*****PLEASE REMEMBER THE ANIMALS SUFFER THE MOST IN A BAD ECONOMY!!! PLEASE SUPPORT OUR CAUSE!!!!!
2013 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!!!
Many of you have heard about our little mascot Spirit. She has been with us for 4 years. Spirit was rescued by RCAF as a 7 week old kitten. She was born with multiple birth defects, which included a deformed leg and hernias, and had to undergo 2 hernia surgeries as a tiny kitten (she was just less than a pound when she endured her first surgery!). She is a little fighter and true to her name! She has been happy and healthy, until this week when we noticed that she was having difficulty breathing. She was examined by multiple vets and they found that she now has a diaphragmatic hernia. Spirit must undergo a very serious and complicated surgery to repair this defect. If she does not have this surgery, she will not survive :( She is a strong and healthy kitty, so we are hoping for the best! However we desperately need your support! Our very kind and generous vets have given us an extreme discount on this surgery, however, RCAF alone cannot afford to pay for the surgery. Despite the generous donations from our last fundraiser, our vet bills are just under $6,000 due to caring for kitties like Spirit who required special surgeries, blood work, medications, etc. Our vets have been kind to let us maintain this high of a balance, however, Spirit's surgery will bring our bill just over $7,000. Our balance must remain under $4000 for us to continue receiving care for our rescued kitties! Due to low adoptions (we have not have any adoptions during the month of May) and lack of funds, we are in desperate need of monetary donations! Please help Spirit! All monetary donations made to RCAF are tax deductible. Donations can be made through http://www.paypal.com/ to our email address of email@example.com or by sending check or money order to RCAF at P.O. Box 94143, Cleveland, OH 44101. You will receive a receipt for your tax deductible donation. Attached is a photo of our beautiful Spirit! See her photo, below, with original story.
As always, we are forever grateful for your continued generosity! Please help us save our precious girl!
SAVE THE DATE! WE WILL HAVE OUR AWESOME FALL FUNDRAISER AT MAHALL'S 20 LANES BOWLING ALLEY IN LAKEWOOD ON OCTOBER 19, 2013!! DETAILS COMING SOON!!
Please consider making a monthly donation to RCAF. We still have vet bill balances and unfortunately will accrue more bills for 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! Also, if you have not yet received a receipt letter for 2012 we are working on them, but please don't hesitate to contact us if you need it sooner!
Please send donations to RCAF at P.O. Box 94143, Cleveland, OH 44101 or through paypal to our firstname.lastname@example.org address. Your donation is tax-deductible.
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**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 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 HANDSOME BABY BOY AKI AND OUR GORGEOUS RUSSIAN BLUE/KORAT MIX IVAN! THEY WOULD LOVE FOREVER HOMES -THEY ARE ALL VERY SWEET!! BR>
last updated: 5/25/13
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! Costello, Abbott, Sebastian, Reba, Valentino, Muni, Mr. Bean, Sweet Tart, Glitzy, Colt, Kolby, Roy, Gracie Girl 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.
Please contact us at email@example.com 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 Are
The 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 friend
Each 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.
ALL 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.
WE 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 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
If you have an unaltered cat or dog, PLEASE be diligent about getting the animal spayed or neutered. For low-cost vet services, please contact: