I live in Louisville KY now but was in Charlotte NC when I first heard about Corky and what this shelter team was hoping to do for him. I have followed Cats Cradle on Facebook every since. I'm amazed and so appreciative of the care and the work these folks do. I know there are other shelters in America that also do good work, but Cats Cradle has been "chosen"! They are no longer a shelter "just in Fargo"; they are now known world wide yet have continued to keep their focus on the care of kitties and cats. I ask that everyone consider including this shelter in your taxable contributions. Another way that I like to contribute is by selection when shopping at smile.amazon.com. Thank you Cats Cradle for all you do!
We went to Cats Cradle in Feb. after we had lost one of our beloved cats. We were looking for a companion cat to play with a cat we had rescued that had been thrown out at a farm by Ada. We had seen a picture of Hope Solo on their page and decided to adopt her. She has been a joy to have and loves to play. In August we lost another of our cats and went back to Cats Cradle at which time we decided to foster Pippi. She was so sweet we decided to adopt her as well. We now have three additional kittens one is Pippi's and the other two are being fostered through Cats Cradle. We are considering adopting all of them as well. This shelter is the best. The staff are all great to work with. Please help them to continue the wonderful work they do. Thanks
Cat's Cradle Shelter in Fargo is wonderful. The shelter is clean, organized and provides a nice atmosphere for cats that are waiting to go to their forever homes. They get medical care, sunshine, comfy beds, toys, and "people" time. The dedicated staff members and the multitude of volunteers are so compassionate and caring. I have had the Shelter help me three different times in finding homes for cats. Very impressive!
I adopted Luna 3 yrs ago. She was 4.5# ( full grown) her hair was burnt off with some deep wounds from it. She stopped eating. Cats cradle paid for a feeding tube also 1/2 the cost of her dental later. Doctor wasnt sure if she would make it. Now shes my babie a hefty 13#. She is physically fine but mentally caries wounds. My house is quite and she loves being on my chest/lap. But spooks when u move or sneeze.
I became acquainted with the two exceptional founders of Cats Cradle before the shelter was a reality. They were volunteering at an organization that provided low cost spay/neuter, but realized very soon there was an unbelievable need for a shelter for the abandoned and unwanted cats in our community. From day one they gave their heart and soul to this shelter and it has grown so quickly to a shelter that has Facebook friends and donors from all over the world, in part because of the media attention of Corky, a cat they saved with bilateral arthrogryposis of the tarsus. Anyone else would have had him euthanized him, but Cats Cradle decided to try and save him--and they succeeded!
One of the best things about their no-kill shelter is their cats are able to live in rooms with 6-10 cats rather than cages. Also since their inception in 2012 the number of adoptable cats being euthanized would drop from over 400 in 2011 to zero. That is quite the accomplishment and says a lot about the dedications of the volunteers who rely 100% on donations and adoption fees.
Because I believe in this shelter so strongly I provide a monthly donation to the shelter along with other donations throughout the year and attend all their fundraising events.
I have been following CATS Cradle Shelter since it's inception in 2012. It's one year since I adopted Warrant Officer Tootsie Roll...and nine weeks since I adopted Lily Pad (Tripod) and Goldie. I cannot say enough about Gail and all who are affiliated with this extraordinary shelter...and how they go above-and-beyond in taking care of all their rescued cats and kittens regardless of them being bottle babies, injuries, medical necessities, or a myriad of other things. Truly the best-of-the-best, I encourage everyone to support CATS Cradle Shelter...including financial donations so they can take care all these beautiful creatures. Blessings to all.
They are such an amazing group of people - who consistently go the extra mile for kittens and cats who need their help!!
I donate monthly to their work - and give more as I'm able!
They are a "five star" charity! They meet and exceed even their own goals!
My daughter and I absolutely love Cats Cradle. A few years ago, we decided we wanted to try to help animals and we wanted to do something local. We found Cats Cradle and began donating money and then we decided to volunteer as well. We've been volunteering for over 2 years now and have discovered an amazing group of people who dedicate their time and money to saving cats. We also adopted our second cat, Nadia, from Cats Cradle and we are so grateful to have found her. She makes every day special in our house. Finding her would not have been possible without Cats Cradle and all the dedication they put forth to try to find every cat a loving home.
Wonderful wonderful place I have donated here for years but just two months ago I went in and adopted three sibling kitties and I just love all of them they had the best start in an awesome foster home and everyone at cats cradle put so much time and heart into rescuing and saving cats and kittens in our area they go way beyond what Most would do
Cats Cradle is truly dedicated to finding homes for every cat no matter what their history is. Cats Cradle blessed us with 3 wonderful barn cats who would have been euthanized by any other shelter. Cats Cradle live trapped these feral cats, had them spayed or neutered and got them all of their vaccinations! While most shelters would charge an adoption fee, Cats Cradle mentioned that if we were able, a free will donation to help defray the veterinary costs would be appreciated. Executive Director, Gail, was in email contact with me whenever I had a question whether it be weekend or evening. Typically I am very skeptical about making monetary donations to non profits and prefer to donate gifts in kind; however, I have no problem making a cash donation to Cats Cradle. This is a top notch organization who truly cares about helping our less fortunate furry friends.