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Join us at Petco July 22 to learn how you can ~Be A Foster~

posted Jul 20, 2017, 1:24 PM by Siva Ho   [ updated Jul 20, 2017, 1:27 PM ]

This Saturday, July 22, Cat's Cradle Rescue and the Petco Foundation are inviting the public to learn more about the lifesaving impact of fostering animals.

The summer months are a busy time for animal welfare organizations. There is often an increase in cat intake and demand for services. Many of these cats are simply in need of a place to stay while they await a new home. Providing them care in a temporary foster home can help save their lives.

Cat's Cradle Rescue volunteers will be on hand to: 
  • Provide more information about how to become a foster 
  • Accept applications to become a foster family 
  • Introduce families to pets who are ready to be fostered
Learn more about how you can help Cat's Cradle Rescue at Beaverton Petco on Saturday, July 22 from 12 to 4pm. 

Raffle Basket Fundraiser on July 8th!

posted Jun 28, 2017, 2:59 PM by Ho Siva

Special needs kitty gets vital transport

posted May 4, 2017, 3:29 PM by Siva Ho

Once again we are on Core Paws monthly newsletter. This time it's about special needs kitty Spinn getting transport from Baker City to reach us here in Portland. Check out the article and Core Paws' other important work helping hard-to-place animals find their forever home.

Need help picking the right food for your cat? Check out this great guide!

posted Apr 11, 2017, 2:49 PM by Siva Ho

When it comes to choosing the right food for our cats, we are always the champion of high quality grain free food. But with so many brands and varieties in the market, it's hard to track and name them all, let alone put them through the test of our kitties' picky taste buds. The Best Cat Food on reviews.com is a great guide and a detailed review.  We hope it's helpful and we would love to hear your thoughts and comments. 

Minerva's story featured in Core Paws' April Newsletter

posted Apr 11, 2017, 2:35 PM by Siva Ho

Not long ago, our brave little Minerva finally found a loving forever home after months of physical therapy and medical treatment. The successful story of her rescue and adoption is not only a testament of Minerva's strong spirit, but also very inspiring to us as a Cat Rescue group, that "all cats deserve a chance". Her story is now featured in Core Paws' April newsletter, detailing from the very beginning to her most recent progress in recovery. If you are considering rescuing or adopting a Special Needs animal, please check out this article

Adoption Event at Tanasbourne Petco this Sunday (3/19/2017)

posted Mar 15, 2017, 11:14 PM by Siva Ho

Still looking for the PURRFECT kitty friend? This Sunday (March 19, 2017), meet Flannery and Fiona at Tanasbourne Petco and see if you "click"! We will be there from 11:30 to 3:30. Click on their photos to find out more about them.


Bring Home a Valentine Kitty~

posted Jan 22, 2017, 2:36 PM by Siva Ho


posted Dec 5, 2016, 1:03 PM by Siva Ho

Bring your furry friends (and the not furry ones as well!) to our SANTA PET PHOTOS for Cat's Cradle Rescue at Beaverton PETCO on Dec 10, 11, 17 & 18 from 12-4:30pm

This year we are once again doing the Santa Pet Photos to raise donations for Cat's Cradle Rescue. Please come to PETCO with your pet on a leash, in a carrier, or in a fish bowl.

We also need some volunteers teens and adults to help us from 11:30-4:30 on these dates. Please let us know if you can help with photo taking, pet control and passing out our wish lists to customers. Thank you!

We will also have regular Adoption Events alongside the Santa Pet Photos. If you don't have a furry friend yet and this is on your wish list for this year, stop by and meet our wonderful rescue kitties! You might just find the purrfect pal for the holiday!

Upcoming Spay & Save Program December 5-9

posted Nov 15, 2016, 10:53 PM by Ho Siva

This December, the Animal Shelter Alliance of Portland’s Spay & Save program is pleased to offer a very special spay & neuter promotion for the cats of low income families.

For one week only, from December 5-9, low income cat owners will be able to get EVERY cat in their home altered for FREE.

There is no limit on the number of cats any one family or person can bring in. Clients must live in Clark, Clackamas, Multnomah or Washington counties.

Extraordinary kitty needs your help!

posted May 29, 2016, 12:14 AM by Ho Siva   [ updated Nov 4, 2016, 3:08 PM by Siva Ho ]

UPDATE on 10/31/2016: Our brave little Minerva triumphed from the stem cell treatment last Thursday and is now doing well and receiving intense rehabilitation! 
She is a very lean cat and the good doctors at Viking Veterinary Care were initially concerned if they were able to harvest enough adipose (fat) tissue for the treatment. However, not only did they get enough to use during the treatment, they were also able to send a portion of the harvested stem cells for banking! The yield of stem cells is incredible: 319 million cells! This is definitely within the range for expected yield. On top of that, the viability (which measures how well the cells survived transport to the lab) is 99.6%!
During the treatment on Thursday, Dr.Brock administered a portion of the stem cells by epidural, a portion of the stem cells directly next to the affected area of her spine (paravertebral injections)and the remainder intravenously. Starting from today, Minerva will go through series of intense rehabilitation to help her harness the potentially regained mobility.

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 KassiusWith your help, we will be able to help Minerva and "raise her up".

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