From the press release
Pawsitively Cats (Paws Cats), a 501 (c) 3, non-profit, no-kill cat shelter is facing lagging summertime donations, crucial for the ongoing care of the 250 cats housed in their two shelters. This financial shortfall means Paws Cats is currently behind on payment of rent and utility bills for their two shelter properties. In addition, Paws Cats owes roughly $1,500 in veterinary bills. In total, Paws Cats is desperately hoping for support from the community and its feline fanciers for donations totaling $8,000 to help the organization meets its obligations.
The shelters are also extremely low in cat food and litter. Shelter Director, Sheryl Campbell says, “There is only enough canned cat food for two more days at the most. Canned food is crucial for our older cats and those that have had to have many or all of their teeth removed due to neglect by their previous owners.” She adds, “It breaks my heart that we are in this position but we rely largely on donations from the public for our ongoing support and donations this summer are critically low.”
Pawsitively Cats provides a high-quality living environment for their shelter cats. All cats are spayed, neutered, vaccinated, and their health needs are taken care of in preparation for their adoption into a new, permanent home. Additional funding for Paws Cats comes from adoption fees. Cats are taken to offsite adoption locations such as Petco and other special community events in order to find them new homes. Another little known goal of the organization is providing education to school children on responsible pet ownership and the importance of spaying and neutering. Paws Cats also provides education and assists the public with Trap Neuter and Return which is a method of reducing the numbers of stray or feral cats in the community.
In addition to critical financial donations, Paws Cats is also in great need of the following:
–Friskies or 9 Lives canned cat food
–Kirkland brand adult dry cat food (available at Costco)
–laundry detergent and bleach (to sterilize feeding dishes, shelter floors and cat bedding)
Because Paws Cats is a 501 (c) 3 organization, all donations are fully tax deductible. Supplies can be dropped off at 3255 N. Flanwill Blvd. For questions or directions please contact Shelter Director, Sheryl Campbell at 520-308-2985.