Angel’s Wish IS GROWING!
We need your help TODAY to make this a reality!
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*All gifts matched in September, up to $10,000 total thanks to a challenge grant from one of our donors!*
Angel’s Wish was founded in 2000 by volunteers inspired to create a community where animals were not euthanized for space. We’ve grown from first helping primarily Dane County animals to now helping vulnerable cats throughout South Central Wisconsin…and beyond!
A beautiful opportunity transpired when a donor included us in her will just as the condo units adjoining Angel’s Wish became available for sale. Her donation covered the cost of buying the condo units, but we need your support to complete construction. Our plan joins our new and existing spaces together for an amazing expansion that doubles our footprint and provides better experiences for our cats and the people who love them!
A note from one of our founders:
Angel’s Wish has come a long way from our early days. With the support of our community we have saved over ten thousand cats and kittens from dire situations, healed them, and found them forever homes. We have rehomed many animals where, for whatever reason, folks could no longer keep their pets. We have taken pressure off overcrowded humane societies and rescues in Wisconsin and elsewhere so fewer cats would be euthanized.
The most recent plan to expand and remodel the Angel’s Wish Center in Verona is a logical next step in our growth. Initiated by an end-of-life donation from a generous supporter, it will allow us to provide a better experience for our cats and kittens, the people who adopt them, and our volunteers. Everyone wins! I hope you can see it in your heart to help Angel’s Wish to continue fighting the good fight.
Building better Care Spaces:
Improved Medical Care
When cats arrive at Angel’s Wish, intake exams (which include microchipping, checking for and treating internal and external parasites, ringworm, and other medical conditions) occur on a repurposed dining table in a multipurpose room. Medical supplies are stored in multiple areas of the building, lengthening the time that exams take. Our remodeled facility will include a dedicated area for intake exams and medical care. The room will be easy to disinfect and will also include an area to quarantine and care for animals that may have communicable diseases. The room will include a stainless steel exam table, a sink, ample storage for supplies in one place, a secure storage cabinet for medications and other items, places to hang IV bags, a refrigerator of vaccines and testing supplies, and other amenities.
Improved Cat Care
Our current warehouse area does not provide ample storage for our retail storage, animal care necessities, and foster supplies while still allowing space for laundry and cleaning tasks (like washing litter boxes and carriers) to occur. In the redesigned cat care area, the laundry and oversized sink will be near the animal supplies the cats in our care immediately need, such as food, litter and bedding. A separate warehouse area will house our retail supplies and pallets of litter and food, which will allow us to buy in bulk for better pricing.The cleaning area will be expanded for ease of use in a newly repurposed area with better workflow and a safer space for volunteers to work. Additional spaces will ensure better sanitization and cleaning to reduce disease and maintain better cat health.
Building better Adoption Spaces:
More Cat Housing Options
Currently, cats are carried from a mix of condos, dog crates and ferret cages to the visiting rooms to meet potential adopters. Not all cats like to be carried, and the move from their condo to a room can be very stressful (especially when they have multiple visitors in a day!). With the expansion’s eight additional visiting rooms, cats who need a quiet space, cats who don’t like being carried, or large litters of kittens can stay in visiting rooms all day. Forgoing the stressful experience of being moved from a condo to an unfamiliar room will allow these cats to be ready to meet potential adopters in a place where they are comfortable and able to show off their personalities.
For the cats being shown in condos, we will be replacing our hodge-podge collection of repurposed cages with cat-specific, solid-sided condos. These will further reduce the risk of disease transmission and reduce the stress of cats seeing their neighbors in adjacent condos.
Building A Better Adoption Experience:
Improving the Adoption Experience
Adoptions today are completed at a folding table in the middle of the noisy adoption center. It can be incredibly distracting for the adoption coordinator and adopters to concentrate on important questions and information. Our expansion will include three semi-private adoption spaces to allow for focused adoption counseling and private conversations. Adopters and adoption coordinators will be able to sit down and discuss animal care, medical treatments, and sign paperwork without interruptions or distractions.
Our current facility has no place for adopters and other visitors to wait until a visiting room is available or until a volunteer can address their needs. They wait in the midst of a busy, congested adoption area and add to the commotion. Our remodel will create a calm and inviting space for adopters and customers awaiting services.
Your tax deductible gift can be set up as a one-time donation or as a pledge. Pledges over $2,500 can be paid in monthly or yearly installments for a period of up to three (3) years. We request that pledges $500-$2500 be limited to a two (2) year payment period.
Levels of Love
Become part of our donor wall displayed prominently in our Adoption Center.
Naming a room at the center is a beautiful way to help homeless pets. Donors can honor or remember a pet, person, or family, or even a business or organization. This sponsorship comes with a customized plaque on the door or wall of the area being sponsored.
Adoption Center Lobby $100,000
Medical & Isolation Rooms $ 25,000
Training Room $ 25,000
Large Visiting Room (2) $ 20,000
Medium Visiting Room (4) $ 15,000
Small Visiting Room (6) $ 10,000
Cat Condo $ 5,000
Adoption Counseling Area (3) $ 5,000
Angel’s Wish is dedicated to reducing animal overpopulation, rehoming companion animals, and raising awareness of animal welfare issues in South Central Wisconsin.
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