*****PLEASE REMEMBER THE ANIMALS SUFFER THE MOST IN A BAD ECONOMY!!! PLEASE SUPPORT OUR CAUSE!!!!!
2017 RCAF WISH LIST: monetary donations, Pet Supplies Plus/Petco/PetsMart gift cards, Pro Plan dry cat food and canned cat food (any variety). *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!!!
PLEASE JOIN US ON SATURDAY, JULY 5TH, 2017, FROM 4PM - 7PM FOR OUR FIRST ANNUAL MEOW LUAU at our super cool new venue Bottlehouse Brewery, 13368 Madision Avenue, Lakewood, OH 44107.
The donation for admission is $25, which includes Hawaiin Fare. THIS IS A VEGETARIAN/VEGAN FRIENDLY EVENT! There will be drink specials as well as a full cash bar! We will accept credit card payments at the event!
Your donations also provides free entry to play AWESOME ANIMAL TRIVIA provided by Forest City Trivia where you can win prizes! We will also have super cool raffles as well as sideboard raffles!
Please join us to help the RCAF! 100% of your donation benefits RCAF!
For a cat food donation of 10 cans of wet food or 3.5lb or larger bag of dry food, you will receive a free prize raffle ticket!
HOW TO PURCHASE TICKETS:
1.) by credit card payment via PAYPAL.COM to our RCAFCATS@YAHOO.COM email address,
2.) send check or money order payable to RCAF to RCAF, P.O. Box 94143, Cleveland, OH 44101 or
3.) at the door on the day of the event!
FOR THOSE WHO CANNOT ATTEND, PLEASE SUPPORT THE KITTIES BY SENDING A DONATION! ALL PROCEEDS WILL BE USED TO PAY OUR NEVER-ENDING VETERINARY BILLS FOR THE RESCUE KITTIES!
*PLEASE INCLUDE AN EMAIL ADDRESS SO THAT WE CAN SEND YOU A
TICKET/EMAIL RECEIPT FOR YOUR DONATION.
Please help the RCAF cats year round! Your donation helps to pay RCAF's vet bill that was accumulated as a result of helping stray, unwanted and feral kitties! Why is our bill so high? WE DO NOT EUTHANIZE KITTIES THAT SOME RESCUES MAY CONSIDER 'UNADOPTABLE". We could write hundreds of stories regarding the animals that we have rescued similar to that of Spirit (see story below) over the past 14 -plus years. Please open your hearts to the RCAF cats. We are in desperate need of monetary donations.
Donations can be send to RCAF, P.O. Box 94143, Cleveland, OH 44101 or through PayPal by using our email@example.com address as the payee.
*Please remember RCAF over the holiday season or when gift-giving! **A donation to the cats in someone else's name is also a great gift for those who have everything! :) We will send them a card memorializing your donation! WE REALLY RELY ON YOU to help save and support the rescue kitties! Our rescue will celebrate 15 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! and consider sponsoring one of our permanent foster kitties! If interested, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Many of them require special food and monthly medications. Even $10 a month really helps!
SPIRIT ***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 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.
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:
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 like her. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com address as the payee. Your donation is tax-deductible.
Thank you from the bottom our little kitty hearts!
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.
Book a veterinary appointment with Vetary and give back to a pet shelter in need!
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
**Please check out http://theshhhsound.etsy.com!!!
-20% from sales will be donated to the rcaf kitties!
**Learn guitar or bass and help the kitties!! For the months of March, April and May, DB Music and Words will donate HALF the proceeds to RCAF when you sign up for a month of guitar or electric bass lessons! Beginner to advanced! All ages welcome. First lesson is free!! Receive a month of lessons for $80! Please contact Dale at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (330)6269370!!!
**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.
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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Help us simply by shopping and designating us as your cause!
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: