A CoatHook to Benefit
C&W Rustic Hollow Shelter
About This Fundraiser
$5 of every CoatHook sold from this page goes to C&W Rustic Hollow Shelter of Nashua, Iowa — a truly remarkable sanctuary that very generously cares for special-needs cats of all kinds — those with chronic medical, physical, neurological, and behavioral issues; very old cats who need a comfortable and safe retirement home; declining cats who need hospice care; and cats who are displaced as their aging guardians become incapable of caring for them and pass away.
The sanctuary keeps 14 paid staff and 20 volunteers busy on an old farm with six buildings that have a capacity of 400 cats. The sanctuary usually has between 250 and 300 in residence.
The cats need long-term care because they’re ‘adoption challenged’ or ‘unadoptable’ for various health or behavioral reasons. The shelter gives them a safe, comfortable forever home that they might not have otherwise had.
The old renovated farmhouse and barn, as well as four newer buildings are customized to provide the most comfortable quarters for lots of cats.
The buildings are temperature controlled and have all the creature comforts cats love, such as screened-in “catios,” window boxes, high perches, lots of bedding, tunnels, cubbies, condos, and toys.
The sanctuary has laundry facilities to keep cat bedding clean and fresh, a dedicated veterinary care area, and sleeping and showering facilities for staff and volunteers who may need to stay overnight in bad weather.
A veterinarian comes to the sanctuary several times each month to give medical care to its residents.
The shelter also hosts a monthly low-cost community spay / neuter clinic staffed by volunteers, including a prep team, a surgical team, and Kitty Kuddlers who just “sit under the kitties” to keep them warm and comfortable after their surgery. The clinic welcomes people from the area to bring their farm cats, barn cats, strays and ferals to get spayed or neutered to help control cat overpopulation.
And the shelter has a Safety Net Program that helps people in the community make plans for their cats in the event that the people die. It gives them peace of find that their cats will have a safe, comfortable, loving home for the rest of their lives.
We are happy and proud to support the work of C&W Rustic Hollow Shelter by donating a portion of our CoatHook Pet Comb sales to this worthy organization.
About This Product
The CoatHook gathers and removes shedding undercoat fur from cats, dogs, and rabbits without pulling or cutting the outer layers of fur, the way some pet combs do.
The CoatHook’s long tines reach through the outer layer of fur, and the small hooks at the ends of the tines gently but very effectively gather and remove downy shedding undercoat fur.
A series of graduated hooks along the top of the tines can be used to gently tease out tangled fur.
The CoatHook works really well on dogs that have coats that shed, such as Labs, Collies, Shepherds, and mixed breeds, as well as medium-long to long-haired cats.
Watch the video below to learn more about the CoatHook and see it in action.
Made in Maine, USA.