The surrender fee to bring a stray cat is $100.00.
Owner surrender cats are only accepted into our Love for Life program.
Currently we are at capacity and cannot accept any cats. We are a limited admission
facility on an available space basis.
Tours are by appointment at 11am or 1pm Tuesday thru Friday.
The cost is a donation of $20.00 for a tour of the downstairs which will last 20 minutes at 7394 Morley Road in Concord Township, Ohio, 44077.
Visits to the Park Room are between 12pm and 2pm Tuesday thru Friday and a donation of $20.00 is required. Feeding time is at 2pm, so all visitors must leave by 2pm. This room is open to the public to sit a bit and enjoy the company of the cats. We request you limit your time visiting to 45 minutes as staff is busy caring for the cats.
If you unable to have a kitty in your home, you can help our kitties in their home by being a sponsor of one of our furkids for $20.00 per month. Email Us or call for details.
Caroline's Kids is a nationally recognized sanctuary providing liftetime care for cats who come to us because of age, disabilities, behavioral or medical issues. Cats come to us from all over the country.
We are non-profit tax - exempt 501 (c) (3) corporation and are funded through donations and receive no government funding. Our Director is unpaid and we do not have an office staff, only staff for direct care of the cats.
Our sanctuary is confinement free meaning the cats are not in cages and can live in a homelike environment with beds and all the amenities of a home while they are being cared for lifelong.
Check out our Love for Life program to make provisions for your furkids in the event you can no longer care for them.
my name is Caroline and even though I've gone to the Rainbow
Bridge, my spirit lives on in Caroline's Kids Pet Rescue.
Caroline's Kids helps, old and sick cats, like myself, to live out
their lives with care and compassion. Caroline's Kids Pet Rescue
has a no-kill philosophy that allows these furkids, who have nowhere
else to go, to live with dignity. Thanks to generous donors, Caroline's
Kids is making a difference in the lives of cats. The kitties of
Caroline's Kids send purrs of thanks.
... and some of our residents!
Saturday, July 23, 2016
Gourmet BBQ Benefit for Caroline's Kids
5 - 8 pm
Old River Farm Picnic Area (174 next to River Road)
Reservation deadline July 18
and only 60 spots available.
Vegetarian, Vegan, Paleo friendly as well as meat entrees.
Artisan Grilled Pizzas (both meat and non meat)
Boneless Western Style Ribs
Redskin and Green Bean Salad
Garden Variety Salad
Arugula and Roasted Chick Pea Salad
with Tahini Dressing
Reservations must be made in advance by Email or call 440-449-3496
MAKE YOUR BIRTHDAY A BIRTHDAY
FOR THE CATS OF CAROLINE'S!
Donate your day to help them. Here is what you do.....
In place of receiving a gift yourself, ask family, friends and party guests to donate an item from our wish list or make a monetary donation (checks made out to Caroline's Kids Pet Rescue) in your honor to the cats of Caroline's.
Collect and set a time with us to drop off your gifts, take a tour and visit the cats you have made happy.
It is simple, fun, and makes their world better!
It is awesome and lifesaving! And... We thank you for helping us to help them.
Remembering Friends and Family
Many people choose to give to Caroline's Kids Pet Rescue in memory of a person who loved animals or a pet, or in honor of an occasion such as a birthday or anniversary. This is a truly a fitting way of remembering as it helps the hundreds of homeless and neglected cats who pass through our doors in search of their own special friend and a loving home.
Upon receipt of your check made out to Caroline's Kids Pet Rescue, we will send the person you designate a personal note telling them of your thoughtfulness. We will also acknowledge your donation directly to you.
This is our Newest Live Kitty Cam from the Oldies Room.
This is our New Live Kitty Cam from the Sunshine Room.
WAYS TO HELP
Donate Petsmart gift cards
Please help us care for our sick, abused, and aged cats by sending a gift card
Caroline's Kids Pet Rescue
P.O. Box 24068
Mayfield Heights, Ohio 44124
PLANNED GIVING, WILLS, TRUSTS
Planned giving is a way to include Caroline's Kids Cat Rescue in your overall estate and financial plan. Remember CK when making a new will or maybe amend an existing will to include Caroline's Kids. Check with your financial planner regarding gifts of stock and other giving options that will help the cats of Caroline's.
Walk of Love
Kicking Off Our Fundraiser for Our WALK OF LOVE. This year we are adding
to our beautiful sanctuary property a walkway in memory of furkids, family
[ See more information ].
Donate to the Roger Fund
Roger, a cat hit by a car, suffered injuries including a leg broken in five
places. Roger, rescued by Caroline's Kids Pet Rescue, survived a "touch
and go" costly surgery authorized by Caroline's Kids Pet Rescue.
They have now established a "Roger Fund" to pay for future animal surgery
or emergency care. You can earmark your donation for the Roger Fund.
We are a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to the care and humane treatment of aged, chronically ill and abused cats.
The kitties at Caroline's Kids Pet Rescue and we, Tom and Judie
Brown, and the staff and volunteers at our no-kill cat sanctuary,
Julius' House, in Concord Township, Ohio, need your help to provide for the
cats in our care.
We want to provide
an alternative to euthanasia for cats that are not suffering, but
yet have been abandoned or surrendered by their owners.
Caroline's Kids is a sanctuary for life for old and special needs felines. Although we do adoptions on an appointment basis based on our availability, we remain a sanctuary with the needs of the resident cats coming first.
Our free roam facility provides a last chance for the "furkids"
whose lives would otherwise come to a premature end. Our inspiration,
Caroline, was one such creature who found sanctuary with compassion.
Our new 60 second commercial produced by Elysha A. Spector, Digital Media Artist.
Founder, Judie Brown being nominated for Cat Hero of the Year
[News Herald article written by Jenny May on 9/26/08]
To the more than 200 rescued felines housed at Caroline's Kids Pet Rescue in Concord Township, founder Judie Brown is viewed as nothing short of a hero.
With a little help from the community, Brown, who operates the sanctuary for abandoned, sick and abused cats, could receive that recognition nationally. Brown has been selected as one of 10 finalists in the Animal Planet "Cat Hero "contest. [read more...]
Press and News Releases:
Cat sanctuary relies on generosity of donors
[News Herald article written by Robin Palmer 4/18/16]
Judie Brown isn't sure who said it, but it pretty much sums things up: "We are not in this for the money, but we need the money to be in it."
Brown and her husband, Tom, created and have operated Caroline's Kids Pet Rescue for more than three decades.
From its humble beginnings of fostering animals, to renting a spot in a veterinary clinic in South Euclid, to having a shelter in Newbury Township, the nonprofit group has called Concord Township home since 2007.
The no-kill cat shelter at 7394 Morley Road houses more than 250 cats, many of which are older and have special needs.
And, it takes a lot of money to not only feed those felines but everything else that goes with running a shelter.
Judie Browns says its costs $20,000 to $25,000 a month.
"We do it on a wing-and-a-pray," Judie Brown says. "The generosity of our donors is what we count on."
For those who donate, here is where your money goes each month:
80 40-pound bags of litter per month, $660
Can food, $2,000 (dry food is usually provided by donors)
Vet bills and supplies, $3,000
Cleaning supplies (18 rolls of paper towels a week, 250 trash bags a week, laundry detergent, dish soap, bleach), $275
Utilities, including electric, gas, Time Warner and AT&T, $822
Miscellaneous and offices expenses, $5,000 to $6,000.
Currently, Caroline's has an outstanding bill of $21,000 at Lake Animal Hospital.
"Each month there are unexpected expenses that ruin a budget," Brown says. "There is no administrative office staff and I as director am a volunteer and draw no salary."
Browns says besides donors, Caroline's has been seeking corporate sponsors, but "most don't give us the time of day."
"It's about the value of every life. Everyone deserves a chance at life," Browns says of her mission to care for cats. "We're all going to get to that point one day. It's about compassion. Animals are the forgotten ones."
She said one thing is for sure, when you donate to Caroline's Kids, every dollar goes to cat care.
"The dollars go exactly where we say they are going," she says. "Every dollar they give is going to cat care one way or the other. It's not going to a huge CEO or employee or administrative fees. It's not going for what the big organizations take money in for.
"We stand for honesty and integrity. Integrity, that is a big word for us."
Ways to donate to the shelter, include visiting its website at www.Carolines-kids.org. Mail-in donations can be sent to: Caroline's Kids Pet Rescue, P.O. Box 24068, Mayfield Heights, Ohio 44124.
The shelter is open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.
To schedule an appoint or a tour, call Brown at 440-449-3496.
Also, the shelter has a 24-hour cat cam available on its website.