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MEOW Cat Rescue (Kirkland) Reviews


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A Compassionate Director 5 average
5 posted by VickiFarretta, on 2015-07-19 13:55:27
Bonnie is the Director and owner. She puts her heart and soul into the work it takes to run a successful program such is seen at MEOW. She is loved by all, from the shelter, the community and all the other rescues of which i am one.
Proactive Redemptions 5 average
5 posted by VickiFarretta, on 2015-07-19 13:54:30
No Kill
Volunteers 5 average
5 posted by VickiFarretta, on 2015-07-19 13:54:12
Meow has very dedicated volunteers and can always use newcomers to add to the team.
Public Relations/Community Involvement 5 average
5 posted by VickiFarretta, on 2015-07-19 13:53:24
Everyone in the area knows of them and the great work they do. If you don't, you should get to know them :)
Medical and Behavior Programs 5 average
5 posted by VickiFarretta, on 2015-07-19 13:52:58
They do everything possible to keep the cats all healthy, including vet exams of any that are questionable.
Pet Retention 5 average
5 posted by VickiFarretta, on 2015-07-19 13:52:21
the shelter staff are very well versed in all things cat related and can help and advise.
Comprehensive Adoption Programs 5 average
5 posted by VickiFarretta, on 2015-07-19 13:47:02
The screen their adoptors well, and also microchip all the cats should they become lost or left behind! Microchipping at MEOW works!
Foster Care 5 average
5 posted by VickiFarretta, on 2015-07-19 13:46:24
They have a robust foster care program, can you help with a litter?
Rescue Groups 5 average
5 posted by VickiFarretta, on 2015-07-19 13:46:03
MEOW works with many rescue groups and helps everywhere they can~!
High-Volume, Low-Cost Spay/Neuter 5 average
5 posted by VickiFarretta, on 2015-07-19 13:45:32
They work with HVHQ spay and neuter practices in the community.
Feral Cat TNR Program 5 average
5 posted by VickiFarretta, on 2015-07-19 13:44:58
MEOW is a fantastic Rescue organization. They help the community cats and surrendered cats with adoptions from their no-kill kitty only shelter in Kirkland WA. They are a fun group of cat loving people who run a very good rescue and support rescuers and other shelters. They believe in spaying and neutering and vaccinating all cats in their care prior to adoption which is an absolute necessity to helping to end the homelessness problem in the Puget Sound Area. All in all, they really are top notch~! Give them a call, volunteer for them or adopt your next kitty from their shelter you will be very happy you did so.
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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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