Lot's of stuff happening here at Orange Street Cats! As you may already know, we are
One of our supporters posted a picture of her cat Tyra in the Petfinders funniest cat contest. She chose OSC as the beneficiary of the funds if Tyra wins (Sooooo amazing!). As of today, Tyra is in 4th place out of 1800 entries. You can vote once a day until June 22nd!. If Tyra wins, OSC gets $4500. We sure could use that money.
We started a Kitten Shower Event on Facebook with our updated Amazon Wishlist. (In case you hadn't heard....we have kittens!). Check it out!
We will be at Curtis Lumber Petapalooza, Ballston Spa location in June. Keep an eye out for information about that HUGE event. Our weekly events can be found on our website or on our Facebook page.
Oh, what else, what else....
Some of you have asked...."What goes on behind the scenes at Orange Street Cats?" I will tell you...
|Robin! Available for Adoption|
We plan and execute at least 3 adoption days a month (1st, 2nd, and 3rd Saturday of each month). We manage Facebook, our website, PetFinder, voice mails emails, the finances, the vet visits, foster family coordination, cat care, cat emergencies, bottle feeding, supply management, record-keeping, cat laundry (oh the piles!), fundraising, marketing, event planning (bowl-a-thon, yard sales, craft fairs, etc), education for ourselves (webinars, networking), education for our followers ("I found a cat in my yard, what can I do?"), lots of follow-up, assisting other groups and oh, so much more! See?....Heart and determination.
So sometimes, if you leave a voice message, it can take a couple of days (or more...) to get a call back. Emails aren't always responded to right away. Facebook isn't always updated in a timely fashion. Our Twitter account....well, let's not talk about Twitter. We are always (and I mean always) in need of help. Our #1 need is foster families and #2 is volunteers to help with adoption days, special events, social media (anyone out there have experience in managing a not-for-profit Twitter account?). This work is not always easy. We have loses and heartbreaks. There can be tears and sadness. Things do not always go as planned (e-vet anyone?). There are times when we have to say no. (We do not take that lightly). You know what makes this work worthwhile? The joy of saving one cat (and many, many more). The joy of seeing a cat find his/her new family. The joy of seeing a cat overcome a hurdle or illness. The joy of seeing the mutual love of cats on the faces of all we meet. The positive energy from our supporters, followers, and friends (you!). The love all our volunteers have for the cats, the work, and the mission. This is Orange Street Cats. No....WE are Orange Street Cats.
So....Thank You! For the continued support. We absolutely appreciate you!
If you are interested in becoming a foster family or volunteering, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will get back to you.....in a day or 2
(Little Grace is staring at me with the "How dare you take over my blog!" expression. Whoops! Signing off!)