JACKSON’S SHELTER OF THE MONTH THIS MAY IS
Homeless Animal Rescue Team (HART) of Maine
in Cumberland, Maine "The Pine Tree State”
THERE’S A NEW "BIKER CAT" T-SHIRT DESIGN THIS MONTH TO HELP SUPPORT HART COURTESY OF RESQTHREADS!
Thanks also to Stretch & Scratch for donating a whole case of scratchers! To Spirit Essences for donating a shelter sized bottle of Stress Stopper holistic remedy. And to Sunny Seat for donating window seats for cats!
Here’s more info about this month’s organizations.
The Homeless Animal Rescue Team of Maine is an all-volunteer, non-profit 501 (c)(3) cat adoption center and shelter located in Cumberland, Maine.
Our mission is to provide refuge, comfort, and medical attention to cats and kittens that have been surrendered, abandoned, injured, or abused, and to place them in loving homes.
As one of the few no-kill shelters in Maine, we take in and provide medical care to cats and kittens with treatable conditions such as FIV, diabetes, food allergies, digestive disorders, and many others. Through the tireless work of volunteers, we find kind and loving adopters to bring more than 500 cats into their hearts and homes each year. We play an active role in promoting spaying and neutering options, including funding for financially struggling Mainers seeking to spay or neuter their pet cats. As an all-volunteer organization we are reliant on the generosity of individuals and businesses to support our mission. Please visit hartofme.com to learn more about our cats, or to make a lifesaving donation. Thank you!
$10 from every item purchased on the Res•Q•threads site is donated to the animal rescue/shelter of the purchaser’s choice. This month, #TeamCatMojo chooses HART of Maine!
Every Shelter of the Month receives a 32 oz. bottle of Stress Stopper.
Stress Stopper is formulated for all animals, not just cats. It helps animals feel grounded and protected, which makes it great for the occasional, short-duration stresses that an animal faces: trips to the vet, thunder and lightning, fireworks, parties, vacuum cleaner, lawnmower, machinery, visitors and house guests, vacations (if the animal is boarded or has a pet-sitter), unusual noises (remodeling, construction, roadwork, etc.), arguments with other animals, repairpersons. It is also good for animals who are left home alone all day, to prevent boredom and stress.
As you can see, Stress Stopper is an all-around remedy, which has made it one of the best-selling remedies in the Spirit Essences line.
As a shelter volunteer, Joan Laisney saw scratch marks on cage walls and shelving by shelter cats’ attempts to perform natural behaviors: stretching their muscles, scratching to clean their nails and scent mark with paws.
After months of testing, Joan designed a scratcher for caged cats that is sturdy, easy to install and affordable in a tight economy.
Every Shelter of the Month receives a case of these awesome scratchers! Thank you Stretch & Scratch!
- attaches to most cage doors
- mounts on the cage wall to save floor space
- and keeps cage-cleaning easy
- keeps cats exercised and entertained
- encourages natural behavior
- provides enrichment for quarantined cats
- send scratcher home with kitty to ease stress
- add Stretch and Scratch to your shelter’s “wish-list”
- get scratchers donated by shelter supporters
The Sunny Seat installs in seconds to glass windows and doors and features industrial strength suction cups that hold up to an amazing 50 pounds! They help give cats a getaway/hideaway above the floor traffic, which is especially useful in multi-cat or multi-animal households.
Our Shelter of the Month gets four of these great cat shelves. Thank you Sunny Seat!