Kittens And Cocktails: Pairing 2 Awesome Essentials For 2 Great Causes

Mary Simpson
by Mary Simpson
Don your top hat and tails for a great cause! Oakland’s Cat Town Cafe celebrates Adopt-A-Cat Month with special fundraising event and cat swag giveaway.

Did you know that June is Adopt-A-Shelter Cat month? A quirky little café in Oakland, California (of course) is celebrating in style on Friday, June 21. The Cat Town Café is celebrating our love of all things “kitties” and all things “cocktails” (definitely a tie for me!) by holding their first Kittens and Cocktails fundraising event for Cat Town Cafe’s planned expansion and the Saving Pets Challenge.

Founded back in 2014, Cat Town Café is an offshoot of Cat Town, a foster based rescue program credited with placing more than 600 shelter felines in forever homes since 2011. Founders felt the addition of the café component seemed only natural as it allows between six and 20 of the furry felines to roam the premises and choose potential pet parents from among unsuspecting patrons who slurp and sup on treats from Bicycle Coffee, Authentic Bagel Company and Rolling Sloanes.

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The café permits brown-bagging but has limited seating so reservations are recommended to ensure optimum viewing opportunities – aka the cats aren’t sleeping!

To support plans for a much needed expansion, Cat Town Café co-founder Ann Dunn decided to hold a fund raiser aptly named – Kittens and Cocktails. “The money raised through the event and our Saving Pets Challenge page will go towards a planned expansion of our adoption center as well as establishing an emergency medical fund. Both will help us save many more cats.”

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So on Friday, June 19, guests will don their party duds and pack their lint rollers as they rub shoulders (or shins) with the resident kitties, sip cocktails and participate in cat-themed activities. Hmmm… that could be interesting. It gets better! Swag up for grabs will include cat product giveaways by Worldwise, a San Rafael-based product manufacturer. As Dunn mentioned, the event is part of the larger Saving Pets Challenge crowd-funding effort to raise money for animal charities nationwide. Top fundraising organizations receive added financial support from the sponsor Found Animals.

But it doesn’t end there! Throughout the month of June, every cat adopted from the café will go to their forever home equipped with a pack of goodies from Worldwise including toys, catnip and scratchers from their successful Petlinks, SmartyKat and kathy ireland Loved Ones brands.

How purrrfect (sorry, had to do it)!

Tickets to Kittens and Cocktails can be purchased for $50 at the Found Animals website. Can’t make the date? You can still make a donation to help take them over the top in their Saving Pets Challenge!

Mary Simpson
Mary Simpson

Sharing space with three seriously judgy Schnoodles and a feline who prefers to be left alone. #LivingMyBestLife

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