It's been a busy few months at the rescue ranch since our last update. Here's a quick overview of what's been going on:
96 animals have been adopted to date from Starlight Outreach and Rescue this year, including Alfredo, a FIV positive cat who had been at the rescue ranch for more than a year, Eloise and all 6 of her puppies, and Chewy, a YorkiePoo, plus many cats and kittens. See highlights of some of our recent adoptions below! We've added the capacity for 12 more animals by expanding from our "Cat Bunkhouse" and converting our house garage into another cattery. The garage has been insulated and has it's own A/C and heating to keep everyone comfy! Thanks to the volunteers and spouses who came out to the rescue ranch to assemble the new cat condos- Lisa Moguel, Joann Bowes-Taylor and her husband Doug, and Paula and Joe Matranga!
We're officially now partners of the Pet Supplies Plus store in Friendswood Texas. The store has a 4-unit cat condo that we keep filled 7-days-a-week. We've also hosted several adoption days there where we've brought additional animals and invited rescue partners such as Bayou Animal Services. Our "Working Cat" program is up and running with processes in place to help find forever jobs and homes for feral and semi-feral cats who aren't adoptable as house cats. Our board made the tough decision to NOT hold our Howl-O-Wine in-person event this year out of an abundance of caution for the health of our friends, supporters, and volunteers. We hope to bring the event back next year. Finally, we have two big events coming up before the end of the year: Our Virtual Halloween Costume Contest which kicks off October 18, and our second annual Purrs and Paws for Santa Claus event, November 28-Dec 4 (details below!). Be sure to follow us on Facebook for the latest on both of these events!
Our second annual pet costume contest is not only fun for everyone involved, but a great fundraising opportunity for the rescue. To participate or vote for the competitors, visit our Facebook Page for more information.
Need help setting up your pet for the competition? Reach out to our president, Amy Castro, at Amy_Castro@ictstexas.com, send a photo of your pet and your fundraising goal ($100, $500, $1000) and she'll help get you started!