ways to give

Your donation will do SO much!!

  • $17 will pay for a rabies vaccination
  • $25 will feed a litter of weaned kittens for a week
  • $50 will feed five bottle babies for a week
  • $60 will neuter a male cat
  • $70 will spay a female cat
  • $100 will treat a kitten with an upper respiratory infection
  • $250 will get a cat completely ready for adoption
  • Become a Pet Pal – – sign up for an ongoing monthly donation of $10.00 or more – -help sustain Cat’s Cradle’s programs all year long!
  • Become a Pet Partner – – make a five-year pledge at the level of $1000 a year or more and join the circle of donors who keep Cat’s Cradle growing year by year!


Donate online

Support the work of Cat’s Cradle by making a tax-deductible donation online. Your gift will help support our lifesaving programs, including:

  • Spay/Neuter assistance for low-income citizens (primarily cats, but also dogs in the household when other assistance is not available)
  • TNR (Trap, Neuter, Return) assistance for feral cat colony caretakers
  • Foster and adoption (cats only)
  • Pet retention (medical assistance, short-term pet food assistance, and short-term boarding financial assistance)
  • Pet rehoming assistance


Have you ever wished there was a way to help Cat’s Cradle just by going about your day, doing tasks like grocery shopping?

Well, great news–with Kroger Community Rewards program, you can!

Simply register for a Kroger Rewards card at to get started. Once your Rewards Account is underway, you can register Cat’s Cradle as the charity you want to benefit from your purchases by selecting Cat’s Cradle’s name from among the listed charities, or entering our NPO number: 87844  Cat’s Cradle will then receive quarterly payments from Kroger based on your purchases!  image


Donate Stock

You may also help Cat’s Cradle by donating stock.  For more information, click here.


workplace giving

Cat’s Cradle is a recognized recipient of the Combined Virginia Campaign (CVC).  Our code is #03593.

Many companies support the charitable activities of their employees by generously matching their gifts of time and money. Matching gifts are initiated by filling out a simple form provided by your employer. If you have questions about your company’s matching gift policy, please check with your human resources, community relations, or charitable giving department. 

Many employers support the charitable work of their employees.  These companies generously match their employees’ gifts of time and money.  These matching gifts are typically initiated by filling out a form provided by your employer.  Please check with your human resources, charitable giving, or community relations department if you have any questions about your company’s matching gift policy.

The companies listed below have matching gift programs.  This list is not all-inclusive, so please check with your company to see if they will match your gift in support of Cat’s Cradle or search here. For more information about workplace giving in support ofat’s Cradle  or to see if your matching gift has been received, please call 540-433-1135. We thank you for helping to make your wonderful gift even greater!
American Express 
AON Foundation
Argo Group
Asea Brown Boveri, Inc.
Bank of America
Bank One
BD Group
Becton Dickinson
Berkley Mid-Atlantic Group, LLC
Bon Secours Health System, Inc.
Capital One (Donor must complete 25 volunteer hours per year at the Richmond SPCA to have gifts matched)
Chubb & Son
Citizens Bank
Dominion Digital, Inc.
First Community Bank
FM Global
Follett Corporation
Franklin Federal Saving Bank
General Electric Company
Harris Corporation
Hospital Corporation of America
Ingersoll-Rand Company
James River Insurance Co.
Leahy & Clair Financial Management
Liberty Mutual Insurance Group
Macy’s Inc.
Markel Corporation
McKesson Corporation
MeadWestvaco Corporation
MetLife, Inc.
Morgan Stanley
Nationwide Insurance
New York Life Insurance Company
North American Coal Corporation
Oracle Corporation
RBC Wealth Management
RiverFront Investment Group
SMART Resources
Sun Life Financial
T. Rowe Price 
The Brink’s Company
The Doctors Company
The Hershey Company
Toyota Dealer Match Program
Universal Leaf 
Verizon (will also donate $750 for every 50 volunteer hours completed by an employee)
Wells Fargo 
XL Insurance

Amazon Smile

When you shop at Amazon, Amazon will donate back to Cat’s Cradle!!  Just go to and designate Cat’s Cradle as your preferred charity or click below and shop like you always do!

AmazonSmile is the same site as Amazon–the difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price back to Cat’s Cradle! Just designate “Cat’s Cradle of the Shenandoah Valley Inc” as your charity of choice when prompted. Just think, now you can purchase all the items you’d usually buy, and you’ll be helping cats while doing so!




Our cats can get really stressed out when they first come to Cat’s Cradle.  A Thundershirt helps them feel more secure and less anxious.  Our kitties appreciate any help you can provide by donating a Thundershirt to help ease their transition!  Thanks so much!

Thunder Shirt

Click Here to donate a Thundershirt!



bissell partners for pets

BISSELL’s Partners for Pets Cat’s Cradle is proud to be a Partner for Pets! BISSELL and have teamed up to help organizations like ours raise money, and now you can help too!  When you purchase pet products on and enter the code ADOPT at checkout, a portion of your purchase will be donated to Cat’s Cradle!

It’s simple. 

  • Shop pet products on
  • Enter the code ADOPT at checkout
  • Then select our organization!

Learn more at


BISSELL knows that your pets are important members of your families. Losing a pet can be one of the scariest situations you experience as a pet parent. Fortunately, has the essential tools to help reunite lost and found pets with their families. The free online and mobile service offers a searchable, nationwide registry to connect owners and finders with recently reported lost & found pets, as well as many resources and tools for pet parents to use if their beloved pet ever becomes astray.




We gratefully receive any goods that you would like to donate to support the operation of Cat’s Cradle. Gift-in-kind donations can be made at our downtown Harrisonburg VA location – 122 S. Main St, Suite 101.

Some of the items that we can utilize include:

  • Dry or canned Cat food
  • Bedding
  • Toys
  • Treats

Please contact us if there is anything else you would like to donate.


Volunteers do 80% of the work at Cat’s Cradle. Volunteers have helped achieve over 600 adoptions and 2,500 subsidized spay/neuter surgeries per year, and growing! There are many opportunities for you to get involved. Please complete our volunteer application form on our volunteer page to let us know of your interest. Unfortunately, our online applications are currently not functioning, and filling one out will result in an error message. If you would like to fill out an application, please visit us at our Downtown Center to receive a hard copy, or call us at 540-433-1135 to request a digital copy be sent to you via email. We apologize for the inconvenience!