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Decen$er 2014

Putting Your Dollars to Good Use


By Ken Markert, Board President
I hope you can appreciate how much your support has
done for the homeless animals of Park County. In the
last 12 months, PCAS has placed 114 dogs and 168
cats in adoption homes. We also reunited 178lost dogs
and four lost cats with their originalfamilies. Your sup
port makes this possible.
Your support provides a decent level of care for these
animals while they stay at the shelter. This care always

includes cleaning, and feeding, housing, and finding


adoption homes for these animals. ln most cases, we
also provide vaccinations, treatment of medical conditions, spaying/neutering, and behavior training. Thanks
to you, we can provide these services.
Your support saves a lot of animal lives. Over 500 ani-

mals come through the shelter's front door each year.


We are a no.kill shelter, which means we do not eu-

thanize animals as a means of population control as


many conventional city pounds do. None of the animals
that were adopted to new homes or returned to their
owners needed to be euthanized. Theyjust needed a
little time so we could match them up with the homes
that wanted them. Your support makes that happen.
Your support has helped humanely control pet over-

population at the source. PCAS spay/neuter clinics treated 47 dogs and 22O cats in 2OL4. Cumulatively, over
the pastfew years our clinics have spayed or neutered
almost 1,000 cats and over 300 dogs. Considering the
reproductive potential of these animals, there is no
doubt we have a lot fewer homeless animals as a result.
Your support has inspired us to start planning a major
renovation and expansion of the shelter. We are actively

planning to replace our worn-out dog kennels, provide


better cat housing, improve medical-related rooms, and
make the shelter more conducive to pet adoptions.

Your support has also allowed us to create an endow-

ment fund with the Wyoming Community Foundation.


While the endowment is relatively small now, we hope to
increase it. Eventually, it will provide a substantial and
stable annual income to PCAS.

ln 2074, PCAS willspend $135,800 or 59o/o of our budget on shelter worker wages. We will spend another

$32,500 (74%) on animal supplies and veterinary care.


These and other miscellaneous costs, like utilities and
building repairs, represent the costs of caring for over
5OO animals in a year. As you can see, the vast majority
of our funding is spent directly on animal care.

2014will be remembered as a verysuccessfulyearfor


the Park County Animal Shelter. 2015 promises to be
even more exciting and eventful as we move forward to
better serve Park County's homeless and unwanted animals. Please be part of it. Please renew your membership and consider an additional year end donation.
Surely, there will be hundreds more cats and dogs and
kittens and puppies needingshelter while we find them
homes. Your continued support ensures that there will
be many more happy endings in the comin gyear.
P.S. As president
of PCAS, I would
love to hear from
members like you
regarding any
comments,
suggestions,
concerns or

questions about
how PCAS
operates or how
we could do things better. Please feel free to contact me
at k.r.markert@gma il.com.

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

All

PCAS

members are

welcome to attend any

PAST FUND RAISERS

Membersh i p/Board Meetin g-Decem ber


18 at 5:30 pm in the Bison Room at the
Park County Library. E-mail Ken at
k.r.markert@gmail.com if you want to be on
the e-mail list for the meetings.

Board Meeting, held on


the third Thursday

of

every month at 5:30.


Locations vary. Please
contact any Board
member or the Shelter to
confirm the location. You
can also get e-mail
notices of all meetings by

contacting Ken Markert at


k. r. m a

rkert@

g m a i l. co

Annual Jack Russell/Corgi RacesJanuary 9th at Cody Auditorium


Don't forget to mark your calendars for our
Sth Jack Russell/Corgi Races at the Cody
Auditorium (new location). Entry tickets are
$10. lf you purchase your tickets in advance,

you have a chance to win $500. Tickets are


available at PCAS, Cody Feed and from the
PCAS Board Members. Besides the races,
we'll have food and beverages, silent auction
items and raffles. Come place your bets on
race night.
TICKETS ARE ON
SALE NOW FOR
THE DOG RACES
AND WE NEED
HELP SELLING
DON'T BE SHY.
CALL MARY
WH]TMORE AT 578.8902 AND
LET HER KNOW HOW MANY
YOU WANT TO SELL.

Spring Garage Sale at the Sage


Community Cluts-May, 2015
Dawn Day will begin taking donations in

April. Do not take any items to Sage Creek.


Please call Dawn for questions or donations
at 89$3852.

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SEFVICE FROM THE HEART

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Wy.82414

Santa's pictures with dogs and cats was held


again this year at The Barn, Twentythree dogs
from a Mastiff, a Great Dane, a Chihuahua and
everything in between, plus one cat and one very
small kitten took part in the festivities. Some folks
had pictures taken of more than one pet, so there
were approximately 40 sittings. Justine May was
the photographer and Patrick Hartung was the
Santa. The total proceeds came to $350 after
expenses were paid, and that amount was divided between Wyoming Basset Hound Rescue
(Holly Moen) and the Park County Animal Shelter. Thanks to Greg Blessings at The Barn for the
use of his business; Justine, Patrick, Dawn Day
for helping with the animals, Mary Schock, Gerry
Patterson and Holly for getting all of this put to-

Park County
GLASS, INC.,

Your Autoglass specialists


Quality you can depend on.
1913 Gulch Street
P.O. Box
Cody,

raised $1 ,51 2 from our craft sales and $1 ,1 88


from our 2 raffles. Special thanks to Martha
Vanoni who donated the tree (won by Vicki Klingman) and Mary Jo Hardy who donated the basket
(won by Barb DeBerg). Thank you to all the wonderful people who donated their time, skills and
energy to make this event possible, And to the
Ticket Hustlers-Joyce Cisco, Connie Ryan, Jan
Riley and her formidable granddaughter, Jerri
Sperry, Mary Jo Hardy, Martha Vanoni and Andy
Whiteman. Specialthanks also to Jan Hoar and
the wonderful knitters and TAGY for always being
willing to donate beautiful items to this event and
the Dog Races.

gether,

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PCAS had a booth at the Holiday Craft Fair, We


sold dog & cat Christmas treats and toys, cat and
small dog beds, beaded crafts, knitted items from
the wondefful ladies of the knitting group, baked
goods for people-cookies, cakes, and candy, We

Photos with Santa-October 18

THEM.

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Holiday Graft Fair-November 22

Fax (307) 587-9499


(307) 587-9309

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$1(},(}(}() DONATED BY DONNIE

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& DANA GILLETTE

Loenbro Pipeline Solutions General Manager Donnie Gillett and his wife Dana recently
made a $10,000 contribution to the PCAS Building Fund, The Gilletts are natives of Powell, Wyoming and have strong ties to the state. 'My family has lived and worked in Wyoming for several generations; my wife and children have grown up in this great state; and
we have been fortunate enough to be part of Loenbro Pipeline Solutions growth and de.
velopment," said Mr. Gillett. The donation will be used for major renovations and new
construction at the shelter.

Polly Churma
Vet Tech

Rand Cole

Loenbro Pipeline Solutions has been very active in the Bakken Oil and Gas Fields in North
Dakota. Through its expertise, the company has installed a significant amount of pipeline
facilities in North Dakota and will continue to maintain and oversee those pipeline facilities
to more rapidly transport oil and natural gas from North Dakota to various parts of the
country. Loenbro Pipeline Solutions, lnc. recently expanded its operations to include a
corporate office field office in Casper. The company will be actively involved in the construction and maintenance of new pipeline facilities as they come online in Wyoming much
as they did in North Dakota.

Erin Fullmer

Valerie Swensrud
Jessica Zeller

AWESOME AUSSIE-A Successful Adoption


(Submitted by a family who recently adopted from the

PCAS BOARD

PCAS)

We gave the Park County Animal Shelter some guidance as to our lifestyle and our
needs. An older Aussie was our request. Then we got the phone call-"We think we
have the dogfor you!"
lmmediately we drove to meet our new family member and it was love at first sight.

MEMBERS
Ken Markert Pres.
David Burke, VP
Andy Whiteman, Treasurer
Tasa Brost, Secretary
Jan Riley
Bettye Dominick

What a gift this wonderful dog has proven to be. He fit into our routine and lfestyle right
away-just as though he had always been with us. We take him with us where ever we
go. He loves to ride "Shotgun" but is just as happy in the back seat when we all go together.

JerriSperry

We brag about him and have delightful stories to tell that show his amazing intelligence. He can read us so well and knows by the slightest motion what comes next. He
is definitely a member of our family- sleeping by our bed, watching W with us or walking our fields. He is always trying to please and always does.

Mary Schock
Joyce Cicco

We know he is happy and feels our love.

Adoptions:

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Pick Me! Pick Me!


These are Just a Few of the Shelter Residents Who are Looking for Their Forever Home

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Atticus is one of our many juvenile cats that has


already been fixed and is ready for a home.

Hoagie is a wonderfully sweet 3 year old Lab mix.

Nadine is a
3 year old
Coonhound
who loves
everyone.
Lokie is a sweet senior cat with special needs.
He is in the early stages of diabetes. We have
been able to manage his symptoms with a
special diet

The last couple months have been wonderfulfor


adoptionsl Many of our long term residents found
their forever homes! Sophia was adopted after
almost ayear, and severalcats including Boo,
Bubba, Misty, Gracie, were adopted after being
here for more than ayear. We were also able
to find a wonderful home for our two Pit Bulls
that parented our litter of puppies where
they could be adopted together!

lffe cater to pets!

eultiV-affordabtepet{ood
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Treats, Crates. Beds, Collars, feashes
308 19tt' Street
Cody, WY

587-t891

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MawAger',s Corwer
sTecLaL care N eeded DvtrLwg

WLwter

Mowths

Pets that spend a lot of time outdoors also need access


to more food and fresh water in the winter; keeping their
little bodies warm can take a lot of energy! The salt that

we commonly use on our sidewalks and driveways can


be damaging to the pads of their feet, and can irritate their mouths if they lick their feet.

ByBrL*.awgvaughw also

This time of year brings many joys with

it

winter sports,

Many of our holiday favorites can be very dangerous for


time with loved ones for the holidays, and some pretty
our animals. Goodies containing chocolate can be toxic
great holiday food! While all of these things can be wonfor dogs, as can fat trimmings and bones. As much as
derfully fun for us two-legged folk, each of these can
we might want to spoil our dogs with these bones, they
bring risks for our furry friends.
present a choking hazard, and can also splinter and
cause internal lacerations. Many types of nuts can also
The colder weather can bring many dangers to people
be toxic for dogs if ingested.
and animals alike. We can help keep our fourJegged
family members safe by keeping them indoors as much
Hold tight to your loved ones this holiday season, includas possible or providing adequate shelter. Windchill can
ing your furry family members! lf you don't have animals
threaten an animal's life; they are sensitive to severe
of your own to spoil, we have lots of homeless animals
cold and are at a higher risk for frostbite and hypotherat the shelter that are looking for homes! Sometimes
mia when they are Ieft outdoors. lt is common for their
they are the ones that are the most appreciative of new
noses, ears and paw pads to freeze quickly and suffer
toys and treats!
permanent damage.

The Shelter is open to the

public from
12:OG5:30 pm
everyday except
Sundays.

I{ARDWARE;', I{AHT(
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587-5110
Website
parkcou ntyanimalshelter.com

E-Mail
manager@parkcountyanimalshelter.com
We are also on Facebook

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PO BOX

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coDY,wY 824t4

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Adopting a Pet

Volunteers Needed

There are many loving pets available at the


Shelter. They have been neutered or
spayed (if age appropriate). And have
received their first series of shots.

To all

animal lovers, young and old.

We are in need of volunteers

to help with -

free veterinarian visit is included with


participating vets.

Shelter Manager
Brittany
can be heard every
Thursday on the
Eagle Radio Station
with Bobby Rock at
8:40 am at 704.7 FM.
Tune in!

DoS Walkint and Socializing


CleaninS the Shelter

Adoption Fees are:


$35 for a Cat
$5O for a Dog over 5 years old
$75 for a Dog under 5 years old

Pettin$the dogs, cats and kittens


lf you are interested or have guestions

You don't have to be a Park County resident

to adopt a pet.

or concerns p/ease call the She/ter


and talk to Brittany.
Thank you for all your help

Stop by the Shelter at 5537 Greybull Hwy.


We are open everyday from

with our crittersl

12:OG-5:30 pm, except Sundays.

Sophia, you may remember, came to the Shelter from an abusive home. (One wonders what kind of a person could be so unkind to an animal). She had been at the
PCAS for almost a year and in the last NL we advertized for a forever home for
her. SHE FOUND ONE !!! Her new owner gives the Shelter updates on how well
she is doing and how much they care for her.
Advertising works.

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- Sat: gam - 6:30pm


Sun: 11am - 4pm
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Cody WY 82414
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Park Gourrty Animal Shelter


Open Mo*Sat Noo*fcao
3o7-54:r-5r1o

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Cody, tWY er4a4

BANKII{G FOR DOGSAND CATS


Geny Pafterson has distributed the Dog and Cat Banks througfr out many city businesses and they are continuing to
be very profitable. For the months of Sept-l{ov $1,596.55 has been deposited. Ihe total for the year includang urhat
has been collected so far througflr l{ovember is 94,332.78.

fora lotof donations forthe month of December.THAI{KYOU T0 AtLWHO HELP FIILTH0SE BAI{KS
and please help us meet our goalforthe year of $5,000. A blgIllANKYOU to allthe BUSII{ESSES that help the Shelter by having a bank in their business. Anyone who would consider having a bank in their business, please call Gerry at
587-6436. Please stop in and support the many businesses that have purchased ads for the News Letter and thank

We are HOPING

them for their support. Iheir ads help to keep the cgsts down for the pdnting and mailing of 'WAGS AND WHISKERS.'

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PCAS Spay/Neuter CIinic Update


SePtember 12th and 13th
Because of the high demand for the low cost spay/
neuter clinic for this fall, the clinic was split into two days
to accommodate the need. The dog clinic was held on
Sept. 12 and Mark Francis and two assistants took care
of 34 dogs. The costs for the dogs was: no charge, $10,
and $20 depending on the needs of the clients. The cat
clinic was held on the next day and Diana Scollard and 3
assistants spayed/neutered 126 cats. This charge was:
no charge, $5, and $10. We would like to encourage
donations, but these charges may be all some people
can pay.
Heather Johnson arranged for the Boot and Bottle

lf anyone would like to donate to the clinic, please


make checks payable to PCAS Spay/Neuter Clinics and mailto PO Box 203 in Cody, WY 82474.
Mary Whitmore, who manages to get all these clinics
together, mentioned that when you work with the spay/
neuter program, you have to be flexible and a little bit
crazy. There were a lot of ferals and big dogs at this clinic. Just imagine all the puppies and kittens that would
not have homes if it were not for all the work that goes
into this program. The costs for the clinics we held in
201-4was $7,200. Please think about a donation for
this worth-while project.

Club to hold these clinics. The Cody Motor Lodge


(Bev Ellis) graciously offered the vets and staff
their rooms; Gail Parker at WPH provided lots of
towels and bedding; and Rick Coverthe oxygen.

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PARK COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER


P.O. Box 203
5537 Greybull Hrvy
Cody,

WY

Our Mission: To provide excellent care and find Eood


homes for our anima, guests; to promote responsible pet
Suardianship; to work to end the overpopulation of feral
cats as we,/ as a,/ pets; and to run an organized efficient
shelter with a no-kill philosophy.

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new members to help the


a success.
Shelter stay strong and continue improving in the next year. Please complete this form to renew or begin your PCAS
membership.

We thank our

All

NaEMsERsHtps ARE RENEWABLE tN JANUARv oF EAcH vEAR.

As a PCAS member, you will receive a membership card and our

newsletter. We also invite all members to attend our monthly board meetings, held the third Thursday of each month.
Members are eligible to vote in annual board elections. Most importantly, your membership helps us provide food, shelter
and services to the homeless pets in our area. Thank you for your support!

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provide your contact information:

Name:

Address:
City, State, Zipcode:

Email address:

(D tnoicate if you are new or renewing:

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New Member

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mail this form with your check made payable

to: PCAS P.O. Box 203

Cody, WY

82474

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3 DOG RESCUE-Finding
"3 Dog Rescue" is a registered non-profit, all volunteer organization established in Cody, WY to help the public find a new
companion or working dog to suit their lifestyle. We also assist shelters, vet clinics and other rescue organizations by
fostering, conducting home checks and transpofting. Many
responsibie owners are faced with having to give up their
much loved pets. Networking with these various groups enables us ALL to find appropriate homes to suit each dog's spe.
cific needs. lf the DOG is not happy, the PEOPLE will not be
happy and visa versa! Our goal is to transition each dog into a
new environment with as little stress as possible. Most owners want to be assured that their dog finds a great new home
and "3 Dog Rescue" was established to assist with this effort.
We also have many requests from the public to find a specific
breed for their needs.
The dogs we place must be spayed/neutered and current on
their vaccinations before being placed in a new home. Our
standard adoption fee is $15O for each dog, but may vary
according to breed, age, and/or other circumstances. We
must make our fees "affordable" in order to compete with the
desires of the public to purchase a PUPPY. "3 Dog Rescue" is
dependent upon donations, adoption fees, and various fund-

homes, making matches.

raising events in order to cover our basic costs for examinations and additional expenses such spayT/neuter, blood tests
and dental work. Unfortunately the majority we receive into
rescue need ALL services.
Many dogs that come into rescue are working breeds and not
companion dogs. All must be evaluated and we have a variety
of foster homes to determine each dog's needs. Many working breeds are discarded because they did not perform the
duties their owners expected. They are relinquished to shelters, rescues, or ask their veterinarians to euthanize them.
Our screening process for potential adoptors is quite stringent
as we do homechecks and vet checks to be assured that the

new owners are responsible and "dog savly," and prefer


someone that is already familiar with the breed. We are affiliated with a number of National Organizations and provide
homechecks and evaluations for locals wishing to adopt a dog
from elsewhere. Our work is not finished when we find new
homes and networking helps to assure that both "man and
dog" are a great match!
Kathy McDonald www.3dogrescue.com (3O7) 587-4794

IT'S NEVER TOO LATE FOR A SECOND CHANCE


GURGI wos o very old stroy cot thot hod not been well cored
for when he come to us in 20'l 3. Gurgi would overly groom
himself when he wos in o coge ond pull out lorge tufts of his
fur. Once we were oble to move him out of o coge, he discontinued this nervous behovior. Loter, he begon to decline
with some liver issues. We treoted his conditions for months ond
he mode o complete recovery. After l4 months with us, Gurgi
wos odopted by o wonderful fomily who wonted to give on
older cot o second chonce. He is heolthy ond hoppy in his new
home!
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OUR PETS IN HEAVEN? WHY NOT?

By Doug Blough

We all agree that God spelled backwards is Dog ln spite of my cats' insistence it was a typo, I'm not so sure it

wasn't divinely premeditated. That's just a theory, but bear in mind, my theories are almost always proven true in
the end.
But does this cynically-called "coincidence" suggest our precious pets will accompany us to Heaven? Well, maybe
it does and maybe it doesn't, but I'm leaning toward the latter. Overly-pious, often pet-less skeptics think it an
absurd notion. l've noticed many will quote memorized scripture for every debate, yet show little Christ-like grace.
"So heavenly-minded, they're of no earthly good," so to speak.
Yet, the Bible doesn't definitively provide the answer, just as it doesn't for many lhings we don't know in this life.

There are a few animal passages I'm not fond of, including all those poor, sacrificial sheep, but I did stumble up
on this little gem from that wise guy Solomon: "God tests men so they may see they are like the animals; the
same fate awaits them both ... all go to the same place. Who knows if the spirit of man rises upward and if the
spirit of the animal goes down into the earlh?'"
I admittedly might be grasping for straws in my interpretation, but I'm pretty certain of one thing: lf there comes a
judgment day, unrepentant animal abusers will be "feeling the heat." My perfect scenario says those innocent
dogs chained in back yards with frozen water bowls go to heaven, while their heartless owners receive their just

reward elsewhere.
I never loved a relative more than my elderly Uncle Jim and Aunt Betty at the lunch after my saintly, animal-lover
sister Wanda's '05 funeral. That was when I realized their children weren't their only true loves when a relative
was explainingto me (the "animal-fanatic relative")that it's ridiculous and non-Biblicalto believe pets might be in
Heaven. Before I had a chance to rebut, Betty and Jim, a retired preacher and fervent Christian, overheard and
interjected adamantly their belief that their beloved dogs WILL be in Heaven. How you gonna argue with a preach-

er of 40 years?
My late Uncle Jess, Jim's brother, was devastated when his wife June died, but he thanKully still had precious
little Tish, their white poodle and constant traveling companion that brought them both endless joy. Missing June
desperately, Tish was Jess' inseparable lifeline. Nearing 80 and struggling

to walk, he never went anpvhere without Tish in his arms. lf dogs weren't
allowed in someone's home, Jess wasn't going in either.
When Jess died, Tish was so inconsolable she had to be euthanized. June,
Jess and Tish reunited in Heaven? I sure don't see why not. I've always
heard Heaven is a place where all good & pure things that brought us
great pleasure here, will be in abundance there. Few things in my life have
paralleled the pure, un-tarnished joy my pets past and present have given
me. They're God's gifts, meant to be cherished forever.

Speaking of gifts, don't forget to give an extra special one to


your pets - and those lonely ones at the shelter if possible this Christmas. Trust me: They'll be "eternally grateful."

ScoosY come io the shelter os o stroy in August of 2O10. He hod been fostered or odopted o couple times, but for one reoson or onolher, he wos brought
bock to us eoch time. Very few people looked ol Scooby or showed ony interesl in
him. Bui for yeors, the PCAS stoff potiently nurtured Scooby. Everything chonged
for Scooby when o wonderful mon who hos odopted lwo other dogs from us storted
to come visit him. He gove Scooby time to get to know him, ond hos since given him

lhe best home we could hove hoped for!

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