It has been over four years since a fire at the Happy Tails Cat Sanctuary devastated the residence of Jeanne Bones, the sanctuary's founder and director. We are pleased to report that she is now living in a home rebuilt on the same site. Jeanne is still trying to recover from the loss of her furniture as well as thousands of dollars worth of vaccines, cat food, kitty litter, anti-flea applications, and other medications which were destroyed by the flames. Money is tight, and Jeanne is even skimping on furniture for her home to be able to support the cats at the sanctuary (mostly in several other buildings on the property). We are reaching out to cat lovers everywhere to help in one or more of the following ways: Fostering or adopting cats from the sanctuary; volunteering time there; and/or donating cat food (preferably Purina dry food and either Friskies or Nine Lives canned food), kitty litter (preferably scoopable), new or clean used litter boxes and litter scoops, comfortable cat beds, paper towels, bleach, Clorox or Lysol "wipes," and cat toys. Financial contributions (made out to Happy Tails Cat Sanctuary) would also be greatly appreciated. They can be sent to: Happy Tails Cat Sanctuary, P.O. Box 581, Chesterland, OH 44026. Thank you for caring about "the kitties"!
Ben Zaremba, owner of Zaremba Horticultural Services, has donated his time, expertise, and employees to repair some of the damage at the Happy Tails Cat Sanctuary caused by heavy summer storms. In the accompanying photo, he is on a ladder helping to replace the roof over one of the Adoption Building’s adjoining outdoor, totally fenced-in areas. (Standing on the ground below is Happy Tails volunteer Skyler Julian, who is holding “Houdini,” one of the sanctuary’s furry residents
Happy Tails Cat Sanctuary founder/director Jeanne Bones (at left) and volunteer Skyler Julian hold two of the Adoption Building’s feline residents following the collapse of sections of the building’s ceiling due to heavy storm damage
“Francine” is a feral cat who will probably never be domesticated enough to get adopted as a pet. She also only has three legs, and would probably not have survived on her own. She is safe and well fed at the Happy Tails Cat Sanctuary, however, and will most likely live the rest of her life at the sanctuary. To attend an Oct. 19th afternoon benefit for Happy Tails at the Kirtlander Party Center and/or to make a donation to the cat sanctuary, call Doreen at 440.759-0076, email HappyTailsCatSanctuary@gmail.com (and remember, there is no “r” in “tails”!), or send a letter to: Happy Tails Cat Sanctuary, P.O. Box 581, Chesterland, OH 44026.