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.
Here are just a few of our accomplishments for 2020.
- Member of the Vermont Humane Federation.
- Continued to collaborate with the local Cat Crusader Program offering trap/neuter/release (TNR) to local farms and community members who have feral cats.
- Collaborated with Franklin County Animal Rescue.
- Collaborated with From Feral to Forever Home.
- Collaborated with Mrs. Laidman’s kindergarten class from St. Albans City School. The children made cat toys for the APFGKR using the math skills they were learning at the time.
- Collaborated with local Animal control Officers to rescue and foster abandon and abused cates and kittens from Franklin County.
- We partnered with Guys Farm and Yard in St. Albans & Williston.
- We partnered with Petit Brook Veterinary Clinic and they provided us with dedicated medical staff to meet our medical needs quickly and professionally.
- We partnered with Milton Veterinary Hospital and their fabulous staff.
- We partnered with Burlington Emergency Veterinary Services.
- We partnered with P.E.A.K specialty Veterinary Services in Williston.
- We partnered with Dr. Ellen Fosters at Hinesburg Veterinary Hospital for neurological evaluations as well as needed ultrasounds.
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.