A Place for Grace Kitty Rescue is a small local 501(c)3 non-profit.
A bit about why I am interested in rescuing little four legged’s that purr.
I have worked for the past 19 years at a local mental health agency in Burlington Vermont.
I began rescuing cats and kittens through clients. I was working with families that could no longer care for their pet. During this I realized it was a passion of mine to rescue abandon, abused and neglected cats and kittens in my local community. At the time our local Humane Society had been closed. Through this I took the opportunity to expand what I was doing by applying for a 501 (c)3 non-profit status which has allowed me to write grants to get financial support to provide medical needs, spay/neuter, housing as well as nutrition to these fur babies.
We are committed to improving the quality of life for every cat and kitten in our care by providing a safe, nurturing home environment for abused, abandon and neglected kitties.
- Constructed a warming hut with 12 kitty bunk beds, in my garage to provide shelter to the abandon skittish kitties in my neighborhood during the cold winter months. Currently we have 12 cats living there, who are fed and have fresh water 24/7. One that sleeps in the kitty condo I built on my front porch.
- We partnered with Guys Farm and Yard in St Albans, to hold 4 adoption events. We also held two adoption events at Tractor Supply. Both events were very successful.
- We partner with Petit Brook Veterinary Clinic. They provide us with dedicated medical staff (Dr Millie Armstrong, Dr, Alice McCormick, Dr. Mike Tanneberger and Dr Adrienne Snider) and they meet our medical needs quickly and professionally.
- Our Facebook page had 328 followers as of December 20, 2018.
- We helped rescue 6 kittens from a hoarding situation from the state of Georgia in July. All of the facilities in Georgia were full and overcrowded. These kittens would have been euthanized and a local family did not want this to take place and contacted A Place for Grace Kitty Rescue to provide help.
- We did a Go Fund Me to help a sweet kitty named Bella who needed eye surgery. Bella’s eye needed to be removed because of severe neglect before we rescued her. The Go Fund Me raised $652.00 to help towards her surgery. Bella has been adopted to a very loving, caring family and she now has her forever home.
- We received a Grant from Ben and Jerry’s Foundation for $4750. To help us provide shelter, spay/neuter, storage needed for supplies, education and to revitalize a safe enclosed outdoor exercise space for the kitties to climb, sunbath and watch the birds.
Volunteers Make a Difference
In July of 2018, I was approached by some very caring individuals who were interested in helping me carry out my dream to protect and care for abandon/neglected/abused kitties. They have dedicated themselves to A Place for Grace Kitty Rescue (APFGKR) and are donating all of their time so that all financial contributions go totally into kitty care. These volunteers have opened their homes to foster and care for these needy fur babies. Heather and Tim Kelly, Deb Navari and Sandy Chicoine are a dedicated group of people. I am so pleased to know and work with them. They make us a fabulous team.
Angie Flanigan is our research and grant writer.
In addition, three volunteers help with adoption events or bottle feed kittens in my home when needed. Thank you, Sherry Meuhl, Joanne Longley and Sue Catlin.