Tucson Cats: June is Adopt-a-Cat Month – Casa de los Gatosby Karyn Zoldan on Jun. 15, 2011, under Cats Meow, Feline Fun, Wish Lists
Tucson: June is Adopt-a-Cat Month – Casa de los Gatos
Casa de los Gatos has about 350 cats and hundreds of these are adoptable. Currently, they also have a half dozen adoptable dogs.
Monthly expenses are approximately $17,000 and operate solely on donations. They also have at least 60 special needs cats (Feline Leukemia positive, diabetic, missing an eye or a leg, etc.) who need Purrfect Pal sponsors starting at $25 per month. Businesses my choose to sponsor at the bronze, silver, gold, or platinum levels ($35, $50, $70, $100 per month.)
Casa de los Gatos WISH LIST includes:
–scoop-able cat litter
–Costco dry cat or dog food
–volunteers to help with cat care and cleaning
–monetary donations to pay utilities and vet bills
A more complete wish list is here:
For descriptions of adoptable pets, please visit the Petfinder website are at:
Adoption hours are Friday & Saturday noon to 4 p.m. at 3255 N. Flanwill Blvd., plus Saturdays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at PETCO on Old Spanish Trail & 22nd Street and at PETCO in the Oro Valley Marketplace. Other visitation times can be made by appointment.
If it’s June, it must be wine tasting at CataVinos Wine Shoppe, 3063 N. Alvernon Way (1 block south of Ft. Lowell) on Sunday, June 26 from 4 to 6 p.m., with the theme “Hot Dogs and Cool Cats.” The cost is $20 for six tastes of wine and snacks, with $10 of that going to the cats (tax deductible). There will be a silent auction and raffle prize too.
Photo is courtesy of Casa de los Gatos – Speedway is a pretty and sweet tabby cat. She was once a very shy girl but has become very friendly and relaxed. She had lived in fear of being terrorized by big dogs in her former home, and had stayed under a bed for years when her owners decided she would be better off somewhere else. She is about 10 years old. Speedway likes petting but not being picked up or having her lower back/tail touched. She does love to sit on laps and would be best as an only pet, absolutely no dogs!