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12/30/2012 5:41:00 AM
Small Mendota foster shelter for cats receives grant

NT Staff

MENDOTA — Safe House Animal Rescue League Mendota, has received a grant of Kitty Kans, litters and scoops, valued at $825 from the Petfinder Foundation, in partnership with Kitty Kan, a manufacturer located in Birmingham, Ala.

Kitty Kan is a self-contained, kitty litter box that is disposable, litter and all. The box and litter are made from recycled materials and last up to 10 days.

Jody Lund, director of operations locally, said the local Safe House organization basically is a small rescue and adoption effort that relies on foster homes.
The organization locally had a successful December, with 18 house cats and kittens adopted out and an additional six “barn cat adoptions.”

Safe House Animal Rescue grew out of the former IV Cat Taxi effort, which had been overseen by Monica Frenden, who has moved to Texas.

Safe House Animal Rescue League, which can be reached at (815) 407-SAFE (407-7233) or, was one of 16 animal welfare organizations to receive one of the grants. The mailing address for Safe House is PO Box Mendota, IL 61342.

It posts its adoptable pets at www.petfinder

“Petfinder Foundation, a nonprofit organization, helps homeless pets by saving lives through adoptions, helping shelters prepare for and recover from disaster and working to make sure animal welfare organizations across the country are more sustainable,” according to a press release issued Wednesday. “Its mission is to ensure no adoptable pet is euthanized for lack of a home. Since 2003 the foundation has provided over $20 million in grants to animal welfare organizations and member shelters and rescue groups.”

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