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S.A.I.N.T. Rescue (Saving Animals in Need Today)

S.A.I.N.T. Rescue (Saving Animals in Need Today) SAINT is a cat only rescue located in Cedar Rapids IA. End suffering of cats by reducing unwanted litters through TNR, spay/neuter and adoption services.

SAINTS is staffed 100% by volunteers. No one in our organization receives compensation for the work they do. The majority of our volunteers have families and work full-time jobs in addition to their volunteer duties. We do our best to respond as quickly as possible to requests and inquiries but we do this work outside our normal work hours and time is at a premium. If you contact us, please give us 24-48 hours to respond.

SAINTS is staffed 100% by volunteers. No one in our organization receives compensation for the work they do. The majority of our volunteers have families and work full-time jobs in addition to their volunteer duties. We do our best to respond as quickly as possible to requests and inquiries but we do this work outside our normal work hours and time is at a premium. If you contact us, please give us 24-48 hours to respond.

Operating as usual

We received a call this morning from a lady who recently moved into house.  Yesterday she discovered a litter of kittens...
04/15/2022

We received a call this morning from a lady who recently moved into house. Yesterday she discovered a litter of kittens in her basement. Mom still had access to the basement so she left them hoping mom would return. No sign of mom this morning so she called SAINT and brought them in. A few hours later, the mom showed up crying for her babies.
She was so happy to be reunited with them. Despite two bottle feedings, they found room for mom's milk!

Relocation: A Last Resort
04/14/2022
Relocation: A Last Resort

Relocation: A Last Resort

The relocation of community cats, sometimes called feral cats, is a last resort. Relocating community cats should only be considered if a cat is in imminent danger.

We have received two generous donation of litter from World’s Best Cat Litter.  We couldn't be happier with the litter.....
04/13/2022

We have received two generous donation of litter from World’s Best Cat Litter. We couldn't be happier with the litter....and our cats like it too. Some have been concerned about switching. Here is their advice:
How to switch to World's Best Cat Litter™.
#GIVEACRAP #givelitter

04/13/2022

Many times I see cat parents make the mistake of adopting a kitten as a companion for an old cat, thinking it will energize the senior kitty but what ends up happening is it creates an overwhelming amount of stress. Take time to carefully consider whether the addition of a kitten will be beneficial or too stressful. Your older cat has earned the right to have those golden years be peaceful, safe, healthy and happy.

International No Declaw Day is next week, Monday, April 18. Show us a photo of your cat enjoying their claws!Let's end d...
04/11/2022

International No Declaw Day is next week, Monday, April 18.
Show us a photo of your cat enjoying their claws!
Let's end declawing everywhere!
#stopdeclawing
#PawProject
#418NoDeclaw

So what did you do today?  Our volunteer, Angela,  trapped the mama to these 3 (plus 3 more in the back) today. Mom isn'...
04/10/2022

So what did you do today? Our volunteer, Angela, trapped the mama to these 3 (plus 3 more in the back) today. Mom isn't very social but they needed to be removed from the area ASAP.
The kittens and mom will be placed in foster care until the kittens are old enough to be adopted...about 2 months.
We'll post when they are ready.

We currently have several unsocialized cats who are looking for homes through our Barn Cat Program. Some of these cats c...
04/09/2022

We currently have several unsocialized cats who are looking for homes through our Barn Cat Program. Some of these cats came to us with kittens while others came to us with injuries. Now that their kittens are weaned and their injuries healed, these cats are looking for a safe outdoor home.

There are specific qualifications for the program, so please review the photos on this post. If you meet the qualifications and are interested in any of the cats, please contact us via Facebook, email to [email protected] or phone #319-551-7537.

We have a great neighbor!
04/08/2022

We have a great neighbor!

🚨🚨🚨THE RUNNER UP PRIZE🚨🚨🚨
The runner up in our most recent "Al's Gives Back" program was S.A.I.N.T. Rescue (Saving Animals in Need Today)!
Thanks to our GREAT customers that came in between January 1st and March 31st we were able to donate 10 bags of kitten food to Saint for the kittens!
If you are looking to adopt a new cat or kitten give Saint a try!
Stay tuned for our next "Al's Gives Back" happening soon!
Pictured is Wade, Al's Full Service President in front of Saint Animal Rescue in Cedar Rapids.

04/08/2022
This darling duo came in tonight for their 1st vaccine and deworming.  Juju wasn't impressed with the flavor. These two ...
04/05/2022

This darling duo came in tonight for their 1st vaccine and deworming. Juju wasn't impressed with the flavor.
These two need another 6 weeks with their foster mom. We'll let you know when they are ready to be adopted..

Photos from Critter Crusaders of Cedar Rapids's post
04/05/2022

Photos from Critter Crusaders of Cedar Rapids's post

04/03/2022

You bake it…Critter Crusaders will take it! Help us share!
Please help make our upcoming spring bake sale at both Theisen’s stores a success! The more yummy donations we have, the better! This one event can earn enough to provide a specialized surgery for a dog or cat! ❤️🐾

Loop is around 3.5 years old and has been at the shelter most of his life. He was found as a kitten with his littermates...
03/27/2022

Loop is around 3.5 years old and has been at the shelter most of his life. He was found as a kitten with his littermates in a volunteer’s backyard and brought into the shelter after fostering. Loop is very sweet, enjoys playtime and is affectionate with other cats.

His buddy Heinrich just got adopted 🥳 so now Loop is hoping to find his forever home too! Loop can be shy around new or loud noises so he would do best in a quieter household without young children. If you think your household would meet Loop’s needs, schedule an appointment on Facebook to meet him!

03/26/2022

Biscuit & Biscotti are brothers almost a year old. They love to play.

03/25/2022
03/24/2022

This mama & her 4 babies came in a couple days ago. She is such a good mama.

Photos from Iowa Humane Alliance's post
03/20/2022

Photos from Iowa Humane Alliance's post

Heinrich is around 9 years old and has been at the shelter for 7 years! He is an incredibly kind cat who is affectionate...
03/18/2022

Heinrich is around 9 years old and has been at the shelter for 7 years! He is an incredibly kind cat who is affectionate with other cats and would like to have at least one other cat friend in his new home. If you don’t have a cat at home already, Heinrich’s best buddy at the shelter is Loop.

Heinrich was brought into the shelter as a stray by a volunteer and he’s spent the last few years getting comfortable around people. He is much more outgoing than he used to be but he would still likely do best in a home without small children. If you’re interested in meeting this sweet guy, schedule an appointment on Facebook!

Photos from Critter Crusaders of Cedar Rapids's post
03/15/2022

Photos from Critter Crusaders of Cedar Rapids's post

Thanks to all you Amazon shoppers who selected SAINT to be your designated recipient of your SMILE donations.We received...
03/10/2022
Check out my list on Amazon

Thanks to all you Amazon shoppers who selected SAINT to be your designated recipient of your SMILE donations.
We received $246.71 from the AmazonSmile Foundation for activity between October 1 and December 31, 2021.

https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1PPS8BC29I38W?ref_=wl_share

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03/09/2022

Backordered shirts and second round shirts have arrived. Someone will be at the shelter from 6 to 7 on thursday night and 11 to 3 on Saturday.

03/07/2022

🐾 Here at Iowa Humane Alliance, we offer live-humane trap rentals for the purposes of Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR). 🐾
We do ask for a $50 deposit per trap, which is returned to you once you return the trap to us. Stop by our clinic to talk with us about renting a trap to help get the cats in your neighborhood spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and ear-tipped.
For more information about our resources for community cats please check out the following links:
https://iowahumanealliance.org/trapneuterreturn
https://iowahumanealliance.org/extreme-weather-guide

03/07/2022
Max is a gorgeous long-haired boy who was trapped as part of a TNR program in Vinton. He was brought into the shelter in...
03/06/2022

Max is a gorgeous long-haired boy who was trapped as part of a TNR program in Vinton. He was brought into the shelter instead of returned due to his young age and the hope he could find an indoor home. Max is around 3 years old now and looking for a very special person/type of home.

At the shelter he is the quiet aloof guy who hides in the corner. He is food motivated and volunteers have been working with him via treats to accept pets. If Max doesn’t feel comfortable his go to is to run away/hide.

It’s hard to say what Max’s personality will become (or how long it will take) but we do know, we’ve had other cats just like him get adopted and absolutely flourish in their new homes. If you are patient, have time and the desire to take on the challenge of getting Max to feel safe, you might be the person he’s looking for.

Thanks for the paper towels!  This kitty now has somewhere to sleep.
03/01/2022

Thanks for the paper towels! This kitty now has somewhere to sleep.

Tread is around 2 years old and a shy but playful cat. When he came to the shelter he was incredibly cautious and while ...
02/28/2022

Tread is around 2 years old and a shy but playful cat. When he came to the shelter he was incredibly cautious and while that’s still a part of his personality, he is much more friendly and playful once the shelter quiets down.

He is quite affectionate with other cats. During his photoshoot he did instigate playtime with another cat via playful butt bite – so while he gets along with others he might be a better companion for a young playful cat versus an older cat. Due to his more cautious personality, Tread would likely do best in a house with adults or cat-wise older children. Schedule an appointment on Facebook to meet Tread!

These 5 came from West Branch.  Their mom was killed when they were about 3 weeks old.  They are now 4 months old and re...
02/23/2022

These 5 came from West Branch. Their mom was killed when they were about 3 weeks old. They are now 4 months old and ready for a home.
Decorah is the only girl.
If you would like to meet them, go to our page and click the BookNow button to schedule an appointment.

02/18/2022
This precious little girl was found today outside Vinton alongside the road.  She's at least 6 months old but weighs jus...
02/13/2022

This precious little girl was found today outside Vinton alongside the road. She's at least 6 months old but weighs just 1# 10oz - she should be 6 pounds. For now, she's resting in a heated bed and will see the vet tomorrow.
We named her Valentine. ❤

Bake Sale today until 2.  Free will donation.Stop by for a treat & see the kitties!!
02/12/2022

Bake Sale today until 2.
Free will donation.
Stop by for a treat & see the kitties!!

Do Cats get Sad, Depressed? Can they grieve or mourn
02/11/2022
Do Cats get Sad, Depressed? Can they grieve or mourn

Do Cats get Sad, Depressed? Can they grieve or mourn

Many people don’t realize animals grieve the loss of companions and family members. Even if companion cats had a hostile relationship, the surviving cat may still grieve the loss. There’s confusion about where the other cat has gone. The cat, regardless of whether they were close or not, had neg...

02/07/2022

IHA Medical Director, Dr. Jennifer Doll says “Spaying and neutering can eliminate or reduce the chances of your pet developing many serious forms of cancer. Getting females spayed before their first heat cycle can drastically reduce their risk of developing mammary tumors by 99% and as much as 85% when spayed before the second heat cycle. Dog neuters can prevent prostate enlargement as a dog ages”.
Consider making a donation in honor of Spay Neuter Awareness Month through the link below and stay tuned right here for all the spay neuter facts of life! https://crm.bloomerang.co/HostedDonation?ApiKey=pub_162068a2-3dc2-11e8-94a1-0a7fa948a058&WidgetId=111616Medica

Mr. Carson is an adorable, fantastic kitten who is around 10 months old. Kittens around his age are often overlooked in ...
02/06/2022

Mr. Carson is an adorable, fantastic kitten who is around 10 months old. Kittens around his age are often overlooked in favor of younger kittens so despite his best efforts early on, he has been at the shelter since July 2021.

Mr. Carson is a favorite with volunteers who have got to watch him grow and see his majestic tail arrive which came as quite the surprise (see him as a kitten in the basket with a less fluffy tail)! He would be a great addition for someone looking for a playful, cuddly, affectionate kitten. He does well with other cats and would enjoy having a buddy, whether that’s a current friend from the shelter or a young cat in your home. Even more gorgeous and lovable in person, schedule an appointment to meet Mr. Carson on Facebook!

Address

1200 16th Ave SW
Cedar Rapids, IA
52404

General information

We are open every Saturday from 11:00 to 3:00 pm at the SAINT Cat Adoption Center. You can meet kitties and shop in our donation store. Lots of interesting items for sale to raise money for veterinary care and program funding. SAINT Cat Adoption Center 1200 16th Ave SW Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 We have a Wish List on Amazon.com. Find it by searching by our email address: [email protected]

Opening Hours

11am - 3pm

Telephone

(319) 551-7537

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It has been almost two weeks since kitten Archie needed his chest tapped and that is incredible news! This little guys from S.A.I.N.T. Rescue (Saving Animals in Need Today) was recently hospitalized through CC for FIP (the wet version). Saints has started him on a medication called Mutian which is not FDA approved for FIP treatment but it should be. Since day 4 of the treatment, Archie is back to normal and he has not had any further fluid collecting in his chest. Fingers crossed that his good news continues!❤️🐾
🚨🚨🚨THE RUNNER UP PRIZE🚨🚨🚨 The runner up in our most recent "Al's Gives Back" program was S.A.I.N.T. Rescue (Saving Animals in Need Today)! Thanks to our GREAT customers that came in between January 1st and March 31st we were able to donate 10 bags of kitten food to Saint for the kittens! If you are looking to adopt a new cat or kitten give Saint a try! Stay tuned for our next "Al's Gives Back" happening soon! Pictured is Wade, Al's Full Service President in front of Saint Animal Rescue in Cedar Rapids.
An incredible gift to Naezy❤️ What an amazing journey this little girl from S.A.I.N.T. Rescue (Saving Animals in Need Today) has had. From being found with a massive tumor on her nose, to undergoing surgery at Blue Pearl Des Moines, Naezy’s transformation has been as astounding as has her survival in the ice cold elements of an Iowa January. Once she healed from her surgery, CC knew that she still had a ways to go in her treatment. Naezy had remaining cancer cells when her pathology report came back. After trips to UW Madison Oncology Service, the remaining piece of her puzzle was radiation. Naezy underwent 10 definitive radiation treatments at UW and she “Graduated” last Friday! The staff threw her a little party complete with an itty bitty graduation cap! Naezy is doing fantastic and she deserves a long happy life! We thank our incredible vet partners at UW Madison Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital for their skill. The success of CC’s pet patients is due to our veterinary partners and we are so very grateful. Pictured with Naezy left to right is: Ashley RT Technician, Dr. Rachel Uyehara (Naezy’s foster mom too), Dr. Adrian Owycz, Jen, RT Tecnician and Radiation Oncologist, Dr. KR. You are in good hands sweet Naezy! Happy Graduation!
A fight for life. Archie came to CC on March 1st with a heart condition diagnosed at our great veterinary partners at UW Madison Cardiology Service. This kitten has done fine until the week of March 24th when Archie, from our friends S.A.I.N.T. Rescue (Saving Animals in Need Today), developed a fever and difficulty breathing. He was hospitalized for several days as the doctors from Blue Pearl Cedar Rapids tried to sort through his symptoms. They sent PCR panels out along with cytologies of the fluid they tapped from his pleural space of his left lung. This did not appear cardiac in nature. When one of the sample came back from Auburn University, we had a much better idea of the culprit causing this fluid accumulation in Archie’s left lung. FIP. Feline Infectious Peritonitis. This is almost always fatal and Archie has the “wet” version. Saints however has been successful at treating FIP in multiple cats with a non-FDA approved treatment that can not be used in hospitals or clinics. We are giving baby Archie a go of it in the hopes that his fluid accumulation will slow and he can get back to life as a happy kitten. All of Archie’s caregivers are in agreement. Please keep this special little guy in your thoughts and prayers. We are not giving up on our boy❤️. Please click this link to learn more about feline FIP. https://vcahospitals.com/know-your-pet/feline-infectious-peritonitis
MEET THE KHAK KITTENS! Brain and Courtlin got to meet Courtlin and Danielle this week, a couple of 2.5-week-old kittens that are being taken care of by S.A.I.N.T. Rescue (Saving Animals in Need Today)! The two girls and their brothers, Brain and Bob, won’t be available for several weeks, but AREN’T THEY PRECIOUS? 😻
A new emergency intake today! Roo is from our great friends at S.A.I.N.T. Rescue (Saving Animals in Need Today). This kitty was found by an individual who called Roxanne at Fur Fun Rescue. She then called us at CC and we called SAINTS! The kitty was admitted to Anamosa Vet Clinic but his injuries were too severe to treat locally. CC’s Pam Gibney transported Roo to Blue Pearl Des Moines today for near amputations of both hind feet and a severe fracture to his front metacarpals. Roo has a lot of necrotic tissue and he will be examined tomorrow by one of Blue Pearl’s amazing surgeons. This will be a very lengthy case for CC but we are committed to giving Roo the best possible mobility outcome. He is a super sweet boy. More to come❤️
Meet Bones! Bones and her sister were abandoned, but were rescued by S.A.I.N.T. Rescue (Saving Animals in Need Today). Fluff has been adopted, but now Bones is looking for a new home 💕
Look at who is healing up great! Naezy is one of those pets that we will never forget! Her circumstance of being a young cat roaming around a farm with a massive tumor on her nose will always be etched in our minds. Naezy continues her recovery from an incredible surgery at Blue Pearl Des Moines with Dr. Gwyneth Culp. She is recovering with our friends at S.A.I.N.T. Rescue (Saving Animals in Need Today) and we think she looks just beautiful! Her pathology report brings us back to reality however as this mass was a soft tissue sarcoma with incomplete margins. It will continue to grow. Naezy will be traveling to UW Madison Radiation Oncology Service on March 9th as the experts will assess her and plan our next round of attack on this tumor. Keep this precious little peach in your thoughts as we move to the next round of her treatment! Team Naezy!
I adopted Indigo (formerly Turnip) from S.A.I.N.T. Rescue (Saving Animals in Need Today) as a kitten in July 2021 and he has grown into a curious, sweet, energetic, and loving little dude 😻 Here he is spending time with his best friend, Jasper the corn snake 🐈‍⬛❤️🐍
A BIG Naezy Update! This precious little girl from our friends at S.A.I.N.T. Rescue (Saving Animals in Need Today), continues to heal from her surgery to remove the huge tumor that was attached to her nose and upper lip. Naezy returned to Blue Pearl Des Moines last Friday for her two week recheck with her surgeon Dr. Gwyneth Culp. She looks great. The news on her pathology report however is not good. This tumor is a sarcoma and it is very aggressive to the local tissue. It is not fully excised so regrowth will be an issue. These cancers generally do not metastisize to different sites. CC has contacted UW Madison and we have arranged an appointment for Naezy with radiation oncology. The use of radiation therapy can offer Naezy longer term control over the tumor. Cats do fantastic with radiation therapy and our organization has a ton of experience treating these cancers with good results. We won't give up on little Naezy. Together with SAINTS, our goal is to give her a very happy life❤
Meet LARS! He’s up for adoption at S.A.I.N.T. Rescue (Saving Animals in Need Today) 💕
Today is change a pets life day. We want to shout out S.A.I.N.T. Rescue (Saving Animals in Need Today) for the wonderful work they do helping animals. We have loved helping foster and find homes for cats, as well as learning so much through TNR of feral cats. How have you changed a pets life today? Or how has a pet changed yours? #changeapetslifeday #fostercats #catsofinstagram #pets #tnrsaveslives #rescuepets #saintsrescue #savinganimals #catladylife