Support our Claws
Crash’s Landing is Grand Rapids’ largest no-kill shelter for at-risk and stray cats, devoted to taking those without a home and putting them in a loving and caring environment. We are a big family, and many of our kids have had a rough life so far. Many have been abused, abandoned or neglected, so we do our best to make sure their home has everything they need. Keeping everyone happy, healthy, and safe is no small task. With over 80 of our guys to take care of, our monthly budget is over $14,000. Medical supplies, food, rent, utilities…and that’s just scratching the surface! We rely exclusively on donations and volunteers, and that is why it means so much to us that we have friends to help take care of us.
Because our focus is on helping at-risk cats, their medical needs can be quite extensive when they first arrive at our doorstep. Many have severe injuries or illnesses that need serious care. It is not uncommon for one of our new fuzzbutts to need an operation or two to get back on all fours.
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Petco Foundation Grant Award
Crash’s Landing and Big Sid’s Sanctuary have been awarded a very generous grant from the Petco Foundation’s Holiday Wishes Grant Campaign. Jack B. Nimble, a Crash’s Landing alumni, has become a therapy pet and helps calm his patients with snuggles and purrs. From seniors to students, Jack B. Nimble wins hearts and brightens days.
Bissell Spay/Neuter Grant
Crash’s Landing and Big Sid’s Sanctuary have received a generous grant of $625 from the Bissell Pet Foundation. This grant will cover the cost of spaying/neutering 25 cats!
Our Featured Feline
Odin came in as a very scared, shy, and extremely timid boy who wouldn’t even look at anyone. He would stiffen up and bury his face in my arm when I handled him, and try his best to turn around and “hide” when approached. He slowly has learned to trust people thru daily one-on-one attention and LOTS of bowls of delicious wet food. I really believe that we have brought him out of a very dark and sad place just by feeding him whatever he wants, and whenever he wants, as that boy loves his food more than anything in the world! He is starting to roam from his one cubby that has always been his safe place, and now gives us headbutts and rubs his face on yours when talking to him. He is such a sweet boy who is finally living the good life safe from the dangers of being on his own, bad weather, and going hungry. Just recently he has started to have a few confrontations with other cats and, surprisingly, he is the instigator at times—I think it is just his way of showing off his new found confidence. I would love to see him in a quiet home where he can be the center of attention and is given all the time he needs to adjust. One of our volunteers has stopped in every single day to visit him, and this has absolutely helped him overcome his fears and build his confidence. 🙂