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Reuben's Room Cat Rescue (Grand Rapids)


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Reuben's Room Cat Rescue is a non-profit cat sanctuary/rescue in the greater Grand Rapids Michigan area. Reuben's Room is an alternative cat rescue founded in 2003 by Jeanine Bucker. The purpose of the rescue is to help fill the need for re-homing domesticated cats who might otherwise be surrendered to a shelter where they may be euthanized. We adopt cats to both single people and families who have a track record of being responsible and loving companions, and who understand a commitment to an animal is for a lifetime.


PO Box 140201
Grand Rapids, MI 49514-0201
Phone: (616)791-9696

Jeanine Buckner, (616) 791-9696
Feral Cat TNR Program
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High-Volume, Low-Cost Spay/Neuter
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Rescue Groups
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Foster Care
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Comprehensive Adoption Programs
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Pet Retention
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Medical and Behavior Programs
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Public Relations/Community Involvement
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Volunteers
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Proactive Redemptions
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A Compassionate Director
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1. Feral Cat TNR Program

Many communities are embracing Trap, Neuter, Release programs (TNR) to improve animal welfare, reduce death rates, and meet obligations to public welfare.


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2. High-Volume, Low-Cost Spay/Neuter

Low cost, high volume spay/neuter will quickly lead to fewer animals entering the shelter system, allowing more resources to be allocated toward saving lives.


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3. Rescue Groups

An adoption or transfer to a rescue group frees up scarce cage and kennel space, reduces expenses for feeding, cleaning, killing, and improves a community's rate of lifesaving. In an environment of millions of dogs and cats killed in shelters annually, rare is the circumstance in which a rescue group should be denied an animal.


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4. Foster Care

Volunteer foster care is crucial to No Kill. Without it, saving lives is compromised. It is a low cost, and often no cost, way of increasing a shelter's capacity, improving public relations, increasing a shelter's public image, rehabilitating sick and injured or behaviorally challenged animals, and saving lives.


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5. Comprehensive Adoption Programs

Adoptions are vital to an agency's lifesaving mission. The quantity and quality of shelter adoptions is in shelter management's hands, making lifesaving a direct function of shelter policies and practice. In fact, studies show people get their animals from shelters only 20% of the time. If shelters better promoted their animals and had adoption programs responsive to the needs of the community, including public access hours for working people, offsite adoptions, adoption incentives, and effective marketing, they could increase the number of homes available and replace killing with adoptions. Contrary to conventional wisdom, shelters can adopt their way out of killing.


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6. Pet Retention

While some of the reasons animals are surrendered to shelters are unavoidable, others can be prevented-but only if shelters are willing to work with people to help them solve their problems. Saving animals requires communities to develop innovative strategies for keeping people and their companion animals together. And the more a community sees its shelters as a place to turn for advice and assistance, the easier this job will be.


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7. Medical and Behavior Programs

In order to meet its commitment to a lifesaving guarantee for all savable animals, shelters need to keep animals happy and healthy and keep animals moving through the system. To do this, shelters must put in place comprehensive vaccination, handling, cleaning, socialization, and care policies before animals get sick and rehabilitative efforts for those who come in sick, injured, unweaned, or traumatized.


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8. Public Relations/Community Involvement

Increasing adoptions, maximizing donations, recruiting volunteers and partnering with community agencies comes down to one thing: increasing the shelter's exposure. And that means consistent marketing and public relations. Public relations and marketing are the foundation of all a shelter's activities and their success. To do all these things well, the shelter must be in the public eye.


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9. Volunteers

Volunteers are a dedicated "army of compassion" and the backbone of a successful No Kill effort. There is never enough staff, never enough dollars to hire more staff, and always more needs than paid human resources. That is where volunteers come in and make the difference between success and failure and, for the animals, life and death.


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10. Proactive Redemptions

One of the most overlooked areas for reducing killing in animal control shelters are lost animal reclaims. Sadly, besides having pet owners fill out a lost pet report, very little effort is made in this area of shelter operations. This is unfortunate because doing so-primarily shifting from passive to a more proactive approach-has proven to have a significant impact on lifesaving and allow shelters to return a large percentage of lost animals to their families.


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11. A Compassionate Director

The final element of the No Kill equation is the most important of all, without which all other elements are thwarted-a hard working, compassionate animal control or shelter director not content to regurgitate tired cliches or hide behind the myth of "too many animals, not enough homes." Unfortunately, this one is also oftentimes the hardest one to demand and find.


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Hi I tried calling several times but only get answering machine. My brother died a couple weeks ago and left 2 cats which I have been trying to get homes for. Mister I believe is a maine coon cat born 02/15/2008 He is Neutered & Front Declawed Have had all Shots and never been outside. Lady is a Calico cat born on 08/19/2010 She is Spayed & Front Declawed Have had all Shots and never been outside. I am trying to do everything I can to get them a good home. But I am running out of time to avoid taking them to the shelter. Please Help Larry ([email protected]) (616)947-0742
posted by (empty name), on 2015-05-11 17:26:15
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Are you still in possession of Mister? If so could you send me a photo, nothing special just a quick pic.He sounds like what we are looking for. You can e-mail me at [email protected] Have a great day.
posted by (empty name), on 2019-03-01 22:18:33
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Urine * not iron
posted by AmandaAllen, on 2018-11-26 18:28:31
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I have a 3 year old main coon cat he is amazing. He just has a iron problem I have taken him to a vet multiple times first time he had a bladder infection got pills to help the infection that worked for a while. And then he started to pee everywhere again then I took him back and bought a pharamone diffuser and that helped for a little while then he started to go everywhere again then I bought another diffuser and he stopped but my female calico don’t like male cats and so I found a good home my neigbor and they took him I still got to see him anytime I wanted but now he’s peeing on stuff at their house and they are out of options as one of them lost their job and are telling me they are taking him to the pound. I can’t live with myself if he goes to the pound. Is there any medical program you can help me get him figured out and helped with his iron problem or help me find him a good home I don’t want any animals in the pound if I can save them all I would. I’m just financially in able to take him to a vet and do all that they can do to figure out just exactly is causing him to iron everywhere. Please help a fellow animal lover.
posted by AmandaAllen, on 2018-11-26 18:27:50
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We need to re-home a big ole cat (likely Maine Coon) because someone dropped her off near us. She's beautiful, a tuxedo cat. We foster care for her, but she doesn't like our calico at all; she wants to be an only child! I can't have them fighting...so please help! She loves: people, being brushed, being fed, and sleeps a lot. I'd guess her to be elderly. Can you help us? Can you message me or, check on facebook? I posted a picture recently. 269 672 5628 thanks!
posted by JanWestendorp, on 2018-11-09 19:08:26
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Hi. Do you have an exact address that I can I find? Also, do you accept volunteers?
posted by Krista, on 2013-07-20 18:09:11
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The phone number is 616-481-6878. We are located in the Walker area. Give us a call.
posted by (empty name), on 2018-03-18 15:37:04
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I have a tabby cat that we took in and I can not afford the deposit to my complex in order to keep him. He has been neutered and is very lovable. I hate to get rid of him but I have no choice because they have given me until Monday 11/21/2016 to come up with $300.00 or get rid of him or face eviction. Please give me your address as soon as possible.
posted by RobertaJanes, on 2016-11-16 14:55:18
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Want to volunteer
posted by NancyDavidson, on 2015-11-28 22:48:33
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Can you please tell me what happened to Macee and Eyork, the kitties who belonged to my daughter, Kara, who passed away. I asked a few months back and Jeannine called me. I returned the call a few times but never got an answer. I think of them often.
posted by BethFerreeBurkhardt, on 2018-02-06 15:15:17
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We have 2 cats that need a new home - cuddly declawed neutered and 6 yr old girls I just want them to go to good home also have a dog that they get along with - don't want them to go somewhere where they would get hurt
posted by JenWeiland, on 2014-09-20 20:36:41
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I adopted Patchie 2 years ago. He's incredibly happy and very much a member of our family. I want to post pictures but can't find you on Facebook. Help?!
posted by PennyStreling, on 2014-04-20 08:28:55
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I have left messages on the phone and website. I am going to move in a retirement and will not be taking my two lovable cats. They are about seven and wonderful pets(litter mates). They are friendly with everyone and understand things I say to them. Named Pudge&Sugar. [email protected]
posted by (empty name), on 2014-04-10 19:53:07
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I am in dire need of someone to call me. I have left several messages and no returned call. Please call I have a VERY serious problem that is to extensive to go into on a post. My number is 6a6-712-6382. Thank you
posted by JanetSwitzerEnbody, on 2013-04-30 12:53:56