Cat’s Cradle Rescue is an all volunteer non-profit rescue group formed to promote the well-being and adoptability of local Oregon cats. We provide loving foster homes where abandoned and shelter felines can socialize in a family environment while receiving medical care, spay and neuter surgery with the goal of being adopted into qualified caring homes.
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Help Make Cat's Cradle Rescue's Holiday Wishes Come True!
Posted Sep 15, 2016, 1:00 AM by Siva HoThe Petco Foundation, in partnership with Petco, will be granting Holiday Wishes in the form of more than $750,000 in grant awards to qualified animal welfare organizations. This contest is designed to help the animal welfare organizations save more lives during the holidays and year round.Cat's Cradle Rescue has the opportunity to receive the grand prize of a $100,000 grant, or a series of finalist awards ranging from $5,000 to $50,000. Anyone who has adopted a pet can submit a story to the Petco Foundation’s Holiday Wishes campaign, giving the organization they adopted from a chance to win one of several grant awards. A full list of prizes is available at www.petcofoundation.org/holidaywishes.
We are asking any person or family who has adopted a pet from us to share their story to give Cat's Cradle Rescue the opportunity to win a Holiday Wishes grant. Petco will also award the person who submits the winning story a $1,000 Petco gift card, giving them the chance to spoil their adopted pet.
People who adopted a pet through Cat's Cradle Rescue are invited to share a story of how the love of their adopted pet brings more joy to their life each day, and how the love of their pet changes their life in a big or small way and makes it better (limit 500 words). Submissions should include photos and/or video that help tell the story.
The deadline to submit stories for a Holiday Wishes grant is October 15, 2016, at 11:59 p.m. CST. Adopters are encouraged to visit holidaywishes.fluidreview.com for more information and to get started as soon as possible. The winning organizations and their featured pets will be announced in December.
Extraordinary kitty needs your help!
Posted Sep 23, 2016, 5:59 PM by Siva HoUPDATE on 9/18/2016: We may have found a way to help Minerva stand up and walk again! Viking Veterinarian Care has just suggested stem-cell treatment for Minerva. Stem cells are taken from the animals own fat tissue then used to develop the stem-cell treatment. Autologous stem cell therapy in the field of regenerative veterinary medicine first became available in 2003. It has been so successful a human trial is now being conducted. The treatment would give Minerva more mobility (possibly walk), in addition to giving her control over her bladder.Minerva McGonagall's story started when she was about four weeks old, weighing less than a pound, abandoned and badly hurt. Two nice young men found her and brought her into Willamette Veterinary Hospital (Corvallis, OR). The vets quickly found that she suffered from injuries caused by human cruelty that prevented her from using her back legs. Little Minerva then spent months in the hospital. Through tireless efforts and loving care, she gradually regained partial movement in her back legs and some control of her bladder.
Despite the physical challenge Minerva is a healthy, happy, and loving kitten. However, the hospital lacked the expertise and experience in finding and screening potential adopters, especially for a special needs kitten. They started asking around and reached out through Core Paws (website for harder to place animals) and other pet adoption networks for assistance. Within a week, Minerva was accepted into Cat's Cradle Rescue (Hillsboro, OR), who helps special needs kitties, and a kitty foster mom took Minerva under her wing.
Jan, Minerva's loving foster mom, is dedicated to helping Minerva become as mobile as she can be. She takes Minerva twice a week to rehabilitation sessions with Dr Brock at Viking Veterinary Care (Beaverton, OR), a vet partner with Cat's Cradle. An MRI confirmed she had a spinal fracture which prevents her from walking. With Laser treatments and physical therapy Minerva has gained strength and developed her leg muscles enough where she tries to do, and usually succeeds, at almost everything the four cats she lives with do, including climbing a 5 ft scratching post. All the Veterinarians and staff who have helped Minerva along the way have fallen in love with her, and her strong spirit and determination; she is an inspiration to watch.Our goal is to raise $2000 for the stem-cell treatment for Minerva. This would give her an excellent chance of finding a forever home. Minerva is an extraordinary kitty who deserves a loving home and we are doing everything we can to help her with that goal.To donate to Minerva's GivingGrid, simply click on any one of the paw-print grid below and fill in information following the instruction (please click the title of this post to go to the full article if you can't see the grid inserted below). You can also use the "Donate" paw button on the left side of this page and leave a note to specify your contribution to go to Minerva. We are giving away several wonderful Thank You gifts, including quality kitty bedding made by our long-time friend and supporter Kathy.S, and a beautiful original painting donated by local artist Kassius. With your help, we will be able to help Minerva and "raise her up".The gadget spec URL could not be found
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