'PAWS'ITIVELY THE BEST!
April and May have been two very busy months for the staff of Turtle Creek and we are ‘paws’itively sure we have the best clients and patients in town! We kicked off April with our BIG Heartworm prevention give-away in recognition of National Heartworm Awareness Month. Congratulations to "Rex" Tennison, "Spartan" Kreuzer, "Halo" Gilmore, "Brother" Linahan, and "Oliver" Hamann who are all winners of a 6 month supply of heartworm prevention! We will be looking to do this promotion again later this year, so stay tuned!
Our next event was our first ever "Hot Diggity Dog Jog~Getting' Jiggy with Canine Cancer Awareness!" This was an exciting event to help raise awareness and show support for the canines that we have lost, are currently fighting and the survivors of canine cancer. In addition to the human staff of Turtle Creek, we had another forty-seven human participants plus their furry companions take part in our walk this year! With police escort, we proudly strutted through the streets of Historic Downtown Greenville, all in the name of a great cause. Pictures from the event are provided by Keli White Photography and are available for viewing or purchase by clicking here. All proceeds from the Hot Diggity Dog Jog were donated to Morris Animal Foundation's Canine Cancer Campaign. We are proud to report that we were able to raise $905.00! We are already in the planning stages for next year's event, and graciously appreciate any feedback you may have on ways to make this an even BIGGER and BETTER event next year! Watch our website for the upcoming event schedule and our newsletters!
Immediately following the Hot Diggity Dog Jog, we joined the events of the Back Street Bark, a subsidiary of the annual Backstreet Bash which is sponsored by Greenville’s Friends of Main Street. The highlights of the day included the Greenville Police Department's K9 unit demonstrations, and the ever popular weenie dog races! The grand champion of the races was "Zoe" Ruthart, who sprinted across the finish line with confidence! We are truly grateful to all of our clients and other members of our community that were able to join us and enjoy the pet-friendly activities
We began May with what has become a highly anticipated event around here, a visit from the Pre-K students of Brookland Learning Center. We thoroughly enjoy the opportunity to teach the future veterinarians, technicians and pet owners of our community! Highlights of the trip included helping perform a physical exam on a dog, recognition of common parasites, examination of radiographs and ultrasound and finally, a trip through the surgical suite with their gloves, masks and caps. Pictures from the event are provided by Keli White Photography and are available for viewing or purchase by clicking here.
During the rest of May, we turned our attention to cancer awareness for humans. In honor of family members, friends and clients that we have lost untimely due to cancer, the staff of Turtle Creek elected to participate in Hunt County"s Relay for Life. The staff, clients, friends and family came together to create the "Turtle Creek Speed Racers" team. It was an incredible and humbling experience to be out on the track with the survivors, caretakers and loved ones whose lives have all been impacted by this disease. Through generous donations, participation in the Chili's Give Back Night, and the sale of delicious baked goods at the event, we were able to raise $744.29! Again, we are truly thankful to have such wonderful, caring and generous clients, friends and family, who have shown their unwavering support through these last few months. THANK YOU!
ADOPT A CAT MONTH!!
Each spring, during "kitten season," thousands of newborn kittens join the millions of cats already in shelters across the country. This means that our local shelter has lots of cute, cuddly newborns in addition to the mellow older cats, and everything in between. There is no possible way to determine how many stray or homeless cats inhabit communities across the country, but estimates currently exceed 70 million (statistics provided by ASPCA)! Although we can't solve the world-wide problem of homeless and stray cats, we strive to make a continued effort in our community to place many homeless and stray cats in new forever homes. However, this process can take several weeks to months depending on the health and socialization needs of each cat or kitten. You may have already encountered a few of our adoptable furry felines when you have visited our clinic! If you are thinking of adopting a cat, here are some helpful tips from the American Humane Society to help prepare your home and family for the new addition:
We have started June with a successful adoption to a new forever home with a little orange tabby, that we dubbed "Ernie." Congratulations to Ernie and his new forever family! We currently have 2 other little kittens that need homes. The first is Bert, who is a 16 week old neutered male orange tabby kitten that is a fun and energetic boy. He will go to great heights to explore the world around him, and does the same to ensure his nap time is in your lap or even better, around your neck! He will make a great companion for you and any other furry kiddos you may have. For more information on Bert, or adoption process, click here, to be directed to our website.
The second kitten is a very tiny gray and black domestic shorthair tabby kitten. We call her "Checkers." She was found on the busy streets of Greenville, unfortunately already having been injured from a vehicle. Luckily for her, one of our 'paws'itively amazing clients spotted her amid the morning rush hour traffic and was able to retrieve her safely and bring her to us for continued care. We are happy to report that despite the head trauma and significant bruising on her tiny body, she is expected to make a full recovery. She will be available for adoption in approximately three weeks. For more information on Checkers and our adoption process, please click here.
SUMMER IS HERE!
Mark your calendars for Saturday June 16th! Our local Tractor Supply (Greenville) will be celebrating their annual Pet Appreciation Week, and will be hosting an adoption event from 9-2 inside the store on the 16th! Look for special coupons that week for significant savings on pet supplies, food, kennels, etc. PLUS, the manager has extra incentives (**FREE STUFF**) for those who are able to adopt from this event!
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