Fallon McDonalds Pet Food Drive

Heading to McDonalds in the next couple weeks for a bite to eat? Toss a bag of pet food in the car before you go! From Jan 15 through Jan 31, the Fallon McDonalds restaurant, corner of Hwy 50 and Allen Rd., will accept donations of cat and dog food, litter and other pet supplies.  All donations are split among FAWG, CAPS, and the Fallon City Shelter.  

Last year's gifts through this generous program were a great help to us and we thank the McDonalds management, employees, and customers for doing this again. It's a great way to start the new year!

Thank you Fallon Auto Mall!

2016 ended with a wonderful gift to us from the Fallon Auto Mall's "Pay it Forward" program. We were the very grateful recipients of a check for $2,950 which will pay for LOTS of vaccinations, spay/neuters, vet care, kitten milk, cat food, and other necessary care and supplies.  

We thank everyone at Fallon Auto Mall, and everyone who bought a new car in 2016 and asked that their donation go to "animal welfare."  You've made it possible for us to do a lot more in the coming months!


Thanks to all for a very successful Holiday Adoption!

Thanks to everyone for making our December holiday adoption promotion a big success! Fourteen cats and kittens found forever homes in time for the holidays.

Big thanks go to all the local merchants who let us post flyers in their businesses, John & Pat D. who raced around town putting up those flyers, Pat and Nancy for helping at our adoption day event, and especially Chen, Cindy, Stacie, Judith, Crystal & Cliff, and Marla for fostering the the felines who found homes.

Thanks to you all!

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.

FALL YARD SALE - thank you

Thanks to everyone who helped make our Yard Sale a success!

Whether you donated items, purchased items, helped at the sale, or helped in other ways, we appreciate your support!

Special thanks to Chris J., Nancy J. Wanda T., Marie P., Elizabeth S., John D., Michelle S. and CJ!

See you in the spring when we do it all again.

Very Successful Adoption Day!

Thanks to everyone who helped make our 
July 30 Adoption Day such a great success.

In just a few hours, 9 cats and kittens found new homes. 

We thank Maggie's Playhouse for hosting the event, 
our great foster caregivers for taking such good care of these pets, 
and everyone who leant a hand with the adoption..

We plan to do it all again soon! 
Meanwhile, you can check out who's available for adoption here on our website. 

Rose has moved to Utah

Rose, our lovely calico girl with cerebellar hypoplasia, was accepted into Best Friends Animal Sanctuary and has made the move to Utah.

Cerebellar hypolpasia (CH) is a disorder of the cerebellum part of the brain making it difficult for Rose to walk, or eat and drink unassisted, or use a litter pan.  CH can be caused by various types of trauma, but is most often the result of unvaccinated pregnant cats being exposed to panleukopenia ("cat distemper"). Any kittens who survive, and most do not, can exhibit varying degrees of CH.

Best Friends has years of experience providing quality lives to animals like Rose who come to them with a variety of physical and/or behavioral issues. Rose will receive the best care possible while there. The best news? Her caregivers at Best Friends are confident they will be able to place her in a loving adoptive home.