The Sanctuary's most pressing need is for monetary donations for increasing veterinary and health care costs; food, litter and supplies; and facility repair and maintenance; followed by our ongoing need for dedicated volunteers.
Our top needs:
1. Funding: Other - Donations for the veterinary and health care costs that comprise the largest portion of the sanctuary budget. Our aging kitties need more extensive medical care, including dental procedures/treatment (each dental costs $750-$1,500); senior annual exams (cost $400-$600). In addition, many of our cats have special needs requiring medications, extensive testing, and dietary restrictions/requirements. Dental procedures are so important to ensure they are not in pain and to maintain their overall health. All of the donations given to the sanctuary are used for the welfare of our cats; NONE are used for administrative or overhead costs.
2. Volunteers - The sanctuary is in need of dedicated volunteers to work during the day between 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.. Working at least a two-hour shift is most helpful. In addition, volunteers are needed with carpentry and general building skills and those that can assist with maintenance and repairs of the facility, and grounds maintenance.
3. In-Kind Donations - Donations for everyday supplies such as cat food, litter, litter boxes, scratchers, pill pockets, paper towels, laundry detergent, and dish soap. The sanctuary also needs a power generator for emergency use when the power goes out which results in the well (our main water source) not operating.
4. Funding: Program - Feral Cat Habitat: Donations for the upkeep and maintenance of the feral cat habitat, such as fencing and enclosure maintenance, shelving repairs, etc.
5. Funding: Program - Sanctuary Repairs: Donations for the upkeep and repairs to the outdoor shelves/perches, fencing, shade cloth maintenance, etc. A special project is to replace the interior flooring.