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Adopt A Stray and
The Melting Pot  

join forces 
to help stray
 cats and dogs.

                                                                                      

 

Join us for fondue, fun and charity.

Enjoy a four course dinner including cocktail
plus a silent auction and raffles.

 

$50.00 per person
  

Seating is limited please call 954-880-0808
to guarantee your seat today.

 

 

When:
Wednesday,
March 21, 2012
6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Where:
The Melting Pot
of Cooper City
5834 Flamingo Road, Cooper City, FL 33330

 

Click here for a list of our generous supporters.


To donate goods or services for our silent auction and raffles or
to purchase an ad in our event booklet and event recognition on our website

email us at info@adoptastray.ws or call us at 954-966-8382

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adopt A Stray Hosts
Multi-family Garage Sale
for Make a Difference Day
100 percent of proceeds go directly to the care of AAS animals
and to the spay/neutering of strays

 

When: Saturday, October 22, 2011 

7:30 am-about 2:00 pm

Where: 1730 NW 105 Ave, Pembroke Pines, FL 33026

 

 We are looking for new or slightly used donations to sell at the Garage Sale to raise money for the
stray and abandoned cats and dogs that Adopt a Stray rescues. We are accepting items such as:
clothing, appliances, furniture, kitchenware, house decor etc....

 

If you have items to donate to Adopt A Stray for the Garage Sale contact us at

954-966-8382 or info@adoptastay.ws

 

the wonderful kittens pictured below have all been rescued from the streets and are all available for adoption (9/5/11)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adopt A Stray Hosts
Multi-family Garage Sale
100 percent of proceeds go directly to the care of AAS animals
and to the spay/neutering of strays 

 

When:  Saturday, January 29   7:30 am-about 2:00 pm

Where: 1244 Harrison Street, East Hollywood, FL      

 

If you have gently used items to donate to
Adopt A Stray for the Garage Sale contact 
 

Manon at 786-295-4294 or manonb@bellsouth.net

 

the wonderful black or black and white cats pictured below have all been rescued from the streets
 and are all available for adoption (1/9/11)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TNR Success Story 

Tom Cat

Well meaning employees at a local corporate park started feeding a cute tabby with a fluffy tail.  Regular meals made her healthy enough to breed and breed she did.  Three litters  later they were feeding a colony of 7 cats and knew it wouldn't be long before 7 would turn into 70 if they didn't do something.  Adopt A Stray volunteers got involved and realized that since the cats were not socialized and would have an extremely  difficult time adjusting to human contact the best option was TNR (trap, neuter, return)  

Mom Cat

TNR is a proven method for controlling free roaming unsocialized cat populations.  Once trapped, immunized and neutered the cats not only have a healthier life but since cat colonies don't readily accept new arrivals the colony is eventually reduced to zero by natural attrition.  To accomplish this the following steps were needed:

  • Corporate park employees would raise money to help pay for the vet services.
  • Colony feeders were identified so they would stop feeding the cats the day before the trapping
  • Adopt A Stray volunteers would gather enough traps
    smelly food (to lure the cats in the traps), and
    blankets (to cover and calm the trapped cats). 
  • Adopt A Stray volunteers would provide transportation to and from the veterinary services
  • Adopt A Stray volunteers would care for the cats overnight
  • Adopt A Stray volunteers would return the cats the following day 

Fortunately the TNR was a HUGE SUCESSS.  Adopt A Stray volunteers were able to trap ALL 7 cats in one night.  They were sterilized, vaccinated and returned.   The corporate park employees will continue to feed the cats and these 7 wonderful cats (who touched the hearts of many despite their unsocial behaviors) will have a chance at healthier, happier lives thanks to the efforts of Adopt A Stray.

 

 

  

 

Adopt A Stray Garage Sale Huge Success!!

100 percent of the proceeds earned will help to feed, sterilize
and provide medical care for the 100's of cats in our care.

 

Thanks to everyone who donated and purchased items and
to the Banco Popular North America employees 
for their efforts on the day of the garage sale.

 

 

 

 

 

Adopt A Stray Hosts
Multi-family Garage Sale
for Make Difference Day
100 percent of proceeds go directly to the care of AAS animals
and to the spay/neutering of strays 

 

When:  Saturday, October 23   7:30 am-about 2:00 pm

Where: 1730 NW 105 Ave, Pembroke Pines, FL  33026

 

If you have items to donate to Adopt A Stray for the Garage Sale contact us at

 954-966-8382 or info@adoptastay.ws

 

 

 

 

 

Banco Popular North America Employees
Hold Luncheon Fundraiser for Adopt A Stray

 

 
This newborn kitten was found without it's mom and with a broken leg.

The Banco Popular employees recently held a luncheon and sold delicious "cat" cupcakes to raise $400 for Adopt A Stray. (see pictures below)

 

Adopt A Stray has rescued and found homes for many stray cats/kittens, the luncheon helps defray the cost of food, medical care and sterilization for the animals. Adoption fees do not cover those costs.

 

Adopt A Stray is an all volunteer organization and relies exclusively on private donations.   100% of all donations go directly to the care of our animals.

 

Check here to see how your donations can help.  http://www.adoptastray.ws/your-donation/

 

Adopt A Stray works diligently to help pet overpopulation through spay and neuter.   Click here for more information.

 

 

 

 

Adopt A Stray Volunteers Run
to Raise Money for the Animals

 

The volunteers of Adopt a Stray are up for the challenge.  What challenge???  Several of us have decided to run/walk in the Disney ½ (13.1 miles) and/or full marathon (26.2 miles) to help raise money for Adopt a Stray.  For most of us, this will be our first time participating in a half or full marathon.  It’s exciting and scary all at the same time. 

 

Yvette, one of our volunteers, ran her first marathon last year at Disney and has been motivating all of us to keep training.   Even if we are not training together  it’s exciting to hear about each other’s progress, and it keeps us striving to go further and faster.  Training in Florida is hot no matter what time we get out there, hopefully it will cool down so we don’t pass out J.   A few of the volunteers are actually running both the half (Saturday) and the full marathon (Sunday), this is called a “Goofy”, and you really have to be goofy to consider doing this.

 

The half marathon is on January 9, 2010 and the full marathon is on January 10, 2010 at Disney World located in Orlando Florida. 

 

Please help us raise money for Adopt a Stray by sponsoring us.  100% of all monies donated goes directly to help the animals.

 

Click on the Donate Now button to make a Sponsorship donation for one of our volunteers (don't forget to click on the Sponsorship Donation option), then
watch for an e-mail from
 donations@ adoptastray.ws to provide us with the name of the volunteer you want to sponsor.  
We will keep a running total of the sponsorship donations for each volunteer and include your name as one of the sponsors. 

 

 They did it!!!  Through sleet, snow and rain. Day 1 the walkers/runners got up at 3:00 AM, the temperature was 25 degrees Fahrenheit. They are all FLORIDEANS!!! They waited before the race began covered in blankets, in the freezing rain for the 1/2 Marathon to begin. Through these freezing cold conditions, they froze, sweated and froze again, temperatures kept getting lower, the sun never came out, but that did not stop them.

Why do they call it "Goofy"? Well after running 13.1 miles Yvette and Sherill ran the full 26.2 miles on Sunday. Running 39 miles in less than 24 hours, yeah its goofy.

Congrads to Yvette for her fast run and to Sherill for doing her first Marathon ever and making it a Goofy.

Thank you to the volunteers below who have spent months training for runs and especially to all you sponsors who allow Adopt A Stray to continue helping the strays we love.

To date donations are over $1700.00 , 3300.00 with more coming in...

Volunteer Names

Totals

Names of Sponsors
Desi Rodriguez  $525.00 Cindy Goldman, Manon Weisse, Diane Boullanger, Elizabeth Kuras, Amparo Toledo, Susan Holland, Jaye Lynn Piselli, Michael Shore, Bev Cowart, Donna Goodrich, Frances Rivera, Richard Gathright, Debbie Hokstad
Richard Rodriguez  $10.00 Cindy Goldman, Jaye Lynn Piselli
Yvette Veliz  $395.00 Cindy Goldman,  Ida Cardona, Nicole Garcia, Ellen Beckman, Yanessa Sanchez, Jaye Lynn Piselli, Laura Carson, Patrick Miliffe, Citrix
Sean McInernery  $120.00  Cindy Goldman, Vincent Cupri, Yanessa Sanchez, Jaye Lynn Piselli, Citrix
Sherill Overberg  $638.00 Cindy Goldman, Sherill Overberg, David Stump, Lilliana Torres, Jaye Lynn Piselli, Vivian Brown, Sandy Goldman, Howard & Liz Bates
Rick Overberg  $81.00  Cindy Goldman, David Stump, Jaye Lynn Piselli, Howard & Liz Bates

General

 $1635.00 Cindy Goldman, Jaye Lynn Piselli, Dawn Adamson, Phyllis Goldman, Anonymous, Judy and David Yorra

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joey and the Bean"cats"

3000 people lost their homes when they were evicted from their trailer park. They had no place to go and neither did their pets.  Adopt A Stray stepped up to the plate and offered to take in as many cats as we could.  The first kitty we named Joey, but as they came into our care one by one, the remainder were given "bean" names. 
Below are the lucky "bean" kitties that have been rescued and are looking forward to their new homes.
Joey Garbonzo "bean" Azuki "bean"
 Adopted Adopted  To describe this young cat is tricky. He is incredibly sweet and calm. He desperately wants to trust you and be with you. Azuki would be so happy just to crawl into bed or on your lap and feel the comfort of true security. He sometimes is unsure of himself and with a touch he feels love and starts his kneading. This kitty is so sweet and loving, he just needs his FOREVER home. His foster mom thinks he is the cats meow. 
Fava "bean" Lentil "bean" Navy "bean"

Fava is a very large male kitty with a big boy head. He has remarkable markings (classic tabby and white, in swirls).  He may look a little rough and tough, but has a very sweet demeanor. His meow sounds like it belongs to a little feminine kitty. Fava is affectionate and sweet, not sure how he would do around cats that are timid. Fava is just learning what toys are, but he learned about food right away. He has decided that food is something he likes to get everyday.

Adopted
Adopted
Chickpea Butter "bean" Pinto "bean"
 

 
Adopted

Butter was lucky, a little battered, but he was rescued. You can see it in his eyes, he is a very soulful cat. It is as if Butter can feel deeply, he looks at you, really looks at you. Butter has had a hard beginning, he is a bit beat up, but healing nicely. He loves to be around people and deserves a home where he can feel safe and loved. This delicious Butter Bean will be making his debut soon. If you are interested in meeting him, he can be shown by appointment. Forgot to mention, when Butter is really happy he loves to hold your hand...softly...with his mouth.

 Adopted

Lima "Bean"  Soy "Bean" Coral "Bean" 
 

Adopted

 

Adopted  and enjoying their new home.

 

 

Update: Adopt A Stray Garage Sale Success
100 percent of proceeds earned at our October 24th Garage Sale,
will help to feed, sterilize and provide medical care for the 100's of cats in our care.

Thanks to those who donated items and to the workers responsible for the Garage Sale sucess.

 

Multi-family Garage Sale
100 percent of proceeds go directly to the care of AAS animals

and to the spay/neutering of strays.

 

When:  Saturday, October 24   7:30 am-about 2:00 pm

      Sunday, October 25    8 am-12 noon

Where: 1730 NW 105 Ave, Pembroke Pines, FL  33026 

 

If you have items to donate to Adopt A Stray for the Garage Sale contact us at

 954-966-8382 or info@adoptastay.ws