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Lone Pine Ranch Animal Shelter - Quarterly Newsletter - Fall 2014

It's been very busy the past several months since our last newsletter. Our plan was to slow down a bit, but circumstances haven't allowed for that. We had been rescuing dogs from a small shelter in Noel, Missouri throughout the year. Upon hearing the news that the Noel Animal Shelter was closing July 30th, we sprang into action and rescued the remaining dogs in the shelter. In total, we rescued 25 puppies and 15 adult dogs. Had we not stepped in to help, all of the would have been euthanized.

The good news is we've been fortunate to work with some wonderful rescue groups out of state. These include Rescue Warriors in Elgin, IL.; New Hope Cattle Dogs Rescue of Colorado; Western Aussie Rescue; Charlie's Place; 4 Paws 4 Life Rescue; Animal House Rescue; and Rocky Mountain Lab Rescue. All 25 puppies and 5 of the adult dogs have gone to out of state rescue groups. We are now working to place the remaining 10 dogs in homes locally or through other rescue groups.

With gratitude,
Kim Mathis

The pictures above are two of the three pit bull puppies that were rescued from the Noel Animal Shelter and sent to Rescue Warriors.

Our annual Fall Vendor Sale is coming up fast. This year it will be on Friday and Saturday, October 24th and 25th at the Executive Center on Walton Boulevard. We will be open from 8am - 2pm both days. Great merchandise at super low prices!

The Spring and Fall sales are our biggest fundraisers of the year and because of the support form area vendors, we are able to continue to help cats and dogs find a home. If you know of any vendors who can contribute, please Contact Us.

If you're available, we could use your help.

Does anyone have tables we can borrow? The tables we used in the past are not available anymore and we really need some to display our merchandise. We really need help on all days, starting with setup on Thursday the 23rd, possible the night before (Wednesday). During the sale we need volunteers to assist our customers. Finally we need help with tear down and packing later on Saturday.

If you can help, please contact either:

Sue Cavaretti, 772-485-1130
Cindy Barfield, 479-263-8421

If you haven't worked a vendor sale before, please consider volunteering for this. With your help we can continue to make it the great success it has been in the past.

Lone Pine is open on Saturdays from 10am to 1pm. There are many ways that Volunteers can help!

  1. Kitty Lovers can join us in the cat barn and help clean or spend some quality time grooming the kitties.
  2. Dog lovers can take our dogs for a walk and give them some one on one attention.
  3. Petsmart Adoption Events - we typically have one event per month. The last two have been on a Saturday from 11am to 1pm. The more volunteers we have the more dogs we can take to the event.
  4. Our Vendor Sale fundraiser occurs in the Spring and Fall - we need help collecting items from vendors, setting up for the event, staffing the event (which occurs on a Friday and Saturday), and then clean up.
  5. Anyone who can assist with handyman work is needed, as there are always things in need of repair.
  6. Foster homes - it's ideal for our dogs and cats to have a foster home so we can learn more about their personality in a home environment. This allows us to better match them up with the right family.
  7. Help network our pets by sharing our Facebook posts with your friends and posting our flyers where you work.

Hitch came to us as a kitten with a broken leg. They think he "hitched" a ride under a car and fell out. Your generous donations helped get him the care he needed. There are many animals like Hitch that need our help, and your donations are greatly needed and appreciated!

These shelter kitties would really benefit from being in a foster home. Foster homes help us more successfully place them in their permanent home because we know more about their personality in a home environment. If you'd like to learn more and possibly provide a foster home for one of these kitties, email us at director@lonepineshelter.org.
Thanks for opening your heart and home to one of these kitties.

Let's hear it for SENIORS!
We'd like to send a "thank you" shout out to all the folks who have adopted senior pets from Lone Pine. We are so very grateful for people who have a heart for seniors and aren't scared off by a number.

Dorothy our sweet little lady is 9 years young and had been waiting for a home for 5 years. 2014 was her year and now she's living in a home of her own with her very own person to spoil her on a daily basis.

Preston our loving boy is 8 years young and had been waiting for a home for 4 years. This was his lucky year as well and he is now king of the castle in his new home and part of a wonderful family.


Brrrr..... they're predicting below average temperatures this winter so we'd like to stock up on some items we're always in need of each winter. For more info on wish list items, please visit our website.

We are in need of the following items:

Born September 2013, Hope is a true survivor. In her very short life she's had to fight to survive and survive she did, which is why we named her Hope! In spite of her struggles, she is the sweetest little girl. All the volunteers instantly fell in love with her. It's truly impossible not to. We're looking for a very special person who will make sure Hope never knows another day of suffering and treats her like a member of the family. Let us know if you think that might be you.

Lucy is a 2 year old cuddle bug who enjoys playing with her fellow housemates who are also her size. She enjoys her outings to Petsmart adoption events. She says hello to her furry friends wanting to play. She's gotten quite a bit of attention but that special family hasn't stepped forward yet. Lucy is spayed and up to date on shots and microchipped. Now all she needs is a place to call home.

Established in 2000, Lone Pine Animal Shelter is a non-profit, no-kill, animal rescue group dedicated to the rescue of abused, neglected, and abandoned animals in our area. Through our network of compassionate volunteers we provide much needed loving care, medical attention, and socialization in a home environment whenever possible. Since we are no-kill shelter, those deemed "unadoptable" are provided a loving sanctuary to live out their days. In an effort to end the cycle of cruelty and overpopulation we strive to educate the public on humane treatment of animals and the importance of spaying and neutering dogs and cats. We believe euthanasia should only be used to end suffering and not to control the population.

Lone Pine Ranch has been a non-profit 501(c)3 shelter since May of 2003.

To make a donation online, please visit our website at www.lonepineshelter.org.

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