Getting Catty and More with A Tucson Tail
Is your neighborhood plagued by feral cats? First you see a stray cat and then another and then another. Did you know that here in Tucson, feral cats are called community cats and there are resources available to curb their numbers and provide them with safety?
It’s called T.N.R. or trap, neuter, return. Find out more at this free workshop at the Murphy-Wilmot Library, 530 N. Wilmot Road, on Saturday, February 15th from 3:15 to 4:45 pm. Doors open at 3 pm. This event is hosted by No Kill Pima County. You’ll learn about the resources available to you and have the opportunity to ask tough questions to a panel of experts.
You can also listen to KVOI 1030 AM (or live stream) cat advocate expert Jessica Shuman on the Bill Buckmaster Show on Thursday Feb 13, near the opening of the show at noon. Tune in for a quick preview of the TNR workshop.
CAT VIDEO FEST
The Loft Cinema is once again hosting the hugely popular Cat Video Fest on Saturday February 22 and Wednesday February 26, a portion of the ticket sales with be donated to Hermitage Cat Shelter (on the 22nd) and Hope Animal Shelter (on the 26th).
Whether you’re a cat lover or not, these videos are hysterical and heartwarming. This event always sells out so consider buying your tickets early.
BLING FOR HOPE
Beading Divas chose Hope Animal Shelter for their bracelet fundraising partner during February. Yes! You can buy bracelets on February 26 at the Loft Cinema. You can also buy one-of-a-kind beaded bracelets made with donated beads and a paw charm online via Etsy and at these local venues:
–Silver Sea Jewelry & Gifts, 330 N. 4th Avenue, 520-624-9954, meter parking until 5 PM M-F, free parking weekends
–-Clues Unlimited Mystery Book Store, 3146 E. Fort. Lowell Road, 520-326-8533, free parking (call for hours)
For February ONLY
—Benarda Veterinary Hospital, 3002 N Country Club Rd, 520-325-2997
—HOPE Animal Shelter
Happy Meower – February 23 from 3 to 6 pm at Dove Mountain Brewing Company (12130 N Dove Mountain Blvd, Marana, AZ 85658). SAFE (Saving Animals from Euthanasia) animal rescue will have some adoptable animals available during the event. There will also be a raffle to raise funds towards the lease and renovation of a space for the Rescue Me Tucson pet adoption center.
Woofstock Adopt-a-Thon – March 8 at Reid Park Bandshell – hosted by Tucson Dog Magazine