Money Box Competition at The Cat Purrse – August 2018


For the month of August 2018, we are holding a money box competition to raise funds for TNR at The Cat Purrse. All proceeds will be split amongst our various local TNR funds to help with the neutering of stray and feral cats. It is a fun activity you can do with your kids while teaching them a very valuable lesson of kindness. You can view some ideas here, here and here.

To take part, follow those simple steps:

1- Make a money box. It can be as quirky as you wish. Use your imagination and creativity. Take a photo and email it to We will post it in a photo album on The Cat Purrse page.

2- Fill it up with your spare change (you can even throw in a few notes!).

3- Towards the middle of August, count the money in your box and lodge it to our bank account or send it via paypal (again, don’t forget to include your name so that we can match it with the money box you have submitted). Once we have received the funds, the photo of your money box will be validated for the competition.

All submissions and funds must be received by the 25th of August.
There will be 3 winners announced on the 31st of August: A- Best money box (public vote) B- Best money box (jury’s choice) C- Best fundraiser

The money box with the most likes on Facebook will win one of those 3 prizes
The money box that raises the most funds will win one of these prizes
The winner for the jury’s choice for best money box will win one of these prizes

Note that entries will only be validated once we have received the funds you have raised. If collection of the prize cannot be arranged locally (Midleton area), the postage will be at your own charge.

TNR projects

The Clonmel Carpark Cats


Over the past couple of months, these cats in a supermarket carpark have been brought to our attention by a lot of concerned people in Clonmel looking for help for them. We recently gained permission to proceed with a Trap-Neuter-Return project in the carpark and have made contact with some of the people feeding them. We’ve counted approximately 10 cats, some with injuries, but we expect some were hiding at time of assessment. To read the fully story and see the updates, click here.

We need help to raise funds to neuter & treat these cats. We appreciate any amount donated; big or small, it all helps!

You can donate on IDonate or by using Paypal. Thank you for your kindness and generosity!


6th Birthday Raffle

On the 27th of April, we will be celebrating 6 years of helping stray and feral cats. To mark this occasion, we have organised a raffle with some very special prizes.

1st prize: Nutty the Squirrel, knitted by the very talented Beryl.

2st prize: Drawing by East Cork artist Tom Walsh

3rd prize: Painting on canvas by Sharon, one of our supporters

4th prize: a cat gift set

5th prize: Grace & Cole toiletry set

6th prize: Hand-crafted Pandora-style bracelet, made and donated by a supporter.

The draw will take place on the 29th of April around 8pm and winners will be announced on our Facebook page.

To enter the draw, make a donation here (€2 per line, €5 for 3 lines or €10 for 8 lines). Thank you for your continued support!


Say “I love you” with a Valentine card from their pet

How would you like to receive a Valentine card from your pets this year or have one sent to a friend? We have created a number of cards that you can order online and it will be sent directly to you or your friends to wish them a Happy Valentine from their pets! You can create your own personalised message in it.

Cards are €5 each, €9 for two cards and €12 for three cards (prices include the postage to each recipient) and we have a few models to choose from. Please, make sure you fill in a separate form for each recipient and pay the full amount here.

If you would like to buy these cards blank and have them posted to you instead, please send us an email at

Dog choice:

Cat choice:

You can add your own personalised message. Here is an example:

Fill one form per card ordered:

Pay for your order here. €5 for one card, €9 for two cards, €12 for three cards. Please, add an extra 50 cents to the price for postage abroad.

All proceeds will go to the West Cork TNR fund to help neutering stray and feral cats in the area. Thank you for your support!

Fun(d)raising Photo Competition

Photo Competition – February 2018

How would you like winning a gorgeous portrait of your pet drawn by the talented Caroline Evans Coles?


For the month of February, we are running an animal photo competition on our fundraising Facebook page, The Cat Purrse. All proceeds will go to the neutering of stray and feral cats in Mitchelstown.

To take part, it’s easy. Buy an entry (or more) online here (€5 per entry) and email your photo to Your photo will be uploaded on the Cat Purrse’s facebook page where the public can vote for it until the 27th of February. The 5 photos with the most votes will be sent to an independent jury to choose a winner for the pet portrait and 2 runner-up photos, that will win a rosette. Winners will be announced on Facebook on the 28th of February. Submissions are accepted until the 25th of February.

Note that the photo must be your own and must be animal-themed.

Thanks for your support!




Valentine Hamper to Win in Maxi Zoo Midleton – 10th of February 2018

Win this fabulous hamper for Valentine. It is filled with treats for you and your furry friends (cats and dogs!).

To take part, call in to Maxi Zoo in Midleton and buy a line for €2 or 3 lines for €5. All proceeds go towards helping stray and feral cats in East Cork.

The draw will take place in store on the 10th of February at 5pm.

Thank you for your support!



Christmas/New Year Appeal Raffle 2017


As part of our Christmas/New Year appeal and in order to help us raise some much needed funds to neuter feral cats in county Cork, Community Cats Network have organised a raffle with some fantastic prizes kindly sponsored by local businesses and supporters.  Tickets are only €1 each or €5 for a book of 6 tickets, but by buying one, you could make a massive difference to the lives of feral cats.

The draw will take place on the 5th of January in Harty’s Pub in Cloyne.

Tickets are only €1 each of €5 for a book of 6 and can be bought online or from one of our volunteers.   Photo of your ticket(s) will be emailed to you when buying online. For other methods of payment, please email us at

Note that if collection locally cannot be organised, postage will be at your own charge.

Now, the prizes….

1st prize is a “Eat & Shop” Voucher bundle of a value of €300. It consists of several restaurant  and shop vouchers for Pauline’s Gifts and Crafts in Mitchelstown, The Favourite & Scullery in Mitchelstown, Doody Pharmacy in Mitchelstown, Toss Bryan in Fermoy, Lyons Pharmacy & Cafe in Fermoy, Blackwater Garden Centre & Cafe in Kinsalebeg, Jessica Loves in Youghal, The Hunted Hog in Castlemartyr, Magnolia in Midleton, Scarlett in Midleton (kidly donated by a supporter),  The Boothouse in Glanmire (sponsored by one of their kind customers), Dunnes Stores (kindly donated by a supporter) and Eason’s!

Winner: Breda Parkin from Midleton

2nd prize is a mid-week break for two nights b&b at The Maritime Hotel in Bantry.

Winner: Deborah Scannell from Midleton

3rd prize is an afternoon tea voucher in Castlemartyr Resort and a pearl necklace.

Winner: Fiona Connors from Aghada

4rd prize is a decoration set including Newgrange tumbler glasses, a Waterford crystal frame and a Galway Crystal candle holder.

Winner: David O’Sullivan from Mallow

5th prize is a Evening Dress Set (clutch bag, black gloves and pearl necklace).

Winner: Carmel Harty from Cloyne

6th prize is a Fermoy treat including a €20 voucher for the Barber Shop, a €15 voucher for Spillane Butcher and a €30 voucher for China Dragon Restaurant.

Winner: Catherine Higgins from Midleton

7th prize is voucher for one hour treatment in CurDane, Midleton.

Winner: Deirdre O’Mahony

8th prize is a €50 voucher for Shamrock Ink in Mitchelstown

Winner: Tricia Mallon from Fermoy

9th prize is a €50 voucher for Safe Haven (Reiki).

Winner: Clare Hennesy from East Ferry

10th Prize is a voucher for a 4 Ball round at Charleville Golf Club and a €30 voucher for Corbett Court restaurant (Fermoy and Charleville).

Winner: Niamh Cronin from Cloyne

11th Prize is a €50 voucher for The Fish Bar, donated by Electric Cork

Winner: Rachel Crowley from Cork

12th Prize is a €30 voucher for Cafe Bella in Fermoy

Winner: Tom Fleming from Cobh

13th Prize is a “wash & Blow Dry” voucher for Sandra’s Hair Studio in Mitchelstown

Winner: John Keohane from Fermoy

14th Prize is a chocolate hamper donated by a kind supporter

Winner: Kat Skrzypiec from Midleton

15th Prize is a Baylis and Harding Hamper donated by a kind supporter

Winner: Jack Barry from Limerick

16th Prize is a festive dog hamper donated by 4 Little Paws Dog Groomer in Bandon

Winner: John Keniry from Midleton

17th Prize is a cat hamper

Winner: Kathy Buckley from Midleton

18th Prize is an Oasis watch donated by Carla Walsh Jeweller in Mitchelstown

Winner: Katie O’Sullivan from ladysbridge

19th Prize is a pottery bowl and jug kindly donated by a supporter

Winner: Greg Bradley c/o Next Home Blackpool

20th Prize is a bottle of West Cork Bourbon

Winner: Sylvia Whelehan from Cobh

21st Prize is Frozen Puzzle

Winner: Eimear McGrath

22nd Prize is a remote control car

Winner: Majella Bradley from Rathcormac

We will also have In-House Prizes on the night (reserved to Harty’s patrons buying tickets on the night). Congratulations to Ger Sweetnam, Niamh Cronin, Gerry Lawton (Midleton), Teresa Lawton, Jake Murry, Jerry Lawton (Cloyne) X2, Pat Murphy, McCarthy’s Family and James Collins.

We would like to thank all the businesses and supporters who have sponsored this raffle, as well as Harty’s Pub for hosting the draw.  A huge thank you goes out to all the supporters who have bought a ticket and to all the volunteers who have sourced prizes and sold tickets for us.

Tickets are only €1 each of €5 for a book of 6 and can be bought from one of our volunteers, from Midleton Vets, Cloyne Vets or the Ballycotton Shop. They can also be bought online here (books only).   Photo of your tickets will be emailed to you when buying online. For alternative methods of payment, please email us at

Garda permit issued by superintendent J. O’Connor in Midleton; District Serial Number: 97/2017


Shoe Box Appeal

Could you get a little shoe box ready to treat feral cats and cats & kittens in foster care this Christmas?

Collection Points:
Douglas Village Shopping Centre – 2nd storey carpark – 9th Dec. 1-3pm
Mitchelstown – Supervalu – 8th Dec. 10am-4pm
Fermoy – Lidl carpark – 20th Dec. 6-7pm
Clonmel – Tesco carpark – 11th Dec. 6.30-7.30pm
Youghal – Perks carpark – 16th Dec. 11-12pm
Midleton – Maxi Zoo – 9th, 22nd & 23rd Dec. 2-6pm
Bandon – Glasslyn Vets – From 9th to 22nd of Dec.

Wish list: Wet food, toys, treats, small blankets, tinned tuna and sardines. We also welcome bag of dry cat & kitten food!

Fun(d)raising News

Give Paw Campaign in Maxi Zoo Midleton 2017

We are delighted to announce that Maxi Zoo Midleton have chosen Community Cats Network for the Give Paw campaign 2017. During the month of November, you can pop in store and buy a friendship wristband to show your support to animal welfare. For each wristband bought in the Midleton store, Community Cats Network will receive €1.50.

We will be at the Midleton store every Saturday in November from 11am to 5pm. You can call in to meet our volunteers and discuss the work we do, as well as give rubs to Prospero and Jasmin (formerly known as Madame Irma), cats who were rescued by CCN.

Prospero promoting the Give Paw Campaign!




Facebook Bingo

Do you like to play Bingo? Would you like to play from the comfort of your home? If so, look no further and you will be supporting a good cause too!

For the month of October, we are running an online Bingo on our fundraising Facebook page, The Cat Purrse. All proceeds will go to the neutering of stray and feral cats in West Waterford.

To take part, it’s easy. Buy your card(s) online here (€2 per card or €10 for a sheet of 6 cards). We will email you a photo of your card, which you will need to print. Follow The Cat Purrse page where every day we will be announcing the drawn numbers from the 17th of October. We will be playing for a line, 2 lines and a full house. For more information, click here.

Here are the prizes you can choose from…

if you win a line

if you win two lines

if you win a full house

Note that postage will be at your charge if collection cannot be arranged locally (East Cork area).