This month, we’d like to highlight another financial award given by the Dr. Jane HealthyPetNet Foundation, this time to Angela's Angels Cat Rescue, a donor-supported, non-profit, no-kill, cage-free cat rescue in Columbia, North Carolina. What began as a personal experience caring for and rescuing sickly and abandoned cats, quickly became the established rescue organization we honor here.
A small, tightly knit organization, their focus is on saving felines from euthanasia at high-kill shelters, while also taking in stray, abandoned and surrendered cats. They actively work to maintain relationships with other no-kill rescues, shelters and vets in the surrounding area, thus creating a strong network of caring individuals working in tandem to save as many cats as possible, placing them in loving, permanent homes. The majority of their rescues are in temporary foster care, although some of their adoptable cats currently reside in the cage-free “Cat House” on the founders’ property.
For many felines classified by some as “unadoptable”, this all-volunteer group represents their only chance of emerging from shelters alive. Angela’s Angels feels that most of these neglected cats are amenable to adoption, given some patience and loving care. This rescue makes a lifetime commitment to every single one of their rescued cats … that they will always be welcome to return, for any reason, at any time during the cat’s lifetime, a commitment that’s featured in their adoption contract. All potential adopters are carefully screened and must guarantee that their new pet kids will live out their days as indoor creatures.
According to the group, thousands of healthy and adoptable cats are euthanized in North Carolina shelters every year. Aware of research showing that feline companionship actually improves senior citizen health, they implemented the "Cats for Seniors" program. Any senior citizens with an approved adoption application and home visit can adopt any adult cat at Angela's Angels Cat Rescue absolutely free of charge.
The funds supplied by Dr. Jane’s HealthyPetNet Foundation will go towards the purchase of a new building, in order to house special-needs cats with disabilities who require daily medications, prescription diets and daily medical care. The new facility will include an area dedicated to fiv/felv positive cats, as well as an area for feral cats.
All of us here at Life’s Abundance salute this group for their remarkable strides in creating better lives not only for cats but their fellow North Carolinians, too.
If you would like to provide additional financial support to our foundation, you may do so when placing an order online or by sending a check or money order to the Dr. Jane’s HealthyPetNet Foundation, Inc. at P.O. Box 1425, Palm City, FL 34991. Even if you can only spare a dollar or two, you’ll be providing much-needed aid to organizations just like Angela’s Angels Cat Rescue who work every day to reverse the trend of animal homelessness in America.
Most especially, we are thankful to all of our readers and customers who, through their personal donations and continued patronage, make all of our grants possible. Your compassion and generosity has helped to bolster this committed network of volunteers’ efforts to make the world a better place for abandoned, abused and neglected cats.