A Public Service Message

The following video was created by one of the fine student volunteers at Dogs and Cats Forever, Shannon Kelley. Its a great public service announcement for spaying and neutering your pets. If you didn’t already know Dogs and Cats Forever has a low cost spay and neuter program where you can buy a voucher from the shelter and take your pet to any of four participating vets on the Treasure Coast. Just call or stop by the shelter for more information.

A Comedy Show and Fundraiser to Support Dogs and Cats Forever

Please join us for an evening of laughs, fun and fond memories. Our good friend, Bob Kantor, of Carpets Etc., Port St Lucie is hosting the a Comedy Show and fundraiser. A portion of the cost of your ticket(s) sales will be donated to Dogs and Cats Forever, Inc.

Tickets are available at our Thrift Store or at the address listed on the flyer.

PLEASE, make sure you tell them that you are purchasing your ticket(s) (either by cash or check payable to Bob Kantor) to benefit Dogs and Cats Forever.

For additional information please call Julie Paterson of Dogs and Cats Forever, Inc. at 772-285-7625.

Thank you for supporting Your Treasure Coast’s No Kill Animal Sanctuary.

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A Wine Tasting and Fundraiser

Simply Timeless Boutique for their one year anniversary is hosting a wine tasting and fundraiser to help support Dogs and Cats Forever, Inc.

When: April 11th 2014 From 6:00 PM to 10 PM
Where: Simply Timeless Boutique 12 A SW Osceola St. Stuart Florida, 34994

WWW.SIMPLYTIMELESSBOUTIQUE.COM

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A Job Well Done!

Liz_SushiBeing a non-profit no kill animal shelter is no easy task. Ask any of the number of volunteers who assist Dogs and Cats Forever, Inc. on a regular basis. Money is always tight, help is sometimes short. Every donation whether its a can of food or as simple as a dollar bill is always accepted with grace and humility on behalf of the dogs and cats entrusted to the care of the shelter.

One such volunteer in 2013 stands out. Liz Levanti, a sixteen year old sophomore at Lincoln Park Academy in Ft. Pierce started a donation drive for the animals at Dogs and Cats Forever, Inc. As part of her curriculum in the International Baccalaureate program offered through the school, Liz volunteered at Dogs and Cats Forever throughout the summer and fall of 2013. She took pictures of dogs and cats, started a Facebook page to keep people updated on the status of the fund drive and also displayed pictures in her mothers salon.

Liz raised more then $3500 in cash and donated goods to assist the animals at Dogs and Cats Forever, Inc.

It’s not everyday a person walks through the front door and donates such a significant amount of money and items. Its not every day a sixteen year old high school sophomore does it when her peers are spending the summers and weekends at the movies and beach.

Today Dogs and Cats Forever recognizes Liz for her fantastic achievements with a pizza lunch. Oh did I mention Liz is spending a portion of her spring break volunteering at the shelter? She is.

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Liz, on behalf of all the animals at Dogs and Cats Forever, Inc. we thank you for your hard work and selfless dedication to this organization. The animals and staff are very proud of you and know you will continue to succeed and go far in life with the attitude you have.

The animals and staff of Dogs and Cats Forever, Inc. thanks all the volunteers and community who donate to the organization whether its time, money, goods and services.

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Save The Date Wine Lovers

Its another Endless Summer Winery function to benefit Dogs and Cats Forever, Inc.

If you enjoy wine, food, music and fun, then you do not want to miss this event. Mark those calendars and come on out for a great time.

When: Sunday 3/23/2014 12Noon to 5pm
Where: Endless Summer Winery 4200 Johnston Rd. Fort Pierce, Florida

https://www.endlesssummerwine.com/index.php

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Annual Dogs and Cats Forever Dinner and Show

Update: Tickets are now on sale at our thrift store located at 1762 SW Bayshore Blvd. PSL. Fl. Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 4pm.

You can also purchase tickets at the following link: Tickets

D&C_Dinner1Chef Jacques Schlock le Bloch, France’s leading wine connoisseur, is touting his own varietals as well as the opening his new St. Lucie restaurant, Escargot Mais Oui! Eatery. But, does his sommelier, Candy Coq Au Vin, have something to hide, or is she just there to pop his cork? Petula Pignoli, famous Italian songstress, is also present…but what exactly are she and local party planner, Tiffany Tira-Misu, cooking up? There are shenanigans galore, and it’s up to the summoned detective and the guests to figure out who wants to stomp out the competition…permanently!

2014 Calendars

Calendar_1The famous and widely anticipated Dogs and Cats Forever 2014 Calendars are finally available. You can purchase a calendar at both the shelter as well as the thrift store. The calendars are $10.00 each which goes directly to help dogs and cats at the shelter.

Dogs and Cats Forever thanks all the sponsers and communities support of the premiere No-Kill Animal Shelter of the Treasure Coast.

Photographs proudly provided by: Shannon DiBenedetto, Captured Memories Photography!

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2013 Holiday Events

We have some upcoming events for December you do not want to miss. Mark those calendars!

The 2013 Christmas House  presented by JW Salveson and Jerome Sangalli will run from December 12th through December 18th benefiting Dogs and Cats Forever, Inc. Over fifty decorated trees and 35,000 lights. From 6pm to 10pm each night and  Santa Clause will there each night.

Located at 273 SW Starflower Ave, Port Saint Lucie, 34984. Information at 954-816-4094Christmas house 2013

December 15th at the shelter, Dogs and Cats Forever, Inc. will have Pictures with Santa. Bring your pets, bring your kids. Get pictures with Santa. Pictures with Santa will run from 11am to 4pm. The shelter is located at 4600 Selvitz Road, Ft. Pierce, Florida 34981

There is will be a bake sale, (Treats for kids and pets!) Holiday picture frames, Raffles, prizes, Ornaments, Holiday decorations and much more. This has historically been a great time for pets and kids. Want to laugh and get into the holiday spirit? This event is for you. Tell your friends, tell your family. Come out and join us for a great time!santa 10 18

Endless Summer Vineyard and Winery

Endless_WineLooking for something fun to do this coming Sunday 11/10/2013? Want to have fun and support your favorite No Kill Animal Shelter on the Treasure Coast? Look no further.

Endless Summer Vineyard and Winery is hosting an event Sunday with a  food and wine tasting. Staff members and volunteers of Dogs and Cats Forever will be there to mingle and give you information about the shelter and organization.

Dogs and Cats Forever, Inc will be the featured charity for this particular event.

If you’re looking for a good time and enjoy great wine and food you may want to pencil this one into your calendar. It’s an event not to be missed.

Advanced tickets can be purchased for $8.00 or $9.00 the day of the event. Advanced tickets can be bought online here:

https://www.endlesssummerwine.com/product_detail.php?id=51

Endless Summer Vineyard and Winery is located:

4200 Johnston Rd
Fort Pierce, FL 34951

You can also call them for more information:

772-460-0500

Check out there website here:

https://www.endlesssummerwine.com/index.php

Get your friends and family together. Come on out and support your No Kill Animal Shelter and have a great time with food, wine music and friends. We can’t wait to see you there.

2014 Enjoyment Books

The 2014 Enjoyment books are finally here. For as little as $35 you will receive a coupon book for fine dining, fast food, recreation, golf, auto service, dry cleaning and more. All coupons are either 2 for 1 or 50% off. Each book sold brings in $10 for Dogs and Cats Forever, Inc. You can eat out three times and the book pays for itself. Get them while they last and take advantage of some great savings at your favorite restaurants and stores around the area. When you win, the dogs and cats at the shelter win. We are selling the books at the shelter and the thrift store. Don’t wait. These go fast!2014_Enjoyment_Book

Shelter Address:
Dogs and Cats Forever, Inc.
4600 Selvitz Road
Fort Pierce, Florida, 34981
Phone number:(772)489-5454

Thrift Store Address:
1762 SW Bayshore Blvd.
Port St. Lucie, FL. 34984
Phone number: (772)879-6002

 

Dogs and Cats Forever Newsletter

The Dogs and Cats Forever, Inc. Fall edition of the newsletter is now available. If you would like to be added to the Dogs and Cats Forever newsletter mailing list, you can also subscribe here http://dogsandcatsforever.com/news/newsletter-sign-up/

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Shaggy Day Fundraiser

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Mark your calendars September 29th, 2013. Dogs and Cats Forever, Inc is having a fundraiser at the shelter on Selvitz Road.

  • Live Entertainment
  • Bounce House
  • Face Painting
  • Food
  • Local Vendors
  • Prizes / Raffles
  • Dog and Cat Stroll

Located at the Animal Shelter, 4600 Selvitz Road, Ft. Pierce, Florida. 11am-5pm. Come out to support your local no-kill animal shelter and share in the festivities.

Operation Zero Spay and Neuter Program

DId you know Dogs and Cats Forever, Inc. has a low cost spay and neuter option? Its called the Operation Zero Spay and Neuter Program.

Help control the population of unwanted pets by spaying and neutering your animals. Call or stop by the shelter during business hours and buy a voucher to control the pet population.

Sponsored by Dogs and Cats Forever with the help and assistance of some great local veterinarians you can get your dog or cat spayed or neutered at a greatly reduced rate. Tens of thousands of unwanted dog and cats are destroyed each year in south Florida. Help break the cycle and get your pet spayed or neutered. At these reduced prices there is no excuse. opzero1

Grand Opening and Pet Adoption

All Creatures Animal Hospital 5885 South Kanner Highway in Stuart, Florida is having their grand opening and open house Saturday and Sunday August 24th and 25th from 12 to 5pm.AllCreaturesAnimal

All Creatures Animal Hospital has invited Dogs and Cats Forever, Inc. to show some of our animals ready for adoption.  They have made room for us to have twenty-four cats and ten dogs there for the weekend . If you’re in the area this weekend, stop in and adopt a dog or cat and meet a great Veterinarian in Stuart. We hope to see you there.

Iams and Eukanuba Pet Food Recall

August 14, 2013 – The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) has voluntarily recalled specific lots of dry pet food because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. These lots were distributed in the United States and represent roughly one-tenth of one percent (0.1%) of annual production. NoSalmonella-related illnesses have been reported to date in association with these product lots.

Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.

Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

This issue is limited to the specific dry pet food lot codes listed below. This affects roughly one-tenth of one percent (0.1%) of total annual production. The affected product was distributed to select retailers across the United States. These products were made during a 10 day window at a single manufacturing site. P&G’s routine testing determined that some products made during this timeframe have the potential for Salmonella contamination. As a precautionary measure, P&G is recalling the potentially impacted products made during this timeframe. No other dry dog food, dry cat food, dog or cat canned wet food, biscuits/treats or supplements are affected by this announcement.

P&G is retrieving these products as a precautionary measure. Consumers who purchased a product listed below should stop using the product and discard it and contact P&G toll-free at 800-208-0172 (Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM EST), or via website at www.iams.com or www.eukanuba.com. Media Contact: Jason Taylor 513-622-1111.

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Cat food products are listed at the FDA link provided below.

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm365154.htm

Happenings at the Shelter

Recently as a direct result of successful fundraising by some very dedicated staff and volunteers at Dogs and Cats Forever, Inc. the shelter was able to upgrade its washer and dryer to a more commercial solution.

As you can imagine the amount of laundry that needs to be washed and dried when operating the premier no kill animal shelter on the Treasure Coast, can quickly become daunting and expensive. We were constantly running the residential washer and dryer day and night to keep up with the work load. Electric and repair bills for the old equipment were mounting so a decision was made to move to a commercial solution.

Now we can wash and dry a days worth of laundry in less then five loads and two hours of running time. The dryer is a gas model and uses even less electrical consumption when its running.

Martin County Propane donated the propane tank and the entire installation of the gas system at no cost to Dogs and Cats Forever, Inc. saving the shelter about $2000 in parts and labor. Martin County Propane also supplies Dogs and Cats Forever gas at a very discounted price which we are eternally grateful.

The shelter staff and volunteers now spend less time doing laundry and more time with the most important task of seeing to the welfare and benefit of the dogs and cats that are entrusted to our care.

These measures would not be possible without the support of the community who has over and over again been generous to Dogs and Cats Forever, Inc. needs to provide a safe, loving and caring environment for the most at risk and unwanted animals. Thank you for your continued generosity and support of Dogs and Cats Forever, Inc.

Scentsy Fundraiser for Dogs and Cats Forever, Inc.

scentsyFund1 Do you like Scentsy? Do you like supporting a great no-kill animal shelter?

Michelle Little, independent Scentsy Consultant from Miami has graciously agreed to give 30% of all Scentsy sales to Dogs and Cats Forever, Inc.

Scentsy makes perfect scents!

Vist Michelle’s Scentsy website, buy something that smells good, and help your hometown no-kill animal shelter at the same time. Michelle’s Scentsy Site. 

You can also call Michelle at 305-209-8228 with any questions or concerns.

Give Dad something that’s more memorable than a tie! The Father’s Day Gallery Collection includes your choice of a Charcoal or Cream Gallery Warmer and one of five* limited-edition Gallery Frames that reflect some of Dad’s favorite pastimes.

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-Bass (Fishing)
-Buck (Hunting)
-Buckaroo (Horseback)
-Birdie (Golf)
-Bike (Motorcycle)
$35 for limited time only!
*Additional Father’s Day Collection Gallery Frames are available for purchase at $7.

Golf Tournament Success!

The Dogs & Cats Forever Golf Tournament was held Saturday, April 20th. Thanks to Chris, Maureen and their wonderful staff at St. James Golf Club, advertising provided by “Your Voice” and “Hometown News”, our twenty-four hole sponsors and our silent auction sponsors, the event was a huge success.IMG_4737

Our sponsors for the silent auction were:

Fusion Salon
Legacy Country Club
The Bug Guys
Evergreen Country Club
St. James Golf Club
Brett Cook, Sports Medicine Instructor
Publix

Thank you to:

Mickeys Restaurant in Ft. Pierce
Margo Street
Marisol’s Photography
Patti Mansfeild
Susan Lieberman

Hole sponsors:

Appel Accounting – Tax Solutions
DMR Consulting Service
Hometown News
Your Voice
The Tin Fish Tradition
Richard Gemelli – Cruise One
River Place on the St. Lucie HOA
Farmer Irwin Corporation – Alan D. Long
Brenda Weber -Medicare Insurance
Dimilia Nancy Ouellette
Polly John Scheuten
Bob Sue Polakow
Pre-Owned Homes, LLC
Sisters Too, Unique Home Furnishing
Madison Estate Gallery Boutique
Lenny Agin – Affordable Floors
School Development Group
Regency Dental – Dr. Joseph C. Catuogno, DDS
Floresta Pharmacy Convenience Store
Bella Roma Italian Market Bakery
Marisol’s Photography
Bill and Caroline Knudsen
Apicella Family
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First, second and third place plaques were graciously donated by Cutting Edge.

A field of 78 golfers enjoyed a great day of golf, lunch and prizes. As a result of our great field of golfers, our sponsors and event host, Mary Ann and her great volunteers, Julie, Maureen, Caroline, Danielle and Jane, the event brought in $4,100.00 for Dogs & Cats Forever, Inc., a No-Kill animal shelter.

Dog Training

If you’re going to teach a dog tricks why not teach them useful tricks? Check out Just Jesse the Jack and his useful dog tricks.

You can also head over to Just Jesse the Jack and show his Facebook page some love.

Click link——–> Just Jesse the Jack

It goes to show you, not only can a dog be man’s best friend but with a little patience and love your dog can really help you out around the house too!
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Another Dogs and Cats Forever Success

HostsThanks to the most gracious hosts, Jack & Ceejay Heckenberg (pictured here with Jim and Vita Marie Torres), the fundraiser held at their home on Sunday, March 24th  brought in $13,580.00 for Dogs & Cats Forever, Inc. a no kill animal shelter in Fort Pierce, Florida.

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Dogs and Cats Forever Board of Directors (not pictured Susan Moore)

One hundred and seventy-two guests dined on appetizers from sponsors such as Cuisine256, OooLaLa Catering, Tutto Fresco, and many more. Beverages were provided by Southern Eagle Distributors. Top notch entertainment consisted of “All Around Entertainment for You” with Melissa & Rich. The flowers donated by St. Lucie Florist graced the tables that were donated by Eventmakers. Our volunteer bartenders were Chris Dobek and Jimmy Tresco, our wait staff Jackie Massaro, and Melissa Reese. Our Photographer & Artist, Karla Smith drove up from Boca Raton to capture the event. Additional photography was provided by Marisol Guntkowski.

Every guest went home with a “Doggie Bag” provided by PrimeK9Cuisine of Miami and BoneAppetit out of Casselberry, Florida.

The committee chairs, Kathy DiChiara, Fran Fernandes, Angela Gardella, Mich Moeding, and Amy Vanderbreggen’s teamwork was evident at this function. Everything went off with out a hitch. Let’s not forget the volunteers Porcha Beneditti, MaryLou Flynn, Judy Marchionni, Hilda Rosa and Jan Zeek. None of their husbands got off easy either, they were put to work behind the scenes.

All and all the hard work paid off because it was a tremendous success!

Nutri-Vet LLC Recalls Chicken Jerky Products

Just a fast FYI.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 20, 2013 – Nutri-Vet, LLC. of Boise, ID is voluntarily recalling its Nutri-Vet and NutriPet Chicken Jerky Products because they may be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can sicken animals that eat these products and humans are at risk for Salmonella poisoning from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the pet products or any surfaces exposed to these products.

Link to recall here: Nuti-Vet_Recall PDF for easy printing

Link to FDA website detailing recall: Nutri-Vet Recall

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Charity Golf Tournament

GolfFlyer Mark your calendars and get your foursomes together!

When: Saturday April 20th, 2013
Where: St. James Golf Club, Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Time: 7:00 AM registration, 8:00AM Shotgun Start
Cost: $75.00 per person / $280 per foursome (price includes lunch, prizes, favors, green fees and golf cart)
Contact: Mary Ann Russell 954-830-8368

A portion of each fee is tax deductible and will go to the Dogs and Cats Forever, Inc. animal shelter to support the animals.

Don’t miss this opportunity for some excellent golf, and a chance to support some very deserving dogs and cats.

Click the Reservation form below, Save and Print. Mail your completed forms and checks made payable to Dogs and Cats Forever, Inc. to:

Dogs and Cats Forever
C/O Mary Ann Russell
555 SW Sanctuary Drive
Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986

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