Saturday, October 3, 2015

Mom and Puppy Naming Fundraiser

Recently, Van Buren County Animal Control contacted KAR when a female Black Lab mix gave birth to ten puppies in their shelter. One of our amazing foster volunteers stepped up and brought the canine family into her home. With so many mouths to feed and upcoming vet care, KAR needs your help! So we’re having a naming fundraiser with three special sponsorship levels. 
  • $50 ~ Name That Puppy Package (Up to 6 spots available)
  • $250 ~ Spay/Neuter Package (3 spots available)
  • $750 ~ Premium Package $750 (2 spots available)
Details for each sponsorship package are available here.  In appreciation for your generous donation, you also receive the opportunity to name mom or a puppy, and you receive some other special perks too!  There are seven male pups and three female pups so act FAST to give them a new name!

Purchase your sponsorship here! Be sure to leave your contact information at the check out.

*** More pictures coming soon ***

Check back on our social media pages and websites for updates, and help spread the word so we can help mom and her puppies. 

Your donations of any amount can help! Visit donation page to find out all the ways you can help our rescue pets, and our Amazon Wishlist to view supply donations.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Shop For A Cause

Purchase a $5 Shopping Pass* from a Kalamazoo Rescue Volunteer. You'll get exclusive savings in every Macy’s store on Saturday, August 29, and Kalamazoo Animal Rescue keeps 100% of the proceeds. Plus, you can enter to win a $500 Macy’s Gift Card.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Black Cat Appreciation Day

It's Black Cat Appreciation Day!!!

We have several wonderful black cats and kittens hoping to find their forever homes in the rescue right now. Black cats (and dogs) are so often overlooked for their more colorful friends, which is a shame because they all have so much to offer.

Each kitty listed below has a unique personality and is hoping to find a loving person that needs. Some are playful and cuddly, some have had a rough background and need a patient person to warm up to, some would love furry friends while some would love to be the queen of the household with your attention solely devoted to them.

Click on the name of each feline to read more about them, fill out an adoption application and come meet them!

Have you adopted a black cat or kitten from KAR? Send us your happy cat photos and tell us how you're celebrating!

For more, read Don't Judge a Kitten by the Color of It's Fur.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

"What Pet Should I Get?" Celebration and Adoption Event at Barnes&Noble

We've teamed up with Barnes & Noble to celebrate the release of the NEW, just-discovered Dr. Seuss book "What Pet Should I Get?"

KAR will be there with adoptable cats and dogs beginning at 6:30 p.m. Be sure to come meet some of our very own Paw Print Artists. Purchase one of their paintings and fill out an adoption application to make them a part of your family.

Barnes & Noble will have special ONE-NIGHT-ONLY deals, story time, and lots of family friendly activities to enjoy.

We hope to see you there! Join our event page and hop over to the Portage Barnes & Noble Facebook page to join theirs too.

Keep an eye on our event page for an up-to-date list of adoptable animals that will be attending the event!

Friday, July 3, 2015

Keeping Pets Calm and Safe During Fireworks

Did you know that more pets are lost during the 4th of July holiday than any other time of the year? Please keep your pets safe this weekend!

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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.



Shoes, Victor and Vanessa

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. 


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: