Follow driver Nicole Jacque as she drives race car Team SNAP Cats in her quest for the checkered flag. Her schedule will be posted shortly, with results added after each race.
Help support SNAP Cats by donating based on Nicole's finishes. Pledge to donate an set amount for a first place, second place or third place finish. All donations go into the SNAP Cats medical fund. Thanks!
FOLLOW OUR RESCUE OF MR. JEREMY FISHER FROM CAIRO!
This is Mr. Jeremy Fisher. He will be arriving at SNAP Cats from Cairo, Egypt, on June 5th. Jeremy (Jerry) has mobility issues in his rear legs. It looks as if he’s swimming (hence the name, Mr. Jeremy Fisher).
FOLLOW OUR RESCUE OF GINGIE FROM KUWAIT!
OUR RESCUE OF FIVE SPECIAL NEEDS KITTENS FROM LEBANON!
OUR RESCUE OF LIVINGSTONE FROM MOZAMBIQUE, AFRICA!
SNAP CATS RESCUES KITTEN WITH MODERATE+ CH FROM LOS ANGELES HIGH KILL SHELTER
Networking with their southern California contacts, SNAP Cats rescued three month-old kitten Andi, who has moderate+ cerebellar hypoplasia (CH). Andi would've been euthanized due to her condition. As you can see below, Andi is full of life (and very hungry). Thanks again to Pilots N Paws, especially Pilkot maurice, for flying little Andi to safety.
LIVE STREAMING FROM SNAP CATS
In addition to our four webcams powered by MeShare, we've added a new camera and service in our kitten room. Click on the picture below to watch our kitties live and with sound on LiveStream.
PLEASE NOTE: You have to register with LiveStream to watch, but it's a free service.
SNAP CATS HAS A NEW HOME
After almost three years of searching for the perfect location for the new home of SNAP Cats, Founder/Executive Director Darryl Roberts finally signed a deal on a house in Santa Rosa, CA.
“We were looking for something extremely special; a home that fits our organization, our goals and our special needs cats,” says Roberts. “I was starting to think it didn’t exist. Then I came across this 1900s school house with an additional extra large room added on. We have 1900 square feet that can be divided into two large sections: one for younger cats and one for older cats. It‘s the perfect setup for SNAP Cats.”
The house, which is situated on 2.25 acres off of Petaluma Hill Road, also presents SNAP cats the opportunity of rescuing FeLV+ cats, which is the goal Roberts set from the beginning.
“Too many FeLV+ cats are euthanized because there are so few rescues/sanctuaries that can take them,” Roberts explains. We had to relocate two FeLV+ cats to Walla Walla WA this part year because we didn’t have the proper setup in our old facility. Now we have a totally separate room that we can house FeLV+ cats, giving visitors a chance to see and interact with them while keeping our general population safe and healthy.”
Once the new home has completed renovation, Roberts expects to double the number of special needs cats that SNAP Cats can rescue.
“There will never be enough room to save every special needs cat. But we can certainly help more now that we have a bigger home. And with more visibility to the general public we should see an increase in adoptions and fosters. It’s a win-win for us, our cats and the community.”
Visiting SNAP Cats is currently by appointment only. Starting February 1, 2016, regular visiting hours will be set. The facility is offers free wifi, coffee, tea and all the love special needs cats can offer.
“We want to make our home as comfortable and inviting as possible,” Roberts explains. “We want you to see our cats in a home-like environment so you’ll get a better idea what they’ll be like in your home. Sip some coffee and/or tea, sit back, relax, check email and make yourself right at home. Maybe one of our special cats will cuddle in your lap to keep you company.”
For more information on SNAP Cats’ new home contact Darryl. Thanks.
SNAP CATS (AGAIN) RECEIVES $200 DONATION FROM SUMMIT STATE BANK
For the second year in a row SNAP Cats was voted the "top" non-profit at the Summit State Bank Healdsburg Business Fair vote-off. Three non-profits competed for the $200 prize and SNAP Cats walked away with the check. Thank you Summit State Bank for your generous donation and thank you to everyone who voted for us! (Oh, and if you're wondering about the costumes, we just happened to catch "The Vine Girls" at our Summit State bank branch in Healdsburg. It is halloween weekend after all!)
SNAP CATS RAISES $1,100 AT MONTGOMERY VILLAGE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
As the sole beneficiary of all beverage sales, SNAP Cats raised more than $1,100 at the Summer Concert Series hosted by Montgomery Village (Santa Rosa). We couldn't have done it with out the help from those pictured above (left to right): Michael, Darryl, Patti and Janice. They were awesome. Thank you!
GRACE IS READY FOR ADOPTION!
On August 17th, SNAP Cats rescued Grace, a two year-old DMH Tabby, from the san Francisco ACC where she was admitted with a broken pelvis in two locations, and neurological damage where she dragged her back legs. Through generous donations, SNAP Cats was able to care for Grace. We entrusted our uber tech team lead by Dr. Erin Bennett to nurse Grace back to health. And they did! Grace is now a healthy, happy cat and ready for adoption!
If you're interested in adopting Grace please email Darryl: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SNAP CATS' FOUNDER/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR DARRYL ROBERTS ON RESCUE
This segment is from the forthcoming yet untitled documentary on the rescue of Dmitri, a special needs cat that beat all the odds. A full-length documentary on Dmitri's rescue will be available shortly. For more information and/or more video and pictures from this journey please contact Darryl. Thanks.
SNAP CATS RESCUES SPECIAL NEEDS KITTEN FROM HIGH-KILL SHELTER
Through a network of rescues (SNAP Cats, Kitten Rescue LA, and Ziggy and Friends Cat Rescue), volunteers, pilots and animal welfare advocates, SNAP Cats rescued a kitten with severely deformed rear legs along with her sister from the high-kill Downey Animal Shelter (CA). The kittens, now named Leia (deformed legs) and Lucy (non-special needs), arrived in Santa Rosa on June 21 via Pilots N Paws. It took three animal rescues, four volunteers, a foster care giver, and two flights to get them here, but we did it!
Below is their first hour at SNAP Cats.
This rescue would not have happened without: Renee Lauper for alerting us to Leia; Robin Collett who informed us about Kitten Rescue LA; Ben Lehrer, President, Kitten Rescue, LA who worked with us to get Leia and her sister, Lucy, out, and found a foster for them; Ziggy and Friends Cat Rescue who worked with Downey Shelter to get Leia & Lucy out; Eden Dambrosio who fostered the kittens; Amanda Lively who drove Leia & Lucy 100 miles Sunday morning from Burbank, CA to their flight in Riverside, CA; Pilot Bruce of Pilots N Paws who flew the kittens from Riverside to Modesto; Pilot Sue who flew the kittens from Modesto to Santa Rosa, CA. And Michelle Alyward who coordinated the flights for Pilots N Paws. It takes a network! Thank you!
DMITRI FLIES TO HIS NEW HOME AT SILVER CLOUD SANCTUARY
On June 13, 2015, Dmitri (and another FeLV+ kitten named Butter) boarded a plane with Darryl Roberts, Executive Director of SNAP Cats, and Rob Olmsted, Director/Producer, RGO Advertising, and headed to Walla Walla , WA and their new, forever home at Silver Cloud Sanctuary. SNAP Cats isn’t currently equipped to take FeLV+ cats, so Darryl needed to find another rescue/sanctuary that could take Dmitri. After learning of bay Area FeLV+ kitten, Darryl arranged for both cats to be flown to Silver Cloud. here's the entire story: