House of Awesome

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Denver and his beard with NOT TRASH
It was a normal day at House of Blues Dallas for Clint Phillips until the trash lining the back of the building started meowing. A quick search proved nothing, so he radioed for backup from fellow employees Hilary Schubert and Denver Leonard.

Clint Phillips with NOT TRASH
Clint Phillips with NOT TRASH
Ten minutes later, Denver opened a large, recycling receptacle, which revealed three wee-bitty, baby cats, who were screaming for help. Since Denver is a cool dude with a history in animal welfare, he called for assistance from local rescue volunteers — one of whom was yet another HoB employee, Russell Turns, who wasn’t scheduled to work for a few more hours. Russell ran to a local feed store, obtained: formula, bottles, and kitten supplies, and then drove to the venue right away.

But what to do about these felines without backstage passes? The staff was booked solid with shows in both main rooms, so another rescue volunteer arrived to network, take photos, and play kitten nanny while everybody figured out a plan and finished load-in.

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Slayer with NOT TRASH
Everybody staggered breaks and meal periods to bottle feed, make calls, answer texts, post photos, and ensure the unexpected VIPs were safe and happy. Before long, the original post reached over seventy social media shares for the kittens Clint named Manny, Moe, and Jack, and Mark Cooper with Operation Kindness received word. Russell, who has past experience bottle-feeding young kittens, agreed to care for the kitties overnight (with the help of his gal Sweetie the Incredible, of course) and deliver them to Mark at the rescue facility the following day. Lots of win all around.

NOT TRASH
NOT TRASH
Because of the super-compassionate staff at House of Blues Dallas and the fast cooperation of Operation Kindness, these three once-discarded kittens will now find great homes. Community: This is how we do it. Rock hands.

Kudos encouraged for a job well done. Yelp them: http://www.yelp.com/biz/house-of-blues-dallas ; Post on their Facebook wall: https://www.facebook.com/HOBDallas .

Operation Kindness will need a hand with the formula, kitten food, medical care, adoptions, etc. Be sure to check them out: http://www.operationkindness.org/opk/

Animals are never trash. Show a bit of love however you can. That is the great reward.

 

House of Blues Cats safely delivered to Mark Cooper with Operation Kindness
 
Paul with NOT TRASH
Paul with NOT TRASH

Russell feeding NOT TRASH
Russell feeding NOT TRASH

Jesse with NOT TRASH
Jesse with NOT TRASH

Hilary with NOT TRASH
Hilary with NOT TRASH

NOT TRASH
NOT TRASH

NOT TRASH with Not Mom But Good For Now
NOT TRASH with Not Mom But Good For Now

Denver with NOT TRASH
Denver with NOT TRASH

Sweetie the Incredible loves House of Blues
Sweetie the Incredible loves House of Blues

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