Beare Garden, located in Snow Hill, North Carolina, focuses on abandoned mother cats and kittens, as well the most hopeless cases of senior, hospice, and injured cats. Beare Garden is the agency of “last resort” for cats and kittens in our area. We help the cats, kittens, and people who can’t find support anywhere else. These include those people who must consider surrendering their cherished cats when they go into hospital, hospice, or long-term care. Their animals are often seniors as well – the least likely to be adopted from shelters. Without us, they face euthanasia, abandonment, or worse. We also champion sick and injured cats who, through our donors, find treatment and loving homes. This year, we envision an ambitious program in addition to our regular lifesaving rescue efforts. “SOS KITTENS” would focus on the yearly tidal wave of births occurring each spring. They begin in February and by June, we – like other agencies, foster families, and adopters – are at full capacity. In years past we could not save all the kittens that need us. This year could be different. With your help, we could rescue, house, vaccinate, and spay or neuter some - or possibly all - the kittens who need us. SOS KITTENS aims to do that.
SOS KITTENS COLLABORATIVE PROGRAM
Mission: Save and find homes for 400 kittens and their mothers
± Veterinary expenses for 400 mother cats and kittens (healthy without complications) @ $170 each = $68,000.00
± Housing, care and food for 400 mother cats and kittens while awaiting adoption: $6,000 per month
± Bedding (Karunda beds) 12 @ $50 each = $600
TOTAL GOAL FOR SOS KITTENS: $74,600 We would be infinitely grateful for a GIFT of any amount. The kittens need us. Soon they will begin arriving in our community – cold, hungry, and without a future. This year, we pledge to help as many as possible. For every $5,000 raised we can rescue, vaccinate, spay or neuter, and find a home for nearly 30 kittens. That would make a tremendous difference for our community!
± Found homes for 342 kittens, cats and dogs (total of 18 months) ± Paid for 429 cats and kittens to get vet care, spay/neuter, and emergency vet care
± Provided food, litter, and medications to people in hardship so they could keep their beloved pets ± Educated the community on pet care and the importance of spaying and neutering