Happy New Year! From all of us at Salem Friends of Felines!
We wanted to thank you all for your support and generosity this year. The word unprecedented has been used a lot this year. There have been many changes and challenges in 2020. COVID-19 requirements/shutdowns, Veterinary clinics shut down, and wildfires really threw us all for a loop! We just want to say thank you again while we all found our new normal. Pivoting from an in person (we miss you all!) adoption center to appointment only was difficult. But you all stuck with us as we all learned how to do more in a virtual world. You gave us grace when we needed it and came out in drove to support us in any way you could. You all sent packages every day during our Kitten Shower this summer! We could not have had a better kitten season! Your gifts helped our Fosters with all their supplies. It was a crazy season this year! It seemed like we were getting calls daily about pregnant mamas and abandoned kittens.
A big thank you to our Thrift Store shoppers! Thank you for coming back to support us even when things were so uncertain. Thank you for shopping our eBay Store and online sites. Thank you for all the bottles and cans! We were able to turn them into cash for cats to the tune of $10,000.00, that a lot of kibble!
Thank you for supporting us through our new online fundraising. I hope you all got your cat calendar! It was such a fun event we will definitely be doing another in 2021. We all missed out on our cat party this year. We are hoping to be back in person next fall for our 16th annual Paws and Purrsonality Auction.
Thank you, Purple Paw Circle members, for your monthly contributions - you are our backbone throughout the year. Thank you to ALL our donors as you have helped us sustain our programs. We were able to issue 1725 Low cost spay/neuter vouchers this year. Help with food and other supplies for the people who were affected by the wildfires. Help supply cat food and litter to community members in need. Supply and support our fosters with caring for over 700 mamas and kittens this season. Care and housing of the 1075 cats that found their forever homes!
Thank you, our community members who always answer our call. We can not do this without you! Thank you Volunteers and Fosters for all your time and effort. You keep our organization humming!
Here is to a Happy New Year!
Karla, Nicole, Sandra and Abby
Your thankful Board of Directors