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Re: [furries-290] Rainfurrest Charity 2013

From: fluffy
Sent on: Sunday, November 25, 2012 1:51 AM
I think Greyscale was referring to Paws in Lynnwood/Seattle, but replied 
to your message instead of mine for some reason.

On 11/25/[masked]:20 AM, Noli wrote:
> You may be thinking of another shelter, their policies are clearly 
> stated and in the many years I've been volunteering with this shelter 
> the only animals euthanized have been for humane quality of life 
> reasons. I've seen many unadoptable animals and difficult to adopt 
> animals live out their years happily there regardless of age, health 
> concerns, socialization issues,  or 'bathroom habits' that would have 
> them labeled as unadoptable and killed other places. They even have an 
> entire building set aside for feral, FIV, leukemia, elderly kitties, 
> and others with chronic and incurable health concerns.
>
> All euthanizations are quality of life based.
>
> It may have been a year pr two since my last visit, but I have all 
> confidence and faith in this wonderful sanctuary and would invite 
> anyone with questions to visit in person or thoroughly explore the 
> website. Or call. :)
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Nov 24, 2012, at 8:59 PM, Greyscale <[address removed] 
> <mailto:[address removed]>> wrote:
>
>> Feel free to call them and ask about their policies. :) I'm not 
>> trying to be rude, just pointing out they are a high-kill shelter. It 
>> will not say on their website, but you call everyday after 9am untill 
>> 6pm.
>>
>>
>> On Sat, Nov 24, 2012 at 4:01 PM, Noli <[address removed] 
>> <mailto:[address removed]>> wrote:
>>
>>     I'd like to throw another name out there for possible charities,
>>     PurrfectPals.org <http://PurrfectPa...;­ is a wonderful
>>     no-kill, non-profit cat shelter in Arlington.
>>
>>     They take in all cats in need (old, feral, HIV, de-clawed, all
>>     kitties!) and provide medical care, loving homes, and a safe
>>     place to live out their days should they be unadoptable. I've
>>     volunteered there many times in the past and they're a great
>>     organization.
>>
>>     They also provide spay and neuter services and education to help
>>     combat overpopulation and put on several events throughout the
>>     year including the Black Cat Ball and the Average Joe Cat Show.
>>
>>     Sent from my iPhone
>>
>>     On Nov 24, 2012, at 3:20 PM, Sharako <[address removed]
>>     <mailto:[address removed]>> wrote:
>>
>>>     Hey Everyone,
>>>
>>>     Being one of the people who helped create the original
>>>     Rainfurrest Anthropomorphics International.(R.A.I­N.), the parent
>>>     organization that puts on Rainfurrest (RF), the convention, the
>>>     bylaws, they are not specifically detailed besides the fact that
>>>     the organization (R.A.IN <http://R.A.IN>;­.) gives money to
>>>     charitable 501c3 organizations it deems worthy. R.A.IN
>>>     <http://R.A.IN>;­. then facilitates this charitable donation
>>>     through RF (the Con). RF does not have strict bylaws. How the
>>>     con is run, is generally left up to the con chair.
>>>
>>>     The charity department was not made into a department until I
>>>     took it over 2010 and started laying the foundations. Talking
>>>     with Gene, the (R.A.IN <http://R.A.IN>;­.) Board President, a no
>>>     kill policy was something he felt that was very important for us
>>>     to have. I agree with him. The procedures I put down are the
>>>     same procedures in our Wiki. We have always had these guidelines
>>>     in place.
>>>
>>>     Before this gets out of hand, I will note that the procedures
>>>     are not going to be changing. The point of this discussion is to
>>>     see what kind of charities our con goers would like to see.
>>>
>>>     Being the charity lead. it is my job to see which ones fit our
>>>     guidelines. I then bring a hand full of suggestions to the
>>>     staff. The staff then vote on the charities, and are then put in
>>>     an order of most popular to least popular. Charities not chosen
>>>     are then put onto a list for future years. From there, I call
>>>     the charity and tell them who we are and inform them that we
>>>     wold like to help them in their cause. If they would like to be
>>>     our official charity for the convention, it is a fairly set
>>>     deal. Some times a charity might not want to be one of our
>>>     official charities. if that happens we select out runner up.
>>>
>>>     If you have other ideas or disagree with any policy, you are
>>>     more than welcome to come to one of our many RF staff meetings.
>>>
>>>     Here are the next meting dates and times. ( Subject to possible
>>>     change)
>>>     *December 8th 2012* Second Meeting, Overlake Round Table
>>>     1:00p.m. -4:00 p.m. 15025 NE 24th St., Redmond
>>>     *January 12th 2013* Third Meeting, Overlake Round Table 1:00p.m.
>>>     -4:00 p.m. 15025 NE 24th St., Redmond
>>>     *February 16th 2013* Fourth Meeting, Seatac Hilton 1:00p.m.
>>>     -4:00 p.m
>>>
>>>     If you want to know more Visit our website
>>>     https://www.rainfu...­
>>>     You can volunteer here
>>>     https://www.rainfu...­
>>>     Or ask us questions here
>>>     https://www.rainfu...­
>>>
>>>     I hope this clarifies things for everyone.
>>>
>>>     Thank-you
>>>
>>>     Sharako
>>>     2013 Charity Lead
>>>
>>>
>>>     --------------------­--------------------­--------------------­------------
>>>     *From:* Christofur <[address removed]
>>>     <mailto:[address removed]>>
>>>     *To:* [address removed] <mailto:[address removed]>
>>>     *Sent:* Friday, November 23,[masked]:42 PM
>>>     *Subject:* RE: [furries-290] Rainfurrest Charity 2013
>>>
>>>     Please provide some background on these statements.  "We *_Do
>>>     Not_* take any Kill Shelters. We feel all animals have the right
>>>     to live." It is not clear if this is part of an unreferenced
>>>     Rainfurrest charter or is the opinion of current, valued staff
>>>     members.
>>>     Considering this year's attendance figures and those of us that
>>>     have attended every Rainfurrest,  we should be careful dictating
>>>     an agenda. Rather, the rank and file should be respected and polled.
>>>     I am trying to take the ethical temperature of the above
>>>     position.  Can someone tell me if the boutique shelters listed
>>>     below accept every animal brought to them and if they
>>>     rehabilitate and place them all?   If not, wouldn't that be acts
>>>     of omission?
>>>     - Christofur
>>>     *From:*[address removed] <mailto:[address removed]>
>>>     [mailto:[address removed]] *On Behalf Of *Crystal
>>>     *Sent:* Friday, November 23,[masked]:40 PM
>>>     *To:* [address removed] <mailto:[address removed]>
>>>     *Subject:* Re: [furries-290] Rainfurrest Charity 2013
>>>     On 11/22/[masked]:24 PM, Sharako wrote:
>>>
>>>         Hi Everyone,
>>>
>>>         I hope you all had an awesome 2012 con and are having fun
>>>         with the holidays. I know I have been settling down after an
>>>         exciting Rainfurrest. I am back again this year running
>>>         charity. Whoo! I am so excited to be back and doing this again.
>>>
>>>         So where do I start with this. First off, I would like to
>>>         share what we look for in a charity. Then I would like to
>>>         show you what has been suggested as charities in the past,
>>>         and ask for more suggestions from you our con goers. If you
>>>         work for a charity, what charity is it? What charities have
>>>         you heard of? What causes do you think we should help?
>>>
>>>         This is a rough outline of what we want in a charity.
>>>
>>>         The charity Must be a 501c3
>>>         We would like it to be animal related I.E. seeing eye dogs
>>>         for the blind, Cougar Preservation (Rainy gives it two claws
>>>         up!) Wild Life Rehabilitation, Save the animals who are lost
>>>         after a natural disaster Etc...
>>>         We would like it to be within the Pacific Northwest (Oregon,
>>>         Washington, Idaho, Alaska, B.C., Alberta) can be outside as
>>>         well.
>>>         We would love our charity to be able to come to our convention.
>>>         The donation should make a difference for the charity.
>>>         We *_Do Not_* take any Kill Shelters. We feel all animals
>>>         have the right to live.
>>>
>>>
>>>         Here are charities we have had in the past
>>>
>>>         */_Previous Charities_/*
>>>
>>>         2007 Sarvey Wildlife Arlington, WA 98223
>>>         http://www.sarvey...­
>>>         2008 Washington Ferret Rescue and Shelter
>>>         2009 Critter Care Wildlife Soc. - B.C -
>>>         http://www.critte...­
>>>         2010 Northwest Wildlife Rehabilitation Center -
>>>         http://www.northw...­
>>>         2011 Love A Mutt - http://www.loveam...­
>>>         2012 Rabbit Meadows - http:// wwww.rabbitmeadows.o­rg
>>>         <http://wwww.rabbi...;­
>>>
>>>         Here are our current charity suggestions list.
>>>
>>>         */_Human Charities_/*
>>>
>>>         Delta Society -[masked]th Ave NE, Suite 101 • Bellevue, WA
>>>         98005 U.S.A. - http://www.deltas...­
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>         */_Animal Charities_/*
>>>
>>>         *House Pets*
>>>
>>>         11th Hour Rescue - http://www.ehrdog...­
>>>
>>>
>>>         *Dogs*
>>>
>>>         Australian Shepard Rescue - New Castle PA -
>>>         http://www.aussie...­
>>>         BC Siberian Husky rescue - Surrey, BC -
>>>         http://www.bcsibe...­
>>>         Valhalla Dog Rescue - Graham, Washington -
>>>         http://www.valhal...­
>>>
>>>
>>>         *Cats*
>>>
>>>         Meow Cat Rescue - Kirkland, Washington -
>>>         http://www.meowca...­
>>>
>>>
>>>         *Rabbit/Ferret/Roden­cia/Small Animalls *
>>>
>>>         Small Animal Rescue Society BC - http://smallanima...­
>>>
>>>         *Birds*
>>>
>>>         Pacific Northwest Raptors - Vancouver Isl -
>>>         http://www.pnwrap...­ ... sland.html
>>>         <http://www.pnwrap...;­
>>>         Sardis Raptor Center - 7472 Valley View Road Ferndale,
>>>         Washington 98248 - http://www.sardis...­
>>>
>>>
>>>         *Wild/Zoo Animals*
>>>
>>>         Cat Tails - Spokane - http://www.cattal...­
>>>         The Clouded Leopard Project - P.O. Box 2311 Gig Harbor, WA
>>>         98335 - http://www.cloude...­
>>>         Wild Cat Haven - Sherwood OR = http://www.wildca...­
>>>         Felidae Conservation Fund - Building 1062 Fort Cronkhite
>>>         Sausalito, CA 94965 - http://felidaefun...­
>>>         CARE Center for Animal Research and Education - 245 County
>>>         Road 3422 Bridgeport, TX 76426 -
>>>         http://www.bigcat...­
>>>         Rocky Mountain Feline Rescue -
>>>         http://www.rmfr-c...­
>>>         Sara's Sanctuary - http://saras-sanc...­
>>>         The Defenders of Wildlife http://www.defend...­
>>>         White Wolf Sanctuary in Tidewater, Or
>>>         http://www.whitew...­
>>>         Wildlife Images in Grants Pass, Or
>>>         http://www.wildli...­
>>>         Wildlife Safari in Winston, Or
>>>         http://www.wildli...­
>>>
>>>         *Farm/Petting Animals*
>>>
>>>         The Funny Farm - Monroe WA - http://www.monroe...­
>>>
>>>
>>>         *Other*
>>>
>>>         River's Wish Animal Sanctuary in Spokane, WA -
>>>         http://www.rivers...­
>>>
>>>
>>>         *_
>>>         That being said we want to know what you all have to say!_*
>>>
>
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