Thank you for your support of Sparkle Cat Rescue in 2020 and helping us make a difference in the lives of the ‘Forgotten Felines’. 2020 has been a good year for all the cats we have rescued and the most challenging year for us since we started, as we have had the added stress of Covid-19 affecting our day to day operations and trying to ensure we all stay healthy and continue to take care of the cats we rescue. In 2020, our adoptions increased immensely and we adopted out over 250 cats and kittens. We took in over 300 homeless cats and kittens.
With an increase in intakes, our medical expenses have been extremely high this year. We also faced challenges with vet appointments at our partner vets and had many emergencies where we had to have a kitten or cat seen at no discount to our rescue. We have also had many special needs/critical care cats in our program this year: 2 with surgeries for medial luxating patellas, several with oral surgery requiring all teeth extracted, several cats requiring surgeries to remove polyps, and we currently have a young kitty (Inky) diagnosed with FIP undergoing treatment (successfully)!
In 2020, we were also recognized as Best Animal Rescue in our community by The Times News Readers' Choice Burlington NC, and Runner Up for Pet Adoption Service. We are grateful to all of our supporters who voted! This means so much to our rescue and all the volunteers who put in so many hours every single day.
At the beginning of 2020, we participated in Jackson Galaxy Cat Pawsitive, working with select cats in our program. We were honored to be selected by GreaterGood.org and The Jackson Galaxy Project to participate in this program. Unfortunately, Covid-19 hit us in the middle of the program and the decision was made by Jackson Galaxy Project to halt the training for the safety of all volunteers and rescues and shelters participating in the program.
As we end 2020, we ask you to consider making an end-of-year tax-deductible donation to Sparkle Cat Rescue. We are an all-volunteer (ZERO paid employees, 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization. (FEIN#47-2271286) Your donations, no matter the amount, help make a difference for the homeless cats we rescue: abandoned, abused, homeless, injured, neglected. The ‘Forgotten Felines’.
As of December 18, 2020, we have saved over 1,100 cats in our community since we formed in November, 2014.
Ways to donate: -Facebook Donate Button -Website: www.sparklecatrescue.org -Mail a check to us at Sparkle Cat Rescue, 2779 S Church Street, Suite 164, Burlington NC 27215
We wish all of our supporters Happy Holidays and a safe and Happy New Year.