Tabby’s Place: a Cat Sanctuary is launching a capital campaign for Quinn’s Corner, a first-of-its-kind haven for cats infected with feline leukemia virus (FeLV).
Infection with FeLV is untreatable and can weaken a cat’s immune system, and the virus is transmissible via casual contact. Very few facilities have the capability and expertise to house these cats in a manner that avoids disease spread while providing a high quality of life.
The end result is that these cats have almost nowhere to turn. But that’s about to change. For 18 years, Tabby’s Place has been the world’s trusted haven for the cats who “no one else wants.” From Beirut to Bayonne, cats from the most hopeless situations come to Tabby’s Place for its cage-free environment, world-class team and commitment to cherishing special needs cats.
With an elite 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, Tabby’s Place is recognized globally as a faithful steward of donors’ support. The Ringoes, N.J., sanctuary is uniquely equipped to wrap FeLV+ cats in the love they deserve. Made possible by a generous gift from an anonymous donor, Quinn’s Corner is designed around FeLV+ cats’ needs, and will increase the size of Tabby’s Place from 7,000 to 12,000 square feet. But there’s still work to be done … and support needed.
Tabby’s Place has raised $1.8 million (beyond the initial gift), and Quinn’s Corner is nearly constructed. But, caring for FeLV+ cats is a costly endeavor, and Tabby’s Place is counting on supporters to provide a firm foundation for the most vulnerable little ones.
The first $200,000 in donations to the capital campaign will be matched by benefactors, carrying each gift twice as far for the cats who have lived the loneliest lives. Donors can donate online at qc.tabbysplace.org, or by mailing a check to Tabby’s Place at 1100 US Highway 202; Ringoes, NJ 08551 (make the check out to “Tabby’s Place,” and write “Quinn’s Corner” in the memo). naming opportunities are available for donations $10,000 and over; contact Development Director Angela Hartley at firstname.lastname@example.org.