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Online Auction -- Friday September 18th, 2020
Facebook silent auction fundraiser which will take place September 18-19. A virtual happy hour on September 18th showcasing available foster kittens, raffle prizes, and a demonstration on how to make our own very special Cat Tales Rescue cocktail! The virtual auctions will start at 6pm On Friday September 18th and the auctions will start ending at 3pm on September 19th. The end times will be one minute apart so I have time to close each lot. Local pickup/virtual will be on the main lot photo. All items are local pickup only except donations that are done online (ie a virtual paint party). We will have pick up locations in Vacaville, Fairfield and San Anselmo.
New Adoption Pricing -- Sunday July 5th, 2020
We are having to raise our adoption fees as the costs for for spaying/neutering has increased. The new adoption fees will take affect 07/05/2020.
Adoption Events on Hold -- Saturday June 27th, 2020
Our adoption events at the Fairfield Petco on Saturdays are currently on hold due to COVID-19. We want to keep our volunteers safe as well as Petco employees and adopters. We are doing adoptions still and have LOTS of kittens in foster homes. Just email us for pictures of our kittens and we can set up an adoption outside of our regular adoption events.
Newspaper Article -- Tuesday June 9th, 2020
Sue Gibbs holds a kitten at her home in Fairfield, Thursday, May 28, 2020. Cat Tales Rescue, a local nonprofit organization, has helped adopt approximately 125 kittens since the novel coronavirus pandemic mandates began in California. (Aaron Rosenblatt/Daily Republic) Covid-19 brings earlier adoptions, fewer spay-neuter options for cat rescue By Amy Maginnis-Honey FAIRFIELD — Kris Cushing, who launched Cat Tales Rescue 11 years, has a little fun with those who foster kittens as they wait for their forever homes. “Free refills,” she said of families that foster one litter after another. The novel coronavirus pandemic has given the nonprofit a double-edged sword. More families are adopting kittens now with stay-at-home orders in place instead of waiting for the end of the school year or returning from summer vacation. On the other hand, keeping the population down is tough because volunteers in her group are traveling hours to find spay/neuter clinics due to Covid-19 guidelines. “It wasn’t considered essential,” Cushing said of the service. The group has already taken in more than 330 kittens in the past 10 weeks. That number closes in on last year’s 350 from September through December. There are still plenty of kittens for adoption, Cushing said. What’s different is that people are adopting right after the kittens are born and waiting two months before they can take them home. Spay and neutering must happen first. About 55 being fostered at home such as Sue Gibbs in Fairfield will make their way to their new homes in the next two weeks. Gibbs has a litter of seven, four males and three males, that are just a few weeks old and all have been adopted. Four of them were “adopted” when they were only 1 week old. “I was being contacted four to five times a day in March and April (about adopting kittens),” she said. She’s traveled as far as Rocklin to get them vaccinated. “They wait so long,” Gibbs said of adopters. “I try to keep them updated with photos and videos.” She does that a few times a week. Gibbs sits daily in the room where the kittens play, sleep and eat – to play with and cuddle them so they become social. She said she will start again with the process when this litter goes to their new homes. Cat Tales Rescue also has foster families in the Bay Area as well as Elk Grove. People are adopting from as far away as Santa Cruz, Cushing said. The organization also deals with felines that have been abused. One in care now was found in a plastic bag in a large outside trash bin. Cat Tales Rescue prior to the pandemic would take felines looking for homes to Petco. They haven’t been able to do that with current health guidelines in place. Cat Tales Rescue charges an adoption fee, which barely covers the cost of care for the felines in the first two months. The organization recently spent $1,500 on two kittens. One had to have an eye removed because it had developed an ulcer. Cushing noted the nonprofit is also seeing more special-needs kittens, which increases the veterinary bills.
Petco Foundation Grant -- Wednesday February 19th, 2020
We would like to thank the Petco Foundation for the $5,000 grant. This money will be used to continue spaying/neutering homeless cats and kittens in our community.
Two Tickets for Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Raffle -- Saturday February 15th, 2020
Win two tickets to Discovery Kingdom. Raffle tickets are $5 each and you can purchase them at Petco in Fairfield during adoption events or through our PayPal button. If paying through PayPal, please include your contact information and that it is for the Six Flags Raffle. We will then put your name on the ticket(s) you purchase. You do not need to be present when we draw a winner on May 1, 2020.
Christmas Eve Adoptions -- Tuesday December 24th, 2019
We will be holding two additional adoption events this week. Our regular adoptions are Saturdays from 11-3, but we are adding Sunday 11-3 and Christmas Eve 10-2. We have lots of kitties looking for forever families.
2019 Fundraiser Dinner -- Tuesday October 8th, 2019
We would like to thank everyone for coming out and supporting us for this fundraising event. We could not do what we do without your generous support. You are saving lives!
Self Foster Program -- Tuesday October 8th, 2019
We currently have openings in our self foster program.
Cat Tales Rescue Fundraiser Dinner -- Saturday October 5th, 2019
Cat Tales Rescue is celebrating our 10th year of saving cats and kitten in Solano County with a fundraiser dinner. The dinner will be catered by Rock & Brews of Vacaville and will include raffles, silent auction, dessert auction, beer, wine and brownies! Tickets are $25 and you can purchase them by clicking on "Support Us" PayPayl button. Please note that the money is for dinner tickets. We hope to see you there!
Self Foster and Regular Foster intake Closed -- Thursday September 26th, 2019
We are currently full in both self foster and regular foster programs.
Animals adopted prior to 9/2017 -- Sunday April 8th, 2018
Unfortunately we changed over databases in late 2017. Due to the nature of the data in the old database we could not recover data from it when we changed. So we lost all data for cats adopted prior to 9/2017. We can check microchips.
Microchip Registration -- Wednesday October 19th, 2016
Starting November 1 2016, Cat Tales Rescue will automatically register microchips for all animals adopted through us. All registration information is taken from information in our adoption application.