Cat House On the Kings: Fallen Trees, Ring, Holly, & Fall Open House

Aug 26, 2017 | 2017 Articles, Animal Rescue Adventures

by Harvie Schreiber

Harvie coordinates Facebook and Fundraising for The Cat House on the Kings and lives with a house-full of rescued cats.

We’ve been seeing green at The Cat House on the Kings this summer! Thanks to the extra rain that we received this winter and spring, we have more greenery than we’ve seen in quite a few years. But sometimes the greenery doesn’t stay where it belongs. Early one August morning, our staff came to work before dawn only to discover that the driveway to The Cat House was completely blocked by a huge fallen tree. After the tree issues we had earlier this spring, a generous donor donated a commercial-quality chainsaw to us, which thankfully allowed our hardworking grounds staff to get the tree chopped up and removed before the office staff arrived later that morning.

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Speaking of green, do you like emeralds? We sure do! A very generous Cat House on the Kings supporter (and adopter) has donated a beautiful diamond and emerald ring to us. Raffle tickets are now on sale for just $1.00 each! The size-7 ring was appraised at more than $5,000, and is 18-kt white gold with a 1.5-kt faceted emerald surrounded by 12 channel-set brilliant cut diamonds. The raffle will be held on November 4, 2017, at our Holiday/Autumn Open House. (Need NOT be present to win this ring.) Raffle tickets are just $1 each. For every 20 tickets bought in advance, you will get one free ticket.

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Ring for raffle

To buy tickets:

1) Send a check or money order payable in U.S. funds to The Cat House on the Kings and marked “RAFFLE TICKETS” in the memo section.

Mailing address: Please include a phone number in case you win!

The Cat House on the Kings
7120 S. Kings River Rd.
Parlier, CA 93648

2) To use a credit/debit card to buy raffle tickets, you may call our office at (559) 638-0030 Monday through Friday.

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While chasing a suspect through the greenery of a local park in Reedley, a Reedley Police Officer spied a small kitten in distress. After taking care of business with the suspect, he scooped up the kitten and delivered the tiny tabby to us where he’s already getting treatment for what looks like an upper respiratory infection. Last month, we received a rescued kitten from the Reedley Fire Department! Like most of you, we are very grateful for caring first responders who take the time to care for animals.

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Our other cats may be “green with envy,” but our beloved Holly has finally found a wonderful home where she has been renamed Belle by her new owner. As you may remember, Holly was rescued by The Cat House on the Kings months ago after she’d been shot in the head with a pellet, requiring surgery and resulting in the loss of her eye. Her recovery took a fair amount of time (and a lot of care), but she pulled through and has been patiently waiting for just the right home. We’re thrilled that she’s settling in nicely!

As always, we have some amazing cats and kittens who are still waiting for their chance at a new home. You can see our adorable adoptables and can apply online at our website,

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Speaking of adorable adoptables, have you ever wondered how some of our rescued cats and kittens get their names? Meet Allie—she’s a sweet 10-week-old kitten who was found by one of our foster homes wandering alone in an alley. Now that she has a proper name and has been spayed, she’s playfully spending her time in that very same foster home, waiting for someone to fill out an online adoption application to give her a home.

Our $65 kitten adoption fee includes spaying, age appropriate vaccinations, treatment for fleas and worms, FIV and FeLv testing, and microchipping. We really do encourage people to take the extra time and effort to get stray and community cats in their neighborhoods spayed and neutered so that there are fewer unwanted kittens, like Allie, left alone to wander in alleys.

For low cost spay/neuter referrals, call us at (559) 638-0490.

At The Cat House on the Kings, we truly appreciate the support and donations that we receive from members of the Central Valley community of animal lovers. We recently received a cart-full of donations (hand-delivered by Mr. Browne) on behalf of the Dinuba High School Future Farmers of America (FFA) students. It’s so encouraging to see students and faculty working together to help out our rescued animals!

Our next Open House Fundraiser is Saturday, November 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (that’s a later time than we’ve done in the past). We’re starting to collect donated items for our silent auction and would love to receive items from anyone who is willing to drop them off or ship them to us. We can use all sorts of things: crafts, artwork, jewelry, collectibles, gift certificates, etc. If you’ve got something to donate, please send an email to Tammy@Cathouseonthekings[dot]com for instructions about deadlines, dropping off, or shipping details.

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Gary and Chip

We love visitors and we love volunteers, and we really love visitors like Gary Coleman of Texas who traveled by train to California just to enjoy and volunteer at The Cat House on the Kings! In addition to being a “human cat magnet” (the cats LOVED him), he was also very popular with Chip, a standard poodle who comes to work every day with Assistant Shelter Director Tammy Barker.

If you’ve never visited The Cat House on the Kings, just call for an appointment, and we’ll schedule your visit. If you’re interested in volunteering for us, fill out an online volunteer application.

The Cat House on the Kings is located in California. Check out more animal rescue & pet related articles, including more Cat House columns, in our Pet Perspective section and remember that if you buy an ad in KRL you can designate 10% of the ad price to go to the Cat House.

Harvie coordinates Facebook and Fundraising for The Cat House on the Kings and lives with a house-full of rescued cats.


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