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KSC Holiday Cat Bed Sale Holiday cat bed sale

The "Best Cat Beds in Town" are back for a special Holiday sale. They make great Holiday gifts!

Many thanks to our friends at Petvalu for hosting, and to volunteers Lissa and Dave for staffing our event.

Where:  Petvalu at Bradlee Shopping Center, Alexandria
When:   Sat, Dec 2nd from 1pm until stocks last

These awesome beds are hand-crocheted by our volunteers and are machine wash/dry.

100% of the proceeds go to the care of our cats.

Come early as stocks are limited and these beds sell out fast!



Adoption Pledge in Honor of KSC alum Ernie  2017 Ernie Adoption Challenge

We have a very special "Adoption Pledge" month for October. Not only are we celebrating the adoptions of orange cats but we are also honoring the memory of beloved KSC alum Ernie. 

A very generous supporter has already pledged a matching donation of $1,000 in honor of Ernie! 

So...all you need to do is pledge to donate for every orange KSC cat adopted in October -- or in Ernie's memory or the memory of a special orange cat -- and every dollar you donate will be doubled up to $1,000! 

We will update you in November regarding how many orange 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: 6 orange cats were adopted in October!


St. Croix Animal Shelter Devastated by Hurricane Maria  2017 St Croix

We have an important update to share with you on our friends St. Croix Animal Welfare Center​ who suffered greatly in the wake of Hurricane Maria. We are saddened to report the shelter sustained severe damage, and the cat and puppy areas are gone completely. They are currently unable to operate as an animal shelter but are planning to reopen a low-cost clinic in a safer location.

Fortunately, more than 300 of the animals were evacuated before the hurricane hit but there are animals still in foster homes and living on the island in dire need of help. If you are interested in helping, please click on the link below or visit here

As many of you know KSC has been partnering with St Croix since 2009. So far we've helped rescue and find forever homes for around 90 cats and kittens from the island. It all began when volunteer Allie P. participated in a conference on St Croix and returned with the first kitty, Whisper. Since then a number of our volunteers and supporters have visited the island--not only for a vacation but also so they could bring back cats and kittens.

We are in contact with the shelter staff and will keep you updated as they let us know how best we can help moving forward.


Halloween Scavenger Hunt! 2017 NoVa Bar scavenger hunt

Looking for a fun activity that combines solving clues, walking around lovely Old Town Alexandria with friends, and helping cute furry animals?

Then join our friends for the first-ever NoVa Bar Trivia Players scavenger hunt on Saturday, Oct 28th from 1:45pm-5:30pm. Bring a team of four with you, or make new friends on the spot when you arrive. Wear your Halloween costume, if you'd like, and we can grab drinks in Old Town afterwards.

In order to participate, you must donate $5 (or more, if you'd like) to King Street Cats, the only cat-exclusive, no-kill rescue facility in Alexandria. KSC is 100% volunteer-run and relies solely on private donations. With no paid staff, every dollar donated goes to the welfare of their cats!

To ensure your spot at the scavenger hunt click below or visit here

Limited to 50 people. Spaces are going fast!

Many thanks to volunteer Stevyn and Debra for organizing this event to help benefit KSC!



Yoga with Kittens! 2017 Kitten Yoga event

Many thanks to our friends at Ease Yoga & Cafe in Del Ray who invited KSC to participate in some low-key yoga and lots of kitten cuddling at Cats on Mats on September 16.

Thanks also to our fabulous foster families for bringing their kittens to the event and to volunteers Patti, Andrea, and Melissa for helping them with their yoga poses.  Last but not least, thanks to all our volunteers and supporters who participated in this fun event!

The sold-out event was a huge sucess and we raised over $400 for KSC kitties.

Stay tuned for details on future Cats on Mats yoga sessions!


How You Can Help Animals Impacted by Hurricane Harvey 

Our hearts go out to all the people suffering in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.  Hurricane Harvey
We know many of you are looking for ways to help the people and animals affected. 

Our rescue partner Best Friends Animal Society has dispatched its world-renowned rescue team to Texas. To donate and follow their progress in this massive rescue effort, please visit here.

We also know the ASPCA, Humane Society, Jackson Galaxy Foundation, and others are on-the-ground and/or looking for donations and support, so please also check out their respective websites:

The Humane Society

ASPCA

Local Texas animal rescue organization

Jackson Galaxy Foundation


Wags N' Whiskers Wags N Whiskers 2017 flyer

A huge thanks to everyone who came out to support us at Wags N' Whiskers 2017. It was our most successful event to date, raising more than $1,000 for our kitties!

Thanks to the volunteers who helped organize and/or staff the event: Melissa, Andrea, Maggie, Patti, Susan, Stevyn, Rachel, Roz, Zeina, Arielle, Julie, Cheryl and Bill, Alberta, and Laura. Last but certainly not least thanks to Elizabeth and Robyn for the awesome cat beds & cat nip fish!

The 10th Annual Wags n' Whiskers featured 65+ onsite exhibitors ranging from pet services and accessories to onsite adoptions. In addition to the onsite exhibitors, Wags n’ Whiskers hosts pet photos ($5), live music, and children’s activities such as face painting, balloon art, strolling entertainment and more!For details please visit here.


Bi-Monthly Pledge Celebrating Black Cats! 

2017 August Adoption Pledge

For our third bi-monthly adoption pledge of 2017, we are celebrating Black Cat Adoption Month! 

If you would like to make a pledge for every black cat or kitten that is adopted in August, all you need to do is wait until the first week of September, when we announce how many have been born; 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 encourage others to pledge. A plegde would make a great gift for someone you know!

Thank you for all your continued support for our rescue mission. We simply could not save these precious lives without YOU!

UPDATE: 10 lucky black cats found their forever homes in August!




Thank You for a Wonderful Evening!

Our heartfelt thanks goes to the Little Theatre of Alexandria and everyone who helped to organize and/or came out to support our 11th Annual Theater Night Fundraiser on Friday, July 21. Thanks especially to volunteers Alyson, Patti, Mary, Vivien, Nicole, Helen, Melissa, Elie, Tess, Alex, Andrea, Katherine, Donna, Bob, Dan, Maggie, Jovi, Melissa L, Kathy, Cindy, Lynne, Susan Z, Sandy, Alan, Bonnie, Lorraine, Liz, and Mary Beth.

The event was our most successful to date and raised close to $24,000, of which 100% will go to the care of King Street's cats and kittens.

Many thanks goes to the local businesses that helped us cater the event: On Tap, Bittersweet, Primo Family Restaurant, Safeway, Wegmans, Harris Teeter, and Giant. And to volunteers Lynne and Cindy who made the beautiful selection of desserts. We also want to express our gratitude to Nicole who designed and produced the awesome cat ornaments, and to all those who so beautifully decorated the giving trees.

And, last but certainly not least, our thanks to those individuals and businesses that kindly donated silent auction and raffle items: The Washington Nationals, Lawrence Miller Jewelers, Greendale Golf Course, Holistic Touch, Thanida Thai Restaurant, Haute Dog & Fries, Framebridge Inc, Flight Trampoline Park, Sensazao Dance Studio, The Backcare Center, Serendipity Wellness Studio, Muse Paint Bar, 532 Yoga, Paradise Springs Winery, GoldStar.com and GalleryFoods.com. And to Nancy Bocskor, Dr Joyce Paulk, Amy Minniti, Amanda Barton-Epple, Hilary Stiff, Emily Nelson, Abigail Hughes, Liz Hammond, Alaina Wichner, the Kuhmerker Family, Hillary Chin and George Kampstra, Evelyn Cubias, Megan Cubias, Ruth Wert, Helen Liu.

Save the date for our next year: Friday, July 20 2017 and the musical production will be Jesus Christ Superstar!


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DC Green Festival and Petcurean Donation!  2017 Petcurean donation

A huge thanks to everyone who came out and supported KSC at the Green Festivals. We raised around $700 for our kitties! Thanks to volunteers Mary and Dan, Maggie, Melissa M, Vivien, Patti, Melissa L, Cheryl and Bill, Stevyn, Alberta, Andrea, Hilary and George, May, Erica, Matt, Anne, Tess, Pamela, Taylor, Kara, Sue, Susan and Katherine. A special thanks to Helen for the awesome bath products, Elizabeth for the beautiful cat beds, Robyn for the cutest cat-nip toys and Melanie for the amazing cat gifts we were able to feature for donations. Thanks also to our friends at Green Festivals for inviting us!

In support of Green Festival Saves Lives Campaign, our friends at Petcurean ran a Charity Challenge and donated one pound of cat food for every Like we received on Facebook up to 500 pounds.Thanks to everyone who Liked and Shared on our respective Facebook pages, KSC will be taking delivery of 500 pounds of Petcurean's awesome organic, sustainably produced food! 

We cannot tell you how much the donation means to our all-volunteer shelter that relies solely on private donations. The food will be enjoyed by KSC's kitties and will also be used to stock our Food Pantry. The pantry is aimed at keeping cats in their homes and is also used to help feed some of Alexandria's communit cats.


Bi-Monthly Pledge Honoring Moms2017 Adoption Pledge May

For our seond bi-monthly adoption pledge of 2017 we are celebrating Mother's Day! We're actually switching things up this month and inviting pledges for every kitten born to a KSC mom or rescued in May.

If you would like to make a pledge for every kitten that is born/rescued by KSC in May, all you need to do is wait until the first week of June, when we announce how many have been born; 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 encourage others to pledge. A pledge would also make a great gift for Mother's Day!

Thank you for all your continued support for our rescue mission. We simply could not save these precious lives without YOU!

UPDATE: An amazing 50 kittens were born to KSC moms and/or rescued in May! Thank you for all your continued support for our kitties! 


You Helped Us Raise $50KSpring2Action

We want to extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone who cared, shared and donated during the April 5 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 300 cats and kittens until they find their forever homes in 2017. KSC won an extra $2,000 in grant money and prizes and placed:
  • 3rd on “Most Dollars" leader board
  • 3rd on "Most Donors" leader board
  • Together we raised an amazing $50,000
  • With the extra grant money that is $52,000 for our cats!
A special thanks to volunteers Melissa M, Mary K, Helen L, Nicole O, Sue D, Bonnie T, Lorraine R, Laurie W, Donna, Joyce, Katrina, Sue C, Lori,  Claudia W, and Lissa E who provided invaluable support for our Spring2Action campaign. And to volunteer Lisa V who led her own Free Action Fundraiser for KSC as well as two very generous donors who gave a total of $11,500 in matching grants!

Thanks also to our wonderful Partners in Rescue: The Dog Park and Killer ESP cafe on King Street who hosted us all day in Old Town to help us raise funds. And a shout out to the KSC cats who came out to help raise $$: Natsuno, Luna, Benton and Bella. 

Last but not least, thanks to John Porter, Brandi Yee and Pamela Larson at Action Alexandria who make Spring2Action possible.

Cats on Mats!2017 Cats on Mats 1

Many thanks to our friends at Ease Yoga & Cafe in Del Ray who invited KSC to participate in some low-key yoga and lots of cat cuddling at Cats on Mats on April 1st. Thanks also to volunteer Mary Beth C. for organizing the event, Melissa and Patti for helping herd the cats, and all our volunteers and supporters who participated in this fun event!

The sold-out event was a huge sucess and we raised over $500 for KSC kitties.

Stay tuned for details on future Cats on Mats yoga sessions!


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Guilt-Free Italian Food and Wine! 2017 Rick and Barb event

Good food, good wine and lots of people enjoying both helped raise $350 for King Street Cats at a wine tasting event at Union Street Publick House in Old Town Alexandria!  

The event was sponsored by Courtier Enterprises and our good friends Rick and Barbara Raunswinder, who donated $10 of the cost of each ticket to KSC. Volunteer George E., was given the opportunity to showcase King Street Cats and the great work done by all involved, as well as to mention Spring2Action, and the benefits of donating to KSC on April 5.   

As the wine flowed, and the conversation grew louder, the bills in the KSC donation box also grew larger, with a nice round $50 dollars collected to add to Courtier’s $300 contribution.  We would like to thank Rick and Barbara, who have done KSC donation events in the past, for their continued support and friendship with the organization. And thanks also to volunteers George and Lissa and all our volunteers and supporters who attended the event.
 

KSC Bed Sale at Craft Fair!  2017 Moose Lodge Crafts

Our volunteers' talents were on display at the Franconia Moose Lodge craft show on Saturday as they raised more than $400 for our kitties!

Special thanks to Elizabeth S. and Robyn S. M. for the gorgeous crocheted beds and adorable organic catnip fish -- and thanks to Elizabeth S., Lori K., Sue C. and Mary K. and all the KSC volunteers who came out to support the event. It was a fun day!

And thanks to our friends at the Franconia Moose Family Center for including KSC.

 


KSC at the NBC Health and Fitness Expo! 2017 NBC health and fitness expo

A huge thanks to our friends at NBC4 and the Humane Rescue Alliance for inviting us to be a part of the #NBC4HEALTHEXPO.

Thanks also to our volunteers Vivien, Mary and Dan, Melissa, Maggie, Stevyn, Alan, Cathy, Hillary and George, Andrea, Della, Becky, Judy and Marie! Also to our Kitty Ambassadors Bennet and Bingley, Sweet Patch, Mary Lou, Dopey and Sneezy and Moo and Moo Moo.


 

KSC Kicks Off CFC Campaign

2016 CFC flyer

Please join your fellow federal government workers who are making extraordinary things possible through their CFC donations. Support King Street Cats by making a contribution through the Combined Federal Campaign.

For more details please vist here.

Is KSC going to be at your workplace CFC event? Check it out here.

Our CFC #39069. 100% of your contribution goes to the care of our cats. Thank you!

 


Thank you to "The Cat Jammers"

2016 Cat Jammers We want to say a huge thanks to our friends the "Cat Jammers" for putting on the benefit for KSC's special medical needs kitties last night.

Thanks also to Mary, Dan, Sue and their friends who turned up to support our cause! The $250 raised will be used to help
  • Randolph pay off his vet bill :)
  • Randolph's medical emergency resulted in an unexpected cost of $6,000.
We're happy to report Randoph is now on the mend but we have several other special needs cats awaiting help that got postponed because of Randolph's emergency.

 


 

Thanks for joining us at Wags N' Whiskers

2016 Wags N Whiskers Thanks to everyone who came out to support us at Wags N' Whiskers! Also to our wonderful volunteers who braved the heat: Mary Beth, Patti, Mary and Dan, Melissa, Vivien, Stevyn, Jason, Alan, Alberta, Amanda, Matthew and Erica, Arielle, Rachel, Alaina, Joan, and Karen. We raised over $700 for our kitties! Thanks also to Elizabeth and Michele who did an amazing job making all the gorgeous pet beds for sale at the event


Thank You for a Fabulous Evening


Little Theatre of Alexandria and everyone who helped to organize and/or came out to support our 10th Annual Theater Night Fundraiser on Tuesday, July 26. Thanks especially to volunteers Mary Beth C, Lisa F, Liz H, Helen L, Vivien B, Melissa M, Alyson B, Patti G, Mary & Dan K, Lee Ann S, Elie K, Becky M, Andrea C, Maggie S, Lorraine R, Susan B, Sharon H, Rebecca & Dakota K, Hilary C, George K, Rachel R, Meredith S, Alan S, Suzi P, Bonnie T and Nicole O.

The event was a huge success and raised more than $20,000, of which 100% will go to the care of King Street's cats and kittens. You can check out the photos of the event here.

Many thanks to the local businesses that helped us cater the event: On Tap, Bittersweet, Primo Family Restaurant, Springfield Houlihans, Safeway, Wegmans, Giant.  And to volunteer Lynne K who made the beautiful selection of desserts. We also want to express our gratitude to The Enchanted Florist for the beautiful flower arrangement. 

And, last but certainly not least our thanks to those individuals and businesses that kindly donated silent auction gifts: The Washington Nationals, Profeed, Lawrence Miller Jewelers, Manifested Harmony, Boomerang Boat Tours, McCormick and Schmicks, Hillbrook Inn, Time for a Walk, Nalls Produce, Refresh Yoga, Hooray for Books, Old Town Sport and Health, Heyreck, Barre Tech, Reunions, Arthur Murray Dance Studio, La Fromargerie, Your Life Energy, Greendale Golf Center, B&C Jewelers, Port City Brewery, Haute Dogs, Red Rocks, The Back Care Center, Murphy's Irish Pub, Hotel Monaco, Bobby McKees, Silver Parrott, Bishop Boutique, Escape Room Alexandria, Urban Accents, Holly, Wood and Vines, Bilbo Baggins, Old Towne Pet Resort, Nationals Dream Foundation, Kutsby Kat, Sugar House Day Spa, Martin's Herend Importers, Riverbend Bistro, Society Fair, Top Golf Alexandria.

Dr. Jerry Hinn, Elie Kutney, Amanda Barton-Epple, Patti Gross, Allie Philips, Lisa Velenovsky, Kuhmerker Family, Ruth Wert, Elizabeth Sampson, Helen Liu, Vivien Bacon, and Mary Beth Corrigan.

Save the date for our next year: Friday, July 21 2017 and the musical production will be Legally Blonde.

Thank You Dr Hinn and Hayfield Animal Hospital!

We want to say a huge thanks to Dr Hinn for his generous donation to KSC; and to Jennifer and all the wonderful staff at Hayfield Animal Hospital. We had a great time at their Community Day event and raised $400 for our cats!

Thanks also to KSC volunteers Melissa M, Mary K and Sue C for staffing the event. And especially to volunteer Elizabeth S. who made more of KSC's "best cat beds in town," which we were able to sell to help raise funds for KSC!

2016 Hayfield Event Dr Hinn 2016 Hayfield Event

Are You Interested in Fostering for KSC?2016 Kitten Foster Appeal Flyer

Flowers are not the only things that bloom in Spring…its Kitten Season 2016 and we are looking for foster families. All you need is a spare room and TLC, we will provide the vetting and can give you the necessary food and other kittens supplies as well as ongoing support.  

If you are interested, please attend one of our orientations.  We can answer all your questions!

Check our event schedule for upcoming orientations. For details about fostering for KSC, visit here.

You Helped Us Raise $65K

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Thanks to everyone who stepped up and made a difference in our community during the April 20 one day, online fundraiser Spring2Action. KSC had our most successful year yet!  Your generosity will make it possible for KSC to rescue, provide safe haven, and extraordinary veterinary care to more than 330 cats and kittens until they find their forever homes in 2016. KSC won an extra $3,100 in grant money and prizes and placed:
  • 2d on “Most Dollars" leader board
  • 4th on "Most Donors" leader board
  • Together we raised an amazing $63,000
  • With the extra grant money that is $66,000 for our cats!
A special thanks to our "Free Agent Fundraiser" teams led by our Caregivers and Adoption Counselors; KSC Board Members Vivien Bacon, Helen Liu, Dawn Latham, Alyson Burgess and Patricia Gross; and volunteer Lisa Velenovsky. Also to volunteers Melissa Murphy, Sue Dodge, Bonnie Turpen, Nicole Oandasan, Lorraine Refuto, Mary Kasmierski, Betsy Hennigan, Karen Barbuschak, Laurie Willshire, Megan Cubias, Mary Beth Corrigan, Helen Liu, Teri Fahsl, Della Bauserman, Melissa Nix, Carin Rhodes and Claudia Walne who provided invaluable support for our Spring2Action campaign. 

And thanks also to our wonderful Partners in Rescue: The Dog Park and Starbucks on King Street who hosted us all day in their store in Old Town to help us raise funds. And to Mason Social for kindly hosting our evening event and putting on a special menu with part of the proceeds going to KSC.

Last but not least, thanks to John Porter, Brandi Yee and Kerrin Epstein at Action Alexandria who make Spring2Action possible.

KSC featured on WUSA-TV Channel 9's Great Day Washington

What a GREAT day it was for Bella and Bandit as they made their debut on WUSA-TV Channel 9's GREAT DAY WASHINGTON! KSC volunteers Alyson B. and Lisa V. escorted our stars and joined hosts Chris Leary and Markette Sheppard to talk about King Street Cats and all the wonderful things we do! We are sure proud of our stars -- watch for yourself:


Join ResQwalk: You get fit and our cats get funds

2016 WH ResQwalk logoIt's not too late for that New Year resolution to get fit. Every step you take could help raise $$ for King Street Cats.

Simply download the ResQwalk app and select King Street Cats, start the app, and go for a walk, treadmill, run or participate in any other activity that can be measured by GPS and involves a speed of less than 14 mph. KSC will be eligible for a percentage of funds donated by corporate sponsors to ResQwalk every month!

Join us for the KSC Walking Club's inaugural ResQwalk on Thursday, March 31 at 6:30pm.  We'll meet in the Lyles Crouch school parking lot and go for about a 2-mile walk, with a pit stop at a local coffee shop to rest your paws.  No registration necessary. 

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For more information check out the ResQwalk website KSC has officially partnered with ResQwalk -- a free mobile app dedicated to helping animal welfare organizations raise money! As a ResQpartner, we will be eligible to receive cash and additional resources donated by ResQwalk's generous corporate sponsors. At the beginning of each month, ResQwalk will let users know the cash available and at the end of each month, the ResQpool will be proportionally distributed amongst the animal welfare organizations on the app.

You get fit and our cats get funds all for free.

2015: Year in Review

Thank You for a Fabulous Evening

Thanks to the Little Theatre of Alexandria and everyone who helped to organize and/or came out to support our 9th Annual Theater Night Fundraiser on Friday, July 24. Thanks especially to volunteers Mary Beth C, Lisa F, Denise M, Helen L, Vivien B, Melissa M, Alyson B, Patti G, Mary & Dan K, Lee Ann S, Elie K, Unni, Becky M, Alberta F, Karen B, Maggie S, Jane and Tom K, Lorraine R, Elizabeth S, Susan B, Sharon H, Rebecca K, Claudia W, Hilary C, George K, and Heather S.

The event was a huge success and raised close to $22,000, of which 100% will go to the care of King Street's cats and kittens. You can check out the photos of the event here.

We would first like to thank our corporate sponsor, Doggywalker.com. Thank you for all your continued support for our rescue efforts.

Also, thanks to the local businesses that helped us cater the event: On Tap, Au Domaine, Tango Pastry, Primo Pizza, Democracy Vineyard, and Giant.

And, last but certainly not least our thanks to those individuals and businesses that kindly donated silent auction gifts: The Washington Nationals, Profeed, Au Domaine, Lawrence Miller Jewelers, Manifested Harmony, Reunions, Monroe’s, A La Lucia, Buzz Bakery, Boulevard Woodgrill, Royal Thai Restaurant, Casa Felipe, Sand & Steel Fitness, Sports & Health, Dogma, Old Towne Pet Resort, The Little Washington Winery, Alexandria Symphony Orchestra,The Enchanted Florist, PF Chiang’s, Haute Dogs & Fries, Sugar Shack, Union Street Pub, Casa De Spa, Neal’s Yard Remedies, Trader Joe’s, Style Dial, Michael Anthony Salon, La Tasca, Murphy’s Irish Pub, Olio Tasting Room, Casal’s Salon & Spa, Solace, Sweet Fire Donna’s, Bonefish Gril, La Fromagerie, Mason Social, Red Door Spa, Red Rocks and Tempo Restaurant.

Hillary Stiff, Karen Carroll, Jerry Wright, Helen Liu, Julie Vu, Vivien Bacon, Amy Inlander Minniti, Alan Steinberg, Emily Nelson, Mary Kasmeriski, Mary Beth Corrigan, Lorraine Refuto, Elizabeth Sampson, Abigail Hughes, Betsey Henningan, Allie Phillips, Bonnie Turpen, Lynne Kuhmerker, Patti Gross, Melissa Murphy, Alyson Burgess, Dawn Latham, Elizabeth Hammond, Lisa Velenovsky, Jacky Cushing, Lisa Fues, Elie Kutney, Alberta Frost, Jane King, Ruth Wert, Randi Cohen Coblenz, Sharon Hurley, Christy Monaco, Laura Wert, and Rebecca Kirsch.

Save the date for our next year: Tuesday, July 26, 2016 and the production will be West Side Story.

 


 

Thank You to NOVA Studio Students

NOVA students

KSC would like to thank Assistant Dean Lisa Hill and the students at NOVA Studio on the Alexandria Campus of Northern Virginia Community College. They have been helping KSC with a branding and marketing design project, including a new KSC logo, a T-shirt design, and KSC greeting cards...stay tuned for details on those.

In particular, we would like to thank students Ngozi Urama and Greg Malouff (pictured), who are designers for NOVA Studio and created the designs we chose from a group of amazing ideas the students came up with. NOVA Studio is a service-learning initiative that provides pro bono graphic and interactive design services for community based, educational and governmental organizations in Northern Virginia. Contact Lisa Hill at ehill@nvcc.edu for more information.


2014: Year in Review

KSC Participates in the CFC Campaign

cfc-logo-2013 Thanks to all our federal government employee friends who include King Street Cats in their Combined Federal Campaign (CFC).  With no paid staff, every dollar you donated goes to the care of our cats.

If you would like to include KSC in your CFC, our number is: 39069.

Thanks for all your support and watch out for us as we will be at several USG locations during the CFC campaign.

"What About Me?" Adoption Campaign 2014/15

WAM 2014 King Street Cats' nationally recognized "What About Me?" adoption campaign shines a light on our senior, shy, and long-term residents.

During October and November, any "What About Me?" cats who find their homes will be at the special adoption rate of $65.

Please click on the poster to see our WAM cats. Some are in foster homes, so please email: contact@kingstreetcats.org if you would like to meet one of these very special cats.

Thank You for a Fabulous Evening

Thanks to everyone who helped to organize and/or came out to support our 8th Annual Theater Night Fundraiser on Tuesday, August 5. The sold-out event was a huge success and raised close to $22,000, of which 100% will go to the care of King Street's cats and kittens.

We want to thank The Happy Tart who provided the wonderful desserts.

Also thanks to those individuals and businesses who kindly donated silent auction gifts:

Alexandria Symphony, Chris Appel, The Back Center, Millie Bobitt, Shelton Brown, Doggywalker.com, Dogma Dog Bakery and Boutique, The Dog Park, The Enchanted Florist, Alberta Frost, Ruth Wert, Lynn Kuhmerker, Teri Fahsl, Elie Kutney, Unni Jensen, La Porta's, Laurence Miller Jewelrs, Manifested Harmony, Monroe's, Murphy's Irish Pub, Naked Mountain Winery, Old Town Coffee, Tea and Spice, Potomac Riverboat Cruises, Profeed, The Wag Pack, Washington Nationals Dream Foundation, The Washington Nationals , The Goodstone Inn, and the Hunter's Head Tavern.

Save the date for next year…our 9th Annual Theater Night Fundraiser is on Friday, July 17 2015 and the musical is "In The Heights," winner of 4 Tony Awards including “Best Musical.”

Thank You "Cat Jammers" 

Cat Jammers June 2014 What a Night - the music was fantastic - $728 raised.

A huge thanks to Nancy, Bob, and all the "Cat Jammers" for a great evening of music, friends, and fundraising at the Franconia Moose Lodge on June 5.

You Helped Us Raise $47K

2014-s2a-logo Thanks to everyone who stepped up and made a difference in our community during the April 9 one day, online fundraiser Spring2Action. Your generosity will make it possible for KSC to rescue, provide safe haven, and the necessary veterinary care to more than 300 cats and kittens until they find their forever homes in 2014.  KSC won an extra $600 in grant money and prizes and placed:
  • 4th on “Most Dollars" leader board 
  • 6th on "Most Donors" leader board 
  • Together we raised an amazing $46,892
A special thanks to our "Free Agent Fundraiser" teams led by volunteers Linda Bean, Lisa Velenovsky, Jane King, and KSC Board Members Vivien Bacon, Helen Liu, Dawn Latham, Alyson Burgess and Patricia Gross.  Also to volunteers Melissa Murphy, Sue Dodge, Bonnie Turpen, Lorraine Refuto, Lissa Elliott, Claudia W., Mary Beth Corrigan, Teri Fahsl and Patti Gross who helped in various ways with organization, graphic design/photography, and IT support for our Spring2Action campaign.

And thanks also to our wonderful Partners in Rescue: DoggyWalker.com who led an FAF team and The Dog Park, who hosted us all day in their store in Old Town to help us raise funds.

Last but not least, thanks to John Porter, Brandi Yee and Kerrin Epstein at Action Alexandria who make Spring2Action possible.

Kitten Season Arrives Early

Olympian Kittens 2014 We got a call from an area county shelter about a mom and her 5 kittens in imminent danger of euthanasia on 17 February; no other group contacted was willing to intake them because they were not vetted. Fortunately, our risk in rescuing her paid off and she got a clean bill of health from our vets. Now known as our “Olympians,” mom Sochi and kittens: Bode, Sage, Charlie, Meryl and Noelle--named after our U.S. medal winners--are doing fine in their foster home. If you would like to foster kittens for KSC, please email us for details at: contact@kingstreetcats.org

KSC 2013: Year in Review

A huge thanks to all our amazing volunteers, generous donors and faithful friends -- with your support we marked our 10-year anniversary by finding forever homes for a record number of cats & kittens in 2013.

You can read all the highlights in our yearend newsletter.

Visitors From Down Under

Visitors from down under We get a lot of visitors at KSC but none come as far as our friends from the University of Melbourne and Deakin University Melbourne, Australia. The teachers and college students were given a tour of KSC and learned about animal protection and the no-kill sheltering system in the US from volunteer Allie Philips, who coordinated the visit for the second year running. We'd also like to thank the group for their very generous donation and for supporting our work all the way from Australia. We look forward to seeing you again next year. Read Lauren Watkins' report on her visit by clicking here.
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