UGA Libraries Staff Association Animal Welfare Drive

Benefiting the following organizations:

Athens Area Humane Society
Campus Cats
Athens Clarke County Animal Control
Madison Oglethorpe Animal Shelter Inc.

Donation boxes are located in all Libraries' Departments. If you do not have a donation box in your department please contact Hannah Richmond at For a list of items needed please go to: WISH LIST. For a more complete wish list for Campus Cats go to: Campus Cats complete list.

Genvieve, Collection Development

"He is the most gentle, kind, and well behaved dog I have ever
met, even if he has been abused as a puppy. He showed up to
my husband's house one day who started feeding him and
caring for him- and then stayed. When I met Spot, I could not
pet him, and he was backing up each time I tried-- He is now
very well adjusted to everyone. Spot looks like a bear, you
cannot see his eyes; Our awful, stupid !@#$%*& neighbor
shot him in the leg and he now has a limp (darn guns ). His
nice dispositions have not been affected by the bullets still
remaining in his body. "

The "Girls"
Genvieve, Collection Development

"As for the "girls", my chickens, we named them, but I
cannot figure out who is who. I had the girls as chicks for
about 1 1/2 yr now. They have feeding us properly, giving big
round delicious eggs. On these picture, they are scared of the
snow and really did not want to come out !We don't eat them
because we are a meatless family. "

Genvieve, Collection Development

"She is a goof ball, very protective and
loves to run after "living/moving"
creatures. Does not do well with cats-
she is half rottweiler and has a killer
instinct. But she is very cute."

Asia, Access Services

"This is Nox. He's 2 yrs old and
was found wandering around my
doorstep one early October
evening. It was actually my best
friend, now roommate who
convinced me to take him in. It was
the best decision I ever made, he's
the purrrrfect ragdoll cat!"

Zoe & her kitten
Asia, Access Services

Zoe & her kitten
Asia, Access Services

Diana, Reference

"Jazz (aka Jazzinator, Jazzmeister, Jazzy Boy) was
a freebie from the UGA Staff listserv. He's super sweet."

Diana, Reference

"Kiki (aka the Brown Bomber, Keebler) is the
black cat and our newest addition. She
showed up skinny and limping. We soon
realized that she belonged to our neighbors.
When we asked, they said we could have
her. She is super sweet, and the
ruler of the roost. She's very adept at kicking the dogs
off their beds so she can bunk down in a
warm spot!"

Diana, Reference

"Marigold (aka Mary, the Marinator, Meowy) is the
orange cat. She came with our house in Winterville
when we moved in in 1999. She actually belonged to
an across-the-street neighbor who told us that we
could have her since they were overrun with cats and

Isis, Sunny, & Sandy
Diana, Reference

"Isis (aka Icy, Icer), Sunny (aka Slummy,
Sunner), and Sandy (aka the Sandman, Sander)
are our three dogs. Isis (the black one with tan
markings) is 13 years old this year. She came
from a friend who rescued a lab, not knowing
that the dog was pregnant. She had 10 puppies!
Sunny and Sandy are brothers my husband found
while doing field work. They were stranded in the
middle of nowhere down a stream embankment.
We took them in with every intention of finding
homes for them. That was 8 years ago."

Diane, Reference

Diane, Reference

Trevor, Interlibrary Loan

"My cat is named Quyen (Vietnamese for bird),
she was adopted from my parents whose two
sister cats both managed to get pregnant within
three weeks of each other. She ignores catnip,
but loves bells and the occasional knitting work
in progress."

Trevor, Interlibrary Loan

"Bonsai was adopted from the Augusta Animal
Shelter by my parents, and was subsequently
claimed by me due to an extraordinary
resemblance to a dog I had owned previously.
He's either an Australian Cattle Dog or an African
Basenji, and spends his time laying at my feet or
worming his way on to my side of the bed."

Trevor, Interlibrary Loan

"We adopted Suzie from the Athens Area Animal
Shelter, she's a mutt through and through! She's had
some trouble with her health but is always been very
easy going and a happy dog. Interesting Fact: Suzie
doesn't drink water. She stays hydrated by eating ice
and relishes such a delectable treat. "

Marci, Cataloging

Belle, Harpo, & Lula
(left to right)
Marci, Cataloging

Marci, Cataloging

Belle & Lula
(top to bottom)
Marci, Cataloging

Aeolif, Paisley, & Joxer
Laura, Serials

"All three of our cats are rescues."

Laura, Serials

"Aeolif was rescued from a tree, hoarse from
mewing and barely hanging on to the end of a
branch about eight feet above our driveway."

Laura, Serials

"Joxer is a MOAS rescue. Joxer is energetic,
annoyingly curious, companionable and loving.
He brightens our day every day."

Laura, Serials

"Paisley had been in and out of the Athens
Humane Society and foster care for almost a
year when we brought her home in 1997.
When we were introduced, Paisley wrapped
her paws around my neck and would not let
go. She simply had to come home with us!"

Jesse, Interlibrary Loan

Nick, Binding

"I found this one in my Vegetarian Lo Mein. I was already full so we kept her."

Mandy, Digital Library of Georgia

Peewee & Fruitbat
Mandy, Digital Library of Georgia

"Both dogs have given my husband, Devlin,
and me years of love, protection (they
deterred a burglary in my house about five
years ago by barking VERY loudly at the
burglar), and they are still quite spry. They
are our children, and Devlin and I spoil both
of them ROTTEN."

Fruitbat & Peewee
Mandy, Digital Library of Georgia

"Fruitbat is the shorthaired beagle and lab mix.
Peewee is the long-haired border collie mix...or as
we like to say, short-haired Georgia Black
Dog and long-haired Georgia Black Dog."

Nadine, Reference

"Nick, a six year old mostly-rottweiler, also
pictured with an Athens Canine Rescue puppy."

Nadine, Reference

Nadine, Reference

Sarah, Serials

"Here's a pic of my Tinka, in a pose of ---what
else?--- bemused regality, enjoying a "spot of

Janice, Cataloging

"My daughter rescued Jack from the hay loft of
a barn where she rides. Because he had an
injured foot, probably from a cat fight, she took
him to the vet. While he was recovering we
tried to find his owner, but no one claimed him
so Jack came to live with us. He is now 14 lbs.
and has turned out to be one of the sweetest
cats I have owned."

Rachel, Binding

"I'm not sure how Persephone began her
life, but somehow she found her way to a
used car lot before I found her. As I
perused the cars looking for one to buy,
she sat by the door of the manager's
office and purred and rolled around on the
ground, looking cute and begging to be
petted. The manager said they were
feeding her, and that they had named her
Auto, and then he asked if I wanted her.
I was looking for a car and gained a cat!"

Pesephone & Tinkerbell
Rachel, Binding

"The picture I took of Persephone in the
window and Tinker Bell in the bed
shows a rare occurrence because they
usually aren't that close to one another
without a fight breaking out. I think they
both must have a superiority complex."

Rachel, Binding

"Tinker Bell was given to me by Nikki, a former
Library employee. Nikki told me Tinker Bell's owner
had moved away some number of months prior and
left her behind, and I was thinking about getting a
companion for Persephone anyway so Tinker Bell
came home with me. She has turned out to be a
funny cat, and even though we've had her for 4
years she is still afraid of loud sounds and strangers.
She doesn't really play except at night when she
goes tearing through the house, which is why it's so
funny to see her act like that when she's usually so
calm. If she sees Persephone do something, even
naughty things like jump on the table, she'll often
copy it."

Kristy, Digital Library of Georgia

"Pele is nine years old. He's been with us
since he was seven weeks old. He was
born on a farm in Barnard, Missouri. He's
cranky, opinionated, and wonderful.
Unfortunately, he was not blessed with
great dental health, and he has lost his
formerly impressive fangs. He now often
gets his upper lip stuck in true Elvis style."

Kristy, Digital Library of Georgia

"Beatrice is seven years old. She came to
live with us when she was one. She was
on her way to the shelter from a family
who claimed she was too much trouble
(their words) - something we can't
understand, as she's the sweetest thing and
always has been. We took her the day
before they were planning on giving her to
the shelter, and she's been part of our
family ever since."

Tim, Serials

"Chris is a Dutch breed domesticated rabbit.
Christopher was found running around in
our yard when she was a young bunny. She
has adapted well to being an inside bunny.
One of her favorite activites is chewing on
or scampering through the tunnel."

Tim, Serials

"Elton, a Florida White, was adopted from
the North Georgia House Rabbit Society
shelter as a companion for Chris. He loves
her to the point of obsession. Here he is
enjoying a rest on Easter 2007."

Emma & Fitz
Mary, Digital Library of Georgia

"We adopted Emma and Fitz on the next to the
last day of 2005. It was one of the best
decisions we've ever made. They have provided
more joy than I'd ever have thought two furry
little beasts could."

Julia, Government Documents

Jay, Copy Services

Lucy, Science Collections and Reasearch Facilities

"Basie went to his first show as an
8-month-old puppy and came away with a
4 point Specialty win. In his brief show
career, Basie won a Best In Sweeps and
won points under breeder-judges and all
rounders alike, finishing with TWO MORE
MAJORS including another specialty win.
This very special boy is now retired and
living the life of a beloved pet."

David S., Supplies

Sanda, Acquisitions and David N., Supplies

Caitlin & Mirrors
Christine, Government Documents

"Caitlin, a shelter kitty adopted from the
Athens Area Humane Society on Beaverdam
Road. Mirrors, a formerly feral kitty for
whom my husband was providing food and
water in our carport for about a year. "

Abby, Russell Library

Abby, Russell Library

Abby, Russell Library

Abby, Russell Library

Jaffa & Anzac
Ngaire, Reference

Jaffa & Anzac
Diane, Reference

Henry & Terry
Kat, Russell Library

Rachel, Binding

Rachel, Binding