Edward Arnold has been selected as the February 2023 CRAN Volunteer of the Month!
Edward joined CRAN in April 2021 as a cat care volunteer at TLC. Since that time, he also became a foster parent to CRAN kitties, and then a CRAN adopter. Edward has continued volunteering at TLC, never missing a shift, and provides care and plenty of love for the kitties currently at TLC
From Edward: “Caring for the kitties at TLC is my favorite part of the week. Some of the critters are real characters, and have me rolling on the floor laughing at their antics. I had five kittens climbing up my pant leg at once, last time I was in the ringworm room! I love it when I can make a real emotional connection with our fuzzies.
My previous cat was with me for fourteen years, and I was devastated when I lost him to cancer in August of 2020. My sister suggested volunteering at CRAN, as a way to get my critter fix. Now, I am a pet parent to Spanky and Luna (pictured in the post). It is amazing to me that our rescues also rescue us.”
From all of us, thank you so much for all you do for our CRAN kitties, and for being a terrific human being Edward!
Join us in thanking our amazing Volunteer of the Month for January, Sarah Olson.
Sarah joined CRAN in October 2021 as a cat care volunteer at TLC.
Since that time, she has also became a foster parent to CRAN kitties, and then stepped into the role of TLC Coordinator, which she continued throughout 2022 and into the beginning of 2023.
When asked what she liked about volunteering and why she started, Sarah responded “My favorite thing about working at CRAN is meeting cats that I would never meet otherwise. I started volunteering at CRAN when my husband said I could not get any more cats, and I thought it would be a great way to spend time with more.”
Thank you for all you do for CRAN and to help cats Sarah!
Congratulations to Patti Hansen, our December 2022 Volunteer of the Month!
Patti started volunteering initially doing medical record data entry and then as a cat socializer at Petsmart in 2021. This evolved into taking on the responsibilities of CRAN Cattery Manager at the South Petsmart cattery. Not only is Patti a cattery volunteer and cattery manager, she also finalizes adoption and continues diligently working in the background, helping with CRAN kitty medical records. Patti started volunteering after she retired “I retired at the end of June, 2021 and I knew I wanted to do volunteer work. I have been a passionate cat lover all my life so I did some searching on the Internet for cat organizations and found CRAN. The rest, as they say, is history.” When asked what she most enjoys about her volunteering, Patti replied “Well of course my love of kitties is what initially brought me to CRAN, but I also love that I have met so many wonderful people – other CRAN volunteers, adopters, fosters, PetSmart staff, visitors to the cattery. And I especially appreciate our socializing volunteer team at the PetSmart in south Eugene – they are AWESOME!”
Patti is a dedicated, multitasking volunteer with a love for animals, and a great love and compassion for our CRAN kittens and cats. Thank you for all you do for the cats Patti!
CRAN’s November volunteers of the month are Eva LeMar, Andrew Fridlund and Nathaniel Fridlund!
Eva, Andrew and Nathaniel adopted 2 kitties from CRAN in 2019. They started volunteering in the spring of 2020, first as fosters, followed by a wide variety of responsibilities! They have fostered, volunteered in the Petsmart catteries, helped with medical records, assisted with garage sale set up and clean up, transported supplies and/or foster cats, and in many other ways. Eva said they started volunteering with CRAN because they love cats, and wanted to help.
Thank you, Eva, Andrew and Nathaniel, for helping to care for the CRAN kitties, and support the rescue-care-adoption process!
We just passed $13, 000 in our Fall Campaign and we have a donor who will match donations up to $5000!
That means if you donate to our campaign, your donation is doubled!
Our goal is $35,000. We count on our Fall and Spring campaigns to raise the funds we need to take in and care for the homeless cats in our community. This year we have had many cats with complex medical issues requiring treatment. We never turn away a cat due to medical needs but because of this are depending on our supporters even more. Can you help us reach our $35,000 goal?
You can donate through our Facebook Fundraiser: https://www.facebook.com/donate/580142067206462/
or through our website:
You can also donate by check (please indicate it is for the Fall Campaign)
Cat Rescue & Adoption Network
PO Box 72401, Springfield, OR 97475
We have had such a crazy kitten season and adults often get overlooked. Some of these special cats also have other things making it hard for them to find their forever homes like being shy, being mature or manageable health issues. Do you have room in your home and heart for one of these cats dreaming of a home for the holidays? Each cat comes with a $50 gift certificate to either PetSmart or Wags! Dog Emporium (adopter’s choice) to get them off to a good start in their new home. The promotion is through December 31st.