Please Help CRAFT During Its Closure!
What's going on with CRAFT?
For eight years, CRAFT has cared for almost 10,000 cats & kittens, about 90% of them stray or abandoned, and many of them from large colonies or hoarding situations that no one else would handle. The majority of them also had to be spayed/neutered, and many required a lot of vet care. We tried hard to place each and every one into the right homes.
We have enjoyed the sanctuary property at minimal cost during that time, but due to health and personal reasons, the owner must sell it. We have tried for months to find another suitable location, which has to be zoned EFU (farmland) or light industrial, and where animals would be allowed. In this very difficult real estate market, we were not able to locate an appropriate property.
So our board had to make the very difficult decision that CRAFT has to close. This means finding homes for our cats, many of which are senior or special needs. We are hoping the right adopters will step up to offer these nice cats a safe place to live out their natural lives. We are working with other no-kills as well, but none are in this area. We would rather be able to place the cats locally to avoid stressful travel for them, and also to be able to meet the adopters. This is all very sad and emotionally draining for the volunteers, who love the cats and want the best for them.
We have to get all of this done by July, and then will sell the assets of the group (cages, furniture, etc.) to pay remaining expenses.
If you are looking for a nice cat to adopt, please see the list of available cats. We will be open Saturdays & Sundays 1 to 5 PM for the next couple of weeks, and other days by appointment (call 541-420-6035).
In the meantime, we still need volunteers to help. We also need donations because we still have costs for vet care, food, etc.
Donate to Help the Cats
Donate Online using PayPal
Donate Online using JustGive
Donate by check payable to:
PO Box 6441
Bend, OR 97708
Cans for Cats Trailers - JAKE'S DINER and PETCO IN REDMOND!
You can find CRAFT's Cans for Cats Trailers at JAKE'S DINER, located at 2210 NE Hwy 20, in Bend, behind East Bend Liquor; AND, in PETCO IN REDMOND, located at 1826 N Hwy 97 - next to Walmart in Redmond.
Help homeless cats and kittens by saving up all of your recyclable bottles and cans and dropping them off at the Cans for Cats Trailer! We accept all cans and bottles that have an Oregon deposit on them, like beer/soda cans and bottles. This does not include wine or hard liquor bottles. Please do not crush the cans. Thanks for your donation!
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