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Kitty Rescue Press Release
KITTY RESCUE -- PAWSITIVELY ROCKING WITH ADOPTIONS!
An update from Kitty Rescue’s Heidi Bourgeois
This snowy and frigid winter has seen no slowdown of cats that are in need of rescue. In fact, we’ve been taking in more strays this winter than in years past; strays who would have otherwise been left to fend for themselves on the cold wintery streets. We’ve been fortunate to place many of these cats with great owners but there are many who are still waiting for their perfect home.
Most recently, we’ve been dealing with a hoarding situation and have taken in quite a few young cats that range from about 8 months to 2 years of age and are really friendly. These cats are going to be available for adoption very soon and we hope it won't be long before they all find new families. Be sure to spread the word and tell any friends who might be looking to adopt a cat!! We are open on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6-9 p.m. and Saturday Mornings from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
In addition to the strays, we’ve been busy with the wild and wooly ones -- feral cats that were rescued and brought to us from all over the area. Now if you ask them, I'm sure they would think they didn’t need rescuing, that they were doing 'just fine' out in the snow, trying to find food, hiding from foxes and fisher cats and dodging snow plows. But for most feral cats that come to Kitty Rescue, although it may take a while, once they start to learn the routine, you can bet they’ll secretly be purring while they sleep in their warm bedding and will come running when it’s chow time!
Last year was exceptional in terms of the number of adoptions from Kitty Rescue. For the first time in many years we are down to under 100 cats in-house which is so important because it allows us to rescue and care for more cats in need. And because we are a No-Kill shelter (the only one in the area), the only way our numbers go down is when families adopt!
THE FUTURE OF KITTY RESCUE AND FUNDRAISING
As I’m sure you’re all aware at this point, we’re in a truly precarious situation with losing our location and the need to find a new home. Fundraising efforts have been going well, with this past holiday season bringing in some generous and much appreciated donations. BUT, although our fund now stands at around $120,000, it is not enough to buy or build a new building in the area and as of June, we will need to be out of our current location.
HOW YOU CAN HELP OUR NEW HOME FUNDING EFFORTS
--Donate to Kitty Rescue online by clicking here or by mail at P.O. Box 468, Jaffrey, NH 03452. Cash donations of any size are greatly appreciated -- every $5 or $10 counts!
--Buy one of our cool 2017 Cats and Tats or Meows and Wows calendars – we still have some at the shelter and the Jaffrey Chamber office.
--Other ways to give by clicking on of the links below in order to:
--Word of mouth – tell fellow cat lovers about what we do and our situation!
For more information, please contact the shelter at 603-532-9444 where you can reach a live person on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6-9 and Saturday Mornings from 9-1. You can also stop by and visit us during those hours at 11 Plantation Drive in Jaffrey.
WHAT HAPPENS IF WE CAN’T FIND A NEW PLACE?
Unfortunately, we’ll need to place our cats at other shelters. Many of these shelters are NOT No-Kill and in the case of our older cats and our feral felines, this could have devastating consequences.
In the meantime, we will forge ahead with fundraising as long as we are open, Kitty Rescue is committed to saving as many cats and kittens as possible.
ABOUT KITTY RESCUE
Since 2002, Monadnock Kitty Rescue & Adoption has been providing a No-Kill option for abandoned, stray and feral cats. As a 501(c)(3) organization the shelter is run exclusively by volunteers with no paid positions. All proceeds from fundraising efforts go toward care of the cats, operational costs of maintaining the facility and currently, toward the procurement of a new building. For more information, please call (603) 532-9444
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!