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

Image with purple background says Fall Festival Auction and has a pumpkin with the Colony Cats logo

Online Auction starts: October 14 – 6pm
Bidding closes: October 24 – 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: food and wine, collectibles, bath and body, entertainment, home and garden, kitchen/culinary items, cat and dog items, fashion, electronics, and holiday/seasonal items. (Shipping is available on some items.)

The auction starts October 14 at 6pm. Check the auction website often to update your bids on your favorite items. Bids will be accepted through October 24 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!

Photo of Clare and her dog

October Volunteer of the Month:
CLARE LEVENSON

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 – Clare Levenson. One of the things she likes best about volunteering with Colony Cats is helping the animals that can't help themselves, and seeing them enter the Adoption Center after being ill.

Clare's advice for new Colony Cats volunteers is to not be afraid to ask questions, and to do as much as you feel comfortable doing – any help is helpful. Click here to read more and learn about Clare.

Images of some of the plants and flowers available to purchase through this fundraiser

GIVE & GARDEN FUNDRAISER

Now – October 31, 2021
Click here to make your purchase from Give & Garden.

Beautify your garden, and benefit Colony Cats (& dogs)! From today through October 31 purchase flower bulbs, grasses, and plants from Give & Garden and they will donate 50% of sales to Colony Cats when you click here to make your purchase!

Now is the time to think about fall planting of perennials and flower bulbs for spring. Give & Garden has a great selection of your favorite flower bulbs, as well as hostas, ferns, and grasses.

Click here to make your purchase from Give & Garden and 50% of sales will be donated to Colony Cats (& dogs). Our goal is $1500, so be sure to share this fundraiser with your friends and family!

picture of cats looking out of the adoption center window

OUR ADOPTION CENTER IS OPEN!
Come by for a visit

Adoption Center Hours:
Tues – Fri 4pm - 7pm
Sat/Sun 12 noon – 4pm
(closed Monday)

Our Adoption Center is open to the public for regular hours – no appointments required. So come by and visit our adoptable cats and kittens...you just might meet your forever furiend! Please see our guidelines below.

  • Maximum of 10 guests in the Center at a time
      Visit time in the Center will be limited if there are people waiting in line to come in.
  • Face Masks are required for entry
      Masks are required for all guests entering the Adoption Center.
  • No Same-Day Adoptions or holds on cats or kittens
      Guests with pre-approved applications can finalize adoptions during their visit.
  • Fill out and submit our online adoption application to get pre-approved prior to your visit.
      We will schedule appointments for pre-approved applicants.

For adoption information, to view our available pets, or to submit an online adoption application for pre-approval click here to visit our Adoptions page.

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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.

picture of a black and white cat caption says Got Pests? Hire a Barn Cat

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 spayed/neutered, rabies vaccinated, 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.

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.

Order from InfiniteWags.com
and Colony Cats gets a Donation!

It's a win-win! Place an order with InfiniteWags – you'll get 10% off and they will make a donation of $5 to Colony Cats every time you make a purchase using our 10% off discount code: COLONYCATS.

InfiniteWags.com has a huge selection of pet items including food, treats, toys, clothing, grooming and wellness items, and much more. They offer fast 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 enter our discount code: COLONYCATS. Click the orange "Shop Now" button above.

Kroger Rewards logo

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


Donate items using Colony Cats' Amazon Wish List. Quickly and easily purchase food, litter and other supplies you wish to donate and Amazon ships them directly to us. Click here to shop on Amazon for useful items we've picked out. It's an easy way to donate supplies, and help the cats & dogs in our care!

Donate items using Colony Cats' Chewy.com Wish List. Quickly and easily purchase food, litter and other supplies you wish to donate and Chewy ships them directly to us. Click here to shop on Chewy.com for items we've picked out. Another way to easily donate supplies, and help the cats & dogs in our care!

Pictures of cats at adoption center

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"!

In order to reduce the number of people in our Adoption Center at any given time, Colony Cats is not accepting youth volunteers under 16 years of age. If you have any questions about volunteering or need further information, please click here to contact us at volunteer@colonycats.org


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