The cats have not noticed that there are no visitors, none of their volunteers, coming in to see them over the past months since March.
Due to Covid-19, we closed our sanctuary to all incoming cats, visitors and volunteers.
So it has been much quieter year at Rustic Hollow. All of our fund raisers are cancelled through end of year if not beyond. That registers as a lot of lost $$$$ to help us feed and care for the 218 cats that call Rustic Hollow their 'furever' home.
We thank all of our supporters who have stepped up and given what they can to help us continue our work with special needs animals. The donations of dry and wet food are so appreciated and much needed.
In August, 23 counties in Iowa were devastated by a sudden inland hurricane, a Derecho, that went through several states causing the loss of 10 million acres of crops; destroying hundreds of homes and doing much damage. We were fortunate enough to be spared from the severity of that storm as the counties that were hit are about 3 hours or less south of our sanctuary. A Derecho maintains wind of over 110 mph, similar to a category 3 hurricane.