Continue voting for B and O at The Animal Rescue Site to help us win $20,000!
Through December 20th, you can cast your vote for Black and Orange Cat Foundation and help us win one of three big prizes, which include a $3,000 grant for third place; $5,000 grant for second place; and a $20,000 Grand Prize grant. When you are on The Animal Rescue Site, click on the purple box. On the next page, a box will appear that tells you to "Vote Today." When you click on that you can choose our organization by searching for us. Just type in our name and city and state (Plain City, Ohio). We could do a lot with $20,000. Don't forget to vote every day!! Go to www.theanimalrescuesite.com
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Check out our entry in The Animal Rescue Site's shelter stories contest. Miss Flower could help us win $2,000!
Miss Flower was one of our happiest rescue stories (and that is not to say that we don't rejoice over every kitty we save), so it was only fitting to enter her in The Animal Rescue Site's shelter stories contest. Flower, who was named for the little skunk in "Bambi" because of her black and white coloring, had a rough start in life, but ended her time with us in a new, happy home. To read her story, please visit: http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/
You can also enter your own rescue story if you have volunteered for B and O in any capacity and help us win $2,000. The story has to be between 20-300 words and must include a fuzzy, heart-stirring photo (we know you have them). If you have adopted from us and would like to have us submit the story, just email us. We can use your photo or one we have from the time the kitty was in foster care. To find out how to submit, go to: www.theanimalrescuesite.com/
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Shopping at Kroger can help B and O!! Our NPO is 84918
We recently signed up with the Kroger Community Rewards program, which will give money to B and O when participating members use their Kroger Plus card. To begin helping us, all you have to do is sign up online at krogercommunityrewards.com
Have your Kroger Plus card handy and register your card to support B and O after you sign up. If you don't have a Kroger Plus card, you can get one at any local Kroger. When you register online, click on the "Sign In/Register" button. If you are a new online custoner, click on SIGN UP TODAY in the "New Customer" box. Sign up for the Kroger Rewards Account by entering a zip code and clicking on your favorite local store. You then enter your email address and a password and a message will then be sent to your email to finish the process. Once you get the email, you will click on the link that takes you to where you can "Edit Kroger Community Rewards" information. Put in your Kroger Plus card number and then our NPO number, 84918 or Black and Orange Cat Foundation. Purchases will only count to help B and O after you have
registered. Each time you use your card or give your phone number at the register, we will get credit and receive money from Kroger!! You need groceries and we need funds to help more kitties in need!! It is a win-win situation.
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Polaris Fashion Place's "Night of Giving," November 15
We will be participating this year in the 9th Annual Magical Night of Giving on November 15th from 6-9:30 pm at the Polaris Fashion Place. The event is family oriented and will feature door prizes, entertainment, "Santa's Grand Arrival Parade," and discounts for ticket holders that are not offered except for this one night. There will be a tree lighting in the Lifestyle Center at 6 with Magical Sales beginning at 6:30. The parade will start at 7.
Tickets to the event can be purchased from Black and Orange Cat Foundation for $5. We keep 100% of the funds generated from the ticket sales. So not only do you get to attend a fun event, but you also help support us with your $5 donation.
If you would like to purchase tickets to this event, please contact us by email, email@example.com and we will arrange to get the ticket(s) to you for each $5 donation per ticket. We will also be selling the tickets at our next adoption events on October 24 at the PetSmart on Sawmill from 12-2, on October 31 at the Pet People in Powell from 12-3, and on November 13 at the PetSmart on Sawmill from 12-4. Please stop by any of our adoption events and purchase a ticket for this fun evening. Tickets can also be purchased at Plain City Druggist, located at 480 South Jefferson Avenue in Plain City (across from Der Dutchman Restaurant).
Polaris Fashion Place is located at 1500 Polaris Parkway in Columbus, Ohio. For more information, visit their web site, polarisfashionplace.com
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America's Giving Challenge could help us win $50,000!!
Black and Orange Cat Foundation is entered in America's Giving Challenge giving us a chance to win $50,000!!
All you have to do to help us is donate (no matter how big or small) by going to http://www.causes.com/donations/select_donation_method?m=566209a4&cause_id=302509
For us to win, between now and November 7, Black and Orange Cat Foundation has to get the most donations to our cause (you can donate once per day and have it count as a unique donation). We can also win daily awards of $1,000 or $500 if we can get the most people to donate in any 24-hour period. The best thing is, it doesn't matter how much you donate, but just how many people we can get involved in our cause. So ask your friends, family, and neighbors to make a donation--the minimum donation is $10!!!
We all have tons of friends on Facebook who could make a small donation for B and O. You can do other things, too, though, to get the word out--put our cause in your email signature or organize other people to fundraise. There are tons of other ways to help us win. Check out the Giving Challenge at www.causes.com?m=566209a4
Let's win $50,000 for B and O!!
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Help us find a lost former B and O kitty near University Village on campus.
We need your help! If you know anyone who lives near the 500 block of Stinchcomb Drive off of Olentangy River Road in Columbus (the apartment complex known as University Village), please forward them this link about a former B and O kitty: http://bandocats.org/blog
Lydia (whose family now calls her Lilly) is a petite calico, brown, and white female cat who is only a little over a year old. Lydia is microchipped and was wearing "soft paws" over her nails the night she slipped out of the apartment. She has been missing since the beginning of October and we are desperate to find her. We think she is probably still hiding out near the apartment, as she tends to be shy in new situations. Please, please send this on to anyone who lives in that area and have them contact us if they even think they might have seen her. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you for passing this information along!
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Happy Photo of the Month: Nash licking his belly!
Just too cute! Little Nash and his sister, Gypsy, found their new home all the way in Massachusetts. They even took a road trip from Ohio to get there. As you can see, Nash is quite content in his new home with mom, Sheila! Hope this makes you smile!
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