Dorothy Fund

The Dorothy Fund has been established in honor of Dorothy and Purrkit to help adult cats find new forever homes.  The fund pays half of the adoption fee for senior citizens who adopt an adult cat over the age of two.

How You Can Participate
All that we ask in return is that you allow us to take a picture of you with your new best friend(s) that we can use to promote adult cat adoptions and animal adoption for senior citizens.

You must meet all our other regular adoption criteria including but not limited to: home ownership or permission of your landlord, having all other household animals up to date on vaccinations and spayed or neutered.

Senior Citizens
If you are senior citizen who wants the loving companionship of one of our cats, come in to the shelter and meet our cats two and older. Once you have found your match the Dorothy Fund will pay half the adoption fee.

How PurrKit adopted Dorothy
One day a stray cat wandered onto Dorothy's property in New Hampshire. That day, although Dorothy didn't know it, the cat decided that Dorothy was her new person. A bit grudgingly Dorothy fed her. Not long after, Dorothy took the nameless cat to the Vet's for a rabies shot and to be spayed. By then the cat was sure that her plan to adopt Dorothy had worked. Eventually the cat gained a name “PurrKit” or “Purrky” for short. Dorothy and her husband were retired. When Dorothy went on daily walks to keep up her strength, Purrkit, who had decided she was an indoor cat, would often follow along. In the cold dark winters of New Hampshire, Dorothy's husband would get out the snow blower and create walking paths around the yard so that Dorothy could continue her exercise. Even in the cold, Purrkit would escort Dorothy through the snow. Dorothy may have saved Purrkit from a rugged life or unhappy death in the New Hampshire woods. But Purrkit provided companionship and amusement to Dorothy and her husband for many years. It was a good partnership for all concerned. The Dorothy Fund has been established in honor of Dorothy and Purrkit to help adult cats find new forever homes. The fund pays half of the adoption fee for senior citizens who adopt a cat over the age of two.