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July 2020 News from PuRR Project Puerto Vallarta

July 02, 2020

Donations are the only source of funding to provide food, shelter, and veterinary care for the 200+ cats and kittens in residence at Purr Project, a no-kill feline shelter located just north of Puerto Vallarta.
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - Here's the latest news from Purr Project, a non-profit, no-kill feline shelter located just north of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, that provides homeless cats and kittens a recuperative stay with the ultimate goal of adopting them out to loving homes sterilized, vaccinated and disease free.

SHELTER UPDATE

As of this writing, we have 61 kittens in the clinic, various casitas or in foster homes. Overcrowding causes stress, and like with human children, one gets sick and it spreads quickly. Fortunately, we have Linda's Casita and Macho's House for the ones that are healthy and ready for adoption. PetCo reopened their weekend Adoption Center in June but kitten adoptions have been very slow so far.

The good news is that the old Isolation Bungalows were remodeled with a donation received last December from Terri and Gray Levi for that specific purpose. The three tiny bungalows were given a face lift and a fourth larger one was added. It has been a perfect place for nursing mothers and their litters. Most recently it has been home to the 10 little kittens dumped one day in June.

VOLUNTEERS: KITTEN KUDDLERS

We have a group of regular volunteers who normally help with our various fundraising events like Kitty BINGO and the big Garage Sale. After a few months of self-isolation and no fund raisers, they were feeling anxious to do SOMETHING to help. So the 'Kitten Kuddler Crew' was organized to start socializing the many little kittens in need of human attention at the PuRR Shelter.

Under the supervision of Dra. Eva, they meet each week and spend several hours playing with or just loving kittens... and sometimes are called into service in the clinic to help bathe them. Thank you Brenda Gill, Pat Fields, Sharon Rose, Marilyn Khan, Shanti Doelger and Christine Salidivar!

FEATURED FELINE: PEPPER

Pepper came to the shelter exactly five years ago as a rescue by John Culpepper and is now about 8 years old. She is very small, is calm and sweet and likes attention but does not demand it. She would make a great companion for someone who wants to adopt an older kitty.

The PuRR Senior Center has been her home for years, but a Furr-ever Home with someone to love her would be wonderful! Contact Linda at adopt(at)purrproject.com to adopt Pepper or any of our deserving cats.

PURR PROJECT 2021 CALENDAR

The 2021 Calendar is back from the printer and ready to go!! It is beautiful and full of PuRR cats and kittens in their natural shelter environment. You can order yours by contacting Bama at info(at)PurrProject.com. with your mailing information.

A donation of $25 each will cover mailing and you can pay online via PayPal or by check to our Delaware address. Marilyn will be leaving for the USA in mid July and can mail from there if you get your order in NOW! Otherwise, it will be sometime in the Fall before we can take orders again. A GREAT way to support the kitties and a great gift for your cat-loving friends!

GRACIAS! THANKS! MERCI! DANKE! ARIGATO!

Again, we so grateful to our faithful supporters and also some new friends who donated to PuRR last month! Many folks don't realize how much it takes in money and manpower to keep the shelter running. It's 7 days a week of feeding, constant cleaning and piles of laundry. Then there is the cost of giving medical care to 200+ felines. In addition the shelter supports two families with six young children. Thank you to: Shanti & Bob Doelger, Sharon Tognetti Weber, Victor & Tatiana Domilovskiy, Dolores Brittingham, Margaret & Jim Brown, Mary & Bob Fitzgerald, Kim Bonthron, Christine Salidivar, Sharon Trigg, John Grahan, Ken Fuerherm, Angie Hutchinson, Laurie Rice, Kathleen Atkins and Robert Weed.

For more Kitty News, please visit PurrProject.com.


PuRR Project is a Non-Profit shelter in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico that provides homeless cats and kittens a recuperative stay with the ultimate goal to adopt them out to loving homes. All of our residents have been sterilized, vaccinated and are disease free. We accomplish this through our own efforts as well as collaboratively with other animal welfare organizations. Both monetary donations as well as donations of dry cat food are most welcome and much appreciated. For more information, visit PuRRProject.com or send an email to info(at)PurrProject.com.