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Fort Collins Cat Rescue & Spay/Neuter Clinic

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THE STORY:

Hello and welcome to my third annual Saving Pets  Challenge!  Once again I am supporting the rocking awesome Fort Collins Cat  Rescue in Fort Collins, Colorado!


About three years ago, I was in dire staights. We  had a huge overpopulation of cats and could not afford to get them fixed.   Unable to find any local help, I contacted Best Friends Animal Society in Utah.   The next year and half of my life was filled with spays, neuters, and  transports.  FCCR entered the picture because they are a Best Friends Network  Partner.  They took twelve of my cats and kittens through Best Friends, and then  another fifty from me directly.  Yes, FIFTY CATS - I wasn't joking when I said  we had a huge overpopulation!


They saved a lot of lives when they said yes to my  request.  I am paying them back by doing fundraisers like this, and I am paying  it forward by fostering cats and kittens for a local organization (shoutout to Kitties and Kanines!).  Since last  June, I have fostered 33 cats and kittens; since last October,  twenty-seven of them have  gone to Petsmart and/or been adopted!  I currently have a mama cat, her litter  of four, and one orphan kitten.  That's baby Spirit and pretty little Overtime  in the cover photo.  The rest of the photos are some of my other fosters - I  could not have helped any of them if FCCR had not helped me first!


I am often in awe at the way things work.  Because  of what I went through, I became aware of a problem I didn't really understand  before. And because of what I went through, I have a goal, a mission, and a  dream. I want to help expand resources in my area.  They are already  significantly better than they were when I needed help - but if a simple phone  call had solved my problem back then, I would still be be-bopping through life  wondering what I want to be when I grow up.  I wouldn't be rescuing and fostering and saving  lives.  I wouldn't be dreaming of having my own cat sanctuary, filled with cats  who have been deemed unadoptable.  I wouldn't be looking forward to the day when  I am transporting vanloads of cats to other states - maybe even to Fort Collins  Cat Rescue!  


I can't do everything I want to right now, but I can  do something.  I can foster and I can love.  And today, I am working to raise  awareness and raise money.  If they win this challenge, it will mean $50,000 in  the kitty for the kitties.  Fort Collins Cat Rescue is an incredible place run  by awesome people who care deeply about the cats they are saving.  I hope you  will help me help them! 

$275

MONEY RAISED
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  • Linda Murry

    $20

  • Erin Robertson

     

  • Sherri Weitnauer

    $25

  • Cheryl and Tom Perry

    $100

  • Ginger Smith

    $25

  • Stephanie

    $10

  • Marcus and Boo

    $20

  • Tuxford and Tank

    $25

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55% Raised of $500 Goal

The Team: $111,277 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Fort Collins Cat Rescue & Spay/Neut...

Amount Raised

$30,796

 

30% Raised of $101,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sarah Swanty

Amount Raised

$11,916

 

238% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Maria Hall In Memory of Emilia Mira...

Amount Raised

$7,595

 

152% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Andrea Stout

Amount Raised

$7,140

 

204% Raised of $3,500 Goal

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James Christofferson

Amount Raised

$5,380

 

98% Raised of $5,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jane Barber

Amount Raised

$5,345

 

107% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Julie Piepho

Amount Raised

$5,245

 

525% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Sarah McIntosh

Amount Raised

$4,512

 

4512% Raised of $100 Goal

Donor Comments

Tuxford and Tank

Tuxford and Tank

DONATION: $25

12 months ago

Marcus and Boo

Marcus and Boo

DONATION: $20

12 months ago

Stephanie

Stephanie

DONATION: $10

In memory of my sweet boy, Chonie and in honor of the Arkansas 3 that will be here soon. 1 year ago

Ginger Smith

Ginger Smith

DONATION: $25

From all the kitties! 1 year ago

Cheryl and Tom Perry

Cheryl and Tom Perry

DONATION: $100

Thank you for caring for these beautiful animals! :) 1 year ago

Sherri Weitnauer

Sherri Weitnauer

DONATION: $25

In memory of my son, Jason. He was a lover of most all animals, but especially cats! RIP my son. 1 year ago

Erin Robertson

Erin Robertson

In honor of Linda Sabourin (the Cat Whisperer) ð??» 1 year ago

Linda Murry

Linda Murry

DONATION: $20

1 year ago