PuRR Newsletter February Snowball

Newsletter – February 1st 2018


I'm ready to go home!

I’m ready to go home!

With long white hair and the most beautiful blue-green eyes, Siggy is a remarkable 2 year-old male.  He was rescued by our vet as a little kitten so has spent most of his life at PuRR.  He currently resides in Macho’s House with several older females.  Would probably be best in a single-cat home as he wants all the attention!!  If you are interested in meeting Sigfried or any of our adoptable adult cats, contact Linda at adopt@purrproject.com.

LOLA’S JOURNEY: 5,500 km to New Brunswick!

Picking up Lola at the hotel

Picking up Lola at the hotel

Amanda Dion and husband Troy Wright, vacationing in Vallarta from New Brunswick, grew attached to a malnourished street cat and began feeding her and letting her sleep in their hotel room, thinking to take her home to Canada with them.  When she failed to show up one day, another young couple from Finland told them they had also been feeding the cat and would try to find her and somehow get her to Canada, but they were leaving in two days!

After desperate pleas for help from William Smith V (the Finnish tourist), who now had the cat is HIS hotel room,

On the way to Chicago...first leg of the long journey!

On the way to Chicago…first leg of the long journey!

PuRR volunteers picked up the cat, had her tested, dewormed, spayed, vaccinated and finally on a plane to Chicago with volunteer Monica Pencz.  Troy Wright then flew all the way to Chicago and took “Lola” to her Forever Home in Quispamsis where she will join their family of other pets.  The whole saga rated an article titled “The Cat Came Back….” in the local Telegraph Journal.  MEOW!


Tiffany at the airport.

Tiffany at the airport.

January was a busy month for PuRR kitties traveling to the USA or Canada!
NICOLAS: Heather Galimberti and son Liam fell in love with Nicholas in the PuRR Nursery while on a Shelter Tour!  Arrangements were made to pick him up from a PuRR volunteer on their way to the airport.  Heather reports that “Nico” was great on the airplane trip and he is now adjusting to life in his new home in Toronto!

TIFFANY:  Brandy O’Bray met Tiffany at our adoption booth at Daiquiri Dick’s and knew immediately that she wanted to take this adorable Tortie back home to California.  Alaska Airlines is very pet-friendly and the flight to Orange County was easy. She is now micro-chipped and loves her new cat tree with a hammock!

Dylan meets Rosie

Dylan meets Rosie

DYLAN: Rosemary and Al Reichel also met Dylan at Daiquiri Dick’s adoption booth during their vacation here.  When he was not adopted over the next two weeks, they decided it was fate and he had to be their new kitty!  A pet-in-cabin reservation with Delta was made and he was soon on his way with them to St. Clair Shores, Michigan. Stay warm, Dylan!


Fashion Show CatFASHION SHOW & BRUNCH: February 6, 10:30 a.m. at Daiquiri Dick’s. Always a highlight of the season and only a $500 peso donation for the three course brunch and cocktail plus a raffle for fabulous prizes! You can pick your tickets up at Daiquiri Dick’s or contact Marilyn at exkhan@usfamily.net

KITTY BINGO: February 7 & 21 at Margarita Grill in Old Town. Our Bingo games in January packed the restaurant and helped feed the 200+ kitties for the month! Cards go on sale at 4:30 so come down and join us for a fun time and a chance to win a prize when you shout “MEOW”!

SHELTER TOURS: February 14 & 28 and March 14 & 28.  Make your reservation now on our Shelter Tour Groupwebsite where you will find all the information on times and meeting places: purrproject.com/shelter-visits/

GARAGE SALE: By popular demand, we are going to have another Garage Sale this season, one day only on Saturday, April 21. So start cleaning out those closets, kitchen shelves, garages, offices and anyplace else you are storing unneeded items that may be a treasure to someone else! This will be our final fundraiser of the season and help provide much needed funds to get us through the long summer. We’ll be posting info later on where to drop off items or schedule pick-ups.


PuRR Project LogoIf you are reading this article, then you are already on our beautiful new website under PURR NEWS. Our talented graphic designer at Griffin Graffix has been hard at work giving a badly needed facelift and update to the website… which she original designed for us years ago. We are thrilled with it and hope you are also! The WELCOME page is stunning: purrproject.com/


For info on adopting dogs go to www.spcapv.com or contact janice@haciendasanangel.com or spcapv@gmail.com

PEACE-Logo-web For info on spay and neuter clinics go to www.peaceanimals.org Or check out this blog at: www.gretchen-peace-and-pv.blogspot.com