$0 Fee Adoption Days!

JUNE 25 - JULY 4

 is taking part in the Best Friends Network Partners
Save-Them-All Adoption Promotion


See them all online here [check back often as new cats will be added soon]

Meet them in person and take one home:
Saturday June 30     9 am to 2 pm
Maggie's Playhouse Doggie Daycare
2000 Auction Rd. in Fallon

Barn Cats Need Homes ASAP!

A trailer park here in Fallon was recently condemned and the tenants evicted.  When these people left the park, many of them left their cats behind. In addition, there were a large number of feral and semi-feral cats living in the park and cared for by one gentleman. Unfortunately, he has now died and the cats he was caring for now also need assistance.

We have already relocated many friendly cats from the park, but there are over a dozen semi-friendly/semi-feral cats remaining. The park is now scheduled to be demolished and the remaining cats need to be moved as soon as possible. 

If you have a barn, workshop, garage, or other building where these cats can live, they will keep your property free of mice and gophers in return for shelter, food and water.  

These barn cats come as a minimum of two as they settle in more quickly with a companion. We will gladly set you up with more if you have space for them. 

Any cat we place with you will be neutered, vaccinated, ear-tipped and extremely grateful. 

There is no set fee, but any donation, or donation of items for our next yard sale, is much appreciated.

Call us at 775 423-8650 to save a couple lives.

Spring Yard & Plant Sale Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who made our Spring Yard & Plant Sale such a success! 

Special thanks to Marie, Pat, Judith, Nancy, Debbie, and Rob, and to everyone who donated items, purchased items, or helped during two very hectic days.  

We'll do it again in the fall, so If you have items to donate (no clothes please) call us at 775 423-8650 for pick-up

Thank you, Maddie!

April 27-28 FAWG took part in the first Maddie's Pet Adoption Days sponsored by Maddie's Pet Project in Nevada. 

It was an outstanding success with 20 of our cats and kittens going to new homes!    

Follow-up calls have shown everyone is settling in and bonding with their new families.

FAWG thanks Maddie and everyone who helped to make this event such a success. We're already looking forward to the next Maddie's Pet Adoption Days.. 

To learn more about Maddie's Pet Project, visit www.maddiespetprojectnevada.org


Home Slot Machine: Belco Skill Stop. 

Perfect fit for any game room!  Can be set for tokens (included) or quarters.  Used, but in pristine condition, with key and instruction manual.   

Tickets: 1 for $1;  6 for $5. Tickets available at our booth at the Picnic in the Park -- July 4 at the Churchill County Fairgrounds, our June 30 Adoption Day at Maggie's Playhouse Doggie Daycare, our booth at the Cantaloupe Festival, and our Fall Yard Sale in September.

Drawing will be at the close of the Fall Yard Sale.

Thank you to the Dirty Dawg!

A big Thank You! to the Dirty Dawg Salon and the PD Ladies for Paws, and especially to the Dawg's super generous clients, for the wonderful fund raising they did for us. 

The Dirty Dawg provided grooming space and supplies, the PD Ladies provided the muscle, and their clients responded with an amazing show of generosity.

All donations and fees from dog washings were split between FAWG and CAPS.  The cash we received will really help with our vet bills. In addition, the Dirty Dawg's clients donated a mountain of food, litter, bedding, carriers & kennels, toys and accessories. We drove off with the car literally packed to the roof. 

We have already handed out much of the food to people caring for feral cats. With kitten season coming we know the rest of these donations will soon be put to good use also.

This generous gift could not have come at a better time. Thank you to everyone who helped to make this happen. We cannot tell you how much we appreciate it! 

RIP Buster Brown

Buster Brown came to us in June. He was old, ill, missing an eye, with one ear badly damaged, in desperate need of dental work, and with his fur in terrible condition. We were told that years ago he had had a family. But then his family moved and left him behind. For a few years neighbors provided food and water and a porch for him to sleep on. One day the mail carrier on his street saw Buster Brown's food bowl sitting, empty, on top of the family's garbage can. She asked the people what happened to the cat she was so used to seeing on their porch. They explained they no longer wanted to care for him as he was old and sick and so had stopped feeding him in the hope that he would go away.  The mail carrier found him a few days later wandering down the street, scooped him up and brought him to us.

When we took Buster Brown to the vet he tested positive for FIV -- the feline version of HIV. This virus weakens the cat's immune system making him more susceptible to disease. Cornell Vet School says in the US between 1.5% and 3% of cats test positive for FIV. It is found more commonly among unaltered males who, in fighting with each other for territory, spread the virus  through deep bite wounds. We had Buster Brown neutered and vaccinated and he lived happily and peacefully with several other cats in a foster home. He was a true gentleman and there was no danger of him biting any of his feline roommates.

Because his FIV status and his age made adoption more difficult, we submitted an application for him to go to Best Friends Animal Society's sanctuary in Kanab, UT.  He was accepted and placed on the wait list for FIV-positive cats. We looked forward to the day we would take him to the sanctuary to live out his senior years in comfort and safety surrounded by Best Friends caregivers and volunteers.

Unfortunately, Buster Brown developed a cancer in his mouth and his health deteriorated quite rapidly. With heavy hearts his doctor and foster mom helped him go to the Rainbow Bridge.  RIP, Buster Brown. We are very glad we got to know you and are only sorry your stay with us was so short.