New groups in Oracle help advocate for abandoned animals

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Chica & Chillona, Chihuahuas, will be up for adoption in two weeks.

Animal lovers, Ricky, Kim, Laura, Keith, Dewretta and Tyler have lent a helping hand to animals abandoned by their families. John Hernandez | Miner

San Manuel Miner

Two more animal rescue groups have been organized in Oracle to help with the increased need for saving sick, lost, abandoned and abused animals. Furs A’ Flyin’ Animal Rescue and Raining Cats and Dogs were formed by a group of friends to help animals in need. Furs A’ Flyin’ is managed by Kim Miller while Raining Cats and Dogs is operated by Laura Pettit and Dewretta Pierce. Both groups have friends that help them. These two groups work together to provide shelter, food, medical treatment and love for the animals until they can be adopted. They are always looking for permanent loving homes for their animals.

Furs A’ Flyin’ Rescue handles cats. Their motto is “Helping One Animal at a Time”. They currently have 12 cats up for adoption. They are all spayed or neutered. Raining Cats and Dogs works with small dogs and animals. Both groups refer animals to other rescue organizations if they do not have the room or capacity to handle the animal. The rescue groups are in need of pet food, cat litter, donations, sponsors and volunteers. Foster homes are badly needed to provide for an animals care until it can be adopted. Furs A’ Flyin’ could use a teenager to volunteer their time cleaning up a room where the cats live and talk. It would involve sweeping and mopping the floor and talking to visiting with the cats.

The rescue groups are trying to educate the community in getting people to spay and neuter their pets. They are working with a vet to get discounted spaying and neutering. They also will give parvo, distemper and feline distemper shots for free at Hot Dogs and Cool Cats salon in Oracle. Those interested can purchase the vaccines at any feed store. Contact Laura Pettit for information on getting your animal spayed or neutered and vaccinated for parvo or distemper at 520-405-6484.

For this year’s Oaks Festival Parade on April 26 the rescue groups have created a special float. It will feature adoptable animals riding on it. Following the parade there will be an adoption event at Hot Dogs and Cool Cats salon on American Avenue in Oracle. They will be holding bake sales and other fundraising events throughout the year. “Every penny we make goes to the animals” said Dewretta. The girls wanted to thank Kaye Dickson, director of Pinal County Animal Care and Control who has been working with animal rescue groups to foster and adopt out animals from the county shelter instead of having to euthanize the animals.

For more information about Furs A’ Flyin visit their website at www.fursaflyinrescue.com or contact them at fursaflyinrescue@gmail.com or 520-896-2666.

Raining Cats and Dogs can be contacted by calling Laura Pettit 520-405-6484 or Dewretta Pierce 520-461-6760.

John Hernandez (427 Posts)

John Hernandez lives in Oracle. He is retired and enjoys writing and traveling. He is active in the Oracle Historical Society. He covers numerous public events, researches historical features and writes business/artist profiles.


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