Merry Christmas

     Happy Holidays to all of you, our loyal supporters and volunteers!  Although it has been a challenging year for Paws & Claws Feline Rescue, we are committed to continuing to help cats in need. We are feeding and caring for 70 plus stray and feral cats at two Statesville locations. In our efforts to reduce the population of homeless kitties, we also trapped a momma cat and five kittens. We found homes for two of the kittens but now need forever homes for three sweet teenagers.  Please spread the word, adopt one (or better yet, two) and save a life!

     After having moved our discount pet supply store three times, we ended up at the I40 Flea Market. Unfortunately, the store simply didn’t get enough traffic to be sustainable so we will have to close it at the end of this year.

     We hope our new program, “Sponsor a Feral Cat” (coming in 2019) will give us a bit more of a steady income base and allow you, our indispensable supporters, to have an opportunity to see, in person, where your money goes. It will work something like this. For an annual donation of $100 you’ll be able to choose a feral kitty to sponsor. You’ll then receive pictures of that cat, and if you want, you can come along for a feeding. We think this is a great way to show the love, especially if you’re allergic and can’t work directly with cats. If you’re interested, e-mail me today!

Don’t forget that you can donate to us, a little at a time when you place orders online using smile.amazon.com. Your shopping experience will be the same as if on Amazon.com, except that a small portion of the purchase price (0.5%) will be donated to us as your charity of choice.  (Since August of 2018 we’ve collected approximately $88 that we wouldn’t have received otherwise.)

   As always, we know your time is precious, but if you or someone you know (who is a fellow cat lover) has any time or resources and could help, please contact me.  If you live in or near Statesville, we are still looking for volunteers to feed one day a week at one of our feral colonies.

       In addition, we thank you so very much for your many generous donations in the past and hope that you’ll continue to support us in 2019. The many cats and kittens in our care depend on us for their care, food, and vetting which gets more expensive every year. No donation is too small – any amount will help.

     Lastly, we want to send a big THANK YOU out to our wonderful volunteers, who we couldn’t do without. We appreciate all your efforts!
We wish you all the best in this holiday season and in 2019. 

     Send (tax-deductible) donations via Paypal on our website pawsandclawsnc.com or by check to:  Paws & Claws Feline Rescue, PO Box 5221, Statesville, NC 28687.  Or a fundraiser on Facebook Paws & Claws Feline Rescue.
The cats and kittens thank you….
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

                      
Ps. Pictured below is one of our sweet teenage kitties, Spice, who is looking for her forever home. (Look at those eyes!) 


In Memoriam - Winnie Miller

A memorial donation has been made from family and friends of Winnie Miller, 94, who passed over the Rainbow Bridge to be with her loving dog, Stormy, and all the homeless cats and kittens we couldn’t save.  Winnie was a best friend and loyal volunteer for Paws & Claws Feline Rescue for fourteen years and will be missed.  Winnie is from Cornelius, NC and Mentor, OH

AmazonSmile is increasing the donation rate 10x from Oct 29 - Nov 2

Through Nov 2, AmazonSmile is donating 5% (ten times the usual amount) to Paws & Claws Feline Rescue when you shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/27-4430180. #AmazonSmile #StartWithaSmile