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Join us as we reopen our adoption facility and celebrate our new low-cost clinic!

July 22nd, 2017
11am – 3pm
1101 Beach Ave.
LaGrange Park, IL 60502

Pet blessing by Rev. Wayne Matulionis at 1pm and raffles all day!

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Our renovations are coming along great and we’ve extremely excited about the addition of our clinic! Below are some of the items we’ll be investing in.

Any donations would be greatly appreciated!

Medical Equipment for Clinic
Item Price
Autoclave $5995.00
Surgical Ceiling Light $2996.00
Anesthesia Machine $2995.00
Surgical Table $1380.00
Dental Scalar/Polisher) $1181.00
Anesthesia Vaporizer $920.00
Exam Table $838.00
Pulse Ox (monitors patient heart rate during surgery) $599.00
Metal Exam Table for prep/recovery $550.00
18 Piece Surgical Spay Pack

We Would like 10 of these!

$397.00
Lock Box: For all Sedative and Controlled Substances $309.00
Breath Safe (Monitors Patient Respiration Rate) $215.00
Dog Scale $100.00
Heated Water Blanket for Surgery $90.00
Heated Surgical blanket $88.00
Cat Scale $80.00
Surgical Drapes $78.00
Avagard Surgical Prep $70.00
Tenotomy Scissors  (surgical instrument) $60.00
Anesthesia Masks $65.00
Endotracheal Tubes $50.00
Crile Forceps  (used for cat neuters) $40.00
Anesthesia Rebreathing Bags $40.00
Sedation Medication $30.00
Isoflurance Anesthesia $24.00
Anesthesia Breathing Circuit (for puppies/kittens) $18.03
Anesthesia Breathing Circuit (cat and dogs) $10.00

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We’d like to start our remodeling in the next few weeks and we can’t begin until we find homes for a number of cats. Adopt or Foster!

The clinic will include a surgical and recovery area. We will be providing low cost spay and neuter services, as well as reduced fees for vaccines, testing and other services. If you would like to donate a piece of equipment for our clinic, please call me at 708-218-5145. Kitten season is approaching and we need to be ready to help.

Can you find it in your heart to fit one or two more cats in your home. Pass the word to your friends and neighbors.

Just call or stop in to see how you can help. As always, donations are welcome too.

Many, many thanks!
Bobbi Meyer

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We are having our annual nut sale with Terri Lynn nuts. Stop by the shelter for an order form or download here. Orders are due by 10/28. Great nuts at great prices!

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Greetings!

You welcomed us into our community in 1997 as Catnap Cat Boarding and Care.  You continued your support after 9/11, when we chose to become CatNap from the Heart, a 501c3 non profit in 2002, taking in and re-homing cats, birds and small mammals, and continuing a small boarding area.  In return for your support, we have boarded your pets, taken in your pets when they could no longer be kept, and found them loving homes.  We have taught your children the value of volunteering, worked with scout troops, students and seniors, and offered internship to many who have gone on in the veterinary field.  We have operated a small food pantry for those in need,  and at times just been there to offer assistance in any way we can.  We can’t begin to thank you enough for all the donations and support throughout almost 19 years!

We have come to a point in planning the future that we asked ourselves how we can best continue to give back to the community that so warmly allowed us to be a part of it. After using many of our area low cost spay/neuter clinics in Chicago, Mokena, Oak Park and North Aurora, as no cat, kitten or rabbit is available for adoption until it is spayed or neutered (kittens at 12 weeks), we realize that the next step in our journey is to take on the problem where it starts.

Our dream has always been to operate a low cost spay neuter clinic and that time has come.  Christine Braun, a resident of LaGrange Park, graduates from the University of Illinois Veterinary School in May 2017. After many years of volunteering and interning at CatNap, she has committed herself to our shelter to become our in house veterinarian.  Her focus will not only be  to save us thousands of dollars per year on outside vet costs, but to operate a low cost spay neuter clinic.  She will not only be able to serve our community, but also other shelter and rescue groups, and individuals from the Chicagoland area.

At this point in time, we are limited to the 2300+ square feet of our building with hopes of larger accommodations in the future. Our plan is to begin remodeling our existing space in early 2017 to add a surgical room and recovery area for both cats and dogs to be prepared for Chrissy’s graduation next May. We are also planning on reducing our current population and building in communal cat rooms with a reduced amount of caged housing. This will allow our cats more time out of their cages and provide the additional room needed for a surgical area.

We are asking for your support to continue in this much needed endeavor.

You have all supported us generously in the past and we ask now that you find it in your heart to help us to not only realize our dream, but also to be able to reduce the population crowding other shelters, rescues and our own back yards.   

Can we count on your support of a donation now, or a monthly commitment to continue in the future.  Every dollar you donate is tax deductible, no amount too small. 

Our annual fundraiser will also be focused on this endeavor and we hope you can attend during this groundbreaking year. You can also always donate online here.

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We need your help!  These 4 cats have had or need major veterinary surgery.  To watch their stories, click here.  To donate, click here.

Our Newest Troopers

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On Saturday, December 8th, CatNap will be hosting our annual open house from 10am-3pm at the shelter.  There will be refreshments, a bake sale, raffle prizes and a gift sale for both people and pets.  This is the perfect opportunity to stop by to visit and find yourself a new pet to warm your heart and home this holiday season.  Please invite family, friends and coworkers as this is a public event.  We hope to see you all on the 8th!  The shelter will be open for adoptions and we have many cats, kittens and small mammals available.

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Back by popular demand and just in time for the holidays, CatNap is selling Terri Lynn’s nuts once again.  From pecans to cashews to trail mix and gummi bears, we will be selling a wide variety of goodies to benefit the shelter.  Stop into the shelter to place an order or to pick up an order form.  Pre-orders are due by November 3, 2012.

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When: Saturday, November 17
Time: 6pm – 11pm
Location: Doubletree Oak Brook
Registration: Download PDF

We hope that everyone will join us at our annual fundraiser this year. We will have a plated dinner with choice of entree, silent and live auctions, raffle prizes, split the pot, live music and more. Formal invitations will be in the mail next week or you can sign up next week at the shelter or we will have the information online later this week. Let’s celebrate in style at the Doubletree Oak Brook.

Sign up now to help sell raffle tickets for an iPad2 and other prizes. Donations of auction items being accepted now – do you have a service or business that you think would be willing to donate a prize – contact Gaile@hackhud.com to obtain our nonprofit letter and form. Volunteer to help at the event.

A HUGE THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR VENDORS AND VOLUNTEERS WHO PARTICIPATED IN OUR SECOND ANNUAL VENDOR FAIR ON SATURDAY, 9/15. We made lots of new friends and everyone sold something. We also had several adoptions of some of our great cats and kittens. We hope you will join us next year.