I foster kittens for a shelter in rural Tennessee. When a litter of 3 kittens turned up FeLV positive, I began contacting every rescue I could find that might take a positive kitty. None of them would give me the time of day. I got rejection after rejection with no offer of hope or help for the kittens. Finally, one evening, I received a call. It was from Bonne Vevea of MEOW Cat Rescue. She explained that they did not have room for my kitties, but discussed other options with me, something no other rescue had done. She suggested contacting Best Friends Animal Sanctuary and encouraged me to do so even though I didn't think they would be able to help. I followed her advice and Best Friends accepted my 3 sweet kitties. Unfortunately, FeLV reared it's ugly head and all three passed before they could go to Best Friends.But, if not for Bonne Vevea and MEOW Cat Rescue, I would have had no hope for these kitties. Bonne and MEOW are the only ones who cared enough to reach out. Even though they could not take the kitties, they were willing to help me find a place. I will never forget that. MEOW Cat Rescue is quality. The people, the care is all quality. I wish I lived nearby so that I could be a part of it.
I was a foster for a shelter in TN and had take in 3 kittens who turned out to be FeLV positive. After contacting dozens of rescues to try to place them, Bonnie at MEOW Cat Rescue was the only one who called me. MEOW could not take the kittens, but she gave me advice on placing them, made suggestions, and used her contacts. Because of her, they were placed at Best Friends. She gave me hope and helped me when she could have just turned me down. She showed real compassion and is truly there to help the animals. I have great respect for Bonnie and MEOW Cat Rescue. I wish I lived nearby so I could foster for them.
I came across MEOW Cat Rescue a couple of years ago when I was looking for an animal shelter to volunteer with. I had seen their information tents at a couple of local events and it had stuck in my mind. After reading their website and visiting the shelter, I decided to volunteer and support MEOW. All of the volunteers I encountered worked tirelessly and truly have a deep love for the animals. Every one of cats that came through those doors were cared for, loved, and cherished. Although I am no longer able to volunteer, I will continue to support MEOW through different means.
I have worked with Meow for years and they helped me out when I needed to have a stray checked out for adoption....I get them fixed/shots and then see if they are tame enuf to re-home and these people are great for helping the rescue effort in WA State...we need to keep doing what we are doing for the cats in our community....until every stray cat has someone to love and feed them.
What a wonderful nonprofit that serves the homeless kitties in our community. They do great work to educate local families about the importance of sterilization in cats and are truly dedicated to the animals in their care. I adopted my sweet Gigi from Meow and she is my everything!
I love MEOW for many reasons. The volunteers are terrific and every single person exhibits such love for every animal. The entire facility is sparkling and doesn't even have an odor. I like to visit to see the animals, and one day, when I travel less, this will be the place where I'll find an older, loving cat. In the meantime, fostering kittens until they can be adopted is such fun, and MEOW counsels me every step of the way.
More than any other rescue or shelter I've ever seen, MEOW truly does whatever it takes to support and keep these animals healthy. Additionally, they also help rescue DOGS! MEOW is hands down the most caring and loving animal rescue organization I have ever witnessed.
I was adopted by a wonderful cat from MEOW almost 4 years ago and we've been very happy. MEOW is an amazing organization that I continue to support. They take great care of the cats and kittens that come through their doors. Their facility is top notch. They also take great care of the humans that come to meet the cats, hoping to find a new family member. I referred two of my friends to MEOW when they were ready to adopt and they also had great experiences.
I first learned of MEOW a few years ago from a friend who volunteers there. On two separate occasions I have directed friends to them when they were looking to adopt a cat. When the time came to add a new member to our family, I knew just where I would go. From reviewing the available cats on their website and reading their bios to the fateful visit, MEOW really shows how much they care for their charges and the potential adopters. It is very important to them that they make a good match. The personality tests for both cats and humans were very helpful in identifying potential matches. And they don't disappear the moment you walk out the door with your new friend. There are follow-up surveys (and phone calls if you would like) to make sure that everything is working out. Have a question? Give 'em a call. MEOW understands the commitment of adopting a pet and they want to make sure that everyone is happy.
We found MEOW six years ago while looking for a friend for our then one year old cat, Lucky. The shelter is such a welcoming place, staff and volunteers are kind and knowledgeable, and display an obvious joy and enthusiasm for the cats and kittens in their care. After adopting from MEOW, I decided I wanted to be part of this amazing organization, and volunteered to foster kittens. The staff was so helpful throughout, offering support and expertise at every turn. I can offer nothing but the highest praise for MEOW and the tireless work they do for our feline friends. They live their motto that all nine lives are precious.
MEOW is a wonderful shelter staffed by people with gigantic hearts. I have adopted from them several times and am always amazed at the love and care they give the kitties. MEOW is my favorite non-profit, and I contribute to the monthly as a part of the Washington State Employees Combined Fund Drive. Very worthy of any support you can possibly offer!
I love the work and care that MEOW does for the cats and community. Their foster program is outstanding.
I came to MEOW about 12 years ago to adopt a pair of cats I'd seen on Petfinder. Not only did I add two wonderful cats to my family, but I was so impressed with the facility and with how well I was treated throughout the adoption process that I came back a couple of months later to volunteer. I've been volunteering with MEOW since 2005. I've made friends who are truly more like family, and having the opportunity to help our cats find a forever home with a good family has been a privilege and a blessing for me.
What a great organization. They really care about cats and do everything possible to ensure their welfare. I started as a foster mom for kittens more than a year ago. I was a little intimidated by the responsibilities but got all the support I needed through kitten illness and misbehavior. One litter pulled a panel out of the closet and disappeared into the walls of the house! A trap and some stinky tuna took care of the problem. All the kitten's veterinary needs were taken care of: the shots, the worming, the neutering, and a couple trips to the emergency vet. I can't say enough about their caring, competence, and experience.
I started volunteering as a Foster Mom for kittens last Fall. Since then I have had four adorable groups of kittens to love and prepare for their forever homes. The staff at MEOW could not be more professional or helpful, even when I called really, really early in the morning worried about a sick kitten. They helped me with all kinds of challenges, from sick babies to teaching the really young kitties how to eat, to trapping escapees, to dealing with litterbox issues. What a great group of people to work with!
We had a horrible experience yesterday September 21, at Meow Cat Rescue. We came in on Srptember 20 about 4:30 and worked with a volunteer on our application. She had some questions but said we just needed an FIV test for our current cat prior to being able to adopt the cat we wanted. So I turned my schedule upside down to accommodate getting this test done for my cat since my three boys were so excited to adopt this cat. Our cat tested negative and did not have FIV. We were excited and went back to get the cat. Upon arrival we had a different volunteer help us. She proceeded to rereview the application. I said, why are we rereviewing the application we were told that the only thing we needed to do was the costly FIV test? She was like oh no, no it's not approved. She proceeded to grill me over the fact that we kept the cat litter in the garage. I told her I would not move the cat litter into the house that they would have to access it through the garage. She and her supervisor Marnie refused the application. It was absolutely devastating to my children. We got in the car and their were tears, hyperventilating, and uncontrolled sobs. It broke my heart! How unfair! I would have never returned a second day to get the cat if they had been honest in their application process. They said I only needed one further test, the FIV results. I was honest with them about the garage but they were not honest with me! Also, my kids overheard another adoption on the 21st of Septembet where the new owners cats would also have access to the garage and they got to adopt their cats but we didn't. Also, I called to speak with the director twice but haven't received a call back yet.
We extend our deepest apologies for KISmith’s bad experience at MEOW Cat Rescue on September 21, 2016. MEOW adopts to indoor only homes. This family had the unfortunate experience of losing a cat due to access through the garage, where the litter box was kept. While they insisted that the remaining cat no longer tries to go outside, we did request that he be tested for FIV/FeLV before adopting a new cat into the home. The family complied. However, when they came back to adopt, it became clear that the litter box would not be moved indoors, so there would be no way to prevent another cat from bolting when the garage door opens, and potentially another loss. As for the kids’ overhearing discussion of another adoption in which the cats would have access to the garage, we were unable to identify such a case, but it is possible that such an adoption would be allowed, provided the garage was secure from access to the outdoors. Our Executive Director did return the call on the following day, and she reports that after extending our sincere apologies that our Adoption Counselor hadn’t identified and explained our differences sooner, they had a very cordial conversation. While we were unable to do an adoption into the Smith’s home unless they agreed to change the configuration of their garage/litterbox situation, we do sincerely apologize for the unhappy experience. We regret that the process had progressed so far before being denied due to the potential for outdoor access. Many other organizations have less strict indoor policies and we’re certain the Smiths will find a good match for their family and a friend for their remaining cat.
I adopted Samson (Gonzo) and Brill (Bruno) from MEOW 5 years ago. One of the neat things about MEOW is that they try to keep bonded pairs together. Samson (near my lap) and Brill (near my feet) love to be together. They sleep together and play together. I have another cat (in the background) and they get along with her, but I can definitely see the difference having "the twins". I appreciate the love and attention MEOW shows to their kitties and have stopped by the shelter on occasion with support. They are committed and loving and a real benefit to Kirkland. They jumped into situations that others would run from. They are a respected part of our community!
I was looking for a companion for my cat 11 years ago when I decided to try looking at Meow since I had just moved to Kirkland. Usually it is very hard for me to go to shelters as the animals all are so scared and it breaks my heart to leave any of them. Meow is the only one I have ever gone to that the animals were so cared for and loved that they looked relaxed and happy. I had a wonderful lady who sat in a room full of cats in the visiting room with me and let me interact with them before finally giving me a recommendation on one little tabby with a manx tail that she thought would be perfect for me and my cat. Minnie got in my lap and settled down purring and I knew she was the one. I have recommended them to many people looking for pets since and every time I look at Minnie I am so grateful I went into their door and gave them a try. I donate to the shelter every year and hoping to be able to volunteer there when I retire. Love Meow
I was looking for a companion for my older male cat 10 years ago. We had recently lost his brother and he was very lonely. I went to Meow as I had recently moved to Kirkland and was so amazed. I have always gotten rescue cats and normally am in tears by the time I leave the shelters, didn't want to leave any cats behind . I know they all do there best to take great care of the animals and find them homes but it would break my heart to go. Meow was such a breath of fresh air! The cats all looked happy, they have play rooms where they get out and can interact with other cats and people. And that is where I found my Minnie. I was sitting on the floor and visiting all the cats and kittens and one of the wonderful people who work there pointed her out to me and said if she was looking for one, Minnie (then Patsy) was the one she would take. She came over and sat in my lap and the rest is history. I love her to death and she will always have a forever home with me.
MEOW is a member of the Community Cat Coalition and they work very hard with people who do rescue work with our community cats to help them place kittens and social cats that are trapped in feral colonies. I've found their leadership, staff, and volunteers to be very caring and willing to go above and beyond to help all of the cats and kittens that come to be in their care.
Thank You Meow rescue, I did not know what kind of Rescue place I was going into, Never adopted a Cat before so did Not know what to Expect, When I Walked into Meow Rescue, Everyone was So friendly and Helpful, It's a Very Clean and a Beautiful Facility and they have Kitty rooms for You and That Special Little Person in fur can go bond and See if Your right for each other, the rooms are all very Nice and there's So Many Beautiful Cats and Kittens to Pick from,it's hard to Chose Just One, Thank You Meow Rescue for Your beautiful Facility and for all Your Friendly Staff, I am Very Pleased all around with My Experience there, and I Left with a Beautiful Little Person in Fur!
MEOW is full of great people doing wonderful things for the cats (and dogs) of the world. Their facility is basically a resort for cats, making life for their residents (especially the long term ones) very nice. We adopted our senior cat from MEOW, and will definitely go back in the future.
This is the most wonderful, caring cat rescue. My friend adopted a kitten from them 11 years ago and over time became more and more disabled and was just recently unable to care for a cat. Rather than pass her from person to person, never knowing if she had her forever (again) home at the age of 11, Meow took her back with them. She may or may not get adopted since she is a wonderful but elderly cat, but my friend and the rest of us rest easy that she will have a loving, caring home with lots of toys for the rest of her life if no adopter finds her. Thank goodness for those fabulous people at Meow!
Adopted a cat from this wonderful cat shelter 1 1/2 years ago. They did such a great job with figuring out what cat matched us based on the information we filled out. We were thinking of a pair of kittens but was recommended a young adult cat who matched exactly what we had checked on the form! The adoption counselor showed us a cat that we somehow hadn't even noticed. He's been perfect for us and the process was amazing. I learned so much! The great thing about adopting an adult cat is you know the cat's personality- highly recommend this and am thankful for them for teaching us that and bringing us together! Can't imagine life without our MEOW kitty!