K.A.R.E., Inc.

P. O. Box 5134 Edmeston, NY 13335

Phone (607) 965-2390 New E-mail Address: kare.kats@verizon.net

Kat Adoption Rescue Education

A No-Kill Non-Profit 501 (c) (3) Organization

All donations are tax deductible as permitted by law.

****DONT MISS the KAT KARE HOLIDAY BAKE SALE*** DECEMBER 20th at KNK Poultry 78 South Street Edmeston New York 10am-5pm get those holiday treats here!


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Log on to the Internet at: http://www.currentfun.com Shop to your heart's content. You can choose from loads of reasonably priced cards, gift wrap, gifts, candy and treats, even popular magazine subscriptions. Look for special fundraiser Internet offers, too. When you check out, select: State: New York Organization: Kare Inc City: Edmeston

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Our Mission

There is a rising consciousness in the world that all animal species are inter-related, that we need and must nurture each other in ways that humankind is only dimly beginning to understand. More and more towns and cities in the U.S. are pledging themselves to NO MORE HOMELESS PETS! The basic tools for doing this are: Spaying and Neutering, Sheltering, and Offering for Adoption. K.A.R.E. is devotedly a part of this philosophy and hopes that you will participate in the adventure of helping to make a more compassionate society for our animals, our children, ourselves....

Who We Are

K.A.R.E.is an ALL VOLUNTEER NO KILL - NOT FOR PROFIT organization pursuant to section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service. All monies go directly to the care of the animals. No money is spent on any salaries of any kind. We are supported in our efforts by contributions from caring individuals and by volunteers. K.A.R.E. must rely on the generosity of people such as you to help us defray expenses through regular donations, fund raising events, and also throught our Karing Katsponsor Program. Without your support, we would be unable to help the many cats and kittens that come to us in need. All donations are tax deductible as permitted by law.

K.A.R.E. was formed by a husband and wife team (retired from Bell Atlantic 37 & 25 years). Over a period of 10 years, over 3000 cats and kittens have been rescued or surrended and have been adopted to new homes. At any one time our orphanage houses over 350 cats and kittens. Expenses for shelter, food and medical care are provided by our retirement funds and donations that are few and far between. Please help us help them! There are so many ways that you can help!


For the shelter: -Laundry detergent, clorox, paper towels, large & small stryofoam plates,30 gal. garbage bags, heating pads, used but not soiled towels, sheets, bedspreads, cat beds, cat toys Also -Dry and canned cat food, clumping litter for cats, non-clumping for kittens. Office supplies- -Postage stamps, long distance calling cards, card stock paper white. Volunteers- To help at our store, assist in fund raising activies, staff tables at Community events-craft shows, help in the caring of the cats. New & used goods- your leftover garage sale items, baby clothes, basement and attic clutter. Money- with over 300 cats there's much food,litter and never ending vet bills to be paid.

You can now make your contribution online by clicking on the button below!!!

Available now! Kitty Holiday greeting cards! We also have ALL OCCASION cards and BLANK Greeting Cards that feature the orphans!

Featuring some of our very own orphans, eagerly awaiting adoption. To purchase click on the Paypal link above. Packages of 10 cards are $10.00 each, plus $2.00 shipping. In the thoughts section indicate how many packages you would be interested in.

If you cant get to the Edmeston Thrift Shop the next best thing is to browse our EBAY AUCTIONS! If you are searching for something please email us we may have it in the store!



Volunteers Needed!

We need helping hands! Even ONE HOUR of your time can make a difference in the lives of our needy cats! If you have time to offer, we can find something for you to do!!!
We are in need of broom pushers, cat dish and litter pan cleaners. There is always some kind of cleaning to do, and the laundry....wow...There is no way to make this job glamorous, but it is oh so needed and appreciated!
We need people to work at our store everyday of the week between the hours of 10 am and 5 pm. Even if you can only stay an hour or two, that would be a great help! The work includes taking care of the customer's purchases; and pricing and putting items on the shelves.
A volunteer coordinator and a creative fundraiser would be the cat's meow!
Please call or e-mail us and let us know when you are available!


Adopting a Friend

If you think that you might like to adopt a cat or kitten from us, you can either come to one of our adoptions on a Saturday, or phone or e-mail us so that we can discuss the kind of cat you are looking for. We do require that an adoption application be completed with references supplied. You may fill out the application at the Saturday adoption or request that one be mailed to you so that you can complete it ahead of time, as it does require some time to complete it. If you find a friend that you would like to take home with you, we ask for a minimum $50 donation, which helps to offset the veterinary care that your cat will have already received. Every cat that is adopted will have been spayed or neutered, tested for Feline leukemia and Feline A.I.D.S., vaccinated and treated for parasites. Please call for directions to the Saturday Adoption and/or to request that an adoption application be mailed to you.

Our Karing Katsponsor Program Has Begun!

We have many cats and kittens that are in need of sponsors! Because we are a no kill shelter, many of the cats in our care will be here for many years to come. Some have Feline HIV or Leukemia and could only be placed in a one cat home. Some are very elderly and could not handle adjusting to a new home. Some have chronic upper respiratory problems or chronic diarrhea. Some refuse to use the litter box and the list goes on and on. At our store, we have an album with photos and a description of each of the cat's background history. If you can't get to the store, you can phone, e-mail or write us for a sponsorship brochure which has a listing of a variety of the cats that are in need of sponsorship. Your help is needed! Please consider becoming a Karing Katsponsor today!


Please also help by paritcipating in the igive.com program by copying and pasting this link into your browser http://www.igive.com/html/refer.cfm?memberID=462648&causeID=37162

Upcoming Fundraiser Events

***If you would like to donate a special item for us to raffle off at an upcoming fundraiser event, please call us so we can make arrangements. Thank you!!!


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*** OUR THRIFT SHOP IS MOVING please support us ONLINE in our EBAY store...We hope to be open for the Holiday season keep watching for updates


Feral Cat Program

Traps available for loan. Low cost spay/neuter available.
Call for information on trapping, neutering and releasing of feral and stray cats in your area.
Be an active part of the solution!

Poem to Stray Cats and Kittens

Oh, what unhappy twist of fate
Has brought you, homeless, to my gate?
The gate where once another stood
To beg for shelter, warmth and food.

For from that day I ceased to be
the master of my destiny.
While he, with purr and velvet paw
Became within my house, The Law.

He scratched the furniture and shed
And claimed the middle of my bed.
He ruled with arrogance and pride
and broke my heart the day he died.

So if you really think, oh cat,
I'd willingly relive all that
Because you come, forlorn and thin,
Well...don't just stand there...
Come on in!!!

Please send your tax deductible contribution today to:

KARE, Inc.
P.O. Box 5134
Edmeston, NY 13335

K.A.R.E. is a No-Kill Not For Profit 501(c)(3) Organization

Thank you for your support!

Barbara & Richard Townsend
Phone: 607-965-2390

Email: kare.kats@verizon.net

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