Bernard Foundation gives $500,000 for Home for Cats
Ohio Alleycat Resource & Spay/Neuter Clinic received a $500,000
grant last month from the Joanie, Jeanne and Howard Bernard Foundation.
This money will be used to build the Joanie Bernard Home for Cats, which
will house the shelter portion of OAR. Joanie, who died days after the
gift was made, cared deeply about the welfare of the cats of Cincinnati,
and we're honored that she and her foundation board chose OAR to
receive such a generous grant.
The home will be constructed on our existing property near the current
building, which will continue to house the spay/neuter clinic and Feral
Cat Resource Center. The OAR board welcomes input from volunteers and
staff about the design of the new building as well as redesign of the
current space. Send ideas to email@example.com.
Welcome our new clinic director
Devon Smith joins Ohio Alleycat Resource & Spay/Neuter Clinic as
its new clinic director. She succeeds Elaine Sloan Baker, who remains
with OAR as a vet tech.
Devon grew up in northern Vermont and comes here from South Bend,
Ind., where since 2009 she was executive director of Michiana Feral Cat
Initiative, a TNR group serving counties in Indiana and Michigan. She
has worked in animal shelters in South Bend and in Boston and says she
is excited to join a team that is addressing the root causes of pet
overpopulation and euthanasia. Devon is completing a doctorate in
theology from Notre Dame.
Welcome, Devon. And, Elaine, thank you for leading the clinic as it opened full-time.
OAR Garage Sale June 24-26; donations, volunteers needed
June 18 is the cutoff date for donations for the OAR Garage Sale, to be held June 24-26 in our parking lot. (List of accepted items)
We now have storage units on Red Bank Road in Madisonville where we
can accept items, and pickup is available for large donations. Contact
Beth (firstname.lastname@example.org or
513-575-1771) to donate and/or to volunteer before and during the sale.
Help is especially needed to price items; contact Beth if you can price
for even an hour or two at the storage units beginning at 10 a.m. June
11. Many volunteers also are needed to set up for the sale beginning
Wed., June 22. Donations of baked goods needed, too. Sale hours are 7
a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday. We also have lots of
garage sale postcards. If you can distribute some at work, school or
around town, email email@example.com.
Neuterville Express adds three locations
The Neuterville Express transport has expanded to Lawrenceburg (June
17), Oxford (June 30), and Gratis in Preble County, Ohio (July 8).
Details: NeutervilleExpress.com. Call 513-871-0185 to reserve a
transport spot or to make a clinic appointment convenient for you.
Sign up for OAR Bowl-a-Thon, Aug. 20
OAR is holding its second annual Thunder Alleycat Bowl-a-Thon, 7-10
p.m. Aug. 20 at Stone Lanes, 3746 Montgomery Road, Norwood. Our goal
this year is to fill all 28 lanes. Cost is $20 per bowler; non-bowlers
welcome to cheer on their favorite team for free. More info...
Foster homes still needed
We still need foster homes for kittens. Adoptions are going well, but
we can save more kittens if we have more people to keep them for up to a
month until they are ready to be fixed. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adoption Spotlight: Hey There Delilah!
June is Adopt a Shelter Cat Month. Delilah is a 2-year-old sweetie.
She's just waiting to be discovered. Her headshots don't do her justice
because her real beauty is in who she is. She's playful, petite, polite,
patient, never pushy, and always positive. She likes to give licks in
the hope that you will notice how much love she has to give. She's a
model cat who would love a chance to be center-stage in your forever
home. Please give her the big break that she has been waiting for.
- You can provide a forever home, too. See photos and descriptions of our available cats and kittens, then fill out an adoption questionnaire.
- Meet our residents during OAR's open hours noon-2 p.m. the second and fourth Saturdays of each month.
- We also regularly have cats at the Oakely PetSmart, 3401 Alamo Ave., with OAR volunteers there from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. the first Saturday of each month.
We want to hear about community events where we can spread the word about OAR. Contact Charlotte at email@example.com with what's coming up in your area.
Events take place at OAR, 5619 Orlando Place, unless noted.
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. New volunteers welcome!
June 10: Oakley After Hours, Madison Road, 6-9 p.m. Theme is “Pet Night.” OAR and other rescues will be on Oakley Square with adoptable animals and information.
June 11 and 25:
- Open Hours for prospective adopters, noon-2 p.m.
- Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) workshop, noon. Contact email@example.com.
June 12: Volunteer orientation, noon-1 p.m.
June 13: TNR Committee, 6:30 p.m.
June 14 and 28: A“cat”emy Awards Committee, 6:30 p.m.
June 18: Last call for garage sale donations. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 513-575-1771.
June 24-26: Garage sale, 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday. (Set-up begins Wed., June 22.) Volunteers needed, especially June 22; contact email@example.com or 513-575-1771.
June 26: PetFest, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Boone Woods Park, Burlington. Volunteers needed to staff booth. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 29: Adoption Committee, 6:30 p.m.
July 29, OAR night at Pendleton Art Center’s Final Friday, 6-10 p.m., 1301 Pendleton St., Pendleton/Over-the-Rhine. Volunteers needed. Contact email@example.com or 513-575-1771.
Northside parade, noon, Hamilton Avenue and Hoffner Park. OAR
volunteers will carry spay/neuter banners and are invited to dress up
in festive Northside style. To participate, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aug. 20, Thunder Alleycat Bowl-a-thon, 7-10 p.m., Stone Lanes, 3746 Montgomery Road, Norwood.
||* 77 at OAR
||* 9 in Foster Homes
||* 4 at PetSmart
Each month we will feature several OAR residents who need a good home! Be sure to click on each cat for more photos!
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