2021 Year in Review
Our intake for 2021 was up 67% from 2020! You, our donors, supporters, and volunteers, were the only reason we were able to raise that number last year so THANK YOU for helping us save more lives last year. If we want to do more in 2022 we are going to need your help!
Easter Candy & Nuts for Kittens and Pups
Guilt Free Chocolate and Nuts!
You read that right, our Easter Candy and Nuts for Kittens and Pups is a great way to fill your snacking desires AND save the lives of cats and dog at the same time. We have teamed up with See's Candy for this sweet deal. For every purchase you make (at no extra cost to you) See's will donate a portion of the proceeds to Starlight Outreach and Rescue! Not sure what yummy choice to make, gift cards are available too!
Link to order coming soon!
Skye was found wandering down a county road in Manvel with multiple wounds to her face. We took her to the vet to get cleaned up where they discovered several buckshot fragments in her wounds. Someone shot this poor girl in the face. Luckily, other than a broken tooth she didn't have any major injuries, and with a little TLC she is well on her way to being fully healed. The best news? Skye has been adopted by her foster!
Snapdragon aka Snappy had been with us since he was just 2 weeks old. He had a rough time as a young kitten overcoming an upper respiratory infection and ringworm, but then he developed an uncommon bacterial infection in his gums. We tried several rounds of antibiotics, but nothing worked so the only option left for Snappy to live a life without pain was to have almost all of his teeth pulled. Thankfully, with your help, we were able to get Snappy the surgery he needed and he's now fully recovered in his very own forever home!
Louisa was found on the side of the road, cold, underweight, and barely moving with blood coming out of one of her eyes. A good samaritan picked her up and brought her to us. X-rays showed a bullet lodged between her shoulders very close to her spine. Yes, another innocent animal shot by a human. The bullet entered Louisa's eye and ruptured her eardrum causing loss of balance. Although the eye cannot be saved, she's doing well in foster. Her surgery is scheduled for March 10th.
Capital Campaign Coordinator and Committee Members
We are looking for someone with fundraising experience or enthusiasm for fundraising to lead the effort, along with a committee, to help us raise the funds for our proposed shelter building. The project will be approximately $80,000 if we go with a traditional wood building and $150,000 if we choose a metal/steel building. That decision should be made shortly before you get started.
Having this building would allow us to pull more at-risk animals from local shelters and help sick, injured, and at-risk animals in the community plus increase space and ability to help more dogs. We get dozens of cries for help daily that we have to turn away due to a lack of space and we look forward to being able to accommodate more pets in need.
If you are a current volunteer, please contact Amy Castro. If you are not currently a volunteer and you would like to lead or join our Capital Campaign Committee, please fill out a volunteer application here bit.ly/starlightvolunteer and we will contact you.
TNR Efforts and Barn Cat Adoptions
Trap, Neuter, Return (TNR) is widely considered the ideal way to manage feral cat colonies. Last March we began working to TNR a cat colony in Manvel. Last week we fixed the last two cats in the colony! 24 cats total were spayed and neutered - 14 were returned to the colony and 10 were able to rehabilitated and adopted out.
That said, sometimes the feral or community cats we work with cannot be returned to their colony, usually because residents in the area have threatened the cats or because apartment managers have banned the feeding of strays. In cases like this, we work to find citizens looking to adopt barn cats. Barn cat adopters provide a safe environment, food, and water and our feral cats all-natural pest control!