Mercer Island Eastside Orphans & Waifs (aka MEOW Cat Rescue)

Rating: 4.91 stars   78 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: 10600 Ne 68th Street Suite F Kirkland WA 98033 USA

Mission: With respect and compassion for all animal life, MEOW promotes lifelong relationships between people and companion animals, providing shelter and care for each precious life until adopted into a forever home.
Results: Since our beginnings, we have rescued and placed more than 18,000 pets in loving homes. We currently are caring for over 100 kittens and several senior and special needs cats in foster homes.
Programs: MEOW places approximately 1000 - 1500 animals into permanent homes each year. Adoption fees from $65 to $95 help defray the cost of care for the animals. Donations from interested individuals, organizations and business provide additional financial support. Our application process ensures that every adopted animal is placed in an environment where there is appropriate space, human contact, and a commitment to safeguard and care for the animal for its entire lifetime. Our standards are high. The welfare of the animals is paramount in the placement process. Cats and kittens come from various sources and situations: orphans found under a deck, a stray or abandoned cat crying at the door, someone has developed allergies or is moving to a place where the cats are not welcome. Some come from the rescue community, finding tame cats and kittens feeding with feral colonies. Newborn or senior, healthy, ill or injured, all are welcome at MEOW . Incoming cats and kittens are examined for general health, illness, injury, parasites and tested for feline viral diseases and provided appropriate medical care. Daily care of cats and kittens is done both in the shelter and in the foster homes of volunteers, sometimes involving bottle-feeding orphans, often requiring intensive medical care of ill animals. MEOW provides a safe haven and socialization as well as proper nutrition and a clean environment while the animals await adoptive homes. Our volunteers speak with the public, interview prospective adopters, and provide education concerning the care of pets on such subjects as spaying/neutering, introducing a new pet into the family, addressing behavioral issues, proper daily care and well-cat/kitten care. Each year MEOW is faced with the impossible and each and every day we recommit ourselves to something we truly believe in, the motto we adopted at our inception,"all nine lives are precious".
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Rating: 5 stars  

Although I have not personally adopted from Meow Cat Rescue, I am a regular donor and supporter. They are a compassionate organization whose care for their felines of all ages and circumstances, goes beyond the call of duty. The success stories of survival, fostering and adoption continue to inspire all animal lovers. They have my allegiance and are a superlative example of the ideal no-kill shelter.

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On recommendation of a co-worker our office charity committee had an item and fundraiser for Meow. He received wonderful cats and loved the work they do. We raised $200.00 and brought bags of food, litter and toys in addition to cleaning supplies which were sorely needed. They wrote us a wonderful letter of thanks and were very appreciative!

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I have been a donor to MEOW for a few years, but had never actually found myself in a need to leverage their services...until recently. In our neighborhood we have a couple of local cats that feed at our back patio. One day five weeks ago I was shocked to see what appeared to be a 5-6 week old kitten looking for food and then run off when it saw me at the window. This happened a couple of times until my wife and I decided it was time to try and catch the kitten. My wife contacted MEOW, which set her up with a no-kill trap that allowed us to successfully capture the kitten. We took the kitten to MEOW that day to return the trap where the quick eye of the volunteer who helped us identify that the little kitten had ringworm on her ear. With the information and the help they provided us, we were able to return the kitten to our home where we continue to successfully treat the condition while segregating it safely from the rest of the household. Our vet continues to support us in this while MEOW volunteers have stayed in touch to make sure we're armed with any help or information we need. All they did was reaffirm my support for such a great organization and people.

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We adopted two kittens from MEOW years ago--I really like their approach with both their cats and the people they serve. Since then, I've often donated both cash and things to them because I think they are by far one of the best rescue organizations around. Their facility is incredibly clean, their volunteers are friendly and knowledgeable, their cats and kittens are well loved and well socialized, and they work hard to make good matches to result in great forever homes.

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There are so many worthy place to put your time and money and MEOW is the best. They care. They live their mission.

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As the proud Mom of a formerly-homeless kitty (he rescued ME!), it warms my heart to see the good MEOW Cat Rescue does for cats & kittens in need. Getting to know them through facebook, learning about beautiful Mango and Winter, then seeing them in the MEOW Cat Calendar and vowing to never miss another one of their fantastic wall calendars as each cat and the care provided by MEOW is so inspiring. This year, each of the calendar cats is as wonderful as last year's, and Rumble and Paolo really stole my heart. Although I am unable to donate as much as they deserve, I do make sure my furry son does his share by donating toys to the cats & kittens, and items to be auctioned to raise funds for MEOW. The volunteers at MEOW (shout out to Ninja's favorite, Miss Nydia!) truly care and I am confident that they are what make the difference for MEOW and all the kitties they encounter. It is my honor to speak up and say MEOW is a champion for these sweet creatures and your donation of goods or services or money will be put to good use and deeply appreciated.

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