August Updates

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Congratulations to Montebella, Steve and Sam (together), Jerry and Elaine (together), Kramer and George (together), Paris, Cassie, Mango, Chloe and Katy (together), Jasmine, Ethel and Rey (together), and Athena and Zeus (together) who all found their safe, loving, permanent homes in June and July! We are so grateful when just the right adopter finds just the right cat and agrees with us philosophically on what it means to provide the best life for the cat(s) they adopt.

Our yard sale in June was a terrific success and we raised nearly $900. One of our volunteers started a Facebook fundraiser on our behalf in July to celebrate his birthday and raised over $1100. If you have a birthday coming up we’d be honored to be your chosen nonprofit if you decide to start your own fundraiser. For perspective, we had 13 cats and kittens go to the Humane Society in Ojai in July alone for spay/neuter surgeries, microchips, and FIV/FeLV testing. Each appointment costs us an average of $90. We did some calculations and figured that very conservatively we are spending about $230 per weaned, underage kitten we take in and house for 5 weeks. Every donation (food, litter, and money) helps us help them. This coming weekend we are hosting 12 jigsaw puzzlers in a tournament fundraiser. Stay tuned for updates on that! We think it’s going to be a lot of fun for everyone.

We are putting the word out for makers and crafters who might like to consign with us in November and December. We’re hoping to expand what we can offer in our lobby shop to holiday shoppers. If you are interested please contact us with your ideas.

We currently have 10 cats and kittens currently in the lounge looking for homes (and 1 pending adoption for Violet) as well as 6 foster kittens looking for homes. We really prefer that kittens go home in pairs or to homes with young, playful cats. If you’d like to adopt from us please start at our Available Cats page.