Kingdom Cat Shelter

This week PetravelR’s™ featured rescue on Adopt a Friend is Kingdom Animal Sheltera cat adoption shelter located in St. Johnsbury, Vermont.

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Kingdom Animal Shelter, Inc. is an all-volunteer 501(c)3 organization incorporated in 2003.  On November 1, 2009, they opened a cat shelter/adoption center called “Kingdom Kats.”  All cats see a veterinarian shortly after their arrival, and are examined, vaccinated, and spayed/neutered before going to their new homes.

The purpose of the Kingdom Animal Shelter is to facilitate the placement of stray and unwanted animals and pets in desirable homes; to establish and maintain an animal shelter and associated procedures which promote the health, care and handling, and prevent over population and the prevention of cruelty to animals. The animals in their care are never euthanized merely for lack space or because the animal’s stay has exceeded a predefined amount of time.  Until a full shelter facility is available, the Kingdom Animal Shelter operates as a limited access  cat adoption shelter.

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Kingdom Animal Shelter supports spaying and neutering as the best way to address overpopulation, and thus reduce the number of homeless cats and dogs. They hold reduced cost spay/neuter clinics several times a year.

If you care considering adopting a cat, there are many different things to think about. Can you afford to take care of a cat? Will you be responsible and be able to take care of a cat for its whole life, which is usually 10-14 years, but can be longer? If you are ready to add a cat to your family, take a look at the Kingdom Animal Shelter cats available for adoption, including new arrivals and cats in foster care.  If there is a cat or kitten that you would like to meet and potentially adopt, come down to the shelter during adoption hours to meet your new furry friend.

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Kingdom Animal Shelter can always use volunteers to help with many different things. You can do morning duty, adoption hours, or tuck-in duty.  Volunteers are also needed to help with fundraising and other projects. Foster homes are also always needed to temporarily care for cats until a spot is available in the shelter. Fostering is a wonderful experience for you and your family. By taking an animal in need temporarily into your home, you can feel good knowing you have helped save a cat’s life. Even better, you’ve created space in the shelter to accommodate other homeless cats! Your act of kindness is repaid in rewards that are beyond words.  In you aren’t able to foster, you can help care for the cats by donating items from Kingdom Animal Shelter’s Wish List.  

Kingdom Animal Shelter relies on adoptions and tax-deductible donations to maintain the shelter and care for their cats.  You can make a one time donation, or become a sustaining member with a monthly donation of any amount. Sustaining memberships help the Shelter better determine how many cats they can afford to take care of each month.  You can also make a special donation to the Chucky Fund.  The Kingdom Animal Shelter Chucky Fund was established a few years ago to help cover the medical expenses of cats in our care that go beyond the usual needs (vaccinations, spay and neuter surgeries, etc).

All donations to the cat adoption program, spay/neuter clinic or building fund are always welcome and greatly appreciated.  Businesses or individuals can also participate in the “Sponsor-A-Kennel” program. For $250 you can sponsor a kennel for a year-a sign will be affixed to a cage with your name, logo and other info that you choose, and you will also be recognize on the Kingdom Animal Shelter website page and in their newsletters.

Kingdom Cat Silas

Kingdom Animal Shelter also has the very special Silas Series Fundraiser.  Vermont Author Grannie Snow has written two books that reflect her love for her pets. Big Ole Striped Silas takes the reader through the sadness of losing a beloved pet to the joys and comfort of bringing home a new housemate from the shelter. In Silas Gets a Sister, the search is on for the perfect friend for Silas, and Silas and Opal Meet should be completed later this year.  $1 from each book sold will go to Kingdom Animal Shelter.  Just purchase your copies at www.thesilasseries.com and enter the code KAS in the “Instructions From Buyer” section when you order, and you’ll help feed and care for the shelter cats waiting for homes.

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Kingdom Animal Shelter will continue to raise funds with the ultimate goal of one day building a much needed shelter to house both dogs and cats.  In the meantime, they continue to look for ways to help local animals in need.

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PetravelR™ urges you to support your local shelters and rescues by adopting, volunteering, and donating. And remember that spaying and neutering helps reduce overpopulation and makes your pets better family members.

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