There are many ways to help C.A.T.
continue it's loving care of these wonderful cats. Fundraising
events provide lots of opportunities to raise money for various
projects. Donations of money or needed items to the shelter also
help with the greatest needs. Every little bit helps, and it all
goes to shelter operations. These are just some of the ways you can
make it in to the shelter to visit the cats or drop off
donations? Donate online! It's easy!
Just click on the
button, enter the amount and your information, and tell us what the
donation is for!
Making the donation
in honor of someone special, or as a memorial to someone or a
pet? Be sure to give us an address where we can send a special
Shelter Wish List - Many generously support C.A.T. by
donating supplies to the shelter. These generous contributions
of essential items have enabled us to save a considerable amount
of money. We do ask anyone wanting to bring items, to please
contact the shelter since we have very limited storage space
available. Because donations may be tax deductible, we will be
glad to provide a receipt for the value of any items donated. We
have requested some name brand items when the quality has been
found to be the best suited to our needs. (Items in bold are
Efficiency Laundry detergent
Sol brand cleaner
Hardware Yellow Trash Bags
Class Postage Stamps
& Large Envelopes
also set up a wish list email so that regular donors who want
can be notified when we have an emergency shortage. If you'd
like to join this list, just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
continues to collect aluminum cans - The
proceeds generated by this program have enabled us to make some
improvements within the shelter, including the purchase of a
security system. Despite the discontinuation of the national
"Paws to Recycle" campaign, we encourage supporters to
continue can collections. Thanks to some dedicated volunteers,
C.A.T. continues to receive funds from this process. Take a
moment to remind your family, friends and coworkers that they,
too, could be contributing cans to cats. A collection container
placed in a good location could generate significant income.
Businesses are an excellent source of aluminum, and we would be
glad to pick up larger quantities of cans. Small amounts may be
brought directly to C.A.T. Please call the shelter to make
arrangements for larger amounts. Thanks to those who
PawPoints - Several of our supporters have been
clipping and sending us the PawPoints from their Fresh Step
Litter packages. A volunteer kindly tracks them and redeems them
for free cat litter. So if you use this brand of litter, mail us
your PawPoints! The shelter goes through approximately 300
pounds of litter a week, so every little bit helps.
donation - CAT happily accepts all unrestricted
donations. General donations can be made for CAT to apply to the
greatest need or you can specify that your donation be applied
to one of two funds: the Cat Care fund which goes specifically
towards the medical and care needs of the cats, or the Spay
Any restricted donations, or donations with attached conditions,
must first be approved by our Board before they can be accepted.
A donation made for a specific pet, pet program, or for a
particular project (e.g. a building fund) is not considered to
to C.A.T. In Honor of Someone Special - People can be
recognized by friends, family, neighbors and coworkers with a
donation made in their honor. Great for holidays, birthdays,
anniversaries, graduations or just a special way to say thanks.
Those being honored will receive a card from C.A.T. informing
them that a donation was made in their honor. Gifts can also be
made to C.A.T. in memory of cherished family, friends and pets.
All of these special contributions are listed in our
- It is impossible for C.A.T. to shelter all the homeless cats
in Topeka, but we reach out to as many as we possibly can. Each
one has their own story, their own personality, and their own
needs. As a no kill shelter, they never run out of time. They
will be cared for until the perfect home can be found.
Sponsor-A-Cat donations help pay for the care of sponsored cats
while they await adoption. Sponsors receive regular updates on
the cat or kitten selected and recognition at the shelter and
our outreach events. You can even sponsor one of our cats
through Petfinder.com! It's like having a virtual cat,
except we do all the cleaning and feeding!
the Club! Becoming a C.A.T.
Member is just a buck a month! It's amazing how even a
small donation can help us out. One club member feeds a
cat for an entire month! Ten members of the club feed an
entire room of cats for a month!
are very fortunate to have a fantastic group of volunteers who come
and help us out. Many come on the weekends to scoop litter
boxes, feed the cats, and clean. Some staff our outreach
booths at special events each month. Others help us with
one-time projects like helping us put together one of our
fundraisers. If you'd like to help out or want to find out
more about volunteering, please contact us!
would love it if everyone helps spread the word about who we are and
what we do. Refer people to us, bring friends to see our cats
when you visit, and you can even promote us on the web. If
you're taking a peek at our cats on Petfinder.com, you can help
promote your favorite cats on Facebook or Pinterest! Or,
borrow one of these graphics and link to us on your website, blogs,
or other social sites! The more people who know about us, the
more cats can be helped!