Nifty Mom

Vegan, Eco-conscious, Natural Parenting, Unschooling Wife and Mom

Care 2 Contest continues… December 2, 2008

So Care2 is running another “America’s Favorite Shelter” Contest again. The winning Shelter gets $10,000, 20 top recuiters get a $50 gift certificate and each week, a random shelter will win $500!!!

If you are trying to look for SACC, go under Florida->Melbourne-> and it will be first Brevard County Animal Services and Enforcement-South Animal Care and Adoption Center.

If you are looking for CBHS, go under FLorida->Cocoa-> and you’ll see the Central Brevard Humane Society


Fostered kittens update November 5, 2008

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So many of you read that my family were fostering some kittens from our local County run shelter and we had taken them back to the shelter to get a better chance of adoption. Well here is the update:

We went there the next day and all three were there.. but Hubby stopped by on his way home from work yesterday and said Padma was adopted and Skyler had an “adoption pending” note! Yay! Hopefully Binks gets adopted soon as well.


I have to say it’s bittersweet letting our foster animals go but thats the only way we can help so many. A couple that was adopting one of our previous foster pups asked me “how can you do this, aren’t you sad to see them leave”, since I had a smile on my face, I guess he thought I should be braking down in tears but the thing is that that pup didn’t have to spend more than 10mins at the shelter and that was in his new companion’s arms! How can I not be happy about that?! It’s true it is a little sad but the worst is bringing them back to wait in a cage or kennel for days or weeks.

It’s great that since PUnkyroo is so small I can’t go out and volunteer but fostering gives us that chance to still help out and have Punkyroo included and to learn about different animals and ways to take care of them.


Here is a picture of the pups we fostered that I was talking about..

Fostered Pup-Daisy

Fostered Pups


3 Little Kittens October 7, 2008

We are currently fostering 4 kittens from one of the county’s animal shelters. They are just soo adorable. They just needed to be plumped up to be able to be on the “adoption floor” and no other issues, usually URI (upper respiratory infection) is very common in fostering situations.

Before we brought them home I kept seeing over and over again the commercials for that animated Star Wars movie and so when Hubby brought them home and they started playing….star wars’ names poped in my head. First the little tigger one with the black nose started climbing the cage and shuffling all around the top so I thought of Skywalker and not wanting to seem to obvious and dork like I shortened it to Skyler. Then the other tigger one just kept stumbling and being clumsy so…Binks-short for Ja Ja Binks. Now you probably think “jeez” but honestly I havn’t even seen all of the Star Wars movies and it wasn’t until the past 2 years and thanks to Hubby that I saw my first one! So then comes the “oh so sweet” kitten, just a fluffy ball of grey with these innocent green eyes…Great now pounce! For this sweet and sour personality Anikin came to mind and yet again shortened..Ani. Yep it was alright Ani, we didn’t know the gender since they are young and staff never told us. Until Last week and Ani is a boy! Eh, 1.Not like a cat ever really comes when you’re calling in the first place unless one of your hands has some treats in them and 2. How many people actually keep the name of a pet they get from someone/where else?… And last there was the little “cow” kitten, we really thought he was a she at first since it didn’t look like the other’s stuff down there and I was stumped on a name so Padmae it was. And I thought Ani was bad once we found out he was a he, poor Padmae…now I know for sure his name will be changed. Punkyroo already knows all their names so it’d be confusing to change Padmae’s now so it’s to stay for a while longer. Sorry Padmae.hehe.

So I found a home for Ani and he adoption application through the shelter went great! Yay, 1 kitty homed, 3 to go. I tried asking people I know and if they know of anyone but nothing. So when we had  to take them back to the shelter to get checked up on they asked if we woulnd’t mind fostering for longer seeing they’d be just kept in the back, no public eyes to see, until there was space on the adoption

floor because they were so packed! So they are back home with us, better than staying there and getting sick.


Hubby would rather have them here then in the back but he was looking foward to a break from extra responsibility.  Punkyroo was happy though to have them back home. She’s really opened up to them within the past week! So on the hunt for furever homes for 3 little kittens!