I received the news yesterday that Ken, founder of the Happy Animals Club (see last week's post), has been awarded a $1000 grant from The Pollination Project. This is the first time, in the three and a half years I've been blogging, that I've been made aware of a domino falling. My tail's wagging.
Happy Animals Club is a non-profit no-kill animal shelter project in the southern Philippines, started by a 9-year-old
boy with help from international donors. Imagine, if one child can accomplish this in the Philippines...
The Cat Town Cafe is split into two rooms. ". . .the Cafeis minimal, but awesome." They serve coffee, locally made bagels and pastries, with limited indoor and outdoor seating, plus viewing windows into the Cat Zone should they reach capacity.
The Cat Zone is where you are welcome to bring food and a beverage.
We have between 6 - 20 free roaming cats who are available for adoption. Since founding, we’ve helped get over 600 at-risk shelter cats out of the cages of Oakland Animal Services and into loving foster and permanent homes.
We allow 14 people to enter every hour on the hour, this is to help limit the stress and over stimulation of our four legged friends.
Walk-ins are welcome, but we highly recommend that you make a Cat Zone Reservation for a $10 donation to Cat Town, especially on weekends! This will ensure your visiting time is available and support a great cause.
Some of you may recall that I had a bat in my bathroom for seven summers. Last year, Johnnie failed to reappear. I'm optimistic that he just reached an age when looking for female companionship was far more interesting than buzzing me on his way to the bathroom.
A friend sent this link to me this morning. I'm totally smitten. The pictures are melt-your-heart great.
Portia Halbert, of Humboldt State University, was thinking outside the (nest) box when she came up with a unique idea to save the endangered Marbled murrelet, a small seabird that feeds at sea and nests only in old growth forests.
Stellar jays and Ravens eat murrelet eggs, so giving them a reason to never eat another was her clever idea. So far so good, but outsmarting a Jay can be tricky. Read the full story: Dietary Lessons