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Happy Birthday Joanie Bernard Home for Cats!


Today, August 18, marks a milestone of sorts for OAR. It's the first anniversary of the dedication of our beautiful adoption center and shelter, the Joanie Bernard Home for Cats. The JBHC was made possible because of a grant from the Joanie Bernard Foundation and is named after a wonderful woman who loved cats and left a legacy that continues to help cats in Cincinnati, Indianapolis, and Columbus.  During its first year of existence, the new building has made a tremendous difference in the quality of life for the cats in our care and enable us to help hundreds of homeless cats and kittens by placing them in loving homes through our adoption program. This includes longterm OAR residents Betsy and Lily Tortie, both of whom had waiting 10+ years for homes of their own. Then there was Pony Boy Curtis, a sweet FIV+ boy found wandering in the bitter cold and set to be needlessly euthanized. He found a home with an adopter who arrived at OAR looking for "his new best friend." More recently, JJ, a sweet, visually impaired cat who spent far too long on the streets trying to survive before he ended up at OAR, also found a wonderful home where he receive plenty of attention and the best of care. And, the stories continue. That's why we continue to need the help of our wonderful friends and supporters. Because there will always be another Pony Boy, another JJ, another scared orphaned kitten or abandoned adult cat. There will always be another kitty in need who needs OAR, who needs you. Please help us continue to help cats like Betsy, Lily Tortie, Pony Boy and JJ by celebrating our first anniversary with a donation. As always, the cats and kittens of OAR are grateful and send purrs and head bumps as thanks. You can make a donation at http://www.ohioalleycat.org/donate/.

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