Tribute to Long-Term LAA Volunteer

Lincoln Animal Ambassadors wishes to pay tribute to Joyce Teets for her ten years of volunteer service. It also thanks everyone who supported them on Give to Lincoln Day. Finally, it reminds the Lancaster County community to mark July 18th as the date (if allowed) for LAA’s annual Wine & Howl. Teets first got involved with Lincoln Animal Ambassadors when some of her neighbors asked her for help with the community cats at Wyuka. “We had to trap the cats and get them to The Cat House for Trap, Neuter and Return (TNR),” said Teets.” I don’t think I understood … Continue reading Tribute to Long-Term LAA Volunteer

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Students Making An Impact on Homeless Animals

The Animal Impact Club at University of Nebraska-Lincoln supports no-kill groups by volunteering at them and by donating money to them raised through fundraisers. Three of those no-kill groups include The Cat House, Good Dog Rescue, and Second Chance Pups. … Continue reading Students Making An Impact on Homeless Animals

10th Annual Meow and Chow

Add warmth and luck to your fall season by attending the tenth annual Meow and Chow! This popular soup supper and bingo night returns on Saturday, October 19. The fundraiser is hosted by Lincoln Animal Ambassadors (LAA) and The Cat House (TCH). All proceeds go towards operating expenses for these two non-profit organizations. Meow and Chow will be held at the Center for People in Need, 3901 N 27th. Doors will open at 5 p.m., supper will begin at 5:30 p.m., and bingo will start at 6:30 p.m. For a $25 admission donation, attendees will have their fill of warm … Continue reading 10th Annual Meow and Chow

My Rebecca Park Scholarship Essay

In the spring of 2019, I won the Rebecca Park Scholarship which covers the cost of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants’ Animal Behavior Consulting: Principles & Practice course. It’s a $2,700 course, worth 36 credits with IAABC, and will provide me with the science-based foundation I believe is essential to a cat behavior consultant. My winning essay follows. Wow! I can’t believe that you are scamming people just to make some bucks. And when they see all that they would have to do plus pay for volunteering their time, what a discouragement it is to people who really … Continue reading My Rebecca Park Scholarship Essay

Poupack and Shiboo

Poupack braced herself against the blowing snow as she made her way towards her apartment building. Her hands and feet had begun to tingle in the biting Nebraska weather. No creature should have been outside in the miserable winter, but shivering next to Poupack’s apartment building was a black cat. Poupack ran upstairs to her apartment for food. She and her husband didn’t own any cats, which meant they didn’t have any cat food on hand. Poupack settled for a piece of sausage. “The cat ate the sausage very fast,” Poupack said, “and I could hear her saying what sounded … Continue reading Poupack and Shiboo

This Is Rescue

This is rescue. Momma Jenny (perhaps one of the sweetest cats ever) found her way to us when her kittens were just wee little nuggets. They’ve been in one of our amazing foster homes and now everyone is ready to find their forever homes.—The Cat House On July 12, Andy and I were scheduled to take our current foster kittens to The Cat House, as they had just been spayed/neutered and ready to be adopted. Then I got an email from the The Cat House’s president, asking us if we’d be willing to foster a Momma cat and her four … Continue reading This Is Rescue