Working to Protect Aged Felines...
Proper cat care can be expensive. From routine vet visits to bloodwork to dentals, the annual costs typically rise as a cat ages. Often, long term medical issues (such as kidney disease or hyperthyroidism) or other terminal and non-terminal diseases start to arise in their senior years, driving the annual costs up much further. Some pet parents simply cannot afford the cost and feel no choice but to surrender their beloved cat to a shelter, not always realizing the likely result. Sadly, senior cats are often deemed "unadoptable" or "too expensive" resulting in rescues not always willing to pull them from shelters. This puts these cats at a high risk for euthanasia. Add on a medical issue (even a "minor" one), and the cat's chance of ever getting out of the shelter alive is very slim.
Senior Cat Action Network seeks to change this outcome in any way possible. As we start out, our assistance will primarily be provided by partnering with other 501(c)(3) rescues to provide much needed medical funding so that the aged felines in their care have the best chance for success at finding their new "retirement" life. On a limited basis, we will also serve as a safe haven for super senior cats in our area - providing them with all the love and medical care that they need in a quiet home environment.
The path to our long term vision is long, but we have a plan in place to ensure that each stage of our nonprofit lifecycle advocates for and protects senior cats. Our journey will allow us to build up our rescue partner and donor bases so that we can expand our reach and help not only senior cats in our country's shelters, but also work to ensure that these wonderful creatures never have to be there in the first place. We would be humbled for you to join us in our mission to protect aged felines. >^..^<
We are driven by 4 key values that define who we are at our core. Our Board lives these values every day, and we require our Rescue Partners and vendors to adhere to these same values.
We will remain fair and honest in all that we do.
Having integrity means doing the right thing in a reliable way. It is the value upon which all of our other values are built because without personal integrity, we have no base. This means being moral and ethical in all of our dealings, whether it be with vendors, donors, our Rescue Partners, or the general public.
We do not tolerate discrimination of any kind...and we mean any kind.
Although we do not make decisions based on race, ethnicity, gender, sex, disability, religion, or political beliefs, we cannot in good conscience partner with rescue organizations (or members of their Board) that do. We do not apologize for this.
We will provide transparency in all that we do.
There are so many worthy organizations that need your support, and Senior Cat Action Network is committed to showing you where every dollar goes and how it is spent. We strive to be fiscally responsible in all of our actions, and we expect our Rescue Partners to do the same.
We operate with compassion for both animals and humans.
Compassion literally means “to suffer together” and this is what Senior Cat Action Network was founded upon - compassion for aged felines that have been abandoned, and compassion for owners that require support or are seeking guidance in caring for their beloved pet. We are all in this together.
Senior Cat Action Network is being driven by a small team of cat lovers...
Founder & President
Based in New Jersey, Veronica has loved cats since her childhood and that love has only deepened through her adoption of super senior cats.
Based in Oregon, Michelle is an amazing and selfless human being with a true love of the outdoors and felines in need (particularly floofy ones!).
Public facing documents are available here. If further information is required, please email us at [email protected].
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Your donations allow us to continue to help senior cats that deserve a chance to live their final chapter with love and proper care. Help us provide for their care and ensure their story ends with love and compassion...