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                                                     www.carolines-kids.org                                                                          Winter 2009
                                                       2008 FINALIST for ANIMAL PLANET’S “CAT HERO OF THE YEAR”



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                                                                Valentino, Rudy and Pete                                            (l to r)


                                                                       To give cats who are adoptable an opportunity for a permanent, loving home through adoption.
                                                                            To provide life-long care and love in a cageless sanctuary to old and special needs cats.
                                                                            To promote the precious value of each feline life regardless of age, illness or handicaps.




                                                            CAROLINE’S KIDS PET RESCUE – “CATS                                     CAROLINE’S”
        2008 FINALIST for ANIMAL PLANET’S “CAT HERO OF THE YEAR”                                                                      2008 FINALIST for ANIMAL PLANET’S “CAT HERO OF THE YEAR”

                                                                              - REMEMBER -                                             Heavenly Thanks to our                                                                    People Honor
    Just Judie                                                        Caroline’s Kids is a 501 (c) (3) and all your
                                                                             donations are tax deductible.
                                                                                                                                         Memorial Donors:                                                                        In honor of Timmy Calabrese
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      on his 1st Birthday
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Remembered and honored by his
    Happy New Year to                                                                                                                                                       In loving memory of
                                                                                                                                  In loving memory of Peanut                                                                          Great-Aunt Cathy Mayne
    everyone and God bless                                                                                                                                                  Reno
    each of you in 2009 in                                    HUNGRY TUMMIES!                                                       Dear 21 year old cat of Joe and
                                                                                                                                    Anita Zaborowski                          The best kitty and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            People Memorials
    every way.                                                                                                                      August 4, 2008                            companion ever for
                                                              PLEASE HELP FEED THE CATS                                                                                       over 13 years. Reno
    2008 has been a wonderful                                                                                                     In loving memory of Herbie                                                                     In memory of Paul Newman
    year in so many ways
                                                              WITH DONATIONS OF FOOD.                                               Deeply loved 19 year old cat of           will be in our hearts                                 Remembered by Marianne Prax
                                                                                                                                    Connie Coy.                               forever, we miss and
    for Caroline’s Kids Pet Rescue, the cats of                Call Judie at 440-449-3496                                                                                     love you. December 2, 2008. Adrienne                In memory of Ruth Nelson
                                                                                                                                    His “Mom” cherished every minute
    Caroline’s and myself personally.                                                                                               with him, he knew love that was so        and Hans aka mommy and daddy.                     Remembered by George and Peg Geyer
    In 2008 we had increased our adoptions by 45% to
    wonderful forever loving homes.                                       Thanksgiving 2008                                         special. August 22, 2008
                                                                                                                                  In loving memory of Omar
                                                                                                                                                                            In memory of Motor
                                                                                                                                                                              Dear 17 years 11 month old cat of Jim
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   In memory of Patricia Eye
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Remembered by Marlyn Dugan and Norma Moses

    The cats saw so many changes in the sanctuary,                                                                                  Dear cat of Vickie and Tommy              and Gina Moyer.                                 In loving memory of Joan Burgett
    the biggest being the new gardens that they all                                                                                 Cowan                                     January 9, 2008                                  Remembered by her daughter Peggy Blair
    look out onto and enjoy seeing birds, ducks,                                                                                    Remembered by Larry, Cinidy and         In loving memory of Baby Patches                   In loving memory of Melvin Lace
                                                                                                                                    Simon Mittman                             Loved & remembered by all his friends at                     Remembered by
    geese, deer and squirrels.
                                                                                                                                  In loving memory of our dear                Mold Masters. October 16, 2008              Deborah Ting, D.V.M.          Kay Erjavec
    For Thanksgiving Day, the sanctuary was buzzing
    with volunteers not only cleaning but passing                                                                                 RHETT                                     In memory of Bella                               Colleen Crowe        Mr. & Mrs. Chris Gercar
                                                                                                                                    19 years and                                                                          Kenneth Liebernauer     Mr. & Mrs. Larry Stewart,
    out individual plates of roasted turkey to each                                                                                                                           Remembered by James Noury                                                Brent & Keith
                                                                                                                                    2 months ago                                                                             Debby Boesch
    and every one of the 220 cats. They all had their                                                                                                                       In memory of Dear Jenny                           Bertha Allen            Mrs. Melvin Lace
                                                                                                                                    you came into
    own plate and were so excited and enjoyed their                                                                                 our lives and                             Very loved 16 year old cat of Kathy            Lillian Farmer
    holiday feast. What better way for each of us to                                                                                every day was                             Plummer and husband Scott Collins
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              In loving memory of Paul Kolsom
    enjoy our day seeing the cats enjoy theirs.           No cats went hungry at the great                                          special with                            In memory of                                                   Remembered by
    A wonderful happening for Caroline’s in 2008:         turkey feast!                                                             you. You were the most pampered         the Dear Cats of Caroline’s                     Elizabeth Strauss           James Karcher
    Kris Lennon, one of our dedicated volunteers                                                                                    kitty, hand fed, loved and carried        Mimi - August 2, 2008 at 13 years           Lois Locher & Family      MaryAnn Domanovic
                                                                                                                                    about. God took you peacefully            Bubbles - August 4, 2008 at 7 years
    who adopted Phoenix ( many of you will                                                                                          in your own bed to the Rainbow
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Virginia Whitmer            Sharon Austen
    remember Phoenix’s story), along with other                                                                                                                               Carmel - August 29, 2008 at 11 years       MaryLou & Edward Kubu         Virginia Wright
                                                                                                                                    Bridge.                                   Gadget - September 8, 2008 at                   Doris Schmid        Dr. & Mrs. Thomas Stellato
    volunteers nominated me for Animal Planet’s                                                      Penny in th                    You are so loved and missed.
    “Cat Hero of the Year” award. Kris’ letter was                                             ventures out of e Feral Room         Tom & Judie Brown and your
                                                                                                                                                                                        15-1/2 years                       Carolyn Hanusosky             Tom Marous
                                                                                                              he
    chosen to put us in the top 10 finalists from 8,292                                         enjoy her own r trash can to        special love, Dawn.                       Lestat - September 10, 2008                     Mary Karcher               Cathy Mayne
                                                                                                              plate of turkey                                                 Bella - October 2, 2008 at 10+ years              Ed Cerney              Pamela Schmidt
    entries in two categories nationwide. I thank each                                                                        .     September 28, 2008
                                                                                                                                                                              Ash - October 5, 2008 at 5 weeks                Sarah Cerney              Joan Cameron
    of you who voted and sent along so many well-                                                                                 In loving memory of George                                                                William Karcher          Nancy Jean Fleischer
                                                                                                                                                                              Cinder - October 10, 2008 at 6 weeks
    wishes.                                                                                                                         Dear special cat of Kris Lennon.                                                         Cynthia Martin
                                                                                                                                                                              Webster - October 12, 2008
    It was a humbling experience for me and so                                                                                      November 13, 2008                         Bandit - October 15, 2008 at 10 years
    overwhelming considering the number of entries.                                                                               In loving memory of Buzz                    Autumn - October 30, 2008 at 10 years         Pets In Honor Of
    But, none of this is possible without dedicated                                                                                 Dearly loved little boy kitty of          Parker - December 12, 2008 at 5 years
    caring volunteers, staff and all our generous                                                                                   Sue Koren.                                Alice - December 15, 2008 at 14 years      In Honor of Noah, Rosie and Zach (a.k.a. Otis)
                                                                                                                                    November 21, 2008                         Jack - December 17, 2008 at 6 weeks             Remembered and honored by Diana Shaffer
    donors who support the cats in so many ways.
    For this I thank each of your personally for all                        Room had                                              In loving memory of Quinn                   Nemo - December 29, 2008 at 12 years               In Honor of Chessie Zivich
    you do.                                                Sam B in the FiV                                                         Deeply loved 10 month old kitten                                                         Remembered and honored by Michael Zivich
                                                                              s....
                                                           seconds, and third                                                       of Emily Sanders.                                                                           In Honor of Simon Mittman
    I know we are all looking forward to this year
                                                                                                                                    December 16, 2008                                                                        “Son” of Cindy and Larry Mittman
    improving in many areas, times will still be rough
    for so many, the furkids need our continued                                                 Each cat had his/her own plate.                                                                                               Remembered and Honored by Vicky Cowan
    support and I thank you in advance for whatever
    you can do to help.
    We are always in need of volunteers in so many
                                                                     Caroline’s Kids Pet Rescue                                   Our Wish List for Donations includes:                                                   It has been brought to my attention by donors and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          volunteers that due to the rising postal rates, I
                                                                               P.O. Box 24068                                     u Money for:                           u Donations to our Roger Fund                    should eliminate sending thank you cards. If you
    areas. If any of you are interested in helping at
                                                                                                                                    • Medicine                                                                            do not want to receive a thank you note, please
    the sanctuary, please contact me at 440-449-3496.                    Mayfield Heights, Ohio 44124                                                                      for critically ill or injured cats.            make a notation on your donation. All money goes
                                                                                                                                    • Special Diet Foods
                                                                                                                                    • Veterinary Care - Weekly           u Gift Cards to:                                 to the care of the cats, saving on stamps does
                                                                             SANCTUARY LOCATION                                     • Spay/Neuter                           • PetSmart                                    really help! I appreciate your understanding.
                                                                           Caroline’s Kids Pet Rescue                                                                       • Pet Supplies Plus                           Know that I am grateful for your continued
                                                                  7394 Morley Road • Concord Twp., Ohio 44077                     u	Postage Stamps                          • Office Max                                  support.
                       Caroline’s Kids is a 501 (c) (3) and all your donations are tax deductible.

2                CAROLINE’S KIDS PET RESCUE – “CATS                                          CAROLINE’S”                                         CAROLINE’S KIDS PET RESCUE – “CATS                                                  CAROLINE’S”                              7
      2008 FINALIST for ANIMAL PLANET’S “CAT HERO OF THE YEAR”                                                                                          2008 FINALIST for ANIMAL PLANET’S “CAT HERO OF THE YEAR”

  With deep gratitude for the “team
of volunteers who gave up Labor Day
                                                 2008 Tree Lighting                                                                                 CALENDAR                                   I would like to help Caroline’s Kids Pet Rescue by:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             (check all that apply)
weekend fun to paint the outside of the
sanctuary.                                                                                                                                          OF EVENTS                                          _____ Volunteering    _____ Adopting a “furkid”
  A big thank you to Eric Distler who                                                                                                                                                          Please note cat’s name __________________ sponsoring a “furkid”
drove in from Washington, DC just to                                                                                                               Please cut out and use as a reference for                  _____ Donating Supplies (please indicate below)
head up this team and give of his entire                                                                                                               our fundraisers. Call our office at
weekend to help Caroline’s Kids.                                                                                                                     440-449-3496 for information on the       ___ CONDOS TO HIDE IN                       	    •	2	Cases	of	Fancy	Feast	Pate’
  To Dave and Ellen Distler, Tom Brown,                                                                                                                 events and to purchase tickets.                                                           Varieties per month
                                                                                                                                                                                               ___ CAT TREES TO CLIMB ON
Joel Botker, Mike Marcum, I thank you                                                                                Keeping warm by the fire.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ___ DRY FOOD
for all your climbing, painting, lifting,
stretching waaay up high to make the
                                                                                                                                                                April 3                        ___ CAT BEDS
                                                                                                                                                                                               	   •	Self-warming	thermal	cat                  (1500# per month)
house look so beautiful and fresh. And to                                                                                                          Drawing at the Sanctuary                                                                	   •	Purina	Cat	Chow	
                                                                                                                                                                                                     cushions
you, Dave, for choosing such a great new                                                                                                                                                                                                   	   •	Dad’s	Gourmet	Urinary
color for the house.                                                                                                                               for a Toshiba 42” LCD TV.                   ___ PAPER TOWELS important                        Tract Formula
                                                                                                                                                     Please cut out tickets in this                (150 rolls per month)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ___ TREATS
                             Joel Botker - on                                                                                                                newsletter                        ___ BLEACH important                        	   •	Friskies	Salmon	&	Shrimp	
                             porch, Dave                                                                                                                                                                                                         treats in pink foil packet -
                             Distler - on                                                                                                                         •••••                        ___ LITTER
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 tender variety
                              ladder work on                                                                                                                                                   	   •	Premium	Choice	Scoopable
                              the front of the
                                                                                                                                                       May 14, 15, 16                              We use 3000# per month                       _____ Donating to
                               house             November Dinner/Auction at the                                                                        Annual Garage Sale                      ___ FOOD                                         _____ Caroline’s Kids
                                                                                                                                                                Willoughby                         13.5 oz. cans (864 per month)                         (see below)
                                                 Kirtlander                                                                                           We are in need of large and small        	   •	Friskies	flavors	of:                  ____ $10 - Fur Bucks
                                                                                                                                                     items, small furniture, NO clothing.              - Ocean Whitefish & Tuna
                                                                                                                                                                                                       - Turkey & Giblets                  ____ $20 - Pet Pounds
                                                                                                                                                       Call Ann or Jenny: 440-942-4758
                                                                                                                                                                                                       - Beef & Liver Dinner               ____ $30 - Meow Money
                                                                                                                                                                  •••••                        	   •	Whiskas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ____ $50 - Kitty Kash
                                                                                                                                                               June 20                                 - Chicken & Tuna Dinner
                                                                                                                                                                                                         (Ground type only)                ____ $100 - Feline Funds
                                                                                                                                                    Birthday Bash for the Cats                 	   •	9	Lives                               ____ Other - $ _______________
                                                                                                                                                                                                    5 oz. cans (240 per month)
                                                                                                                                                   1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at the Sanctuary                   - Tuna with Cheese
                                                                                                                                                                  •••••                                - Tuna with Egg
                                                                                                                                                                                                       - Plain Tuna Select
                                                                                                                                                               June 26
                                                                            MEMBERSHIP                                                              Annual Raffle Drawing                               Please make checks payable to: Caroline’s Kids Pet Rescue

                                                             Caroline’s Kids Pet Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.                            at the Sanctuary
                                                      We rely on memberships and donations to care for the 220 cats in our Concord                 Tickets will be sent out in April.          Name:
                                                                                   Township sanctuary.
                                                                            •	All	donations	are	tax	deductible                                                    •••••                        Address:

          Eric Distler
                         paints all th
                                                                        Become a member today!
                                                              Just fill in the blanks and return with your check marked membership.
                                                                                                                                                           November 7                          City:                                            State:                 Zip:
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                                                  [     ] $25.00   Individual     [      ] $35.00   Family       [     ] $75.00       Supporting
                                                                                                                                                           December 6                                               Caroline’s Kids Pet Rescue
                                                                                                                                                                                                          P.O. Box 24068, Mayfield Heights, Ohio 44124
                                                                                           Caroline’s Kids Pet Rescue                                 Tree of Love Lighting                             Non-profit 501(c)(3). Donations are tax-deductible
                                                                                      P.O. Box 24068 • Mayfield Heights, Ohio 44124
                                                                                                                                                            at the Sanctuary
 Lunch break from painting


6              CAROLINE’S KIDS PET RESCUE – “CATS                                                   CAROLINE’S”                                                   CAROLINE’S KIDS PET RESCUE – “CATS                                           CAROLINE’S”                       3
        Shelter founder needs your vote
    Caroline’s Kids Pet Rescue owner nominated for ‘Cat Hero of Year’
                                                                                                                                                                         et Your Tickets Now
                                                                                                                                                                       g                    !
                                                                                                                                                                                         Big Raffle!
                     Jenny May
               JMay@News-Herald.com

    Cast your vote
    Between 12:01 a.m. Monday and 11:59 p.m.
    Oct. 13, people can help propel
                                                                                                                                                                          Through the generosity of the                                                           TV valued
    Brown and the nonprofit organization to first
    place by voting for her online at                                                                                                                                  following donors, Caroline’s Kids is                                                       at $1300!
    www.animalplanet.com.
                                                                                                                                                                          raffling a Toshiba 42” LCD TV.
   To the more than 200 rescued felines housed at Caroline’s
Kids Pet Rescue in Concord Township, founder Judie Brown                                                                                                                    Donors who made this raffle possible are:
is viewed as nothing short of a hero.
   With a little help from the community, Brown, who
                                                                                                                                                                      Florence Arday                       Judy Polshek Goodman
operates the sanctuary for abandoned, sick and abused cats,                                                                                                           Collen and Mark Bailis               Cathy Mayne
could receive the recognition nationally.                                                                                                                             Beverly Clipper                      Frank Mezget
   Brown has been selected as one of 10 finalists in the                                                                                                              Dorothy Conrad
Animal Planet “Cat Hero of the Year” contest.                      Reprinted with permission of the News-Herald                                                                                            Nancy Vereshak
   Between 12:01 a.m. Monday and 11:59 p.m. Oct.                   Photo: Maribeth Joeright                                                                           Brian Ersek                          Anonymous
13, people can help propel Brown and the nonprofit                 Story: Jenny May                                                                                   Snow Brothers Appliance
organnization to first place by voting for her online at www.    Judie Brown, founder of Caroline’s Kids Pet Rescue in Concord Township, has been chosen as one of
animal planet.com
   Only one vote per e-mail address will be accepted.
                                                                 10 finalists in the Animal Planet “Cat Hero of the Year” contest.
                                                                                                                                                                      Tickets are $5.00 each or 6 for $25.00
                                                                 Brown only in the “Cat Hero of the                 $5,000 donation is much needed for
The first-place winner of the contest will receive a $5,000      Year” category.                                    Caroline’s Kids.                                       Please cut out the ticket(s) below and if you
donation to his or her organization.                                A panel of judges determined                       Food, litter, medicine, maintenance                                                                               Winner can pick up TV at our office or it will
   “This really is quite an honor,” said Brown, who with her     the finalists for each contest based               and utilities for the sanctuary total                    wish to buy more tickets or sell tickets,
husband Tom, founded Caroline’s Kids eight years ago. “It’s                                                                                                                                                                                 be sent UPS to out of state winner.
                                                                 on level of commitment and time                    $15,000 a month. In addition, the                                 copies are accepted.
very humbling to have someone think enough of us to even         devoted to their cause; level of                   building is in need of a new roof.
participate in the finals.”
   Brown was nominated for the contest in March by shelter
                                                                 accomplishment and impact of
                                                                 actions; and inspirational value,
                                                                                                                       If she wins, Brown will need to
                                                                                                                    show Animal Planet, via photos or
                                                                                                                                                                                  Drawing will be held April 3, 2009 at the Sanctuary
volunteer Kris Lennon.                                           sincerity and credibility, said Laura              video, how the shelter used the prize.
   In her nomination letter, Lennon explained how Brown          Sullivan, vice president of marketing                 She said those who vote for her will
and Caroline’s Kids staff rescued a cat name Phoenix, who        for Animal Planet Media.                           be showing support for the shelter
had been left for dead on the side of a road, nearly frozan to      “Animal Planet’s Hero of the                    cats, volunteers and staff.                      Name ___________________________         Name ___________________________      Name ___________________________
death with garbage stuck to his fur.                             Year contest recognizes the unsung                    “There are many, many people
   After shelter staf nursed the cat back to health, Lennon      heroes of the animal community,”                   behind the scenes that have made it              Complete Address __________________      Complete Address __________________   Complete Address __________________
adopted him.                                                     Sullivan said. “Every day our finalists            possible to get his far,” Brown said.
   The incident is just one of many heartwarming endings         give selflessly of themselves for                  “Caroline’s Kids would not be here
that have come out of Caroline’s Kids, Lennon said.                                                                                                                  ________________________________         ________________________________      ________________________________
                                                                 the welfare of animals, and Animal                 without the people like my husband,
   Officials from Animal Planet said a total of 8,292 people     Planet is honored to recognize the                 Tom, and the dedicated volunteers and
from across the U.S. were nominated for the “ Cat Hero of                                                                                                            City, ____________________________       City, ____________________________    City, ____________________________
                                                                 extraordinary efforts of these animal              staff that work behind the scenes.”
the Year” contest and another online Animal Planet contest       advocates.”                                           For more information on Caroline’s
called “Hero of the Year.”                                                                                                                                           State, Zip_________________________      State, Zip_________________________   State, Zip_________________________
                                                                    Brown, a Mayfield Heights                       Kids, visit www.carolines-kids.org.
   The two contests are separate and voters can vote for         resident, said the contest prize of a
                                                                                                                                                                     Phone Number_____________________        Phone Number_____________________     Phone Number_____________________

                                                 Thank you to
                                                 Nick Zuber (r)                                                                                                      Name ___________________________         Name ___________________________      Name ___________________________
                                                who shared his
                                                raffle winnings                                                                                                      Complete Address __________________      Complete Address __________________   Complete Address __________________
                                                to help the cats                                                                                                     ________________________________         ________________________________      ________________________________
                                                 of Caroline’s.
                                                                                                                                                                     City, ____________________________       City, ____________________________    City, ____________________________

                                                                                                                                                                     State, Zip_________________________      State, Zip_________________________   State, Zip_________________________

    Thank You!                                                                  Memorial Jr. High 7th Graders deliver food, litter and gifts
                                                                                to the shelter. With Ellen (Shelter mgr.) L to R: Sean Risley,
                                                                                Jordan King, and Tyler Davis.
                                                                                                                                                                     Phone Number_____________________        Phone Number_____________________     Phone Number_____________________



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