HEARTS & PAWS--FACTS AND HAPPENINGS
HEARTS & PAWS--FACTS AND HAPPENINGS
Our goal is to someday purchase a facility that is large and well-equipped so that NO animal will be turned away. Please help us realize this dream!!
Hearts & Paws Wish List:
- Responsible, Loving People to Adopt a Pet
- Money for Vet Bills
- Clumping Cat Litter
- Clorox Clean-Up
- Paper Towels
- Trash Bags
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Hearts & Paws Facts
Since our beginning in October 1996, we have had an extremely successful adoption record. Direct screened adoptions from our main base now exceed 400! Networking with an owner and referrals account for at least 240 additional adoptions. Remember that 90% of these animals would have certainly died. Many were scheduled for euthanasia at local shelters, and others were trapped and rescued from starvation in the city of Camden, NJ.
In keeping with our belief in helping other shelters, we accepted and placed all remaining cats form Red Lion Wildlife Refuge as they started last Spring's rescue season. We also took on numerous moms and kittens as well as orphaned kittens from area shelters. Their special care needs pose a hardship on overburdened shelters.
Hearts & Paws also provides transportation for Camden City cats to the spay/neuter clinic. Total cats spayed or neutered through Hearts & Paws exceeds 300!
FACT: One unspayed female and her mate, at 2 litters per year, with 3 surviving kittens per litter, can result in 12,000 cats over just 5 years!
PLEASE SPAY/NEUTER YOUR PETS!!
For further information on low cost altering, please contact Friends of Animals representative Carol R at (609) 663-1836.
To make a donation or subscribe to our newsletter ($5 per year), please send check or money order to:
HEARTS & PAWS
PO BOX 1484
Voorhees, NJ 08043
Or, call (609) 795-2222 or (609) 869-3420 for info or subscriptions.
This poem is dedicated to our beloved mascot Zorba, who died on December 8, 1997 after battling cancer. It is in his memory that we reprint "The Rainbow Bridge in the hope and belief that this is how it will be someday. We also offer this poem to comfort those who also have lost a beloved companion including: Diane in memory of Porkchop, Jennifer and Lawrence in memory of Higgins, the DelPino family in memory of Mei-tu, and the Watson family in memory of Tex.
The Rainbow Bridge
There is a bridge connecting heaven and earth. It is called the Rainbow Bridge because of its many colors. Just this side of the Rainbow Bridge there is a land of meadows, hills, and valleys with lush green grass. When a beloved pet dies, the pet goes to this place. There is always food and water aimed are made whole again. They play all day with each other.
There is only one thing missing; they are not with their special person who loved them on earth. So each day they run and play until the day comes when one suddenly stops playing and looks up! The nose twitches! The ears are up! The eyes are staring! And this one suddenly runs from the group!
You have been seen, and when you and your special friend meet, you take him or her in your arms and embrace. Your face is kissed again and again and again, and you look once more into the eyes of your trusting pet. Then you cross the Rainbow Bridge together, never again to be separated.
Thank you very much to all who support us
Many abandoned and abused animals have found sanctuary at Hearts & Paws. Your continuing contributions will help other animals come through our front door, where they will be safe at last. All of our furry residents live underfoot, where they have total medical care (tests, shots, spay/neutering) and plenty of love!
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