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.
Our Hearts are Saddened...
We are saddened to learn of the death of one of our wonderful volunteers, Eric Miller.
Eric volunteered at the adoption center very week. While there he always made sure to give our adoption center cats lots of love and attention. Some of the cats who knew him would greet him at the door when he arrived.
Please remember Eric's family in your thoughts and prayers. His life ended too soon and he will be greatly missed.
Calling hours are Friday, January 23 and a Funeral Service will be held Saturday, January 24. Please CLICK HERE for details. The family has indicated that memorial donations may be made to Colony Cats.
CONGRATULATIONS to MONA MCKINNISS
We just have to give a huge shout-out to our very own
Mona McKinniss – she was chosen as one of Sunny 95's
"20 Outstanding Women" of 2015!
Mona and the rest of the honorees were recognized for their service to the community at a reception hosted by Sunny 95.
For those who don't know, Mona is the director and founder of Colony Cats (& dogs). You can CLICK HERE to visit Sunny 95's website and read all about how Mona started Colony Cats, and why she is so deserving of this honor.
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: CHARITY CHELTON
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 –
Charity Chelton. What she loves best about volunteering with Colony Cats is seeing her "favorites", which are usually the kitties in need of "extra-special" homes – and so have been at the adoption center for a while.
Charity's advice for those interested in fostering for Colony Cats is to find a "foster buddy" that you can go to for advice and questions, or just to share stories with.
Click here to read more and learn about Charity.
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.
SOS of Ohio $20 Spay
for Cats in February
Beat the Heat! Get your FEMALE CAT spayed during the month of February for only $20.
This low-cost cat spay program is being offered by SOS of Ohio, in conjunction with PetSmart Charities.
Call now to schedule an appointment, or for more information – (614) 396-8707 (Hurry, space is limited).
SPAY/NEUTER - the only solution!
Overpopulation due to unaltered pets contributes
to problems of neglect, abandonment, suffering,
crowded shelters and sadly euthanasia.
Please be part of the only solution - please fix your pet.
There are affordable solutions and help available.
Click here to see our listing of local, low-cost
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 • 614-593-0055
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"!