Rainbow Connection Animal Foundation
Rainbow Connection Animal Foundation
P.O. Box 94143 Cleveland, OH 44101
*****PLEASE REMEMBER THE ANIMALS SUFFER THE MOST IN A BAD ECONOMY!!! PLEASE SUPPORT OUR CAUSE!!!!!
2014 RCAF WISH LIST: monetary donations, PetsMart gift cards, Pro Plan dry cat food and canned cat food (any variety), scratching posts (check out www.StretchandStratch.com) for our Petsmart cages and cat toys. *Please contact us at email@example.com for donations that need to be picked up. All other donations can be sent to us at RCAF, P.O. Box 94143, Cleveland, OH 44101 Thank you!!!
Our event is less than a month away and we have only sold 21 tickets. :( Our goal is to sell 100 tickets prior to the fundraiser. We are extremely grateful and appreciative of those who have sent ticket donations and donations in lieu of a ticket. We are working very hard to make this a nice event and are putting together some great raffle prizes! So get out into the nice weather and join us for the RCAF Spring Hairball Happy Hour!!
Please come support the kitties! WE REALLY RELY ON YOU to help save and support the rescue kitties! Our rescue will be celebrating 12 years this fall, and as you know it supports many permanent foster kitties (some due to ailments, behavioral issues, old age and some that were just never adopted or re-adopted upon return). We have committed to give all the RCAF cats the best care possible. Please help the kitties!!
Currently our vet bill is $9,700.00. Unfortunately this rescue does not receive enough money through adoptions to keep up with our increasing vet bills. We have fundraising events in order to pay for the veterinary care for these cats -so please support the kitties and join us for the Spring Hairball Happy Hour.
If you cannot go, please send your support! If you are interested in sponsoring one of our permanent foster kitties, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Many of them require special food and monthly medications. Even $10 a month really helps!
Please support the kitties at the Hairball Happy Hour (details below )!
PLEASE JOIN US ON SATURDAY, MAY 3, 2014 FROM 6PM - 9PM FOR OUR ANNUAL HAIRBALL HAPPY HOUR AT THE RICHLAND CAFE, 14027 MADISON AVE., LAKEWOOD, OH 44107. THE DONATION FOR ADMISSION IS $20, WHICH INCLUDES PIZZA, PASTA, SALAD, SODA, DRAFT BEER, ETC. THERE WILL ALSO BE A FULL CASH BAR WITH DRINK SPECIALS. WE WILL HAVE AWESOME RAFFLES (PRIZE AND 50/50)! ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT RCAF! PLEASE JOIN US!
THIS IS AN ADVANCED TICKET SALE EVENT !
YOU MAY MAKE YOUR TICKET DONATION BY CREDIT CARD VIA PAYPAL.COM TO OUR RCAFCATS@YAHOO.COM ADDRESS OR SEND CHECK OR MONEY ORDER PAYABLE TO RCAF TO RCAF, P.O. BOX 94143, CLEVELAND, OH 44101.
FOR THOSE WHO CANNOT ATTEND, PLEASE SUPPORT THE KITTIES BY SENDING A DONATION!
*PLEASE INCLUDE AN EMAIL ADDRESS SO THAT WE CAN SEND YOU A TICKET/EMAIL RECEIPT FOR YOUR DONATION.
THIS IS MAY BE OUR ONLY SPRING/SUMMER EVENT!! PLEASE SUPPORT THE KITTIES!!
RCAF applied to be a Lush Charity Pot Charity. It is a wonderful program and a wonderful company that we have followed for years! They are awesome and cruelty free. Please nominate us as a charity at http://www.lushusa.com/Recommend-a-Charity-for-Charity-Pot/cp-recommend,en_US,pg.html!!! Thanks
RCAF IS DIFFERENT FROM OTHER RESCUES, BECAUSE WE DO NOT EUTHANIZE KITTIES THAT SOME RESCUES MAY CONSIDER 'UNADOPTABLE". RCAF believes that EVERY CAT deserves a chance! No matter how long of a life they may have to live, we want to give them at least a fighting chance at a humane quality life. We routinely pay our vets as we go, but sometimes we cannot pay our entire bill at the time of service. We have a 100% return policy and always will take care of the cats in our care. We strive to get all our cats into a position were they can be adopted. This often requires vet care in excess of the adoption donation fee that we receive for the animal. (Who wants to pay a $300 adoption donation fee for a new kitty! We would never be able to adopt anyone out that way!) As you know, many of the kitties will never be "adoptable" due to terminal illness or behavioral issues. These kitties became permanent foster kitties of RCAF and stay with us for their entire lives. Please consider sending a monthly donation to support the RCAF kitties or sponsoring a permanent RCAF foster kitty. Even $10 a month will help save a life. Please read some of our stories below:
CARTWHEEL ľMany have you may have met or at least heard of Cartwheel over the past few months. He is a kitty that was abandoned and ignored until, fortunately, two RCAF volunteers were in the right place at the right time. When we found Cartwheel, he was super emaciated, dehydrated (his skin was like that of an elephant) and severely infested with fleas. He came up to us and just wanted attention. I firmly believe that he would have died had we not had found him that day. We took him to our vets immediately, where he stayed for several days under their careful watch on IV fluids. After months of TLC from his vet and foster, a dental (all teeth had to be removed), neuter, multiple blood tests and medications, Cartwheel has gained several pounds and is flourishing as a permanent foster with RCAF! Unfortunately, poor Cartwheel is FIV positive and severely diabetic. He routinely visits his vet due to issues regarding his diabetes. His insulin costs $119 a bottle every 45 days. Cartwheel is the sweetest and happiest guy around! He does not ask for much, just a pet on the head (and sometimes for some extra cat treats! He tries to steal the Bil Jac dog treats every time we visit his vet!). Please support RCAF so we can continue to care for special need animals like Cartwheel! Most rescues would have euthanized him, but with RCAF he received the treatment he deserved and is living a good life!
POUNCIVAL - Is a sweet older kitty that was rescued by RCAF quite a few years ago. Despite his striking good looks, he never was adopted out to a home. :( He has spent his time in a loving, permanent RCAF foster home that has been taking great care of him. Unfortunately, as sometimes older kitties do, he started to develop some eye issues. Pouncival visited our full service vets to treat his issues, but then had to be referred to a specialist who diagnosed him with eosinophillic keratitis (our vets believe that it may have been caused by contracting herpes eye virus when he was out on the street before his rescue). Poor Pouncival had to undergo eye surgery, go to many vet visits and receive medication. Fortunately his surgery and treatments were successful! As you can see by the before and after photos his eyes have healed and he is doing great! We still have to monitor his eyes of course, but our vets believe he will be just fine! Pouncival's surgery, vet visits and medications cost approximately $525. If Pouncival did not receive treatment and have surgery, he would have lost vision in both eyes. :( We believe all the rescue kitties deserve the best care and medical treatment possible. Your support helps us continue to help kitties like Pouncival live a healthy, happy and normal life!
SPIRIT -Many of you have heard about our little mascot Spirit. She has been with us for over 4 and a half years. Spirit was rescued by RCAF as a 7 week old kitten. Thanks to all of you who have sent donations as well as prayers and good thoughts to our Spirit! Our wonderful vet at Avon Lake Animal Clinic was successful in the repair of her hernia. Her liver and gall bladder had actually moved up into her pericardial sac, which made it hard for her to breathe (they were pressing on her heart) and would have ultimately killed her. Thankfully she has recovered peacefully with her permanent foster and is now back to running around like a maniac! We continue to take her in to our vet for monitoring and routine check-ups.
If it is not for support from all of you who donate, we would not have been able to help Spirit and the other kitties above. We totally rely on support to help kitties like Spirit. As you are all aware, often times, the kitties we find are not "perfect" or "adoptable". Some of the cats that are returned after several years may now have issues that we must take care of. We receive only a very small percentage of our funds from adoptions. The greatest amount comes from private donations from you all and monies received from our fundraising events. We have many cats that have terminal health and/or behavioral issues that are living healthy comfortable lives as permanent fosters. They are the cats that other rescues kill. Please understand that when these cats have to go to the vet, it is not just a routine vet visit. They almost always require blood work and medicine, and may require certain types of testing and medical procedures. Any donation, however small, can literally help save a life! Please continue to help support the RCAF kitties like Spirit! Your tax deductible donation may be made via www.paypal.com to email@example.com or pay sending check or money order to RCAF, P.O. Box 94143, Cleveland, OH 44101.
Please consider making a monthly donation to RCAF. We still have vet bill balances and unfortunately will accrue more bills for the kitties during the upcoming year. We are fortunate to have two supporters who donate to us monthly via electronic fund transfers. Even a donation of $10 a month makes a huge difference to the cats - it could mean life or death!
Donations can be sent via the mail to RCAF, P.O. Box 94143, Cleveland, OH 44101 or through PayPal by using our firstname.lastname@example.org address as the payee. Your donation is tax-deductible.
Thank you from the bottom our little kitty hearts!
***Please understand that RCAF is a no-kill rescue. When our foster cats encounter health issues, we must take care of them! When cats cannot be adopted due to health or behavioral issues, they become permanent foster cats with RCAF. Please consider donating to our cats that required extra care!! This little angel is one of the many RCAF permanent foster kitties. Now how could we say "no" to that sweet little face? Spirit came to us with many birth defects, including a massive hernia and a deformed leg. Thanks to our kind and wonderful vets, she survived an emergency surgery to repair her hernia. She was spayed and had a second surgery to complete the repair of her hernia. She has been thriving as a permanent foster kitty with RCAF for over three years. Please remember that the poor economy has hit the animals and rescue groups the hardest! If you'd like to help little Spirit and our effort to continue rescuing cats like her, please consider making a tax deductible donation to RCAF, which can be made by sending a check or money order to "Spirit", c/o RCAF, P.O. Box 94143, Cleveland, OH 44101 or by making a payment through our paypal link.
PLEASE VISIT OUR ADOPTABLES CURRENTLY AT THE GREAT NORTHERN PETSMART ADOPTION CENTER, 26063 Great Northern Shopping Center, North Olmsted, OH 44070.
PLEASE VISIT OUR GORGEOUS SNOW TABBY GIRLS GEM AND GINA!! THEY ARE BOTH SUPER SWEET AND WOULD ALL LOVE HOMES FOR THE NEW YEAR!!!
The occupancy of our cages at PetsMart is current as of 4/18/14.
RCAF only has two adoption cages at Great Northern PetsMart, but enough kitties to fill them a few times over. Please do not let our babies grow up in foster care! Please consider adopting one of our kittens below so these kitties do not become adults in their foster homes. We have tons of older kittens! Please see the following and more! Misty, Beavis, Suzie, Billy Idol, Sade, Haley, Costello, Abbott, Sebastian, Muni, Mr. Bean, Glitzy, and many more!!
We also have NUMEROUS adults. Some have been overlooked for years! Please email us so we can fit the right cat to your home. If you cannot adopt another kitty, please consider a monetary or food donation. Please also consider sponsoring a non-adoptable/permanent foster cat (i.e. FeLV cat, FIV cat, geriatric cat and/or disabled cat). All donations to RCAF are tax-deductible.
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-20% from sales will be donated to the rcaf kitties!
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**Interested in having tshirts printed for your event or company? Alexa Atlantic, LLC, will meet your silk screen printing needs and donate 10% of the proceeds to RCAF if you mention us when placing your order!! Please contact them at alexaatlantic.com!!! They actually print all of RCAF's t-shirts too!
**RCAF is an Ambassador with the Rally to Rescue« program. Through the Rally to Rescue« program, Purina« Pro Plan« brand pet food supports pet rescue organizations like ours across the country to help give rescued pets the nutrition and care they need and the loving homes they deserve. To learn more, please visit us at https://www.facebook.com/rallytorescue.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org all donations and specifically if you would like to donate dry cat food, canned cat food and/or cat litter.
OUR CATS NEED DENTALS!!!!
Dental care is an ongoing need for rescue cats! Its a simple procedure that saves lives (lack of dental care can lead to infection and organ failure!!) We have multiple foster cats and permanent/terminally ill foster cats that are in desparate need of dental care! Dental cleanings with extractions cost just under $250 per cat. We fully vet all of our adoptable and permanent foster cats, so this is a necessary expense that the rescue never recoupes. Please help our cats -sponsor a kitty by donating money for dental care!!
* We are also always in need of monetary donations for newly rescued cats (spay/neuter, testing, vaccinations, parasite treatment, antibiotics, food. litter, etc!!) as well as for the ongoing maintenance and care of our cats in foster care! **Please remember all donations are tax deductible and can be sent to us at P.O. Box 94143, Cleveland, OH 44101 or via PayPal.
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PLEASE VOTE FOR RAINBOW CONNECTION ANIMAL FOUNDATION (Cleveland, OH) DAILY! We are in the running for winning a grant for the kitties!
Who We AreThe Rainbow Connection Animal Foundation is a non-profit, no-kill, 100% volunteer animal rescue organization which rescues homeless, abandoned, and surrendered cats and kittens and ultimately places them in loving homes. We are also active in and practice Trap/Neuter/Release methods in order to maintain the feral and stray cat population. WE DO NOT HAVE A SHELTER. WE ARE A SERIES OF FOSTER HOMES.
All RCAF cats/kittens are tested for FIV/FeLV, wormed, and spayed/neuter. The animal is placed in foster care and observed and socialized as needed. Adoptions take place in private homes, PETsMART stores, internet rescue connections, and veterinary clinics.
RCAF relies on donations, adoption fees and volunteer support in order to operate and continue rescuing homeless and abandoned cats.
Adopting a friendEach potential adoptive home is screened using a questionnaire and interviews. When adoption is approved, a representative of Rainbow Connection meets the adoptive parents and completes an adoption contract and medical record. Rainbow Connection has a 100% return policy which means in no uncertain terms, should the animal become ill, can no longer be cared for by the adopter or is simply no longer wanted, the animal is to be returned to Rainbow Connection. This ensures that this animal will never be homeless again in essence, Rainbow animals have a home forever.
Kitten PolicyALL RAINBOW CATS/KITTENS ARE SPAYED OR NEUTERED PRIOR TO ADOPTION. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS.For more information on early spay/neuter, please refer to an article published by Alley Cat Allies.
Return PolicyWE HAVE A 100% RETURN POLICY FOR ALL OF OUR CATS FOR THEIR ENTIRE LIVES -PLEASE CONTACT US IMMEDIATELY IF YOU NEED TO RETURN OUR CAT(S)!!!
Adoption FeesAdoption donation fees are $85 for cats and kittens. All donations and are tax deductible.
Donations and correspondence can be forwarded to:
Rainbow Connection Animal Foundation
P.O. Box 94143
Cleveland, OH 44101
Low-cost Spay/NeuterIf you have an unaltered cat or dog, PLEASE be diligent about getting the animal spayed or neutered. For low-cost vet services, please contact:
LOWER WEST SIDE/TREMONT/DOWNTOWN
APL ANIMAL WELFARE CLINIC
1729 Willey Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44113
THE SPAY NEUTER CLINIC
4239 Fulton Rd
Cleveland, OH 44144
SOUTH WEST SIDE
PREMIER SPAY NEUTER AND WELLNESS CLINIC
7876 Broadview Rd
PARMA, OH 44134
885 E. 222ND ST.
EUCLID, OH 44123
FAR WEST SIDE/LORAIN COUNTY
4 PETS CLINIC
38391 Chester Road
Avon, OH 44011