These little ones were orphaned at only a day old when their mother got hit by a car. They are currently being fostered by a doting caregiver and have already been adopted by a loving family near Greeley, CO. They are only 3 weeks old now and will remain in CROW's care for another 5 weeks before going to their new home. Excuse the blurry pictures of these boys; they're quite squirmy.
Surrounded by young children for a size perspective
Over the months since he arrived last October and after recovering from the severe pneumonia that followed, Rudy gained weight and grew strong. He even learned how to run on the grass and loved his supervised expeditions outdoors. His running was awkward and wild and more than a little out of control, but his joy was obvious. Always brave and adventurous, my Rudy.
Rudy died in his sleep the night of April 19. We buried him under the lilac bushes, decorated his grave, and sang him goodbye. I'm sorry I didn't share sooner, but I just couldn't. From the start, Rudy and I had an intense connection, and his loss has affected me deeply. I'm so grateful that he got to experience joy and love and grass and sunshine and kitty snuggles and sleeping in a bed and everything that he never experienced in the 8 months he lived in a cage before arriving at CROW. I hope he got to do everything he wanted to do, and I rest easy knowing that I did everything I could for him.
Two years ago, Bob the Maine Coon slipped out of his Minnesota home where he lived with Shane and Nicole Meide and went missing for two years. They never found their 20-lb cat and eventually moved away from their home.
Then, two years after he disappeared, someone found Bob and brought him into the Coon Rapids Humane Society, where they discovered that while he was microchipped, his information was out of date. After checking online for phone numbers with no luck, Coon Rapids Animal Humane Society's Amber Wallin decided to give it one last shot and checked Facebook.
She found Shane and Nicole's Facebook page they had set up just days earlier! "All of a sudden, out of the blue, we get an e-mail saying, 'Hey, we found your cat,'" said Shane.
Soon, the Meide family was reunited with Bob the cat. Isn't that awesome?
This old lady doesn't mind one bit that she's deaf and toothless and partly blind with a twisted paw. She loves to eat and snuggle and purr, and spends every night under the covers in the bed of a seven-year-old boy.
C.R.O.W.'s mission is to improve the welfare of cats and their caregivers in the San Luis Valley, with a special focus on cats who are disabled, abused, senior, feral, or whose humans have become homeless.
The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. - Mahatma Gandhi
CROW= Colorado Rescue, Outreach, & Welfare
Colorado Yeah, that.
Rescue Cats in the care of C.R.O.W. live cage-free (except for medical reasons) in a network of foster homes in the San Luis Valley. We strive to rescue and rehome as many cats as possible, especially those with special needs, those whose humans have become homeless, and those facing euthanasia from city shelter overflow.
Outreach C.R.O.W. networks with other animal welfare organizations in the area to best meet the needs of the community. We share educational articles in the newspapers, keep an active blog, offer free educational workshops and classes, and interact with the community at large on a regular basis.
Welfare Our rescue and outreach programs directly impact the welfare of cats in the San Luis Valley. We are in the early stages of building a Feral Cat Welfare Program to improve public acceptance of feral cats, to provide winter shelters for colonies around the valley, to trap-neuter-release (TNR) as many feral cats as possible, and to help the caregivers of feral colonies in any way we can.
CROW Cat Rescue is a 501(c)3 Nonprofit. Your donations are tax deductable. Thanks!