Tonight I am donating more of my time to help out the MEOW Foundation at the MEOW Rocks! event. There will be live music. There will be an auction (most likely a silent one). There will be a chance to win a 50/50. And there will be drinks. Drinks that you will use tickets to purchase. Tickets that you will buy off of me.
This is another couple of hours to add to my volunteer challenge of 2011. I am estimating about 7 hours, but I have no idea when they will call last call for tickets.
The MEOW foundation is in Calgary and runs a "no-kill registered charity that rescues and cares for stray and abandoned cats, matches rescued cats to suitable adopters and fosters, and provides Trap Neuter Return services." They have paired with the Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society (aka AARCS) and Pound Rescue to "raise funds to benefit homeless and abandoned cats & dogs in Calgary."
As any familiar readers here know, I have two little fur brats that are both quasi-rescued animals. Molly is from the shelter and Oryx was fate. Oryx's mom was a stray that I witnessed stupid Magpies attacking and I brought her to a friend's house. Little did we know she was prego at first. The mom was too wild to be a house cat, so (I believe) is now living the dream on a farm and Oryx is the complete opposite, living the dream as an overfed cat who gets to chase a larger than life rat-dog (aka Molly). The rest of the litter went to good homes.
I have always enjoyed having a pet around. The unconditional love you receive from your dog or cat is the best part. Supporting a charity that helps cats (as well as other charities that help both) is important to me as I think these little guys definitely deserve to find a forever home.
You can find out more about the MEOW foundation here, AARCS here and Pound Rescue here.
And about tonight's event here
UPDATE: I was actually put on the VIP table for will call tickets and to check in the Stampeder CFL players that put in an appearance. The night was a blast, I added another 6 hours to my goal and the band rocked this charity event so hard, they blew a fuse! It was pretty awesome :)