The Sweethearts Campaign 2015
Lincoln's Fund was established through a generous donation by an OAR volunteer. She was touched by Lincoln, an elderly cat who showed only sweetness and spunk despite several painful ailments. We said goodbye to Lincoln just before Christmas 2012 but his spirit lives on.
Lincoln's Fund is used to cover medical care that goes beyond vaccines, spay/neuter and deworming. This could be x-rays, diagnostic testing, emergency care, dental surgery or palliative care for painful conditions like arthritis. Ultimately, we would like to raise $10,000 for this fund over the next few months so that we can say yes to intake on cats like Lincoln or care for the cats like him already living at our shelter. Our goal for The Sweethearts Campaign is $1400.00
Our campaign ends the day after Valentine's Day.
Honor a Purrson (or a Pet)
- Brandt S. from EQS
- Jane T from The OAR cat who plays with the sunbeams.
- My friend, Amy O. from Joanne D
- My handsome man Sparky from Ruth B
- My husband on his significant birthday from Susan W
- To my favorite Valentines from Heather T
- For Anna H. from Paul H.
- Boomer from Peg F.
- For all the OAR staff and volunteers from Liz J.
- From Kelly T to SodaPop, the first cat I really felt I made a difference to!
- For Tracy M. and her compassion for all cats from Susan J
- For Liz for all she does to help and inspire others to help the cats of Greater Cincinnati - from Katie L
- For Valentine (at OAR) from Susan P
- For Tracy M., for all you do every single day for all the shelter cats AND all of us!!! - from Anne N.
Remember a Loved One
- Jodi M's beloved cat Stuart from OAR Shelter Staff
- Boxie Brown, the most fractious cat who ever became a lap cat, from Mel M.
- In honor of Puddy McCreadie, the fluffy little black cat, our first cat, the one who started it all, from the O family
- In memory of my sweet cat, Sir Lancelot - RIP 1991 - from Willa
- My dad, Lou, from Eileen C
- RIP 8 Ball kitty who left us 2/10/15 from Linda L
- In remembrance of Helen H. from Jess H.
- My dad, Bob Y., from Linda O.
- In memory of my grandma, the original animal lover in my life, from Katie S.
- For Ursula from Jayde R.
- In memory of my grandmother, who would have loved OAR and the new friends I've made here, from Lia W
- In memory of my great-grandparents, Harland and Evelyn Cushing who could never turn away a cat, from Jane T
Sweetheart #9 Sparky
One of the worst things when you're a cat & you have a stellar home, is when your person dies. And nobody wants you. You get so stressed out that you get sick, you don't understand why you have to move, where your person went, will he ever come back?
Sparky felt exactly this way. Then he came to the shelter. He was grieving & not adjusting well. Then he made some friends. We won't call them "crazy cat ladies," but only because some are still girls. Sparky is a volunteer favorite despite his quirks. We expect Sparky to be with us for awhile because he sorta poops on the floor sometimes. In 2015, Sparky is trying to raise money for the other special needs cats at the shelter even though (Sssshhh...in a whisper) he is a bit special needs himself.
Sweetheart #8 Cosmos the II
2 1/2 yr old Cosmo was found living outside in the Clifton area. Gregarious to an extreme, Cosmo was found limping very badly and with an injured eye. The home-owner had the cat treated and sought rescue because he's over his cat limit The cat healed and went back outside where he basically got beat up by neighborhood cats all over again. He was taken in at OAR on frigid Valentine's Day (2.14.15). He's FIV+ (aka Positively Adoptable) and needs additional care including neutering. Won't you help us turn around Cosmo's life?
Sweetheart #7 Mace Windu
Sweetheart #6 Tig Notaro
We named our Tig after the comedienne that so many of our volunteers enjoy. Our hope is that now that Kitty Tig is under our care that laughter & happiness will come her way. Nearly 9 yrs old, Kitty Tigwas found outside in dire need of a change of fortune.
Friday-the-13th, she got a lot of teeth pulled so she's not feeling too great yet. Dentals are exactly why we need the Lincoln Fund: if we can't cover the oral surgery, we can't take in a cat in need. Sometimes we take a chance though & we say YES to the cat & hope for the support to follow. Won't you be her Valentine support?
Sweetheart #5 Lady Violet
Sweetheart #4 Lily of the Rafters
Not that Lily is above it all, but she likes to have a bird’s eye view of the world from high atop her shelf. She appears to be an introverted observer, but upon further interaction, she loves attention like any other cat. Lily has been at the rescue her whole life, largely because she is not an extroverted, attention seeking kind of cat. She doesn't have any health issues but like ladies of a certain of age, she needs regular care that falls under "special needs" (such as dentals.) She is the veteran shelter cat who is looking to raise funds for dentals for all our current arrivals (like Lady Violet,) or future arrivals (or existing shelter cats.)
Sweetheart #3 Elizabeth the II7
Elizabeth was abandoned in a rather cruel and dangerous way which given her age, her declawed status and her joint issues, makes some of us want to weep for the ways she was so obviously neglected. Elizabeth couldn't be any sweeter if she tried. People love her for her docile nature. She has little mobility in her shoulders, arthritis in her hips and back, and vision impairment. She sees a specialist for spinal adjustments with the hope that she gets some relief from what seems to be chronic, possibly acute, aches & pain. She also receives supplements and medication for the same reasons.
Sweetheart #2 Ronnie
Current total: $200!
Sweetheart #1: Zelda
Before there was GRUMPY CAT, there was ZELDA. Often surly, not afraid to speak her mind, but interested in a lap for a nap or a cozy bed.