We have a number of items that have been donated to Fabulous Felines, that would make great Holiday gifts. These range from big presents to small stocking stuffers, from high-end jewelry, to gift certificates to local restaurants and businesses, to rounds of golf, and of course, include lots of cat stuff! All of are either brand new, or gently used. We are offering them all at a fraction of their retail value.
You may remember Kara from earlier postings on this site. She had come to us when her companion, a single man, died suddenly in his home. Friends found poor Kara beside his body. We placed Kara with a loving foster, who helped her recover from her loss, but her foster moved out of state, and Kara came to live in our own foster house. Although we worried about her being with so many cats, she adapted, and quickly charmed all of our volunteers. Still, we wanted her to find her own loving companion.
Well, it has happened. A lovely woman who had lost her long-time feline friend visited our foster house, and she and Kara hit it off! Kara’s new friend understands cats, and did all she could to make Kara’s transition a smooth, loving one. She set the house up with a box, cat toys, and cat furniture. Then, she made sure to bring Kara home when she planned to be around the house for a few days. The result? Well, just look at the pictures she sent us. Kara is definitely a happy cat in a happy home!
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We want to extend our deepest thanks to everyone who made our Tenth Anniversary Celebration a success. We had a wonderful afternoon talking to the many supporters who came to the party, sharing our experiences in working with these wonderful animals, and learning about everything going on in the Fabulous Felines Community. In fact, we had many more guests than we planned, and wound up increasing our food orders at the last minute!
So thanks to everyone who came, to Michael Anthony for some terrific jazz guitar, to all the individuals and businesses who donated silent auction items, to Joe Conte and the New Mexico Bar for their wonderful meeting rooms, to Kim Jew Photography, Pepsi, La Montana, and Dion’s for special support, and to all the volunteers who made it possible to pull off such an event.
Also, the celebration is not over. We still have a few silent auction items that didn’t sell (including a few that arrived too late to be in the auction). Keep your eyes on our web site for our online auction which will appear as soon as we rest up from the party!
Thanks to everyone, and have a wonderful autumn!
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Preparations are moving along for our Tenth Anniversary Celebration and Fundraiser on Sunday, October 16, and we are getting some really nice items for our Silent Auction. These include lots of artwork (including some done just for us!), jewelry, tools, and lots of restaurant coupons.
Add these to the food, and the music by the great Jazz Guitarist Michael Anthony, and it should be a great party. To learn more, including schedule and location, visit our main party page. Also, it would really help us plan if you made your reservations in advance!
Some of the items on sale include:
Gift cards from The Elephant Bar, The Egg and I, Flying Star, Le Chantilly, Bravo Cucina Italiana, Il Vicino, The Range, O’Neill’s, Sweet Tomatoes, Monroes, Applebee’s, Farina Alto, Paisano’s, Pelicans, Olive Garden, Cocina Azul . . . (and we are working on getting more!)
We also have items from Betty’s Spa, the Albuquerque Marriott, Shelton Jewelers, Weems Gallery, and other artists and businesses!
But we have been operating what grown-ups would call a legally incorporated, IRS approved charity, cat rescue for ten years!
Whether we measure it in years, or the wonderful people we’ve met, or the number of cats whose lives we have saved, we are thrilled to have reached this milestone, and would like to share it with the people who have made it possible!
Please join us on October 16, from 2:00 to 4:30 at the New Mexico Bar Building, to celebrate with food, music by guitar great Michael Anthony, and other surprises! October 16 is also National Feral Cat Day, so we have extra reason to celebrate!
Help us plan our food order by buying tickets early (scroll down)!
We have a special program planned:
2:00 to 4:00: check in, share a bite to eat, enjoy the music
2:00 to 3:30: bid on silent auction items.
2:30 to 3:30: We are fortunate to have a performance by Jazz Guitar Great, Michael Anthony. Michael has played some of the finest jazz guitar anywhere for over fifty years. He has performed with Tony Bennett, Nelson Riddle, Henry Mancini, Ray Brown, Elvin Jones, and Louis Belson among many others. He is at the heart of Albuquerque’s growing Jazz scene, and is one of the warmest, most generous people we have ever met. For more about Michael, visit his web site! 3:30 to 3:40: Welcome, volunteer recognition, how Fabulous Felines has spent your donations, by William Stubblefield, Treasurer & Communications Director.
3:40 to 4:00: A look back at the last ten years, and forward to . . . Merry Stubblefield, President and Executive Director.
4:00 to 4:30: Wrap up, conversation, pick up silent auction purchases.
Just so we can plan, we would be grateful if you could reserve your place using the button below. Tickets are $20 each/2 for $30/ 3 for $45.
Date & Time: Sunday Afternoon, October 16, 2016
2:00 – 4:30
Place: New Mexico State Bar Building, 5121 Masthead NE, Albuquerque. (map)
You can make your reservations using PayPal:
If you prefer, mail a check to:
P. O. Box 14841
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87191
You will not receive a physical ticket. Instead, we will place your name and number of guests on our attendee list. Just check in when you arrive on the 16th!