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  • Writer's pictureVicky Sprouse

Happy Holidays from EBCP:2021 A Year in Review

Updated: Dec 23, 2022

💙💛2021: A year of Struggle and Perseverance for the Euclid Beach Cat Project💛💙

Although 2021 has been a year of struggling to make ends meet, the Euclid Beach Cat Project has persevered With your help, more than 260 cats came through our doors to find care and a safe place to rest. Over 326 cats found their happily ever afters living with their new families this year! 2021 was a year of trying to stay afloat due to the pandemic of COVID-19 still limiting the country and the world. In-person fundraising was still unable to happen. The world was still financially crippled, and unable to give assistance as they used to. We were determined to persevere in our mission to provide trap-neuter-return (TNR), medical care, socialization, and adoption services for the many cats and kittens in need. 💙2021 Was Also a Year of Growth and Change💙 We grew stronger in numbers! We had new families join our adoption center locations. These families are the love and light that is brought to our cats while they wait for their families to find them. We also gained many loving foster families. They are the bridge between struggle and a happy home. They provide love that mends broken hearts and help our cats trust again. We also added a new member to the Euclid Beach Board of Directors. Dina Torres also joined the board. She brings a wealth of knowledge with her experience doing TNR, fostering and her compassion for the ones who have no voice. With the loss of Pet Valu partnerships from our past, came the opportunity to cultivate new partnerships with Pet Supplies Plus and Petco. 💛Come Visit Our Cats At Our Adoption Centers💛 Pet Supplies Plus Brooklyn 4808 Ridge Rd, Brooklyn OH Pet Supplies Plus Twinsburg 8928 Darrow Rd, Twinsburg OH Petco Strongsville 16710 Royalton Rd, Strongsville OH

💙Special Care for Special Kitties💙 💛Jalapeño💛 Jalapeño came in with his family at just three weeks old. He was raised up happy and healthy. At four months of age he had received all of his vetting and was adopted to a wonderful family. Not too long after that he presented with a fever and ataxia in his hind legs. Over a course of three months he was losing more and more mobility. He had seen multiple vets, and had multiple procedures. Even after a neurologist consult, multiple X-rays, an ultrasound, and multiple blood panels, we still had an open ended diagnosis. The only thing left was Neurological FIP (Feline Infectious Peritonitis). Jalapeño is such a fighter! He has always kept his spirit and his purrs! We just had to do all we could to help him!

We decided that trying experimental medical treatments was the only chance we had to save him! So here we are, a few weeks in. Not too much to report yet, but he is not declining, and there are improvements. He is starting to use more of his front shoulders, and tops of his legs again. He is keeping his front legs stretched out instead of retracted into his body. His overall body movements are returning. We believe each day he is getting closer to being able to walk again. He is trying to play, where before he would just observe the toy. Granted he is only using his mouth, but he is interacting! They may be small strides, but we are overjoyed!

💛Simon Bassett💛

Simon was one of our most complicated and challenging medical cases of 2021. He had to undergo a very scary liver shunt surgery shortly after coming to us. It was a long, hard road to get him healthy, but he turned into a case of Happily Ever After. Click Here for Simon Bassett's Full Story

💙We Need You More Than Ever💙 We currently have about 120 cats in foster care. Even with hundreds of adoptions this year, we face the daily heartbreak of turning away cats and kittens in need due to lack of space and funds. We hope to count on your continued support in 2022. Our need for supplies like food, litter and vaccines, along with funds to cover medical procedures, remains greater than ever. 💛How Can You Help?💛 Help us tell our story Connect with us and like and share our social media posts. Raising our profile keeps us on people’s minds when they want to adopt or know someone who does. Find us on Facebook, TikTok, Twitter, and Instagram. Volunteer Want to hang out with our cats? Volunteer to feed and socialize them at adoption locations, events, transporting, and as a foster while they await their forever homes. Want to help TNR, transport, or provide recovery space after surgeries? We’d love to add you to our TNR Division! Contact Us: Donate As a 501(c)(3) non-profit volunteer group, we rely on donations. Your financial support, of any amount, means the world to our cats. One hundred percent of every dollar is used for the cats in our care. Ask your employer if it has a matching gift program to maximize your contribution. PayPal Giving Fund If you prefer to donate supplies, we have an Amazon wish list and a Chewy wish list of most-needed items to care for our cats. Amazon Wishlist Chewy Wishlist

Everyone deserves their happily ever after. Somewhere outside is a cat that desperately needs us. With your help, we can find it, love it, and give it the fairy tale ending it deserves. Thank you for your support!

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