Hurricane Irma

All of us at Sheltering Hands extend our thoughts and prayers to our community and state as we prepare for the approach of Hurricane Irma. To help you care for your companion animals and community cats, we have shared some ideas below. Companion Animals- Most owned animals are terrified of storms and the accompanying noise. If you feel your pet may need some extra help with the situation, please consult your veterinarian for suggestions. Because families often shelter together and routi...
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Summer 2017 Newsletter Now Available

Our latest newsletter is now available online. Our current issue, along with all our past issues, can be found on our home page under news or  click here to go directly to our latest issue where you can read all about what is going on with Sheltering Hands. You will also find helpful hints for summer and meet our featured adoptable sweetheart- handsome Hebrew. Talk about one good looking boy! Hard copies are also available at our surgical center and many local veterinarian offices.
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Silent Auction Items

Sheltering Hands 10th Anniversary Celebration  As part of our 10th Anniversary Celebration, Sheltering Hands will hold a Silent Auction during our celebration on Saturday, October 21st. We would love to have a selection of high quality items for the auction so we are asking our friends, supporters and volunteers for help. We will be taking items, gift cards and coupons for experiences from October 6th on. Popular silent auction items include gift cards, especially pet related ones, and "exper...
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Memorial Garden Plants

Memorial Garden Plants We are getting ready to fill out our Memorial Garden. Our garden designers have shared with us the plants they would like to include. We have listed them below. If you can donate any of them, we would be so grateful.  We hope to have our Memorial Garden up and blooming for our 10th anniversary celebration in October. To make donations, please call (352)840-0663, option #5. Hibiscus- 3 Curcurama Ginger- 3 crepe myrtles- 3 gardenias- 2 azaleas- 3 white pampas grass- 2...
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July 4th Safety

With the 4th of July and other summer activities coming up, we wanted to remind all pet owners about some important summer safety information.  The 4th of July can be especially dangerous to pets. Many are severely injured or lost during this holiday. Please take some time before then to create a plan to keep your pets as safe and calm as possible. As always, if you have any questions, be sure to contact your veterinarian for advice. The information below comes from the American Veterinary M...
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Community Cats

At this time of year, Sheltering Hands, and all organizations that work with cat rescue, see a huge increase in pregnant cats and people wanting to get cats spayed or neutered. Since we began our  Community Cats Program, we have spayed/neutered over 5000 cats! It seems like a huge number, especially for a small organization such as ours. However, those 5000 cats probably represent somewhere between 5-10% of the feral/community cat numbers in Marion and Levy counties! Working with a small core ...
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Check Out Our New Newsletter

If you have not seen our new format newsletter, we invite you to check it out. Dedicated volunteer Elena, with the help of other volunteers, has revamped our quarterly newsletter. Our new version is visually appealing and full of information. Print editions have been distributed to area vets. The PDF version is found at our news section on the website. Click on this link to view it-  Sheltering Hands Spring 2017  
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Spring 2017 Garage Sale

Sheltering Hands Spring Garage Sale- March 25th from 8-3 Spring is here and it is time for our semi-annual Spring Garage Sale! Our sale will be held on Saturday, March 25th from 8-3 at our Surgical Center on US Highway 27. Come early for the best selection and then come back from 1-3 when all items are half price. All proceeds support the cats of Sheltering Hands. Do you have some items that you could donate to help our cats? We would love to have your new or gently used items. We are not ...
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Upcoming Events

Sheltering Hands has some great events coming up in the next few weeks. The first is the National Adoption Event  February 17th-19th at PetSmart on State Road 200. Stop by our adoption center and meet some of our adoptable cats and kittens. You can view more of our adoptable cats at our Petfinder site. For more information about our available cats, please contact Gail at adoptions@shelteringhands.org or give her a call at (352)840-0663, option #1.   Do you enjoy social media? We are l...
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