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R.O.A.R. to Care for Cats with Special Needs

Give to us through Global Giving from 10/14-11/12 and have double the impact for homeless cats like Tim Gunn.

Donate to us through Global Giving from Oct. 14-Nov. 12 and you’ll help twice as many homeless cats with special medical needs like Tim Gunn (above).

For those 30 days, Animal Planet’s R.O.A.R. is matching donations to the Petfinder Foundation dollar-for-dollar (learn more about the campaign here). That means a happy ending for cats like Tim Gunn, who was gravely injured before he was rescued by Purrfect Pals in Arlington, Wash. Purrfect Pals Executive Director Connie Gabelein tells us how our grant helped Tim and many other cats in the group’s care:

“In addition to adopting out nearly 2,000 cats per year in our adoption centers, Purrfect Pals provides a sanctuary for special-needs cats in need of a long-term home. This includes FIV+ cats, FeLV+ cats, geriatric cats, cats with acute and chronic illnesses, injured cats, cats in need of end-of-life hospice care and cats with behavioral challenges.

“One of our sanctuary rooms, FIV Land, is home to 20 wonderful cats who have FIV. Some are long-term residents, but many will be placed in ‘permanent foster homes’ and will continue to receive medical care from our organization.


“Your generous grant allowed us to provide food and medical care for these cats, including Rock Star, Super Trooper, Jonathan Gato, Tim Gunn, Jillian, GiGi, Cedric (right), Night Shade, Mr. Darcy, Tristan and Cowboy.

“Tim Gunn was surrendered to Purrfect Pals by a Good Samaritan who found him fending for himself outside with serious injuries from an animal attack. When he arrived, the entire right side of his face was infected. Tim was very frightened when he arrived, but went into foster care to heal from his wounds and to learn to trust people again.

“It took several months, but now Tim LOVES attention, especially having his ears and shoulders scratched. He is still afraid of loud noises and dogs but adores the other cats in FIV Land. Now he is the first to greet visitors and doesn’t hesitate to hop up into laps!”

Donate to us through Global Giving from Oct. 14-Nov. 12 to double your impact!

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