Rescue Our Animal Shelter
Organized by: Mary Donaldson
We are currently in a financial crisis. Since we rely on donations to make ends meet, it can be difficult to keep our shelter up and running especially during the winter months. We currently have $0 in our account right now. You read that right: $0. We not only need money for our $3,000 vet bill but also for food, wood pellets (cat litter and heating), our electric and phone bills, and this years medical needs.
Any bit of donation will truly help us and the lives of the cats we care for.
We are an all volunteer, not for profit*, cage free, small animal shelter located in Chester Vermont funded by donations. We serve our community by rescuing cats and other small animals, having them spayed/neutered and doing our best to find loving homes for them to live out their lives in. In addition we work to educate the community on the importance of spaying/neutering, how to care for and feed their pets. Pets adopted here will always be considered Webster’s House animals. We offer support to our adoptive families for as long as their pet lives.
The feature of Webster's House we take particular pride in is taking in cats who would otherwise be euthanized and either give them the medical care they need or hospice them until they're ready to pass on. One of the most beloved stories of our shelter is Jesse. We got her from a couple who couldnt take Jesse where they were moving. When Jesse first arrived at our shelter, she didn't like other cats so she needed to be in a cage. After some time, she came around and had her own room where there were fewer cats. She fell into her role as a transition companion where she would help new cats orient themselves to their new home and help them build confidence with other cats. Sadly, she developed cancer but we knew she wanted to keep on living until her body gave out. After her diagnosis, we had Jesse for a happy. loving 5 months. Jesse is just one of the countless stories we have of dedication, love and endurance.
Another aspect of our shelter we're excited to offer to the public is our therapy cat Merle. She was born at the shelter in November 2014 and developed an infection in her left eye. No matter how much we treated it, her eye never cleared up. Once she was old enough, the vet was able to save her eye and separate her inner eyelid. As she grew, we noticed she loved interacting with people, especially children. Since then, we've taken her to events such as the Annual Chester Fair, Heroes Day at the Putney Library and visits at the Good Odd Fellows Nursing ome in Ludlow, VT. Our ultimate goal is to have her officially registered as a therapy cat.
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*All donated and raised funds go to the operation of the shelter, caring for the animals, fundraising, and the furthering of our mission. We are working on getting our 501 ( c ) 3 status. We're sorry but your contributions are NOT tax deductible at this time.