upon our people population. And, this number is much higher with free-roaming/loosely-owned cats that people may feed once-in-awhile, but by no means do they offer cats veterinarian care or get them neutered or spayed. That’s why they are called “community cats” (as illustrated in the one graphic provided by an Indiana cat group)…it takes all of us to care for them. We need more people to step up to take responsibility of community cats. Cats that are loosely-owned fend for themselves, just like their feral counterparts. Our society can make a difference and take on the responsibility where many citizens fall short. God mandates (Genesis 1:28; Proverbs 12:10) us to be good stewards of what we are given on this earth…let’s start now to be good stewards. The kittens in these pictures are being taken care of and have received forever homes. They are the fortunate ones. However, there are many out there in neighborhoods and in city and county fields that need our help. Please…let’s continue to make a difference for so many that need it.
To offer a donation or for more information about how to help in our cat overpopulation, contact Pets Uniting People Society, Box 49, Tremont City, OH 45372. Or go to our donate link on this website to offer a secure online contribution. Your donation is tax-deductible.
Would you help us? This September 20th, Pets Uniting People Society will be hosting its 3rd Annual “Autumn Leaves” Brunch/Auction. We hope you will be able to attend this fundraiser on Saturday, September 20, 2014, Springfield Country Club. More details about this event are coming up as the date draws near, check back often.
As Director of PUPS, oftentimes, I think we could write a book about all the happenings that goes on within our organization, especially stories told by Dottie Smiddy, our volunteer foster care director. Every spring, she receives phone call after phone call about kittens in distress that are without their momma cat. She takes on what she feels she can handle, which, believe me, is quite a few!
Although her latest contact was from a lady who had two stray momma cats that she rescued along with sixteen other homeless cats from a neighborhood that was demolished in order to build our new hospital. She found homes for the others. She named one momma cat Flowers and the other Ms. Whiskers. Flowers had six kittens and Ms. Whiskers had five. She liked them well enough to keep, but she couldn’t care and keep their kittens…this is when Dottie enters the scene. Did I say a book? It’s more like a remake of the Doris Day film, “Send Me No Flowers!”
In the midst of kitten season, the message was staged: “Send Me No Flowers!” No one would help. No one! No one, but Dottie. Dottie came to the rescue, again! She agreed to take them all until the kittens were well enough and old enough to be adopted. Then, Momma Flowers and Momma Whiskers would be spayed…this is when the Doris Day Animal Foundation (DDAF) enters the picture. There was an important role for everyone. The Doris Day Animal Foundation was the producer that helped with the funding, P.U.P.S. directed the scenes played over and over again, and Dottie, the casting director, was the one who affectionately named and cared for the kittens.
During the convalescent time, Dottie found that Flowers’ little garden needed the most attention. While caring for the kittens she gave them these names: Sweet William, Chrysanthemum (Chrys), Poppy, Laurel, Lark, and Rosebud. Even with the wonderful, round-the-clock care that Dottie gave, little Rosebud didn’t make it. Flowers rejected her right from the start…usually momma cats know when something isn’t right. Dottie (bless her heart) said, “If Rosebud makes it, I’m going to rename her Blossom”. Well, folks, this is when I lost it and broke down in tears (In private, I am sure Dottie does this many times, but, with me, she always plays the strong one. She knows how weak and emotional I am.)
So thank you, Doris Day Animal Foundation for this new and important production of “Send Me No Flowers”! P.U.P.S. is dedicating many pages in their organization’s scrapbook with titles of movies that Doris Day starred in, i.e. “Pillow Talk” – kittens in slumber and play; “The Thrill of It All” – neuter/spaying free-roaming cats in two zip code areas of Clark County, Ohio; “With Six You Get Egg roll” – a blended family of pets; “It’s a Great Feeling” – helping hundreds of free-roaming cats in the small community of Clark County, OH…thanks to the generosity of The Doris Day Animal Foundation! Pictures are worth a thousand words and we will have plenty of pictures to support these themes.
Please visit this site from time-to-time to see the development of our presentation scrapbook. Thanks to everyone who plays a role in the continuous production of “Pets Uniting People Society” (P.U.P.S.).
News was received about another grant for our neuter/spay program. We thank The Ohio Pet Fund for their continued support.
NOTE:This grant stipulates assisting low-income recipients according to the guidelines set up by The Ohio Pet Fund.
Although it doesn’t always make the news about some of the smaller pet protection organizations like Pets Uniting People Society (P.U.P.S.) that her Doris Day Animal Foundation helps. We certainly appreciate that help. The P.U.P.S. Board would like to give a big shout out to Doris and her Doris Day Animal Foundation for their nonstop work in helping animals along with the people who love them. It is appreciated!
Doris, we hope your birthday celebration was the best one ever!
Signed: Pets Uniting People Society, Board of Trustees
Dave (Dottie) Smiddy
UPDATE: These kittens have been adopted. Check with Dottie for any new kittens.
These kittens are being nursed by their mommas in PUPS’ foster care. If you are interested in one, please contact P.U.P.S. foster, Dottie. The mommas will be spayed after the kittens are weaned. These kitties were found at an abandoned location across from the new regional hospital in Springfield, OH. We are hoping the mommas can be adopted too. (More pictures to be posted)
There are 10 kittens and all are so adorable.
Dottie said it was difficult getting pictures as they run, jump, and play when she’s trying to capture some pictures.
If interested in one, please message through our website or call or text Dottie at (937) 244-0852.
Pets Uniting People Society (PUPS) was busy during the month of February promoting World Spay Day (Month) with other pet protection organizations on behalf of the event originated by The Humane Society of United States.
PUPS’ offered information to our local high school, Springfield High School, for the students. Valerie Harrington, High School Advisor, sent a picture of some of the students who helped us promote this event.
On Wednesday, February 26th, PUPS was downtown Springfield promoting awareness of World Spay Day at United Senior Services.
Winding up the activities for the month, PUPS held the drawing of their February World Spay Basket Raffle at Panera Bread, Friday, February 28th, 6pm. Doris Fulton was the winner of the basket.
Stay tuned to this blog for our activities for Mother’s Day…beginning in April.