Volunteer Orientation- November 4th

Our next general volunteer orientation will be on Saturday, November 4th from 12:30-1:30. We ask all potential volunteers to attend our general orientation before they begin volunteering. At this orientation, you will get an overview of all our programs and then have a chance to meet the volunteer coordinators in our programs so you can ask questions and learn more about how you can help. No need to sign up, just come on out! Our surgical center is on US Highway 27, about 9 miles west of I-75. F...
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National Adoption Event- November 10th-12th

Join us November 10th-12th for a National Adoption Event at PetSmart on State Road 200 in Ocala. We will have a delightful assortment of cats and kittens looking for a home for the holidays. Adoptions from 11-5 on Friday and Saturday, 11-3 on Sunday. From active kittens to loving lap cats, we have the perfect cat for your family. Come on out and speak with Gail and our adoption counselors so we can help match you with the right cat for your family. Be sure to ask about our seniors for senior...
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Sheltering Hands’ 10th Anniversary Open House-October 21st

  Join us on Saturday, October 21st to celebrate our 10th Anniversary from 11-4 at our Surgical Center on US Highway 27, 9 miles west of I-75. We will have tours of our surgical center and CoCo’s House. Tour participants will get to see “behind the scenes” as our volunteers explain what happens at each station in our surgical center. Tours at CoCo's House will show how we care for the cats in their own house, complete with a TV room. Looking for great food? We will have it. Our food area...
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A Delicious Fundraiser

Schwan's Foods is partnering with Sheltering Hands  until November 21st to raise funds for our organization. Visit our special Sheltering Hands’ Schwan’s Cares page for details. Sheltering Hands will receive 20% cash back on hundreds of delicious Schwan's food items and 40% on one E-Gift card! Remember, for us to get the credit, you need to start at our Schwan’s Care Sheltering Hands page. The holidays are coming and this is a great way to stock up on favorites and help our cats at the same t...
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Silent Auction Items

Sheltering Hands will be holding its 10th Anniversary Gathering on Saturday, October 21st from 11-4 at our Surgical Center on US Highway 27. As part of the activities, we will be holding a Silent Auction. If you have any items or services that you would be willing to donate, we would certainly appreciate it. Items should be in like new condition and be things that people would be likely to bid on at a silent auction. Other items that do well are tickets to events, gift cards to restaurants or lo...
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Quincy

  We would like you to meet a very special Sheltering Hands kitty. Say hello to Quincy. Dear Quincy is 9 weeks old. This darling boy is also deaf. Since he couldn't hear anyone trying to take his favorite toys, he decided to guard them as he took a nap! Quincy is looking for a very special family to love. If you would like to learn more about Quincy, please contact Gail at 352-840-0663, option #1. For information on caring for a deaf cat, please check out our Resources section for t...
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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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