Volunteer’s Needed

**VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY** What’s better than snuggling with a cat or sitting & quietly petting a cat or playing with rowdy kittens? Volunteering with the cats at one of our #Petsmart Adoption Centers where you can do all these things! We are looking to fill some volunteer shifts on Saturdays and Sundays at the following Petsmart stores: Foothill Ranch, Rancho Santa Margarita, Lake Forest. Stop by and fill out a Volunteer Application and we will contact you. You can also fill out a volunteer application on our website.  It’s so rewarding spending time with the cats while they wait for their forever home❤

Fundraiser at Panda Express

 

**FUNDRAISER EVENT**

Join us this Wednesday, March 8th at Panda Express in Mission Viejo and help us raise money to pay for vaccinations, surgeries, spays & neuters, medicines and the daily care of our cats and kittens. Enjoy a night off from cooking and dine-in or carry out your meal and Panda Express will donate 20% of your bill back to Forever Home Cat Rescue. It’s that easy to help!

Simply present the flyer when you order your meal. You can show it on your smartphone or print it & take it with you.

The fundraiser will take place Wednesday, March 8th from 11am-9pm at the Panda Express located in the shopping center at Santa Margarita Pkwy & Los Alisos. We hope to see you there😻 Please share and help spread the word!

There’s Still Time to Donate in 2016!

There’s Still Time to Donate to Forever Home Cat Rescue in 2016!! and your donation is tax deductible. By making a donation you will enable us to continue saving the lives of cats & kittens in the coming year. FHCR is based solely on donations from generous people like you. Any size donation, big or small, will help us pay rent for our boarding facility, provide food, litter, spay/neuter surgeries, medical care and items for daily enrichment. Thank You for helping out Forever Home Cat Rescue~~we couldn’t do all we do without your help.

The Rescue Needs a New Home

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UPDATE, 5/18: We’re down to two weeks before we have to find a new home. We have a couple of places that may work, but we need monthly sponsors to ensure we can pay rent and other monthly expenses we will now incur. If you’d like to become a monthly sponsor, you can donate via PayPal here on our website and be sure to check the small box where it says “Make This Recurring (Monthly)”. We are very thankful to those of you that have made donations on our fundraising site on Generosity. If you prefer a one time donation we will always welcome that as well. We really hope we can continue to rescue cats and kittens.

Since our beginning more than 6 years ago, Forever Home Cat Rescue has operated out of a vet’s office in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA. We have been fortunate to never have to pay rent, utilities or insurance.

We were recently informed the veterinarian practice is being sold and we have to vacate the premises by June 1st, 2016.

In 2015, we found homes for close to 600 cats & kittens. We save cats and kittens from animal shelters all over Southern California, as well as those that have been abandoned or injured. Our options are to either shut down the rescue or find a new home. Shutting down is an option we do not want to consider.

In order to sustain the rescue, we will have to pay rent, utilities, and other regular fees we’re not used to paying. As one of the larger rescues in south Orange County, we want to continue to rescue abused, neglected and abandoned animals but we can’t do it without your help. Forever Home Cat Rescue operates solely on donations from caring people like you. We are looking for a facility in the Lake Forest, Foothill Ranch or Rancho Santa Margarita area. If you have space at your business, or know of a space that may be available to us, please email us at foreverhomecatrescueca@gmail.com. We need a facility to board the cats before they go into one of our three adoption centers in local Petsmart stores.

If you’d like to become a monthly sponsor, which is what we desperately need, or make a one time donation, you can make a donation using PayPal. You will also find our mailing address if you would prefer to send a donation.

We have started a fundraising campaign on Generosity by Idiegogo, a socially conscious fundraising platform with a goal of raising $15,000. You can visit our site at https://igg.me/at/1RLtxuA11G8. If you are unable to make a financial donation you can still help us toward reaching our goal by sharing our story and the link to our Generosity page on your own Facebook page, Instagram or Twitter. And also by sharing our story with all your cat loving friends, family and coworkers.

Please help us continue our mission of saving cats & kittens in the Southern California area. We sincerely thank you .

Help Us Save Chance

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UPDATE-March 13: This will be our last regular update on Chance and we will be closing his GoFundMe page. Thank you so much to everyone who donated. The medical bills are rolling in and because of your generosity we are able to pay them.

Chance went in for another check up and we found out some bad news after getting results from his latest blood work. Chance tested positive for Feline Leukemia. It’s uncertain whether he will develop the disease or just be a carrier. If he does develop the disease his life will be much shorter. Poor little guy.

Chance’s foster mom, Christine, has fallen in love with him and so has his doggie brother Ben. Christina has made the decision that Chance will stay right where he is with her to live out the rest of his life-YAY!

UPDATE-March 1Chance went to the doctor for another follow up visit and we received some good news and some not so good news.First, the good news…Chance will get to keep both of his eyes and no surgery is needed. The ulcer has healed nicely-YAY!!

The not so good news is that Chance was diagnosed with Cerebellar Hypoplasia. This means the part of the brain that controls motor skills is under developed due to Chance being malnourished and having a virus when he was a young kitten. Cerebellar Hypoplasia causes Chance to be wobbly and unsteady on his feet and requires limiting access to high places. This condition is non-progressive, which means it will neither get worse nor get better, however many cats go on to live happy, product lives. In fact Diane, the founder of FHCR, has a cat she bottle-fed seven years ago with the same condition. As she got bigger and older, she learned how to compensate. Today she still runs, plays and is a very happy cat.

Little chance has had a rough start in life but with lots of love and tlc from foster mom Christine and good medical care he is progressing and is a happy little boy. Chance will return to the vet in a couple weeks for another follow up visit. Thank you again to everyone who has donated on Chances GoFundMe page. We are really close to reaching our goals. Click on this link if you would like to donate towards Chance’s medical expenses https://www.gofundme.com/2un4fv9w. Please continue to share Chance’s story and thank you for all your support and well wishes

From the sweet pictures below it looks like foster brother Ben is doing his part too. Playing with Chance and giving him some doggie love

UPDATE-Feb. 5:  Chance is still in recovery mode and continues to be hospitalized. His blood pressure was low so he was given a blood transfusion. They have him on warm IV fluids and heat pads. He is eating well and sleeps a lot. His eyes are still a mess but are a little better. Chance still has a ways to go.DONATIONS NEEDED!!

Please help us save Chance. On Feb. 3 Chance was found behind a supermarket by a good samaritan and taken to a vet’s office. An FHCR volunteer happened to be there when he was brought in. This sweet little 3-month old kitten has had a horrible start in life! He came in just skin & bones and has severe eye infections. His left eye is very ulcerated and we are trying to save his eye. His body temperature is low as well as his blood pressure. He is going to require a blood transfusion and will be hospitalized for several days. Hospitalization and treatment is going to be expensive (approx. $2,000)

If you can help us pay for Chances medical expenses, you can make a donation via PayPal or mail a check. Just click on the Donate tab on our website. In addition, we have set up a GoFundMe page for Chance to help collect donations. Click on this link to go to Chances GoFundMe page https://www.gofundme.com/2un4fv9w.

We thank you very much for all the donations we have received so far. Unfortunately, we are still short of our goal. Any size donation, large or small, is greatly appreciated!

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