SaddleBrooke Pet Rescue Network

Don’t Miss the Fashion Show and Luncheon

This year, SaddleBrooke Pet Rescue Network’s (SBPRN) annual Fashion Show and Luncheon will be held at the SaddleBrooke One clubhouse on Wednesday, Nov. 30, and Thursday, Dec. 1. Doors will open at 9:30 a.m., seating at 11 a.m., with the event starting at 11:30 a.m. Calle Rose will be returning with her beautiful line of clothing and accessories. Ticket price for the luncheon and fashion show is $25, and tickets go on sale Wednesday, Nov. 2, at 9 a.m. in the SaddleBrooke One lobby.

This is always a big sellout, so arrive early and take a number, which assures your place in line. If you are buying tickets for a group, we suggest tables of eight, and one transaction, please, for the group.

The lunch menu consists of a Birdie Salad of mixed greens, mandarin oranges, bell peppers, and fried wontons topped with grilled chicken and choice of two dressings, with rolls and coffee included. Dessert is sorbet with a wafer cookie.

This event supports SBPRN in its efforts to assist many homeless animals with their medical care and in finding them their forever homes. Once again, we will be preselling raffle tickets for our cash raffle, so bring those $20 bills with you, ladies. Buy your luncheon ticket and your cash raffle tickets on the same day! What better way to get into that holiday spirit?!

Lago has bonded with her new person and is living the good life.

Happy Tail

Romayne Trudo

It was one of those blistering hot days in July when a SaddleBrooke Pet Rescue Network Lost & Found volunteer received a call from the SaddleBrooke Water Department. An employee of the department reported seeing a cat in the area for several days. She said it looked to be very thin and terrified. A Havahart trap was immediately set up with food, water, and a blanket inside, and the trap was placed in the area where the kitty was last seen.

At 6:30 a.m. the next morning, Helen, the kind-hearted person who made the original call for help, called the volunteer to say that the kitty was in the trap! Hallelujah!

Fortunately, the kitty was allowed to stay in the air-conditioned Water Department office for a few hours while SaddleBrooke Pet Rescue Network tried to arrange for a short-term foster. The kitty was not micro-chipped, and no one had reported her missing to SaddleBrooke Patrol or posted a lost cat on Nextdoor SaddleBrooke.

As luck would have it, Matthew, an employee of the Water Department, had been looking to adopt an adult kitty, and he asked if it would be possible to adopt this homeless girl. We were all delighted. The staff at the Water Department knew Matthew to be a kind, animal-loving individual. She went home with Matthew that day, and he named her Lago. She has bonded with her new person and is living the good life. She is one lucky girl. We’re not sure how she ended up outside on her own, but her future is looking bright now.

Monthly Pet Donation Drop-Off Program

Karyle Steele

Our various pet charities are always in need and are always thankful for your donations. Please consider dropping off any of the items listed below. Cash donations are also accepted and appreciated. The drop-off location is at the SaddleBrooke One bocce ball courts. It is the first Friday of every month. Please do not leave items unattended.

September through April drop-off hours are 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.

Items we can take:

Crates (no greater than 30 inches and broken down)

Pet beds/crate pads

Pet food/water bowls

Pet toys

Pet treats

Pet food

Pet gates

Pet medication (must not be beyond expiration date)

Pet sweaters/coats


Grooming tools

Cat litter boxes

Cat litter

Cat scratching posts or pads


Puppy pads/doggie diapers


Training tools

Bath towels (no hand towels, washcloths)


All items should be gently used and washed prior to donation. Items should be in working order.

Please, no washcloths, hand towels, or sheets.