Welcome to the blog for It's Meow or Never Animal Rescue, a 501(c)(3), non-profit, no-kill animal rescue organization. We rescue cats and dogs and after having them seen by the vet, we adopt them to loving, forever homes. Please come back often as we will try and update this site every day.

Please contact us if you need adoption assistance with an animal - if you provide a photo of the animal, we can list it on national databases to help find it a suitable home.

Please*do not* ever give your animal away for free ... learn why.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Twenty Reasons to Keep Your Cat Indoors

This list was developed over a lifetime of experiences with many, many cats. Each and every item on this list happens every day. The best policy is to keep your cat inside!

Cars - Thousands of cats get hit by cars every year. If they are lucky, they die instantly.

Car engines - Cats seek warmth. In the winter they tend to climb up inside car engines where they can be subsequently ground up.

Anti-freeze - Cats like the sweet taste of anti-freeze, and they will lick it if able. Anti-freeze is extremely toxic and your cat will die a painful death within hours of ingesting it. It can take less than a teaspoon to kill a full-size cat or dog!

Poisoning - There are people who don't like cats and will set out poison on their property. Others may put poison out to get rid of other wildlife that wanders onto their property and your cat may accidentally ingest it.

Fighting - Your cat could be killed by dogs, raccoons, or other wildlife. Some people train their dogs to attack and kill cats. Believe it or not, cats can kill each other during their fights.

FELV - Feline Leukemia destroys a cat's immune system. It is transmitted through body fluids. Even a sneeze can pass the virus from one cat to another. The vaccine for FELV is only 70 to 75% effective. Cats infected usually die within two years.

FIV - Feline Immunosuppressive Virus also destroys a cat's immune system. It is transmitted through body fluids and cuts a cat's lifespan in half. There is no vaccination for FIV.

FIP - Feline Infectious Peritonitis. FIP is always 100% fatal. Tests and vaccines for FIP are not reliable.

Animal Abuse - Cats are often shot with BB guns; burned with lighters, firecrackers; tortured by people causing loss of limbs, eyes, etc.

Starving to Death - People think that because they have lived in the same house for a number of years that their cat is too smart to wander off and get lost. NOT TRUE.

People also think that because their cat has never left the front yard that it won't go any farther. NOT TRUE.

Getting Trapped - Your cat could get lost in somebody else's garage or utility shed. He could suffer brain damage if trapped in extreme heat or could suffer frostbite if trapped in extreme cold.

Research Labs - Your cat could get stolen and sold to a research lab. This practice does go on, even in your home town!

Parasitic Infections - Your cat could eat something (rat, mouse, bird) and die of a parasitic infection.

SPCA - Your cat could get taken in by someone thinking it is a stray. They might keep your cat or take it to the SPCA where it will be euthanized.

Unintentional Poisoning - By pesticides, lawn products, etc.

Fleas, ticks, worms, ringworm - Your cat could transmit these to other pets and people in the household.

Drowning - Your cat could accidentally fall in a swimming pool and drown.

Steel-Jaw Traps - People who live in the country think it's great to let cats out to roam. But many times domestic dogs and cats get caught in steel-jaw traps intended for other animals.

Spraying - When cats go outside they smell other cats' territorial markings. This may prompt your cat to start spraying inside the house to mark his territory.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Homeless Video Feedback: "Brenda T"

"I just finished viewing your video tribute to homeless animals. It is one of the most poignant messages I've seen.

I am writing for permission to link to this video on my website, currently being built.

I am the founder of a cat rescue, Hannah's Hope Cat Rescue and Referral, in Rincon, Ga. You can get a feel for what we do on Petfinder."

~ Brenda T

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Homeless Video Feedback: "M"

"Your video is one of the best I have ever seen. Thank you. I volunteer with Paws in The City."

~ M.



I just learned of a fabulous blog, One World, One Heart. Lisa Swifka is the author of this blog and she is having a worldwide contest! This is an excerpt from Lisa:

The original idea behind this giveaway event was to bring bloggers together from around the world who may never ordinarily meet. It closes the gap of the blog community and enables us to interact, discover new and wonderful people, and in the process possibly win a prize or many prizes along the way...This is more than wanting to win something.......that is only the means.......in the end it's about finding kindred spirits."


I have decided to join this wonderful event and I am having a give-a-away which is open to everyone!

How to enter:

Just leave a comment on my blog and I will pick the winner on February 12th. This contest runs from January 9-February 12th. So hurry and enter!

The prize will be all three items:

1 Ounce Chocolate Nut Brownie Fragrance Oil

A sample of our Dried Pink Rose Petals and Buds

One Strawberry Scented Potpourri Sachet

Good luck!!!
Green Tree Botanicals

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

If you are at your last hope in life......

The "Bark All About It!" Biscuit of the Month Club

Your dog will go head over heels when you sign him up for the Bark All About It! Biscuit of the Month Club - our biscuit subscription program!

How It Works

Choose between our 3-, 6-, or 12- month plans and your lucky pooch will receive a bag of healthy and nutritious, delicious hand-decorated dog biscuits in a festive cello bag each month during your subscription.

  • Our 3 month subscription will deliver biscuits every 4 months beginning the month that you subscribe.

  • Our 6 month subscription will deliver biscuits every other month beginning in the month you subscribe.

  • Our 12 month subscription will deliver biscuits every month beginning in the month you subscribe.

Big Dog, Little Dog

We recognize that one size does not fit all when it comes to dog biscuits. We have both small and large biscuits available - please be sure to select the size appropriate for your dog when ordering.

How to Order

To order, please select a button below and you'll be directed to Paypal to complete your order. You can pay via Paypal, Visa or Mastercard. Please contact us if you would prefer to pay by check. All prices include shipping.

3 month "Small
Dog" Subscription

6 month "Small
Dog" Subscription

12 month "Small
Dog" Subscription

3 month "Big Dog"

6 month "Big Dog"

12 month "Big Dog"

Biscuit Gallery

The following are just a few of the biscuits we've delivered to happy puppies all around the country.

Easter Biscuits

Halloween Biscuits

Valentine's Biscuits


We reserve the right to surprise your puppy with our choice of decorated biscuits. We cannot be responsible for puddles of drool on the rug at the sight of your neighborhood mail carrier.

Please supervise your dog while he's enjoying his yummy snacks.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Homeless Video Feedback: "Mandy V"

"I just watched your heartbreaking video, I am in the process forming a non profit organization in South Africa called Independent Rescue of Abused and Abandoned Animals, I think your video will really reach the hearts of many people and am therefore asking for permission to use it, I also run a homing “Animail” list in South Africa and would like to distribute the video to my network.

Your video is awesome but oh so sad, but it truly gets the message across."

~ Mandy V.

Happy Valentines!

Have a Heart!!

You're invited to a fun Valentine's Day contest! Give a little love to a shelter animal
and win a great prize! Everyone that participates is a winner!

Please visit http://www.itsmeowornever.org/valentine/ for the details!

It's Meow or Never
Animal Rescue & Sanctuary

P.S. Help us by spreading the word and sharing this invite!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

We are featured in a Treasury on Etsy!!

We are featured in hjmart's Treasury!!!
Very nice!!! Great colors!! Please go to:


Thursday, January 15, 2009

We are in a Treasury!!!!

We are featured in ChezVous Treasury on Esty! http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list.php?room_id=33567

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Employment: Dr. of Veterinary Medicine Position

If you love animals and would like to join the team, the following opportunity may be just what you've been looking for:

We are currently seeking candidates for the position of Veterinarian at It's Meow or Never Animal Rescue & Sanctuary.


Duties will include but are not limited to: spay and neuter surgeries (primary focus), testing, blood draws, flea treatments and deworming, administering medication and vaccines.



How to Apply

To be considered for the position, qualified candidates should submit their resume and cover letter to jobs@itsmeowornever.org.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Water Heater!

Our water heater has died and we need a new one. There is water everywhere!!! Please help us so our animals can have hot water. We clean with hot water, they take bathes in warm water, etc.

Please donate for this. We do not have the money for this at all.

Rubber Stamps!!!

It's Meow or Never Animal Rescue now makes rubber stamps and the proceeds are used for our animals. I am so excited about this!!!!

Friday, January 9, 2009


He is home, not doing so well. We just noticed a huge, golf ball sized lump on his side and a bloody mark on his belly. So off to the vet tomorrow again. This lump nor the bloody mark was on his belly two days ago, the vet checked him completely and did xrays. If you can donate for him, we would appreciate it. We don't have the money for his appt tomorrow but he has to be seen.

Please say prayers for him too.


Sunday, January 4, 2009


He is home from the vet. Yeah!!!

The vet said one thing that really stuck out. NO MORE PURINA!! I am shocked. He said he has had several cats that have been eating Purina and all have urinary blockages.

I feed them Kitten Chow sometimes when it's all I can afford. :( No more though.

So Morgan is doing well so far, eating wet and dry food.

Donations 1/3/09 $0.00

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Shadow playing today!

Shadow and I were playing hide and seek for a few minutes. He hides and jumps out and he gets so proud of himself as if he is thinking I AM THE MAN! I have to jump out and scare him too and he "pretends" he is scared lol

Donations 1/109

Morgan $20.00
Esty for Animals (I think) $67.50