Archives for May 2017

Your donation matched until May 31st!

Good news for cats! Your gift to MRFRS’s 2017 fiscal year end appeal will be doubled and will help jump start our new Silver Anniversary “Emergency Medical Fund.

This extraordinary ‘challenge’ opportunity to match your gift dollar for dollar is made possible by a group of leadership donors – our “Silver Anniversary Champions” – in honor of MRFRS’s 25 years of caring for cats in need.

Sweet Bayberry was scheduled to be euthanized by another shelter because of a badly broken right hind leg,
but MRFRS felt she deserved a second chance. Our vet examined her leg, which sadly was not able to be
reconstructed and required amputation. Now a “tripod” kitty, Bayberry is happy and loved in her forever home.

It’s no secret that when we look at MRFRS’s many accomplishments, we do so with satisfaction and great appreciation for you – because you helped make it all possible. Yet, our mission demands that we continually move forward to address the ever-changing needs of the cats who come through our doors.
MRFRS is frequently the “shelter of last resort” for older, sick or injured cats. These needy cats often require costly veterinary care and visits to specialists, constantly straining our annual budget – but we do not turn them away.
With this appeal, we are establishing a Silver Anniversary Emergency Medical Fund and designating 25% of all donations as seed money for this new effort. This fund will be a powerful addition to our life-saving initiatives and will positively impact our ability to give older and injured cats the happy and healthy lives they truly deserve. The remainder of funds raised will, as in the past, sustain our many other effective initiatives.
Thanks to you, MRFRS’s ‘Challenge/Match’ Appeal is the most successful component of our annual giving program. Last year your gift not only helped us match the challenge: it helped us exceed our goal – together we raised nearly $43,000! Thank you!
Because of your generosity, we are “striving for 25” during our silver anniversary year with an amazing challenge match incentive of $25,000! Working together, you, your fellow donors and our Silver Anniversary champions will help us raise $50,000 by May 31st 2017.
We view our 25th anniversary as both a source of reflection and as a launch pad. We sincerely hope you share this perspective with us, and that you will support the MRFRS’s 2017 FYE Challenge Appeal – and become a founding partner of our Silver Anniversary Emergency Medical Fund.
On behalf of our dedicated staff and the kitties and people we assist every day, thank you!