Cause for Paws

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About Us
Who Are We?
Contact Us
Adoption Days

Adoption Information
Adopting a CFP Cat

You Can Make a Difference
Wish List
Monetary Donations

We Recommend
Local Veterinarians
Helpful Articles

It's Sweet Martha!

This fine looking, sassy spayed female feline is aptly named Sweet Martha, and she began her "new" life with us after we took her in from the Red Lake Reservation in Northwest Minnesota.

While this plump little four-year-old darling isn't too particular about the food she eats, she is rather fussy about the company she keeps, so Sweet Martha would be at her loving best in a home as an only cat. She is loving and affectionate to her humans, so you can sure count on this Queen of the House to be a loyal, purring subject when she nuzzles up to you for a scratch behind an ear or a very gentle belly rub.

Who are we?

Cause for Paws is a Minnesota nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1998. It is a small all-volunteer group of friends who love cats and want to make a difference for cats in our community.

The small group's main focus is helping stray and abandoned cats and kittens find loving, permanent homes. Cats are fostered in volunteers' homes; there is no shelter facility. The goal of every Cause for Paws adoption is a home where the cat and the other family members -- both two-legged and four-legged -- will thrive.

As funds allow, Cause for Paws also provides spay/neuter assistance for owned cats in the community, through its Cause for Paws Spay/Neuter Subsidy Program.

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2011 Adoption Days

To adopt a Cause for Paws cat, look at the list of available cats and call the Cause for Paws voicemail at (952) 259-1483, or visit with us at an Adoption Day.

Our adoption days are held at one of the following locations:

  • Roseville Petco
  • Highland Petco
The location for each day is noted in the list below. Unless otherwise noted, our Adoption Days are Saturdays and all events run from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

  • March 19th - Roseville
  • April 2nd - Roseville
  • April 16th - Highland
  • May 7th - Highland
  • June 4th - Roseville
  • July 19th - Highland
  • September 10th (tentative) - Roseville
  • September 17th - Highland
  • October 8th - Highland
  • October 22nd - Roseville
  • November 5th- Highland
  • November 19th - Roseville
  • December 3rd - Highland
  • December 10th - Roseville

Roseville Petco Location: 2575 N. Fairview Avenue, Roseville, MN 55113, 651-636-8808, 1/2 mile North of Highway 36 at Fairview and Oakcrest.

Highland Petco Location: 2277 Ford Parkway, St. Paul, MN 55116, 651-696-1906.

Petfinder Events Calendar
Our adoption days are also listed on our Petfinder calendar. The Petfinder calendar lets you mail the dates to yourself and other people.

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Adopting a CFP Cat

Things to consider When You Adopt a Cat

First, think about the cat of your dreams. Daydream lots and ponder a little on the personality traits you are seeking and what characteristics would best fit your household.

To get you started...would you like a cat who...

  • Loves to play and zoom around the house and makes you laugh?
  • Or one who is a quiet cuddlebug who seeks out your lap?
  • Or a confident party cat who loves having all the relatives over?
  • Or an older, more sedate couch potato who's seen it all and seeks loving security?
  • A best pal or polite company for your current cat, dog, bunny or bird?
  • A special pal for the children?

Perhaps you seek a kitty with special needs or special personality who needs a special, accepting family like yours?

What Veterinary Care is Provided by Cause for Paws to Cats Before Adoption?

The veterinary care for every Cause for Paws cat or kitten prior to adoption includes:
  • Physical examination by a veterinarian
  • Feline leukemia/FIV test
  • Worming
  • Flea and tick preventative
  • Up-to-date distemper vaccinations
  • Rabies vaccination
  • Spay/neuter surgery
  • Home Again microchip and enrollment in the Home Again database

All additional medical care and treatment, including x-rays, dental cleanings or tooth extractions, major surgery as in leg amputations or eye removal, antibiotics for upper respiratory infections and/or medications for other health issues is also provided by Cause for Paws to all of its cats while in foster care prior to adoption.

What Happens After the Adoption?

Recognizing that the first couple of days and weeks can be the most difficult as the new family adjusts, your cat's foster family will follow up with you to answer any questions or concerns as everybody settles in.

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Wish List

The work of all-volunteer Cause for Paws is entirely supported by donations -- monetary, food and other cat supplies, and time and talent shared by fabulous people. We appreciate your support!

Our Puuuurrrrr-fect wish list includes:

  • Gift cards at Petco,Petsmart and other pet supply stores
  • Good quality dry food (kitten/cat)
  • Canned food (kitten/cat)
  • Clumping, unscented cat litter
  • Cat toys (any kind is great)
  • 44 cent postage stamps

Since Cause for Paws works out of private homes, the best way for you to get good stuff to us is to bring it to an adoption day. Please call 952-259-1483 or email to give us a heads-up to make sure we have room in the car for your goodies!

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Monetary Donations

You can make a monetary donation online or by sending a check.

To make a donation online, you can click the Make a Donation button. Please note when you send Cause for Paws a donation of up to $3,000.00 using PayPal, PayPal deducts a fee to cover their administrative costs which is 2.9% of your donation, plus an additional .30. For example, a $500.00 donation sent via PayPal means that Cause for Paws receives $485.20 of that donation.

Online Donation

You can also donate money to CFP through

Send a Check
Please make your check out to Cause for Paws and mail it to the address below:
Cause for Paws
Box 130472
Roseville, MN 55113

Other Ways to Help

Please contact Cause for Paws for more information about its:
  • Annual Cause for Paws holiday plant fundraiser
  • Annual Cause for Paws spring flower sale
  • Making an in-memory or in-honor contribution to Cause for Paws
  • Making monthly contributions to Cause for Paws

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We Recommend

Thank you to our veterinary friends!

Many thanks to the veterinarians and staff who work with Cause for Paws -- we are most grateful for their skill, compassion and time. We encourage you to support these clinics by considering them for your own animals or by sharing their names with friends and colleagues.

  • City Cat Clinic & Condos, 4813 Minnetonka Blvd., St. Louis Park (952) 925-0035
  • Life Care Animal Hospital, 1328 White Bear Ave., St. Paul (651) 774-6063
  • Maryland Avenue Pet Hospital, 96 E. Maryland Ave., St. Paul (651) 489-8011
  • Midway Animal Hospital, 731 N. Snelling Ave., St. Paul (651) 644-2100
  • Parkview Cat Clinic, 837 Sibley Memorial Highway, Mendota Heights (651) 552-0848
  • St. Francis Animal and Bird Hospital, 1227 Larpenteur Ave. W., Roseville (651) 645-2808

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Petfinder Articles

For terrific help on animal care and behavior, be sure to click on the library icon below.

Some cat-related topics covered by Petfinder's library include:

  • Introducing new cats to existing cats, dogs and other animals
  • The importance of keeping cats indoors only (Cause for Paws strongly encourages all cats to be indoors only.)
  • Litter box issues
  • Children and cats
  • Whether an adult cat or a kitten is best for you
  • Why cats need to scratch
  • Finding a lost cat
  • and more.

You can also call or email Cause for Paws if you have questions about any of these issues.

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Contact us

To learn more about Sweet Martha or any of our wonderful cats, please contact us. We'd love to talk with you about the kind of kitty personality you are looking for, so we can suggest some candidates who you may want to consider. Our foster homes get to know each cat's personality very well.

Since we are a small group of volunteers and we have no central office, please expect and allow about 48 hours for us to respond to you. Thank you!

Voicemail: (952) 259-1483
Snail Mail:  
  Cause For Paws Inc.
P. O. Box 130472
Roseville, Minnesota 55113
Visit Us!

Our adoption days are listed here. We don't bring all of our adoptable cats to every adoption day, so if there is a particular cat or cats you would like to meet and consider, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you! If you'd like to donate food or toys or pet supply gift cards, please come by one of our adoption days.

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Happy Endings

We've Been Adopted!

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