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Sunday, September 28, 2008

Another Tatiana photo

She has been cranky for 3 different photographers.
She has been living with other cats and chihuahuas.

Cranky cats need love too says Tatiana

This gorgeous cat came to Citizens for Animal Protection so emaciated
that it was thought she was too far gone to save and that she would have
feleuk or FIV. Shelters can't afford to test all 4 year old cats for
diseases so she was scheduled for euthanasia. I'm not very experienced
at cats but wanted to try to save her because Snowshoe cats are usually
very adoptable. She tested negative for both.
"No good deed goes unpunished" fits in the rescue world time and time
again. Tatiana rewarded me for saving her by getting better nicely
and turning into the Wicked Cat. She became so nasty at the shelter
she was politely asked to leave. It couldn't be the stress, at my house
she has a VERY noisy parrot to contend with so noise is not a problem.
Now she's back with me to try and get her adopted thru the shelter
website to someone willing to let her chill quite a while before
expecting her manners to return.
Of course I have to say she is prettier than her picture indicates!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Be careful buying recycled pet supplies on Craigslist (or anywhere)

Recycled pet supplies are great for several reasons, not just the price! One reason I founded Pet

Stuff Resale, before the current "green" wave, was to keep plastic out of landfills.
It is a buyer beware situation in the secondary market however.

This Oceanic fish tank is a perfect example. Someone has one like it on Craigslist here in Houston. What is not stated is that hoods and lights are no longer made for this
hex shape so the tank is worth less. It is so common to buy hoods and lights separately that
a casual buyer might not think to question it.

Pet Stuff Resale has this tank for 48.00, lower than the Craigslist posting, but
with the note that the lights are no longer manufactured. My personal integrity
(raised by a Southern mom!) demands honesty with my clients.
An acrylic top could be made and with more work a mesh top as this would
be great for something like Fire Bellied Toads.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Dog crates for Ike rescue dogs at Pet Stuff Resale

New and used wire and plastic crates are available for the many dogs
needing temporary housing. If you are fostering a lost dog or sharing
your home with someone who has a dog, Pet Stuff Resale will discount
a new wire crate for you.
Some other types of pet cages are available also.
call 936-931-2525

Monday, September 8, 2008

Multiple uses for pet cages

One of the fun things about my job is finding different uses for cages.
My favorite was the large flight cage for finches that was next used to house 2 snakes.
This is a ferret/rabbit/small mammal cage that could also be used to
acclimate feral kittens. I've used it as a playyard for small puppies.
As with every item at Pet Stuff Resale, it is disinfected before being sold.
It has more ramps and is 60.00.
Pet Stuff Resale is a great place for people who foster animals!