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Steel City's Cats Need Your Help!

$2,635 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 12 people in 3 months
Steel City Alley Cats Coalition needs your help to open a cat rescue facility in Pueblo, Colorado. Since April 2013, our volunteer-run nonprofit has successfully offered numerous free and low-cost programs for cats and dogs in the Pueblo community; operating without a facility, we have always worked with a network of like-minded rescues and clinics to rehabilitate and rehome tame animals.

In September of this year, our largest rescue partner, Every Creature Counts, announced that they would be closing down, and we knew now was the time to take the next step toward fulfilling our mission to decrease the number of cats and dogs left homeless in Colorado shelters -- We knew it was time to open the cat rescue we'd always talked about!

This year alone, we have spayed/neutered and vaccinated over 500 cats/kittens, both companion and feral, through various low-cost clinics in eastern Colorado. Of those cats, all adoptable cats were transferred to our no-kill rescue partners to be placed in loving homes, while ferals were ear-tipped and released back into their colonies. We have also offered the following programs:

- A free Community Pet Food Pantry for Pueblo's low-income pet owners and an SRDA program for the elderly to supply Meals on Wheels recipients with food for their pets

- Emergency medical care for stray and feral cats

- Transport for free spay/neuter of companion cats

- Assistance with Trap-Neuter-Return and cat food for feral colony managers

- A New Leash on Life - Bail Bonds for Pueblo's Pets, which raises money to cover the charges of releasing owned animals back to the owners from Pueblo Animal Services

- "Yes We Can" aluminum can drive to encourage people to recycle their cans, with proceeds donated to our cause by Dionisio Metal & Iron

- Worked with PawsCo's mobile vet clinic to offer two free spay/neuter and vaccination events for over 200 owned dogs in 2017

- Disaster relief and free food for pet owners during the 2016 Beulah Fires and during Hurricane Harvey

We are also proud to be a Best Friends No More Homeless Pets Network Partner.


With your generous support, we can continue to offer these programs and more to the people and pets of eastern Colorado. Our most important addition would be our new cat adoption program operating out of our rescue facility.*

We have already found and signed the lease on a location in the Mesa area of Pueblo, which has everything we need to get started and the potential for expansion as we grow. (No operations will be conducted at this location until our opening date of Valentine's Day, 2018. Steel City Alley Cats Coalition will remain a 100% volunteer-run organization, with all funds going directly toward the animals in our care and the animals we assist. We will not be accepting any animals or have a foster program until our PACFA Inspection has been completed and our rescue permit has been issued through The Colorado Department of Agriculture.)

26346464_15144651850_r.jpeg(Facility entrance)

26346464_15144653300_r.jpeg(Main room)

26346464_15144654760_r.jpeg(Healthy, adoptable animal room -- to the left of main room)

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26346464_15144660960_r.jpeg(Welping room for mothers with babies and orphaned kittens)

To get started, we need all the help we can get -- no donation is too small, and ALL donations, both monetary and in-kind, are tax-deductible! Please consider donating what you can, and if you can't donate, please share our fundraiser to spread the word!


Your monetary donations are much needed; some of our biggest recurring expenses will be:

- Monthly rent at new location: $500

- PACFA Rescue and Transport Permit: $300

- General liability/rescue facility insurance for one year: $1000

- Fire inspection and fire extinguishers

- ADT Security with fire protection

- Veterinary fees for spay/neuter, vaccinations, medications, and emergency treatment

- Annual domain/hosting fees for our website at www.steelcityalleycatscoalition.com 

You can donate to our campaign here on GoFundMe, donate through  Paypal, or mail your donations to:  Steel City Alley Cats Coalition, P.O. Box 2128, Pueblo, CO 81004 

We will literally be starting from scratch at this location, so we will also be in need of ALL types of in-kind donations, including but not limited to:

- Paint (neutral colors) and renovation supplies: Plexiglass sheets, window signs, LED troffers, storm doors for interior rooms, mini locks for stainless steel cages, tool set 

- Office furniture: Desks (2), chairs, rolling file cabinets, rolling medicine cart, futon with water-resistant mattress

- Office supplies: Laptop computers (2), color printer/copier/scanner, printing service, Quickbooks, credit card machine

- Appliances: Deep freezer, washer and dryer, refrigerator, mini fridge for medication 

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- Cleaning supplies: Utility sink 40 x 24 inches, mop bucket and mops, bleach, laundry soap, dish soap, etc.

- Air purifiers with ionizers (4) 

- Nebulizers for cats

- Space heater for isolation room 

26346464_15144657160_r.jpeg(Isolation room)

- Basic cat supplies: Small and medium stainless steel bowls, grooming supplies, new litter boxes, kitty litter scoopers, cat beds, bath towels, baby blankets, clay cat litter (non-clumping)

- Specialty cat supplies: KMR Mother's Replacement Milk, kitten baby bottles, kitchen scale to weigh babies, scale to weigh adult cats, Frontline Flea topical treatments for cats and kittens, NutriCal high-calorie food supplement

- Medical supplies: Terramycin antibacterial eye ointment, Vetericyn Plus All Animal Wound & Skin Care Treatment, Lime Sulfur Antimicrobial Dip 

- Pet identification tag engraver 

- Items for our specialty gift shop: Any and all handcrafted items

Large and extra-large welded wire foldable crates 

- Storage pod for pet crates, humane traps for TNR, and food/litter supplies

26346464_15144657980_r.jpeg(Outdoor space for storage pod)

This list does not include the entirety of what we will need on a day to day basis -- any other office, cleaning, and pet supply donations you can provide would be much appreciated!

Thank you in advance for your donations, shares, and kind support. With your help, we will be that much closer to our grand opening on February 14, 2018, and we can assist even more cats and dogs in Colorado and surrounding states. If you'd like any additional information about our organization, please visit our website at www.steelcityalleycatscoaliton.com or our Facebook and Headquarters pages.


* As a special note: In recognition of the exceptional work that has been done here in Colorado for the past 25 years by an organization that will be missed very much, the Steel City Alley Cats Coalition Rescue Facility will be dedicated in memory of Every Creature Counts. We want to thank ECC for all the wonderful work they have done for not only Colorado dogs and cats but also all the dogs and cats from other states, who found their second chances and happy endings at ECC from 1992 to 2017.
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Thank you so much to everyone who has donated and shared our cause! We're halfway there, and the facility is coming along, as you can see in these sneak-peek photos! With just a little over 3 weeks left, we need to reach our goal now more than ever -- no donation is too small! All donations, both monetary and in-kind, are tax-deductible! Please consider donating what you can, and if you can't donate, please share our fundraiser to spread the word!

Your monetary donations are much needed; some of our biggest expenses will be:
- Monthly rent at new location: $500
- Monthly phone/Internet: $90
- PACFA Rescue and Transport Permit: $400
- Car insurance for transport vehicles: $235 per month
- Shelter insurance: $83 per month
- Fire inspection and fire extinguishers: $50
- ADT Security with fire protection
- County permit: $320
- Veterinary fees for spay/neuter, vaccinations, medications, and emergency treatment
- Annual domain fees for our website at www.steelcityalleycatscoalition.com
- New decals for transport vehicles: $333
You can donate to our campaign here or mail your donations to:
Steel City Alley Cats Coalition, P.O. Box 2128, Pueblo, CO 81004

We are starting from scratch at this location, so some renovation expenses include:
- Paint - Black Satin and varnish
- Countertops: $250
- Exhaust fan duct work: $295
- Wainscot: $60
- Plumbing work for sinks
- Window/door signage and two-way roadside sign: $500
- LED troffers, mini locks for stainless steel cages, tool set, 8 wall mount hand sanitizers, 4 smoke detectors

We will also be in need of ALL types of in-kind donations, including but not limited to:
- Office furniture: Chairs, shelves ($79), futon with water-resistant mattress
- Office supplies: Laptop computers ($299), color printer/copier/scanner, printing service, Quickbooks ($60), credit card machine
- Appliances: Deep freezer
- Cleaning supplies: Mop bucket and mops, bleach, laundry soap, dish soap, Accel Rescue Disinfectant ($60), paper towels, bleach, new spray bottles, diatomaceous earth (food-grade)
- Nebulizers for cats
- Space heater for isolation room
- Storage POD for pet crates, humane traps for TNR, and food/litter supplies
- Basic pet supplies: Small and medium stainless steel bowls, grooming supplies, new cat boxes (large and small), kitty litter scoopers, bath towels, baby blankets, bath towels, wash rags, crib sheets for trap covers, clay cat litter (non-clumping)
- Specialty pet supplies: KMR Mother's Replacement Milk, kitten baby bottles, kitchen scale to weigh babies, scale to weigh adult cats, Frontline Flea topical treatments for cats and kittens, Nutrical high-calorie food supplement, kitten and puppy chow, cat and dog beds, Kuranda cat towers
- Medical supplies: Terramycin antibacterial eye ointment, Vetericyn Plus All Animal Wound & Skin Care Treatment, Lime Sulfur Antimicrobial Dip, Zoetis, Betadine, human first aid kit
- Office supplies: Hangable and folder files, file sticker labels for the files
- Pet identification tag engraver
- Large and extra-large welded wire foldable crates with trays
- Cage dividers: $147
- Rolling stainless steel bases for cages
- Items for our specialty gift shop: Any and all handcrafted items

Again, thank you so much for your donations, shares, and kind support! With your help, we'll have a great grand opening on February 14, 2018, and we can assist even more cats and dogs in Colorado. If you'd like any additional information about our organization, please visit our website at www.steelcityalleycatscoaliton.com.
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We would like to send out a HUGE thank you to a very generous donor who wishes to remain anonymous. With your kind contribution of $2,000, we are now over halfway to our fundraising goal!!! Thank you so much to this donor and to everyone who has contributed, shared, and supported us as we approach our grand opening -- just a little over one month left!
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Getting things ready at the SCACC rescue facility in preparation for our grand opening on February 14, 2018. We're hoping to get all of our inspections done soon, and we'll keep posting updates as we make progress, so stay tuned! We also got our first couple of donations here on GoFundMe and want to thank our donors with all our hearts. We can't do this without you!
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Look at the magnificent donation Steel City Alley Cats Coalition received for Christmas! This van will help us rescue and transport thousands of animals in need. Thank you and we love you, Every Creature Counts!!!
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