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.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Dinner Auction 2014 Video

Please enjoy the presentation from this year's Dinner Auction! Thank you ALL for your support this year. You have helped us save so many lives. You can watch the full size video here.


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Fundraiser at Olga's Kitchen on 10/26

Hi everyone! Olga's Kitchen in the Crossroads mall has partnered with us to raise funds for Ayla's surgery

The fundraiser lasts all day on Sunday 10/26 and all you have to do is print the flyer to participate. Trick-or-Treat will be happening at the mall as well (3-5) so stop in to Olga's for a beverage, and snack or a meal and have a percentage of your bill donated to KAR.

 Print the flyer here:

*You'll note that the 
fundraiser flyer is for Ayla and Hattie (kitten) but it doesn't look like Hattie will require surgery as her injury is healing. Plus she and her sister already pending adoption in the next couple of weeks from a KAR supporter at the Portage location 
Sisters Hattie and Harlow

Friday, October 17, 2014

Khaleesi's Happy Tail

Many KAR pets have been adopted into loving homes thanks to partnership with Portage Animal Hospital (PAH). Doctor Helmholdt and the PAH staff have been instrumental in placing 118 kitties in forever homes since the in-clinic cat adoption center began in October 2010. 

At PAH, our felines stay in comfortable enclosures in the main lobby and are cared for by clinic staff to ensure they are happy and healthy during their two-week stay. Anyone can visit the cats during normal business hours and interact with them upon request. Kitties can be adopted directly from PAH with pre-approval and permission from the foster parent.

PAH provides great exposure, especially for the “less adoptable” such as black kittens, mature and senior cats, and those with special needs. Cats are often adopted quickly from PAH because the venue showcases a feline’s true personality. One success story is Kahlessi, a three-month-old black kitten that was adjusting to only having one eye. PAH allowed her sweet and cuddly personality that her adopter, Allie, fell in love with to shine. 

Khaleesi, a three-month-old, domestic-short-haired black kitten was adjusting to only having one eye after being rescued from the outdoors with a severe eye-infection. The vet's only course of action was to remove her eye. 

While she was a little tentative about jumping up, Khalessi was still your typical happy kitten: playful, active, affection and quite the purr-er! But because the color of her fur and her missing eye, she was completely overlooked online and at adoption events in favor of pets considered more adoptable, so she went to showcased at Portage Animal Hospital's cat adoption center. 

PAH allowed Khaleesi's sweet and cuddly nature, as well as her unique and spitfire personality that her adopter, Allie, fell in love with to shine. This wonderful girl wasn't even at PAH a week before finding her perfect forever home! 

This is Allie, Khaleesi's new mom. I wanted to send an update to you as soon as I could. Well, first off, she has a new name: Whimsy Khaleesi and she is already responding to "Whimsy" or "Little Lady." She is having a great time exploring her new home and meeting her new animal family. Her sister, Trixie Belden, adores her. Whimsy is still warming up to Trix, but she loves Trixie's tail!
Whimsy is quite the purr-er and loves to suckle on a bright purple blanket. She also likes sparkly/shiny things (like me!) so she is all over my jewelry and glasses! She is very cuddly and lovey and has been taking lots of naps on or by me. She also has quite the meow! If I need to leave her for a moment and she notices, you can hear her meow in every part of the house. She now accompanies me wherever I go around the house unless Trixie is able to distract her.
Thank you for taking such good care of her, and loving her so much! Trixie and I are so glad to have Whimsy, the three of us are very happy together!


Hanging out with her cousin Tony, her defender (on the left side) and Maebe (on the right).