How Your Donations Are Used

How are my donations used? That’s the first question everyone asks about a charitable organization. You deserve to know exactly what we do and where we spend your money.

We are an all-volunteer organization, and we’re proud to say the majority of your donations go directly to the care of the animals. That’s what we know you want. The welfare of the animals is why we are here. Donations are the primary support of this organization.

Fiscal Year 2018

There are no salaries and no board compensations. Our insurance and administrative expenses cover necessary insurance and costs for software and supplies to run the organization. The “other” category includes things like replacing bed and toys, which are very important for the mental and emotional health of the animals.

Both of our programs, Catnip Casa Cat Refuge (the parent organization) and Love & Cuddles Pet Respite Care (a program to keep animals out of the shelter when the owner is hospitalized) deal with mostly senior and special needs animals. As such, medical expenses are the largest portion of the budget. Senior animals’ medical costs go up as they age, as often happens with people too. Our goal is to maintain their quality of life and keep them safe and comfortable for as long as possible.

Your donations are the reason we can do what we do.

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Ruby a white shepherd
The respite care program includes dogs.
Rachel abandoned kitty