CRAN News

Fall Campaign – Progress Report

Progress as of 1/26/2020 – $37,740 or 107%. We did it! You did it! Thank you, thank you!

Your generosity will bring a lot of cats and kittens, health, safety and a happy forever home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 2019 – Winter Greetings!

This year is shaping up as one of the busiest ever for our cat rescue volunteer group. We often think the need to rescue cats and kittens will somehow slow down. However, despite public education and spay/neuter efforts throughout our community, the need grows each year. As of Nov. 1, we’ve rescued 580 cats and placed 424 of them into forever homes. I get emotional just thinking about it! And so, by necessity, Cat Rescue & Adoption Network (CRAN) must also grow with this staggering need.

To that end, I come to you this holiday season with humility, asking that you once again open your hearts and give what you can for the cats and kittens in our care. Fill out the form on the back of this letter and send it in using the enclosed return envelope. (The kitties will thank you for it!)

So, what exactly does CRAN do? Here are just a couple stories, from literally hundreds, about our lucky CRAN cats and the extraordinary efforts of our volunteers and foster families, all made possible by your generosity.

Sweet Fantine is an adult beauty who came to CRAN when her caretaker died and left several cats in the house, including two females with two separate litters of kittens, and two other adults.

Fantine (at left) and her five babies were lovingly fostered until they were ready for adoption. Along the way, a severe heart murmur was discovered which made her spay surgery both complicated and expensive. Thanks to the wonderful care received from CRAN volunteers and our veterinary partners, Fantine is living a happy, contented life in her new, forever home.

Forrest (below) was just a few days old when he, his mom and sister were rescued from the streets. He became very ill and fought hard for his life. From vet visit to vet visit, antibiotic treat-ment to antibiotic treatment, medicated nebulizer treatments to steamy showers, sub-Q fluids and bottle feedings . . . all of this care leading, at last, to a healthy and thriving kitten. If left out on the streets, he would not have made it.

Thanks to the CRAN medical fund, we were able to pursue multiple vet visits and treatment so Forrest could thrive. He and his sister, Astoria, have since found their loving, forever home.

 

Fantine and Forrest aren’t responsible for their predicaments

– we are. The suffering caused by neglect, abandonment and irresponsible care (not spaying or neutering) is devastating and . . .it’s not their fault.

We couldn’t do any of this without you.

Our 2019 budget is $199,000 of which $140,000 (70%) goes directly for medical care.

As an all-volunteer non-profit, no-kill cat rescue group, we receive no public funding and have no paid staff. And look what we’re accomplishing!

65% ($135,000) of our income comes from donations and grants. 35% from Adoption fees. Yes, it’s a lot (tell me about it.) As you can see, the need is great, and your compassion is greater!

On another front:

CRAN TLC is almost a reality! Our new medical rehabilitation and ringworm treatment facility is coming together after nearly two years. Remember please, this is not a shelter facility per se – it’s a place where cats can be cared for and returned to health. It’s been a very long journey and it is happening! We’ll keep you informed as to when we will have the grand opening.

“What else can I do?” I’m glad you asked!
Here are some ideas to start:

  • Sign up for monthly giving – It’s easy, just go CatRescues.org and click on Donate
  • Volunteer – We need about 300 people to meet the needs of all these little bundles of joy. We have 200+ now.
  • Foster – Since we are a “foster based” rescue group, we need your help with temporary homes.
  • Hold a Facebook fundraiser in lieu of birthday, holiday gift or just because.
  • Sign up for Amazon Smile and Fred Meyer rewards CRAN gets a small piece of each sale.
  • Think about donating that stock you’ve been holding for years without much success.
  • Be creative! Maybe you could make and sell birdhouses or blankets or have a bake sale or ?

Our CRAN kitties are worth it. Knowing you are helping to find homes for hundreds of cats and kittens every year will warm your heart on these foggy, winter days. Seeing the pictures of the kitties with their forever families is priceless. Join us!

Have a Happy and Joyous Holiday!




Petco Holiday Wishes

Cat Rescue and Adoption Network is a Finalist in Petco Foundation’s Holiday Wishes People’s Choice Competition!

Since 2013, more than 15,000 adopters have shared the big and small ways that their pet brightens their life with the Petco Foundation to help make Holiday Wishes come true for the animal welfare organizations across the country. Through this campaign, the Petco Foundation has awarded more than $5M to lifesaving animal welfare organizations like ours.

We’re so happy to announce that this year the Petco Foundation has selected our organization for a Holiday Wishes award thanks to an adoption story submitted by Courtney Young-Hohenlohe Langenburg!

As a Holiday Wishes award finalist, we have the opportunity to earn up to an additional $25,000 – but we need your help! We need your vote in the People’s Choice Award Competition!

Visit petcofoundation.org/vote and vote for Cat Rescue and Adoption Network: Courtney Young-Hohenlohe Langenburg’s story about Sophia! You can also use this direct link: http://wshe.es/qvOujI8A

It’s Free! Tell all your friends, family, coworkers, everybody.

Voting ends on Friday, December 20 at noon CST.

Read all of the Holiday Wishes finalist stories at petcofoundation.org/holidaywishes.

Our Holiday Wishes grant award will be announced and presented to us at a celebration on Thursday, 12/19/2019 at 11:00. Please join us at the Eugene Petco located at 1169 Valley River Drive, to celebrate pet adoption, Sophie and Courtney Young-Hohenlohe Langenburg  and our lifesaving grant award!

Thank you for helping to make our Holiday Wishes come true!




Giving Tuesday – Dec. 3

Holiday Greetings!

Happy Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. We hope you have enjoyed the start of your holiday season!

Well, Giving Tuesday is right around the corner. Generous folks throughout the world are taking a day to think about the needs of others. At Cat Rescue & Adoption Network (CRAN) we are thinking of and thankful for all of you; and all the cats in our care. Many happy and healthy little furbabies, and those less fortunate with some type of affliction.

Forrest was just a few days old when he, his mom and sister were rescued from the streets. He became very ill and fought hard for his life. From vet visit to vet visit, antibiotic treatment to antibiotic treatment, medicated nebulizer treatments to steamy showers, sub-Q fluids and bottle feedings . . . all of this care leading, at last, to a healthy and thriving kitten. If left out on the streets, he would not have made it.

Thanks to the CRAN medical fund, we were able to pursue multiple vet visits and treatment so Forrest could thrive.

Forrest wasn’t responsible for his predicament

– we are. The suffering caused by neglect, abandonment and irresponsible care (not spaying or neutering) is devastating and . . . it’s not their fault. I could go on and on.

The point of all of this is that it costs money. CRAN will spend over $150,000 this year on medical care including spay/neuter, vaccines, testing, locator micro-chip implants and the huge variety of medical needs that come with the 580 cats and kittens we’ve rescued so far this year.

We hope to raise $35,000 before the end of the year and Giving Tuesday should gives us a boost.

Please give what you can by clicking on our website donation link;  or, mail your donation to CRAN – PO Box 72401 – Springfield, OR 97475.

Most importantly, tell your friends and family to participate by sharing links. Or create your own fundraiser for CRAN. Let’s help the kitties. Donate Now

Thank you all so much




Papa’s Pizza Fundraiser

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.




Spring Fundraiser Update

Spring 2019 Fundraising Campaign Update –  We Did IT!!!!!
The campaign is officially over. Thank you!!! /
Some donation facts:
  • 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




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.