Who we are:
Thank you for supporting our GoFundMe, thank you for visiting the lounge and helping us save these animals. We are hoping with this GoFundMe we can raise even more and change the lives of the kitties that we save, and the community pets.
Cuddles Rescue and Lounge opened in November 2020 with some big goals. We have never dreamed of staying small and rescuing on a small scale. We want to make a BIG difference in our community because WE NEED IT. Utah county is the only county in Utah that hasn’t reached no-kill status. Meaning we are still euthanizing animals. Cuddles is making a small impact currently, but we want to make a difference. In order to do this, WE NEED YOU!
In order to hit no-kill status, we need to spay and neuter our animals. Currently, Utah County has ONE low-cost spay/neuter facility and it has been closed to the public since March 2020 because of Covid-19. We want to start a clinic and be a resource to the community. We will provide low-cost spay/neuters, vaccinations, microchips, and TNR (Trap-Neuter-Release). The clinic will partner with rescues around the state and help them in their efforts to save as many pets as possible.
Spay/Neuters: To control the overpopulation in Utah.
Vaccinations: To protect your pets from deadly viruses and diseases.
Microchips: To get your pet home safely when they get lost.
TNR: To reduce the number of cats and kittens that enter the shelters.
How this Helps Rescues:
Cuddles Rescue and Lounge work around the clock to make sure our cats have the care they need and to save as many as possible. With a clinic, we will be able to make a big difference and change the lives of so many animals. Less will be euthanized and more will be in loving homes with the families they deserve.
We will be able to take on more medical cases. A lot of cats need leg amputations, eye removals, and stitches. A clinic will allow us to take on these cases and save their lives.
Once established, we will be working with other rescues in their efforts to help save these animals. We will be able to help them get their pets spayed/neutered so they can be adopted out. In rescue sometimes pets are in foster homes longer than needed because it is difficult to get these pets fixed at a low cost.
How this Helps the Community:
By offering low-cost spay/neuter to the community we hope more people will be willing to get their pets fixed. The more animals we can get fixed, the fewer animals that will ultimately end up in our shelters.
By offering low-cost vaccinations, the community will have an affordable way to keep their pets safe from deadly viruses.
By offering TNR, we will be able to get community cats fixed so they don't add to the overpopulation and can live their lives happily outside.
How the Money will be Spent:
The money earned by this GoFundMe will go towards surgery equipment (most expensive), holding kennels, and getting a vet on staff full time. Here is the breakdown of costs:
Non Medical Equipment - $9,600.00
Cleaning Supplies - $900.00
Shelving - $700.00
Misc - $1,700.00
Small Equipt - $7,800.00
Large Equipt - $31,500.00
Holding Kennels - $20,000.00
Other Equipt - $12,600
We have been so blessed with the amount of support Cuddles has received in the last 7 months of being open. We’ve been able to partner with other rescues, find some incredible fosters that take such good care of our cats, we’ve saved cats from being euthanized in Texas, and now we are striving to save even more and with your help, we can!
As a thank you to those who donate, we will be designing a THANK YOU wall in the lobby of the clinic with your name on it. We know this is a big ask, but for everyone that donates $5, we get so much closer to our goal. A lot of people that donate a little bit will be the reason why we can save more lives.
Please consider donating to our cause. It would mean the world to us, but most importantly it does mean the world to the pets in our shelters. If you’re unable to donate, please share! Sharing can help us spread the word and find those who are just as passionate as we are. We appreciate all of you! Thanks so much for the support.
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