It’s the eighth day of the 12 days of Christmas!
Now that you’ve exchanged gifts with family and friends and are basking in the afterglow of the holiday season, why not play Santa to a very deserving DC area shelter or animal rescue league? Please, keep the spirit of giving going by donating goods or cash to help with their wonderful work saving and bettering the lives of homeless, abused and abandoned animals.
We’d like to introduce you to Rock Creek Cats, servicing the DC area. You may recognize Rock Creek Cats from our weekly Shelter Sunday features.
About Rock Creek Cats: Rock Creek Cats is an all-volunteer nonprofit dedicated to helping less fortunate felines in the D.C. area. Their main activity is helping outdoor, unadoptable (feral/wild) cats through Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR): humanely trapping them, getting them spayed/neutered and vaccinated, and returning them to their environment, while ensuring they have food and shelter. TNR averts kitten births, prevents feral populations from getting out of control, and reduces the number of cats ending up in overloaded, “high kill” shelters.
When Rock Creek Cats comes across cats who are good candidates for adoption, they get them appropriate veterinary care and foster them until they are placed in loving, permanent homes. Adoptable cats can be viewed at www.rockcreekcats.org at the link “Our Adoptable Cats.” The adoption process includes an application, vet reference check, home visit, adoption contract and adoption fee.
Rock Creek Cats relies mainly on donations to fund their activities. Rock Creek Cats is a 501(c)(3) charity, which means contributions are tax-deductible. For federal employees, their CFC Number is 81366.
Rock Creek Cats needs the following donations:
- Cat food (all kinds)
- Cat litter (all kinds)
- Cat carriers
- Cat toys
- Towels and bed sheets
- Large plastic storage bins (to make feral cat shelters)
- Cages/dog crates
- Folding tables
To arrange donation drop-off or mailing of donated items, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-746-9682 first.
To make a monetary donation, you can donate securely on the Rock Creek Cats web site or by mail to Rock Creek Cats, P.O. Box 203, Garrett Park, MD 20896.
You can also shop online at 800+ retailers through iGive and Rock Creek Cats will receive a donation for every purchase you make.