It was a beautiful sunny day on Saturday, 7/15, for the Shred 4 Rescues event at Citadel Information Management in Westmont. Many thanks to the folks at Citadel for inviting Feral Fixers to this event - our fourth annual event.
Five other animal rescues participated in this event - West Suburban Humane Society, Hinsdale Humane Society, Arooo Basset Hound Rescue, St. Sophia's Forgotten Felines & Magnificant Mutts & Meows. All featured several adorable, adoptable dogs, puppies, cats & kittens. Some local animal related businesses also participated including Pitty Que Award Winning Barbecue Sauce (who donates a portion of their sales to animal rescues) and West Suburban Veterinary Associates. In addition, there were kids games, face painting and free refreshments. It was a festive environment with many wonderful animal lovers.
The Feral Fixers tent featured our board and binder of adoptable cats & kittens, lots of informational literature, catnip toys & kickers for sale and Fiona, our animatronic cat mascot, who greeted all of our guests, sporting her Little Lion hat knitted by Debbie. We also had two wonderful kittens in attendance - Snickers & Twix, who are being fostered by Diane. They handled the event very well and enjoyed the attention and cuddling of our guests.
There was a good amount of foot traffic, we handed out many cards and information, sold some cat toys, and got some leads on potential adopters interested in a few of our cats & kittens. It was a successful day!
Many thanks to Bernie, Lauren, Debbie, Diane and Julie for staffing the tent and helping with the set-up and clean-up. Bernie - you are a pro with the tent! Thanks to Diane for bringing her wonderful babies to the event. Many thanks to Julie for handling the photography & videography for the event.
Special thanks to Catherine and her team for printing and delivering the Feral Fixers flyers that were included in the bags given to all folks who brought items for shredding to the event. Thanks to Debbie and Mike for updating the Adoptable Cats & Kittens board & binder, which were a focal point at this event. Thanks, as always, to Connie & Ted for the excellent publicity for the event.
Reminder - Next Saturday, 7/22, we will have an adoption event at Pet Supplies Plus at 720 E. Ogden Ave. in Naperville from 11am-3pm.