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Stoli and Nayla

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Stoli and Nayla

Hello!  We are Stoli and Nayla, an exceedingly affectionate and highly intelligent bengal pair (even if we do say so ourselves).  They say a leopard doesn’t change its spots – but a bengal does!  As long as you’re referring to spots for sleeping, that is.  So you might find us napping at the top of our tall cat tree (we’d like to order one of those for our new forever home, please), or sprawled across your bed (we reserve the right to steal your blanket), or building a nest in your very important pile of work documents (sorry about that).  We’re also very interested in water: we hereby promise always to keep you company and invade your privacy by perching on the side of your bathtub and/or paying you a special visit in the shower.  Lucky you!  We don’t like to boast, but we bengals have very dextrous declawed paws, all the better for active pursuits like climbing (on your kitchen counters) and fishing (in your toilet).  We like to be the center of attention, and if you pledge to devote all your waking hours exclusively to our entertainment, we’ll do you the honor of letting you brush our lovely coats and listen to our critically-acclaimed “meow-chirp.”™  And if you’re very, very good, we’ll consider giving you a privileged glimpse of our adorably spotted tummies, by rolling around on your nice warm laptop keyboard.  (Our lawyers have urged us to advise you that we bear no responsibility for accidentally nosing the delete key and erasing that half-finished email to your boss.)  Yay!  Sir Paul McCat-ney, who was one of the Beatles, once sang, “And in the end, the love you take / is equal to the love you make.”  We suspect that we were the inspiration for those lyrics, because we are VERY lovable.   Lots of love and bengal spots,   Stoli and Nayla   Like all SNAP pets, Stoli and Nayla are neutered and spayed, up to date on shots and vaccinations, and micro-chipped. And ready to meet you at one of our adoption centers or by special appointment. If you are interested in finding out more about Stoli and Nayla, fostering or adoption, please email us at adoptions@snap2it.org. You can also apply for adoption online. Preview all our available cats, kittens, dogs and puppies. Learn more about volunteering with SNAP or please feel welcome to drop by one of our area PetSmart and Petco adoption centers. SNAP is a non-profit 501c3 animal rescue organization dedicated to spay and neutering programs, rescues and adoptions for Atlanta-area pets. See more about us here or follow us on Facebook for the latest updates on SNAP people, pets and adoption news. First posted February 10, 2015. Share Stoli Nayla     Stoli and...

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Fosters Needed – A Call for Help with Temporary Homes

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Fosters Needed – A Call for Help with Temporary Homes

SNAP needs fosters! We are desperate for short-term temporary homes for our pets. Please consider volunteering to help take care of our animals until we can find them forever homes. Many of these are temporary situations for no longer than a month. Sometimes just a couple of weeks. Molly especially needs a foster home for the month where she can recuperate from her surgery. Her story is remarkable and she really needs a foster home. We have many pairs of lovely teenagers that need temporary fosters besides molly but her story is exceptional both as a lovely cat in need of adoption and for her immediate need of a foster home for the month to recuperate from her surgery. Please let us know if you can help! See more about Molly and her amazing story here. Please contact us at snap@comcast.net. You can also apply online here. SNAP-2 IT (Spay Neuter Assistance Program) is an Atlanta-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and we rely solely on donations and volunteers to continue our work. While you may not be able to provide a donation, your time is just as valuable to us. We need volunteers (over 18, please!). SNAP-2 IT will provide the food and litter and you provide the love and care. The time frame for fostering depends on the age of the animal you are helping. SNAP-2 IT works with you according to your schedule and time available to donate. Most commitments are for a minimum of two weeks. Current as of 1-19-2014....

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Dekalb County TNR Program Fixes Cat Population

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Dekalb County TNR Program Fixes Cat Population

Mass target TNR (Trap Neuter Return) Community Program in Dekalb County. Best Friends has been officially helping the cats of DeKalb County, Georgia, through our cat initiatives since August, 2011. The cornerstone of this community cat program is the public/private partnership, where DeKalb County Animal Services and Enforcement http://www.dekalbcountyanimalservices.com/ releases the community cats (aka feral cats) to the program where they are fixed by Lifeline Animal Project lifelineanimal.org and then returned to the community from whence they came– the program also brings other animal welfare organizations to the table to help address the whole situation as strategically as possible. A recent mass trap-neuter-return project united forces to help spay and neuter almost 60 cats where it was desperately needed, a low rent apartment complex. Field work Back in April, the DeKalb Community Cat Program added “field work” to their services. Previously the program was just taking cats that had already been picked up by animal control and transferred into the program from the shelter. Now, we are working more closely with the community by going out to address cat nuisance calls, where we’re picking up the cats directly from the streets, getting them spayed/neutered and returned. By foregoing the shelter system altogether, we’re helping streamline the process, while keeping the shelter’s cages open to help more cats and cultivating relationships with the people who will, ultimately, make this program a sustainable success. “The field work will allow us to work more cohesively in the community and have a greater impact on the number of cats we reach,” says Janet Samuel, community cat coordinator. “To ramp up our efforts we’re also doing some mass TNR projects, our first one was done at the beginning of July and went without a hitch thanks to partnering with SNAP-2 IT. They provided the logistics, brought volunteers and also paid for the trapping food and recovery services post surgeries, while we paid for the surgeries, it is a wonderful partnership for the cats.” Mass TNR, it’s a Snap! The mass TNR project which saw dozens of cats all fixed and returned, went beautifully thanks to the work of Kyla Jones, director of SNAP 2 IT. www.snap2it.org – Their organization is dedicated to increasing save rates for the area’s municipal shelters through spay and neuter services, which they offer for free to the public. Since their inception in 2009, they have trapped-neutered-returned over 1,500 cats and Kyla understands the importance of focusing resources to get a whole colony fixed at once. “This high volume TNR project targeted five apartment complexes, all under the same management company,” shares Kyla. “They were very cooperative, they’ve been doing spot trapping, where 2 – 7 cats have been fixed per week by a colony caregiver, but it wasn’t making a dent in their cat populations.” SNAP 2-IT also brought some amazing volunteers to make the most of the event. “I came out to help because cat overpopulation is a problem that has to be addressed and trap/spay/neuter/release is the most realistic way to control this,” shares volunteer Farrar Seymour. “To ignore these innocent animals, in my eyes, is just as cruel as killing them. If we do not work to control the rate of reproduction in feral cat communities, we are absolutely giving them a sentence of suffering and death.” “TNR helps slow the process of over-population before it begins and it is very rewarding to know that is the service I am helping provide these animals,” says Helen Preston, on why she volunteered for the event. The program will continue to have more mass TNR projects and looks...

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Donate to SNAP automatically each time you shop at Kroger…

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Donate to SNAP automatically each time you shop at Kroger…

SNAP-2 IT is proud to partner with Kroger as part of their Community Rewards program. Help raise money for SNAP every time you shop at your local Kroger! We encourage all friends of SNAP to register online at krogercommunityrewards.com • Be sure to have your Kroger Plus card handy and register your card with your organization after you sign up. • If a member does not yet have a Kroger Plus card, please let them know that they are available at the customer service desk at any Kroger. To donate take these steps from the Kroger Community Rewards website: • Click on Sign In/Register • Most participants are new online customers, so they must click on SIGN UP TODAY in the ‘New Customer?’ box. • Sign up for a Kroger Rewards Account by entering zip code, clicking on favorite store, entering your email address and creating a password, agreeing to the terms and conditions • You will then get a message to check your email inbox and click on the link within the body of the email. • Click on My Account and use your email address and password to proceed to the next step. • Click on Edit Kroger Community Rewards information and input your Kroger Plus card number. • Update or confirm your information. • Enter NPO number (55531) or the name of your preferred charity organizating (e.g. Snap-2IT) and select SNAP from list and click on confirm. • To verify you are enrolled correctly, you will see your organization’s name on the right side of your information page. • REMEMBER, purchases will not count for your group until after your member(s) register their card(s). • Do you use your phone number at the register? Call 800-576-4377, select option 4 to get your Kroger Plus card number. • Members must swipe their registered Kroger Plus card or use the phone number that is related to their registered Kroger Plus card when shopping for each purchase to count....

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