My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Cats Cradle Shelter Inc., Fargo, ND, USA
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.