CRAN News

Letter to the best friends, sponsors, and volunteers in the world

Check our Progress here

Dear Friends, Donors, Volunteers and Supporters

Cats, cats, cats! Adorable kittens, wise wonderful seniors, abandoned cats, young pregnant cats, sick cats, injured cats and healthy ones . . . all deserving cats that need your financial support today!

Your donation makes the work of our all-volunteer team possible. Your contributions have allowed us to rescue more than 600 cats in the greater Eugene/Springfield community this year to date, and will provide the fuel to keep us moving forward.

Because of you, this year so far, we were able to:

  • take in the five kittens and momma cat that local employees planned to poison
  • help the young woman whose unspayed female cat had grown into 20 cats and kittens and were overrunning the neighborhood
  • support the kind neighbor who rescued more than 20 kittens from his neighborhood
  • provide over $103,000 in medical fees to heal, vaccinate and sterilize our cats
  • find new homes for 383 deserving, rehabilitated, healthy cats

And our little volunteer group is growing too. In August we changed our name to better reflect who we are now and what we do. After 10 years of service “West Coast Dog and Cat Rescue (WCDC)” is now “Cat Rescue and Adoption Network (CRAN)” with a new website and logo!

And yet, we are still the same all-volunteer group, funded entirely by private donations form supporters like you (no government funding here), working tirelessly on behalf of the cats in our community and the people who care for them.

And now it’s the end of the year, time to close the books and pay our bills. It takes love to do the work we do and money to pay the medical bills and feed the hungry kitties we help. We need to raise $20,000 to meet our budget for 2017; this campaign is key to closing the budget gap.

Help us reach our $12,000 Year-End Campaign goal to save neglected and abandoned cats and find them permanent, loving homes. Please mail in your donation to PO Box 72401, Springfield, OR 97475 or go online to CatRescues.org and click on “Donate” today.

With my sincere thanks on behalf of the cats,

 

 

 

Louanne Koch
Board President (and a volunteer too!)




Santa Pet Photos Benefit Local Cat Rescue

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




Comedy Night for CRAN at WOW Hall

Mark your Calendar and let’s partake of an evening to laugh amidst the absurdity of life. The show at the Wow Hall at 291 W 8th Ave Eugene, will include a variety of local comedy talent and will be held Wednesday, October 18th. Curtain opens at 7:00pm. Proceeds from donations will go to Cat Rescue & Adoption Network.




Papa’s Pizza Fundraiser – Sept 21, 2017 – All day

All Cat Rescue & Adoption Network friends, volunteers and fans.

Invite your Friends! Bring your Family! Organize a group of coworkers? Print out and hand the flyers to everyone you meet! At work! On the street! (We get 50% of all proceeds from anyone presenting our flyer at the time of ordering.)

Buy Fundraiser bucks for future use.  Give your friends, neighbors and countrymen gift cards for National Friends, Neighbors and Countryman day! (we get 25% of all fundraiser bucks and gift card sales.

Click the Flyer below and print out the PDF and bring it with you.




Grant from Remax Foundation

In July we applied for a Remax Foundation grant asking for $1,000 to support our foster program and they awarded us $3,000!

Many thanks to Martha Scofield, Louanne Koch and Julie Tanit for working on this grant and thank you Remax Foundation for helping us carry on our valuable work.




Kitty Palooza – Aug 12 & 13, PetSmart on Chad Drive

Cat Rescue & Adoption Network in partnership with PetSmart Charities will hold a Kitty Palooza with Cats and Kittens, Refreshments, Raffles and more. Be there to find your furrever friend.




Cat Rescue & Adoption Network launches now!

The waiting is over and the time is here! Cat Rescue & Adoption Network is our new name and it is spreading like wildfire.

The volunteers at the Catinental Breakfast on Saturday July 29, 2017 were treated to an unveiling of new banners, with our new logo and new T-shirts. It’s official!




The Kittens are here!

Check our progress

How many cats can we help with $10,000? Plenty!

First things first – Thank You for your generous support! With your help as a fosters, volunteers, adopters and donors you’ve enabled us to provide a safe haven for tiny, sick, injured and frightened cats like Maggie Mae so they can grow, heal, learn to trust people again and thrive. We couldn’t do it without you.

In 2016 alone, our biggest year yet, with your help we:

  • Rescued 708 abandoned cats
  • Spayed/neutered 412 cats
  • Found forever homes for 586 cats

All this with an all-volunteer-all-the-time work force and no public funding – Wow!

So . . . why I am I writing? It’s Spring! That means we’ll soon be busier than a kitten with five laser toys, running to keep up. It’s also time for our Spring Fundraising Drive: it takes money to feed and care for all those hungry kittens! I hope you’ll continue to support our mission to provide care and find loving homes for cats in our community.

This year we need to raise $132,750. Here’s how we plan to spend it:

  • $101,000 (76%) just on medical care
  • 90% of our bills are for program costs like veterinary care, food/supplies to our fosters, a community medical fund for cats in need, a new TNR (trap, neuter and return) effort, supplies needed to facilitate adoptions and our new ringworm treatment program
  • All our funds come from grants, adoptions fees, and private donors like you

Help us reach our $10,000 Spring Fundraising goal to save neglected and abandoned cats and find them permanent, loving homes. Please click here to make a Donation.

With my sincere thanks on behalf of the kittens,

 

 

 

Louanne Koch

Board President (and a volunteer too!)