Eva's Kitties

MetroWest’s

Cage-Free, No-Kill

Cat Shelter

Loving Care and Shelter Until They’re Home

  • Eva’s Kitties facilitates the rescue of abandoned, lost, injured, and neglected cats and kittens; and welcomes them into foster care homes while we search to match them with a forever home.
  • While they are in our care, we provide our cats with food, medical attention and the loving attention that lets them know they are safe and cared for.
  • We shelter our cats at foster homes located in Waltham and Newton, Massachusetts.

How You Can Help

Adopt a Cat

We have a variety of cats ranging in breeds, sizes and ages ready for adoption. Your perfect match is waiting for you here.

Foster a Cat

Provide a temporary home for cats for which the shelter may not be the best environment. Great for those who can help out short-term.

Volunteer

Help us provide 365 days of loving care to our cats. Volunteers help us expand services so we can impact more cats and save more lives.

Donate

Your donation goes directly to saving cats that have been abandoned, neglected or abused. Help us care for more cats in need.

Adopt a Cat

Meet Our Cats Available for Adoption

Adoption Information

Pre-Adoption Process

If you are interested in adopting one of our cats, here are the next steps:

  • Send an email to president@evaskitties.org
  • Include your full name, email address, and the best phone number to reach you.  It also helps if you indicate the best way to reach you.
  • If you have identified one of our cats on Petfinder that you are interested in, please provide the cat’s name.
  • We will reach out to you within the next 24 hours to set up a time for you to come visit our cats.
  • When you come to visit, we will share what we know about each cat, suggest ways to help guide you in welcoming the cat to your home, and answer any questions you may have.
  • If you end up adopting one of our cats, we’ll ask you to complete the Adoption Agreement, which can be done on site during your visit.
  • Feel free to review the Adoption Agreement in advance of your visit.
  • Adopters must be 21 years old or older.
Adoption Fees
  • $150 – Cat over 5 years old
  • $175 – Cat 13 months to under 5 years old
  • $200 – Kitten up to 12 months old
  • $250 – Kitten that hasn’t been altered before being adopted*

* $50 of the $250 adoption fee for these kittens serves as a deposit for having the cat altered. We will pay for the alteration at the vet of your choice. Once we receive notification that the procedure has been completed, the $50 deposit will be refunded to you.

What the Adoption Fee Covers
  • Adoption counseling and take home care information
  • Spay or neuter surgery completed unless cat is too young to have the procedure performed
  • Test for Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV)
  • FVRCP vaccines (age appropriate at the time of adoption)
  • Rabies Vaccination
  • Flea treatment or preventative care
  • Copy of cat’s medical records
Adoption Agreement

If you have been notified by us that you have been pre-approved for adoption of one of our cats, please complete the below Adoption Agreement.

Adoption Agreement

Foster a Cat

Foster Parenting Overview

Foster Parents Must be 21 Years of Age or Older

  • If you are interested in Fostering one of our cats, we encourage you to first read the Foster Home Guidelines to see what is expected while you foster one or more of our rescued cats.
  • If you would like to move forward, you must complete and submit the below Foster Parent Application.
  • If approved, you will need to complete the Cat Foster Agreement.
  • Feel free to contact us at info@evaskitties.org if you have any questions.
Foster Parent Application

IMPORTANT

  • You must complete all required fields (indicated by an *);
  • Upon successful submission of the form, you will be redirected to the Form Confirmation Page;
  • If you are not redirected to the Form Confirmation Page, you need to return to this form and correct the highlighted errors.

Foster Parents Must be 21 Years Old or Older

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Overview

Volunteers Must be 21 Years of Age or Older

As an all-volunteer organization with definite plans to expand, we are always looking for more caring people to help us fulfill our mission.

We are Looking for Volunteers in the Following Areas:

  • Caring for Cats in Larger Foster Settings
  • Public Relations/Social Media Support
  • Fundraising Event Support
  • Administrative & Office Support

Job Descriptions

Caring for Cats in Larger Foster Settings

Location

  • At one of our Foster Homes (Waltham and Newton locations)

Reports To

  • Assigned to one of our Wisdom Cats (volunteers with one year or more of experience)

Job Shift

  • A morning or evening shift at a foster home site

Job Description

Responsibilities vary, but typically include:

  • Washing the food bowls from previous feeding
  • Dispensing food
  • Cleaning and/or changing the litter pans
  • Sweeping and/or mopping the floors
  • Wiping down the counters
  • Taking towels/linen home to launder
  • Providing human interaction with the cats….subject to each cat’s comfort level with people

Note: Generally there are at least two volunteers covering each shift, so at times those on site will need to discuss and divvy up tasks

Working With Cats

  • Cats are very special creatures, and each one is definitely unique
  • Recognize that cats have personalities AND they expect humans to work with who they are at any given moment
  • Cats vary in their comfort level around humans
  • Some cats DO NOT LIKE BEING TOUCHED and other cats warm up to the idea
  • Take your signal from the cats; when in doubt, DON’T TOUCH OR PICK UP A CAT unless a seasoned volunteer who knows a particular cat well signals that it is okay to do so
  • Talk to the cats as you work around them: tell them about your day; ask them about their days. Speak in gentle, loving tones to them…they may not acknowledge that they hear you, BUT you can bet that they are listening!

What We Ask of You

  • Our cats depend on us, their human friends to provide them with responsible & loving care
  • We ask that you commit to a minimum of 6 months of consecutive service
  • We expect that you will show up to work at your designated time slot, or that you will find another volunteer to cover for you
  • We require that you treat our cats and other volunteers with respect as outlined in our Code of Conduct

PDF of Job Description

Public Relations / Social Media Support
Location

  • Much of this work can take place virtually with ocassional meetings to discuss strategy and answer questions

Reports To

  • Currently work in this area is being overseen by the President of the Board

Job Description

  • Initially, provide support in formatting our Newsletters sent electronically
  • Assist in creating promotional materials as needed
  • Create, maintain, and update our Facebook presence – possibly in unison with others
  • Interview individuals associated with the organization and compose material for use in our electronic communications
  • Potentially edit materials submitted by other volunteers for our Newsletters

Talents/Skills

  • Ability to write in a professional manor, using clear language and appropriate vocabulary
  • Understand the restrictions and benefits associated with different media platforms
  • Comprehend the importance that all communications be in sync with the Board’s Strategic Initiatives
  • Ability to entertain different points of view, know when to compromise, and how to keep the larger Vision in sight while working through important details

What We Ask of You

  • We ask that once you make a commitment, you honor that and plan time to be available to assist on ongoing projects.
  • We anticipate publishing a schedule for releasing our Newsletters, and the pre-publishing deadlines that will enable us to stay on schedule.
  • We welcome your insights and ideas as you come to know more about our organization.

PDF of Job Description

Fundraising Event Support

Location

  • Much of this work can take place virtually with occasional meetings to discuss strategy and answer questions
  • On days of scheduled events, presence at the event will be most helpful to the success of the event

Reports To

  • Currently work in this area is being overseen by our Coordinator of Fundraising and/or her designee

Job Description

  • Grant writing
  • Yard Sales
  • Calendar Raffles
  • Annual Appeal Letters
  • Sponsorship Programs
  • Signature Event (Still looking to define what this might be for us)
  • Looking for additional ideas

Talents/Skills

  • Good organizing skills
  • Ability to make decisions
  • Comfortable with taking initiative
  • Prioritizing what needs to get done
  • Good attention to detail, especially as it applies to handling money

What We Ask of You

  • We rely on our volunteers to have a good sense of how much time that they can commit to any given task
  • This self-awareness prevents people from overcommitting and then not being able to deliver

PDF of Job Description

Administrative & Office Support

Location

  • Our Foster Home in Waltham

Reports To

  • The lead volunteer overseeing the cats’ medical records and other support staff

Job Description

  • Create detailed records for each cat.
  • Assist with preparation of annual report to the State Department of Agriculture at the end of each year
  • Assist with preparation of annual reports required by charitable organizations or foundations that provide us with funding
  • Prepare all of the paperwork associated with cat adoptions including the cat’s medical condition and health records once the cats enter our care
  • Generally, those working in this area do a lot of data entry, and depending on their skill level with different programs, they are also asked to generate reports that are helpful in both reporting and planning

Talent/Skills

  • Tech savvy skills, especially in Excel, are a huge asset
  • Generating reports for fundraising purposes, for required reports, etc.
  • Print and file monthly Vet Bills
  • File prescriptions in cats’ folders
  • Print and file forms as needed
  • Excellent organization and communication skills
  • Assist with Power Point presentations
  • Currently our records are paper-based, and we would like to digitize our records and begin storing them electronically. So there is much work to be done! We could use multiple PAWS to help in this work!

What We Ask of You

  • We ask that once you commit to the number of hours that you can provide assistance and that you honor those commitments
  • We expect that when in doubt about how to proceed, you seek assistance and/or clarification when working in programs or on projects that are supported by multiple users
  • Accuracy is a must, so we ask that you are able to attend to the work that you are doing

PDF of Job Description

Volunteer Application

IMPORTANT

  • You must complete all required fields (indicated by an *);
  • Upon successful submission of the form, you will be redirected to the Form Confirmation Page;
  • If you are not redirected to the Form Confirmation Page, you need to return to this form and correct the highlighted errors.

Volunteers Must be 21 Years Old or Older

Help Us Protect and Care for More Cats by Giving Today

Online Donation Form

IMPORTANT

  • You must complete all required fields (indicated by an *);
  • Upon successful submission of the form, you will be redirected to the Form Confirmation Page;
  • If you are not redirected to the Form Confirmation Page, you need to return to this form and correct the highlighted errors.

Note: Upon submission of this form, you will be redirected to PayPal’s secure payment portal to complete your transaction. Upon completion of your donation, you will receive an email with the details of your donation, which may be used as a receipt for tax purposes.

 

Other Ways You Can Support Eva’s Kitties

drawing of Kitty Love, our first Guardian Angel

KittyLove, our first Guardian Angel

Join Our Family of Cat Guardian Angels

  • Our biggest expense in caring for the cats we rescue is paying for their medical treatment and any medications that they may need.
  • In order to help defray these costs, we invite you to make a donation, joining our Family of Cat Guardian Angels.
  • You may name a Guardian Angel after yourself, one of your current pets, or for a pet that is no longer with you.
  • Periodically we’ll list the names of Cat Guardian Angels in our Newsletter.
  • All money that we receive from our Cat Guardian Angels will be used to help pay for medical expenses for the cats in our care.

Ways to Make Your Cat Guardian Angel Donation

  • Complete the Online Donation Form above and select the Cat Guardian Angel option to designate the name of the Cat Guardian Angel.
  • If donating by mail, print the Cat Guardian Angel Form, fill it out, and include it with your credit card information or your check to Eva’s Kitties, Inc., P.O. Box 590056, Newton Centre, MA 02459.

*We are grateful to Cat Folk Artist, Ryan Connors, for giving us permission to use one of her paintings. You can find more of her lovely art work at kilkennycat.wordpress.com.

Become a Cat Archangel

  • With a recurring donation, become a Cat Archangel by sponsoring one of our shelter cats.
  • Periodically we’ll list the names of Cat Archangels in our Newsletter.
  • All money that we receive from our Cat Archangels will be used to help pay for medical expenses for the cats in our care.

How to Make Your Recurring Cat Archangel Donation

  • Print the Cat Guardian Angel Form.
  • Complete the form making sure to include the amount of your monthly contribution and your credit card information.
  • Mail the completed  form to Eva’s Kitties, Inc., P.O. Box 590056, Newton Centre, MA 02459.

Cats to Sponsor

Our Loving Mama

(Affectionately known as Mama Mia!)

Mama is one of our older cats, brought to us when her caretaker entered a long-term care facility.  Mama loves to greet people who come to visit, and she makes the rounds in the room to be sure to give everyone a chance to pet her and experience her love.

photo of MamaRecently, we had a scare when we noticed her breathing seemed labored.  A trip to the veterinarian resulted in tests that revealed that her heart has difficulty pumping blood to the rest of her body, a condition requiring her to be on heart medication for the rest of her life

Mama is also being treated for other conditions that occur in older cats. This may sound like a huge burden for a cat, but Mama is a truly amazing cat.  She is happy and active, and she hopes to continue to live for a long time in her foster home with her adoring humans and with her three cat roommates. Mama is looking for a special person or persons to sponsor her to help pay for her medical expenses.  If Mama’s story touches your heart, please consider becoming a sponsor for this wonderful cat.

Tracey

(Our Handsome Fella)

Tracey is an 11 year old mellow, orange tabby who is one of favorite of volunteers at Eva’s Kitties.  It took him some time to come out of his shyness, but now he has his favorite spots in the cat trees and cubbies we provide.  Tracey is not much of a player.  His favorite activity is napping in his large, fuzzy bed or curled up in a cozy cubby or a cat tree near some of his lady friends.  It could be his gorgeous orange locks or maybe his calming, sweet personality that make him irresistible to the ladies.  Whatever it is, he has quite the harem of beautiful felines wanting to spend time near him.

photo of TraceyAbout two years ago, Tracy’s medical challenges revealed that he suffers from inflammatory bowel disease.  Currently the medicines he takes daily help slow down the progression of the disease and appear to relieve his symptoms.

Despite his troubles, Tracey is a happy cat, and he loves to be petted and brushed.  Due to his advanced medical condition, Tracey is not up for adoption.  We feel that he will have the best quality of life if he remains in his current foster home where he receives lots of attention from his human friends as well as his feline companions.  But if you are interested in becoming a sponsor for Tracey, your donation will help to cover the cost of his medications and his vet visits.

Maisie
Maisie is a 17 year old orange tabby girl who lives in a foster home with her mother Mama. She has two sisters the same age who found their forever home last summer.

photo of Maisie, the catMaisie has very long fur, and she likes to sport a lion cut in the warmer months. It helps to keep her fur from becoming tangled. Her foster dad calls her Amazing Maisie.

Maisie has brain cancer, and as a result, she suffers from seizures. Maisie requires multiple doses of medication daily in the treatment of her illness. She also needs to have her blood levels monitored regularly. She is looking for a loving person to sponsor her to help with the cost of her treatments. Please consider sponsoring Maisie.

  • We are always in need of supplies for our cats
  • You can help us by purchasing something from Eva’s Kitties Wish List
  • Enclose a check made payable to “Eva’s Kitties, Inc.” for the donation amount
  • Mail your donation to:

Eva’s Kitties, Inc.
P.O. Box 590056
Newton Centre, MA 02459

Important Tax Information

  • Eva’s Kitties is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization
  • Federal Tax I.D. No. 83-2305228
  • All contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law
  • Eva’s Kitties will send you prompt acknowledgement of your contribution

Statement of Ethics

  • Eva’s Kitties is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that operates under the highest ethical standards and business practices meeting or exceeding the guidelines of the U.S. IRS
  • We protect the confidentiality of all financial information and do not sell our donor list

Contact Us

Questions or Concerns?

Complete the form below or contact us at info@evaskitties.org

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