Wow - What A First Year
Everyone keeps saying "when are you going to post a success story on the CINDER website"? I've been struggling to decide which cat story to tell you but, I think the story to tell is what we've been able to accomplish in just over a year. Since we started this in April of 2005 we've provided vet assistance to 72 cats and kittens! We've assisted felines in Eastpointe, the Grosse Pointes, Rochester Hills, Detroit and Allen park just to name a few. As our mission states, we've assisted feral cats, stray cats and cats owned by limited resource individuals. We have several cats on a waiting list who we will provide services for before the end of the year and are already planning for some cats to be assisted next year.
Something you should know about us - we work full time jobs and maintain our own homes in addition to doing this important work. Not one penny we receive is ever used for anything other than this work - no one receives any salary from the organization. We even pay for our own gasoline to transport cats to and from their vet appointments. No complaints - I just want you to know that if you choose to support us, your money is only used for vet work, nothing else.
My biggest disappointment is not being able to assist everyone who has contacted us this year - we are trying to be fiscally responsible and stick to our budget, if at all possible. We make a commitment, though, to return every email and phone call and I'm proud to say we've done that even though it is so hard to tell someone that we can't help them at this time.
Please don't think I'm complaining - I look at those 72 cats and think of all of the animals who won't be brought unwanted into this world only to suffer. I just know how much more work there is to do and hope that you'll consider helping us to do it.
To everyone who has donated, thank you so much. To everyone who has contacted us, thank you for caring about your cats be they feral or owned. To Martha and Alice thank you for everything you do every day. To the extraordinary veterinarians we work with, Dr. Alice Marczewski and Dr. Tim Schacht of Jefferson Veterinary Center, thank you from the bottom of our hearts. None of this would be possible without you.
If you love cats, if you love animals, if you want to support a charitable organization that you can be certain will never use your dollars for anything other than its' stated purpose, please consider donating to The CINDER Fund. Please help us to have an even bigger success story for next year.
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C.I.N.D.E.R. Fund is a Section 501(c) Organization. All contributions are tax-deductible under Section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code