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.

COLONY CATS (& dogs)
FALL FESTIVAL AUCTION

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Online Auction starts: October 15 – 6pm
Bidding closes: October 25 – 8pm

We're having a HUGE online auction, in lieu of our annual Garden Party, to raise money for our cause. All proceeds benefit Colony Cats (& dogs).

Click here to visit our online auction site and view over 150 fun and fabulous items you can bid on. A sampling includes: wine, craft items, kitchen gadgets, designer purses, dog items, cat items, apparel, electronics, and Halloween items. (Shipping is available on some items.)

The auction starts October 15 at 6pm. Check the auction website often to update your bids on your favorite items. Bids will be accepted through October 25 at 8 pm, at which time the auction will close. If you place the final winning bid you will be notified. You don't have to be local to bid.

Click here for our Fall Festival Auction flyer – be sure to share it with your friends and family!

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October Volunteer of the Month:
MARY LEMASTER

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 October Volunteer of the Month – Mary Lemaster. Mary fosters kittens for Colony Cats. What she likes best is how the dedication and passion of everyone involved at Colony Cats inspires her to want to do her part and make a difference.

Mary's advice for new Colony Cats fosters/volunteers is to always ask questions. Talk to other fosters and find out works or doesn't work for them. The rewards of fostering outweighs the work you will put in. Click here to read more and learn about Mary.

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ATTENTION: New Procedures Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

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).

We are scheduling appointments for approved applicants to visit the Adoption Center, meet the adoptable cats, and finalize their adoptions. You must wear a mask when coming to the Adoption Center. If you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 we ask that you cancel your visit to our Adoption Center.

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. Once we have processed your application we will contact you.

Kit & Kaboodle Boutique is also closed to the public at this time. Please check back for updates. Thank you for your understanding and support during this challenging time.

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


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

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. Our adoption fee for an FIV+ cat is $25 (*with approved adoption 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 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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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!


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