Congratulations to the 2019 Donation Recipients
We are pleased to announce our two donation recipients for 2019 - Operation Catnip and Pandora's Paws. Our nomination committee received very thoughtful letters nominating 501(c)3 non-profits in North Carolina this year. Thank you to all who sent letters recommending these wonderful organizations.
Operation Catnip is a volunteer-based 501(c)3 non-profit organization in the Raleigh area. Operation Catnip provides free spay/neuter and vaccination services for stray animals as part of a Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Return program. Operation Catnip's mission is to humanely control the unowned, free-roaming cat population by sterilizing as many stray cats as possible. The act of vaccinating these cats also decreases the chance of spreading disease to other animals and humans. Each month Operation Catnip spays and neuters 40-75 kittens and cats that community colony managers bring in. Operation Catnip's volunteers include veterinarians, RVT's, veterinary assistants, CVM students, and the general public - each volunteer has a pivotal role in ensuring the day runs smoothly. Operation Catnip relies on donations and grants to cover expenses such as vaccines, surgery materials and preparation, medications, and clinic space rental fees. Operation Catnip also participates in many community events and frequently engage in public education about the importance of sterilization in feral colonies.
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Pandora's Paws is a non-profit 501(c)3 volunteer based organization founded by Misty Hinshaw in Randleman, NC. Pandora's Paws rescues animals from shelters who require medical attention or are at risk of euthanasia due to shelter overpopulation. Pandora's Paws frequently organizes transportation and raises funds for animals who need to move from one rescue to another and for vet care. Pandora's Paws also takes in animals from situations where the owners are no longer able to care for the animals. Pandora's Paws holds many adoption events and focuses on finding quality homes for animals in need.
Congratulations to the 2018 Donation Recipient
We are pleased to announce the recipient of our annual non-profit donation goes to The Friends of Wake County Animal Center (FWCAC) for 2018. They are a group of volunteers that are dedicated to improving the quality of life for animals in the Wake County community.
They provide access to vital medical care, boarding, and placement for shelter animals in need, thereby improving their health and reducing euthanasia rates at the Wake County shelter center.
Congratulations to the 2017 Donation Recipients
The nomination committee received many nomination letters on great organizations. They truly enjoyed learning about each and every one. While the decision was extremely difficult the two finalists were CCCC Cougar Pets and Shining Hope Farms. Below are the nomination letters the NCAVT received as well as additional information about each one.
Thank you to all who sent letters!.