Saving kittens’ lives this spring is the goal for the Animal Welfare League’s event: Catapalooza. Spring should never be kitten killing season, so the AWL is hosting Catapalooza to raise much-needed funds and awareness of all that is required to care for Queen Anne’s County kittens. The attached photos is a day-old kitten found on a doorstep and brought to the AWL on Monday, May 12, 2014. This season, so far, AWL is caring for 14 newborns, and this little guy makes 15.
Catapalooza is a day for the whole family; even the dogs are helping to raise money for our kittens. People can bring their non-aggressive dogs to AWL for discounted rabies shots, vaccinations, micro-chipping and a dog wash. Kids will enjoy face-painting and animal-friendly coloring books. Parents may enjoy shopping at our county-wide garage sale, and vendors including Mary Kay Cosmetics and other boutique offerings. Pizza and soda will be available for lunch.
The Executive Director, Amanda Hodge, will also spend the day sitting in a jail cell made to raise awareness of the pet overpopulation problem. The home-made jail will be constructed on AWL’s front lawn, and Hodge will sit in the cell until $900 bail is raised in the spirit of cats’ 9 lives. Bail money may be posted in advance at AWL, or at the event between 10a-2p. “I’ve been in jail one other time,” said Hodge, “and it was to raise money for diabetes. So I’m hoping this time I can again raise enough bail money to help these animals.”
AWL accepts donations of KLM formula for kittens, and kitten-feeding bottles to help care for the newborns. All kittens, and any pregnant or nursing parent cats brought in are spade/neutered before being adopted out. For more information about your Animal Welfare League, go to www.awlqac.org.
Animal Welfare League is a 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to foster a community working together to improve and save the lives of homeless animals. We strive to set a standard of excellence and leadership in animal care, humane education and progressive animal welfare programs.