May 30, 2018
Hi! You probably don’t know me, but my name is Grayson. I was rescued by volunteers with Cat Rescue & Adoption Network two years ago this month. I would have written sooner but first I had to learn English and then how to type on a computer. I finally got the technology figured out so here I am.
When they found me, I was in big trouble — I had panleukopenia (95% fatal if not vaccinated), a very bad skin infection (my skin was peeling off in sheets and part of my tail was badly damaged), an impacted bowel (resulting in a bloated stomach) and ringworm on top of all that. Not good.
Most thought I was a goner. I was told later that had anyone else found me they would have put me out of my misery. I was with eight of my fellow abandonees and one of us crossed the Rainbow Bridge early on. (Yes, we know all about the Rainbow Bridge.) I wanted to live. Even in my misery I looked at the volunteers straight in the eyes and said, “Help me!”
They did. Medicines, almost daily subcutaneous fluids, visits to the vet, an operation to remove part of my tail, ringworm treatment . . . and plenty of love. Slowly, over a period of six months, I got better and better. So much better that I was adopted to a special family in December, an early Christmas present. (Yes, we know about Christmas too, and Hanukah and Ramadan and the Easter Bunny.)
I just want to thank you for helping me. I know it took a lot of effort, money and love. To the CRAN community who contributed and volunteers who nursed me back to health, you are my heroes and I owe you my life. I don’t know how I got into the situation I was in, but I can’t imagine it was my fault.
Thank you all for giving me the chance to live.
With love and gratitude and time for my nap,
PS: Help CRAN reach their $20,000 Spring Campaign goal to save my fellow neglected and abandoned cats and find them permanent and loving homes, like they did for me. Check out this link to see their success in 2017. Please complete the form below and mail in your donation or visit click here to Donate now. Meow~
Our Volunteer of the Month for May is Lucinda Henderson! For the past few years, Lucinda has been a reliable and invaluable volunteer, especially for working with some of our more challenging cats like those who scratch or swat at people. We’re so grateful for her efforts to help socialize these kitties so that they can find their forever (preferably bandaid free!) homes. 🙂 Thank you, Lucinda!
1. You successfully completed the Eugene 1/2 Marathon, a monumental feat in and of itself!
2. You brought in, through pledges from friend and family, a whopping $1,070.26 for the benefit of CRAN’s ongoing rescue efforts.
Way to go Kim!!!
The 12th Annual Eugene Marathon will happen on April 29, 2018. Some of our volunteers are going to run and raise money for Cat Rescue & Adoption Network by asking friends and family to donate in support of their efforts. Click on the Donate button below your runner to support them.
This year I have an opportunity to combine my love of running and of cats. I am running my second Eugene Marathon to raise funds for a wonderful organization, Cat Rescue & Adoption Network.
I became involved with CRAN last year and am amazed at the dedication of this all-volunteer and 100% privately funded 501c3 non-profit group. CRAN rescued 682 cats last year and found homes or transfer placements for 585. We also facilitated 704 Spay/Neuters and spent $127,000 in medical treatment.
Please help me meet my fundraising goals and contribute to this fantastic cause.
Thursday June 14, 2018 – All Day
Join us for a night of good food and a good cause. A percentage of the funds go to Cat Rescues & Adoption Network.
Must bring a copy of this flyer.
Available at the Catteries at PetSmart on Chad Drive and PetSmart at 29th Willamette or Click here to print a flyer
This month’s Volunteer of the Month is Ashley Papendieck. Ashley has been an enthusiastic ambassador for CRAN at our Petsmart South location since Fall 2017. She loves spending time with our cats and kittens and is always a friendly face for visitors to our cattery. We are so grateful to have her on our team. Congratulations, Ashley, and thank you!
The March 2018 volunteer of the month is DeAnn Warren in recognition of her ongoing socializer shift at PetSmart North (2847 Chad Drive, Eugene) every Monday from 2:00-4:00pm since July 2017. She also makes follow-up phone calls to every adopter at the one month mark. She hears the Best Stories! Altogether, DeAnn volunteers for CRAN about 10 hours a month. She also volunteers at Willamette Animal Guild every Thursday and has since July 2016 where she is ‘on the mat’ watching over the dogs and cats as they leave the operating table from their spay/neuter surgeries. DeAnn believes in volunteering! “If everyone volunteered just two hours a month for the group of their choice, it would really make a difference.” You make a difference for CRAN and our rescue kitties DeAnn – Thank You!
Do you have an emergency intake with nowhere to go? Call Marci!
Do you need a last-minute transport to get a cat to a vet appointment? Call Marci!
Do you need help with ringworm care? Call Mar — oh, you get the idea.
Marci Seghetti has been a volunteer for CRAN for some time now. She is one of the team of volunteers who are feeding, loving, and medically treating the many kittens in our ringworm treatment program. She has worked on fundraising projects, she is a member of the CRAN Board of Directors (and the secretary!), and she is always willing to add something more to her busy day, to help a cat in need.
Susan Orr has (so far~) been a volunteer cattery cleaner, socializer, fundraising donor, adoption counselor and an adopter in her continuing commitment to Cat Rescue & Adoption Network (and WCDC before that) since Dec. 2007 – 11 years! Says Susan, “At that time I don’t think there was a WCDC website – the volunteer opportunity was posted on the Bush Animal Hospital website. I started volunteering because I missed being around cats and my tuxedo boy Fridge (named for the football player nicknamed Refrigerator Perry) had just gone over the Rainbow Bridge and it was some time before I was ready to adopt again.” Next to founding president Kate Tryhorn (see Aug 2016 entry), Susan is the longest standing volunteer in our group – wow! In January of 2017 she also took over the monthly task to coordinate and schedule the weekend adoption counselors at our partner PetSmart location on Chad Drive in Eugene. She’s comfortable in her vital role matchmaking between rescue cat and forever home on the weekend counselor shifts and often picks up vacancies when needed. She’s ever aware of the careful conversation needed for both the cat’s welfare and to find a loving home. Oh, and she works full time at the UO too! Soft-spoken and steady, Susan is professional and dependable and oh so appreciated! Her photo shows her with her CRAN adoptee “Midnight Louie” who Susan says is “always grumpy.” Thank you Susan!
Thursday, February 22 – All day – Papa’s pizza will give Cat Rescue & Adoption Network 50% of all sales when you present them with the flyer at the time of ordering. Also you can buy “Fundraiser Bucks”, which can be used for any future purchase, and get 25% of these sales for CRAN. Click on the flyer below to pull up a PDF that you can print 5, 10, 15, 20 copies and give them to everyone you know. It only works when we share! Let’s try to break our record of $970 and show Papa’s and the community that we are active and enthusiastic about taking care of our cats and kittens.