Holiday Fundraising Campaign
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