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Volunteer Opportunities Available - Help Us help them

Did you know that Siamese are among the most popular and well known breed of purebred cat? And it follows that this is the most commonly found purebred in shelters and animals controls in the country. We are dedicated to saving as many of these Siamese as we can, but without adequate foster homes to place these cats in, our hands are sadly tied. All it takes is a spare bathroom, bedroom, laundry room — whatever space you can spare. We provide the veterinary care, you provide love, toys, food, and litter. Many times we hear “Oh, I could never foster, I would want to keep them all”. Initially, this does happen very frequently, particularly when you watch a scared and standoffish shelter cat blossom into a purring, affectionate companion who cherishes every bit of attention you lavish on him. But you can only comfortably adopt a finite number of cats, whereas by fostering, you can help save countless more. Due to our stringent screening process, you are assured that “your” foster cat will be adopted into a permanent loving household that will continue to care for him as you have. And there is always another needy cat that would be so grateful for the opportunity to move into your spare room. We recognize that the foster families know these cats the best, and that is why we rely heavily on the comments and input from you when we are evaluating potential homes. If interested, please download a foster application and either print out and fill in the blanks to mail it to us, or fill in the blanks on your computer and email it to us.

Perhaps long term fostering isn’t for you. Well, we also need short term fosters, where we can place cats temporarily (i.e. usually 2 weeks or less) while a more permanent foster spot opens up. In addition, we are always looking for people to assist us with long distance transports, both in and out of state. You could be part of the very rewarding time when a long distance adopter and adoptee are united. Perhaps you are geographically located at quite a distance from us. We urgently need contacts and volunteers across the state who might be willing to pull a cat form a shelter on short notice, perhaps assist in moving him closer to us, or holding on to him a day or so until we can make transport arrangements. Publicity is another area ripe for volunteers — we need people to know that we as a resource exists! Hanging fliers, passing out business cards at your local vets office, pet supply store, neighborhood grocery store, etc will help increase our exposure and help get the word out. We can always use people who are willing to learn to process applications — it is a wonderful way to meet some fellow meezer lovers and also help our cause. Last but not least, we need some folks who are interested in fund raising… several projects are in the planning stages but we need you to make them happen.

If you are interested in helping us out, please drop us a line

Donations

We do require a minimum donation for each of our adoptions, but many, many times that is less then we have invested in our cats. Saving cats is expensive — in addition to the routine spay/neuter, testing, and vaccines, many cats require antibiotics or expensive diagnostic tests. MISR is committed to doing whatever it takes to “recondition” these Siamese, but we need your help. Dental work and a blood panel on an adult cat alone runs upwards for $120, and this just one example of the many commonly encountered extraneous expenses. All MISR officers, directors, and members are volunteers, every dollar received goes to operate the rescue and help more cats.

One way that you can help us out without having to spend a single of your own pennies is by doing any online shopping that you would have done anyway by going to iGive first. iGive is a "portal" to about 370 online merchants that have agreed to donate a portion of any money they receive to a cause that you have selected (we'd like to be that cause of course). These are not fringe merchants: you can shop from Barnes and Noble, Dell Computers, and REI just to name a few. The price you pay at these online merchants is the same price you would have paid otherwise so you win by getting the item you would have bought anyway, the merchant wins because they got your business, and MISR wins because we get a donation from the merchant. Please go to iGive.com and check it out yourself. There is no cost to join and no obligation to buy anything from anyone even if you join.

If you would like to help us out with a direct financial donation, we accept payments through PayPal. If you don't feel comfortable paying through this secure web based payment service, please email us and we will make arrangements for you to mail us a check. If you already are a PayPal member you can have your donation transferred directly from your bank account to ours or donate using any major credit card. If you are not a PayPal member you can use the same buttons below to join and submit a donation.

Please help us rescue and take care of our cats!
We accept all major credit cards and
electronic funds transfer
Help with any amount you can:
Set up a recurrent donation of $10 per month:

Help with a specific Amount
Vet Check: FIV/FeLV testing, Rabies, exam:
$44.00
Feline Spay:
$72.80
Feline Neuter:
$42.80

Help us with Operating Expenses
Office expenses (phone, mailing, etc...):
$40.00
Domain Name service for one year:
$55.00

Stuff we really need but can't afford
Email us if you can donate the item or
use the Donate button to send us the money
Digital Camera
Donate item
$250.00

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