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The Crash Pad For supporters and volunteers of Crash’s Landing and Big Sid’s Sanctuary firstname.lastname@example.org No-Kill 501C-3 Organization www.crashslanding.org (616) 821-6065 Spring/Summer 2010 Volume 1, Issue 1 New and Improved! Over the past few months, both shelters scratching posts, cube have undergone some much needed cubbies, window structural and cosmetic changes. Big Sid’s ledges, wall surround Von Trapp Sanctuary has walking tracks, high Dr. Jen got a call in February new windows perches, and let’s not 2010 about a cat that had its (that open), a new forget the supersized left hind leg caught in a wild kitchen floor (no “cat tree.” The cats are animal trap. Fortunately, the more rot), and a especially excited trap was not chained to any- refinished wood about these additions thing so the cat was able to floor. Crash’s since it allows them to drag itself to help. By the time Landing has a climb, observe, play, the cat got to the clinic, it was explore, socialize and clear that the leg had to come new cat check Super Cool! off. As if the trap weren't bad room , new win- sleep undisturbed. enough, Von Trapp (born dows and tile now replaces the carpet in Your donations (financial, products and 2/08) also had a horrible case the former intake area (no more smell!). labor) made these upgrades a reality. of ear mites and had damaged Plus, both shelters his own ears by scratching at have new interior FUTURE PLANS… them. Von Trapp has recov- (washable) paint. But Exterior building ered wonderfully. He gets the really exciting paint and paving around just fine on three legs. news is that thanks to projects. Also, re- His fur is growing back in the the creative talents area of the surgery. His ear pairs done on heat, mites are long gone. The and generosity of A/C, bathrooms and places he scratched himself Brinkman Builders, storage areas. raw have healed and the fur we now have some has grown back. He is a sweet, truly unique and su- Want to volunteer ZZZ’s Zone sweet boy. He is an absolute per functional cat your skills or just lover of a cat and has become tested furniture. Spiral help out with daily duties? Contact quite the lap cat. stair cases, sisal rope Brooke.Nienhuis@crashslanding .org. Visit our website for more in- Help us win up to $10,000. Vote daily for Crash’s Landing at The Animal Rescue website formation on Von Trapp and http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/clickToGive/shelterchallenge - START TODAY! our other kitties. www.crashslanding.org “The Scoop” from Dr. Jen - FLEA SEASON Latest Statistics Flea season is upon us and preventative flea control for 1) I can help with effective (As of 5/15) they are nasty to get rid of. your pets, let me know at treatment. 2) We need to Therefore, prevention is email@example.com make sure you do not Cats Rescued:2404 truly the key. Fleas have a volunteer inside the shelters four stage life cycle: egg, For more flea information - while you treat your pets for Adopted Out:1810 larva, pupa, and adult. They http://www.healthypet.com fleas. We cannot risk hav- Current Residents: can live a couple weeks to ing fleas brought into the several months. Treatment Volunteers- Please be aware shelters; this is also why we of your pets at home. If • Crash’s - 132 not only includes your pet, inspect all linens and pre- but also your home and your pets have fleas, please wash items prior to bringing • Big Sid’s - 113 yard. If you are interested in notify me for two reasons. them into the shelters. Sign-up to receive future newsletters via email. Send an “add me” message to firstname.lastname@example.org The Crash Pad email@example.com For supporters and volunteers of No-Kill 501C-3 Organization Crash’s Landing and Big Sid’s Sanctuary www.crashslanding.org 616) 821-6065 The Litter Box(es) - Where you will always find a treat! Help Wanted - Nail Trimmer SAVE THE DATE! Help Wanted - Garage Sale Staff Volunteer the first Saturday of each Garage Sale - June 10 thru 13 6/10 - 6/13 month from 9 am to Noon at the Al- Hours: Thurs thru Sat: 8am—8 pm Volunteers needed on Thursday, pine Pet Supplies Plus store trimming Friday, Saturday and/or Sunday. Sunday: 8am-6pm dog and cat nails for a $5 donation. Various shifts/tasks available. Work with 3 other people. Someone 1616 Diamond NE (indoors) Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org holds the animals for you. Located across the street from the Contact: email@example.com Crash’s Landing Shelter SAVE THE DATES! WISH LIST SAVE THE DATE! Cleaning supplies: Paper Texas Hold’em Tournaments towels and trash bags November 12th June 17-19: TJ’s Charity Card Room Pounce or Whiskas Cat Treats Crash’s Annual Wine & Art Event August 25-28: Woody’s Press Box at the Grand Rapids Hilton Hotel. October 13-16: Woody’s Press Box Wallflowers Fragrance Inserts Wine tasting provided by (Clean Mist or Brilliant Citrus) Cascade Winery Nov. 18-20: TJ’s Charity Card Room & any anti-bacterial soap $25/person Info: firstname.lastname@example.org from Bath & Body Works More details to come Wanted - Garage Sale Items SAVE THE DATES! Sponsorship Donations accepted Noon till 3 pm July 31st - Movie Premier of $20/month - One Cat on Sat. May 22, 29 & June 5 Cats & Dogs “Revenge of Kitty Ga- $35/month - Two Cats 1616 Diamond Ave (across from lore” at Celebration Cinema North $50/month - Three Cats Crash’s Landing). Please price tag $40/One time donations: Your $40 your non-clothing items. September 18, 11-3 covers the cost of medical care to Clothing does not need tags. Artisans for Animals: Robinette's get a new cat into the program - More details to come feline leukemia/FIV testing, vaccina- Questions?: email@example.com tions, deworming, neuter/spay Email firstname.lastname@example.org with suggestions and information for future newsletters The Crash Pad Crash’s Landing 1545 Diamond Ave., NE Grand Rapids, MI 49505