Would you like to help?
Running a non-profit organization solely with volunteers and on donations can be a daunting task. However, being animal lovers ourselves, we understand the need to do our best and take in as many sick, abused or abandoned animals as we can. Since our inception, we have helped over 600 cats and several dogs, and that is in no small part due to the generous donations and help from people and businesses in our area. If you would like to help Furever Friends, you may do so by donating, fostering or fundraising.
Donations can vary from baked goods to cat supplies, money or even your time.
Become a foster home to help a cat in need. There are various options to suit your lifestyle.
Host a fundraiser and designate Furever Friends as the recipient of the proceeds.
We hold fundraising bake sales a few times a year. If you would like to donate homemade goodies to one of our bake sales, please Contact Us. Some of the most popular items are:
Seasonal Treats (Paska, etc.)
We build cat shelters for the feral cats in our community. With time, these shelters need repairing or replacing. If you would like to donate building supplies, please Contact Us. Some of the items needed are:
Straw (for inside the shelter)
We provide all of our foster homes with the supplies needed to care for a cat, so there is no financial burden on them by volunteering their home, time and love. If you would like to donate supplies, please Contact Us. The most needed items are:
Clumping Cat Litter
Wet Cat Food
Dry Cat Food
Scratch Pads for Cats
We are so grateful to our volunteers for everything they do for our Rescue. Unfortunately, not everything can be done by volunteers, and money is always needed. Our biggest expense is vet care costs. If you would like to donate, please know that no donation is too small and ALL are greatly appreciated. Monetary donations may be made by:
In Person: Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text 204-304-9173 to arrange
By Mail: Box 726 Altona, MB R0G 0B0
By eTransfer: To email@example.com
Directly to our Veterinary Clinic: Call or visit Winkler Veterinary Clinic to make a donation to our Furever Friends account. Ph: 204-331-4200, 225-1st Street, Winkler, MB.
Please note: Furever Friends Cat Rescue is not a registered charity and cannot issue tax receipts.
Some of our fundraising events feature raffle prizes. Prizes often help draw a crowd, which is needed for many fundraising events. If you would like to donate an item to be used as a prize, please Contact Us. Some items that make great prizes are:
Themed Gift Baskets
Every year we hold a fundraising garage sale. If you have unwanted items that are in great condition, please consider donating them to our event. Contact Us for drop-off details.
Time is a precious commodity, and it seems that there are always more tasks to be done than we can manage. If you would like to donate your time, we would appreciate it. Tasks can range from driving cats to the vet; volunteering at events; if you are gifted with carpentry skills, building or repairing cat shelters; helping arrange fundraising events, etc. Please Contact Us for details.
If you have ever thought about having a pet, but don't want the long term commitment of owning one, please consider fostering one of our cats.
All supplies are provided, you provide the home and love.
Fostering is a rewarding experience. Being on the receiving end of unconditional love is a precious gift. Helping an animal in need is compassionate work. We do not have a building, all of our cats are housed in foster homes.
Fostering options include:
Emergency - Short notice placements that last a few days; cats that require medication, wound care or multiple vet visits.
Short Term - Placements that last anywhere from a week to a month.
Long Term - Placements that can last several months or until the cat becomes adopted.
If you would like to try fostering, please complete the downloadable Foster Application and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or take photos of the completed pages and text them to 204-304-9173.
A great way to help our Rescue is to hold a fundraiser. You could host a product party (like Norwex, Pampered Chef, Tupperware, etc.), or have a virtual online party.
Get the kids involved! They can donate some of their birthday money, or have a lemonade or pumpkin stand and donate some of the proceeds.
If you would like to have a fundraiser and designate Furever Friends Cat Rescue as the recipient of the proceeds, please Contact Us.