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Hi. If you love animals, especially cats, go to http://www.ruderanch.org to learn about Rude Ranch Animal Rescue, located in Harwood, near Annapolis, Maryland.

Rude Ranch is a non-profit charity that exists solely on donations to provide care for 100+ cats & 6 or so dogs. They have rooms dedicated to cats with FELV (feline leukemia), FIV (feline immunodeficiency virus), & cats from feral colonies & hurricane Katrina.

Anyone can adopt, donate, or volunteer. It's so easy to help & even the slightest gesture makes a big difference in the lives of these animals.

There's even a webcam link on their website, ruderanch.org, if you want to watch the cats roam in 3 rooms.

Also, if you click this link http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/c..._home_sidetabs you're taken directly to The Animal Rescue Site, where you can vote for Rude Ranch in the Shelter Challenge, to help them win the $20,000 grand prize.

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Just a reminder to our members of part of our Forum rules:

5. Solicitations – TheCatSite.com does not encourage or promote solicitation of money from our members. We will help in every way possible with our knowledge and support, but as many of us have multi-cat households and work with local rescue groups, monetary support is not always possible to causes or people we do not personally know. Members are allowed one posting in the SOS forum for each organization. Repeated postings for the same cause or organization will be deleted.

The needs of rescue workers are great and we recognize this fact. To care for multiple cats, find suitable homes, good vet care, food, etc. is costly. From time to time you will see some posts come up to ask for donations for a cause. It is YOUR responsibility to check out these solicitors to the best of your ability. More often, you will see pleas from individuals asking for money to be sent directly to them to assist with veterinary bills. Some come up with slick websites, others just have heartwrenching stories. In each of these cases, the poster is allowed ONE thread, to be placed in Cats SOS.

In either case, if you feel compelled to donate money ask for references, phone numbers, call around the area and find out if this is a legitimate cause or a scam. For personal pleas, get the veterinarian’s contact information and send money directly to the veterinarian to help with bills for that particular cat. If that information is not available, you have the answer if the plea is legitimate or a scam.

Be very careful before you send any money: no matter how effective the plea is, check it out first before opening your wallet.
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It's good to know about that organization doing such nice things for cats, thanks for sharing i'll check it out!
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runs the Rude Ranch? I am only asking because my old boss (from 12 years ago and a state away) was always planning to open up a shelter and in fact was going to be buying a mass amount of acreage in MD for that reason. I am curious if that is her who is running it.
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