Friends of Cookeville/Putnam County Animals



TUNA & CATNIP CROUTONS
 
1-5OZ BAG OF TUNA OR SMALL CAN TUNA, DRAINED (CANNED CHICKEN OR OTHER FLAVOR MEAT.)
1 C COCONUT FLOUR (OTHER FLOURS CAN BE USED BUT HAVE A DIFFERENT CONSISTENTY)
1 T OLIVE OIL
1 T DRIED CATNIP
1EGG
2T WATER
 
PREHEAT OVEN TO 350
LINE BAKING SHEET WITH PARCHMENT OR GREASE LIGHTLY.
 
COMBINE ALL INGREDIENTS IN FOOD PROCESSOR.
MIXTURE WILL BE A BIT POWDERY FOR CROUTON LOOK.
PINCH PIECES OF DOUGH ABOUT ½-1 TEASPOON IN SIZE
BAKE 12-15 MINUTES OR UNTIL DRY ON TOP AND BROWN
STORE IN TIGHT CONTAINER IN FRIDG.
KEEP FOR 1 WEEK.

 
 
CRUNCHY CAT BITES
 
PRE HEAT OVEN 350
GREASE BAKING SHEET LIGHTLY OR USE PARCHMENT PAPER
 
5/8 C WHEAT GERM
5/8 C DRY POWDERED MILK
1 JAR (2 1/2OZ) BABY FOOD, HAM CHICKEN ETC.
1 EGG 
 
BEAT ALL TOGETHER WITH MIXER OR BLENDER
SCOOP OUT PIECES 1/2t OR 1t IN SIZE AND PLACE ON SHEET
BAKE 10-12 MIN UNTIL BROWN, COOL AND STORE IN AIR TIGHT CONTAINER IN FRIDGE.


Cooper’s Favorite Dog Treats!

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Ingredients:
1/2 cup of 100% pure pumpkin puree
1/2 cup peanut butter, creamy natural
3 cups whole wheat flour
2 Tbsp coconut oil
1 cup water
Combine ingredients to soft dough consistency. Roll out on lightly floured surface.
Use cookie cutter to cut out shape of your choice.
Line cookie sheet with parchment paper and bake for 25 minutes or until hard to
touch.
Cool treats before bagging. May be stored up to 8 weeks in refrigerator in air
tight containers.

Pictured left to right, Dottie Larimore, Linda Westin, and Penny Brock, posing for a quick pic after a recent Saturday's "Let's Talk Pets" radio show featuring pet-friendly recipes!

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Pet Page for Sunday, December 16, 2018
Photo caption: McGriff Insurance Services (formerly BB&T Insurance Services)
presents their Community Christmas Gift to Friends of Cookeville/Putnam County
Animals. Pictured left to right are: Kevin Bost, McGriff Asst. Vice President;
Nicole Ziegler, McGriff Vice President; Yvette McCormick, Friends of C/PC
Animals Treasurer holding her rescue pup, Pixie; Linda Westin, Friends of C/PC
Animals President; Amy Dillon, McGriff Asst. Vice President; and Chuck Sparks,
McGriff Vice President.
Column: Helping Animals
By: Linda Westin, Friends of Animals

This is the time of year when all of us at the Cookeville/Putnam County Animal
Shelter wish every cat, dog, puppy and kitten at the shelter would find a forever
home with an owner who will love them, care for them, have fun with them and be
loved in return.
To encourage pet adoptions, there are some special things that you can do to help
pets find homes. McGriff Insurance Services has done just that in selecting
Friends of Cookeville/Putnam County Animals to be the recipient of their
Community Christmas Gift presenting a wonderful check in the amount of $1,500.
This will be used to sponsor many shelter pets, which means their adoption &
spay/neuter fees will be reduced greatly encouraging adoptions.
McGriff Asst. Vice President, Amy Dillion, is proud to say, “This year marks the 21 st
anniversary of the agency’s Community Christmas program. Contributions to date,
including the 2018 gift, total $77,800. Twenty-six civic and charitable
organizations and the individuals that serve in our region have or will benefit from
the gifts made in your name.”
BB&T Insurance Services, formally began doing business as McGriff Insurances
this last June. “We have the same culture, same company partners, same status as
a subsidiary of BB&T Corporation,” smiles Amy. “Since our founding in 1922, we’ve
never wavered in our commitment to provide highly personalized client service.”

Friends of Cookeville/Putnam County Animals echoes Amy’s comments as McGriff
(BB&T) has been a supporter, contributor and incredible assist to the animal
shelter and Friends group for many years. This year, their donation will be a
special gift to many shelter pets as it will reduce their adoption fees and promote
their adoptions. Thank you to all at McGriff Insurance Services for this very
generous donation. It will, absolutely, make the holidays brighter for many shelter
pets!
If you are thinking of adopting a pet, now is a great time! Although we never
recommend surprising someone on Christmas morning with a pet, we would love for
you to adopt a pet prior to Christmas so that the pet has a chance to really adjust
to you, your home and family in advance. Come see our many great sponsored pets
and find the one that is just “purrfect” for you!
And remember, it is never too late to help sponsor a pet. You can send your tax
deductible donations to Friends of C/PC Animals at P.O. Box 2615, Cookeville, TN
38502, or stop by the animal shelter located at 2650 Gainesboro Grade (next to
Hyder-Burks Pavilion). Shelter hours are noon to 6 p.m. daily, except closed
Sundays and Wednesdays. All donations help the animals and are most welcome! Happy Holidays!

Friends of C/PC give animals at Cookeville/Putnam County Animal Shelter an early Christmas gift!  16 cats and dogs spay/neuter fees sponsored so that these pets can be adopted for only the adoption fees:  $20 for a cat, $40 for a dog.