Rika is the CRAN September volunteer of the month for good cause – she’s become so vital to our continuing success. A cat lover with plenty of cat knowledge and experience, she combines her technical background and skills with care and compassion. To name a few of her CRAN contributions, Rika developed an online questionnaire to make it easy for fosters to submit cat bios and a template for professional printed cat cage cards in our PetSmart partner locations. Most likely you’ve admired her beautiful cat photos – she’s collected striking images of more than 60 camera-shy CRAN felines. Rika’s photos often entice adoption applications the very first day they’re posted. She also co-manages the web-based program of cat listings, massages the master cat ID sheet, builds monthly online volunteer shift schedules; sorts, tracks and transfers cat information into various spreadsheets for specific projects; works with fosters to determine the flow of cats into the adoption centers; pours herself into soothing challenging foster cats, makes home visits for their placement and . . . she works full-time! Rika began volunteering in July 2018. Since then, her hard work and amazing results are truly a gift to our CRAN kitties Thank you Rika and congratulations!
Brittany Clark joined CRAN last August with a generous volunteer application to work with bottle baby kittens and we put her straight to work! Since that time, Brittany and her family have fostered more than 50 newborns, neonates and tiny vulnerable kittens – from just born to a few weeks old – giving them ’round the clock care, enabling them to grow, thrive, and find forever families. What a lifesaver – literally! It hasn’t always been easy, and tender hearts have suffered along the way with a chance at life. In addition to her foster work, she responded to a request for cattery volunteers in March and faithfully cleaned and cared for the cats at our PetSmart partner in North Eugene every other Sunday for the next six months. All this while working and raising an active family. Thank you Brittany, we are so pleased to have your support. Congratulations on being our August 2019 volunteer of the month.
Monday, September 16th, 2019 – 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 $140,000 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 here to get PDF of 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.
Kat Coyer has been rescuing and fostering kittens, cats, puppies, dogs . . . you name it since she was knee high to a squirrel! She pours herself into each little soul whether it be from injury, disease or accident of birth. With her passion for animal welfare, combined with her career as a certified veterinary technician at Cat Care, our all-volunteer cat rescue group is lucky to have her talents. In addition to fostering, Kat is a member of the medical team visiting other fosters, providing vaccinations and advice on best care. Most recently she raised a brother/sister pair of kittens who came to her at just one day old! That’s a lot of around-the-clock feedings! Their successful home placement this month gave us all peace. Thank you Kat.
- 130 people donated to the 2019 Spring Campaign
- The largest individual donation was $3,500
- The smallest individual donation was $2
- The average donation was $218.86
- 65 donors gave $100 or more
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.
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.
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.