Fundraising for furry friends


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Crimson is just one of the kittens who could be at ArtsForward for a meet and greet on Nov. 9.

By Kira Paterson

Neepawa Banner & Press

Winter is coming and with it, the rising need for warm homes for stray felines. Cats TNR & Rescue is preparing for the coming onslaught by hosting Feline Frenzy at ArtsForward on Friday, Nov. 9 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm.

Brandi Falk, the organization’s fundraising manager, described what exactly Feline Frenzy will entail. The event includes a bake sale and will feature some special furry guests that visitors will have the chance to meet and potentially adopt. “Obviously, we won’t have all of our adoptables there, but we will have some available to meet and pictures of others posted as well... We will also have adoption specials happening!” Falk explained. She added that there are photos and details about  their adoptable cats on the Cats TNR & Rescue Facebook page and she encourages anyone considering adoption to have a look at those and get in touch with them to request a specific cat to be there.

“We will also have other things happening,” Falk continued. “People can stop in and visit with friends and enjoy a coffee and dessert, information sharing, we will have a bake sale table of take home treats.” The festivities will also include free door prizes as well as a raffle for a Christmas dinner hamper donated by Neepawa-Gladstone Co-op.

There are several reasons behind the Feline Frenzy event. “Our goal for all of our events is to raise awareness to our group, [and] to raise funds to be spent towards the care and spay and neutering of our rescued friends to help control the overpopulation of cats ethically and humanely,” Falk noted. “We also chose to try this type of event because the colder weather is coming in and we know the calls for help will be increasing, so we are hoping some of our furry friends will find their forever homes as a result of this event and in turn make room for others in need.”

Those not looking to adopt a new friend, but who would like to help out with the event can make other contributions. Anyone who would like to donate baking, learn about more ways they can volunteer or have any other questions is encouraged to get in contact with Falk. She can be reached by phone at 204-212-3115 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .