710 Antique City Drive
Walnut, Ia 51577
Cupcake sale! ( get them while they last!)
No items priced! You pay what you feel the items are worth and what you want to donate to help more kitties in Western Iowa!
I know it seems like we go from one fundraiser to the next. That is because we do! Our monthly vet bill runs an average of $2-3,000. While we seem to be able to get the cats trapped and transported and in for their "spa treatment", we don't have the staff to try to work on grants. Have you ever tried writing a grant? I have, and it's not fun. What I've learned about most grant writing is that it is meticulous and detailed and once it's written and submitted, you are not guaranteed to receive any funds. And if you are granted the funds, your work isn't done. You must then substantiate every penny you've received. The other thing I've learned is that most grants want you to project a future project and write it for that. We are in a very unpredictable business. We must act immediately when we hear of a cat issue. To wait is not an option, or we worsen the problem. We must stay focused on our mission of TNR. Honestly, the vast majority of the daily work we do is done by Lois and myself. We are kept very busy with phone calls, emails, face book, trapping, transporting etc. The accounting etc has fallen on Lois too, and Kathy does the face book and fundraising. Both of us trap, but mostly Lois (stinks getting older) . We are still small, very small.