During the month of October, Beading Divas to the Rescue is honored to be selling bracelets for PAWSitively Cats, a Tucson no-kill cat shelter.
Currently, they have more than 100 adoptable cats, and about 150 special needs cats that will most likely live out their lives in the shelter. Forty of these cats have tested positive for Feline Leukemia and live is a dedicated house.
PAWS CATS expenses are about $15,000 per month, which includes food, litter, medicines, vaccines, veterinary expenses, rents, utilities, payroll, taxes, and insurance.
On a daily basis, they use 50 pounds of dry cat food and 90 cans of wet food. Their cats go through about 18 40-pound boxes of cat litter per week @ $10 per box, which adds up to $720 a month.
Not only is that a whole lot of kitty litter but it makes for lots of chores. Volunteers are always needed to clean the shelters by scooping litter boxes, sweeping and mopping floors, washing dishes, doing laundry, and cuddling and grooming the cats. Do you want to volunteer?
So consider buying a bracelet or two. Bracelets are hand-crafted, made with donated beads, one size fits most (coiled memory wire), and all come with a paw charm. Bracelets cost $20/each and every penny goes to the cats. Bracelets make awesome gifts because not only are they beautiful but are meaningful as well. If bling is not your thing, please consider making a donation directly.
You can buy bracelets online via Etsy (add $5.50 S&H/US) or you can buy them with cash or a check made payable to PAWSitively Cats at these local venues:
–-Silver Sea Jewelry & Gifts, 330 N. 4th Avenue, 624-9954
–-Clues Unlimited Mystery Book Store, 3146 E. Fort. Lowell Road (SE corner Country Club), 326-8533 (closed Sun/Mon)
–-A K Jensen Apparel, (St. Philips Plaza), 4340 N. Campbell Ave., Suite 72, 529-2775
–-Sissy’s Pet Salon, 7350 N La Cholla Blvd (by Albertsons), 229-9898 (limited selection)
–-Postnet, 7049 E. Tanque Verde, 733-9700 (closed Sat/Sun-limited selection)
–Beading Divas bracelets will also be for sale at the CAT ART Auction on Tuesday, October 22.
Photos: Alvin (orange tabby) and Alison (grey tabby) after they were rescued from PACC by PAWSitively CATS. They were 5 weeks old and each weighed less than half a pound at the time of their rescue. The tiny kitties were hand fed by a foster care volunteer and have grown into healthy and adventurous kittens. Both are available for adoption too.
In September, Beading Divas to the Rescue raised $2,680 for Jackie’s Fund for Injured Greyhounds/Southern Arizona Greyhound Adoption. Disclosure: Karyn Zoldan is a Beading Diva.