LLF Adoption Newsletter June 2017

2017-06-15 at 18:02

15 Jun 2017

To the Supporters and Volunteers of the Lucky Lucy Foundation

Dear Lucky Lucy Volunteers and Supporters,

ADOPT, don’t SHOP …. Give them HOPE and help us save one life at a time!

Each year, thousands of adoptable dogs and cats are euthanised in South Africa, simply because too many pets come into shelters and too few people consider adoption when looking for a new pet companion.

Some may argue as to why they should adopt a cat or dog from an animal shelter when you can get one free somewhere else? Here are just a few reasons to consider giving a shelter animal a well-deserved second chance to be happy and loved again:

YOU WILL SAVE A LIFE!
The number of euthanised animals would be drastically reduced if more people adopted pets instead of buying them or getting them for free from their friends, family, neighbours etc. When you adopt, you save a loving animal by making them part of your family and open up a space in the shelter for another animal who desperately needs it. All animals at our Sanctuary are in need of a second chance. They have been lost, surrendered, abused or abandoned. They are all unwanted and helpless, and by adopting you are giving them a new life in a loving home.

YOU WILL GET A GREAT ANIMAL
Most shelter pets end up there because of human problems like a move or a divorce, not because the animals did anything wrong or because he/she has such major personality issues. Many are already housetrained and are used to living with families.

IT WILL COST YOU LESS
When you adopt a pet from our Sanctuary, the cost of testing (Parvo/Distemper = dogs) (FIV/FeLV = cats), the cost for sterilisation, the cost for vaccinations (1st and booster), microchipping, deworming and flea treatments are all included in the R650 adoption fee. This alone will save a couple of thousand rand and more when wanting to add a pet companion to your family responsibly.

THE EGO AND BRAGGING RIGHTS
No one needs to see another selfie of you alone —unless it’s a selfie of you with the adorable pet you just adopted! Be their voice and tell the world how amazing these animals are – encourage your family and friends to rather adopt than buy a pet. Adopt a pet, post those pictures and let the well-earned likes roll in.

YOU WILL SUPPORT A VALUABLE CHARITY AND COMMUNITY INSTITUTION
You will not only assist a non-profit shelter, but lead by example and motivate others to follow suit, so that we can cease the endless cycle of neglect and abuse. It stops with you. All our adopted cats and dogs are sterilised (except for puppies that are sterilised at 6 months when leaving earlier for their homes) this reduces the risks of more unwanted animals being born and ending up on the streets as unwanted, abandoned or abused.

The stats tells a the story of reality:

This year alone we have taken in 176 stray, abused and lost cats and dogs, compared to the 213 animals from last year during the same period. By adopting an animal from our Sanctuary you will enable us to help even more. You are giving more animals a second chance and the cost of your adoption fees contributes directly toward helping us to take care of the animals currently in our care and assist others who need to be rescued.

Not only do animals give you unconditional love, they have been shown to be psychologically, emotionally and physically beneficial to their companions. Caring for a pet can provide a sense of purpose and fulfillment and reduce feelings of loneliness. When you adopt, you can feel proud about helping an animal in need! Please help increase our adoption numbers to make space for the many more outside waiting to be helped with nowhere to go. Our current adoption figures are 162 cats and dogs compared to 198 from last year for the same period.

Regardless of the type of companion you are looking for, you will be sure to find them at our Sanctuary. The personalities included in this Newsletter are a fraction of the amazing ones that are waiting patiently. Please visit us and come and meet them when you have the chance. We are open every Saturday and Sunday from 09:00 – 14:00 (no appointment needed).

Directions to the Lucky Lucy Farm with your GPS:
GPS Coordinates (Degrees):
• Lat: 33°35’49.62″S
• Lon: 18°36’9.87″E
GPS Coordinates (Decimal):
• -33.597153, 18.602753

Directions: (From Cape Town)
1. Take the N7 towards Malmesbury
2. Proceed past the Melkbosstrand turn-off along the N7
From the Swartland Engen One Stop (N7) towards Malmesbury it is exactly 9.6 km on your right.
3. When you get to the board that says ‘MALMESBURY 20’ slow down—we are about 400 meters on your right.
4. There will be two gates, proceed through the gate on your right. There is a Lucky Lucy banner on the gate.

In short this is how our adoption process works:
· Step 1 : Come and meet your baby/companion/friend
· Step 2 : Fill in the Application form once you’ve decided that you would like
to adopt
· Step 3 : Forward completed documents to us via email to
cattery@luckylucy.org (cats) or adoption@luckylucy.org (dogs)
· Step 4 : Await your pre-home Inspection and Approval.
· Step 5 : Once approved then pay your adoption fee.
· Step 6 : Come and collect your precious one from us.

We Salute each one of YOU!

Team LLF

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Pleas & Needs

We have another parasite cleansing session coming up for the orphans at Lucky Lucy and would appreciate your help in purchasing the treatments they require.  This prevention medication will ensure good health and will minimize vet visits due to parasite infestations.

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Branch Code: 051001
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Up for Adoption

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How to help and ongoing fund raisers

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Thank You for your support!


Lucky Lucy Farm
No 28 Klipvlei
MALMESBURY
SOUTH AFRICA
www.luckylucy.org

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