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!
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.
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!
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.
Kim Konevich began volunteering and fostering for CRAN in August of 2017. In her own words, I’ll let her tell you her story . . . “I am grateful to be a part of this wonderful organization and cannot believe how I am continuously meeting thoughtful, kind, compassionate, and caring individuals. The world of rescue is messy and challenging but because I work with an amazing group of people and kitties, I know that we as a group are doing good work. I have always believed in helping other humans, animals and the community. It is nice to find a group that shares my sentiment and goes above and beyond the call of duty.
I have to say however, my involvement with volunteering and cat rescue began a few years back. Finding a teeny kitten on our property was a very strange notion to me. I had no idea there was such a thing as “Kitten Season” and thought it was strange to find a solo cat. I began doing some research and realized it was not an uncommon discovery. The little lady who is known as Rio now stole our hearts and we have adopted a few others since. Because of Rio and the situation, I wanted to help. I realized the best way to do that was to get involved. It is helpful to have resources and people willing to help when certain situations arise and animals need attention and care. CRAN is a group that serves the cats and the community and I am honored to work with you.” Likewise Kim! Thank you and congratulations as CRAN’s volunteer of the month for December 2017.