Clear Creek Cat Rescue is a group of individuals in Southcentral Alaska and the Kenai dedicated to rescuing cats in need, giving them care, rehabilitation if needed, and finding happy homes for them. We each give what we can to help these cats get through this most unfortunate time in their lives when they have been taken to the pound or are otherwise lost and homeless. Some of us share our homes with these cats while they are waiting for their forever family, some transport them from place to place, some host adoption fairs, take pictures, post ads. Some offer financial help. We each do what we can to help. And through this dedicated group of people, more than a thousand cats have been saved and found loving homes. What Do We Do? Clear Creek Cat Rescue was originally founded to help find homes for the Mat-Su Animal Shelter’s cat population. Gradually we have expanded to cover a broader portion of the state. Cats that are unable to be adopted from shelters because of illness or other issues are rescued by Clear Creek and given the extra love and care that they need, and when ready, placed into a forever home to be part of a family. Clear Creek Cat Rescue also rescues cats that have run out of time at shelters, and gives them the extra days or weeks they need to find their purrfect home. We rescue cats from the Mat-Su, Houston, Kenai, Soldotna, and Homer shelters as well as homeless cats from Dutch Harbor. CCCR also takes in homeless strays, and sometimes accepts cats from private individuals and other rescues when there is a need. Between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2015, CCCR rescued about 500 cats. We also trap, spay/neuter, and rehome feral and outdoor cats through our Barn Cat Project. What Do We Believe? IMG_0548CCCR is NOT an advocate of indoor-only cat care. We believe that cats need and have a right to the outside as much as humans or dogs. We therefore encourage adopters to provide a safe place for their new family members to go outside, to feel the sun on their face and the wind in their hair, and to enjoy the wonders of the natural world. Because declawing is a painful and unnecessary procedure which has no benefit to the cat, we do not believe in declawing and will NOT adopt a cat to anyone who would declaw. Please see our page on declawing for more information on this reprehensible practice. CCCR does charge adoption fees. The usual adoption fee for an adult cat is $60; for kittens under 6 months, the fee is $100. We do have many sponsored cats whose adoption fee is $30. Under our Senior Cats for Seniors program, cats 9 or older can be adopted to seniors over 55 for $30. Barn cats are available to suitable barn homes for donation. (All adult cats are spayed/neutered, vaccinated and micochipped.) Because we believe that people with lesser income can provide as good a home for a cat as those with more money, we will, in some instances, adopt a cat to a family that cannot afford the full adoption fee.