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When you become a sponsor, you will be helping special needs cats, and newborns in our care that might never be adopted. Cats and kittens that desperately need someone like you to help ensure that we can continue to care for them.

Some special needs animals are new arrivals requiring urgent Veterinary attention, while others might be older animals needing a major operation, special food, daily fluids, daily medications and still others that have problems socializing with people or other animals or have long term medical issues.

If you are not able to adopt at this time, an alternative to helping these special kitties is to Sponsor. You can do a one time Sponsorship Donation or you can do a Monthly Sponsorship Donation.

Your Sponsorship would help us greatly with the cost of their food and other medical care.

 

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Meet some of cats for Sponsorship

Midnight Midnight was adopted as a kitten and returned to Cats' Cradle after 6 years because his foster family grew tired of his chronic nasal discharge. Upon return to Cats' Cradle a year ago a veterinary exam revealed that Midnight has sinusitis, the reason for his nasal discharge. He is a very large black cat at 15 pounds and full of love. He is extremely friendly and sweet. He loves people and gets along well with other cats in his foster home.
Meridith Meridith is a long-haired black cat. She came to Cats' Cradle in the fall of 2010. She was 2 years old. She has been in foster care since then because of kidney failure. The man who had her had 6 other cats the he could no longer care for because of his declining health. Meridith is a big healthy looking girl who does not require fluids but she does require prescription diet food to maintain normal kidney function. Feisty and fun, she would love a home of her own for anyone who would provide her special food. She does not like other cats and will smack any cat that gets in her personal space.
Raina Raina came from the home of a man named Ray who died. An inside-outside cat in her former home, estimated to be around 12 years old. She came to us in 2012 and she never adapted to being an indoor only cat. She is very happy living in a fenced-in backyard that prevents her from being able to climb out. Raina remains a touch-me-not.
Junebug Junebug is a small tortoiseshell who delivered so many litters of kittens on the campus of WPCC, where the staff fed her but could never catch her. That is, until June 2011 when they found her nursing 3 kittens in the bushes outside the bookstore and threw a large blanket over her and the kittens. They then called Cats' Cradle. Two of the kittens found forever homes and the third later died from an inoperable tumor. Junebug is still in foster care but still remains elusive and determined to be forever feral.
     
Lulu Lulu is one of 14 cats we rescued in March 2015 from horribly filthy conditions, living in nasty chicken coops with barely enough room to turn around. All but 4 of these lovely cats have found forever homes. 3 of them are highly adoptable, but not Lulu. Lulu climbs up to the highest possible spot that she can get to every time her caretaker comes in to care for the cats that live with Lulu. A gray and white beauty only a little over a year old, we hope she will eventually decide that people are "ok" and maybe she will even learn to trust someone enough to let that person hold her and give her a forever home of her own.
Morgan Morgan was given up for adoption when she was 10 years old (she has been in foster care since 2012). She is a lovely old soul, beautiful to look at but an old grouch in temperament. She likes to be rubbed on the head, but when she's had enough she will smack you. She also wants nothing to do with other cats, preferring her own company, content to spend most of her time curled up in a cozy cat bed.
Sweet Pea Sweet Pea is exactly that, a sweet gray tiger male who wants only to be sitting in a lap or on a shoulder. Born in October 2008, he has been hard to place because of chronic eye discharge caused by allergies. He was adopted twice, first by a young woman with 2 small children who gave him lots of attention, but one day the kids left the door open one too many times and Sweet Pea got outside. He was attacked by dogs under their deck. Sweet Pea spent a week in the vet clinic recovering from his wounds. He was later adopted again by an elderly person who adored him and he was able to spend all day in her lap, just what they both needed. But the day came when his person had to go to a nursing home and Sweet Pea was returned once again to his foster home. Because he is so needy of love and attention, and has so much love to give, Sweet Pea would be the perfect companion to an older person who would love and hold him a good part of the day.
Blade Blade is a sweet old black cat estimated to be about 12 years old. He was living outside where some wild animals attacked several cats and killed them. Blade somehow escaped. He is a large lanky cat, he walks funny, sort of a heavy clomp, clomp, clomp, possibly due to an injury to his backside when escaping whatever creature killed his friends, though x-rays show no internal injuries. He seems so relieved to be living safely indoors, he wants nothing more than to lie on or next to someone and be petted.
Lila Lila is a white with calico markings across her backside, head and tail. Semi-feral, she was trapped by a neighbor with a half-dozen other cats on a farm in Catawba County where the elderly owner had to go into a nursing home. In her foster home since then, 2007, Lila acts like she wants attention by reaching out with her paw to be petted, but when you do pet her she will smack you, so watch out!! Just give her some space and feed her, and she'll be as happy as a cat can be. By the way, Lila's other cat friends, the ones who were trapped on the farm, all got adopted. Only Lila wants no human contact, except as is typical of so many feral and semi-feral cats, she wants all the comforts that humans can provide (like shelter and regular meals). Lila says "No petting please...just feed me and leave me alone!"
Clarice Clarice is a special needs cat because of chronic nasal discharge and because she is a touch-me-not. Trapped by a vacant house where a caretaker was feeding them, she and her cat friend needed medical attention so went into a foster home so they could receive the care and attention they needed. However, Clarice never tamed up, nor have antibiotics cleared up her nasal discharge, so she remains in foster care where she at least does not have to worry about being hungry and homeless or in danger from the traffic of the busy streets where she was captured.
Sparkle Sparkle is a lovely long-haired gray tiger female with white trim. She was apparently abandoned outside a vet clinic where she was trapped and then went into a foster home. Some unknown injury left her with a head-tilt, where she holds her head to the side, and though it looks funny to people observing her, it doesn't bother Sparkle. As beautiful as she is, she could be put up for adoption as a special needs cat but she is not friendly. Whatever happened to her during her period of abandonment caused her to never again trust the human race.
Bo Bo was found starving and abandoned by his former owner. The former owner moved out of their house and left Bo, as well as several other cats, behind to die. Luckily a very nice Real Estate agent found Bo and rescued him. He took Bo to the Vet and found out that Bo has shallow hips, bone spurs in his knees, and severe arthritis in his back legs. The Vet gave Bo pain injections and his foster home has to give him weekly injections for several weeks. He will then need them monthly injections.
Hugh Hugh is a very feral cat. He is 8 years old but doesn't act like it (he is very active and
very handsome). We have worked with Hugh for a long time but he has not made any progress. It appears he will always remain feral.
Bazzie Bazzie is a semi-feral male cat estimated to be 2 or 3 years old. Bazzie, along with Brooke, were abandoned at an apartment complex in Morganton. Somehow they survived over a year at that complex. He may never trust people again because of his suffering. He and Brooke stayed together during their time of abandonment.
Brooke Brooke is a semi-feral female cat estimated to be 2 or 3 years old. She, along with Bazzie, somehow survived over a year after being abandoned at an apartment complex in Morganton.  She will likely never trust people because of their suffering.  Throughout their time of abandonment Brooke and Bazzie stayed together.
Gia Gia is a large calico who wants to live outdoors. Semi-feral but a big healthy cat, Gia is one of three cats who were trapped on a property as kittens in March 2011. They could not be returned because the property owners did not want them there. Gia remains a touch-me-not.

 

Once your sponsorship is processed you will be provided with bi-annual updates on your sponsored cat(s).

Be sure to write your Sponsor Cat(s) name in the additional comments box on the Paypal invoice or on your check so we can match up your donation with the correct cat.

Donations are 100% tax deductible and all donations go directly to the care of our rescues.

Please make a generous donation today!

On behalf of the animals, we thank you.

Email TheCatsCradleNC@yahoo.com for more information.