Casey’s House, Inc.
Year End Review 2013
Where We’ve Been and What We Are Doing Now
Over ten years ago I made a promise to Casey as she sat in my lap in the vet’s office waiting for the shot that would send her across the rainbow bridge of life. A couple of years later I reiterated that promise to Eeyore, the patriarch of the colony which with Casey they had created. My promise was to build a sanctuary for older and harder to adopt cats. I did not realize the enormous scope of the problem. According to the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services records 46,441 cats were euthanized in the Commonwealth during 2012. If the assumption was made that each no-kill sanctuary could house 50 cats that would still require over 900 sanctuaries just to house the population of one year’s homeless cats! This of course does not include the cats that were not brought to shelters or rescues that remain in poor circumstances daily struggling for their survival. We simply cannot keep up with the need by putting up more buildings, this is why Casey’s House main focus is now the promotion of spay/neuter. We remain dedicated to the wonderful felines in our care and will continue to provide sanctuary to as many as our current space allows but our strategy is to “fix” the problem by shifting to spay/neuter. We are working with other rescue groups, trappers, and pet owners. We offer discounts and subsidies as needed for our spay/neuter services striving always to reach 100% sterilization of each and every colony indoor and out that we encounter. With your help we will continue our mission to end the plight of feral and other abandoned cats!
How you can Help???
· A Tax deductible gifts can be made either with the enclosed donation form or through our paypal account, a link to which is on our website, www.caseyshouse.org via our donation page.
· “igive” is an online shopping portal that donates a portion of your purchase to Casey’s House if you click on the ‘Shop Online Through IGive” line found on our donation page at our website www.caseyshouse.org
· We are collecting aluminum cans. Bagged cans can be brought to either Petco on Saturdays (by 5PM) or any time to our Bluemont location. Call Cindy at 703-220-9965 for more information.
Upcoming 2014 Event!
Casey’s House will be hosting an event in the June 2014 timeframe for the dual purpose of finding homes for next spring kittens and raising funds for Parkinson’s disease research. Tim Ingram, who suffers from Parkinson’s disease, is the primary caregiver for our cats. We have a link to our Team Fox Event page on our website-www.caseyshouse.org.