Urbane Cafe Fundraiser June 19th

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Both of the Ventura locations of Urbane Cafe will be hosting fundraisers for us on Wednesday, June 19, from 4-9pm. If you go in person show them the flyer on your phone or hand them a paper flyer which we will have available at the lounge. If you order online that day between 4-9pm, use the code “fundraisers: when you check out so we can get credit. Thank you for supporting us, and thank Urbane Cafe as well!

Average Monthly Food and Litter

Ever wonder how much food and litter we use at the lounge?

With 10 adult cats in the lounge we will go through roughly 7 cases of 5.5-ounce cans of food or 13 cases of 3-ounce cans of food in one month. We feed them twice a day and do our best to ensure that each cat is getting nutritious food. We put out 2.5-3 cups of dry food daily as well.

Each kitten at the lounge will go through roughly 1.25 cases of 5.5-ounce cans of kitten food in a month and around 1/4 cup of dry food daily.

We use at least 200 pounds of litter monthly, especially when we have kittens in our care.

Visits to the lounge as well as purchases and financial donations help us keep up with the costs of running the lounge and medical expenses. Donations of food, litter, and other supplies mean we can direct the money we raise to hard costs such as rent, utilities, insurance, and so on.

We keep our Amazon and Chewy wishlists up to date with current needs. Thank you for choosing to support us in whatever way you can!

Valentine Hearts Fundraiser

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Our Valentine hearts are back! This year they will be displayed on the plexiglass facing the main lounge. Each heart is $14 and you can write as much as you’d like on your heart. Our goal is 100 hearts! You can honor a cat (or cats) who is currently at the lounge; a cat (or cats) who has been adopted; your own cats (past and/or present); or any other cherished kitties in your life.

You can stop by the lounge in person or you can donate online and let us know what you’d like written on your heart(s). On the Donate page you can enter a custom amount ($14 per heart). When you check out there is a box for comments where you can let us know how to personalize your heart(s). You can also use Venmo (username is cassies-cats).

December Newsletter

Adoptions: One more cat found their home since our last newsletter. Congratulations to Tofu! You can see all of the lucky adopted kitties on our Success Stories page. We have had 47 adoptions this year so far.

Pepper

Featured CatPepper is about 6 months old. She spent some time in a foster home where she warmed up to her foster mom, but the lounge has been overwhelming at times and she has had a harder time being appreciated by visitors. She presents as timid and cautious but we know once she’s finally home she’ll be a sweetheart to her chosen person. She rolls over for tummy rubs and purrs away! She plays with the other kittens and loves to cuddle with Spice and Sizzle.

You can learn more about Pepper and the other cats and kittens we’re housing at the lounge on our Available Cats page. 

Fundraising and Events: Last month we launched our holiday market in our lobby shop for holiday shopping so please keep us in mind for unique and handmade gifts this year. 

The lounge will have some modified hours as we look ahead to the holidays. We will have extended hours on Friday, December 22nd, from 10am – 5pm. We will be closed on Saturday and Sunday, December 23-24.

Humble Ask

Adoptions have slowed down over the past few months which means income has also been a little bit lower. We are proud to care for the lounge cats as we would care for our very own and we hope you will consider Cassie’s Cats for a contribution. All donations are tax-deductible (Tax ID 84-4170318) and we are 100% volunteer-based. All money raised goes back to caring for the cats and maintaining their space. 

It is because of generosity that we can help cats like Fabienne and Princess as well as underage kittens who need to be spayed/neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, dewormed, etc., and keep all of the lounge cats safe, healthy, and happy, too! Visits to the lounge help fund some of what we do but those visits don’t cover everything. Donations of food and litter also help; we use at least 200 pounds of cat litter every month and easily go through a case of wet kitten food every 4 days or so.

Every donation helps and we are grateful for the support and love from our community of cat lovers. If you would like to donate, please check out our Donate page.

We also have Amazon and Chewy wishlists for in-kind donations of foodlitter, etc.

From Jennifer, the volunteers, and especially the cats, thank you for your continued support! www.cassiescatsandkittens.org