Thanks to all the cat lovers and shelter supporters who came out it enjoy the recent Wines, Pines and Felines event at Camp Ocean Pines. The evening would not have been possible without the extraordinary time and talents contributed by our many volunteers and sponsors.
Dinner prepared by Chef Suzy Siegler, a creative and lively auction led by Lance Morales, along with the magical “Cat Tales” setting and beautiful weather made for a successful event whose proceeds will help the shelter provide a cage-free environment for all our “residents” and special care for those animals in our care who need medical help.
As nice as the shelter is, all of our cats would prefer to be adopted into a home with a family they can call their own. To encourage this, HART is offering a Spring Adoption Special. Come see us, commune with the kitties for a while and take home your new best feline friend for just $11.
HART is open for viewing, petting and selecting from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. All cats are neutered, current on their shots and come along with a host of goodies. The critters come in every size, shape and color — a cat for every taste. There are even cats who don’t care much for people (perfect for those people who don’t care much for cats!).
Office manager Julie Harper says the featured cat this month is Sophie, a 4-year-old female tabby with white bib and paws (at the shelter since December when her family relinquished her because their new apartment did not allow pets). Very affectionate, she is used to sharing her space with children and cats. Prospective adopters need to visit with her in person so that the selection will be mutual.
The shelter has a spring-fresh assortment of cat-related items, including books, toys, Science Diet wet and dry food and cute kitty paraphernalia. For fans of the late Fred Babb, we have
T-shirts with two different “cat-centric” designs by this Cambria artist featured in our Gift Shop for Cat Lovers. Again, proceeds go to the care and feeding of the furry residents.
As always, HART encourages those with a bit of time and love to spare to volunteer: Help is needed with cleaning, office work, fundraising, adoptions and socializing. You can just come spend a while with the cats — they love the attention. A return on the investment of time is guaranteed. (It is also good to keep in mind that while dogs have owners, cats have staff.)