CRAN News

Volunteer of the Month / Aug-2018

Ronelle has consistently volunteered as a tried-and-true adoption counselor with CRAN at least twice monthly since February 2016. This role is vital to the successful transition of our rescue kitties into their new homes and can be a stressful process. Our adoption team reviews each application, which often includes the foster, to get just the right fit. Ronelle says “I volunteer with CRAN because I’m inspired by those that dedicate their lives to the cause. I love thinking of all the lives that have been saved and made better by the work this group does. -Not just the cats, the people too!”

Ronelle is very thorough in the application review conversation, careful not to make it an interrogation yet aware that our decision is the last step for the cat to begin a new life of health and happiness. We missed her talent for a short while last winter as she and her husband welcomed their first child, and she works full time too! She volunteers at our partner location inside PetSmart North, 2847 Chad Drive in Eugene. Thank you, Ronelle!




Spring into Summer Campaign – Final Results

We Did It!!!
Grand Total  $20,180 !

It took a while but with a flurry of last minute donors and some very generous matching funds, we did it! Thank you to each and everyone who participated in the campaign. What can I say… you are the best.

The funds raised from this campaign will go to take good care of the cats and kittens in our care. Medical care, medicine, spay/neuter, food and supplies for fosters and everything that goes into running our all volunteer Cat Rescue & Adoption Network.

Didn’t get a chance to contribute to the campaign? We always need more help.

Consider becoming a foster which is a critical need ALL THE TIME.

Consider becoming a monthly donor which creates a steady stream of assistance to keep us doing what we do; or be a volunteer helping fill the many needs of operating our all volunteer non-profit organization.

Again, thank you so much!  Grayson

 




Volunteer of the Month – July 18

Our Volunteer of the Month for August is Chandra Slonecker. Chandra is a rockstar volunteer at our Petsmart location on Chad Drive where she serves as both a cattery volunteer – helping to socialize and care for our adoptable kitties – as well as an adoptions counselor. We are so grateful for have her and we know our cats and kittens are too!  Thank you, Chandra!




Volunteer of the Month – June 18

David West came to Eugene from Portland, and retired here after a 46-year career in Information Technology (starting at age 20 as a computer programmer).  He first trained as a cleaner/socializer at our PetSmart partner location on Chad Drive in June 2016. He learned about our all-volunteer group when adopting Bella (renamed Aiofa) a month earlier.  David quickly earned his 10-hour volunteer shirt, and later decided to concentrate his volunteer efforts on providing transport services to/from fosters, veterinarians, WAG, etc. – sometimes a quick trip, sometimes an out-of-towner, and sometimes a round trip that includes a long wait at a vet office.  David is always responsive (including some emergencies where he has had to drop everything), always on time, and always has a friendly smile.  He provides such a vital role (which is often out of sight) to support our cat rescue operations. In this photo, David had just delivered two kitties from their foster in Lowell safely to our PetSmart partner on Willamette Street, where they can begin their search for forever homes. Thank you, David!




Volunteer of the Month – May 18

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!




Support CRAN Runners *Update

Congratulations!! Kim.

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.

Kim Konevich

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.

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BJ’s Fundraiser

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




Volunteer of the Month – April 2018

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!




Volunteer of the Month – March 2018

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!