August 2019 Newsletter

Paw Prints 

Motto:  “Making a difference one rescue at a time.”

Saying Farewell to Carolyn Cernea

On June 21, 2019 Carolyn Cernea was met by her numerous cats at the rainbow bridge.  She was greeted and ushered in as a hero. Her love of animals, especially cats, took most of her waking hours. CC took excellent care of her “PetSmart Rejects” (meaning they didn’t get adopted because they were too afraid). Carolyn was President of the Orange County Humane Society at one time. More recently she was Correspondence Secretary and a very active member of Cause 4 Paws.  She participated in fundraisers, selling raffle tickets, collecting prizes at local businesses and whatever else she could do to help cats.  We remember when she went all over downtown Fredericksburg at the Heritage Festival with a sandwich board, selling Raffle tickets. Whenever there was a Cause 4 Paws event, CC was there.

CC would always greet everyone she met with her great big smile and a formal greeting.  If she was calling you on the phone the greeting was something like this. “Is this the remarkable, beautiful Mrs. Miller, who I am speaking to?” After all she was an English Major in College and it showed throughout her life.  If she was writing a newsletter or naming a cat, CC had a special flare for words. Some of her cats were named: “Millard Fillmore”, “General Zachery Taylor”, “Silky”& “Moonbeam” and several other US Presidents. She enjoyed Poetry and wanted it published where people would read it to enrich their lives.  All of her correspondence was in longhand, using snail mail. (She really didn’t like email.)

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Success Story – Athena, now Turnip!

An update from our Facebook feed:

We’re so happy you found each other!

Everyone, remember we will be in the Central Park PetSmart from approximately 10am to 5pm Sat, Aug 10 and Sun, Aug 11. Come by and find your new pet friend!

5 days ago

Kathy Barry Padgett

Is anyone missing this little kitty? Seen on ashlawn ct & found in 2600 block lakeview pkwy . friendly, but a little scared. Could be from monroe , jefferson or independence based on where she was found ? Pls msg or call 540 840 5021. ...

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5 days ago

Kathy Barry Padgett

Is anyone missing this little girl/ boy? Seen on ashlawn ct & found in 2600 block lakeview pkwy . friendly, but a little scared. Could be from monroe , jefferson or independence based on where she was found ? Pls msg or call 540 840 5021. ...

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1 week ago

Karen Baker Affholter

So sorry you had such a bad time with Inky. To lift your spirits, here is a picture of Daisy, formally Carmel. I cannot tell you the joy she brings to us and how much I love this little girl. Every day I tell her how glad I am she picked us. ...

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So the saying "When it rains, it pours!" is so true for Cause 4 Paws this week.

When we got home from having Willie's CT scan in Richmond, it was determined by our local vet that our pregnant Mom cat "INKY" was in distress and needed to have an emergency C section. We jump in the car and took her to VVC in Central Park. They kept her comfortable and did xrays and determine she might have a blockage in her intestine but had No Surgeon to do the surgery. Yesterday we picked her up and rushed her to Charlottesville VVS where Kevin Stiffler was able to help her. At that time the Babies had all died and he was trying to save the Mom Cat. She did come through it all ok and did have to have a portion of her upper intestine removed (It telescoped previously and didn't cause her problems until the stress of pregnancy with 6 kittens). We are happy to report that she is being released from the hospital tomorrow morning and we feel she will recover.
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My name is Squiggles, I’m a 4 year old spayed female short hair blue classic tabby. Current on vaccines and no health issues. Rabies 3yr done 02/02/18 and FVRCP 3yr done 03/02/19 at LHPH under Molly Welch. I’m a very sweet shy girl, and I’m looking for a quiet home with no other kitties that could bully me. I may do well in a new home with a calm dog.
Contact Virginia at Lee's Hill Pet Hospital 540 710-7111. if you have any questions or concerns. I hope C4P can help me find the purfect furever family 😊
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Adoption Event This Weekend – October 19/20

At the Central Park PetSmart in Fredericksburg, VA we will be set up with all of our adoptable cats. Come by and find a new friend!

5 days ago

Kathy Barry Padgett

Is anyone missing this little kitty? Seen on ashlawn ct & found in 2600 block lakeview pkwy . friendly, but a little scared. Could be from monroe , jefferson or independence based on where she was found ? Pls msg or call 540 840 5021. ...

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5 days ago

Kathy Barry Padgett

Is anyone missing this little girl/ boy? Seen on ashlawn ct & found in 2600 block lakeview pkwy . friendly, but a little scared. Could be from monroe , jefferson or independence based on where she was found ? Pls msg or call 540 840 5021. ...

View on Facebook

1 week ago

Karen Baker Affholter

So sorry you had such a bad time with Inky. To lift your spirits, here is a picture of Daisy, formally Carmel. I cannot tell you the joy she brings to us and how much I love this little girl. Every day I tell her how glad I am she picked us. ...

View on Facebook

So the saying "When it rains, it pours!" is so true for Cause 4 Paws this week.

When we got home from having Willie's CT scan in Richmond, it was determined by our local vet that our pregnant Mom cat "INKY" was in distress and needed to have an emergency C section. We jump in the car and took her to VVC in Central Park. They kept her comfortable and did xrays and determine she might have a blockage in her intestine but had No Surgeon to do the surgery. Yesterday we picked her up and rushed her to Charlottesville VVS where Kevin Stiffler was able to help her. At that time the Babies had all died and he was trying to save the Mom Cat. She did come through it all ok and did have to have a portion of her upper intestine removed (It telescoped previously and didn't cause her problems until the stress of pregnancy with 6 kittens). We are happy to report that she is being released from the hospital tomorrow morning and we feel she will recover.
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My name is Squiggles, I’m a 4 year old spayed female short hair blue classic tabby. Current on vaccines and no health issues. Rabies 3yr done 02/02/18 and FVRCP 3yr done 03/02/19 at LHPH under Molly Welch. I’m a very sweet shy girl, and I’m looking for a quiet home with no other kitties that could bully me. I may do well in a new home with a calm dog.
Contact Virginia at Lee's Hill Pet Hospital 540 710-7111. if you have any questions or concerns. I hope C4P can help me find the purfect furever family 😊
...

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New Adoption Events to Be Posted Soon…

We’ve had 2 adoptions recently, one from a cage in the Central Park PetSmart and one off our website, Pepper.

5 days ago

Kathy Barry Padgett

Is anyone missing this little kitty? Seen on ashlawn ct & found in 2600 block lakeview pkwy . friendly, but a little scared. Could be from monroe , jefferson or independence based on where she was found ? Pls msg or call 540 840 5021. ...

View on Facebook

5 days ago

Kathy Barry Padgett

Is anyone missing this little girl/ boy? Seen on ashlawn ct & found in 2600 block lakeview pkwy . friendly, but a little scared. Could be from monroe , jefferson or independence based on where she was found ? Pls msg or call 540 840 5021. ...

View on Facebook

1 week ago

Karen Baker Affholter

So sorry you had such a bad time with Inky. To lift your spirits, here is a picture of Daisy, formally Carmel. I cannot tell you the joy she brings to us and how much I love this little girl. Every day I tell her how glad I am she picked us. ...

View on Facebook

So the saying "When it rains, it pours!" is so true for Cause 4 Paws this week.

When we got home from having Willie's CT scan in Richmond, it was determined by our local vet that our pregnant Mom cat "INKY" was in distress and needed to have an emergency C section. We jump in the car and took her to VVC in Central Park. They kept her comfortable and did xrays and determine she might have a blockage in her intestine but had No Surgeon to do the surgery. Yesterday we picked her up and rushed her to Charlottesville VVS where Kevin Stiffler was able to help her. At that time the Babies had all died and he was trying to save the Mom Cat. She did come through it all ok and did have to have a portion of her upper intestine removed (It telescoped previously and didn't cause her problems until the stress of pregnancy with 6 kittens). We are happy to report that she is being released from the hospital tomorrow morning and we feel she will recover.
...

View on Facebook

My name is Squiggles, I’m a 4 year old spayed female short hair blue classic tabby. Current on vaccines and no health issues. Rabies 3yr done 02/02/18 and FVRCP 3yr done 03/02/19 at LHPH under Molly Welch. I’m a very sweet shy girl, and I’m looking for a quiet home with no other kitties that could bully me. I may do well in a new home with a calm dog.
Contact Virginia at Lee's Hill Pet Hospital 540 710-7111. if you have any questions or concerns. I hope C4P can help me find the purfect furever family 😊
...

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