Senior Cat Shelter and Hospice Care

$29,315 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 357 people in 51 months
We are raising funds to offset medical expenses we recently experienced and anticipate in the future.

SEE WHERE YOUR DONATION WILL BE GOING!

For free, you can log into our 11 cameras at any time (day or night) to see our senior rescue cats enjoying their life at cats cradle.

Instructions for viewing on your phone:
Go to the "Play Store" (for android devices) or Itunes (for iphone) and look for an app called "meshare".

Install, then click on the meshare icon (look for a red icon with a cloud image).

To login enter (you only have to do this once):

email address to enter:
see.cats.cradle.cams@gmail.com

password: catsxx

Now click on the "live" button. You can move between the cameras by selecting one of the pictures at the top (swipe to the left to see more cameras)

For desktop PC users
go to:
https://user.meshare.com/user/login

Type in the same login information as above.
Then click on the Play Arrow ">" to see the cameras.

Now, select the camera you want to see by clicking on the "Channel" button and selecting any channel.

Have fun!

Everyone wants to save feral and stray cats and there are plenty of well funded organizations dedicated to that cause.  

What about the homeless cat that is too old to be adopted?  That's where we come in...


Many of our Senior Cat residents have also been victims of unfortunate circumstances such as abandonment or the death of their Owner.  

Click here to see Cats Cradle

Even though we are a registered 501c3 non-profit we do not qualify for the grants available to conventional shelters because adoption of cats is not our primary focus.

Please help us defray our medical expenses so we can continue to extend the life of these wonderful cats.
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Our $3,000 expansion is almost complete. It will provide two additional sensory and physical enrichment activities for our wonderful Senior Cats.

These new activities will be announced next week (we guarantee you will be surprised)

A new camera will allow you to enjoy seeing our Kitties participate in these one-of-a-kind activities.

Unfortunately, we are just $200 short of our goal.

Please help us if you can and thank you to those who have already donated.
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As "Cat Behaviorists" we have observed that the one thing our Senior Kitties are missing is a grassy area where they can lounge in the sun and chase bugs/butterflies.

To address this, we hope to soon open an exciting new area - adjacent (but open to) the existing facility. (see attached). This picture shows where it will be built (fence shown will be removed).

This will effectively double the outdoor space, and provide our Seniors with an open, sunny, meadow which will also include a brick/paver patio in the center (with sunning benches and a birdbath). This area will also provide additional access to our bridge system.

We have already raised $1100 of the $5500 required to complete this expansion (see itemization below).

We are offering to grant the "Naming Rights" to this area to the first contributor of $2,000. In appreciation, we will provide appropriate signage ie. "Megans Meadow - made possible by John and Mary Doe".

If you donate $50 or more, we will include your name on a new plaque, similar to the appreciation plaque we created for our Butterfly Memorial Garden donors. (see attached)

Below, is an itemization of projected costs:
(does not include our free labor)

Fence Posts (10 @ $12 ea) $120
Concrete 5 bags @ 7 each $35
Grass (sod) and shrubbery $800
Wildflower area plantings $150
Topsoil for making a hilly area $500
Outside labor for contouring a hilly area $400
6' fencing and cat control arms $500
Statuary / benches $400
Bricks or pavers (installed) $1500
Dedicated Webcam (for area) includes wiring
New bridge and ramps (pole, netting, rope, and walkways) $550

Total, approx $5,500

What a wonderful way to help us and memorialize your beloved pet.
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From our observations, our residents Senior Kitties deal with the summer heat in one of two ways -
they either go into one of our two air-conditioned rooms or find a cool spot in the shade to lay down.

It occurred to us that we can make all of our Seniors' their lives better by creating a "tropical rainforest" environment. This project will involve transforming our current "jungle gym" area.

In this area, our Seniors will be able to find a quiet shady spot next to the pond, chase lizards (we will supply) in the lush foliage, or climb a ladder and spend some time on one of the two observation decks of the "Jungle Hut".

The conservative cost for these improvements is $2,500. This money will be spent creating the Jungle Hut, electrical and plumbing changes, and for the purchase of a large number of mature plants needed to provide shade and a "rainforest" look. (our labor is free!)

By donating towards this project, you will provide another stimulating experience for our Seniors and help them be more comfortable in the Summer months.

We think you will enjoy seeing the transformation of the space and the subsequent enjoyment of this enrichment activity by our Seniors (plus, it will be on our webcams)

Thank you again for making us the best Sanctuary for homeless Senior cats.
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The attached link is to the recent documentary on Cats Cradle, which was shown at various film festivals.

We came in 4th out of 150 short films at the Seattle Film Festival.

We hope you will enjoy and pass on!

Our Kitties thank you again for your support.
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Jim Kiley
7 months ago

Cleopatra is very pretty; someone should enjoy her. I am still not 'over' having to 'put down' my 19-year-old TOPAZ in mid-December. Not ready to confront another emotional challenge for a while. I'll continue to send whatever I can to help your efforts.

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$29,315 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 357 people in 51 months
Created June 28, 2014
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$30
Anonymous
2 days ago
$200
Anonymous
3 days ago
JK
$100
Jim Kiley
3 days ago

I'm 'paying it forward' once again in memory of my pretty "TOPAZ".

CK
$10
Chris Kligman
3 days ago

Hoping this will help a bit!

$50
Linda Burnham Babcock
6 days ago

Great to see that this wonderful paradise for cats is growing. Thank you Bruce and Terry

JF
$25
Jennifer Fullerton
9 days ago

Thank you for caring for these seniors!

RW
$50
Rhonda Wiggins
9 days ago

Love the work that you do. You are my heroes.

Jim Kiley
7 months ago

Cleopatra is very pretty; someone should enjoy her. I am still not 'over' having to 'put down' my 19-year-old TOPAZ in mid-December. Not ready to confront another emotional challenge for a while. I'll continue to send whatever I can to help your efforts.

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