We have a very special Giving Tuesday project that we would like to ask for help with and this project involves a sweet puppy named Snowball.

Yes, we know, you are not used to seeing dogs featured on our pages, only cats. Usually homeless cats.

But no worries, Snowball has a home where he is loved and adored. Finding a home for Snowball is not the issue.

The issue is this: Snowball had terrible teeth. He was in pain. Since he was living in a household with children, his owner was afraid that, being in pain, he might bite someone. So Snowball’s owner reached out to us for help.

We sent Snowball to Dr. Tom at East Hilliard Vet Services, a man who knows teeth. He said that Snowball had some of the worst teeth he had ever seen and had to pull them all! Every single tooth. Snowball also got a bath and some extra TLC while he was with East Hilliard’s staff.

Snowball now feels much, much better, but we need a little help paying for the bill which was over $2000, even with the kind donations Dr. Tom gave us.

If you can find it in your heart to help us with this GivingTuesday project, we would so appreciate it. The family plans to try to pay us back, but we know they don’t have a lot of extra money. They loved Snowball so much they did not want him to suffer and we are glad we could help.

If you would like to make a donation for Snowball on GivingTuesday, please visit our web site and click on the PayPal button in the upper left corner: http://www.bandocats.org

You can also make a donation by mailing a check to: Black and Orange Cat Foundation, PO Box 126, Plain City, Ohio 43064


The photo of Snowball in the hat is his “before teeth were pulled” photo. The photo of Snowball with his sweet, human friend is after having his teeth pulled. He looks so much happier. Dr. Tom also provided us with a photo of Snowball’s nasty teeth and mouth (above).

Additionally, you can also help us out on Giving Tuesday by voting for our “MyGivingStory” by going HERE.

You can vote each day for the story and we could win up to $10,000 or several other smaller grants. For every friend who also tells their story after following our link, we’ll also get an extra entry in to the sweepstakes prizes to win money for the kitties. Help Black and Orange win grants in the “MyGivingStory” competition!

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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.

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