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Jackie Dale

by Jackie Dale



Congratulations to Lynea and The Cat House on the Kings on their 26th anniversary! Twenty-six years of saving both canine and feline lives is an amazing life accomplishment. Many thanks to everyone who has and continues to support The Cat House because without you, we would not exist.

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by Jackie Dale



Our first order of business is to remind everyone about an upcoming fundraiser here in Fresno. The 2nd Annual Poker for Paws is being hosted by Kyle Kirkland and Club One Casino of Fresno.

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by Jackie Dale



The first order of business is the Valentine’s Day raffle. A generous donor has given The Cat House on the Kings a set of pink sapphire/diamond pierced earrings and a 7” matching tennis bracelet. This stunning jewelry set is valued at over $3,000!

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by Jackie Dale



As the end of the year approaches, there is still time to make a tax-deductible donation to The Cat House on the Kings. This has been a crazy year (meaning expensive) for The Cat House. The storms, the floods, trees crashing down, and fences destroyed. We had numerous cats dumped on our doorstep, cats rescued from cars, kittens rescued from dumpsters, cats/kittens attacked by dogs, hit by cars, abandoned in alleys.

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by Jackie Dale



Whenever one plans an open air event, the biggest concern is always the weather. There was much concern and trepidation, as the weather people were forecasting rain for Saturday, November 4, and quite a bit of rain, too. There must have been a whole lot of praying and hoping going on because the weather was beyond perfect. No rain, not too hot and not too cold.

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by Jackie Dale



The Open House is next weekend and the excitement is building. We are, however, a bit short on volunteers for setting up, breaking down, and lots of stuff in between. Please consider donating the gift of time. There are two shifts available to choose from for the 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. event. We all know that many hands makes light work so please shoot Tammy Barker an email right now. In the subject line write “I Want to Volunteer.” Email: tammy@cathouseonthekings[dot]com

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by Jackie Dale



So, I have returned from my two month summer hiatus. I generally only take the one month, with Harvie graciously filling in for me. However, this year brought many circumstances that were unyielding and very demanding. Well, of course, the onslaught of kittens was non-stop. Then in mid-July, I blew out my knee while simultaneously pulling the hamstring in my other leg. I suffered a torn ACL, a torn meniscus, and a fractured knee cap. Understandably, I was in a lot of pain and not too mobile. Fortunately my daughter was able to step in and help out with the kittens.

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by Jackie Dale




The Cat House on the Kings will be holding an online fundraiser from June 26 through July 8 because the unbelievable onslaught of kittens is quickly draining the coffers. Every year you think it will get better because The Cat House has fixed so many cats. But in fact, 2017 has been one of the worst years on record. An astounding number of kittens have come through the door, and people call every single day with kitten problems.

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by Jackie Dale



The Open House was….Amazing!
Everything about it was just amazing. The weather was just like Goldilocks and the Three Bears; not too hot and not too cold, it was just right. The turnout was also amazing, in fact we believe we had a record setting number of people for this open house.

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by Jackie Dale



The Open House is next weekend, so I hope you are all set to be there. The staff is working furiously to ready the grounds. Next week the volunteers will begin arriving, and the pace gets frantic as the big day approaches. Don’t forget to buy raffle tickets for the spectacular quilt. We are also raffling off a gorgeous donated ring appraised at $1.300! The 18k white gold ring (size 7) is a large oval citrine surrounded by 40 round amethysts.

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by Jackie Dale



The Open House is fast approaching and will be here before you know it. Please, please, please think of something you could donate to our silent auction. The auction is the big money maker for The Cat House and we really need your donations. With the number of abandoned, rescued, and injured animals coming in, we need your help more than ever. I challenge everyone to find something they can donate to our auction.

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by Jackie Dale



On a cold rainy morning staff members arriving at work shortly before dawn discovered fourteen plastic tubs, each one containing a cat, including one young mother and two tiny newborns. Abandoning animals is a crime, but people often choose to dump cats instead of getting help with low-cost spay and neuter options. We are now facing a lot of unplanned expenses to provide food, shelter, vaccinations, and medical care.

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by Jackie Dale



This is my final opportunity to remind you of an important upcoming fundraiser for The Cat House on the Kings. On Saturday, February 18, Club One Casino of Fresno is hosting a fundraiser to benefit The Cat House on the Kings. For $40 you buy-in with 3,000 chips. There are unlimited re-buys until the end of the first break. There will be prizes and raffles! Club One is generously matching the proceeds of the fundraiser $1 for $1!! For more info text “clubone” to 95495, call 559-497-3000, or visit www.clubonecasino.com. While you are at your calendar, in the spirit of advance planning, put a big “X” on Saturday, May 6, the date of the Spring Open House.

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by Jackie Dale



First things first, this is literally the last day to write those tax-deductible donation checks. Donations have been very slow the past few months and funds are at dangerously low levels. Please, please, please, if you have not already done so, please consider making a donation. No donation is too small. The Cat House Facebook page has well over 1 million followers.

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