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Kitty Rescue Press Release
MEOW…FROM MONADNOCK KITTY RESCUE
AND ADOPTION (MKRA)!
WELCOME SPRING... AND KITTEN SEASON!
Currently there are under 100 cats residing at the rescue and that means we have had a record number of adoptions!! This is the lowest number of feline residents we have had in many years. BUT, while we are basking in that glory, with Kitten Season coming up quickly, we will no doubt see an influx of newbies.
This is the craziest and cutest time of year!
So as we approach Kitten Season, Monadnock Kitty Rescue and Adoption (MKRA) would just like to remind everyone to get their cats spayed and neutered, if you are having trouble financially, or know someone that is, please contact the shelter at 603-532-9444, so we can help them find low-cost solutions.
If your cat has had a litter of kittens and you would like them to go to a good home(s), you can also talk to us about taking them in and getting them spayed, neutered, tested, up-to-date on their shots, dewormed, have them deflea-ed and into approved vetted homes. In cases of multiple litters we may be able to offer a no charge spay option for the families, where after the kittens are adopted through MKRA we spay their cat and return her to the family. Thus stopping the potential for more unwanted litters.
Please also be on the lookout for stray cats in your area that may be pregnant, so we can get them into a home before they give birth. Have-A-Hart traps are available at the shelter if the cat is too feral to handle. We can also find foster homes for them and could use more foster “parents” if you have any training with feral cats. Thanks to our many great foster families who step up and bring pregnant moms into their homes until the babies are ready to be adopted.
AN UPDATE ON MKRA FINDING A NEW HOME – WE’RE WORKING HARD!
This past two years have been quite a roller coaster ride for the volunteers and board members at MKRA! For those of you who have been following our journey to find a new home, you know that we have been under the gun for two years now. Our first deadline was July 2016, then that got changed to December 2016 and then in December our landlord revised it to June 2017. However the extension did not come with no strings attached --- we’re now paying DOUBLE THE RENT! So now, in addition to frantically trying to raise funds needed to find a new home, we’re also saddled with a $2000 per month rent payment, plus ALL the utilities for the whole building! Thanks to the hard work of MKRA volunteers and the generosity of donors in the area, we have managed to grow our building fund despite the increase in rent. BUT WE HAVE STILL NOT SECURED A LOCATION WE CAN AFFORD AND JUNE IS COMING UP FAST!
UPCOMING EVENTS AND FUNDRAISING EFFORTS
We have some awesome events planned for fundraising again this year. First, are our ongoing fundraisers which include Brick by Brick and Fund-a-Feral. For more details, feel free to stop by the shelter at
11 Plantation Drive in Jaffrey, NH.
Special fundraising events in 2017 include:
CATS ON MATS Yoga Event at Forever Yoga in Milford, NH on May 12th from 6-8pm. This is a returning event from last year as it was hugely popular. The Studio will offer a beginner yoga class that will be done with the help of some our cutest kittens! You can sign up on the Forever Yoga webstite at www.forever-yoga.com or by calling 603-809-5123
PSYCHIC FAIR with Norman Moody -- This event is new this year and promises to be a lot of fun so plan to attend! We are still in the planning stages, so stay tuned to our Facebook or website.
2nd ANNUAL KITTY RESCUE GOLF TOURNAMENT featuring THE PATRIOT CHEERLEADERS coming again this Fall at Shattuck Golf Club!
Want to get involved as a volunteer?
We have put together a new fundraising crew to help us get through this last leg before we have to move. If you’re interested in helping out. Please call the shelter at 603-532-9444.
We are doing a massive fundraising campaign with Crowdrise from May 2nd though June 1st. The rescue who raises the most money during that time frame will be eligible to receive awards of up to $50,000! this will go a long way in helping us afford a new home for the rescue. If you would like to help us try to win one of these awards, please click the link below
In closing I would like to extend a huge thank you from all of us at MKRA for your continued support of the rescue and our mission of caring for stray, feral and abandoned cats. As always we remain committed to these cute fur-babies and will care for them for life!
Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers as we move towards our goal of finding a new home!!!
President Board of Directors
Monadnock Kitty Rescue and Adoption
P.O. Box 468, 11 Plantation Drive
Jaffrey, NH 03452
Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 6-9pm, Saturday 9-1pm
Monadnock Kitty Rescue and Adoption is a No-Kill, Non-Profit, (501)(c3) rescue, all donations received are tax deductible
FUNDRAISING - Help us save the shelter!
We need help to raise money as we are being evicted at the end of June!
SHELTER STAFF - Taking care of the day-to-day needs of our cats and kittens.
EVENT STAFFERS - Going to events and setting up a table to promote our shelter. These may also include adoption events where you would have to transport kittens to and from an event.
Due to an increase in veterinary costs and State required health certifications, we will have a slight increase in our adoption fees starting on July 1st. Single Cat adoptions will stay at the $120 each, the 2 cat/kitten adoption fee will now be raised to $200 instead of $175. Anyone who has a cat/our kitten on hold prior to the July 1st date will be at the old rate. Thanks so much for your understanding, Heidi, adoption manager
50/50 Raffle tickets are now on sale for $10 each. The grand prize winner will receive $5000. in cash! Many other donated prizes will be available in this raffle. To purchase tickets please attend one of the many KRA fundraising events or call the shelter at 603-532-9444, for more information. The winners will be drawn after all 1000 tickets are sold. That's a better than 1 in 1000 chance to win a prize!
To help in other ways you can request copies of posters and brochures that you can hang up or join one of their fundraising committees. A go fund me page has been set up to aid with the fundraising, please go to www.gofundme.com/uf7y6bbj to donate or to their website to donate through PayPal. Mailed donations can be sent to P.O. Box 468, Jaffrey NH.
A 'thermometer' sign will be placed on the lawn at Hill's Family Insurance in Jaffrey to keep everyone informed on the progression toward their goal. You can also stay in touch with their progress on Facebook at Monadnock Kitty Rescue and Adoption. This will also keep you up to date on all upcoming events, kitten arrivals and happy ending adoptions!
Kitty Rescue is located on 11 Plantation Drive in Jaffrey, NH. Open hours are Tuesday and Thursday Evenings from 6-9 and Saturday mornings from 9-1.
We are a no kill cat sanctuary and adoption center for adoptable cats as well as feral cats. We are staffed completely by volunteers. There are NO PAID PERSONNEL.
How We Do It
Kitty Rescue & Adoption (KRA) relies solely on donations and adoption fees to sustain us. 100% of all monies are spent on the cats.
How Can I Help?
Wherever you see this cute little kitten and GIMME 5 - click to donate your $5.00 to help us build our new shelter.
Please be sure to visit our NEW SHELTER page. Here you can see the plans and layout of what our future has in store!