We will be putting our best paws forward for this year’s gala auction, and we really want YOU to come join in the fun. It’s all happening on Sunday, October 23rd in Griffith Hall at the Ludwig’s Corner Fire Company. With both silent and live auctions, excellent food, and a room filled with cat lovers, the event is always too fun to miss! There is no pressure to buy, but few can resist the wonderful bargains, creating a “purrfect” opportunity to do a little holiday shopping. We will have a great variety of terrific items up for auction.
We are most fortunate to have Bud and Annette Smith from Smith Auction Company running the live auction. They make bidding fun and easy for the novice auction attendee!
When and where is the event? The date is Sunday, October 23rd from 2-5 p.m. Registration begins at 1:45. Silent auction tables begin closing at 3:15 and the live auction starts at 3:45, so we suggest that you arrive no later than 2:15.
The event will be held in Griffith Hall, a part of Ludwig’s Corner Fire Company. The address is 1325 North Pottstown Pike, Glenmoore, PA – conveniently located on Route 100.
Where do I get tickets? The price of admission is $20 per person in advance (by October 15th), and $25 at the door, or October 15th-23rd. Admission includes delicious hot and cold hors d’oeuvres. There are no physical tickets, and you can purchase admission right here on our website using a major credit card or PayPal. Your name will be on a list of attendees, so you will only need to check in at the door. We strongly encourage ticket purchase in advance and appreciate receiving your credit card or PayPal payment by October 15th. (Tickets at the door will be $25 and will available on a first come, first serve basis.)
Dress? We suggest “business casual.”
How can I help make this event a success? If you would like to contribute a new item for the auction, please contact Henry. Also, we could use help advertising the event – you can help us by downloading, printing, and distributing or posting the promotional flyers (which may be found at the end of this article). In addition, we would love to have the assistance of one or more businesses or individuals to cover all or part of the cost of the fire hall. This expense is $650.00. If you would like to cover this cost in full or in part, please contact Henry.
What type of items are acceptable for the auction? Unique items, restaurant gift certificates, practical items, jewelry, items of value, and bottles of wine tend to go well at the auction. Since we have limited table space, we may not be able to accommodate many very large items with a value of less than $60.
What is the deadline to donate items? The deadline is October 7th. After that date, we may still be able to take high quality items that will bring a good price at the auction.
What payment is accepted at the event? Cash and checks for purchases under $100. Credit cards can be used for purchases over that amount.
Other questions? Please contact: Henry Grabb at email@example.com (or call 484-947-3684).
Effective August 2016, Redner’s Warehouse Market is replacing the former Redner’s Pump Perks Card/Save-A-Tape Card. In order for you to get your new Redner’s Rewards Card. just go to the courtesy desk to obtain your new Rewards Card.
Thanks to you for turning in your Redner’s Market register tapes. We received approximately $1236 in 2015 from Redner’s Markets. We receive 1% of the total receipts on the tapes.
Please keep saving your register receipts and bring them in to the adoption centers at Petsmart in Downingtown and Pottstown. You can also mail them to us at Cat Angel Network, P.O. Box 3071, Stowe, PA 19464 PLEASE remember to save the ENTIRE register tape. Do not alter or cut the tapes in any way as they will not be accepted if the entire tape is not submitted. It’s an easy way to help Cat Angel Network and it doesn’t cost you anything!
Be sure to show the cashier your Redner’s Rewards Card when you shop at Redners to make the register tapes count for CAN. If you don’t have a Redner’s Rewards Card, ask for one at the customer service counter.
Some recent happy endings ~ because together we CAN make a difference!
One very cold night in January, 2015, a Cat Angel volunteer was driving home and noticed a very small kitten, lying on the side of the road. The volunteer immediately pulled over, picked up the kitten, and got her to safety. She had suffered an injury to her leg (most likely from being swiped by a car); and she needed medical attention quickly.
Sylvia was just four months old at the time; and was facing the possibility of living life with only three legs, which is something that is possible but somehow seemed unfair for such a young kitten. She was taken to one of the best surgeons in the area; and much to our delight, her leg was able to be saved. A foster mom stepped in quickly to help her with her intense recovery and post-surgical therapy; and today, Sylvia is living the life she deserves in her new forever home.
Angels seem to come at times when we need them the most; and for Sylvia the cat, the Angels were there just in time!
Mandi is a beautiful young cat who was living outside in Lancaster County. She found a family who would feed her each day and allow her to live on their property and take shelter in their outside shed.
What came next is the single reason that cat rescues are so busy – Mandi was never spayed, and so she became pregnant and delivered five beautiful kittens. Shortly after the kittens were born, the family heard the kittens crying and noticed that Mandi was very sick. She was unable to feed her little kittens, and she needed medical care quickly. Mandi did not “belong” to this family. They considered her a friendly stray and were kind enough to feed her; but they had no money to get the help she needed.
Once in our care, Mandi’s kittens were immediately started on bottle feedings; and Mandi was taken into emergency surgery to save her from what could have been a very sad ending. She had developed mastitis, an infection in her mammary glands. The infection was wide-spread, and she needed surgery to repair a ruptured abscess, a delicate procedure that required the specialists at Veterinary Referral Center in Malvern, and continued care in the foster home.
The wonderful news is that in just a couple months, Mandi was on the road to recovery; and six beautiful lives were saved. Mandi and all five of her kittens have now been adopted and are in loving homes of their very own!
As we approach the busiest time of year, when adult cats and kittens in need just seem to be everywhere, we are eagerly searching for new foster homes. Whether you can foster a litter of kittens, or perhaps 1 or 2 adults, we need your help. There is no commitment to foster year-round; and no matter when you are available, you can be assured that there is a kitty who needs you and who will find his or her forever home because you cared.
To apply, click here to fill out a volunteer application, or stop by either the Pottstown or Downingtown Petsmart to fill out a volunteer application in person. (Be sure to indicate that you are interested in fostering.)
Do it for those who need you the most… and do it for yourself.
We are extremely thankful to each of the more than 250 donors who made our 2015 Happy Holly Spays Fundraiser a huge success. Bringing in almost $18,000 in 2015, this campaign, which invites our friends and donors to donate one spay, one neuter, really any amount, will allow us to say YES to many outdoor kitties who will be able to stay in their current location but need to be sterilized and have basic veterinary care. Thank you so much to all who stepped up to help reduce the number of unwanted kittens born in our area!
Both the Pottstown & Downingtown PetSmarts will be holding Adoptathons this weekend, and many of our 2015 kittens will be appearing for the first time.
The Pottstown PetSmart is allowing CAN to put up extra tables outside and at the front of the store near the registers to create a SUPER-Adoptathon! Come and visit our super cute & playful kittens — they are ready for adoption and want to go home with some wonderful new families! Many of our kittens are adopted so quickly, we never have the chance to take pictures and list them on PetFinder — your best opportunity to meet your new best friend is to come to PetSmart and meet them face-to-face.
SUPER-Adoptation at Pottstown Petsmart will be on two weekends only:
We’ll also have our standard weekend Adoptathon events at the Downingtown PetSmart and you can meet kittens there, too!