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June 2018 Newsletter

Spring has “sprung” and the warm weather has arrived! We are still reeling from the success of our 12th Annual Plant Sale to benefit the Shelter. With the support of our wonderful volunteers, growers, plant donors and all those of you who came to make purchases- we were able to raise over $17,000!!!! That’s something to PURR about!
Now that we have our beautiful plants in the ground, we are ready to do some spring cleaning. Did you know that we have crates, kennels and gates for sale at the shelter for just $10? Come on by and see if we have one that suits your needs!
SAVE THE DATE-July 14
On Saturday, July 14 from 8AM-3PM, one of our gracious supporters will be having a Yard Sale that will benefit the shelter. Keep an eye on our website andfacebook for location information (the event WILL NOT be held at the shelter).
Tigress came to us with some medical issues and was a bit “cranky” to say the least. We had our vet get her well and although she was healthy and ready to go to a loving home, her “torti-tude” at the shelter, often had her being overlooked.  She spent a bit of time as the queen of our fabulous cat community room and began really warming up to people. A lovely couple was ready to add this sassy girl to their family and Tigress was adopted!
 Her new parents said “On Friday my husband and I were lucky enough to take home the lovely Tigress. We love her to pieces, and we’re so happy to have her join our family. She absolutely hasn’t stopped purring ever since we brought her home. On the first night she even laid on my husbands lap (which I’m quite jealous of) and loves to sleep at the end of our bed. We have realized that some of the toys we bought she absolutely loves. (But specifically loves this brush I bought to help keep her fur looking gorgeous). She loves attention, and we love giving it to her! I just want to say a big thank you to the Manchester Animal Shelter for accepting our application. We are absolutely in love with her! Here is a picture of our beautiful girl laying on my husband’s lap the first night we got her! 💕”
 She can be seen above, in the “lap” of luxury. Tigress clearly just needed a home to call her own to let down her guard and be a love bug. We are so happy that she has found her forever home!
We have so many PAW-some events coming up in the next few months! We can’t wait to see you all out and about in our community – helping us to give Manchester’s stray , abandoned and abused animals- a better tomorrow! —-*Saturday, August 4th – Grab your friends and head to downtown Manchester! 9 local dining establishments have teamed up with the Shelter, Shipyard Brewingand Ice Pik Vodka for the “Manchester Mini Masters.”  Each location will make its own mini golf hole and invites you to come down and play 9 holes of mini golf while enjoying drink specials AND helping to support the Manchester Animal Shelter. For just $10 you can come join in the fun.  Registration and more information can be found by clicking HERE
*Saturday August 11th – Get your motors running and join us for the 13th Annual Cruisin’ 4 Critters Motorcycle Ride to benefit our 4Paws 4Vets program. Riders will pay $30, passengers $15, and if you don’t ride, join us after the ride at the Auburn Tavern for lunch, raffles, and music from Miketon and the Nightblinders. Non Rider tickets are just $10!  Click HERE to register today!  First 50 registrants get a FREE commemorative T-shirt.
Learn More About Upcoming Events
Miss Monique LOVES to LOVE!  She arrived at the shelter after her person moved and couldn’t take her along. She is a bit shell shocked to not be in her home, so she is not the most outgoing kitty right now. That said, if you sit with her and start gently petting her, she explodes into purrs and rolls over, just overjoyed to have your attention. Monique told us that she is wishing for a calm and quiet home where she can bask in the sun and be your lap kitty. She would probably do best in a home without dogs or children, although she is fine with other relaxed cats. A peaceful home with a quiet routine would suit her best. If the sound the loud purring of a cat to be a joyful one, then this pretty girl is the one for you. Come in to Petsmart Manchester to meet princess Monique soon! The hours when you can personally meet and interact with Monique are Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 6-8 pm, and Sunday from 1-3 pm.
Meet our current Adoptees
Puppies are so cute and snuggly, but this guy promises that you will not be disappointed by his good looks PLUS he has 10 years of snuggling experience that no one can compete with!
   Meet MEL! Mel is a sweet gentle, easy going guy who is looking for his retirement accommodations. Mel came to us as a stray and has wiggled his way into our hearts. He is happy to be laying near you and will always encourage an extra scratch or rub.
   Come in today to meet this handsome, distinguished, sweet, guy.  You won’t be disappointed!
OUR HUMANS
   This months volunteer spotlight is a “2-fer” because the women featured below work as a team every year to plan, operate, advertise, and even grow most of the plant items at our Annual Plant Sale to benefit the Manchester Animal Shelter.
   Kathy and Maria became friends while volunteering with cats at the shelter and share their love of gardening by helping us raise close to $20,000 each year with their passion for animals and gardening. We appreciate all they do for the shelter and our residents!
Become a Volunteer!
  Next Sunday is Father’s Day! Still looking for a way to show the Dad in your life, that you are the worlds most thoughtful kid!?  We have the perfect gift for you to do just that!
  Cage sponsorship or a custom engraved brick in our gorgeous courtyard are both available for the perfect gift option for any occasion!  Check out the links below