2019 Kitten Rescue in Review

 

2019 was a year of record-breaking adoptions. 681 of the sweetest kittens and cats were adopted to loving, indoor homes this year - that's a 33% increase over the number adopted in 2018!

2019 was also a year of transitions. After 20 years, our amazing and dedicated founder, Norma Webber, retired in April. Without Norma, there would be no Kitten Rescue. We are eternally grateful and humbled.

Norma handed the reins over to Dee Sigmond. Dee has been a long-time volunteer at Kitten Rescue. She spearheaded the Feral Cat and Barn Cat programs and was an easy choice as the new Director for Norma since Dee has proven to be compassionate, hard-working and reliable.  Norma continues to foster baby kittens that need to be fed round-the-clock.

Under Dee's direction, the shelter added a new building to ease our crowding and also added outdoor "catios" so that our little charges could get some fresh air and watch the great outdoors.

We are grateful to our volunteers and our community for their support. We simply couldn't do it without them! 

Here's a look at the numbers:

681 kittens and cats were adopted. 

150 owner owned cats were altered with our help under our low-income voucher program.

96 feral cats were altered under our feral program. Twenty nine feral cats were adopted under our Barn Cat program.

Our supplemental grant paid nearly $3,600 for emergency veterinary expenses.

Volunteers donated an estimated 19,000 hours (we just started tracking in November) - with a value at minimum wage of more than $256,000!

Five garage sales and the annual bazaar raised nearly $40,000 through the hard work of our volunteers. These fundraisers, along with charitable donations, allow us to treat each of these abandoned cats and kittens as if they were our own.