Please donate to the final phase of our Capital Campaign

MEOW Foundation is very pleased to announce the purchase of its new facility in Northeast Calgary. We are now working hard to raise the funds needed to complete what will be Calgary’s best Adoption Centre for cats. To contribute to the final phase of our Capital Campaign, please make a donation using the buttons below. Click or tap on any of the cats in the windows of the following graphic to learn more about our donors. We cannot wait to move in!

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To complete our new Adoption Centre, we need your help.

When you donate $1,000 or more, you’ll be featured on the donor wall inside our new facility and will sponsor a cat in a window of the graphic above. You’ll also have the opportunity to share a written note or video message about what a new centre for stray and abandoned cats means to you.

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Did you know that Canadian donors will receive up to 53% of their donation back in the form of a tax credit? In fact, donors in Alberta will receive a $450 credit on a donation of $1,000! Donate more and your tax credit may be even higher. To calculate your credit, check out the Canada Revenue Agency’s Charitable Donation Tax Credit Calculator.

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August 15, 2014

It is my pleasure to announce that MEOW Foundation has completed the purchase of a 7,000 square foot building located in the Greenview Industrial Park in Northeast Calgary. This purchase marks a huge milestone in our longstanding dream to relocate MEOW Foundation to a property wholly-owned by MEOW and custom designed to support first-class feline care and rehabilitation.

This exciting new property purchase follows over four years of diligent resource planning, networking, patient and thorough research of the Calgary real estate market, and faith that we would find the right property for our needs and budget. We’ve toured numerous spaces, followed up on virtually every property tip from foundation supporters and spent many a weekend driving through appropriately-zoned industrial parks looking for hidden gems that hadn’t yet made the realtor’s radar.

To ensure that we were spending funds from our capital account wisely, we’ve had many meetings with City of Calgary representatives, lawyers, bank officials, contractors, architects and many other community professionals. We’d like to extend a big thank you to everyone who forwarded tips and ideas to us over the last few years and most importantly to our incredible supporters whose generous contributions made this purchase possible.

Of course, we know the question on everyone’s mind is, “when does MEOW move in?” The short answer: as soon as we raise the remaining funds needed to cover the costs of renovations and equipment. We have engaged a local architecture firm to prepare a cost-effective renovation strategy that will support a cat-centric design with longevity. We’ve also begun work on the final phase of our Capital Campaign and will be announcing our final campaign goal once all estimates have been obtained.

We’ll be sure to keep everyone updated on our progress via the MEOW website, MEOWZine and our social media accounts. Stay tuned for an announcement about our Official Kick Off to the final phase of our Capital Campaign, as well as more details on our exciting building plans and fundraising progress.

– Robert Pronk, Board Chair