Through rescue and education, Calvin's Paws promotes the
adoption of cats and dogs including senior, disabled,
and those with special needs, while providing leadership to
facilitate NO KILL communities.
Calvin's Paws neither requests nor accepts government funding. We are a 501(c)(3) charity and our program depends on your support. A donation of any amount is very much appreciated - and it's tax-deductible!
What does it mean to sponsor an animal?
Sponsoring an animal is a little different that just making a general donation, as it is specific to an animal or family of animals. When you sponsor an animal, you're helping us provide them with the care they need to make them as happy and healthy as possible while they wait for their forever homes.
How much does it cost to sponsor an animal?
It's up to you! You can donate as much or as little as you want! Your gift can be a one-time donation, or you can donate towards their care every month. Multiple people can sponsor any animal.
Why should I sponsor an animal?
By choosing to sponsor an animal, you will be making a huge impact on their lives and helping us cover the cost of their medical care, food, litter, toys, and (their favorite) treats! Calvin's Paws is committed to providing the highest quality of care to all of our animals, and vet bills can add up quickly. Even if an animal is healthy for the duration of their stay with us, every cat needs some basic medical care (vaccines, spay/neuter, etc.) before they can be adopted. Here's what we spend on an average healthy cat:
Male cat (kitten or unneutered adult): $105
Female cat (kitten or unspayed adult): $145
Cats that have already been spayed/neutered: $60 (minimum)
Remember, these are just the base costs for medical care that every animal that comes through our program needs. Even relatively common problems (upper respiratory infections, diarrhea, dental care, etc.) can increase our costs dramatically. In addition to all of this, every year, there are always a few cats in our program needing some kind of specialized care or surgery that can cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars. Here are just a few examples:
A young cat needed surgery on both knees to repair severe cases of luxating patella. One knee has been repaired and he's doing great! The other knee will be repaired in a second surgery due to the fact that that knee is a little complicated.
An 8 week old kitten needed urgent surgery to remove scar tissue from his prepuce (skin around the penis) that was preventing him from being able to urinate. The scar tissue was likely caused by his siblings nursing on him when they were babies, a common problem among bottlefed kittens. This has actually happened to two kittens in our program over the last few years, and both made a full recovery and found loving forever homes!
A 6 year old cat was found to have a large bladder stone blocking her urethra, keeping her from urinating properly. The stone had been there for quite some time (possibly years) when we got her, and the vet had never seen anything like it. She needed specialized surgery by a highly trained surgeon to properly remove the stone. She has since made a full recovery and has found her forever home.
All of these surgeries were made possible through donations from people like you. Calvin's Paws needs your help to continue saving the lives of cats and kittens throughout North Carolina.
Interested in sponsoring? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or click on the pictures below! These pictures are only a few of our current animals that need sponsors, but you can choose to sponsor any cat or kitten in our program!
Sponsor Us - The Feleuks!
When reviewing your donation, please be sure to put 'The Feleuks' in the 'Add Special instructions to the seller' field.
Calvin’s Paws is one of the very few groups that accepts cats with Feline Leukemia. We currently have five FeLV+ cats in our program, and all of them are wonderfully sweet and loving! Mikael (bottom left) recently needed all of his teeth removed due to severe stomatitis, and complications from the surgery resulted in this costing us close to $1,000. He has now made a full recovery thanks to donations from people like you and the tireless work of his foster mom. In an average month, we spend roughly $200 on food and litter for these sweet babies, and a monthly donation would help tremendously!