3-28-15 - OMPET has another "Not Your Average Bake Sale" at the Nacogdoches Farmer's Market
Spring Fling - This year, we had Breakfast Burritos and Mini Lemon Pies for people and home made Treats for dogs by
Brenda Hayter, Jane Austin's famous Mini Pound Cakes and Chocolate Chip Cookies, exquisite Lemon Lavendar Pies and delectable fudge by Michele
Sprague, Mini Rum Cakes by Wendy Blount (adults only -- they are stout),
Chocolate Lovers, Lemon Cranberry Bundt cakes and Pecan Apple Pie Muffins (yum) by Jan Greer, the most beautiful Easter Cupcakes you have ever seen by
Jennifer Bryant, and much, much more.
Our token source of testosterone and spokesperson Taz Kolb was available to talk about O'Malley to anyone who would listen. And we raised $754.80 for
3-20-15 - Charles and Lois Marie Bright Charitable Foundation Donates $50,000 to O'Malley PET!! -- One of the most generous
donations we have every received nearly brought us to tears -- the happy kind. We are fully funded through the end of August! Michele
Sprague just finished a grant application for DSHS (Texas Department of State Health Services) Animal Friendly License Plate Grant,
should hear back about that this summer. We were awarded this grant in 2011 and 2013, and renewed in 2014. We sure hope they bless us again,
as we will put the money to good use.
3-9-15 - O'Malley Alley Cats Helps keep Ms. Brenda and her cat Bunky together! - Ms. Brenda had to relocate and desperately wanted to keep
her kitty. The pet deposit for the new apartment was $250, and she could come up with only $50. Misty Mandujano and Jennifer
Roberts found her temporary foster care for a few weeks while funds were raised and Bunky got caught up oj preventative health care.
O'Malley volunteers raised the $200 for the deposit, and Ms. Brenda was reunited with her beloved cat. Ms. Brenda
suffers from epilepsy, and needed her kitty back at home.
3-7-15 - OMPET Donates Hundreds of Towels and Blankets to Klein Shelter in Jacksonville as it
Re-Opens - We couldn't put all of the towels and blankets we got from Linens for Animals
to use, so we donated a whole bunch of them to a shelter in need. The towels were delivered to Jacksonville by Debbie Ireland. Thank you Debbie!
3-5-15 - OMPET Provides Special Medical Support for Cat with Congenital Heart Disease. It was noted on Axton's pre-surgical visit that she had a
rather loud heart murmur. OMPET paid for cardiac tests including chest x-rays which confirmed that she was not yet in heart failure, but suffers from a condition called
hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. With a special anesthetic protocol and extra TLC by our crackerjack staff, Axton came through her surgery with flying colors. Way to go
3-5-15 - Completed our 2000th surgery since opening SpayNeuterNac in 2010!!
2-26-15 - Ella Battle at Best
Western South Street Donates Laser Printer to OMPET. And a whole bunch of toner to boot! She also donated large tins for pet food storage and baskets
and bows to dress up bake sale items. Thank you!
2-25-15 - Kristin Wright,
Stella & Dot Independent Stylist hosts Charity Jewelry Trunk Show for O'Malley PET - Thanks so much to Kristin Wright, daughter of O'Mallians Robert and Carol
Martin for thinking of us, and for the generous donation. We got some fab bling AND a check!
Thank You to Nacogdoches Animal Services for the continued donations of
excess dog food - Since we opened our doors in February of 2013, OMPET has
been blessed with many dog and cat food donations, to keep our Pet Food Pantry full. Our city animal shelter depends on donations to feed their animals -- there is no budget line
item for pet food. Fortunately, donations have been so plentiful for some time that they have been able to share the bounty with our clients. Thanks to our
shelter staff for all they do!!
2-21-15 - OMPET held it's First Open House and Teddy Bear Surgery O'Malley
volunteers, donors, and those who just wanted to learn more about what we do visited with us from 10am-2pm. Those who had Teddy bears and other stuffed animals
who needed some medical care scrubbed in with the O'Malley House Surgeons to perform the needed procedures for restoring a clean bill
There were door
prizes, and a bounty of refreshments for all to enjoy. Home made breakfast tacos a la Brenda Hayter and gourmet quiche a la Michele Sprague were available for
lunch. Home made bread a la Jennifer Bryant and deli meats were available for lunch. And of course there were Jane Austin's famous chocolate chip cookies,
which didn't last very long -- they never do. Click Here to see more about Teddy Bear
2-19-15 - Preceptor Fatima Escobedo Joins OMPET - Fatima is a final year
Veterinary Student being hosted by Ward Animal Hospital. She will graduate from veterinary school on June 12, 2015. Fatima is the 5th Docling we have mentored
at OMPET, and we look forward to having her with us this semester. Pictured at right is Fatima with Dr. Wendy Blount, tending to special needs patient Axton.