|About our Name
Our organization was started in 2006 under the name Cat Tales. Later that year we partnered with Marley Fund in Greenville, NC and changed our name to Marley's Cat Tales. In 2010 we obtained our own non-profit status and became a completely separate entity. In May 2012 we changed our name to Calvin's Paws. As of May 2012 and forward we are Calvin's Paws.
Please be aware that the name “Marley’s Cat Tales” is now being used by Marley Fund of Greenville, NC, to solicit donations. Calvin’s Paws is not affiliated with Marley Fund and does not make any representations with respect to their non-profit status.
Calvin's Paws is run by a Board of Directors including the following members:
Carol deOlloqui- President
David Ernsthausen - Vice President
Carol Hazlewood- Secretary
Joan Fontes- Treasurer
Calvin is the name of a sweet kitten that, like so many animals, did not have much of a chance because he was in a high kill shelter. There are so many animals in shelters and only a few get chosen. Calvin was one of the lucky ones; he was adopted into his forever home and now lives a very spoiled and happy life. Calvin’s Paws aspires to see that all homeless animals have the same ending to their story. We began in 2006 when a group of volunteers in the Triangle area sought to create a rescue that would provide education on, care of animals, create awareness of Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV), and advocate for Trap, Neuter and Release (TNR) of feral cats.
The new name serves as a revitalization of the organization. “We are all a necessary part of fixing the pet overpopulation issue in North Carolina, and it is important for our organization to evolve in order to meet the changing needs of the community,” says Carol deOlloqui, President. “We will continue to do all of the things we are passionate about - rescuing animals, including ones with special needs, educating about FIV, advocating for proper animal care, and partnering with others to reach the ultimate goal of no more homeless pets”.
Calvin’s Paws rescues between 400-500 animals each year. Most of the animals are stray or abandoned, but sometimes the animals are those left behind when an owner dies or can no longer take care of them. Calvin’s Paws advocates establishing a plan to prepare for those situations and is always happy to work with individuals to help create a plan to help prevent animals from being surrendered. We are always open to questions or inquiries from adopters or members of the community with any animal issues or questions, and we will strive to assist or direct them to a resource for help.
Calvin’s Paws is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3), no-kill, foster based animal rescue that is always looking for animal-loving volunteers and donations to help save more lives. Our goal is for every animal to have a loving home, just like Calvin.