CLAW TALK FEBRUARY 2021

Bowie CLAW (February 2021)

General Updates and Special Announcements

Mark your calendar! Next general meeting is Thursday March 18th at 7PM.  A Zoom link will be sent to all members and supporters the week before.  Thank you in advance for joining us!

Kitten Season

Kitten season is one of the busiest times of the year.  Depending on how you feel about cats, kitten season can sound like the best season of the year. Sounds like cuteness in abundance, round kitten bellies and playtime all day long! Unfortunately, kitten season isn’t quite that, especially for the kittens and the people who opt to take care of them. (Though there is a lot of cuteness.) We sure could use some help. Our holding facility at Bowie City Hall is preparing for it.  We will TNR the adult cats and help the kittens achieve optimal health, become socialized and be ready for adoption. If you are interested in helping, please reach out to BowieCLAW@gmail.com or directly to Michelene (Mickie) Kennedy-Teston at gravysmumsy@yahoo.com.   This effort is very rewarding, but it does require some time-commitment and pre-approval to be a foster.  Please feel free to reach out to us with questions!

If working directly with kittens is not your thing, then please consider donating to the program. We are in desperate need of kitten food – especially WET, canned kitten food – like Fancy Feast kitten – available at most grocery stores. We could also use some paper towels. It’s amazing how many we use for cleaning kennels and bowls and toys! Every roll helps. Please consider purchasing some and putting it into our designated, donation bins at Giant.

As a reminder, for the month of February 2021, Bowie CLAW will receive a $1 donation from each purchase of the $2.50 reusable Community Bag at the Giant Food store located at 155520 Annapolis Road in Bowie.

Pet Assistance and Support (PAS) Updates 

We are currently serving 21 families with 21 dogs and 28 cats! Thank you all for your generous contributions!

Social Media and Web Page

If you aren’t a Facebook friend of ours yet, please consider adding us! Look us up under our full name, “Bowie Citizens for Local Animal Welfare.”  Social media is a great way to get quick daily updates on what is happening with Bowie CLAW.  

You can now also follow us on instagram@bowieclaw for updates on our CLAW events, kitten kennels, TNR efforts, adorable fosters and feel-good adoption stories!T o sign up for instagram, go to instagram.com. Tap Sign up, enter your email address, create a username and password or tap “Log in with Facebook” to sign up with your Facebook account. If you register with an email, tap “Sign up”. If you register with Facebook, you’ll be prompted to log into your Facebook account if you’re currently logged out.

We are looking for volunteers to help keep our web page better updated.  It doesn’t require considerable time, and it is a great way to give back to your community. If you are interested please reach out to us at BowieCLAW@gmail.com.

Bowie CLAW extends our greatest appreciation to everyone who supports our local animals!

Sign up for Smile.Amazon and iGive online—a percentage of your online purchases will be donated to Bowie CLAW at no cost to you. Federal employees, please consider supporting Bowie CLAW in your Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) contributions this year. Our Campaign Number is 15690.  Thank you!