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Many Craig Street Cats volunteers have been with the organization for many years and one such volunteer is Doreen A. We contacted Doreen A., through her Facebook account for her spotlight interview and this spunky senior was quick to respond.
Q. How long have you been volunteering with Craig Street Cats?
A. I started helping out at Craig Street cats in 2009 to give me something to look forward to after I lost my husband and moved into an apartment. Before that I used to feed strays that came to my backyard and my husband and I even built a shelter lined with straw and a battery warmer to keep them warm at night.
Q. What sort of jobs do you do at Craig Street Cats?
A. I have some physical limitations so I volunteer doing light duties such as dusting and dishes, and of course, providing the cats with lots of cuddles and love. I also volunteer at special events to sell raffle tickets etc. I think at 75 I still have a lot to offer and hope to keep on volunteering for as long as I can
Q. Tell us about your own cats.
A. I have 2 cats, Rocky and Thyme who were both fosters fails that I ended up adopting. Rocky is a really big boy at 19 lbs and Thyme is a shy calico tabby
but she is finally learning to trust me after 3 years.
In addition to volunteering at Craig Street Cats, Doreen is an active advocate for the humane treatment of feral cats. She is currently running an online petition to raise awareness regarding the euthanization of feral cats. Click here
for more information on Doreen's petition.
If you are interested in volunteering for Craig Street Cats, please signup online at Craig Street Cats - Volunteers
Fundraising Recap and Special Thank Yous
Our fundraising and events committee has had a busy November and start to December!
On Saturday, November 23, St Paul's Fort Garry Anglican Church
hosted a Craig Street Cats Foster Adoption and Volunteer Fair. Finding public space that will accommodate live animals is challenging so we very much appreciate the support of The Reverend Canon Geoff Woodcroft and church members. Reverend Geoff has also visited the Adoption Centre to provide a blessing of our cats, staff and volunteers.
Many thanks to the students of Elmwood High School, who joined us for their Day of Giving on December 5. Our adoption centre got a thorough cleaning and the critters got a lot of love! View photos of this fun day here
Our ongoing "Stock the Bar Raffle" is nearly sold out and winners of $500 of MLCC gift cards will be drawn on December 30, 2013. Tickets are $5 each and available at the Adoption Centre. Craig Street Cats Calendars are also available at the Adoption Centre for $15. Thank you to ChrisD.ca
and Warm Hands Animal Reiki for purchasing calendar ad space. Warm Hands Animal Reiki can be reached at 204-889-8637.
This fall Craig Street Cats volunteers collected donated cat treats and toys and made more than 60 holiday gift bags for cats. All monies raised through the
sale of the gift bags is being donated to the Adoption Centre.
Gift bags are $7 each and contain 2 full-size bags of treats (like Temptations), 2 toys and 1 catnip knot. (See photo.)
On Saturday, December 7, our good friends at Anarchy Hair Salon
held their 2nd "Clips for Cats" event and raised $175 for us. Thank you to Jodi Newman for her continuing support.
Our Annual Holiday Craft and Shopping event on Sunday, December 1 was a smashing success and raised more than $4,000 for the Adoption Centre. Big thanks to all our crafters, volunteers, baked goods donors, and the Clifton Community Centre for their help. And thank you to Panago Pizza
for the delicious pizza that helped feed our volunteers. To view photos of this event, click here
The Annual Craig Street Cats Holiday Open House was held on December 14 and 15. The bake sale and gift basket raffle raised more than $2500. Thank you to our volunteers who helped get the Adoption Centre in tiptop shape and who worked the event. And big thank you to everyone who donated prizes and baking.
We would like to send a special thank you to the Fort Garry Veterinary Hospital for their dedication to assisting Craig Street Cats. The staff at Fort Garry organized two Santa photos events and helped raise much needed funds to be used towards our vet care bills. Fort Garry Veterinary Hospital
is located 1444 Pembina Hwy and they have offered all cats adopted from Craig Street Cats a 10% discount for life, on vet services. For more information on the Craig Street Cats Alumni discount, please contact Craig Street Cats by phone at 204-421-1919