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Shannon Campbell - PuRR Project
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September 6, 2017

Thanks to her virtual parents, Charlie & Carol McCullough, Caliope was able to have dental surgery and is now gaining weight!

September – Virtual Adoption Month

September is the month we celebrate our Virtual Adoption cats!

These are usually older cats who have little hope of finding a Forever Home. Many are very people-friendly and would make great companions.

Others are feral or have a disability such as one eye or are deaf.

YOU can “Virtually Adopt” one of these felines for yourself or as a gift to a feline-loving friend for $120 a year (or $10 a month) and help us continue to give these adult cats a safe home and medical care for life.

You can learn how to virtually adopt and also meet all the candidates by going to our website at PuRR Project  or write us at adopt@purrproject.com.

Featured Feline: Sahara

This beautiful lady with the big blue eyes was abandoned by her family when they moved from their condo.

Because she was declawed and could not defend herself, she suffered some serious injuries.

Under Dra. Eva’s care she is completely healed and now lives in the Senior Center with Simona and Caliope…..but we hold out hope that she will one day find her Forever Home!!

Contact Linda at adopt@purrproject.com in you are interested in adopting or Virtually Adopting one of our senior felines.

2018 PuRR Project Calendar

PuRR Project 2018 CalendarThe 2018 calendar is hot off the press and we are ready to take orders for mailing.

The donation is $20 dollars plus postage.

Calendars will be mailed from the USA by volunteers who are there in October and November.

To order yours or get more information, please contact Bama at info@purrproject.com.

This year it’s the Kitten Edition and the cover features Mia Flora (My Flower) which is appropriate as it is filled with beautiful flowers……and kittens!!

It makes a purr-fect holiday gift for your cat-loving friends and family, so don’t wait to order.

If you are in Vallarta, you can get yours at Daiquiri Dick’s now or at our Saturday Adoption Booth at Daiquiri Dick’s starting in November.

Kittens are weighed to make sure they have at least one kilo

Isla Cuale Free Clinic

PuRR Project will be sponsoring the monthly FREE Spay Neuter Clinic on Sunday, October 1st.

Sponsored by different animal organizations and individuals, an average of 75 dogs and cats are spayed each month, saving thousands of unwanted births each year.

It’s a lot of work and very satisfying!!

If YOU are interested in volunteering your time, materials or pesos, contact Glenda at gbland101@gmail.com for information.

We always need animal carriers for the day plus cardboard boxes, dog collars & leashes, bottled water, snacks, hand sanitizer or soap and paper towels.
Upcoming Events

GARAGE SALE: Our 4th Annual Garage Sale is going to be on Saturday/Sunday, November 11 & 12 in the Marina. This is a BIG one and an important fundraiser to refill the “kitty” after a long, hot summer!! If you have items to donate, contact Marilyn at exkhan@usfamily.net to arrange drop-off or pick up. Gently used clothing, artwork, household appliances, electronics, tools, games, bedding, jewelry, books……just about anything that you can no longer use will be someone else’s treasure at this sale!!

KITTY BINGO: Kitty BINGO will return to Margarita Grill in Old Town on Wednesday, November 15 at 5:00 pm and continue every-other Wednesday through March (Nov. 15 & 29, Dec. 13 & 27, Jan. 10 & 24, Feb. 07 & 21, Mar. 07 & 21). If you are planning to be in Vallarta this year, mark your calendar and come join us for a couple of hours of fun, prizes and GREAT margaritas!!

SHELTER TOURS: Escorted tours to the PuRR Shelter will begin on Wednesday, November 22 and continue every-other Wednesday through March. The schedule will soon be posted on our website where you can get all the information on times and Shelter Tourpick-up points….and also make your reservation and pay through PayPal!

MASCOTA-TALPA TOUR: The December 15 tour of Mascota and Talpa has already SOLD OUT!!! Roberta Valdez, owner of Alegre Tours, plans to organize another one for later in the season so stay tuned for more info. A portion of each registration benefits PuRR Project!

Gracias! Thanks! Merci! Danke! Arigato!

Jill Goldstein, founder of Pause 4 Paws in Minnesota, visited the PuRR shelter last month along with her friends Laura Uecker, Andrea Burch Taryn Fischbach, Kathy Mollers and Suzanna Persa.

They toured and met all the cats & kittens in the clinic, the Senior Center, Nursery and other casitas.

All were impressed with the improvements to the casitas and the living conditions of the cats fortunate enough to be housed in them.

But they were really drawn to some of the older cats living in the yard and surprised us when they decided to take five of them back to Minnesota!

Four will go to the Angel of Hope Animal Rescue which found homes for over 1,100 felines last year!!!!!

The fifth, Max, was adopted on the spot by Taryn. (Pause 4 Paws is the group that transported and re-homed 76 Vallarta cats last Spring with their “Gotta Getta Gatto” campaign. WOW and MEOW!!)
For info on adopting dogs go to SPCA PV or contact janice@haciendasanangel.com or spcapv@gmail.com.

For info on spay and neuter clinics go to PEACEAnimals or check out Gretchen's blog.

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  Learn more about PuRR Project No Kill Feline Shelter/Adoption

  Learn more about Sociedad Protectora y Compasiva por Animales (SPCA)

  Learn more about PEACEAnimals Free Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinics

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