Kitty Connection, an all-volunteer non-profit dedicated to rescuing and finding safe, loving homes for local cats and dogs, will hold its fourth annual Silent Auction online this year due to health and safety concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic. The online event will run from 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12 through 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15 at www.myminiauction.com/kittyconnection.
“Last year’s event was a great success,” said Kitty Connection President Marie Mazzeo. “With funds raised, we were able to care for animals in need and help them find their new forever homes. Unfortunately, the number of homeless, abandoned, abused and unwanted pets in our community remains a challenge. We’re hopeful our online auction this year will go a long way toward helping to meet these needs.”
Kitty Connection volunteers rescue 450 to 500 cats and several dogs each year. The organization provides critical high-cost medical care, including surgeries, for 30 to 50 cats annually, as well as funds for low-cost medical care to 30 to 50 adopters following adoption of their pets. Volunteers provide foster homes for animals until they are adopted, and Kitty Connection ensures that pets are spayed/neutered, tested for common illnesses, and vaccinated prior to adoption.
In addition, Kitty Connection runs a low-cost spay/neuter program for pet owners in need and provides education and outreach in the community about the importance of responsible pet ownership. The organization anticipates restarting its feral cat trap/neuter/return program when it’s safe for volunteers, after the pandemic has subsided.
Kitty Connection will share auction guidelines and policies on the auction website the week before the Nov. 12 – 15 online event. Items up for bid will be listed at the auction start time.
Kitty Connection is still accepting donations for the silent auction. To donate, or for any questions, please email [email protected] To learn more about Kitty Connection and pets available for adoption, visit: www.kittyconnection.net