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Tails to Tell: Exciting News from Safe Place for Pets

Summer hours at the Cattery

Sat 10 am - 4 pm, Sun 11 am - 5 pm

1141 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, CO 80829

Upcoming Events

Yard Sale at the Cattery, August 15th, 10am - 4pm
Bark at Briargate, August 15th ,10am - 2pm, east parking lot
Bark in the Park at the Sky Sox game
September 2nd, 6:35pm
SP4P and Best Friends are challenging you to the virtual Strut your Mutt 5K!
We have set a fundraising goal of $5,000, and with your help, we can exceed that goal and help to provide the care and support that our bereaved furry friends at SP4P need.  Find out more here.
Join us at the Sky Sox game for
Bark in the Park! 

Wednesday, September 2nd
Tickets are only $10 and proceeds go to SP4P. 

Click here for details and ticket purchase information.

This Month's Featured Pet

Mr. Pimm

Mr. Pimm is not fond of sitting still!  He is a neutered, long-haired black cat that is a young 13 years old and a bold 16 pounds!  He is curious and friendly with other cats (maybe dogs and kids too). He is confident, affectionate, loves to be held and brushed, and gets drunk on catnip.
Hello, everyone! This month, our “SP4P Black Cat Club” wants to tell you about our special group. We are 8-members strong, with the recent arrival of Stubby. We all have unique appearances, with quite the variety of black coats, facial expressions, and sizes. Our individual personalities, though, are what really make each of us stand out as an awesome cat!
We want to make sure you know that we do not get caught up in all those superstitions about black cats, except for the one that says a black cat crossing your path brings prosperity and good luck - that we know is true!  In our former homes, we blessed our persons with love and companionship. We are ready and waiting to do the same for our new forever homes and new persons.

Check out our bios at the
Safe Place website. And do stop in at the cattery on the weekends to visit with us. We are eager to meet you and show you what a great addition we would make to your home!
Message from the Board

News from the Volunteer Coordinator:

Oops, I forgot; we don’t have a Volunteer Coordinator right now.  That’s probably why there’s no message there!  But it does serve a point; actually, a couple.  Because we currently have no one to fill that position, we haven’t been doing a very good job communicating with our volunteers and responding to new volunteer inquiries.  So, I wanted to apologize to those of you who have felt left out or abandoned or ignored.  We’re not ignoring you; we’re just a little over our heads.

That said, we really, really need a Volunteer Coordinator.  And maybe you’re the person for the job.  Yeah, you!  Whaddya mean, you don’t know anything about being a VC?  Can you talk to people on the phone, send emails, and stay better organized than me? (That’s a very low bar, by the way…)  You don’t need to have a PhD in The Psychology of Volunteer Coordination.  Not that a degree in abnormal psych wouldn’t hurt, but that’s just with respect to our Board of Directors.  And Paula keeps us in line, so you won’t need to worry about that.

Maybe that sounds like too much of a commitment for you?  It’s actually not a big job, just an important one.  And you will be getting support from our other Board members, other volunteers, and especially from Connie, our VC assistant.  She does all the heavy lifting anyway, tracking everyone’s hours.  All you need to do is talk to people!   Ask them what they like to do and where they’d like to help out.

Again, my apologies to those of you who feel like we’ve forgotten you.  But I encourage you to raise your hand, send us an email, give us a call, or smack me in the back of the head!  We really do value every last one of you.  Let us know where you’d like to help out, how much or little time you have, and what kinds of things you like to do; we’ve got a job for that!

Dennis Bagenstos, President

Congratulations to Greta, Charlie, Sadie, and Meogi!

They found their Forever Homes this month!

Some of the Many, Many Ways You Can Help

Open Positions
Volunteer Coordinator
Feline Coordinator
Marketing Director
Foster Coordinator
Cattery Volunteers
Facility Manager
Store Manager

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