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.
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.
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!
I think MEOW is an amazing non profit shelter. I have only been volunteering there now for about 6 months, but my family has been a part of MEOW for awhile. All of our current cats, ranging from ages 3 to about 8 have all been adopted from there, as well as, family friends of our have been fosters for them for some time now.
I appreciate everything MEOW does, in the sense that they truly love what they do, helping the cats and dogs of the area find homes, but also helping the people of the community find good fits. All of the cats that come through the shelter are, of course, wonderful, no matter the personality. I love what they are doing and what they continue to do and I love helping out in whatever way I am able to.
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 was introduced to this organization when I starting looking for a canine companion for my Shar-Pei. I adopted Sampson from the canine side of this organization. They were very through before they would adopt out this special boy...Including a home visit to ensure he would be safe. Years later, when Sampson crossed the rainbow bridge, I didn't hesitate to contact them again to adopt my next fur child. And that is also whe I became interested in fostering the homeless fur kids until they could find their forever homes.
None of the dogs that are adopted from the canine side are housed in shelters...They are all fostered in family homes where their personalities, behaviors and temperaments are evaluated in a real situation and we are able to place the right dogs in the right homes.
All dogs are vet checked and any problems corrected prior to going to their forever home.
MEOW does a great job of matching adopters to pets
I adopted my cat, Leo, from MEOW in January. The adoption counselors and other volunteers at MEOW were all wonderful! The shelter is clean and smells good. The cats are all comfortable, and as a no-kill shelter, the cats have all the time they need to find their ideal home! They followed up with me to see how things were going with the new cat. They offered plenty of helpful advice regarding integrating Leo into my existing multi-cat home. All around, they provide a very positive atmosphere for both the cats and the public.
I love this shelter!! My husband and I foster kittens for them and over the course of the last 3 years have ended up keeping 2 and also adopted an adult cat. Their staff is so helpful and truly match people with the right cat. I highly recommend MEOW!!
I starting volunteering at MEOW by accident. I noticed the shelter one day, and on a whim, I went in. My excuse to myself was that my one cat might like a cat friend. I was greeted by a friendly woman who showed me around the shelter so I could look at all the available cats. I don't know what made me ask her if I could volunteer, but I did. I started volunteering at MEOW the following week. It's been about 11 years now, and I've met lots of people. So many excellent friends who also volunteer. So many adopters who met the perfect cat. So many foster families who care for the so many kittens and moms. I think MEOW has some of the best volunteers anywhere on earth.
Before moving to Idaho, I was a foster mom for MEOW for 10 years. Kittens from this organization are loved and spoiled from day one. The staff at MEOW is always ready to help with questions from the foster parents. They assist with medical problems, call when it is time for shots and worming. You never feel alone. If a kitten needs medical attention, they have vets lined up to help out. When it is time to bring your little wards in for spay/neuter and adoption, they are there to support you as you reliquesh your charges to their forever homes. I felt loved and appreciated always. I knew my babies I fostered were going to their forever homes and would continue to be loved and spoiled. This is the best organization I have ever encountered and would not hesitate in adopting from them. They ROCK!
I adopted my tabby Neville from MEOW and not long after that started volunteering as a kennel attendant. Both experiences were and have been top-notch. The adoption counselor who helped me with Neville, Jerry, was very sweet and helpful, as are all the other counselors I've met since. The volunteer work has been fulfilling, and it's just great to work with other people who stay far longer than their shifts technically ask for (shout out to Dwight and Linda!). Not to mention all the unseen work that foster parents put into keeping their cats healthy and happy. These past couple of weeks alone have really opened my eyes to the kind of conditions some of these litters of kittens are in before MEOW takes them in: a million types of parasitic infestations, severe malnutrition (ribs sticking a mile out), etc. We take them in, treat them, feed them, send them to foster parents for extra TLC, and before you know it, they're healthy and ready to be adopted.
In short, I have nothing but praise for MEOW.
MEOW is a wonderful shelter. I moved to the area three years ago, after recently losing my cat, and was not prepared to get another, but wanted to get my fix and help people-less cats find their homes. After researching shelters online, I applied to MEOW as a volunteer. What I saw and continue to see is a no-kill shelter that truly cares for the cats they encounter. All cats are treated well and receive tons of love. Their medical issues are addressed, and a great amount of work goes into making sure they are a good fit with their adopters. The staff and volunteers are very close and I have developed friendships with many of them. The evidence of their high quality is that I plan to be involved even when I lack the time, because I truly believe in their mission and the way they carry it out.
I found out about Meow when I needed to help an abandoned cat. They were so nice and helpful that I adopted my next cats from them. When I retired I became a volunteer. I can vouch for the high level of care each cat gets here. There is no ther shelter like it.
I've been volunteering with MEOW for six months and I'm really impressed with this organization. The kindness, dedication, and responsiveness of the staff is truly remarkable.
I have been volunteering with MEOW for a number of years and have also adopted several MEOW cats. This is one of the best shelters I have every encountered: very organized, clean, and the cats all get incredible, compassionate care. I would not hesitate to recommend MEOW to anyone looking to adopt or to spend some very gratifying time working as a volunteer.
I have fostered kittens for MEOW Cat Rescue for 12 years. I am continually astounded by the cleanliness of the shelter, the love given to all of the shelter cats, the tireless and compassionate volunteers and the willingness to go the extra mile for the health of any and all individuals that are under the care of MEOW regardless of the cost of treatment. This shelter is full of amazing people led by Bonne who are passionate and dedicated to the lucky felines who find themselves there. Thank you MEOW!!
I began volunteering at meow this past summer and I am extremely impressed with how well this shelter is operated. Everyone is so nice and helpful whenever I go in. I love the set up for the kitties and feel like they are all very well taken care of!
MEOW is a great shelter! Almost every week, we get multiple compliments from our visitors about how well the cats are cared for, how happy they seem, and how clean the shelter is. This cat rescue and shelter is staffed almost entirely by volunteers. Their caring and dedication is obvious everywhere in the shelter and at off-site events, too. I've adopted 3 cats from MEOW. I can honestly say they are the lights of my life. I have learned so much from MEOW about how to care for cats.
I adopted my cat from MEOW in 2004 as well as foster for the organization. Every time I go inside the shelter, I am always amazed at how wonderful the staff is with all the cats/kittens as well as all the humans that enter their establishment. The shelter is always clean and organized. Everyone at MEOW truly is devoted and it shows.