Saturday, May 9, 2015

A Special Thank You to Animal Rescue Moms

We want to give a special Thank you to animal rescue moms this Mother's Day. 

These wonderful women dedicate themselves to caring for the abandoned, feeding the hungry, nursing the sick, and comforting the injured animals that find their way into their loving arms. 

They come from all walks of life. They may have work, classes, families, children and pets of their own to care for, but they still make the time to care for rescue animals. Young and old, their arms are the ones these pets seek comfort in. They whisper soothing words to the frightened and timid animals that have never known kindness. Patiently waiting for the moment when that cat or dog realizes it is now safe. It is loved. That now, everything is going to be alright. 

They accept slobbery kisses and a wardrobe covered in pet hair, because nothing is better than cuddling up with a furry friend. 

These women seem to have a boundless amount of energy--walking miles every week, playing endless games of fetch, spending hours dangling feather toys and dealing with catnip cravings.  They have countless mouths to feed, vet visits to make, medicine to administer, adoption events to travel to, not to mention all the pooper scoopering and litter box duty they endure. These ladies deserve some pampering! 

They have known heartbreak for the ones that did not make it, the ones that no matter how hard fought, could not be saved. They were too injured, too sick, too frail, but they knew the love of a mother, no matter how briefly before they passed over the rainbow bridge. 

They have felt immense happiness of saving a life, to watch an animal grow and blossom. Treating these cats and dogs like they are their very own, and sending them off to their forever homes with tears of joy in their eyes. Because no matter how hard it is to say goodbye, they can now save another life. And each and every pet they say goodbye to takes a piece of their heart with them.

Please think about honoring mothers this Mother's Day by donating to help provide care for animals in need.  
1.  Make a Supply or Monetary Donation
     a. We are in need of these supply donations right now
          - Dry (IAMS, Purina One, or Royal Canin preferred) and wet (canned) kitten food
          - High protein puppy food
          - Toys (especially nyla and chewers for teething)
          - Bottles (for kittens) 
          - Litter
2.Honorarium and Memorial Program
3. Volunteer  
4. Adopt

Their kittens have all grown and found forever homes of their own, but these moms are still hoping to find theirs.


Robin is the BEST kitty mom! She not only cared for her own three kittens, but adopted another litter of six kittens that were rejected by their own mother. Just when she thought she was done feeding three hungry mouths, she stepped up to do it all over again for twice as many babies! This super mom deserves a forever home to give her much needed pampering. Lovely Robin has been waiting for her forever home since Fall 2014.
 
Keira came into the rescue very sick with little ones to care for. She is now happy and healthy and hoping to find her forever home. She is friendly and affectionate and will purr, purr, purr! when you pet her.


Imani is a cuddle-bug. While she's not fond of being picked up, she loves to curl up next to you on the couch or in bed. She'd love a quieter home without dogs.

These are just SOME of our current moms and babies in foster care. We have more moms and kittens and several bottle babies and motherless litters being cared for. They will all be looking for their forever homes in the coming months. Please read about Kitten Season and how you can help KAR.
Onyx just recently gave birth to 12 pups (three were sadly stillborn). She is one tired momma right now. Her and her babies are going to need LOTS of puppy food and teething toys for all those puppy teeth!


Momma cat Goldie

Goldie and her kitten Gizmo. This is Goldie before treatment and now her foster can see that she has  gorgeous blue-green eyes.

Jiji

Shoes

Shoes, Victor and Vanessa
Smokey

Kaylee
Lenny and Karl

Mom Pixel

Pixel's kittens: Patchy, Picasso, Pixie and PeeWee

Potter and Weasley

Xaviera. He is one of Keira's kittens that has been battling a bad URI. Now he is finally feeling better after months of treatment and will be looking for his forever home soon.
Mommy Iggy had four little kittens. Three of whom are already spoken for, but her and baby Blue (pictured below) are looking for their forever homes. 
Blue



 

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Valentines Fundraiser


Roses are red. Violets are blue. Your donations help rescue pets, so many thanks to you!


Why buy store-bought valentines when you can support Kalamazoo Animal Rescue this Valentine’s Day?



You can find KAR valentines with treats for you or your pet at local vets and shops for a $1.00 donation. Current locations: Saturday adoption events, Texas Corners Animal Hospital, Lakeview Animal Hospital, Shaver Road Animal Hospital, Portage Animal Hospital, KL Cat Hospital, Camp Ravenwood Kennels, Oakwood Animal Hospital (sold out as of 2/14), Sticks&Stones (both on Centre in Portage and downtown Kalamazoo), Olga’s Kitchen (inside the Crossroads Mall) and Sawall Health Foods (sold out as of 2/14). Be sure to check our Facebook page for any new locations.


We also have classroom valentine bundles of 30 cards for a minimum $15 donation. You can find these at our Saturday adoption events, coming soon to Sticks&Stones, or place your order by messaging us on the KAR Facebook page or sending us an email at: kar@kalamazooanimalrescue.org

Monday, December 22, 2014

Pets Are Forever, Not Just For The Holidays.



Please make sure that you give a pet a FOREVER home, not just a home for the holidays. And don't give pets as gifts. Instead offer to pay the fee and let the person(s) determine what pet best suits their lifestyle and whether they are ready for all the responsibilities of pet ownership. If you're thinking about giving a pet a forever home, please view our deserving dogs and cats on our website currently available for adoption.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Adopted Faces of 2014

Thanks for helping 290 cats and 99 dogs (last count on Dec. 13th, not including pending adoptions) find forever homes in 2014! These are just some of the amazing animals you helped save this year. Thank you! 



View this video for a longer version of our Adopted Faces of 2014 with more adorable adopted animals. Including pending adoptions, we're looking at adoption totals around 322 cats/kittens and 108 dogs that have found their forever homes in 2014!


Saturday, November 29, 2014

Pet Angel Trees and Holiday Gift Ideas


We have new Pet Angel Trees featuring tags with adorable KAR rescue animals printed on the front and with ways that you can share the love this holiday season to help our rescued pets printed on the back.

KAR Pet Angel Tree locations: Saturdays at our adoption events (check our schedule), Shaver Road Animal Hospital, Texas Corners Animal Hospital, Lakeview Animal Hospital, Sticks&Stones (both locations will also have to/from gift tag bundles for a small donation) and KL Cat Hospital, and Camp Ravenwood Kennels. You can pick up our Pet Angel Tree tags at our Barnes&Noble wrapping events on December 5th and 13th.


Looking for great gift ideas for your pets and our rescue pets? Check out our wishlist on Amazon. You can also find lots of great pet deals on Groupon--we can't make a wishlist, but check our Facebook page for some of our favorite finds.  


You can also give back to KAR every time you shop on Amazon using Amazon Smile. It's completely free and gives KAR 0.5% of your total eligible Amazo Smile purchases.

Do you have donations for us? You can drop them off at our adoption events--check out website for dates, times and locations--or contact us to make arrangements for large donations.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Rock to the Rescue



Where:  Kalamazoo State Theatre
                  404 S. Burdick St., Kalamazoo, MI 49007 (map/directions)

Date:      Thursday, December 4th, 2014

Time:     Concert begins at 7:00 p.m.


Join us for a fun, music-filled evening at the Kalamazoo State Theatre with Rock to the Rescue and Styx on December 4th!

Don’t miss out on the chance to win an autographed guitar! Kalamazoo Animal Rescue Volunteers will be selling raffle tickets before the concert begins. Twenty-five percent (25%) of the raffle proceeds will be given to KAR and the remaining funds will be added to the Rock to the Rescue fund that gives grants to charities nationwide.

Rock to the Rescue is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded by rock bands Styx and REO Speedwagon in 2002. They hold fundraisers at their concerts across the county to benefit shelters, youth music programs, animal rescues, food banks, sanctuaries and other nonprofits.

Learn more about Rock to the Rescue on their website and Facebook page.