Holiday Greetings from CRAN. It’s that time of year again and wanted to let you all know what we’ve been up to.
This is Tia, and she has ringworm. Let me tell you about her good luck finding safety with
Cat Rescue and Adoption Network.
In some communities, ringworm is a death sentence for kittens. With CRAN, her ringworm will be treated while she receives food, shelter and lots of love. Then she will be adopted to a wonderful family.
Here are some of her other CRAN-mates.
Annika came to us with a swollen, severely infected eye, URI, and chewing lice which are all being treated. She continues to heal with our volunteers’ care and medical attention.
Yves is just a youngster. He was rescued from a rural property. Yves has a double whammy – he can’t breathe properly because he has a deformed chest and, if that isn’t enough, he also had a broken leg! But Yves will be cared for and then adopted.
So many others. . .
Siblings Dolly, Martina and Trisha all arrived with terrible upper respiratory infections. All have recovered and are ready to find their forever homes.
Mr. Peaches came into our group in a humane trap — thought to be feral, turned out to be a lap cat and, although he is positive for the FIV – Feline Immuno-deficiency Virus, he is awaiting his turn for adoption.
Lennon, McCartney, Harrison and Starr arrived from an abandonment situation with terrible intestinal parasites. Treatment has been slow going, but with patience, medication and good food, they are close to being adoptable.
Entropion (eyelid) surgery. Asthma treatment. Emergency Vet hospitalization. Kittens in car engines. Cats abandoned by their owners. Yep. Elderly cats facing euthanasia for the simple reason that they are old? You bet. All these situations, and more.
Every single cat and kitten that CRAN takes in, is fed, spayed or neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, tested for FIV and feline leukemia, defleaed and dewormed, and provided with needed medical care.
Here are some of the numbers, year to date.
- Rescued (so far in 2018)- 409
- Adopted out – 383
- Spay/Neutered – 478
- Care and Feed in Foster – 243
- Return to Owner/Transfer to Other Shelter – 60
So many cats rescued and cared for. When a new adopter holds their kitty for the first time and you see that spark of love between them, it makes all this hard work and sacrifice worthwhile.
The fact is, in 2018, we’ve spent most of our financial resources to caring for medically fragile and needy cats and kittens. Our reserves have taken a big hit. Please help us replenish these funds so that we can continue our good work in 2019 and beyond. Please help us help the cats in our community and the people who love them by supporting our work today.
We understand everyone has different circumstances and we appreciate, more than you can imagine, your gifts in the past. This is what I am asking of each of you now:
- Contribute a one-time gift to match the urgency of our current financial situation.
- Use the enclosed envelope and confirm the information below is correct or donate online at www.CatRescues.org/donate .
- Additionally, consider becoming a monthly contributor.
- Visit CatRescues.org and click on the Donate Button. Choose monthly at the top of the form.
- Did you know that you can donate stock to CRAN?
Call Rob McIntosh, Treasurer 808-895-7812 for details
- Consider being a Foster or a Volunteer. Submit your application at CatRescues.org/forms.
- Let all your friends and family know about the need; ask them to donate too.
- Suggest a donation to CRAN in lieu of Birthday and Holiday gifts this year.
Together we can do it.
With my sincere appreciation,
Louanne Koch, President
Cat Rescue & Adoption Network
Our September 2018 Volunteer of the Month is Linden Aitken, chosen for her continued enthusiastic support of CRAN both as a foster, adoption counselor and all around cheerleader. Linden has carefully nurtured shy adult foster kitties since October 2015 including Zuri (since June 2016). Then, in Dec 2017, Linden joined the adoption counselor team at the cattery inside our PetSmart partner on Chad Dr. Working on weekends, she reviews adoption applications and helps match the kitties with their new families which can certainly be challenging. Oh and she’s a full time Special Education Teacher at Lane ESD and also volunteers with Canine Companions for Independence! Her patience, kindness and competence make her a valuable addition to our cat rescue group. Congratulations Linden and Thank You!
We Did It!!!
Grand Total $20,180 !
It took a while but with a flurry of last minute donors and some very generous matching funds, we did it! Thank you to each and everyone who participated in the campaign. What can I say… you are the best.
The funds raised from this campaign will go to take good care of the cats and kittens in our care. Medical care, medicine, spay/neuter, food and supplies for fosters and everything that goes into running our all volunteer Cat Rescue & Adoption Network.
Didn’t get a chance to contribute to the campaign? We always need more help.
Consider becoming a foster which is a critical need ALL THE TIME.
Consider becoming a monthly donor which creates a steady stream of assistance to keep us doing what we do; or be a volunteer helping fill the many needs of operating our all volunteer non-profit organization.
Again, thank you so much! Grayson
Our Volunteer of the Month for August is Chandra Slonecker. Chandra is a rockstar volunteer at our Petsmart location on Chad Drive where she serves as both a cattery volunteer – helping to socialize and care for our adoptable kitties – as well as an adoptions counselor. We are so grateful for have her and we know our cats and kittens are too! Thank you, Chandra!
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!
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!