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.

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PETS 2 THE RESCUE FUNDRAISER

Pets 2 the Rescue is a virtual run/walk/bike event to raise funds for Colony Cats and other non-profit animal shelters in the US. Register now through June 15, 2020

Go for a walk/run (with your dog if you’d like), or bike ride to help less fortunate shelter animals. Pets 2 the Rescue is your opportunity to help! Register online between now and June 15 for just $10 and 100% of your registration fee goes to Colony Cats! You can make an even greater impact by including an additional donation as you register.

How does it work? 3 easy steps:
1) Register for the Virtual 1-Mile Run/Walk, Virtual 5K Run/Walk, or the Virtual 5-Mile Bike Ride now thru June 15 where you will be asked to choose your participating shelter. Be sure to select Colony Cats and 100% of your $10 registration fee will come to us. (You can also choose to make an additional donation as you register.)
2) Walk, run, or bike your distance anytime by June 15. (Note: Stay at Home orders allow us to walk/run/bike outdoors while observing Social Distancing).
3) Submit your time – on the Pets 2 the Rescue website online race results, or by using the free “IYR Virtual” mobile app. Bonus: Submit your time by June 15 to be entered into a drawing for “door prizes”.

To register for your virtual race click here to visit https://pets2therescue.org/midwest Scroll down to Ohio and click the Register Now button. Enter your information, and be sure to choose Colony Cats as your participating shelter selection.

It's kitten season again...
to help care for our furry bundles of joy we're having a

VIRTUAL KITTEN SHOWER

Virtual Kitten Shower

We currently have approximately 100 kittens in foster care! Help support us with a "shower gift" for the new arrivals. Please consider a monetary donation to help us get through kitten season this year. Click the yellow donate button above left in the sidebar to donate using PayPal.

1 Microchip = $10
1 Rabies Vaccine = $10
Flea Preventative = $10
Deworming = $10
FIV/FeLV Testing = $20
Distemper Vaccine and Boosters (FVRCP) = $30
Spay/Neuter Surgery = $60
Furever Home = PRICELESS!

The list above shows the minimum amount we spend per healthy kitten/cat in our care for one month as we get them ready for adoption – that's roughly $150 each. (This doesn't include food, litter, or additional medical care for sick or injured animals.) You can imagine how quickly it adds up! Please consider a monetary donation to help us get through kitten season this year.

You can also donate useful items from our Wish List – Click here to shop our Amazon wish list.

Kitten Season is the unofficial term for 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. Thank you for helping us with the resources to care for the hundreds of kittens that will come through our doors this year.

ATTENTION: New Procedures Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

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Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic our Adoption Center is currently closed to the public. During this time, we are accepting and processing online adoption applications (click here for online application). Once we have processed your application, we will contact you with information as to when we can finalize your adoption.

Our Petfinder.com List will continue to be updated as new cats, kittens, and dogs become available for adoption. (Click here to view our adoptable pets.) If you see a pet you are interested in adopting please submit an adoption application.

Kit & Kaboodle Boutique is also closed at this time.

Thank you for your understanding and support during this challenging time.

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May Volunteer of the Month:
SUSAN MARKETOS

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 May Volunteer of the Month – Susan Marketos. One of the things she likes best about volunteering with Colony Cats is the remarkable dedication of our group of volunteers.

Susan's advice for new Colony Cats volunteers is that if you are here because you just lost a beloved pet, give yourself time to heal – volunteering at Colony Cats can fill the void until you are ready to get another cat. Click here to read more and learn about Susan.

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A BIG THANK YOU
to All of Our 2019 Supporters –

Together we are saving lives!

In 2019, with your support, Colony Cats (& dogs) helped more than 4,000 dogs and cats in central Ohio. We couldn't do it without you!


Click the photo above to view a special thank you video dedicated to you, our wonderful supporters!

PREVENT MORE. FIX AT MONTH FOUR.
Spay and Neuter at 4-Months Old


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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. Click here to read an Alley Cat Allies article on why spay and neuter at 4 months old is so important. Click here for a great article from Best Friends Animal Society about the importance of spay and neuter.

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.

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HIRE OUR BARNYARD GUARDIANS
TO WORK FOR YOU!

Our Barnyard Guardians are all-natural, pesticide-free, rodent controllers. Whether you have a barn, warehouse, brewery, horse farm, grainery, etc., these beautiful healthy cats are pros at keeping pesty critters from moving in.

We provide fully vetted, spayed/neutered, feral/semi-feral cats. (We do ask that you take two for bonding.) You provide shelter, daily food/water (cats can't live on mice alone), and veterinary care as needed. Most importantly you provide a second chance at life for a pair of homeless cats who may have had a less fortunate future.

Click Here to download our Barn Cats Information Flyer for more details. Print it out and share it with someone you know who might benefit from these helpers. If you have any questions, or are interested in barn cats call 614-570-0471 – leave a message and we will contact you – or click here to email.

Ready to adopt a pair of barn cats? Click here to fill out and submit our Barn Cat adoption application.

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LOVE IS POSITIVE with an FIV+ Cat
and FIVE are FREE!*

Did you know that Colony Cats Adoption Center has an FIV+ Cat Room? We do – and it's full of positively beautiful and loving FIV+ cats! Come in and meet these special kitties today - they're waiting for you. Being FIV+ doesn't matter to them - being loved does.

Normally our adoption fee for an FIV+ cat is $25, however one of our awesome supporters is sponsoring the adoption fees for the next 5 FIV+ cats that are adopted (*with approved application).

FIV+ cats can live healthy, long lives in a low-stress environment with proper veterinary care when needed. All of our FIV+ cats are vetted, vaccinated, spayed or neutered, and microchipped.

Click Here to download a FAQs sheet with tips and information about these positively special cats.
Click Here to visit Best Friends website with more information about FIV and FIV+ cats.

Order your Pet Food at Chewy.com and Colony Cats (& dogs) will get a $20 donation!

ORDER FROM CHEWY.COM
and Colony Cats Gets a Donation!

Here's an easy way to help our organization – order your pet food at Chewy.com and Chewy will proudly make a donation* of $20 to Colony Cats (& dogs)! (*Valid for first-time customers only, one per household.)

Chewy.com has a huge selection of pet food, treats and supplies. They offer fast, free shipping, and 24/7 customer service.

Thanks for taking part in this easy way to support Colony Cats. Ask your friends and family too! Be sure to order using our special link https://www.chewy.com/rp/7087 or click the orange "Shop Now" button above.

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IT'S A GREAT TIME TO ENROLL!

Kroger's Community Rewards is a free and easy way to help raise funds for Colony Cats.

Now is a great time to sign-up. Go to the KROGER WEBSITE and either "Sign In" or "Create an Account". Click on "Community Rewards" from the Account Menu, then choose Colony Cats as your organization. Colony Cats group number is CT262. (If you're already signed up you no longer need to re-enroll.)

Once you're registered you should see Colony Cats listed as your community rewards recipient at the bottom of your store receipts. There's no cost for you to take part – just swipe your Kroger Plus card when you check-out, and Colony Cats automatically earns dollars!

Thanks for taking part in this easy way to support Colony Cats. Spread the word – ask your friends and family to sign up too.

Colony Cats Adoption Center Wish List

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. Quickly and easily purchase food, litter and other supplies. Choose the items you wish to donate and Amazon ships them directly to us.

Click Here to shop online for useful items that we've picked out. It's a great way to easily donate things we need to help the cats and dogs in our care!

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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 and Waiver.
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 Adoption Center Volunteer Flyer.
Print it out, and share with your friends and family. The more the "meowier"!

Adoption Center New Volunteer Orientation – third Monday of every month at 7pm:
Sept 16, 2019 | Oct 21, 2019 | Nov 18, 2019 | Dec 16, 2019
at our Adoption Center (address above)

If you'd like to be a volunteer at our Adoption Center helping out during open hours, we ask you to please attend this orientation. (Please note this orientation is only for youth and adult volunteers wanting to volunteer during our open hours at our adoption center. (A parent must attend the orientation with youth volunteers.) To register for this orientation Click Here to email us.


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