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.
9 LIVES for $9 ADOPTION SPECIAL
August 1 – 31
Now's the purrfect time to bring 9 times more love into your home by adopting a cat (or two) from Colony Cats!
During the month of August you can adopt a cat for just $9 (our normal fee is $65) with approved application.
• August 1 – 16: CATS 6 months or older are $9
• August 7 – 31: BLACK CATS are $9
All of our adoptable cats & kittens are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, dewormed, treated for fleas, tested for FIV/FeLV, and microchipped before going to their furever homes.
Best Friends Animal Society believes collaborating with local pet shelters & animal rescue organizations – the people who know their communities best – is key to ending the killing in America’s shelters.
August 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 August Volunteer of the Month –
Alyssa Dyas. What she loves best about volunteering with Colony Cats is the variety of ways she can volunteer, and how she can contribute differently depending on her work and personal schedule.
Alyssa's advice for new Colony Cats volunteers is to ask questions and learn from your fellow veteran volunteers. Click here to read more and learn about Alyssa.
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.
It's kitten season again! Did you know it costs us $55/female and $45/male for each pediatric spay/neuter? To care for 50 kittens at $50 a pop that totals $2,500!
You can help by making a much needed donation
to Sponsor a Kitten(s): Click Here to donate.
• $10 – covers first vaccination and deworming
• $25 – covers above plus FL/FIV testing
• $35 – covers above plus microchipping
• $50 – covers one pediatric spay/neuter
• $100 – covers all of the above plus rabies shot
• $500 – covers full vetting for a litter of 4 kittens plus their mom
You can also bring/donate "gifts" from our Shower Wish List:
KMR milk replacer formula • Unscented NON-clumping clay cat litter • Canned food (pate style) • Purina One brand dry kitten food • Toys • Fleece blankets • and of course forever homes! For more shower gift ideas check out our Amazon Kitten Shower Wish List.
Please drop off "shower gifts" during open hours at:
Colony Cats Adoption Center • 2740 Festival Lane, Dublin
Tue–Fri: 4 pm – 7 pm • Sat–Sun: 12 noon – 4 pm
Kitten Season is the unofficial term for the cat mating season (starting in spring, peaking during late spring/early summer, and ending in fall) when rescues are inundated with an overwhelming number of homeless kittens. Help us raise awareness in Columbus while we collect resources for the hundreds of kittens that will pass through our doors this year!
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.
RAFFLE – OSU FOOTBALL
2015 SEASON TICKETS
We're raffling a pair of 2015 OSU Football, home-game season tickets (Section 28A, Row 24, Seats 9 & 10)! Raffle tickets are $20 each and benefit Colony Cats (& dogs). No limit on the number of tickets you may buy.
Purchase tickets online by clicking the
"BUY TICKETS" button in the box to the left.
The Raffle River window will open. Follow the instructions to make a purchase. You will be sent a receipt/proof of purchase.
Purchase tickets in person at Colony Cats Adoption Center or Kit & Kaboodle Boutique. Click here for addresses and open hours.
Tickets will be on sale until September 7th.
The raffle drawing will take place on Monday, September 7, 2015. We will notify our lucky winner by telephone.
Questions? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with "OSU Football ticket raffle" in the subject line. Raffle ticket purchases are not tax-deductible.
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 email@example.com.
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"!