NEWS & EVENTS
thank you best friends animal society!
Cat’s Cradle is pleased to have received $1600.00 in financial assistance from national animal welfare organization Best Friends Animal Society to facilitate 40 spay/neuter surgeries of owned cats in the three zip codes representing the highest intake of cats into the Rockingham Harrisonburg SPCA. With this financial aid, we can continue to reduce shelter intake into the SPCA and thereby reduce euthanasia of healthy, adoptable cats and kittens. Cat’s Cradle is an active partner in Best Friends No More Homeless Pets® Network which offers help and support to animal rescue groups and shelters that save lives in their communities. We are proud to partner with Best Friends!
Best Friends Animal Society is the only national animal welfare organization dedicated exclusively to ending the killing of dogs and cats in America’s shelters. A leader in the no-kill movement, Best Friends runs the nation’s largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals, adoption centers and spay and neuter facilities in Los Angeles and Salt Lake City as well as lifesaving programs in partnership with more than 1,600 rescue groups and shelters across the country. Since its founding in 1984, Best Friends has helped reduce the number of animals killed in American shelters from 17 million per year to an estimated 4 million. By continuing to build effective initiatives that reduce the number of animals entering shelters and increase the number who find homes, Best Friends and its nationwide network of members and partners are working to Save Them All®.
We would like to say THANK YOU to everyone who contributed to our recent Beat the Heat Challenge! With your help, we raised enough money to spay/neuter 72 cats for people who can’t afford it.
Spaying or neutering cats, whether tame or feral, owned or stray, is one of the best ways you can help save lives in our community. It’s one of our primary missions, and so for our challenge we set the goal of helping 100 cats get spayed/neutered.
Although we didn’t reach our goal, you can always help—and we ALWAYS need it! Please Donate here and choose “Spay/Neuter Fund” from our dropdown menu. Your finds will be specifically allocated to help those who can’t afford to get their cats sterilized.
With spring now arriving, we NEED your support to save lives. Females are going into their heat cycle, which encourages mating behavior, and about 9 weeks later, a new batch of kittens is born. We can prevent needless euthanasia at our area shelters through the reduction of unwanted litters being born. Spay/neuter SAVES LIVES!
Thank you again for helping us get another 72 cats spayed/neutered!
petsmart charities field grant awarded
We are so grateful to PetSmart District Manager Larry Wilkerson, who nominated Cat’s Cradle for a $2500 field grant – – thanks, Larry, and PetSmart Charities!!! With this grant, we were able to purchase a much-needed new microscope for our licensed vet tech, Christy Tabor, to use in doing in-house lab work for our kitties, saving on outside lab fees. We were also able to purchase a flat-screen monitor and two “kitty” cams to outfit our temporary downtown center, so that we can show live feed videos of our adoptable foster kitties in action! Because we are not able to have cats in person in our temporary center, we will rotate the kitty cams among our foster homes so that visitors to the center can “interview” our adoptable kitties on film. We really appreciate the funding from PetSmart Charities so that we can continue to keep our kitties healthy and find them wonderful furrever homes!
petco foundation grant awarded
GREAT NEWS! The Petco Foundation has made a $5000 grant to help Cat’s Cradle continue to expand
our spay/neuter and TNR programs in Augusta County. The grant will pay for direct surgical expenses for
spay/neuter procedures, as well as the cost of rabies vaccines needed, to be offset by client copays
where possible. Cat’s Cradle is committed to reducing shelter intake of owned and stray cats in Augusta
County and this generous grant will help to alter approximately 100 cats and kittens, thus preventing
thousands of litters of kittens. We are so grateful for the continued support of the Petco Foundation and its investment in our
lifesaving programs! For more information about the Petco Foundation, read below and visit
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HELP KITTIES by shopping at kroger!
Have you ever wished there was a way to help Cat’s Cradle just by going about your day, doing mundane tasks like grocery shopping? Well, great news: with Kroger Community Rewards program, you can! Simply register for a Kroger Rewards card at krogercommunityrewards.com 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, which is 87844. Cat’s Cradle will then receive quarterly payments from Kroger based on your purchases!