October! It’s been about 7 months now since we received our official nonprofit status and started getting things rolling. It’s also been about 7 months now since the coronavirus shut so many things down. Ventura County is moving from the purple (most restrictive) tier to the red tier, which is good news. There are still two more tiers to move to but it’s encouraging to see things going in the right direction.
Our Facebook and Instagram followings continue to grow. We have almost 270 Facebook followers now and about 290 Instagram followers. If you use either of those platforms please share us and help us reach more cat lovers in Ventura and beyond.
We have added a fundraising “thermometer” to our Fundraisers page so that everyone can see how things are going as we approach opening the lounge. We estimate needing roughly $3000-$4000 per month to run the lounge so we’ve set a goal of raising $10,000 to try and get 3 months of operating expenses in the bank. There won’t be any salaries (at least for a while); all work will be done by volunteers. Money raised will go toward care and safety for the cats we take in plus rent, insurance, utilities, Internet access, etc.
Poppy and Cali went back to Greyfoot so that Cali could have her milk fully dry up in anticipation of being spayed and so that Poppy could be a friend to another foster there named Conrad. Conrad was found on the same property and they are probably cousins. They’ve been adopted together and will go home after their neuter surgeries. Whitney and Sequoia are still here and applications are being accepted for them now, too. Hopefully Ventura County is finally seeing a light at the end of the kitten season tunnel.