Gala fundraiser helps create more fairy tale endings for rescue cats • Long Beach Post News


The great host in this case is Helen Sanders, a non-profit organization dedicated to saving the lives of shelter cats and preventing the birth of other unwanted felines. Through their programs and a lot of sweat and unfortunately sometimes tears, CatPAWS has removed over 3,000 cats and kittens from public shelters since its inception as a nonprofit in 2010. Foster Families of CatPAWS have bottle fed countless newborn babies and socialized hundreds of cats and kittens for adoption. Funds from donations and grants provided neutering and veterinary care for each cat and for any specific medical and surgical care needed. It can take a kiss to turn a frog into a prince or a princess, any kind of royalty, but first why would anyone do that to a frog, and second CatPAWS turns them into cats healthy servants, which beats being a monarch at all times.

CatPAWS also implements innovative programs. Volunteers meet regularly Do-It-Yourself Kitten Care Kits, which are distributed at public shelters and given away free of charge to people who want to get directly involved in saving the lives of newborn kittens. (If that’s you, wait for mom to come back, and if she doesn’t come back and the kittens are in pain, run to Long Beach Animal Care Services and ask for a kit.) Kitty Traveling Comfort and Therapy Show brings kittens to assisted living facilities where they play with residents. For many people who live there, this is the highlight of their month. It also helps kittens get used to being held and played by humans.

Long Beach Cat Rescue gives gift of companionship to seniors in assisted living

All of these programs need funding, of course. If you want to help next weekend, put on your fanciest slyboots and come to the CatPAWS Chic Cat Party gala! Details are available in the Big fun furballs section, and you can buy tickets at this link. If you’re busy, don’t have the funds to go, or if an evil wizard has put a 100-year sleeping curse on you, you can donate via the button on the link. All gala funds and donations will be used to ensure that several hundred cats wake up their sleeping humans with a magical kiss from their little pink sandpaper tongues.

Practically pets

This year, hundreds of CatPAWS foster cats and kittens have already found homes. There are no signs of the influx slowing down, unfortunately. Spaying and neutering will help with this, but many orphans still need their furry happy homes. If you are looking for a cat, or even if you do not know it, consult and read their biographies here. There is an adoption application to complete and submit online. Easy as bibbidi bobbidi boo!

Here are some of the highlights:

It’s refreshing and oh, so bubbly! MimosaHe’s a really cool, smart and funny cat, but he can be feisty and play hard. Like many aristocats, she is selective about her feline friends and definitely shouldn’t be around children. Mimosa needs someone who knows cats who can understand her signals.

Two elegant black cats lying cheek to cheek with heads held high

Come on, can you resist this? Koopa and Princess Peach are another brother and sister duo looking for a family that would love to have two cuddly insects as forever companions.

a large fat orange cat with white paws is curled up on a black support and looks at the camera

As for magic tails – uh, tales go (well, tails too), Mary Poppins is a winner. Like her namesake, she was a doting mother to two orphaned kittens as well as her own babies, of course! Now she deserves the same care! Please ask about this big, sweet mom.

A helping paw

Pet license amnesty extended until December 31

The City of Long Beach has extended fee and penalty waivers for pet licenses through Dec. 31. , by applying by mail at 7700 E. Spring St., or in person at the shelter. The waiver program is not available online. Visit this link for licensing requirements. Call 562-570-7387 for more information.

Big fun furballs!

the pastor smiles at the cat who looks up to the sky

Photo courtesy of the Community Action Team

20th Annual Interfaith Animal Blessing: Sunday, Oct. 2, 5:45 p.m., concrete boat launch adjacent to Rosie’s Dog Beach1 Granada Ave., Long Beach, free event

All pets, whether mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds or fish are invited to participate in this magnificent event at sunset to be blessed by the minister of their choice, not that they do not come not to us already blessed. The Blessing, one of the largest in the world, is hosted by Justin Rudd’s non-profit Community Action Team (CAT), which includes Haute Dogs.

Representatives of multi-ethnic and diverse places of worship will preside over the ceremony. Make sure your pets are on a leash or in a carrier, cart, fishbowl, etc. to ensure their safety. If your pet is no longer with you and you wish to keep it in your heart with a blessing, bring a photo or a cherished toy or collar. Information on ministers and procedures is available here.

LBACS volunteer Patti with her favorite goofball.  Courtesy picture

Blockhead Brigade Pit Bull Appreciation Day: Saturday, October 15, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Marina Vista Park, 5355 E. Eliot St., Long Beach, free event.

Anyone who lives or has lived with a pittie and has dealt in any way with the bad reputation against the breed knows that they all deserve recognition. The Blockhead Brigade, a local pitty advocacy organization, will hold an appreciation day for this oft-maligned group of dogs and their humans. The event will feature cute pitty-centric bands, including a walking backpack band, a Day of the Dead pet memorial altar, a canine home wellness check-up band, merch, food and, of course, some of those goofy canines for adoption. The Blockhead Brigade requires no dog introductions, 10 feet of space between dogs, and all dogs on a sturdy leash 6 feet or less. The event is free to the public, but the organizers want to know how many people are waiting, so click the registration balloon on the event page.

CatPAWS Chic Chat Soiree Fundraiser: Saturday, October 15, 5:30 p.m., Navy Golf Course Seal Beach: Bldg. 800, 5660 Orangewood Ave., Cypress, general admission $175, VIP tickets and full tables also available.

Put on your fanciest cat suit or tie and tails, especially tails, and join Helen Sanders CatPAWS at their most glamorous! Enjoy cocktails and appetizers, a buffet dinner and dessert, silent and live auction items, and a presentation featuring an overview of CatPAWS programs, lives saved, and changed lives, and greet the adopters. Guest Mistress of Ceremonies, Meg DeLoatch, will preside over the furs. All funds raised will be used to save even more! Buy tickets and see details here.

strut your stuff

Best friends strut: Saturday, October 22, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Warner Center Park, 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills, or virtually on this link 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., $20 registration fee.

Put on your walking shoes or put on a virtual pair, and get ready to step in, get out and save lives! strut your stuff, the fundraising walk that saves the lives of dogs and cats across the country, is back in the flesh in some cities after a COVID-19 hiatus last year. Although live events have been canceled, Strut Your Mutt’s virtual attendees have raised $1.45 million for homeless pets! Your participation helps achieve Best Friends’ goal of becoming no-kill nationwide by 2025. Entry includes an official Strut Your Mutt 2022 event t-shirt, and the money you collect, including your entry fee, goes directly to Best Friends. candidates for adoption—cats and dogs, of course, but also horses, birds, rabbits and pigs—or your favorite participating local animal welfare organization. Fundraising runs until October 31. Go to this link for more details.

The man is lying on a checkered blanket with cats from neck to toe

Photo courtesy of Nancy Cohn

Foster for a while or forever!

Long Beach Animal Care Services has expanded adoption hours as follows: Wednesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Guests are welcome to browse until closing. To expedite any adoption process, email [email protected]. To encourage, send an e-mail [email protected].

If you’ve always wanted a pet, but aren’t sure if you’re ready for a lifelong commitment (the pet), or if you’re past the time of roommates for some reason, the Foster care can be a great solution. , especially with one or more of the kittens popping up during kitten season. Each of the organizations listed below is in desperate need of foster families who will socialize them and help save their little lives. Who knows, maybe one of these lifetimes will change your mind about not being ready for a roommate!

These non-profit organizations also regularly offer cat, dog and rabbit adoptions. Now, adoptions are mostly by appointment. Click on the links for each rescue in case of updates or changes. These organizations operate on donations and grants, and anything you can give would be appreciated. Please suggest rescues in the Long Beach area to add to the list.


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