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KSC Pet Bed Holiday Event 2019 Cat Bed Sale Petvalu Holidays

Our famous pet beds will be available at Petvalu (Bradlee Shopping Center) just in time for the Holidays...they make great gifts!

Where: Petvalu

When:  Sat, Dec 7 from 11am-4pm
            Sat, Dec 14 from 11am-4pm

The beds are hand-crocheted with love by our volunteers and are machine wash/dry. They are available for a donation of $25-$30 depending on bed size.

100% of your donation goes to the care of our cats!

*We also have organic cat-nip toys that make great stocking stuffers!


Photos with Santa at Petco Unleashed 2019 Photos with Santa at Petco

Thanks to our friends at Petco Unleashed who are donating the funds raised from Photos with Santa to KSC!

Where: Petco Unleashed

When:  Sat, Dec 7 from 12pm-4pm AND
             Sat, Dec 14 from 12pm-4pm



Adoption Pledge in Honor of Black Cat Day  2019 August Adoption Pledge

It's time for our third adoption pledge of 2019! In honor of Black Cat Appreciation Day on August 17, King Street Cats' adoption pledge theme for August is black cats. This year, KSC alum Winky from St. Croix urges you to not overlook all the black cats out there looking for homes. Winky recently lost her feline "brother" Zeke whom she adored from the first day she met. In return, Winky and the rest of her human family were given companionship and protection from a truly loyal cat.

Therefore, in honor of Black Cat Appreciation Day, if you would like to make a pledge for every black cat that is adopted from KSC in the month of August, all you need to do is wait until the first week of September when we announce how many black cats have been adopted and then you can send a check or pay online via Paypal.

There is no need to email KSC to say that you are pledging for the month, but you are welcome to post a comment on our Facebook page to show your love for black cats, share a picture of your own black cat, and encourage others to make a pledge and even adopt a black cat companion. Winky says thank you for all your support of KSC's rescue efforts, particularly of black cats this month!

Update: Scooby, Sambucca, Amaretto and Diamond all found their forever homes!


Another Fabulous Evening at the Little Theater

Our heartfelt thanks to the Little Theatre of Alexandria for hosting us and to everyone who came out to support our 13th Annual Theater Night Fundraiser on Friday, July 26. Thanks especially to volunteers Alyson, Patti, Kerry, Melissa, Vivien, Helen, and Nicole who did an amazing job organizing the fundraiser. And to our awesome volunteers Andrea, Hilary, George, Maggie, Donna, Bob, Alan, Katie, Melissa L, Katherine, Elie, Meredith, Mary Beth, Susan Z, Sabrena, Sandy, Lisa, Jove, and Eva who staffed the event. A special thanks also to Kerry, Liz, and Sabrena who worked so hard to get silent auction and raffle donations, and to all those volunteers who also solicited and donated items. And last, but certainly not least, to Lynne and Cindy for the fabulous desserts! 

The event raised more than $26,000 of which 100% will go to the care of King Street's cats and kittens.
We want to take this opportunity to thank the local businesses that helped us cater the event: Primo Family Restaurant, Safeway, and Giant. And to the Enchanted Florist for the beautiful floral arrangements.

Thanks also to those individuals and businesses that kindly donated silent auction and raffle items: Bluprint Chocaletiers, Kuts by Kat, Radiance Yoga, Fort Hunt Animal Hospital, Hayfield Animal Hospital, Barrel Oak Winery, The Backcare Center, 50 West Winery, Alexandria Restaurant Partners, Andrea's Wreaths and Crafts, Blown Salon, The Carlyle Club, La Fromagerie, Sunset Hills Winery, Tempo, Whiskey and Oyster, and Sportrock. And to Dr. Joyce Paulk, Vivien Bacon, Liz Hammond Williams, Mary Beth Corrigan, Alyson Burgess, Amanda Barton-Epple, Patti Gross, Doug Larson, Helen Liu, Melissa Murphy, Kerry Whitlock, Nicole Oandasan, Sabrena Yedo, Susan Zahn, Sandy Kozel, Andrea Cerino, Melissa Lee, Donna Eisenmthe Kuhmerker Family, and Hillary Chin and George Kampstra.

Save the date for our 14th Annual Theater Night Fundraiser on Friday, July 24th and the musical will be "Sister Act"!

You Helped Us Raise $65,500! s2a-2018-logo

We want to extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone who cared, shared and donated during the April 10 one day, online fundraiser Spring2Action

Your generosity will make it possible for our all-volunteer rescue that relies solely on private donations to save, provide safe haven, and extraordinary veterinary care to more than 400 cats and kittens until they find their forever homes in 2019. KSC won an extra $3,500 in grant money and prizes and placed:
  • 2nd on “Most Dollars" 
  • 3rd on "Most Donors"
  • Together we raised an amazing $62,000
  • With the extra grant money that is $65,500 for our cats!
A special thanks to volunteers Melissa, Kerry, Nicole, Mary, Helen, Sue, Mary Beth, Julie, and Meredith who provided invaluable support for our Spring2Action campaign. And especially to our very generous donors who gave $7,000 in matching grants!

Last but not least, thanks to our friends at ACT for Alexandria who make Spring2Action possible.


CatVideoFest Partners with King Street Cats!   2019 CatVideoFest

CatVideoFest returns to the AFI in Silver Spring on the weekend of March 29: bigger, brighter and more paw-some than ever!

Curated by award-winning Seattle-based filmmaker Will Braden (HENRI, LE CHAT NOIR), CatVideoFest is a compilation of the latest and best cat videos. CatVideoFest is a joyous communal experience, only available in theaters — join us for more than an hour of nonstop cuteness and bond with your fellow feline fanatics.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit King Street Cats! You can see showtimes and purchase your tickets here.

And read what the UK's BBC has to say about this cultural phenomenon!


First Bi-Monthly Adoption Pledge of 2019  Adoption Pledge Feb 2019

For our first Adoption Pledge in February 2019, we are focusing on "bonded pairs" to coincide with Valentine's Day. Thanks again to everyone who supports KSC via our adotion pledges; and to volunteers Julie and Sue who spearhead them. 

What are "Bi-Monthly Adoption Pledges?" At the end of February we will let you know via social media how many of our "bonded pairs" were adopted during the month. You can then donate in their honor (or in honor/memory of bonded pairs special to you). You can make the donation via our website or via check to KSC. 

Thank you for all your support for KSC. Without you, we quite simply could not continue our rescue work. 

Update: Huey and Latte, Gary and Gilroy, Sweet Pea and Boo, and Lincoln and Salsa found their forever homes!



KSC's Famous Cat Beds Available for the Holidays! 2018 Kittens in cat bed

Are you looking for the purrfect present for the cat lover in your life? How about a KSC cat bed?  Hand crocheted by our volunteers they are machine wash/dry and cat approved by felines as far afield as the UK!

We will have a selection of the beds available at Petvalu, Bradlee shopping Center on Sat, Dec 1, Sat, Dec 8 and Sat, Dec 15 from 11am-4pm.

We will also have a selection of cat nip fish that make great stocking stuffers for your Best Feline Friends.

100% of the donations go to the care of our cats!

 

Thank you Stone Hill Middle School  
2018 Stone Hill donation

We want to say a huge thank you to the students at Stone Hill Middle School in Ashburn, VA and their art teacher Ms Welty who chose KSC as the  recipient of a $300 donation from their 3rd Annual Art for Animals Benefit.

In spring 2018, the 6th grade art students researched various ways artists contribute to society and use their art for social change. One particular artist they studied was Mark Barone, who is best known for a series of paintings commemorating the 5,500 dogs who were sadly euthanized in shelters across the US. Based on their research the students were asked to create animal prints, which they then displayed and sold to raise money to donate to local animal groups. KSC is proud and humbled to be among the recipients.

If you would like to learn more about Mark Barone and the project, there is a PBS documentary that features Ms Welty and her students here:https://anactofdog.org

 


Kittens and Shoes...What Could be Better?! 2018 Comfort One Event

A huge thanks to everyone who came out to see us at Comfort One shoes in Old Town on Saturday, Sep 1. It was so nice of Kristi and everyone at the store to host us.

Thanks also to volunteers Alan and Kelly for accompanying our kittens. And especially to volunteer Kerry for organizing and staffing the event.  

We'll keep you posted on possible future events at Comfort One shoes!



Wags N' Whiskers 2018 2018 WW

A huge thanks to everyone who came out to support KSC at the Wags N' Whiskers event in Shirlington. We raised a record $1,223 for our cats and made many new friends. Many thanks to volunteers Patti, Andrea, Melissa, Susan Z, Katrina, Brandi, Margo, Sarah, Claire, Cheryl, Bill, Alan and Elizabeth for staffing our booth.

Thanks especially to our "crafty" volunteers for making the beds and other items on sale: Elizabeth, Lorraine, Melissa, Brandi, and Robyn. And thanks to volunteer Mary for getting the KSC T-shirts printed and mailed to us!


And, last but not least, to Dodger, Estella and Crookshank who accompanied us and did a fine job as KSC Ambassadors

 


Thank You for a Wonderful Evening 

Our heartfelt thanks goes to the Little Theatre of Alexandria and everyone who came out to support our 12th Annual Theater Night Fundraiser on Friday, July 20. Thanks especially to volunteers Vivien, Helen, Alyson, Patti, Kerry, Melissa, and Nicole who did an amazing job organizing the fundraiser. And to our awesome volunteers Andrea, Hilary and George, Maggie, Donna and Bob, Alan, Lorraine, Dan, Melissa L, Katherine, Tess, Elie, Alex, Cindy, Susan Z, Susan B and Sandy who staffed the event. A special thanks also to Kerry and LIz who worked so hard to get silent auction and raffle donations, and to all those volunteers who also solicited and donated items. And last, but certainly not least, to Lynne and Cindy for the fabulous desserts! 

The event raised close to $22,000, of which 100% will go to the care of King Street's cats and kittens.

We want to take this opportunity to thank the local businesses that helped us cater the event: On Tap, Primo Family Restaurant, Lena's Wood-fired Pizza and Tap, Safeway, Wegmans, and Giant. And to the Enchanted Florist for the beautiful floral arrangements.

Thanks also to those individuals and businesses that kindly donated silent auction and raffle items: The Washington Nationals, Bluprint Chocaletiers, Adara Spa, Escape Room Live, Scramble, KutsbyKat, Radiance Yoga, Fountains Day Spa, DC Design Tours, Discover Alexandria, Comfort One Shoes, Honest Soul Yoga, The Worx by Maia Fitness, Barrel Oak Winery, Hillbrook Inn, Pilates Proworks, London Bob Hair Design, and The Backcare Center. And to Dr Jerry Hinn, Dr Joyce Paulk, Ruth Wert, Amy Minniti, Mary Beth Corrigan, Alyson Burgess, Amanda Barton-Epple, Patti Gross, Julie Hutchins, the Kuhmerker Family, and Hillary Chin and George Kampstra.

Save the date for our 13th Annual Theater Night Fundraiser next year on Friday, July 26 2019. The musical production will be "The Producers." 

TN 2017 TN 2017

 


Adoption Pledge in Celebration of Black Cats  2018 August Adoption Pledge

For our third "Adoption Pledge" of 2018 we are honoring lucky black cats!


If you would like to make a pledge for black cats and kittens adopted in August, all you need to do is wait for an update on how many were adopted in the first week of September and then donate online via our website or mail a check to KSC. 

Thank you to volunteers Julie and Sue who spearhead our bi-monthly adoption pledges and for all your continued support for our rescue mission. 


We simply could not save these precious lives without YOU!

UPDATE: 5 lucky black cats found their forever homes in August!


Thank You Altar'd State  2018 Altar'd State donation

We want to say a HUGE thanks to Autumn, Jessica, and all our friends at the Altar’d State store at Tysons.

They chose KSC as their charity for donations in April and raised close to $4,000 for KSC!

We cannot tell you how much that means to a small rescue like ours that relies solely on private donations!

Tokyo and Abe were on-hand to greet our visitors when they came to drop off the check :)


Adoption Pledge in Honor of Mother's Day! 

2018 May Adoption Pledge

For our second "Adoption Pledge" of 2018 we are honoring moms and their kittens!

Each "Kitten Season," KSC rescues around 180 moms and/or kittens and our #fabulousfoster parents keep them safe and healthy until they are ready to find their forever homes.

If you would like to make a pledge for moms and/or kittens adopted in May, all you need to do is wait for an update on how many were adopted in the first week of June and then donate online via our website or mail a check to KSC. 

Thank you to volunteers Julie and Sue who spearhead our bi-monthly adoption pledges and for all your continued support for our rescue mission. 


We simply could not save these precious lives without YOU!

UPDATE: Firework and Sparker found their forever home!

 


Thank you!  s2a-2018-logo

You Helped Us Raise $57K

We want to extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone who cared, shared and donated during the April 25 one day, online fundraiser Spring2Action. Your generosity will make it possible for our all-volunteer rescue that relies solely on private donations to save, provide safe haven, and extraordinary veterinary care to more than 350 cats and kittens until they find their forever homes in 2018. KSC won an extra $3,500 in grant money and prizes and placed:
  • 2nd on “Most Donors" leader board
  • 3rd on "Most Dollars" leader board
  • Together we raised an amazing $54,000
  • With the extra grant money that is $57,500 for our cats!
A special thanks to volunteers Melissa, Mary, Helen, Nicole, Sue D, and Mary Beth who provided invaluable support for our Spring2Action campaign. And to a very generous donor who gave us a $5,000 matching grant!


Last but not least, thanks to Brandi Yee and our friends at Action Alexandria who make Spring2Action possible.



You’re Invited: Alexandria Love Your Pet Day Block Party  2018 LYPD

We are excited to participate in this fun community event and invite you to join us!

Taking place Sunday, April 29th from 11am to 2pm, it will feature food trucks, demos, kids’ entertainment, vendors and more – fun for the whole family, leashed pets welcomed!

KSC cat beds will be available for purchase!


The event kick-off will be hosted by local vet celebrity, Dr. Katy Nelson,
with Mayor Allison Silberberg invited to deliver the official proclamation in the Wholistic Hound Academy parking lot (18 Roth St) with attendee parking across Duke St in the Bishop Ireton HS lower lot.  Attendees will then head along the block party route where they can interact with local vendors and non-profit organizations, participate in a variety of demos, complete event passports in exchange for gift bags, help kids ‘adopt-a-stuffed-pet’ from the AWLA, and more!  A full event schedule will feature dog freestyle dancing, K-9 scent detection, holistic healing tips and more!    

We hope to see you there!  For more information, like the event page at: facebook.com/alexandrialoveyourpetday/




Lyles-Crouch Fundraiser for Alexandria's Animals  2018 Lyles Crouch fundraiser

Our friends at Lyles-Crouch Traditional Academy are holding their 5th Annual Student Talent Show to benefit King Street Cats and the AWLA!

When: Tuesday, April 17 at 6:00pm
Where: 530 S. St Asaph Street, Alexandria, VA22314

Event Admission fee: $5/person or $20/family


You can also purchase your Living or In Loving Memory ads for the 2018 Animal Benefit program. Please contact lylescrouch@alexandriaanimals.org for details about placing the ads. 



Adoption Pledge in Honor of KSC alum Mr. T 2018 Adoption Pledge February

We have a very special first "Adoption Pledge" for 2018. Not only are we celebrating the adoptions of "special needs" cats but we are also honoring the memory of beloved KSC alum Mr. T. 

And, we are very happy to announce his long-term foster mom has already pledged a matching donation of $500 in honor of Mr.T! 

So...all you need to do is pledge to donate for every special needs KSC cat adopted in February -- or in Mr. T's memory or the memory of a special needs cat -- and every dollar you donate will be doubled up to $500! 

We will update you in March regarding how many cats and kittens found their forever homes, so you can then donate your pledge online via our website or by mailing a check.

Thank you to volunteers Julie and Sue who spearhead our bi-monthly adoption pledges and for all your continued support for our rescue mission.

We simply could not save these precious lives without YOU!

UPDATE: Percival, Dickens, and Marcel all found their forever homes in February!

 


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