CRAN News

Volunteer of the Month – February 2018

Do you have an emergency intake with nowhere to go? Call Marci!

Do you need a last-minute transport to get a cat to a vet appointment? Call Marci!

Do you need help with ringworm care? Call Mar — oh, you get the idea.

Marci Seghetti has been a volunteer for CRAN for some time now. She is one of the team of volunteers who are feeding, loving, and medically treating the many kittens in our ringworm treatment program. She has worked on fundraising projects, she is a member of the CRAN Board of Directors (and the secretary!), and she is always willing to add something more to her busy day, to help a cat in need.




Volunteer of the Month – Jan 2018

Susan Orr has (so far~) been a volunteer cattery cleaner, socializer, fundraising donor, adoption counselor and an adopter in her continuing commitment to Cat Rescue & Adoption Network (and WCDC before that) since Dec. 2007 – 11 years! Says Susan, “At that time I don’t think there was a WCDC website – the volunteer opportunity was posted on the Bush Animal Hospital website. I started volunteering because I missed being around cats and my tuxedo boy Fridge (named for the football player nicknamed Refrigerator Perry) had just gone over the Rainbow Bridge and it was some time before I was ready to adopt again.” Next to founding president Kate Tryhorn (see Aug 2016 entry), Susan is the longest standing volunteer in our group – wow! In January of 2017 she also took over the monthly task to coordinate and schedule the weekend adoption counselors at our partner PetSmart location on Chad Drive in Eugene. She’s comfortable in her vital role matchmaking between rescue cat and forever home on the weekend counselor shifts and often picks up vacancies when needed. She’s ever aware of the careful conversation needed for both the cat’s welfare and to find a loving home. Oh, and she works full time at the UO too!  Soft-spoken and steady, Susan is professional and dependable and oh so appreciated! Her photo shows her with her CRAN adoptee “Midnight Louie” who Susan says is “always grumpy.” Thank you Susan!




Papa’s Pizza Fundraiser

Thursday, February 22 – All day –  Papa’s pizza will give Cat Rescue & Adoption Network 50% of all sales when you present them with the flyer at the time of ordering. Also you can buy “Fundraiser Bucks”, which can be used for any future purchase, and get 25% of these sales for CRAN. Click on the flyer below to pull up a PDF that you can print 5, 10, 15, 20 copies and give them to everyone you know. It only works when we share! Let’s try to break our record of $970 and show Papa’s and the community that we are active and enthusiastic about taking care of our cats and kittens.




Big Thanks Bonus Program

The Big Thanks Bonus Program was a huge success, all because of you.

Thanks to your hard work and commitment, over 247,700 pets found forever homes during the Big Thanks Bonus Program, which launched September 1, 2017 and ended January 28, 2018, providing nearly $2.9 million of additional financial assistance to Adoption Partners.  CRAN received a $6,000 bonus for adopting over 500 cats and kittens during this period.




Fall Fundraiser

UPDATE – $12,000 campaign goal surpassed by 92%
Grand Total $23,018!

You all should be very proud of your generosity towards our cats and kittens.
We have saved many lives with this campaign and we are so happy.

Donate NOW!

 




Letter to the best friends, sponsors, and volunteers in the world

Check our Progress here

Dear Friends, Donors, Volunteers and Supporters

Cats, cats, cats! Adorable kittens, wise wonderful seniors, abandoned cats, young pregnant cats, sick cats, injured cats and healthy ones . . . all deserving cats that need your financial support today!

Your donation makes the work of our all-volunteer team possible. Your contributions have allowed us to rescue more than 600 cats in the greater Eugene/Springfield community this year to date, and will provide the fuel to keep us moving forward.

Because of you, this year so far, we were able to:

  • take in the five kittens and momma cat that local employees planned to poison
  • help the young woman whose unspayed female cat had grown into 20 cats and kittens and were overrunning the neighborhood
  • support the kind neighbor who rescued more than 20 kittens from his neighborhood
  • provide over $103,000 in medical fees to heal, vaccinate and sterilize our cats
  • find new homes for 383 deserving, rehabilitated, healthy cats

And our little volunteer group is growing too. In August we changed our name to better reflect who we are now and what we do. After 10 years of service “West Coast Dog and Cat Rescue (WCDC)” is now “Cat Rescue and Adoption Network (CRAN)” with a new website and logo!

And yet, we are still the same all-volunteer group, funded entirely by private donations form supporters like you (no government funding here), working tirelessly on behalf of the cats in our community and the people who care for them.

And now it’s the end of the year, time to close the books and pay our bills. It takes love to do the work we do and money to pay the medical bills and feed the hungry kitties we help. We need to raise $20,000 to meet our budget for 2017; this campaign is key to closing the budget gap.

Help us reach our $12,000 Year-End Campaign goal to save neglected and abandoned cats and find them permanent, loving homes. Please mail in your donation to PO Box 72401, Springfield, OR 97475 or go online to CatRescues.org and click on “Donate” today.

With my sincere thanks on behalf of the cats,

 

 

 

Louanne Koch
Board President (and a volunteer too!)