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Team Kitten Rescue Runs To Save Homeless Animals

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BENEFITING: Kitten Rescue

ORGANIZER: Kitten Rescue

EVENT: 2015 LA Marathon

Cynthia McKeag

THE STORY:

Team Kitten Rescue is about more than just walking or running - it's about community, saving animals, and being a part of something greater than yourself.

The money we raise here goes directly into the care of our cats, including the multiple medical cases that I personally have and am fostering this year:

Katja (and Anja) - This little girl was rescued with horribly infected eyes.  Despite expensive medications and specialist care, one of her eyes had to be removed.  We saved the other and she was adopted out with her sister to a fantastic, loving home!

Neeko - The worlds most adorable Siamese boy, Neeko was an outdoor cat until he was hit by a car. A piece of his pelvis broke off, preventing him from bearing much weight on his leg and he couldn't lift it.  He required special orthopedic surgery to repair the damage and now can walk, run, and jump like every other kitty!

Callie - Callie was born without any upper eyelids.  This allowed infection to set in, permanently destroying one of her eyes.  The other eye had hairs that were sitting on her eye globe due to the missing eyelid. Tragically, at 6 months old Callie lost her life despite all the care and love we gave her.  Some just aren't meant for this world.

Tanya - Alone and scared, left sitting in a shelter cage, Tanya was likely thrown by her leg by a human - causing some damage to one eye and leaving one of her front legs useless.  Nerve damage has robbed her of the mobility and feeling, causing her to drag her leg around. Tanya's leg had to be amputated and she bounced right back.  She would have been euthanized if Kitten Rescue hadn't jumped in to save her.  Tanya has been adopted to a wonderful home with a loving new daddy and big kitty sister.

NaNa - Found wandering the mean streets of Long Beach with serious eye infections, NaNa is blind in 1 eye and still learning she can trust humans.  Without Kitten Rescue's help in getting her eyes treated, NaNa would not have survived.  She's a total doll and has the cutest little chirpy meow.

Holly - Brought into North Center shelter with 10 other kittens, 2 of whom tragically passed away, at just 4 weeks old.  Holly was hospitalized at 6 weeks old when it was discovered she was unable to defecate on her own.  Now on special diet and medication, Holly is transforming into a healthy kitten while we monitor her body's ability to eliminate on it's own.  Our hope is that she will grow out of this condition, but if not then she will be safe with us for her entire life. She is ready to be spayed and the internal specialist is hopefull we can even try weaning her off the medications in another couple months as she's been regular for over 7 weeks now!

Anna - Rescued from East Valley shelter where she came in as a stray with severe eye problems.  She reminded me of Callie, so in honor of my sweet angel, Anna came home with me.  Anna is missing her left eye and needs the socket cleaned and sewn shut.  Her other eye has some mild damage from infection and part of the 3rd eyelid is fused to her eye globe.  She's also incredibly tiny, weighing in at just lbs and at least 1 yr old.  Add in red gums with the possibility of stomatitis in the back of our minds, this girl has a long road ahead of her.  But in personality, she is all love, purrs, cuddles, and so much sweetness it makes your teeth hurt.

There have been many more over this past year - kittens born without eyes, bottle babies with debilitating illnesses, other cats tragically hit by cars and needing surgery.

Team Kitten Rescue helps make all these rescues possible by rasing the funds needed to cove their medical costs.  We don't turn away from the tough cases - but we need your help to continue to do so.

Please donate, share, and join us in the 2014 5K, Charity Relay, and LA Marathon!

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To This Fundraiser

$2,100

MONEY RAISED
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  • 4 Sammy n Sabrina

    $35

  • msbruin

    $25

  • "Jasper's" parents Jim & Donielle

    $150

  • Gisela and William McKeag

    $500

  • Rio Brown

    $10

  • Marilyn and Tom Williams

    $200

  • Nya Nya

     

  • Marilyn and Tom Williams

    $150

  • judi mesibov

    $50

  • Lara Shapiro

    $50

  • Maren Stenseth

    $50

  • Marilyn and Tom Williams

    $175

  • Penny, Sora, Henry & Stella

    $25

  • Caren Reitman

    $60

  • Pamela Summit Bohn

    $50

  • Marilyn and Tom Williams

    $225

  • Dominic & Friends

    $10

  • Jem & Scout's caretaker

    $100

  • Marilyn and Tom Williams

    $115

  • Marilyn and Tom Williams

    $50

  • Marilyn and Tom Williams

    $50

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105% Raised of$2,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $75,820 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Kitten Rescue

Amount Raised

$9,745

 

13% Raised of$75,000 Goal

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Laura and Ryleigh Hawthorne

Amount Raised

$6,922

 

92% Raised of$7,500 Goal

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Sandra Harrison

Amount Raised

$5,050

 

101% Raised of$5,000 Goal

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Evelyn Jensen

Amount Raised

$3,050

 

122% Raised of$2,500 Goal

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Aneta Dubow

Amount Raised

$2,825

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Jesec Griffin

Amount Raised

$2,724

 

109% Raised of$2,500 Goal

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Jennifer Hawkins

Amount Raised

$2,450

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Cynthia McKeag

Amount Raised

$2,100

 

105% Raised of$2,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Marilyn and Tom Williams

Marilyn and Tom Williams

DONATION: $50

In memory of Dinky, a beautiful kitty we enjoyed seeing and hearing about on the Kitten Rescue cam chat board. Dinky went to Rainbow Bridge April 16, just a couple weeks after her sister Five. RIP sweet Dinky. 5 years ago

Marilyn and Tom Williams

Marilyn and Tom Williams

DONATION: $50

In memory of a beautiful cat named Five. "We'd like them to be with us forever. In our hearts they are." RIP sweet Five. 5 years ago

Marilyn and Tom Williams

Marilyn and Tom Williams

DONATION: $115

Cynthia McKeag: We just noticed you were a little short of your fundraising goal. This will help you meet it. Good luck Cynthia and Team Kitten Rescue for LA Marathon Weekend! 5 years ago

Jem & Scout's caretaker

Jem & Scout's caretaker

DONATION: $100

Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate 5 years ago

Dominic & Friends

Dominic & Friends

DONATION: $10

5 years ago

Marilyn and Tom Williams

Marilyn and Tom Williams

DONATION: $225

Many thanks, Cynthia McKeag, for taking care of Anna, the new rescue. I know this sweet girl will need lots of love and medical attention. She is now with the right person! Thanks for everything you do. 5 years ago

Pamela Summit Bohn

Pamela Summit Bohn

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Caren Reitman

Caren Reitman

DONATION: $60

5 years ago

Penny, Sora, Henry & Stella

Penny, Sora, Henry & Stella

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Marilyn and Tom Williams

Marilyn and Tom Williams

DONATION: $175

It's Valentine's Day and a great time for us to exhibit "heart" to Cynthia McKeag and Kitten Rescue for the precious lives they save. Much better than dinner in a loud, crowded restaurant! 5 years ago