AUGUST 2020
Ozarks Kat and K9 is a small but mighty NO KILL shelter operating in the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks for over 30 years
*DUE TO THE INCREASE OF COVID CASES IN THE REGION,
FACE MASK/COVERS ARE REQUIRED FOR ENTRY TO BOTH
THE SHELTER AND THRIFT STORE BUILDINGS*

Thrift store hours are Monday through Saturday 10am - 4pm.
Shelter hours are Monday through Saturday 12pm - 4pm.

Open dates/hours for both buildings are subject to change due to the current COVID-19 situation and state/local regulations. Please watch our SHELTER and THRIFT STORE Facebook pages for the latest updates and scheduling changes.
PUPPY WATCH 2020!
Some of you may have seen recent Facebook posts about a beautiful female beagle who was spotted at Ha Ha Tonka State Park. This sweet girl was picked up by Missouri state troopers and brought to us on July 16th in a very pregnant state. We have named her Princess Diana and are excitedly preparing for her royal offspring to be born any day now. It's been over a year since a litter of pups was last born at the shelter. Watch our Facebook page for updates on the birth of these little princes and princesses!
JULY WAS BOOMING WITH ADOPTIONS!

Dogs and cats have been flying out the door of OKK9 during July! 38 dogs and cats have found their forever homes this month. Our team is so thrilled to have been a part of helping all these animals and humans find their families!
THRIFT STORE NEWS
BEST MONTH EVER!!!
After some major changes during the pandemic shutdown, our Thrift Store reopened in May. Community response has been incredible with both donations and sales. As a result, June's sales skyrocketed and were the best in OKK9 history! Thank you to all of our customers and donors--your generosity and support has been overwhelming! Hard work by staff and volunteers continues to keep merchandise moving. If you haven't been to the store in a while, come in and shop. Bargains are waiting!

NEW FACE AT THE STORE
We are happy to welcome Shawn Taylor to the store as our new Part Time Retail Assistant. Shawn joined us on July 8. She can be seen busily getting the larger items on the sales floor. We're so glad she has joined our team!

SUMMER CLOTHING SALE 
Our summer inventory needs to be reduced! Beginning Saturday, August 1 and lasting all month long, all regular summer clothing will be on sale for $1.00 per piece! Specially priced items such as branded items and formals will be 50% off! Can't make it to the store on the first? No worries! New merchandise will be stocked every day. 

NEW FRONT DOOR
Our new front door will be installed at the Thrift Store on Thursday, August 6. For safety reasons the store will be closed to the public until the installation is completed. We hope to be able to open that afternoon. Please call 573-374-2639 to make sure before you head our way that day.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED  
As you can see, the store is hopping! We are in need of individuals who can devote some time to help us keep up the pace. Come in Tuesday through Saturday and talk to Store Manager Penny about volunteering. 
MURPHY'S SPAY/NEUTER PROGRAM
Low cost spay & neuter assistance is available through our Murphy's program, with surgeries done at Lake Dog and Cat Veterinary Hospital in Laurie, MO. Call 573-552-7743 and leave a message for information and referrals. Someone will return your call as soon as possible. Surgeries are performed on Wednesdays.
If you wish to help support OKK9 at this time in a "social distancing" approved manner, monetary contributions can be made using the DONATE button on our Facebook page.
Our animals appreciate you!
PREVENTION AND EARLY DETECTION CRUCIAL TO BATTLING BOBCAT FEVER IN DOMESTIC CATS
Bobcat Fever (Cytauxzoon felis) is spreading across the Midwest, most commonly through tick bites. Outdoor cats—even those who are not outside all of the time—are at risk of catching this often deadly disease. Humans and dogs are not affected.

Symptoms of Bobcat Fever include loss of appetite, lethargy, high fever, dehydration, jaundice, respiratory distress, organ failure and/or crying out in pain. Symptoms can appear anywhere from a few days up to three weeks after the tick bite, though most commonly in the first 5-10 days. The disease can progress quickly, and cats that are left untreated can die within days. Many pet owners are unaware of the urgency when their cat begins exhibiting symptoms as it may just appear that the cat is having an “off” day.

Bobcat Fever is typically treated with anti-parasitic drugs and supportive care, which may include intravenous fluids, blood transfusions and nutritional support. Unfortunately, even with aggressive treatment, the survival rate is only about 60% because the disease is usually too far progressed by the time treatment starts.

The best ways to keep your cats safe from this deadly disease are to keep them indoors and maintain a regular regimen of flea/tick preventative. Over the counter flea and tick medications are not always effective in keeping your pets protected. Every veterinarian has their opinion on which flea/tick preventative they feel is the best, but you should definitely consult with your vet to get one that will fully protect your 4-legged children.
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The OKK9 Board of Directors meeting is the third Wednesday of each month at 4:30pm. Meetings are open to the public. Please watch our Facebook page for location.
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We will be holding board member elections in October of this year for a three year term. If you are interested in running, please send a reply email to this newsletter with a short biography and your reasons for wanting to join our cause.
ONLINE ADOPTION FORM!
Our online adoption application makes it easier for potential adopters to apply for a new family member! Click the "Adopt, Don't Shop" photo to fill out and submit the form directly from your phone or computer.
*COMMUNITY BARKS & MEOWS*
A huge thanks goes out to Jess Cairns of Westside Powersports in Gravois Mills, MO for his generous $500 donation this month. Jess is a long-time, repeat donor to our organization, as well as the adopter of OKK9 alumni, Feebee. We always look forward to visits from this pair!
OUR ANIMALS THANK YOU!
Ozarks Kat & K9 Shelter
17290 Hwy 5 N
Sunrise Beach, MO 65079
573-374-2629 staff3@earthlink.net
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