Nifty Mom

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

Please support BNKC! January 19, 2009


Two weeks left until we have our meeting with the commisioners! This is our final meeting and it’s open to the public, so that means we need your support! If you have not signed the petition please do, if you want to go a step further…show up to the meeting! This is a peacful meeting, no rallies, screaming etc. We want to achieve a full house of supportive brevard residents.

The meeting will be held in the Board Room, Brevard County Gov’t Center at 2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera. It is bldg. C, the only three story bldg. on the first floor.  The meeting begins at 9 am however new business is held towards the end of the meeting and the agenda hasn’t been developed yet. We might be heard in the morning if the agenda is short and we may not.

We are so close now to making a better future for these poor animals that are dumped in the pound, please help us seal the deal…sign the petition, spread the word, come to the meeting, let everyone know about the meeting.

Also visit our website and learn how you can join the coalition and help more.


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


Last Day to Vote!! October 31, 2008

 Care2 is running a America’s Favorite Animal Shelter contest. SO go vote NOW!! you have one day left all it takes is 1 minute of your time to help your favorite local animal shelter or rescue win $10,000!


No-Kill Animal Shelters for Brevard!! October 15, 2008

I am with a group that has been working towards getting all Brevard County Animal shelters to go No-Kill. Last year in the 2 County’s shelters over 10,000 animals were destroyed and for something that’s not their fault. These animals give love and loyalty and then get dumped off. We a finalizing the proposal to give to the commisioners when we meet with them, but that will be done shortly.  If you can please sign our petition and pass it along!

Our Coalition has it’s own site up and running now too!

Our head of our group is leaving for Nevada for the No More Homeless Pets convention that is a hard core 3 day event. My favorite No-Kill visionary Nathan Winograd will be there speaking as well!! I wish I could go but a 2 year old and a all day-3 day event isn’t the best fit, lol.

Also if you’d like to read a GREAT book about No-Kill animal shelters, the begining and how things have come to be and more read Redemption: The Myth Of Pet Over Population . I never buy books and this is the only one I have, I was too unpatient to wait 3 days for shipping since no book stores or libraries had it (Thanks to a few of us asking for the book to be held in the library they orded it! Yay). But this is a great book and you’ll be amazed at everything you read in it!

If you’d like to learn more about No-Kill shelters go to..

“The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated” – Gandhi


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!