I rec’d the following plea for help from Merlin’s Hope: A Ragdoll and Maine Coon Rescue. Floppycats.com gets about 26,000 hits a month, can you imagine if everyone just gave $5? That’d be $130,000! Please help, if you can! I have included photos of adoptable Rescue Ragdolls and Maine Coons in this post.
With the heat rising this summer, it seems like the number of cats and kittens needing rescue has also risen. We have rescued nearly 50 cats this spring/summer alone; since 2005, we have rescued over 800 cats! It is incredible, and it is frightening. For example, an owner just dumped 18 Ragdolls, Maine Coons, and domestic short-hairs on one of the shelters where we work. Most of these cats will be euthanized. Unfortunately, we can only rescue four of these needy cats because we don’t have the room or funds to help all of them.
Needless to say, with the rising number of cats comes the rising cost of care for them. We have had several special needs cats with expensive veterinary costs. We have rescued numerous cats who have to be
completely vetted. Right now, we have so many new cats that are not vetted that we have an upcoming vet visit that will total over $700 just to test, vaccinate, and spay/neuter our most recent rescues. Any amount you can contribute will help.
Our vetting cost per cat is as follows:
- $35 spay
- $25 neuter
- $25 FIV/FeLV test
- $10 rabies
- $15 additional vaccinations, deworming, flea-treatment
We also have a desperate need for fosters for our many new rescues. We have multiple PUREBRED Ragdolls, a PUREBRED White Persian, a PUREBRED Napoleon, and too many other cats (Ragdolls, Maine Coons, and even Siamese mixes) to list. Please, please consider fostering one of these many cats for us. We don’t even have room for the four cats we agreed to take in to keep them from being euthanized this morning. Please, please help us. We normally don’t beg, but we are desperate this summer. Please help us. Fostering, adopting, or even sponsoring just one cat will help us save another.
We are including a link to Paypal to help facilitate any donation you might be able to make.
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We are also in the process of filing our 501c3 paperwork. If you have any experience with this process, we could certainly use the help. Please contact me if you have any suggestions and/or can help.
Thank you so much for your continued support.
We are desperate for adoptions. We have four more cats coming in Sunday and no more new foster homes.
Tig (2 year DSH red) and Kimball (purebred Blue Point Ragdoll, 4 years) would love to go home together. They are awesome pair of very affectionate boys. Kimball sleeps not with you but on you! Tig is a bit more reserved but loves when he gets your undivided attention. Poor Tig and Kimball were on their way to the shelter when a fellow rescuer snagged them and sent them to me. They immediately made themselves at home, and Kimball has decided he is my cat (don’t tell him but we will find him another meowmy!)
Clouds is only 5 months old, a precious Blue Point girl with the sweetest personality. She has the true Ragdoll personality in that nothing bothers her–kittens, grouchy adult females, her tail accidentally being stepped on–you name and it and she is cool with it.
I am including Beowulf (Cymric/Maine Coon) and Roland (Maine Coon), both about 16 weeks old now, because I just love how they sleep on top of each other. These are the most precious boys. They love people, they love each other (though they are not siblings), they love all other cats. They are just too cute for words.