Funds for The Helping Hand Fund and needed improvements to the Rita's Cat Rescue building.
Two items are needed this year.
1. Create the Helping Hands Fund. This fund is for expanded help for animal owners who face unexpected injury or illness of a pet and cannot afford veterinarian expenses. The fund will also help pay for spay or neuter and shots. Rita's Cat Rescue can currently offer some financial help, but this fund would allow veterinarian care for more pets. While Rita's Cat Rescue is for cats, this fund would be for all pets.
2. The Rescue building needs improvements to the north side of the building to improve the cats' comfort and energy efficiency. The door and windows leak cold air in the winter and hot air in the summer. In addition, snow comes in under the door, and it ices over on the inside. The windows and door would be replaced. In addition, the north wall needs to be insulated.
The pictures above feature the following cats:
Jasmine is a long-haired tiger cat who is 9-10. Her owner relinquished Jasmine in 2018.
Blondie is a buff and white cat who is 5-6. Someone left her at one of the feral feeding stations in 2017.
Pookie is an orange and white cat who is two years old. He came as a small kitten from someone who could not care for him.
Dixie Doodle is a tiger and white cat who is four years old. She was found at a feral feeding station when very small in 2017. Here brother Snooks is also in the Rescue.
Spunky is an orange tiger with white accents. He is two years old. He was rescued from a downtown alley in 2019.
Millie is a calico who is 1 ½ years old. Her owner, who was homeless, relinquished Missy in 2020.
Bessy is a black and white or tuxedo cat. We are not sure of her age, but she is young. She was left behind the rescue building in 2021.
Topaz is a tortoiseshell cat who is 8-10 years old. She has been at the Rescue for 8-9 years. She came from a feral feeding station.
Sweet Pea is a dilute calico cat. She is 5-7 years old. She was left behind the Rescue building in 2015-2016.