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Nonprofit Overview

Mission: Our mission is to create a more humane and compassionate world one cat at a time. We rescue, care for, protect, and place cats for adoption in loving lifelong homes, and work to prevent abuse, neglect and cruelty to animals by educating the citizens of our community in the proper and humane care of not only cats, but all animals.”

Results: Prior to Cats Cradle Shelter opeining in 2012, there were HUNDREDS upon HUNDREDS of healthy, adoptable cats and kitten being euthanized in the 3 city pounds because there was no place for them to go. The euthanasia rate immediately dropped to Zero and for the past 4 years it has remained at ZERO. Our focus is to help acheive a no-kill nation. Direct donations can be mailed to: Cats Cradle Shelter, 9-Ninth St. So., Fargo, ND 58103 or online at www.catscradleshelter.org/donate

Target demographics: Rescue, shelter, and find loving homes for thousands of lost, abandoned, abused and neglected cats and kittens.

Direct beneficiaries per year: In 2015 we rescued 524 cats and kittens and completed 525 adoptions. We also helped many other rescues by donating food, accepting animals in need of medical care from other rescues.

Geographic areas served: Fargo, North Dakota

Programs: Since our inception, Cats Cradle Shelter has completed nearly 2000 adoptions. All of these had complete veterinarian services, including felv/fiv testing, vaccinations, spay/neuter and vaccinations. All intact cats had spay/neuter procedures done. We continued the renovations to our individual community-style rooms our rescue cats reside in. We were featured in many radio, magazine, newspaper and television presentations.

Community Stories

19 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Sheila73

Donor

Rating: 5

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!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I'm from out of state and follow Cats Cradle on Facebook since seeing the great work they did with Corky. The dedicated volunteers show us the best of what human beings are capable of in taking care of the most helpless - as well as others who come into their care. I am happy to support this shelter from afar. They use their funds wisely, are accountable and responsive, and most dedicated.

Susan504

Client Served

Rating: 5

We lost our cat four years ago to an illness and she had been a rescue. When we were ready to adopt again we went to Cats's Cradle. We were warmly greeted by Gail who gave us a tour and introduced some of the cats. The cats were free to roam in their room and looked happy and healthy. Gail showed a beautiful long haired calico, now named Callie, who has been with us for four years. CC assists cats with medical conditions, has foster homes for several cats and kittens and provides a warm safe environment until they are adopted. We can't say enough good things about Cat's Cradle!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Working with city and county impounds, we would be lost if it were not for a caring group of people to help these lost kitties find new forever homes. They treat each cat like they are their own and do whatever it takes to help them live happy fulfilling healthy lives. They are a blessing in our community.

April O.

Donor

Rating: 5

Cats Cradle is the definition of a great non-profit. They go above and beyond to help animals in our surrounding communities, taking on the toughest and most expensive cases. Their stories are touching, heartbreaking and heartwarming, and they have a community of followers from around the world based on the great work they do. Check them out in Fargo to follow the amazing animals they have and the amazing people that volunteer there.

DM D.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

CATS Cradle Shelter is top notch. They have a rescue history that is beyond compare. Here is a record for you: In 2015 they took in every cat or kitten in Fargo for a total of 525 animals (NO MATTER WHAT THE ANIMALS CONDITION OR MEDICAL COST) and guess what---524 of them were adopted out. They are very careful with all the adoptions to make sure it is a good fit for the cat and new family. Their medical costs for 2015 were $71,487.40 and they raised all of it and more for feed, litter and overhead for a completely volunteer staffed shelter. These folks are AMAZING and sure could use the money to help even more. They are so dedicated-bless them.

Eileen A.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My sister who lives out in the country seems to get stray cats. This past month a young cat came into her yard, scared, stragly looking and starving. She has been taking care of it and is looking a lot better. It really is a very beautiful cat but scared yet of people. As winter is approaching she plans on trapping it and bringing her into Fargo. I sent a email to Cat's Cradle Shelter and they will be looking for her.
I have donationed to their 12x12 program for years. They do the most amazing work and aren't hesitant about taking on the tough cases.
They are just the most amazing people you can find.

2 Kyra3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been fostering cats and kittens for cats cradle for about 2 years, and I have adopted 2 cats through them. The women who work through this company are amazing, hard working and the strongest kick ass cat ladies I have ever met. They are the best I'm sure in this business.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I got my little Kate from Cat's Cradle about a year ago. The staff was so helpful and extremely knowledgeable about each of the animals. I would recommend this place to anyone looking to adopt a cat. They do great work here.