CRAN News

Spring Fundraiser Update

Spring 2019 Fundraising Campaign Update – Matching!! ($3,250 remaining! Don’t let it go unused!)
As you can see below, we are moving a little sluggish this spring. We want to wrap this up soon. Two generous donors have put up $5,000 in matching funds. So, donate now and your donation will be matched dollar for dollar up to $3,250!!! Let’s dig deep and help our kitties. https://donate.catrescues.org/give/176819/#!/donation/checkout .




Volunteer of the Month – June 2019

Mimi Von Rotz

Mimi began fostering for our all-volunteer cat rescue group in the Fall of 2016. From her Cottage Grove home, she’s had some challenging situations that put her good heart and fortitude to the test to help them thrive. Another key role she took on is responding to the phone calls that come in from the public to our main CRAN phone line. She responds directly with a return call when she can, and redirects for action to other lead volunteers as the situation requires. And she keeps it up even when she’s traveling far and wide to see family. Mimi, along with other supportive volunteers, helped our group rescue 500 cats and find new homes for 560 cats last year. Thank you, Mimi, for being a part of that success and more to come.

began fostering for our all-volunteer cat rescue group in the Fall of 2016. From her Cottage Grove home, she’s had some challenging situations that put her good heart and fortitude to the test to help them thrive. Another key role she took on is responding to the phone calls that come in from the public to our main CRAN phone line. She responds directly with a return call when she can, and redirects for action to other lead volunteers as the situation requires. And she keeps it up even when she’s traveling far and wide to see family. Mimi, along with other supportive volunteers, helped our group rescue 500 cats and find new homes for 560 cats last year. Thank you, Mimi, for being a part of that success and more to come.




Volunteer of the Month – May 2019

Cherry Brittany

Cherry’s real job is a knowledgeable pet care associate at PetSmart on Chad Drive. She cares for all manner of fish, feather and fur while on duty and also keeps her eye on the health and care of our rescue kitties in the cattery. You can find her every Tuesday night as a volunteer there doing the “tuck in/clean/socialize” shift from 5-7pm where she first trained to help in October 2015. She is an active member of the CRAN’s Jackson Galaxy Cat Pawsitive team and engages a special few kitties in clicker training to keep them happy and enhance their adoptability. Thank you Cherry for sharing your pet care knowledge with cattery visitors and keeping the kitties safe.




Volunteer of the Month – April 2019

Patty Viltz

Patty first joined our rescue group by completing cattery volunteer training in March 2016 and worked evening and weekend shifts around her full-time job. She also fosters and trained new cattery volunteers at our PetSmart partner on Chad Drive in Eugene. In addition, she puts together all of the Adoption Folder starter kits which includes labeling and collating materials in a timely manner for use with each kitty we adopt – more than 500 each year! Patty is eager to help with special events and always has a smile. Thank you, Patty, for your talents and continued support of CRAN’s mission.

 




Spring Campaign Update

 

Drum Roll Please . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

We are halfway to our goal of $30,000. Please help the kitties. Our budget is 85% for the Medical funds to spay/neuter, vaccinate, provide needed medical care and treatments.

Look at their faces. Is there anything cuter?

Let’s bring this campaign to a successful close.




PetSmart Adoption Weekend

This weekend, May 18,19 over 25,000 pets find loving homes during PetSmart National Adoption Weekend, in Eugene at the PetSmart stores on Chad drive and at 29th & Willamette. There will be some of our amazing cats and kittens to meet. Volunteers will be on duty from 11am to 4pm, to help you find your furrever friend. See you there!




Spring Campaign

Spring has arrived – daffodils and tulips are in bloom, the blossoms are on the trees, and we’re seeing blue skies after grey and rain. You know what else arrives this time of year? Kittens, kittens, cats and kittens.

Cat Rescue & Adoption Network is gearing up for the wave of exciting and challenging new life and all that it entails. Fosters; food; supplies; medical needs; adoption preparation of vaccinations; spay/neuter and socialization. Sad to say, it takes more than a little effort to meet all these needs. It takes the entire village of cat lovers, sharing talent, time and money. Please send your donation to: PO Box 72401, Springfield, OR 97475 or go secure online https://donate.catrescues.org/DonateNow




The Broadway Wine Merchants

May 26, 2-4pm, The Broadway Wine Merchants will host a wine tasting with 100% of the proceeds going to support Cat Rescue & Adoption Network. The tasting is free to wine club members who are encouraged to attend and to pick up their monthly wine of the month. It is a $10 tasting for non-club members. Join us and help support a great cause in our community! There is also a raffle for an extraordinary wine offering.

Come in and buy raffle tickets for your chance to win some delicious wine. See you on Sunday, May 26 at 2-4pm. Broadway Wine Merchants are located at 17 Oakway Center, Eugene, OR 97401 (near Burch’s shoes and Euphoria Chocolate)




Volunteer of the Month – March 2019

Meredith Branch

Since 2013, Meredith Branch has combined her love of raising guide dog puppies with her love of kittycats. Meredith can almost always take a litter of kittens, or a frightened new-mama cat and tiny babies. Meredith and her family take wonderful care of the littlest kittens, the scaredy-est, hissiest mamas, and provide them with love, kindness and excellent care. Nothing seems to rattle Meredith — when foster coordinator Louanne texts her and asks “I have a new intake, can you help?” she always finds a way.