We desperately need your help to keep the shelter open. We have spent $145,000 more in 2015 than we have received in donations. We paid those extra bills with savings from a bequest, but that bank account is almost empty. We are living on a month to month basis now. Splish went in for surgery with a fast-growing mammary mass that needed to be removed and biopsied immediately. Her surgery cost $1010 even with our shelter discount, and we are waiting for the results of her biopsy. We have stopped accepting new cats and kittens until the population of 150 animals is reduced to 100 animals through adoptions. This reduction will mean we can reduce bills for food, litter and supplies by a third as we struggle to balance the budget. We have cut staff hours by 20% and have volunteers training to assist them with daily cleaning. These are tough and painful choices, but ones we must put in place now to keep our doors open for the cats in our care. They are depending on all of us to keep them safe.
When senior cats like Daniel, Dottie or Felicity are returned to Harmony House by their adopters, we need to provide each cat with a geriatric blood test and any veterinary care needed . Fluids and many of our prescription medications have quadrupled in price, making it costly to care for older or special needs cats. Nori required testing and treatment for pancreatitis, and Hawaii needed emergency dentistry for a cracked tooth and bleeding gums. We have pledged lifetime care to every cat who comes through our doors, and with your help we can still be true to that promise. We may not be able to rescue as many cats as in previous years, but with your love and support, we can keep the shelter open, and care for the cats of Harmony House. Please click here to donate today.