According to Texas CARES Cat Adoption and Rescue Fundraising Coordinator Stephanie Murdoch,
“It has been said that saving one cat won’t change the world. But for that one cat, the world changes forever. For nearly 30 years, Texas CARES Cat Adoption and Rescue has worked hard to change the lives of thousands of cats in the DFW area by helping them find wonderful, loving homes. Texas CARES is an all-volunteer foster-based 501 (c)(3) rescue group. Through our strong network of dedicated fosters, Texas CARES can rescue cats and kittens from local DFW shelters.
“We rescue cats of all ages, including pregnant cats. We sometimes rescue kitties that have special needs. Like Pongo who needed to have surgery on his eye. Or Chappy who was attacked by a dog and needed to have x-rays on his leg. In every case, our adoptable kitties are seen by our trusted veterinary partners. And this is where donations on North Texas Giving Day are so important as our Adoption Fees barely cover half of our Veterinary Medical Expenses.
“We also like to help provide our Foster Parents with supplies like food, litter, and enrichment for their foster cats. We also have fosters who are dedicated bottle feeders which requires around the clock care and a lot of supplemental milk for growing, orphaned kittens.
“In 2020, Texas CARES rescued 204 cats in kittens. In 2001, we rescued 260 cats. And as of Monday, August 1, Texas CARES has taken in nearly 200 cats and kittens, so we are on track to rescue more than the previous two years. We are proud to be able to help kitties find great forever homes. To do so comes at an expense that we rely on the generosity of donors to help us with.
“As we look forward to celebrating our 30th birthday, we also look forward to rescuing more cats and kittens. Through the generosity of the North Texas Community, we can do that. We are grateful to the Communities Foundation of Texas and the generosity we have received on past North Texas Giving Days. We would like to thank everyone in advance for their support and generosity this year.”
* Photo credit: Jodi Leckbee ** Graphic provided by Texas CARES Cat Adoption and Rescue *** Photo credit: Stephanie Murdoch
Communities Foundation of Texas’ North Texas Giving Day helps build awareness and support for nonprofits like nothing else. In 2021, $66 million was raised through 103,000 donors benefiting over 3,300 local nonprofits, bringing the 13-year total to over $441 million for our community. NTx Giving Day is the largest community-wide giving event in the nation.