Monthly Archives: June 2012
We will be holding our 6th Annual Garage Sale from Thursday, July 12 to Sunday, July 15 at Board Member, Carol Gaul’s house at 176 Anderson Avenue (which abuts Pastime Park).
Our garage sale always coincides with the Miami Valley Steam Threshers Association Show at Pastime Park in Plain City. This is the 63rd year for the Steam Show and they will be featuring the Allis Chalmers tractors in “The Gathering of the Orange.” To see a full schedule of Steam Show events, go HERE.
We are currently collecting donations for the sale. If you have anything you would like to donate, please call Carol at 614-419-1553.
We are asking this year that if you bring items to us, to please go ahead and price them ahead of time. We get a ton of stuff and pricing it all takes several days for us. We also will not take items the week of the sale (unless you have made special arrangements with Carol). It is just too hectic for Carol to have people bring items at the last minute that need priced.
We are also looking for volunteers who can come help Carol at the sale and give her a break to grab a bite to eat or feed her kitties. If you’d like to do a shift (from a couple of hours to half a day) at the sale, please call Carol to schedule or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The More The Merrier!!
The garage sale will begin each day at 9 am (maybe earlier if Carol has her coffee) and will last until the final buyer leaves for the day. We always have a wide mixture of things. So come, shop early, and shop often.
This is a huge fundraiser for us, so we want to thank everyone for donating your treasures to help the kitties. Last year, one of our volunteers and fosters, Kristin Ramsdell, donated a car for us to sell at the sale! Let’s see who can top that this year!
For all the Cat Daddies we know: Happy Father’s Day!
And if you are still looking for the perfect gift to get the cat daddy in your life, how about Jackson Galaxy’s book, Cat Daddy? This wonderful book, by the cat behaviorist of Animal Planet’s “My Cat From Hell,” tells the story of how a very special cat saved Jackson’s life and made him the “cat whisperer” he is today.
For all the men who are not afraid to admit they love cats, we love you, too! Thanks for being cat daddies.
It is time to nominate favorite pet blogs for the 2012 Petties Awards. These awards are sponsored by Dogtime Media and are a prestigious award for pet bloggers. Petties are awarded to the top pet blogs in ten categories and each of the winners receive a $1,000 donation to the animal-related charity of their choice.
This year, each time you nominate a blog, you can also enter your favorite shelter or rescue for a chance to win $10,000.
Please nominate Black and Orange’s blog for Best Cat Blog and Best Cause Related Blog.
To nominate B and O’s blog, go HERE.
Our URL: www.bandocats.org/blog
Shelter Nominations for $10K Pre-Petties Donation Contest: Black and Orange Cat Foundation
You can enter a nomination once a day every day between now and June 29. The shelter or rescue with the most nominations will win a $10,000 donation and the blogs with the most nominations will go to the final round of voting. The winning shelter will be announced July 16. Voting for the nominated blogs will begin later this summer. The winners will be announced in an online ceremony in September.
Thank you so much for your nominations! We appreciate all of you so much!
June is Adopt-A-Rescue or Shelter-Cat Month! Hurrah! Any time is a perfect time to adopt, but you have even more incentive when it’s Adopt-A-Cat Month!
To help us get even more adoptions, the Capital City Spay and Neuter Clinic is offering $5 off any product or service to anyone who adopts a cat from Black and Orange in June.
To get the $5 savings, all you need to do is take in a copy of your Adoption Agreement from B and O, dated in June 2012, and show the staff at the clinic. They will take care of the rest!
Capital City Spay and Neuter Clinic is located at 2752 Sawbury Blvd, off of Sawmill Road, in Columbus. Their phone number is 614-761-7551. Please call to schedule for low cost vaccines and surgeries.
We have been going to Dr. Chrissy Murphy and the wonderful staff at Capital City for many, many years. Dr. Murphy recently bought the practice (formerly called the Spay Neuter Clinic) and changed the name to Capital City Spay and Neuter Clinic. The clinic offers affordable spays, neuters, vaccines, and even dentals. If you have never used them, please check them out.
Visit the Facebook page for Capital City HERE and please Like Them!
To see all of B and O’s adoptable kitties for June, go to our Petfinder site HERE. Adopt a cat this June! But if you can’t adopt a cat, Petfinder.com offers other suggestions for how you can help kitties in need during this special month. Read their tips HERE.