Louanne Koch – December 2018 – Louanne, along with her husband Craig, is one of the main reasons our cat rescue group continues to survive and thrive. With a big heart and savvy business skills, she also has the ability to clone herself at least twice — Louanne has served as foster, foster coordinator, medical manager, fundraiser, community representative, board member (and president since 2016), and so much more. “Louanne’s ability to be diplomatic in emotional situations, as well as kind and caring at the same time across a variety of situations with people and their pets, is invaluable,” said Robert McIntosh, Vice Pres./Treasurer. Louanne was recognized for this award in early 2015, and the honors are justly due again, and again, and again. How grateful we are for your talents, Louanne, and your continued support of all things CRAN.
Lisa Lundquist – Nov 2018
Lisa signed on as an adoption counselor volunteer in June 2017 in the gratifying work to review adoption applications and put together the best matches for a lifetime of love. As the full-time manager of a retail store, Lisa can handle just about anything. She found her true calling though in the challenging hands-on work to treat and care for kitties with ringworm. It’s quite a process. Often the kitties’ care takes 2-3 months of bathing, dipping, topical ointments and oral medications. And not every kitty is thrilled about it! Lisa also builds the adoption folders for kitties at our PetSmart partner on Chad Drive, monitors their success in the cattery, attends monthly board meetings and more. Oh, and she’s also completing an online Shelter Management course too! CRAN is a better organization with Lisa’s valuable contributions and getting better all the time.
Thank you Lisa
Michelle Bales – Oct 2018 – Fosters are at the very core of the success of our all-volunteer cat rescue group. And Michelle has been volunteering as a cat foster since October 2015. CRAN board president Louanne Koch says of Michelle “. . . she never says no when I need her help.” They’ve come to Michelle, and her husband Matt, at all ages, stages and needs. With her creativity and kind heart, they leave the Bales’ care ready to launch into their forever homes. What lucky kitties. And what luck for our group to have Michelle and Matt at the ready to save more lives. Thank you and congratulations on being selected as the volunteer of the month for October 2018.
Food, fundraising and fun. Monday 12/10 and Tuesday 12/11, all day, Dickie Jo’s and Dickie Yo’s at Valley River are hosting a fundraiser for Cat Rescue & Adoption Network. Print out the flyer from the link below, bring it to the restaurant, join in the food and fun and we’ll receive $ for our kitties. A win/win for everyone. PDF of Flyer HERE!
Bring your pet and a $10 donation for a picture with Santa Claus in this annual fundraiser to benefit local abandoned and neglected kittens and cats.
Our photographer will use your smart phone or our iPad to capture your pet, your family or a combination of both with a holiday background setting. We’ll email the images for your holiday card, social media and more.
Find Santa inside PetSmart at 2847 Chad Drive in Eugene the first three weekends in December from Noon to 4pm Saturday and Sunday.
Whether you’ve been naughty or nice this year, your $10 donation provides medical care for abandoned and neglected cats coordinated by Cat Rescue & Adoption Network, an all-volunteer group in Eugene/Springfield since 2007.
For information, call 541-225-4955
Holiday Greetings from CRAN. It’s that time of year again and wanted to let you all know what we’ve been up to.
This is Tia, and she has ringworm. Let me tell you about her good luck finding safety with
Cat Rescue and Adoption Network.
In some communities, ringworm is a death sentence for kittens. With CRAN, her ringworm will be treated while she receives food, shelter and lots of love. Then she will be adopted to a wonderful family.
Here are some of her other CRAN-mates.
Annika came to us with a swollen, severely infected eye, URI, and chewing lice which are all being treated. She continues to heal with our volunteers’ care and medical attention.
Yves is just a youngster. He was rescued from a rural property. Yves has a double whammy – he can’t breathe properly because he has a deformed chest and, if that isn’t enough, he also had a broken leg! But Yves will be cared for and then adopted.
So many others. . .
Siblings Dolly, Martina and Trisha all arrived with terrible upper respiratory infections. All have recovered and are ready to find their forever homes.
Mr. Peaches came into our group in a humane trap — thought to be feral, turned out to be a lap cat and, although he is positive for the FIV – Feline Immuno-deficiency Virus, he is awaiting his turn for adoption.
Lennon, McCartney, Harrison and Starr arrived from an abandonment situation with terrible intestinal parasites. Treatment has been slow going, but with patience, medication and good food, they are close to being adoptable.
Entropion (eyelid) surgery. Asthma treatment. Emergency Vet hospitalization. Kittens in car engines. Cats abandoned by their owners. Yep. Elderly cats facing euthanasia for the simple reason that they are old? You bet. All these situations, and more.
Every single cat and kitten that CRAN takes in, is fed, spayed or neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, tested for FIV and feline leukemia, defleaed and dewormed, and provided with needed medical care.
Here are some of the numbers, year to date.
- Rescued (so far in 2018)- 409
- Adopted out – 383
- Spay/Neutered – 478
- Care and Feed in Foster – 243
- Return to Owner/Transfer to Other Shelter – 60
So many cats rescued and cared for. When a new adopter holds their kitty for the first time and you see that spark of love between them, it makes all this hard work and sacrifice worthwhile.
The fact is, in 2018, we’ve spent most of our financial resources to caring for medically fragile and needy cats and kittens. Our reserves have taken a big hit. Please help us replenish these funds so that we can continue our good work in 2019 and beyond. Please help us help the cats in our community and the people who love them by supporting our work today.
We understand everyone has different circumstances and we appreciate, more than you can imagine, your gifts in the past. This is what I am asking of each of you now:
- Contribute a one-time gift to match the urgency of our current financial situation.
- Use the enclosed envelope and confirm the information below is correct or donate online at www.CatRescues.org/donate .
- Additionally, consider becoming a monthly contributor.
- Visit CatRescues.org and click on the Donate Button. Choose monthly at the top of the form.
- Did you know that you can donate stock to CRAN?
Call Rob McIntosh, Treasurer 808-895-7812 for details
- Consider being a Foster or a Volunteer. Submit your application at CatRescues.org/forms.
- Let all your friends and family know about the need; ask them to donate too.
- Suggest a donation to CRAN in lieu of Birthday and Holiday gifts this year.
Together we can do it.
With my sincere appreciation,
Louanne Koch, President
Cat Rescue & Adoption Network
Our September 2018 Volunteer of the Month is Linden Aitken, chosen for her continued enthusiastic support of CRAN both as a foster, adoption counselor and all around cheerleader. Linden has carefully nurtured shy adult foster kitties since October 2015 including Zuri (since June 2016). Then, in Dec 2017, Linden joined the adoption counselor team at the cattery inside our PetSmart partner on Chad Dr. Working on weekends, she reviews adoption applications and helps match the kitties with their new families which can certainly be challenging. Oh and she’s a full time Special Education Teacher at Lane ESD and also volunteers with Canine Companions for Independence! Her patience, kindness and competence make her a valuable addition to our cat rescue group. Congratulations Linden and Thank You!
We’re celebrating by reducing adoption fees to just $20.18 through the end of the year
for all seniors to help them find a happy home for their golden years. If you are interested in helping sponsor a kitty, go to donate page and sponsor any one of our senior cats for $50.
Download a copy of the the flyer and put it up in your favorite store.
See their stories online at CatRescues.org then complete an adoption application at CatRescues.org/forms online or call 541-225-4955 option 1 or send an email to adoptinfo@CatRescues.org for more information
Thursday, October 11th, 2018 – All Day
It’s that time of year and we’re ready for some hot pizza and some happy cats. Cat Rescue & Adoption Network spends over $100,000 on medical care for these furry friends and it’s well worth. Unfortunately, money doesn’t grow on trees. But it does grow on Pizza! Papa’s generously gives us 50% of the sale for those who bring flyers. Click below to print out a copy for you and your friends, neighbors and relatives. The trick is in sharing this opportunity to contribute with as many people as possible. If everyone gets 3 friends to this event we could make enough money to spay/neuter, vaccinate, over 20 of our kittens. Please help. Click below to get the flyer.
Don’t like pizza? They have salads, garlic bread. Don’t like any of that then just send the kitties a donation. Help us help them. Donate now.