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(11-2-15) Our shelter has been complete for about 4 years now. We have a friend who is looking to fund a cat cafe/book store...Puss N' Boots. She has a Kickstarter Campaign going right now. To donate, click here.
(2-1-12) We are pleased to report that the PETCO Foundation gave us a capital grant of $25,000 in order to help defray some of the construction costs. This money will be used to pay for the back-up generator and to pay off some of the construction loan. Our PETCO partners are the best!!!!
(12-11-11) We had an open house at our new shelter today, and had a great time showing friends of Cattails the facility. Visit our Facebook page for photos!
(11-20-11) We have many reasons to be thankful. Our shelter is practically complete. We had a donation of a washer & dryer and refrigerator. State Farm Insurance also donated some tables, chairs, and file cabinets to our shelter.
(10-1-11) Well, just like the first time we tried, we didn't win the Pepsi Grant. : ( The good news is that Petco donated some terrific cat beds and litter boxes for the shelter!
(9-1-11) We have started again to try to get a Pepsi Refresh Grant. Please Vote Daily And Spread The Word!
(8-3-11) We are going to try for the Pepsi Refresh grant again in September. Send us your Power Vote Codes!
(8-1-11) Well we didn't win a Pepsi grant, but we want to thank everyone for voting for us! We appreciate your continued support. Our building is progressing nicely. The concrete floor is being poured this week.
(7-1-11) We are in the running to win a $50,000 Pepsi Refresh grant to fund our new shelter construction. The top 10 on-line vote getters will be funded.
The ground has been prepared for the Wick building to arrive next week. Some of the gravel road has been put down. Progress is slow but steady.
(6-26-11) The ground has been prepared for the Wick building to arrive next week. Some of the gravel road has been put down. Progress is slow but steady.
(5-16-11) After 6 months and many stressful meetings, the city of LeRoy has approved our special use permit that will allow us to build our cat shelter on our 4 acre pasture!! HIP HIP HOORAY!! Thank you city council, and thanks be to God!
(4-23-11) We were denied on our 3rd attempt for PETCO foundation funding. (Big bummer!) Also, our 2nd bank of cages are on hold until the rest of the stores in the U.S. get theirs first. (Small bummer.)
(2-5-11) We are re-applying for the PETCO foundation capital grant with the help & backing of the managers of Normal's PETCO store. Thanks Lori and Sarah! We might also be getting a second bank of permanent adoption cages since the first bank of cat cages have been so successful.
(11-29-10) Our second attempt at securing a PETCO foundation capital grant for our new animal shelter was denied. Bummer! Maybe Santa will have room on his sleigh for a big bag of money to stuff in our cat's Christmas stockings.
We are in the process of designing and building a permanent Cattails Feline Rescue shelter. Click the new link shown above to learn more!
(June 23, 2010) We are in the process of getting permanent cages in PETCO so our adoptables are there on display during the week and not just on Saturdays. This could be BIG!! UPDATE (September 10th 2010): The cages are in. We've had terrific success so far with people adoption the cats displayed in the store.
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(December 13th & 14th, 2009) We had two terrific adoption days at PETCO on Saturday and Sunday. With Santa photos and a grand re-opening of the PETCO store, we found homes for 10 cats one day and 5 more the next! This broke our record for adoptions over a two day span. Thanks to PETCO and all those who helped us have so much success.
(Aug. 7th, 2009) Our dream of a permanent shelter remains a dream as our PETCO Foundation grant request was denied. Anyone have $65G's just laying around? We could put it to good use!
(June 30th, 2009) We have just completed an application for a capital grant from the PETCO Foundation to fund a permanent shelter for our cats and kittens. This facility would be used as an adoption center as well as a low-cost spay/neuter and vaccination clinic. Keep your fingers crossed that they find us worthy of funding. This shelter would be a dream come true and could help many felines and feline owners in the surrounding communities.
In February 2009, believe it or not, we were down to one cat in our adoption program. Every other cat had been placed. But now that kitten season is back in full swing, our shelter is filling up again. Adoptions are picking up as people are wanting kittens. We continue to have success at PETCO in Bloomington-Normal on Saturdays. We are blessed that we can meet the needs of the animals and the requests new owners. Thank you for your continued support!
One of our new friends, Kathryn Capley, is an awesome and unique animal sculptor/artist. She donated one of her metal cat sculptures for us to raffle off.
The sculpture raffle was held at her home on May 3rd, 2008 and raised over $900 and was won by Joanna Norton of Heyworth. She purchased her winning raffle ticket at the "Home Show" at the Interstate Center and was really excited about winning the sculpture.
Thank you to all of the people that purchased tickets to help in our fundraising efforts! Again, thank you to Kathryn and Sterile Feral for all of their help in the raffle. We couldn't have done it without you.
The proceeds of our raffle will be used to purchase medical and surgical supplies to help cats in our adoption program and to provide spay/neuter assistance to low income families and feral colony managers.