The Big Give is a 26-hour online giving event hosted by The Columbus Foundation beginning October 10 at 10 am and ending October 11 at 12 pm (10/10 at 10 to start and 10/11 at 12 to end–see the cool number pattern) that allows our supporters to help us help tons of central Ohio kitties. Every dollar donated goes to help cats.

The Columbus Foundation will pay all credit card fees and they will also provide a $1.3 million plus bonus pool of money that we are eligible to get donations from. The minimum donation is only $20 via credit card. We’ll keep reminding you as the day gets closer!

Below is our link to The Giving Store. You will go here the day of The Big Give, so take a look now.

If you would like to see what other groups are participating in The Big Give, go to The Giving Store page and click on the “Explore by Category” button in the middle of the page. You can choose “Animal Welfare” to see everyone in that category, including us. Or if you can’t find our direct link, just put in Black and Orange Cat Foundation at the top of the page under “Explore the Giving Store” and you will find our page–where you will go the day of The Big Give!

This is the first year that Black and Orange Cat Foundation has been eligible to participate in The Big Give, as they added nonprofits from Union and Madison County to the pool of charitable groups. The Big Give works with organizations in 10 counties this year.



For sixteen years, Alley Cat Allies has been hosting National Feral Cat Day and asking rescue groups nationwide to celebrate with them. This year, National Feral Cat Day and cat rescuers are trying to make Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) available for “All Cats” and “All Communities.”

There will be lots of events on October 16 to celebrate National Feral Cat Day. Find one in your area by going HERE and get involved.

For more information on National Feral Cat Day, visit the web site HERE.


On Saturday, June 25 from 9:30 to 11:30 am, Ohio Animal Companion will present a workshop on Pet Nutrition 101. You can find out exactly what you are feeding your furry friend at this informative class.

The workshop will look at labels on pet food and help you discover what is truly the best food for your pets. Participants will learn basic principles of pet nutrition, what is a high quality food, and how to look at labels and understand them. The workshop will also cover feeding methods and body condition scoring, as well as life stages.

The workshop will be facilitated by Rita DiPaolo, licensed veterinary technician.

Pre-registration is required and there is a $25 fee for the workshop. To register, go HERE.

You can also find out more on the Ohio Animal Companion events page on Facebook HERE.

LIKE Ohio Animal Companion on Facebook HERE.

Pet Nutrition 101 will be held at Capital Area Humane Society, 3015 Scioto Darby Executive Court, Hilliard, OH 43026.

You can LIKE Capital Area on Facebook HERE.


Once again, PetPromise will be hosting their “5K Walk and Run for Homeless Pets.” The Rescue Run will take place over Memorial Day weekend on Saturday, May 28, with the race beginning at 9:30 am. Walkers, runners, and friendly dogs are welcome to come out and support PetPromise’s efforts to change the future for homeless pets.

The event takes place at McFerson Commons Park (in the Arena District) located on Nationwide Blvd. at 218 West Street in Columbus.

The registration fee is $30. To register online, go HERE.

To get all the details about the Rescue Run, go HERE.

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