Monday, July 25, 2016

Let the Sun Shine!

Some kitties are lucky enough to have a custom catio and other adventurous felines take matters into their own paws to stake out their own space with the best view of the neighborhood. If you just can't build an outdoor cat enclosure, here's an article on creating an outdoor inspired space for your indoor cat. Invest in a tall kitty condo with lounging platforms, grow cat-safe plants or buy fresh cat grass weekly, and let the sun shine in. Your kitty deserves the sunniest window in your home and preferably an open window (safely screened of course) where he or she can smell all those fascinating outdoor smells. Sisal mats, baskets,and cardboard boxes are inexpensive and offer interesting textures to scratch and sleep on or in. If you can find a hefty log from a recently cut tree, even better. Basking in the warm sun is one of the pleasures of being a cat!

Friday, July 8, 2016

How to Help Kitties in our Community

Here are two easy ways to help homeless and community cats in Puget Sound: 

Friends of Campus Cats needs items for their annual fund-raising Jumble Sale, and they need them now! They are gratefully accepting donations; please contact them to make arrangements for delivery or pick-up. Wanted are books, jewelry, collectibles and vintage items, knick knacks, kitchenware, small appliances, even smaller furniture, lightly used toys, guy stuff, amusing oddities. (No clothes, please, unless they are unusual; they are already amply endowed with quality clothing from a consignment shoppe.) Campus Cats is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) org dedicated to the humane management of feral cats on UW campus and elsewhere. This year’s Jumble Sale is scheduled for July 30th at 10 AM (last Saturday of the month) in the Maple Leaf neighborhood - no early birds please. 

PS: Volunteers are needed on the day of the sale. Get paid in popsicles and pizza! Email or call 206-524-7326 to arrange for delivery or pick-up. 

Everyone's favorite shelter in Arlington, Purrfect Pals, will host their annual gala in October. The Black Cat Ball provides more operating funds for Purrfect Pals than any other fundraiser. More than 400 supporters will come together to enjoy a Halloween-themed champagne reception (costumes optional), gourmet vegetarian or vegan dinner, fine wines and both a silent and a live auction. If you can attend it's a lot of fun! 

If you own a business you can donate a gift certificate and have you business listed in the catalog. If you have a favorite wine you enjoy, consider purchasing a case to donate as wine is very popular in this auction. Or donate in honor of your favorite kitty and receive a tax deduction too.

To donate online, click here: Black Cat Ball online auction donation form