Jigsaw Puzzle Tournament

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On Saturday, August 6th from 2-4pm, we will be hosting a jigsaw puzzle tournament. We will be hosting three tables with up to four people at each table. Each team/table will have 75 minutes to work on a 750-piece puzzle. You’ll also have at least 30 minutes to visit with the cats! The first place team will each win a free one-hour visit to the lounge, a free Cassie’s Cats sticker, and their choice of a free puzzle from our current selection of donated puzzles. Everyone who attends will win something!

Please see more details below and register now! $25 per person and all proceeds benefit the cats and kittens of Cassie’s Cats.

Yard Sale Saturday June 25th

We are holding a yard sale fundraiser on Saturday June 25th 8am – 2pm. Please stop by and help us raise critical funds for the cats and kittens in our care! Each foster kitten, once weaned, can easily eat 1.5-2 cans of food a day. We have 12 kittens in foster which means 18-24 cans of food every day. If you can’t shop but want to help out we welcome donations from our Amazon and Chewy wish lists. Thank you!

May – and First Year! – recap

On June 2nd we celebrated the first anniversary of the lounge being open for visits! While the nonprofit itself was formed in early 2020, because of covid-19 we did not open a physical storefront until June of 2021. In the year that we have been open we have adopted out 50 cats and kittens and have taken in an additional 29. We are happy to be helping cats and kittens in need and also to be providing a place in midtown Ventura where cat lovers can come hang out with cats. Our second year has started out with foster kitten Montebella’s adoption on June 3rd!

May gave the volunteers at the lounge a chance to step and take charge while I (Jennifer) went out of town for about 10 days for my daughter’s college graduation. A team of about 16 volunteers pitched in to make sure the lounge could remain open as usual, including hosting one of our First Friday events. Cats and humans alike had a great week and it was awesome to know that the organization already has enough volunteer support to keep the lounge running in the absence of its director.

Adoptions were slow for 5-6 weeks but then we had some BIG ones!

Michael – If you’ve EVER come to the lounge then you surely met Michael, our bow-tie wearing tuxedo. He joined us in late May of 2021, before we were even officially open. He was at the lounge for 365 days. But his purrfect family found him. This couple visited the lounge countless times and just fell in love with our boy. He is spoiled rotten now, as he deserves, and they are smitten.

We also found homes for Kiki, Oliver, and Ivy! Kiki has a kitty brother and her new family just loves her. Oliver and Ivy went together to a quiet home of a retired couple who love the kitties and will give them all the space and time they need to feel secure. We are so happy for all of our recently adopted cats.

At the lounge we currently have 9 cats, and in foster we have 18. Rachel has been with us the longest, having joined us in late-August, 2021. Our newest intakes at the lounge are Rose and Mango, both young mamas. Cindy and Coral are still with us and have become SO much more confident and friendly. Same and Steve are young tabby brothers who play hard and sleep hard! Both sets of kitties would make excellent companions and we would love to see them stay in pairs if at all possible. Cassie is our long-haired tortie who is learning to trust people and get along with cats. We know she’d do better in a quiet, predictable home as the only pet but she is still improving here, even with the other cats around and the changes in people coming and going each day.

In late May Four Brix Winery hosted a fundraiser for us at their space here in Ventura. The band that night was Karen Eden and the Bad Apples and they were amazing in their support of us, too. We received hundreds of dollars in food and litter donations as well as over $550 in cash donations from patrons that night. Everyone had a good time and the kitties benefited from the generosity. Upcoming fundraisers include a yard sale on June 25th, a small puzzle tournament late summer, and a silent auction next fall.

First Friday 4/1

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Save the date! We will be offering visits on Friday, April 1st from 6-7pm so you can kick-off your weekend with cats! They’re usually playful and active after dinner, and the lounge has a different feel after dark. Come on by and enjoy a different experience from the daytime lounge. =^..^=

We can take up to 6 visitors in each of the half-hour time slots. If you’d like to stay for a full hour be sure to book both half-hour time slots.

First Friday Evening Event

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Save the date! We will be offering visits on Friday, March 4th from 6-7pm so you can kick-off your weekend with cats! They’re usually playful and active after dinner, and the lounge has a different feel after dark. Come on by and enjoy a different experience from the daytime lounge. =^..^=

We can take up to 5 visitors in each of the half-hour time slots. If you’d like to stay for a full hour be sure to book both half-hour time slots.