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Liquidation Sale August 5 thru 7!
SORRY - NO LONGER ACCEPTING CATS.
For details or help, contact:
craftcats@bendbroadband.com
or 541-420-6035 or 389-8420.

Precious Cat Litters

Precious Cat Litters

We'd like to thank Precious Cat Litters for their generous donation of litter!

Volunteers needed! How about YOU?

Volunteers needed!  How about YOU?

Volunteers needed!  Even a couple of hours once in a while would help!  Community Service folks and teenagers getting school credits are welcome as well.  No experience necessary - just a desire to help abused, abandoned and at risk felines!

Click on the "What's New" tab, then "News", for more info.

Please Help CRAFT During Its Closure!

What's going on with CRAFT?  Update.

For over eight years, CRAFT cared for almost 10,000 cats & kittens, about 90% of them stray or abandoned, and many of them from large colonies or hoarding situations that no one else would handle.  The majority of them also had to be spayed/neutered, and many required a lot of vet care.  We tried hard to place each and every one into the right homes.

We have enjoyed the sanctuary property at minimal cost during that time, but the County decided that we were a 'business' (small, quiet rescue) with 'employees' (a few volunteers a day) and not allowed on small, residential acreage, even though the neighbors were supportive.  We would have had to pay around $20,000 to try to get approval, which could not be guaranteed, and it may have taken many months.  All that uncertainty negatively affected the volunteers and some sponsors and donors.  We tried for months to find another suitable location, which has to be zoned EFU (farmland) or light industrial, and where animals would be allowed.  In this very difficult real estate market, we were not able to locate an appropriate property.

So our board had to make the very difficult decision that CRAFT had to close.  This meant finding homes for our cats, many of which were senior or special needs.  We were able to do so, although a lot of them ended up having to travel to western Oregon or Washington, since Deschutes County has no no-kill shelters.  We were especially impressed by Purrfect Pals in Washington, which is set up similarly to CRAFT (but with a lot more space and funding), where cats are not caged and enjoy indoor and outdoor (fenced) freedom, and where no cat is considered expendable; and by Cat Adoption Team in Sherwood and Pixie Pets in Portland.  We appreciate them stepping up to help the special needs and senior cats.

Donate to Help the Cats


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Donate using PayPal.


Donate Online using JustGive

Donate using JustGive.


Donate by check payable to:

CRAFT
PO Box 6441
Bend, OR 97708

 

No-Kill Shelters and Rescue Groups

By City/Area (please search under the name for full information).

Central Oregon:  Humane Society of the Ochocos.

Portland: Animal Aid; Feral Cat Coalition; Kitty Cat Paradise; Oregon Humane Society, Pixie Project.

Others in theValley: Cat Adoption Team; PAWS; Salem Friends of Felines; Save the Pets; The Oregon Cat Project; Pixie Project; Heartland Humane.

Other Parts of Oregon: Blue Mountain Humane; Columbia Gorge Cat Rescue; Florence Area Humane Society; Friends of Pets; Fur Footed Rescue; New Beginnings; Rogue Valley Humane; St. Martin's Animal Rescue.

Washington: Meow Cat Rescue; Seattle Humane; Purrfect Pals; Benton-Franklin Humane; West Columbia Gorge Humane; The Cat's Meow.

More CRAFT News

No-Kill Shelters and Rescue Groups

By City/Area (please search under the name for full information). Central Oregon:  … More

Government Agency Contacts - for Cat "Issues"

Deschutes County (outside city limits): board@deschutes.org. City of Bend: … More

Low Cost Spay/Neuter Services - Central Oregon

These clinics provide low cost spay & neuter services for cats. Bend Spay/Neuter: … More

Thank You CRAFT Supporters - Please Read.

Cat Rescue, Adoption & Foster Team would like to sincerely thank all of our many … More