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.

We're Celebrating Colony Cats

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Purchase a paw-print for a $10 donation – in honor of 10 amazing years – and help us celebrate!
Write something on your paw-print such as a memory, thought, anniversary wish, or message and we'll display it at the adoption center. (For Paypal purchases use the comments section to type your message. For Facebook, send a message with your paw-print thought.)

Here's how you can purchase your paw-print during the month of November to show your support –
   In person at Colony Cats Adoption Center
   On Colony Cats Facebook Page
   Via Paypal, here on our website (use the donate button above left)

Thank you – to all who made our Adoption Center a reality in 2009, and those whose support allows us to continue our mission. Since opening our doors on 11-9-09 we have been able to help so many loving pets find their forever homes. A BIG THANK YOU to all of our dedicated and hard-working volunteers who cover the day-to-day activities that keep our center going.

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Purchase gift cards online thru November 15, 2019

Purchase gift cards online from the HoneyBaked Ham Co. (for yourself or as gifts for others) and help Colony Cats! 20% of the proceeds from your gift card purchase benefits our cause. (Fundraiser runs now thru November 15.)

Gift cards can be used at any HoneyBaked store location nationwide, to shop online at their website, or to order from the HoneyBaked catalog. Their gift cards never expire, and there are never any additional fees. HoneyBaked offers turkey breasts, side dishes, desserts, lunch, and catering services, in addition to their famous hams.

Click here to purchase gift cards and 20% of the proceeds will be donated to Colony Cats (& dogs). (You must use the link provided for Colony Cats to benefit.)

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November Volunteers 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 November Volunteers of the Month – the Pollock Family – Kristin, Emily, and Lauren. One of the things they like best about volunteering with Colony Cats is of course helping, but the very best part is finding homes for the furry friends!

The Pollock's advice for new Colony Cats volunteers is that there is always something that needs to be done – don't be afraid to ask. Click here to read more and learn about Kristin, Emily, and Lauren.

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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.

Thank you to all who attended, sponsored, donated to, and volunteered at our 13th annual Garden Party

Heartfelt thanks for everyone's support. Together we are saving lives!

Click here to see event photos. Many thanks to photographer Pam Burton who donated her services.

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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Cat Butt Scratch and Sniff Book

Which cat butt smells like blueberries? Or maple syrup? You can find out once you've entered into the magical world of Cat Butt Scratch and Sniff — the world’s first and only scratch and sniff book about cat butts! Featuring 11 lovable illustrations, and scents that don’t smell like poop. (Because that would be gross.)

Cat Butt Scratch and Sniff was made for cat lovers – period. Men, women, adults, kids; it doesn’t matter. If you’ve got a sense of humor, this book is for you! And it's the purrfect gift for all of your cat-loving friends.

Click here to get a 10% discount off your purchase (courtesy of our partnership with the author) and Colony Cats will get a $1 donation for each book sold. They also have other cool cat butt themed items for sale like tshirts and temporary tattoos! (Discount will automatically apply at checkout)

picture of a cat caption says Love is Positive Adopt 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.

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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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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


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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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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