Senior Cat Shelter and Hospice Care

$23,923 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 288 people in 48 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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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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Dear Friend,

If you love the work we do at Cats Cradle then tell the world!
You have an opportunity to help us make even more of a difference in our community.

GreatNonprofits-a review site like TripAdvisor-is honoring highly reviewed nonprofits.

Won't you help us raise visibility for our work by posting a review of your experience with us?
All reviews will be visible to potential donors and volunteers. It's easy and only takes 3 minutes!

Go to https://greatnonprofits.org/org/cats-cradle-foundation to get started!
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For some time, we have been keeping things going, with your generous donations and by subsidizing our Cat Sanctuary ourselves.

But, now we are in need of your help again.

We recently had unexpected medical expenses associated with a cat that was left outside our gate. We are calling him "Biscuits"(see him on our "Welcome Room" webcam).

If you are not sure how to see our webcams, go to our website www.cats-cradle.org and click on "see our webcams".

Unfortunately, this has happened before, but we do not talk about it to avoid others from "dumping" their unwanted cats.

Also, during this same period, we experienced other Cat related medical expenses.

As you may know, we have also been spending money outfitting a new room for our Seniors (now completed) and experienced the expenses associated in preparing for new daily activities for our Seniors (see our website under activities/events).

These improvements will continue to make our facility "best in class" Senior Cat Sanctuary in the Country.

Although we have collected $20,000 over the last few years, this is far less than our expenses and less than comparable "shelters" receive. As you know, we do not employ a staff or receive Grant money.

Now that we are retired, it has become more difficult to operate without contributions.

So, we ask again, if you appreciate what we do in rescuing and caring for Senior Cats, and by providing our followers the enjoyment of viewing our Seniors on our webcams (at no cost), please help us.

PS: we are hoping our short documentary, (being shown at film festivals in Nashville, Greenwich, and Seattle), will help us raise donations, but we can't count on that happening.

Note: If you have ideas about how we could raise additional contributions, please send us a note.

Your contributions are greatly appreciated!

Respectfully,

Bruce and Terry Jenkins
Owners/Operators
Cats Cradle.
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Our cameras are now back up and you can see our Senior kitties on your smartphone or your PC. (no cost)

Just drop us a note to cats.cradle.santuary@gmail.com
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Jim Kiley
4 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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$23,923 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 288 people in 48 months
Created June 28, 2014
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$10
Dave Cousins
2 hours ago

This is in memory of Mr Man and Newman. You’re doing a great thing.

AY
$50
Adrienne Yan
19 hours ago

Thanks for taking care of all the kitties! Your place is like my dream home. The short film was so touching.

$10
Anonymous
20 hours ago
JL
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Jennifer Loftus
1 day ago

I watched the documentary just now and it was beautiful. What you two are doing is beautiful. I was in tears and still am. I rescued a cat off the street one night, just until someone from a cat rescue could come and pick him up. Ha ha. I had to cancel the rescue's pickup. It was too late, he had stolen my heart. The vet told me he was old, and had hyperthyroidism. He was completely deaf, which took a week or so for me to realize, and he also had a few bullets in his chest and face. He only had one eye because of the gunshots. He needed medicine twice a day. None of these things stopped him from enjoying life. My other cat and dog took advantage of his blind side to steal his food. Would you believe the cat started using mirrors to be able to see on both sides? I put his food near a mirror. After about two and a half years he got kidney disease. We learned how to do Sub-Q treatments to help him, but eventually he died. The first morning I didn't have to get his medicine ready for him stands out in my mind as particularly painful; the silence was awful. I can still see him sitting in my yard, his face to the breeze, sniffing the air, and enjoying the sun. I buried him there in that spot. Yes, he was an old cat, and yes our time was short, but it was also amazing and full of love. I'm honored that he let me take care of him. I thought of him as my little old gentleman and I miss him all the time. If anyone is thinking about taking in an elderly cat but is hesitating, don't. If you can, just take the cat, it's worth it, and they deserve it. I wish I had more money to give. I'm so glad the world still has people like you in it. You are the antidote to the people who shot my cat before I met him and left him alone to die on the street. The cats at your place will never get shot, and they aren't alone. The description of the video I watched said "All Cats Go To Heaven". I hope that's true, and if it is, I'm sure you two will do the same. I think you'll have preferred entry there someday.

$10
Anonymous
1 day ago
$50
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1 day ago
$20
Phil Maglio
1 day ago

Watched your video documentary by Jonathan Napolitano through The Atlantic. What you both do for these cats is amazing, I was touched by the love and compassion you show for all your cats past and present. I hope this donation helps even just a little.

Jim Kiley
4 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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