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post #31 of 53
Thanks so much!
Whatever you all decide, I will certainly be supporting it all 100% The TCS Cooking With Cattitude helped us at www.KatsnKittens.com to feed and get medicine for a lot of abandoned and ill kitties in our town! We will be forever grateful for that. Heather, who started KatsnKittens adoption and rescue organization, gave her entire adult life to making the lives of these poor little stray and abandoned kitties better. She gave them love and attention, when nobody else cared about them. She passed away at the age of 33, after the birth of their first baby. We, her friends are carrying on, with KatsnKittens as we know there is nothing more in this world, that she would have wanted.
Thanks again, to ALL of you, who donated, to help her make her dream come true, of a better, kinder and healthier world for the little cats and kittens she was so devoted to....
post #32 of 53
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Originally Posted by Missy&SpikesMom
Thanks again, to ALL of you, who donated, to help her make her dream come true, of a better, kinder and healthier world for the little cats and kittens she was so devoted to....
post #33 of 53
I would actually like to make a nomination for the beneficiary, if of course we ever get around to fundraising for someone outside the US - Our own dear Kattens Værn is totally reliant on donations form the public be they monetary, or donations of food, cat litter or newspapers etc. There is no funding from any governing body, and the organisation doesn't make a profit beyond that needed to pay for the vetinary care of the cats in their care. The shelter is the only one of it's kind in Denmark - and though there are only seven shelters of the same organisation in and around Denmark, they are all pretty small. We take in cats of all ages and health states, be they tame, strays, wild or otherwise and give them the ALL vetinary care they need, as much love as the volunteers can give them and hopefully (eventually) a new home. All of our cats are earmarked and kept track of on a computer data-base so that the cats may never find themselves in the same situation. If they have to be rehomed, the owners are contracted to bring them back to us. The organisation does so much for the cats in our little country and to be honest, I didn't realise just HOW much they do and on how little - and for 75 years too, if I remember correctly. They fight hard for what they have, and I really wanted to at least suggest them to you guys... that's the least I can do for them

Other than that, I'm more than willing to chip in my little bit to help too!
post #34 of 53
Thread Starter 
Emma, we'll definitely include them in our list of names. While we had thought about the hurricane ravaged areas of the Gulf Coast, this really is a whole site effort - not just a mod effort.

This isn't limited to US facilities - as long as they can accept PayPal. (Does Kattens Værn have a PayPal account?) It's just so easy to set it up that way so no one on our end has to deal with tonnes of checks or money orders, etc.
post #35 of 53
I would love to contribute a recipe or two and of course I would buy a copy of the cookbook.
post #36 of 53
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Originally Posted by Pepper Girl
I would love to contribute a recipe or two and of course I would buy a copy of the cookbook.
me too! This is going to be fun!
post #37 of 53
The organization I work with is a PayPal accepting 501(c)(3) organization...that is TOTALLY no-kill (meaning, no, we never euthanize any animal that isn't in the immediate process of dying painfully...even FeLV and FIV kits and otherwise ill, injured or disabled cats)...and we specialize in the rehabilitation of injured and abused strays. We're not on the gulf coast (though we made a trip down to help!), but...it's a name, anyway. We're called Tree House Animal Foundation.

Although, I understand wanting to help the gulf coast...I think that's a very good idea
post #38 of 53
Thread Starter 
I've just added a poll about where we should consider sending the money. It is not a public poll, but I want as much input from the members as possible because this is a COMMUNITY effort.
post #39 of 53
I don't think it really matters WHERE the help goes, since even with all of the gulf coast's problems right now, cat overpopulation and animal abuse and the need to S/N are GLOBAL issues, first and foremost. As long as we help the kitties, I'm in!
post #40 of 53
I voted for the gulf coast. The reason why I did is because my coworker and friend has a friend who traveled to New Orleans in an effort to rescue a friend of his who was stranded in his attic (because of a flood). He refused to evacuate because his mother cat and kittens, and dog weren't allowed on the buses out of the city. When the guy got in to New Orleans he came back with a van load of people and their animals who stayed for the same reason. This story really touched me and while it doesn't have anything to do with the overpopulation problem, it made me realize that at times of natural disaster people seem to devalue pets. I know the Gulf has received a lot of help rebuilding since the Katrina devastation, but I can't help but feel they haven't even come close to receiving the money they need to rebuild their shelters and other programs dedicated towards the animals.

I know that overpopulation is a global problem, but I feel that the funds would be best designated to the Gulf coast at this time.
post #41 of 53
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Originally Posted by valanhb
Emma, we'll definitely include them in our list of names. While we had thought about the hurricane ravaged areas of the Gulf Coast, this really is a whole site effort - not just a mod effort.

This isn't limited to US facilities - as long as they can accept PayPal. (Does Kattens Værn have a PayPal account?) It's just so easy to set it up that way so no one on our end has to deal with tonnes of checks or money orders, etc.

I'll have to ask Tine about that, but I believe they do, yes Thanks for at least putting us on the list - that means a lot. Whoever gets the money though, is definitely going to be copping for something wonderful! Go guys!
post #42 of 53
Thread Starter 
Emma, I found their website, but not a bit of it made any sense to me. LOL But there are some really cute kitties on the site.

So far, here are the organizations that have websites that accept PayPal that have been nominated:

LA/SPCA (NOLA). http://www.la-spca.org/forms/donations.htm Does accept PayPal Donations

Humane Society of Southern Mississippi (Gulfport, MS) http://www.hssm.org/about/ Does accept PayPal Donations

Kattens Værn http://www.kattens-vaern.dk/ (will need info from Emma – thinks they accept PayPal.)

Tree House Animal Foundation (Chicago, IL): http://www.treehouseanimals.org/ Does accept PayPal Donations

Please keep the nominations coming!!
post #43 of 53
Is there any way that, if we decide to go gulf coast, we could find a no-kill rescue rather than a traditional humane society?
post #44 of 53
I'd like to nominate Shadow Cats in Virginia:

http://www.petfinder.org/shelters/VA324.html

They are a small organization that promotes TNR.

Katie
post #45 of 53
I voted "keep 'em all in the running". At this point, I'm still leaning toward Gulf coast, but I want to remain open to other possibilities in case we become aware of something even more compelling. In the end, I'll be content with whatever we decide, because the one thing I DO know is that it will be a worthy recipient.
post #46 of 53
I would love to help in any way possible.

I have lots of easy receipes.

I will buy a cookbook of two.

I am also willing to help organize, edit, ship, etc. Whatever is needed, let me know. I have gotten so much from this site. I would love to be able to give something back

Bobbie
post #47 of 53
Thread Starter 
Bumpity bump bump! Anyone else work with a non-profit, Paypal accepting rescue/welfare org? This could be worth big bucks in donations to them!
post #48 of 53
Alley Cat Allies in Denver - they take PayPal. (I would recommend The Cat Care Society, where we got Tigger, but I don't think they take PayPal.)
http://www.rmaca.com/index.html
post #49 of 53
Another bumpity-bump!
post #50 of 53
Thread Starter 
LAST CALL!

If you know of or work with a good cat welfare and/or rescue group that accepts PayPal for donations, we want to include them in the selection! This could be a good fundraiser for your group, and 100% of the donations (i.e. the donations are all made DIRECTLY to the org with no middle-man) go toward helping the cats.

We will move to phase 2 of the selection process will begin on March 16 (Thursday).
post #51 of 53
Here are a few more....

Humane Society of Houma-Terrebonne

St. Charles Parish Animal Shelter/Humane Society

Southern Animal Foundation

PAWS

This one is also non-profit, but I'm not sure about 501 status. I adopted my Simon from this group.. they do great work.
Friends of the Jefferson Animal Shelter
post #52 of 53
Thread Starter 
Thank you Christine!
post #53 of 53
I like the Southern Animal Foundation...I glanced at their website briefly.
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