June 2020 Newsletter

12 Jun, 2020

June 2020 Newsletter

Dear Cat Lovers,What’s more fun than a barrel of monkeys? A Cat Club full of kittens!
As I mentioned in the last newsletter, due to the homeless kitten crisis this season, we are focusing almost all of our efforts on helping homeless kittens. We currently have 25+ kittens running around; do yourself a favor and make an appointment to come by and play with them, even if you don’t have any room in your life for more animals (although they are quite small…) They are a hoot! We’ve let them loose in the main area and they’re enjoying all the big-cat amenities. They’re so light, it seems like they can fly. If you, like me, feel like you haven’t been getting your minimum quota of laughs, smiles and hugs lately, come on by! Same-day, same hour appointments are available. Your entry fee of $12 per person will help keep us afloat during this weird time. If you decide to adopt, we can rebate that to you.Also remember that we are practicing social distancing and asking all guests to wear masks, to keep everyone safe. Only one party at a time will be admitted to The Cat Club at a time to visit or adopt. BTW, we DO still have about 15 available for rehoming. We’ve adopted out 13 from this “batch” so far, including our 200th adoption! (and thank you very much to everyone who showed up; we really appreciate the support and the kittens are SO excited about their furrever homes). Most of them are still not ready to go home yet, but they’re getting there. Treva and Meg are getting spayed on Wed., and they’re both available and will be ready to leave then, in case you can’t wait. We also have Oreo, the mama cat to two of our kittens; she is so sweet and very available. Check out our webpage for who else is still waiting for you; we have some cute, cute kitties and their personalities are coming out more, so….come see! This has been a very busy and eventful month for us. We have recommitted to staying open, mostly in part due to the response we have received from you, our peeps. We have received quite a few donations to our website donation account: THANK YOU! They make us feel all warm and fuzzy, like we ARE an important part of the community and would be missed if we didn’t make it through our most recent challenges. The sad part is that we had just hit our stride when the virus broke out, having been open 2 ½ years, with a nice balance of renters in our STR, visitors to the club and adoptions. We’ll just have to climb that hill again. I know there are folks out there dealing with way more than we are….we’ll all have to keep pulling together. We have need of some specific types of support, if you have any spare time. We’d like to launch a “Go Fund Me” campaign, if anyone has any experience with that. And we want to add an on-line store to our website, so if anyone would like to help with that, please let us know.One other thing I wanted to mention is the Gambit’s “Adopt a Small Business”. If you are interested, check it out. We get a donation + we get some space in Gambit to let everyone know we’re open and available for visits and adoptions. We have had several people show up to volunteer, which is great! Ashley, the volunteer who has been here since before we opened, is back, bless her heart, helping out during the week when she can. Bryan has come back to help on Saturdays. A new vol, Elena, is going to take Sunday mornings, Muriel is back on Tuesday mornings, and Christina is taking Wednesday and Friday mornings…..yahoo!! We do still have openings in the evenings, and Monday and Thursday mornings, if you’re looking for a place to plug in.
Well, that’s about it for now. I have to go feed the kittens! What a surprise! They eat about 7 times a day….and then of course, there is the cleaning up at the other end of the process. We like to joke about that t-shirt that says “Dogs have owners; Cats have staff”. Boy, ain’t that the truth! Stop by and see it in action, or better yet, come volunteer and become part of the staff of an amazing group of felines, which is constantly changing.Thanks again for your supportStay safe. Be calm, and adopt a kitten! MEOW!-Eshyah


Due to the fact that three of our newer kittens were diagnosed with feline distemper today, we will be closed for the next two weeks, while we sanitize and wait out the quarantine period, until September 16. We apologize for any inconvenience; this could not be avoided or predicted.