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 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
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)
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.
In just one year, Ruth’s abilities to get in, get it figured out and get it done in our cat rescue world has been enthralling to watch – what a thrill! Whether it’s caring for ringworm kittens, juggling a never-ending stream of needy fosters, assisting with trapping and intake, photographing for promotion, developing improved operational methods, soothing and cuddling (cats mostly but people too as needed!), and most recently as adoption counselor, we are one lucky volunteer group to have her with us. And all this on top of working full time with an active family as well.
Margo Fulton, our volunteer of the month for January 2019, has been a steady presence with our cat rescue group since at least October 2015. Since then, she has cared for, socialized and fostered a non-stop stream of kittens making their way from initial rescue, or being weaned from a feral mama cat, through the spay and neuter process, and into their forever homes.
Margo takes all kinds of kittens — sniffly and sneezy kittens, jumpy and scared kittens, confused and sad kittens, happy, lively, bouncy kittens. With the gentle and consistent care the kittens receive while in foster in her home, they are well-prepared for that next big step in their lives. “I am honored and thrilled to be a part of CRAN,” says Margo. “I have loved helping all of the sweet kittens I fostered over the years. It is gift to me and my family that we have had so many amazing kitties. Thanks CRAN for all that you do. It’s a pleasure helping you.”
At this special event, honoring our donors and volunteers, we’ll reveal an exciting new development!
Because of you . . . we rescued over 500 cats in 2018.
Because of you . . . Yves’ broken leg was surgically repaired so he can walk, run and jump like any other normal kitty (that’s him on the right , looking especially gorgeous!)
Because of you . . .
-518 cats and kittens found forever homes last year.
-Tia (on your left) and 96 others were healed of ringworm.
-372 cats and kittens were spayed or neutered.
-18 hard-to-adopt cats were given new lives as working cats.
Join us! Wed., March. 20 – 5:30-8:00pm at Along Came Trudy 1488 18th St., Springfield.
We’ll enjoy food, drink, comradery and celebrate our successes in 2018 as we look to the future. Peruse raffle and silent auction items, gifts and prizes too. We’ll be honored by special guest, Susan Rice, Portland comedian, who will “make you laugh till it hurts.”
Because of you . . . 2019 will be an amazing year in the care of abandoned and neglected cats in our community. With new horizons and new challenges, we will continue our mission with your continued support.
Cat Care and Rehabilitation Project – Help us give our new project a name.
Main Street Mini-Storage is constructing a building in East Springfield for CRAN’s use. The purpose of this building will be many-fold. Here are just some of the proposed uses.
- Intake and assessment
- Temporary holding area between intake and Foster Assignment
- Ringworm Treatment
- Rehabilitation and socialization between medical treatment and release to Foster/Adoption
Bottom Line is we need a name for promoting some of the donation needs of this new facility. Please use the form below to submit your ideas. If your name is chosen we have a small token of our appreciation for you. NOTE: This will not be a publicly accessible building. It is not a shelter. Cats will not meet potential adopters at this facility. The building will not have identifying signage.
WE DID IT! We have reached our $30,000 goal and a bit more. What can we say other than thank you. It is all of our generosity that has sprung forth and helped us reach this milestone.
Starting in mid-November we launched the campaign with a direct mail and email to all friends of Cat Rescue & Adoption Network. We have come a long way in 10 weeks. Update** 1/10/2019
The campaign is over but certainly no reason you cannot donate at any time. Donate online by clicking on https://bit.ly/2Cx0WpX or return the direct mail appeal in the envelope provided or mail a check to CRAN PO Box 72401 – Springfield, OR 97475
Thank you for everything.
Board of Directors
Cat Rescue & Adoption Network