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Thanks to Our Community Partners 2014

These businesses are generously helping to make our Sweeten the Kitty fundraising event a success:

Sponsors:

 

 

Donors:

Donated Items Highlights

Pet Food Express and Sanrio have hands down the most items donated with Sanrio at 15 Hello Kitty bags and PFE with a BUNCH of STUFF and more to come!  Michelle Jewel has donated 9 beautiful hand crafted sets of necklace and earrings, and Lavern has made us 3 gorgeous quilted bags and is working on quilts for us as well!

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Newsletter Sep. 3rd – Special Announcement: Sweeten the Kitty 2014!

Today, I am thrilled to announce our second annual

 

Sweeten the Kitty Auction and Wine Tasting
El Cerrito Community Center
Sunday, October 19, 2014
4:00 to 7:00 pm! 

 

Did you know that with your support, we surpassed all expectations at our inaugural Sweeten the Kitty event last year?

You can help make this year’s event an even greater success!

Buy tickets: Bring a family member or friend to STK.  It’s a fun way to introduce people to Fix Our Ferals and the work we do to save lives! Tickets are available online or at the door.

Donate auction items: Your tax-exempt donation to Fix Our Ferals will truly make a difference in the lives of cats and people in the East Bay. See details, below.

Forward this email to friends, family, co-workers and neighbors and encourage them to join us at Sweeten the Kitty 2014!  Our exciting event will feature great food, fabulous auction items, delectable wines to sample, music and entertainment, surprises and much more!

STK 2014 will be a wonderful opportunity for our entire East Bay community of “neighborhood cat people” to celebrate our accomplishments, our hard work and especially all those little cats and kittens we love so much.

We look forward to seeing you at our Annual Sweeten the Kitty Auction and Wine Tasting on October 19th!

Thank you so much for your continuing support of our mission and your compassion for the cats in our community.

Sincerely,

 

 

 

 

Annelise Strader
Sweeten the Kitty Events Chair
Fix Our Ferals

annelisejd@hotmail.com

 

 “Fix Every Cat You Feed”

list of donations

Click here to donate!
Click here to buy tickets!          
 
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Volunteers Needed at the Spay-Neuter Center!

We recently fixed our 9,500th cat since we opened the FOF Spay-Neuter

kittens
     Photo: Judy Zelver

Center in 2012.  And we could never have accomplished so much without the help of our incredible volunteers!

 

Can YOU spare a little time and love? 

 

 

Whatever your interests and experience may be, we can really use your help, now! We need regular volunteers to assist with Admitting, Recovery, and Discharge, and the many other tasks that keep our work moving along.

Come join an FOF team of dedicated volunteers!  You’ll have a great time and help save many lives, too!

Call Michelle at (510) 712-5879 or manager@fixouferals.org to find out more!

 

Come see us at the Solano Stroll, September 14!
 
Mark Decker Inscrutable
  Photo: Mark Decker

This family-friendly annual community event features lots of entertainment, food, juried crafts, a parade and the Fix Our Ferals booth — where we’ll be getting the word out about our free-roamers and TNR, offering advice and having a great time “talking cats” with the public!

Be sure to stop by!  Bring the kids and grandkids and show them what we’re doing to save lives! 

Sunday, September 14
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Solano Avenue in Berkeley-Albany

Click here for all the details!

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Photo: Cathy Farrugia
“I highly recommend FOF  for your spay or neuter! 
 
It was a walk in the park!”
– FOF Kitty Patient #8,340
Be a PAL–Help Prevent-A-Litter in 2014!

 


  

 
Please make a generous donation today! 

DonateNow

Click here for other ways you can donate!
Fix Our Ferals is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service
as a Section 501(c)3 non-profit organization,

ID# 94-3297241.

How to Reach Us
FIX OUR FERALS
PO Box 13083
Berkeley CA 94712-4083

hotline 510 433-9446
volunteers@FixOurFerals.org
www.FixOurFerals.org
 
 
“Fix Every Cat You Feed!”
Photo: Lisa Thomas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Newsletter August 25 – Vote Now! 2014 “Best of the Best” Neighborhood Cat Photo Contest is On!

It wasn’t easy!

Over 100 terrific photos were submitted to our 2014 “Best of the Best” Neighborhood Cat Photo Contest!  But finally our panel of FOF judges has selected their 12 favorite images.

Now it’s your turn!  Please cast your vote by Monday, September 22 for The People’s Choice Award!  

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Photo: Lisa Thomas
2013 Second Place

Stay tuned! We’ll announce our judges’ First and Second Place winners, and the winner of the People’s Choice Award in an upcoming newsletter.

Please forward this email to everyone you know who loves animals, especially our free-roaming kitties!

 

 

Your friends and family will have fun voting!

And you’ll be helping get the word out that FOF’s affordable spay-neuter services are saving lives! 

Click here to vote!

Warm Regards,

Heather Lee signature

 

 

Heather Lee
Fix Our Ferals
Board President

PS:  Have you bought your tickets to our 2014 Sweeten the Kitty fundraiser on Oct 19?  You won’t want to miss this exciting silent auction and wine-tasting event — advance sale tickets are available now!

“Fix Every Cat You Feed!”

Click here to donate!
Click here to buy tickets!          
 
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Can You Help Us Help Them?   

 

MD Gaze
Photo: Mark Decker
2013 People’s Choice Award

There are many ways to help the cats and people living in our communities by volunteering!

And there are many kitties who will enjoy healthier living thanks to your contribution to fund our affordable spay-neuter services!

Fix Our Ferals and its over 250 active volunteers continue to work every day to make better lives for ALL East Bay cats through Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) assistance, spay-neuter services, and public education.

Please consider making a donation or volunteering today!

 

Click here to find out about our volunteer opportunities!

DonateNow

Fix Our Ferals is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service
as a Section 501(c)3 non-profit organization,
ID# 94-3297241.

Vicky Semones cats
Photo: Vicki Semones
2011 First Place

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


How to Reach Us

FIX OUR FERALS
PO Box 13083
Berkeley CA 94712-4083
hotline 510 433-9446
volunteers@fixourferals.org
www.FixOurFerals.org
 
 
“Fix Every Cat You Feed!”

 

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Donate Auction Items for the Sweeten the Kitty Event

Fix Our Ferals “Sweeten the Kitty” Silent Auction and Wine Tasting Fundraiser

Dear Friends,

Fix Our Ferals is celebrating our 16th year of providing affordable spay/neuter for cats in the East Bay. Our goal is to end the unnecessary euthanizing of healthy cats and kittens in shelters, through affordable spay/neuter.

Our non-profit clinic is the only one of its kind in the East Bay. We are open five days a week, including Saturdays, and we accept reservations for neighborhood strays, ferals and pet cats.

To help support this expansion of services, we will host a fundraiser at the El Cerrito Community Center on Sunday, October 19th, 2014.

Please consider donating a gift certificate, service or item for our auction. Perhaps you would like to be a sponsor for the celebration! Sponsors and donors will be recognized on our web site and in our program. Sponsors at Puma level and above will also get their company logo or the name of their company on a large “Thank You” poster board including their donation levels. You are invited to provide promotional materials with your item to be displayed at the event.

Lion Level Sponsorship ($1000+) includes admission for 4
Tiger Level Sponsorship ($750-$999) includes admission for 3
Jaguar Level Sponsorship ($500-$749) includes admission for 2
Puma Level Sponsorship ($250-$499) includes admission for 1

We would be delighted if you could help in any way to make this a special affair. One of our volunteers would be happy to arrange pickup of your item.

If you would like more information about making a donation or the event, please contact:

Annelise Strader
(510) 809-7616

events@fixourferals.org

Download the 2014 FOF DonorForms.

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Thanks to Our 2014 Community Supporters

Our first sponsor for this year’s Sweeten the Kitty event is Union Bank MUFG. A huge rumble of purrs to them for kicking things off!

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2014 Sweeten the Kitty Tickets

Purchase Tickets Now!

Join us in celebrating another successful year of spay and neuter at our

“Sweeten the Kitty”

Silent Auction & Wine Tasting Fundraiser!

When: Sunday October 19, 2014, 4-7 pm
Where: El Cerrito Community Center
7007 Moeser Lane, El Cerrito, CA 94530

(Get Directions)

Tickets are Will Call only, $35 in advance, $40 at the door.
The deadline for advance ticket sales is October 4, 2014 .



If you prefer to pay by check, please make your check out to
“Fix Our Ferals” and indicate in the memo line:
“for Sweeten the Kitty tickets.”

Fix Our Ferals
Attn: Sweeten the Kitty
P.O. Box 13083
Berkeley, CA 94712-4083

Sponsors:
Union Bank – Lion level sponsor!

unionbank
El Sobrante Feed and Pet Supply
Community Partners

Donate Items or become a Sponsor! More info here.

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Sweeten the Kitty – Silent Auction & Wine Tasting

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!  

August 1, 2014

Join us in celebrating another year of providing low-cost spay-neuter services for East Bay cats at our

“Sweeten the Kitty”  

Silent Auction & Wine Tasting Fundraiser!

When: Sunday October 19, 2014, 4-7 pm  
Where: El Cerrito Community Center
7007 Moeser Lane, El Cerrito, CA 94530
(Get Directions)

Tickets will be available at the door.

$35 in advance (before Oct. 4th)
$40 at the door
Tickets are will call only.
Purchase tickets online here.

Sponsored by:

Union Bank Logo

 

 

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Volunteer!

Join a committee to help with:

  • Publicity/Publications
  • Soliciting donors
  • Food
  • Decorations

For information about joining a committee, please contact:
committees@fixourferal.org
 

Thank You!
We look forward to seeing you and your guests on October 19th

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Save the Date for our Sweeten the Kitty event – October 19th

Be sure to save Sunday October 19th on your calendar!

More details about donating for the auction, volunteering at the event and the event details to come.

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Introducing Our “T” is for Trapping Program!

Our work this summer at the Fix Our Ferals Spay-Neuter Center is meeting with great success thanks to our wonderful staff and volunteers and generous donors!

In June, we fixed our 8,000th kitty
since our Center opened in 2012!  

We are always on the lookout for more ways our services can have even greater impact. Today, I’m excited to tell you about a new program starting this summer: “T” is for Trapping!  We will provide instruction and support to fit each trapper’s particular situation.  Whether you are new to TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) or a seasoned trapper, we welcome your participation.  And please tell your friends, co-workers, and family who may have a kitty who needs their help.  Check out the details in the article, below! And finally, a huge thank you to everyone who donated to our Margarita’s Challenge!  You really came through by helping us reach our goal.  These contributions will go a long way toward making better lives through spay-neuter for the many cats we are intaking this kitten season!

Warm wishes,

Heather Lee signature

 

 

Heather Lee
Board President
Fix Our Ferals

PS:  Our Prevent-A-Litter Campaign is still going strong.  And so is kitten season!  Large or small, any contribution you can make will support our affordable spay-neuter services.  Your donation will save lives and help reduce future free-roaming populations in our East Bay neighborhoods.

“Fix Every Cat You Feed”

“T” is for Trapping – Come Join Us! Now, the “T” in TNR is not something everybody knows how to do, until they really need it — like when a new cat comes into your neighborhood, and his or her ear is not “tipped.”  And the “T” becomes an emergency when you see a cat who is obviously pregnant. Trapping is easy once you do it, but there are secrets and tips learned over years of experience that will make the process of trapping for spay-neuter easier, quicker, and less stressful for you and the cat.

Fix Our Ferals’ team of skilled trappers would love
to show you
what they have learned!

tabby in cage
Photo: Cathy Farrugia

Sign up at (510) 215-9300 for the next “T” is for Trapping workshop at our Spay-Neuter Center in Richmond, or request a one-on-one demonstration.  Be sure to mention in your message if you have a pregnant cat and need a fast response.  Please leave your name, phone number, and email address, and a trapping coach will call you to set up the time.

Are you an experienced trapper?  Then you know that trapping is part science, part art!  There is a lot of give-and-take and strategy sharing at our sessions. We encourage you to join our workshops to tell us what you know!

Happy Trapping!

 

Our Third “Best of the Best” Free-Roaming Cat Photo Contest is On!

Here’s an easy and fun way to be an active partner in our community that cares about our neighborhood kitties!

We bet you have some photos of a super special feral or stray cat!  Or maybe a couple of outstanding kitty pals?  A pile of adorable kittens? A fantastic cat colony? Fix Our Ferals is seeking high quality images for use in our e-communications, social networking, and fundraising, and for many other publicity purposes. We especially need great photos of cats and kittens showing the telltale “tipped ear!”

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Photo: Faith Schultz Finalist, FOF Photo Contest 2013

 First prize:

$75 gift certificate

Second prize:

$50 gift certificate

People’s Choice award:

$25 gift certificate All three winning photos will receive special attention through our e-communications and at our fundraising events!

Stay tuned!

We’ll feature our favorite ten photos for the People’s Choice Award vote in an upcoming e-newsletter.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to make your kitty a big star!  

By donating the use of your photos to Fix Our Ferals, you can help make better lives for our local feral and stray cats and kittens.   We are glad to credit you if your photo is featured in any of our communications. Your images will not be used for any other purposes without your permission.

Contest closes Friday July 25.

Please submit up to four of your best shots to:
newsletter@fixourferals.org.

PS: Got a good story to go with your photo? We’d love to hear it!

Can You Help Us Help Them?   

kitten
Photo: Jackie Anderson

There are many ways to help the cats and people living in our communities by volunteering!

Fix Our Ferals and its over 250 active volunteers continue to work every day to make better lives for ALL East Bay cats through Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) assistance, spay-neuter services, and public education.

Click here to find out about our volunteer opportunities!

WHITE CAT
Photo: Wendy Phillips
 
 
“Girlfriends! 
FOF’s Spay Services are 
simply divine!”
– FOF Kitty Patient #7,360
Be a PAL –
Help Prevent-A-Litter
in 2014!

 

Please make a generous donation today! 

DonateNow

Click here for other ways you can donate!
Fix Our Ferals is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service
as a Section 501(c)3 non-profit organization, 
ID# 94-3297241.
3 cats
Photo: Lisa Thomas
 
How to Reach Us

FIX OUR FERALS PO Box 13083 Berkeley CA 94712-4083

hotline 510 433-9446
volunteers@FixOurFerals.org

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Enjoy a Happy Fourth of July – Keep Pets Safe Indoors

July 5th is one of the busiest days for shelters because pets, frightened by July 4th festivities, escape from their homes and get lost. Summertime is a slow adoption time because people are gone on vacation. Add the 4th of July influx and the week after July 4th has some of the highest euthanasia rates for pets as the shelters are overfilled to capacity. Please keep your pet safe and indoors on July 4th!

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