Matching Funds available
Grayson here. Don’t be mad at me for emailing you again but I have some exciting news. I was texting my friend Rob (yes I added texting to my tech repertoire) and he let me know that some very generous donors have decided to put it all on the line and offer to Match, 1 for 1, up to $4,000 !
So if you donate $500 it will be like you donated $1,000! And if all of you come up with $4,000 the full match will take effect and we will meet our $20,000 fundraising goal for this campaign.
I offered to throw in the quarter that I play floor hockey with, but Rob suggested I keep the quarter for its entertainment value.
Do you know what $20,000 will do for all my fellow CRAN kittens and cats?
– Spays or neuters, vaccinations, microchips and medical care for all my new kitten friends, before they go to their new forever homes
– Spays or neuters, and vaccinations, for their wild cousins who will become working cats or live in feral colonies
– Medical care for the abandoned, sick and injured cats
– Food and supplies for our cats in foster care
Doesn’t that just make you feel good? Makes me feel good too, to know you care.
CRAN is an all-volunteer, foster based and privately funded rescue group, so it’s up to you to keep us in food, supplies and medicine. Head to our website now and click on the link https://donate.catrescues.org/4TheCats to Donate or go to the Forms page http://catrescues.org/forms and fill out a volunteer or a foster application.
New Totals with over $400 in matching funds applied.
Let’s keep up the good work. Go to this link to Donate.
Thank you, Grayson
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!
May 30, 2018
Hi! You probably don’t know me, but my name is Grayson. I was rescued by volunteers with Cat Rescue & Adoption Network two years ago this month. I would have written sooner but first I had to learn English and then how to type on a computer. I finally got the technology figured out so here I am.
When they found me, I was in big trouble — I had panleukopenia (95% fatal if not vaccinated), a very bad skin infection (my skin was peeling off in sheets and part of my tail was badly damaged), an impacted bowel (resulting in a bloated stomach) and ringworm on top of all that. Not good.
Most thought I was a goner. I was told later that had anyone else found me they would have put me out of my misery. I was with eight of my fellow abandonees and one of us crossed the Rainbow Bridge early on. (Yes, we know all about the Rainbow Bridge.) I wanted to live. Even in my misery I looked at the volunteers straight in the eyes and said, “Help me!”
They did. Medicines, almost daily subcutaneous fluids, visits to the vet, an operation to remove part of my tail, ringworm treatment . . . and plenty of love. Slowly, over a period of six months, I got better and better. So much better that I was adopted to a special family in December, an early Christmas present. (Yes, we know about Christmas too, and Hanukah and Ramadan and the Easter Bunny.)
I just want to thank you for helping me. I know it took a lot of effort, money and love. To the CRAN community who contributed and volunteers who nursed me back to health, you are my heroes and I owe you my life. I don’t know how I got into the situation I was in, but I can’t imagine it was my fault.
Thank you all for giving me the chance to live.
With love and gratitude and time for my nap,
PS: Help CRAN reach their $20,000 Spring Campaign goal to save my fellow neglected and abandoned cats and find them permanent and loving homes, like they did for me. Check out this link to see their success in 2017. Please complete the form below and mail in your donation or visit click here to Donate now. Meow~
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!
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.
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.
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
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!
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!