The Power of ONE - One by one, we can raise 20k.

For: Give Me Shelter Cat Rescue
San Francisco, CA
Organizer: Give Me Shelter Cat Rescue
of $20,000 goal
68% Complete
Raised by 179 donors

The Story

The #PowerofONE. One by one, we can raise $20k.

Oh what the years bring! Did you know we nearly doubled our adoptions in 2015? And we are on track to save even more lives in 2016 — and it’s all because of people like YOU.

It only takes ONE — ONE act of compassion, ONE share on social media share, ONE donation to give a second chance at life to many. 

Give Me Shelter (GMS) needs your help. Each day we are faced with cats that have only 72 hours or less for rescue. We save the most vulnerable: special needs, adult and senior cats. This is all done with love and commitment by our volunteer team.

To tell you about our work, meet Bella…              
I’m Bella, and I was 6 years old when I was rescued by Give Me Shelter Cat Rescue (GMS). I am one lucky feline! I’m telling you my story to help raise funds so GMS can save other cats like me. 

My guardian became homeless and surrendered me to the city shelter. I was pretty distraught by all of this—losing my home and guardian. The worst of it was that I was deemed unadoptable due to resolvable medical issues. It seemed my fate was sealed until a GMS volunteer scooped me up and placed me in a foster-to-adopt home. This was my miracle! It was then discovered that I had a bladder stone and a fractured tooth. I was taken to the GMS veterinarian, who performed surgery to resolve these issues. Fortunately, my foster guardians and I fell in love, and they made me their forever kitty! I have a wonderful life now where I am safe and loved. Without GMS I would have become another statistic for cats destroyed at the shelter. Your donation helps GMS to save so many more like me and provide us with loving homes. Please donate to help save other cats like me.


Give Me Shelter’s continuing mission is to save lives that fail the shelter’s archaic behavior assessments and medical standards. Time and time again, with medical and behavior intervention, we find permanent loving homes for cats in need. Without your continued financial support we could not provide this much needed life-saving effort. Bella’s story illustrates the tireless effort and service that GMS provides. We are committed to saving as many lives as possible.

We are at a critical time — kitten season is in full force, which means many adults and senior cats are overlooked. Without GMS and your help, these cats WILL perish. 

In 2015, GMS spent over $80,000 in veterinary costs alone. In order to continue to save lives, our goal is to raise $20,000 or more. Every donation — large or small — directly benefits the lives of these castaway cats, so please open your heart and donate to aid in our effort to save lives like Bella’s. We are a 501c3 non-profit, so your donation is tax deductible. Give Me Shelter has been saving lives since 2003.

These are a few of the kitties who need your immediate help:

  • Sweet Sam(3 years) was hit by car, had one rear leg amputated, doesn’t have use of the other leg and is incontinent. We have reached out to the best sanctuary in the area, which will require substantial donation for his lifetime care where his special needs can be met and he will thrive. Up to $2,000 
  • Lovely June (5 years) has painful stomatitis and requires a full mouth extraction to relieve the pain. Could June be her lucky month? $1,200-1,600
  • Beautiful Boo (10 years) has been losing weight and is not interested in eating. She needs blood work to determine the cause and best course of treatment. $300

Follow our #PowerofOne Fundraiser on Facebookand Instagramfor updates.

We believe #EveryLifeMatters and there IS a home for every cat. Read more heartwarming stories about Billy and Tigger and how GMS helped them. Learn more about Give Me Shelter and our adoptable cats at

You can also mail your donation:
Give Me Shelter Cat Rescue
P.O. Box 411013
San Francisco, CA 94141

Or donate on our website:

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on October 30, 2016

Posted on October 30, 2016

Give Me Shelter friends and supporters, check out the video YouCaring put together for us! Please listen and learn about the work we do.

Posted on September 15, 2016

Posted on September 15, 2016

Thank you for your continued generous contributions! We are over half way to our goal and still working on continuing to fill our coffers. Please share with your cat loving friends and family!

Posted on July 19, 2016

Posted on July 19, 2016

Thank you to your generous support we've raised over $5k! Follow our rescue stories on Facebook and @givemesheltersf on Instagram. Please SHARE our fundraiser and tell your friends. Help us reach our goal of $20k. We are on our way!

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