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Ways to Help
FOSTER AND ADOPTIVE CARE
Become a foster parent! During kitten season, we need responsible, safe homes that can take over the care and socialization of young kittens prior to placement. Sometimes they are orphans that require special care; other times they are too young to be placed and need a safe haven for two to four weeks. We provide food, medical care, and general supervision.
Provide a way-station for an older cat who needs time and love before going to a permanent home. Often this need arises during kitten season, when kittens have preference. Sometimes the need arises when an owner dies or is placed in a nursing home and the cat just needs time, space, and breathing room - and an analysis of where it might do best. Some of our most successful adult foster homes are with “snowbirds” who go south for the winter, but who enjoy the temporary companionship of a lap cat while they’re here in Idaho.
If you have a safe barn and need mousers, and you can provide food and shelter for one or more non-reproducing outside cats -- who are sometimes semi-feral, we can often accommodate you. These cats frequently do wonderfully in such circumstances, and we are always so glad that they are to have a safe Second Chance - where they can “just be cats.”
If you are a home owner in a safe neighborhood in or near town, consider providing food and shelter for one or two non-reproducing outside cats - good mousers, but the kind who prefer outdoor living and limited socialization with humans.
DONATIONS OF “STUFF”
We always need:
BLANKETS FOR THE ADOPTION CENTER! Knit or crochet washable, colorful kennel blankets, or make them from colorful, soft fleece.
New or lightly used kennels of all sizes, cat trees, cat or dog toys, or other pet-related supplies new or used - that can be used at the Foundation, or resold to people who might not be able to afford new things. Money goes back to the Foundation to help fund our work.
FUND RAISING OPPORTUNITIES
Christmas bazaars are a major source of year-end income for the Foundation. If you’d like to host a fund-raising and information table at your church or organization’s bazaar, we’d love to have you. Some volunteers make special craft items - for people or pets - that sell well at these events. And, it’s a great opportunity to educate people about the importance of responsible pet ownership!
Host a Special Fund Raiser. Love to put on events? How about organizing one to benefit the cats and kittens of Magic Valley? How about a special school event? What’s your idea?
Like to Sell on E-Bay? Consider selling donated items on-line for the benefit of the Sheena cats and kittens! We frequently have donated items that would easily find new homes on line; what we don’t have are volunteers with the time to devote to this fund raising opportunity. Talk to us!
Honor the life of a beloved, deceased pet or family member with a financial contribution in his or her name. We respond immediately with an appropriate thank you letter, including copies to other friends or relatives.
YOUTH INVOLVEMENT: Great projects for your youth groups: Collect pet food (dog or cat), Collect old towels and blankets for the clinic, fill rice bags used in post-surgery care, or design and create an inexpensive cat toy (catnip mouse?) to be produced and used as a fund raiser.
EDUCATE THE NEXT GENERATION
Love to teach? Have a passion for education and for animals? We have access to splendid educational materials on a variety of pet-friendly subjects that can be made available for classroom use, Scouting, 4-H, Boys and Girls’ Clubs, or other youth programs. Contact us.
Your financial contributions are always welcome and deeply appreciated. Since we are all volunteers and our administrative expenses are deliberately kept minimal, we are able to put all of your donations to immediate use on behalf of the animals. We respond immediately with a personalized letter of thanks that includes our non-profit tax information. Here are some ideas about how your money can be used:
Sponsor a Neuter - $25.00
Provide shot series that immunizes an adult cat for one year - $28.00
Provide first shots for a kitten - $15.00 Underwrite entire three-shot series for a kitten - $45.00
Provide milk and food for a litter of 4 kittens for 6 weeks in foster care - $50.00
Underwrite microchips (at cost) for 10 adoptable cats or kittens - $50.00
Underwrite the cost of preparing an unsponsored cat or kitten for adoption. Frequently there will be cats or kittens who arrive without relinquishment sponsorship. Often they are in bad shape and need medical care as well as time to adjust before placement, and we will spend well beyond the normal $60-80 required to prepare an animal for adoption. Your designated financial donation of $25-50 helps fund the extraordinary medical, surgical, or palliative care required to ensure a viable Second Chance in a loving adoptive home.
Designate your contribution to the special Sheena Angel Fund. This emergency account allows us to help a pet owner of limited means, faced with a sick or injured animal whose prognosis for recovery is good, but who cannot afford the rapidly accumulating cost of care. Under our program of “Relinquish and Re-Adopt,” the pet owner makes a temporary relinquishment to The Sheena Foundation; the pet is treated and hospitalized at the veterinary practice, where it remains until recovered. Then, the pet owner re-adopts the recovered animal for a negotiated affordable fee and The Angel Fund underwrites the rest of the cost. (The Angel Fund is available only at the discretion of the veterinarian. Decisions are made on a case-by-case basis, in consultation with the pet owner, and depend also on the state of the Angel Fund balance.)
Commit to a regular monthly, quarterly, or semi-annual tax deductible contribution. Designate a project if you like!
Donations in any amount can be mailed to:
The Sheena Foundation, Ltd.
3893 North 2250 E
Filer, ID 83328
No Donation is too small.
DONATION A GIFT CERTIFICATE
Click on the banner below and donate a gift certificate for Sheena Foundation to purchase much needed supplies for the homeless pets in our care.
A Special Thanks to a Special Volunteer!
Next time you're in PetsMart, take time to look at the beautiful blankets in each cat's kennel! Those lovely hand-crafted beauties are the work of Rascal's grandma, Susan Adams, 92 years young, who makes sure that there are always enough so every cat can enjoy one. We at Sheena are so happy that we can make this service available to the PetsMart associates charged with the cattery comforts - and we hope that customers and visitors to the Adoption Center notice, enjoy them, and send happy thoughts to this special lady. Thanks Susan - we love you!