WHAT'S NEW PUSSYCAT?
Be sure to check our EVENTS page often (and "like" us on Facebook) to keep informed about fun events, fundraisers, and what we (and the cats & dogs) are up to.
THE AMAZING CAT SHOW
400 West Rich Street, Columbus OH 43215
January 21st • 12 noon – 3 pm
(and by appointment through the month of January)
400 West Rich is filled with Cat Art created by people from Columbus, Franklinton, and beyond. There's plenty of great cat paintings, drawings, photos, sculptures, videos and installations to see and purchase. Half of all sales from this show will be donated to Colony Cats, and the funds will be used for TNR (trap-neuter-return) in the Franklinton area.
HELP CHRISTI and her Sisters
Last week Christi lived outdoors with many other dogs. Underfed and ignored, she slept in a dirt field. Her pups (well past the weaning age) still followed her to nurse due to lack of food.
What a difference one week makes...
Fast forward to today, now Christi's in a warm house, eating good food, and sleeping in a soft bed. Christi and her two sisters, who are in Colony Cats care, will be spayed next week.
There is one more big challenge though – Christi and her sister Odelle are heartworm positive and will face heartworm treatment after recovering from spay surgery. The costs for vaccines, spay surgeries, testing and heartworm treatment for these girls will run at least $2,000. Your thoughts, prayers and donations are needed for their recovery. Help us help Christi and her sisters – Click here to donate.
COLD WEATHER TIPS for
FERAL and STRAY CATS
The fall and winter months provide special challenges to our outdoor feline friends. Whether it be freezing temperatures or exposure to chemicals, there are things we can all do to minimize danger.
CLICK HERE to read our article with information and links for stray
and feral cat caregivers, as well as helpful tips that all of us should remember during the cold-weather season to keep pets safe.
January Volunteer of the Month:
We love our volunteers! They give so much to help us, so we're giving them a big "shout-out" with our Volunteer of the Month feature.
Introducing our January Volunteer of the Month – Lori Skaggs. One of the things she likes best about volunteering with Colony Cats is working with the shy or frightened cats and watching them come out of their shells.
Lori's advice for new Colony Cats volunteers is to ask questions, and spend time with the cats. Click here to read more and learn about Lori.
PREVENT MORE. FIX AT MONTH FOUR.
Cats and dogs can get pregnant much sooner than you think. 50% of all pets born are accidents. Spay or neuter your pet at four months old to help prevent those accidents and save millions from being killed in shelters each year. Visit fixatfour.com for more information.
Colony Cats is excited to announce that we are a network partner of Best Friends Animal Society. Best Friends believes that collaboration with local pet shelters and animal rescue organizations – the people who know their communities best – is key to ending the killing in America’s shelters.
Click here to see our listing of local, low-cost spay/neuter resources.
BISSELL’s – PARTNERS FOR PETS
We're proud to be a "Partner for Pets"! BISSELL and LostPetUSA.net have teamed up to help groups like ours raise money...and now you can help too! When you purchase pet products on bissell.com and enter the code "ADOPT" at checkout, a portion of your purchase will be donated to our organization!
• Shop pet products on www.bissell.com
• Enter the code "ADOPT" at checkout
• Select "COLONY CATS"!
Learn more at www.bissell.com/pets.
Recurring Monthly Donation Program
A recurring monthly donation is an easy way to give animals in need a deserving second chance throughout the year. By signing up, the amount you choose to donate will automatically go to Colony Cats each month. These tax-deductible contributions are ongoing but you may change or cancel at any time by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Setting up your Monthly Donation is easy – just click our "Donate" button. A PayPal page will open. Enter your donation amount and be sure to click the box labeled "Make This Recurring (Monthly)", then enter the rest of your information.
To make a one-time donation click our "Donate" button. A PayPal page will open. Enter your donation amount but don't click the box labeled "Make This Recurring (Monthly)".
Visit our Donate page to read more about how your donations directly benefit animals in need, and to learn about all of our donation options.
ADOPTION CENTER WISH LIST
A great way you can help out is to donate useful and much needed items to Colony Cats Adoption Center.
Here's a wish list our kitties put together - print it and take it with you while shopping, or post it in your community. Your donation of items will help make their wishes come true!! (Of course, their biggest wish of all is a forever home.)
Please drop off items during the Adoption Center's open hours: Tue–Fri 4 pm-7 pm • Sat–Sun 12-4 pm
2740 Festival Lane, Dublin OH 43017 • 614-570-0471
You can also donate items using Colony Cats' Amazon Wish List. Just click here to shop online for useful items that we've picked out. It's another great way to make a donation of things we really need!
VOLUNTEERING - WITH BENEFITS
At Colony Cats Adoption Center, the "pawsitives" of volunteering abound - literally! As a helper at our cageless center, you will be entertained by the playful antics of our cat adoptees - they're up, down and all around! Pitch in with other animal lovers to keep the center tidy and care for the cats. Hours are flexible to your schedule.
If one of your favorite sounds is "meow" please contact us now! 614-570-0471 or by email.
Colony Cats Adoption Center:
2740 Festival Lane, Dublin OH 43017
Hours: Tue–Fri 4 pm – 7 pm • Sat–Sun 12 noon – 4 pm
Ready to get started?
Just download and fill out the Volunteer Opportunities and Application Form.
You can either bring it by the Adoption Center (address above)
or mail it to: Colony Cats, P.O. Box 163904, Columbus, OH 43216-3904
Want to help us spread the word? Click here to download our Volunteer Flyer.
Print it out, and share with your friends and family. The more the "meowier"!