Stray Thoughts 2016 Volume 4 - Page 2

Stray Thoughts Fall 2016 Senior Treasures Continued Enya was adopted as a young cat and is now 12. She was recently left at animal control when her owner went to assisted living. None of her family could take Enya and they didn’t know what shelter she came from originally. Luckily, she was scanned for a microchip and we got her back from animal control. Enya also had a wellness work-up and is healthy. She is a little on the shy side and is black so it will be harder for her to find her forever home. Can you be the one to give her story a happy ending? that she had been suffering from painful bladder stones for some time. It took a long time and a lot of vet visits to get Bijou healthy and luckily the bladder stones were dissolved by a special diet. As long as Bijou remains on the diet, she should not experience further bladder problems. Bijou has a lot of love to give and is patiently waiting for her forever home. Can you help her out? We are so grateful for the people who chose to adopt a pet from West Suburban Humane Society. We are especially thankful for those who adopt an older or special needs pet. Won’t you consider opening your heart and allowing one of these animals to spend their golden years in a loving home of their own? Bijou is 11 1/2 years old and has the sweetest disposition. She was returned because she needed medical attention and her family could not afford to take her to the vet. We got her an appointment right away and it was discovered WSHS Wish List West Suburban Humane Society Board Members: • Paper towels • Laundry detergent • Bleach • Anti-bacterial hand soap • Dish washing liquid • Food (our animals are on a specific diet: so that we don’t upset their digestive system, we must be specific) Purina One SmartBlend (Dry) cat and dog, kitten and puppy formulas. Any canned cat, dog, kitten and puppy food is fine. • KMR (kitten milk replacement), small baby bottles and nipples • Dog and cat toys (washable and indestructible!) • Cat litter • Stamps (to be used for postage) • Garbage bags (13 & 30 gallon sizes) • Batteries – AA, 9-volt and C • 6" paper plates • Lint traps • Volunteers! • Monetary donations are always appreciated! Jennifer Bahlmann, President Brian McLachlan, Recording Secretary Cathy Pesavento, Controller/Treasurer Lorie Bonham, Director Ruth Cloonan, Director Ken Eisenberg, Director Dexter Evans, Director Mark Stromberg, Director Diana Tsai, Director WSHS Staff: Executive Director: Carolyn Mossberger (Ext. 25) Animal Care Manager: Sarah Stromberg (Ext. 23) Night and Weekend Managers: Catherine Schmitt, Roberta Diehl, Deb Waggoner , Carol Thygesen Animal Care Assistants: Brigitte Black, Janet Hunt Adoption Desk Manager: Laney Forman (Ext. 10) Volunteer Coordinator: Judy Schnell (Ext. 45) Humane Education Manager: Mary Edwards (Ext. 24) Ways to Give WSHS can accept cash, check, and credit-card donations. Copy and paste this link in your browser: This will take you directly to our online donation page. You can choose to make a one-time gift or you can set up a monthly donation. To give a donation in check form, make checks payable to the West Suburban Humane Society and mail it to: West Suburban Humane Society, 1901 Ogden Avenue Downers Grove, IL 60515 We will send a confirmation of your gift that can be used when filing your taxes.  2