Congratulations to KittyMOM’s Rescue Organization, the 4th $1,000 grant recipient from the 2012 Adopt-a-Pet.com $20,000 Veterinary Care Fund! We are so moved by the amazing lengths rescues and shelters go to give homeless pets a chance at getting healthy so they can be adopted – and think you will be too! We’re sharing the recipients’ stories here on our Shelter Blog. Here’s how a $1,000 grant will change the life of a pet or pets in their care:
KittyMOM’s Rescue Organization
Kalispell, MT 59901
KittyMOM’s Rescue is a non-profit 501(3)(C) organization that was founded in 2007. Unlike other cat rescues we rarely take in shelter cats. We are lucky enough to have a no-kill shelter in our area that does a wonderful job of providing vet care, food and clean facilities for their kitties. The problem is they recently implemented a substantial surrender fee. Our area is very depressed and the people here are losing their homes, being evicted from their rentals and unemployment is over 10%. They are abandoning their pets rather than taking them to the shelter, not paying for vet care and not spaying and neutering. We have seen a dramatic rise in abandoned pets that require dental work, spaying/neutering, or that have infections, parasites and injuries.
Our mission is to rescue the abandoned, sick, elderly, and homeless kitties we find on the streets, barns, sheds, and forests of our county. Those are the kitties are in crisis and don’t have food, medicine or caretakers and we feel their safety is a priority. We have volunteers in every corner of the county and can respond on a moment’s notice to emergencies. Last year we rescued 143 kitties from bad situations, provided vet care, vaccinations, spaying and neutering, good food and most of all love and warmth, and gave them all a second chance at life.
Our funds are very limited and our fund raising efforts have not been very productive. A grant for veterinary services would make a world of difference to this organization and the sweet kitties we rescue. Please consider us as we would be very grateful recipients and would use that money wisely.
To learn more about Purina’s support of animal welfare organizations around the U.S., and to see if you are eligible, visit www.purinashelterchampions.com