Let's start a revolution


As one of the largest cat rescue organizations located in Grand Junction, Colorado, C.L.A.W.S. (Cat's League & Assistance of the Western Slope) is an all volunteer, non-profit 501c3 organization dedicated to preventing cruelty and ending the suffering of cats in need. Operating on a “no-kill” policy with guaranteed adoption, C.L.A.W.S. gives cats a higher quality of life through rescue, spaying/neutering, medical care, fostering and adoption to approved homes. 
 

With the start of the new year, my main resolution involves helping others just as much as others have helped me and my family in 2012. One of my missions through 2013 involves helping felines through the collaboration with C.L.A.W.S. and the volunteers behind the organization, as well as my friends, family members and fellow bloggers to improve the quality of life for kittens and cats, and not just in my local area but also in other states and countries. It is my mission to spread awareness of the proper care of cats or kittens, the importance of spaying and neutering, and to change the attitudes of how cats are not disposable creatures. In hopes of changing the future for felines everywhere, I want to create a common goal of guaranteeing healthy, loving homes for these cats and kittens. With your help, we can grow and continue this mission to help cats in needs.

CATS LIVES ARE WORTH SAVING!


If you want to help, please check out the many ways below in how you can assist C.L.A.W.S. or an organization near you toward helping cats in need.


Through this program, I will support you through the process of gaining donations through a safe, secure deposit website in which can be used toward adopting a cat, getting the necessary supplies, spay/neuter or all of the above to make sure you are able to provide a home for a kitten or cat of your choice. If you know someone who would like to enter this program, please e-mail me at djkittiex [at] email [dot] phoenix [dot] edu.


**WHAT DOES FOSTERING A CAT INVOLVE?
When you foster, you agree to take a homeless cat into your home and give him or her love, care and attention, either for a predetermined period of time or until the cat is adopted.

WHY DO ADOPTION GROUPS NEED FOSTER HOMES?
There are many reasons a cat might need foster care. Some of the most common include:
        - A rescue group doesn’t have a physical shelter and depends on foster
        homes to care for cats until suitable homes are found.

       
- A kitten is too young to be adopted and needs a safe place to stay until
        he or she is old enough to go to a forever home.

        - A cat is recovering from surgery, illness or injury and needs a safe place
        to recuperate.
        - A cat is showing signs of stress such as pacing or hiding in the shelter.
        - A cat has not lived in a home before or has not had much contact
        with people and needs to be socialized.
        - The shelter is running out of room for adoptable cats.center

WHY SHOULD I FOSTER A CAT?

Fostering a cat is one of the most rewarding experiences you can have (other than adopting, of course). By taking an animal in need temporarily into your home you’re:
        - Freeing up a spot so the shelter or rescue can take in another cat.
        - Giving your foster cat the time he needs to be ready for adoption.
        - Helping the shelter or rescue learn more about the cat so he or she can         end up in the best home possible.
        - Socializing the cat to a home environment and possibly getting him or
        her used to being around other pets and different types of people.


HOW DO I SIGN UP TO FOSTER A CAT?

Find a rescue group or shelter
near you and contact them. They’ll likely have you fill out a foster application and if you are approved, they will work with you to figure out the right foster cat or kitten for your household.
C.L.A.W.S. supports the mission through providing temporary care for mother cats with kittens. Every individual involved within the program is provided kitten/cat food and all medical expenses are paid for. All of the kittens through C.L.A.W.S. are tested for FeLV and FIV before they go into foster care, which puts the foster parent at ease for knowing that the kittens will not contract such deadly viruses. Call C.L.A.W.S. directly at (970)-241-3793 if you can help!

Not sure you can foster a cat? We know Eight Reasons You Can, Even if You Think You Can't. Also check out Fostering A Cat: Frequently Asked Questions.
                        **Article Supplied By Jane Harrell, Associate Producer of Petfinder.com



Donate to either C.L.A.W.S. with the link below or to a cat rescue organization closest to you. All donations will go toward the cats and the shelter, no matter what location you donate to. All organizations in support of such policy will put all donations towards rescue, spaying/neutering, medical care, fostering and adoption.


If you would like to donate items instead of money, always make sure to contact the organization in which you are going to donate to. Organizations which such policy are always in need of supplies (not limited to bleach, litter, paper towels, canned cat food, toys, etc).



If you are a fellow blogger or independent seller, we would love to collaborate with you in hopes of spreading the message across the states or in other countries. All team leaders are provided with incentives toward growing the Paws With C.L.A.W.S. mission. If you would like more information, please contact me at djkittiex [at] email [dot] phoenix [dot] edu.

 
Paws With C.L.A.W.S. is an online store through Etsy dedicated to raising funds for C.L.A.W.S. and other cat rescue organizations through the sales of cat-themed items for both cats, their owners and cat enthusiasts. Every .20 on the dollar spent on purchases will be sent to C.L.A.W.S. or the organization of choice by those who purchase through us. The rest of the money is spent through maintaining and growing the Paws With C.L.A.W.S. mission.

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