It’s that time again – the Jade Paw Project is starting its 2nd year raising money for nonprofit cat rescue organizations!

The Summer 2016 campaign runs Friday, July 22 through Friday, August 5 and will support Cat’s Cradle of Harrisonburg, Virginia – the rescue that saved Ziva (one of the four furballs of the Daffy and Friends household).

All donations and proceeds from this campaign will be MATCHED as part of the Cat’s Cradle Summertime Challenge – that means, double the help for cats and kittens in need!

Cat’s Cradle is a no-kill cat shelter, but their mission to end pet over-population extends far beyond rescue, foster, and adoption. They spearheaded the opening of a low-cost spay/neuter clinic for cats and dogs in Harrisonburg, and run a TNR (trap-neuter-return) program for feral cats. Their adoption and foster program places more than 400 cats and kittens in forever homes every year, and their spay/neuter and TNR teams assist with more than 2,000 sterilizations per year (and growing). Learn more about Cat’s Cradle’s history and mission.

Here’s Ziva’s story, in her own words:

Hi, everybody! I’m Ziva, one of Daffy and Polly’s new fur-sisters! I’m a 2-year-old female dilute calico. I had a rough start… my cat-mom was killed when my 3 siblings and I were just a few days old. Then, I got a terrible respiratory infection and almost died! We were rescued by Cat’s Cradle – bottle-fed and raised up until we were big enough to find forever homes. We all survived!

When my human-mom Shelly came to Cat’s Cradle, I was the last of my siblings left. She was looking for an older cat, and I was only 5 months old, but I crawled right up into her lap, gave her a headbutt right in the noggin, and claimed her as mine. She couldn’t leave without me. I found my forever-human!

She brought me home that night to meet Merlin (Daffy calls him Big Fluff), and now I’ve got my new fur-sisters Daffy and Polly. We are one big happy family!

Ziva on a bed

If you’re not already following the adventures of Ziva, Daffy, Polly, and Merlin, check out their Facebook page, Daffy & Friends!

This time around, we’ve got a total of 46 jade cats looking for forever homes. Thanks to Amanda B. for donating several figurines that have earned a new lease on life as jade cats! We’ve also got one new style of jade cat in the mantle size – a cat figurine that doubles as a piggy bank! A kitty bank? Yes! Each jade cat will be hand-numbered, as usual, and will be shipped in the US via USPS Priority Mail and internationally via USPS First Class Mail.

Thanks for your support, and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us!