Kittens say, "Pleaz send morr munny" [Nov. 20th, 2007|01:45 am]
There are so many things to report, including no fewer than eight adoptions in the past two weeks! We feel a sense of pride knowing that our foster homes and veterinarian provided such wonderful care for the adopted cats and kittens--and that the support of our wonderful donors made it all possible.
But the success of the City Kitties adoption program is in danger. We simply do not have enough money in the bank to cover veterinary care for our foster cats and kittens. Because our standard of care is so high, we refuse to adopt out cats or kittens without spay/neuter and comprehensive veterinary care. City Kitties has spent over $12,000 on veterinary care this year, and we still have many cats and kittens to care for. Seven kittens have been adopted in the past two weeks, but we are still responsible for providing bloodwork, spay/neuter, and vaccinations for all of them within the next month. We also need to get Morgan checked out at the vet before she goes to her forever home, and Crumpet has to be spayed and vaccinated as well. The total for this care is going to be well over $2,000, and adoption fees will not cover even one-third of that amount. Please, ask every animal lover you know to donate. Every dollar donated makes a huge difference in the lives of formerly abandoned, neglected, and homeless cats and kittens.
And now a bit of good news: we're going to finish our 501(c)3 application this Saturday when we meet with our volunteer attorney one last time to finalize the paperwork. Keep those fingers crossed! This will make larger donations easier since they will be tax-deductible. Also, keep an eye out for our famous Broken Cat Greeting Cards, featuring six beautiful photographs of special needs cats by the talented Kyle Cassidy. We will be putting them up for sale soon, just in time for the holiday season.
That's all for now. Next time we'll tell you which eight lucky kitties are going to forever homes. Happy Thanksgiving from City Kitties!