March 2019

March 9th is ROAR's Annual Gala 2019
Please Join Us!!!

Saturday, March 9th at 6:00 p.m.
Le Chateau, South Salem, NY

We would LOVE to see all of you at  our annual gala 
supporting ROAR's mission to rescue animals one tail at a time.  

For more info or to purchase tickets, visit  
Keep Your Pets Safe

March is Pet Poison Awareness Month. To keep your pets safe, it's important to understand what potential harmful poisons are in your home and yard. While some of these might be very well-known, others might be less obvious.
According to the Pet Poison Helpline's call volume and extensive database, the top 10 most common toxins that they are contacted about include:

Dog Poisons:

  1. Chocolate
  2. Mouse and Rat Poisons (rodenticides)
  3. Vitamins and Minerals (i.e., Vitamin D3, iron, etc.)
  4. NSAIDs (i.e.., ibuprofen, naproxen, etc.)
  5. Cardiac Medications (i.e., calcium channel blockers, beta-blockers, etc.)
  6. Cold and Allergy Medications (i.e., pseudoephedrine, phenylephrine, etc.)
  7. Antidepressants (i.e., selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors)
  8. Xylitol (common in toothpaste and chewing gum)
  9. Acetaminophen (i.e., Tylenol)
  10. Caffeine Pills
Cat Poisons:

  1. Topical Spot-on Insecticides
  2. Household Cleaners
  3. Antidepressants
  4. Lilies
  5. Insoluble Oxalate Plants (i.e., Dieffenbachia, Philodendron, etc.)
  6. Human and Veterinary NSAIDs
  7. Cold and Flu Medication (i.e., Tylenol)
  8. Glow Sticks
  9. ADD/ADHD Medications/Amphetamines
  10. Mouse and Rat Poison

I f you suspect your pet has ingested any of these items or any other questionable substance, call the  ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at (888) 426-4435 or your veterinarian for assistance.
Accurate and timely identification of the suspected substance is very important. Having the container, package, or label will save valuable time and may save the life of your pet.
For more information, visit the ASPCA's Animal Poison Control Center for additional helpful tips to keep your pets safe.
In This Issue
Did You Know?

  • The Irish Wolfhound is the world's largest dog breed.
  • The top 2018 Irish female dog names ranked by popularity are: Molly, Riley, Fiona, Annabelle, Nola, Kayla, Anna, Kylie, Reagan, Claire, Kaylee and Tara (source:
  • The top 2018 Irish male dog names are: Riley, Cody, Finn, Brody, Logan, Miles, Griffin, Finley, Kane, Finnegan, Seamus, Kevin, Austin, Owen, Liam and Flynn (source: 
Pet Profiles!
Felix   Ham 
These sweet, loving boys  can't wait to meet you!!!

Felix is one of those "buddy" cats who just seems to love everybody! This handsome, nine-year old boy would make an awesome pet for anyone!!! He is amazingly friendly, outgoing and LOVES to be petted. Felix also loves to play and explore in the Cat Room. One of his favorite activities is c rawling through the cat tunnel.
Felix recently had a major dental procedure (five teeth extracted). The next day after surgery, he was still a very happy, loving boy. It was like nothing happened.
Felix would do well in a home with other cats, but would do best in a house without dogs. He is neutered and up-to-date on vaccinations.
Felix is also available for our senior for senior program. Please contact the shelter for more information

***Please remember to keep your cats indoors, 
especially during this time of year.***

Ham is still available! This goofy, sweet, four-year old boy came to ROAR in November. While he is thriving, we know he would be so much happier in a home of his own! While Ham patiently waits for his perfect match, he spends most of his time playing daily games of fetch and tug, mastering his agility skills, and impressing his two-legged friends during weekly training sessions. Not only does Ham jump through hoops and run up and down the A-frame with confidence, he is always happy to learn new commands and earn some yummy treats!
Rest assured, Ham also appreciates plenty of belly rubs and back scratches in between activities. He is a loveable, quirky boy who would do best in a home with plenty of guidance, patience and affection. Ham will politely "sit" and "wait." However, he is still working on walking on leash, and will need somebody who has a fenced in yard and is willing to work with him to help him get it right! 

Due to his  size and strength, Ham would do best in a home with no  small children. If you are interested in meeting this loveable  boy, please contact us to make an appointment.
Ham is up-to-date on his vaccinations, neutered and micro-chipped.

To help rescue more amazing animals like Felix and Ham, please...
Hometown Heroes!
Congratulations to Our Volunteers-of-the-Year!

Our 130-plus volunteers are the heart and soul of ROAR. They work compassionately to enrich the lives of our cats and dogs. We are extremely grateful for their support every day.
Each year, ROAR honors outstanding cat and dog volunteers. Also, for the first time, we are honoring a community volunteer for being involved and representing ROAR at many community events. These special volunteers take every chance they get to make a difference and go above and beyond.
Congratulations to our Volunteers-of-the-Year:    
Thomas Kimball (ROAR Community Volunteer) - Thomas generously gives his time to ROAR and is always willing to help. During the past year, he was involved with and represented ROAR at many community events. This enabled ROAR to reach more people to educate them about adoptable dogs and cats. Thomas also covers cat volunteer shifts when others can't.

Debbie Rabinowitz (ROAR Dog Volunteer) - As ROAR's photographer, Debbie donates her time and talents to take beautiful pictures of our dogs and cats. In addition, she is an amazing dog volunteer who never hesitates to help ROAR whenever we need it.

Amanda Walker (ROAR Dog Volunteer) - Amanda is an awesome dog volunteer who stepped up to help ROAR with some extra major projects during the last year. In addition, she sewed all of the covers for the bench cushions and the pillows in ROAR's Real Life Room and lobby at the shelter.

Jim Morganteen (ROAR Cat Volunteer) - An outstanding cat volunteer who is always willing to help, Jim's compassion for animals and patience helps make a huge difference with our adoptable felines. Last summer, he also took on a major volunteer project with our Executive Director to support ROAR.
Lynne Petrocelli (ROAR Cat Volunteer) - As a long-time volunteer with ROAR, Lynne goes beyond the call of duty with caring for and socializing our cats. She is a dedicated volunteer who covers shifts in our Cat Room whenever possible. In addition, she bravely gives our adoptable cats manicures (aka cuts their nails).
  Thank you Thomas, Debbie, Amanda, Jim and Lynne  for being our Hometown Heroes each and every day!
Come see us at the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Milford, CT

Saturday, March 16th, 1:00 p.m.

The parade starts at St. Parson's Center and
ends at the downtown green in Milford.
As always ... Thank You!!!