We will be closing the lounge for one week in September to allow for a vacation (Jennifer!) and time for volunteers to do some deep cleaning and spend some quality time with the cats. We will reopen on Friday, September 22nd.
One of our kitties has a URI and a couple others are showing symptoms so we will be closed 8/17 to give the kitties a quiet day and assess how best to proceed with Friday and the weekend.
Please note that the lounge will be closed for visits on Friday, July 21. We will be open as usual Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday of that week.
The lounge officially opened for public visits on June 2, 2021, so this Friday marks our second anniversary! We will have balloons outside and sparkling cider inside and we hope to see many visitors this weekend to help us celebrate.
Since opening we have had 123 adoptions, and we are currently caring for 12 more cats and kittens. Our oldest cats have included Sadie, Jacob, and Princess. Our longest resident is currently Link, having arrived in January of this year. Our longest resident ever was Rachel, adopted after 16 months at the lounge. Our volunteer roster hovers around 20 regular volunteers plus a few more who can fill in here and there. On any given week these volunteers are donating roughly 30-35 hours of their time, and Jennifer is at the lounge an additional 30-35 hours as well. In addition we have volunteers who bring filtered water for the cats, run fundraisers on Facebook, make recycling and thrift store runs, help repair and install things, do laundry, foster cats and kittens, drive cats to medical appointments, and more.
We hope you’ll stop by! Every dollar we raise through visits, adoptions, shopping, and donations goes straight toward helping the cats and maintaining this unique space for them in Ventura.
UPDATE: No more orders being taken. Shirts were ordered 5/29/23.
Michael’s adopter, Karla, and I (mainly Karla!) have been working on some new designs to help celebrate the lounge’s 2nd anniversary coming up in June. If you’ve been around a while you will remember Michael, Missy, Rachel, Jasmine (now Rose), and Jacob and Sadie. 🙂
There are several options: a shirt featuring 6 of our better-known cats (that shirt comes in several colors) and then individual shirts featuring each cat/pair of cats (those shirts come in a single color).
If you order using the link below your shirt(s) will be delivered to the lounge for local pick up. Shipping is included in the prices you see. We will earn about $8-$10 per shirt so this is also a nice fundraiser for us!
We most likely will open up a shop that will include other items like hoodies, socks, mugs, etc.
Please look over the PDF for all the choices and then fill out the Google form to place your order.
Please note that payment must be made in advance. You can go to the Donate page of the website for options or pay in person when you’re at the lounge in the near future.
BIG thanks to Karla for making this happen! We have custom kicker toys and other goodies coming to the lounge as well, all featuring her adorable drawings.
Order form: https://forms.gle/9dsbYbcs41Jd1bJM9
Please order by Friday, May 26th.