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Christmas Cards and Calendars 2020

Our Christmas cards and calendars 2020 are out now!

We are very proud of our 2020 calendar, which features the photos and stories of some of the cats we have trapped during the year.  It costs €7 and would make an ideal stocking filler or gift to send abroad.

The stories featured are:

  • Back on Known Grounds in Medieval Youghal
  • Milking Time in Kilbrittain
  • The Ginger Dynasty (Cashel)
  • One Big Happy Family (Shanagarry)
  • The Longest Trapping (Clonmel)
  • A Busy Farm in Ballyhooly
  • The Numbers Game (White’s Cross)
  • Handsome Charlie from Tallow
  • Part of The Solution (Castlelyons)
  • Part of The Solution (Clonmel)
  • The Garden Assistants in Midleton
  • Hiding in the Straw (Burnfort)
  • In Memoriam featuring a gorgeous cat from Little Island

 

We would like to thank the following businesses who kindly sponsored it and helped us to make it possible:

Also to be thanked are the Friends of Community Cats Network who sponsored the months of December and January 2021:

 

We are very grateful to Katie McGroarty from Cobh who designed this gorgeous calendar and to Anna and Steph for helping with proofreading.

Our Christmas cards also feature cats and kittens that CCN have been involved with during the year.  You can find the story of each cat inside the card.

The pack of cards costs €5 and contains 6 cards with a different design on each.  There are three models to choose from.

Model 5 contains cards that were kindly designed by Katie McGroarty and feature the stories of of Daisy the little traveller from Cloyne, some new tenants in Killavullen, the Blarney cats who were spoilt by the lads, a large colony in Cappoquin helped with good will, a colony on a carpark in Clonmel and the petshop pussyfooter from Ballincollig.

Model 4 contains cards that were kindly designed by Katie McGroarty and feature the stories of Little Miss Greedy Guts (Clonmel), the Summer of Love (Waterfall), a large colony in Dungarvan, Bluebell and Sunflower from Charleville, a Carer with a Big Heart in Mallow and a Colony in Ballinacurra. **LIMITED AVAILABILITY**

Model 3 contains cards that were kindly designed by Axelle Rychembusch and feature the stories of a colony in Ardmore, Major Tom from Kilady, a large TNR project in Youghal, a young and beautiful Cork city cat, a well-cared for colony in Midleton and of some unusual customers in Mitchelstown. **LIMITED AVAILABILITY**

We will be happy to mail them to you (p&p to be added).  Contact us at communitycatsnetwork@gmail.com with your order and we will let you know how to proceed.  Don’t forget to visit our online shop for more gift ideas!

Alternatively, you can find them at the following businesses:

If you would like to help us by taking a box of cards and calendars in your business or at your office, please email communitycatsnetwork@gmail.com.

East Cork:

City and suburbs 

West Cork 

North Cork 

Waterford 

Tipperary 

Christmas Stalls

Fun Online Bingo – November 2019

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!

Online Bingo | CCN | Cat Purrse |11 2019

For the month of November, 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 North Cork.

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 (or edit from your phone). Follow The Cat Purrse page where every day we will be announcing the drawn numbers from the 14th of February. Don’t worry if you missed one night you can catch up the following day by checking the photo album. We will be playing for a line, 2 lines and a full house. It’s a fun way to help cats!

Here are the prizes you can choose from…

if you win a line

Cat Purrse | Bingo | Nov 19

if you win two lines

Cat Purrse | Bingo | Nov 19

if you win a full house

Cat Purrse | Bingo | Nov 19

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

Purrfect Auction – November 2019

Many of you are familiar with the one and only Purrfect Auction held by CCN to raise fund to neuter stray and feral cats in West Cork! If not, then do check it out! The auction starts on Thu 31 October and ends on Sun 10 November. There will be hundreds of items to bid on….

 

Jewellery…

 

 

Gifts…

 

Catty items….

 

Doggy items…


And so much more…

 

But that’s not it! As per tradition, there will also be a TomCatBola with lovely prizes to win! Tickets are only €2 each and can be bought here.

Don’t miss out!

 

Photo Competition – October 2019

For the month of October, 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 South Tipperary.

To take part, it’s easy. Buy an entry (or more) online here (€5 per entry or €12 for 3 entries) and email your photo to ccntipp@gmail.com. Your photo will be uploaded on the Cat Purrse’s facebook album where the public can vote for it until the 30th of October. The 5 photos with the most votes will be sent to an independent jury to choose a winner and two runner-ups. The winner will be announced on Facebook at the start of November. There are three prizes to choose from – the winner will have 1st choice, while the runner-ups will have 2nd and 3rd choice.

Submissions are accepted until the 27th of October. 

Note that the photo must be your own and must be animal-themed. All animals welcome!

If collection cannot be arranged locally, the cost of postage will be at your own charge.

Thanks for your support!

 

 

Street Collections 2019 – Round 2

Our second round of street collections this year will take place very shortly. These events are important as they provide a vital source of income to support communities to neuter their local stray and feral cats. We are appealing to all for your support in donating an hour or two of your time to help out on the day. The success of these fundraisers rely on you and cats count on you!

Remember… A little bit of your time could change their lives forever!

Collection will take place on August 15th in Fermoy and on August 17th in Clonmel.

Email info@communitycats.ie or text 089 4686055 (for Fermoy) & 089 2546320 (for Clonmel) if you can help.

The 3rd round will take place in September and October in Castlemartyr, Carrigtwohill and Midleton. You can view our diary here.

 

 

Help Sponsoring our 2020 Calendar

Become a “Friend of Community Cats Network” by helping to sponsor our 2020 calendar.
Sponsor €15 and your name, or that of your business (with town & phone number only), will be listed as a friend of Community Cats Network on our calendar 2020.

Spread the word!

Just email info@communitycats.ie to make your pledge and send your payment via post or electronic bank transfer before the 31st of August.

Postal address: Community Cats Network, PO Box 50, Midleton Delivery Services Unit, Ballinacurra Business Park, Co Cork.
Electronic Bank Transfer to: Community Cats Network – Sort code: 99-07-99 – Account 20668352 – IBAN: IE34 IPBS 9907 0720 6683 52 – BIC: IPBSIE2D

Cat Purrse: Photo Competition – Summer 2019

Show us your best pose for a chance to win a fabulous portrait commission of your favourite friend by talented artist Maureen Roe. Open to all animals!

 

For the month of July & August, 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 West Watreford.

To take part, it’s easy. Buy an entry (or more) online here (€4 per entry or €10 for 3 entries) and email your photo to info@communitycats.ie. Your photo will be uploaded on the Cat Purrse’s facebook album where the public can vote for it until the 15th of August. The 5 photos with the most votes will be sent to an independent jury to choose a winner for the pet portrait. Winners will be announced on Facebook on the 16th of August. Submissions are accepted until the 11th of August.

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

Thanks for your support!

 

 

 

 

Raffle at The Cat Purrse – June 2019

For the month of June 2019, we are holding a raffle at The Cat Purrse in aid of Community Cats Network’s North Cork TNR fund. All proceeds will go to the neutering of stray and feral cats in the North Cork area. To take part, it couldn’t be easier, just get your tickets here and we will email you your numbers. Tickets are €2 each, €5 for 3 tickets or €10 for 8 tickets.

The more tickets you buy, the more prizes will be added! We will put up a new prize for every 25 tickets sold! To view the prizes, visit The Cat Purrse page.

The draw will take place on the 30th of June and winners will be announced on the page and contacted via email. Note that if collection cannot be arranged locally (Mitchelstown), handling & postage will be at your own charge.

1st Prize: Handmade Cat Teddy

 

2nd Prize: Roger & Gallet toiletry set

 

3rd Prize: Address Book

 

CCN’s 7th Birthday Celebrations

On April 27th, Community Cats Network will celebrate 7 years of helping cats! We invite you all to join us on our Facebook page for the celebrations from April 20th to 29th.

There will be some fun & free competitions organised by our cat trappers with lovely prizes to be won. We will also share memories from these past 7 years and remember some of the 6,000 cats we have helped.

And don’t forget to support our birthday appeal raffle to raise funds to help more cats! Ticket are €2 each, €5 for 3 lines or €10 for 8 lines and can be bought here.

Thanks for your support!

Birthday Appeal Raffle

CCN’s 7th Birthday Raffle – April 2019

On April 27th, Community Cats Network will celebrate their 7th birthday. 7 years in existence and over 6,000 cats helped no mean feast!

To mark the occasion and to thank you for your support, we will have some fun competitions on our Facebook page from April 20th to 28th.

You can also help us to celebrate and raise funds to help more cats by supporting our birthday appeal. Tickets for the raffle are €2 each, €5 for 3 or €10 for 8 and can be bought here.

Prizes are as follows:

  • 1st prize: Large Handknitted Cat
  • 2nd prize: Diptyque of two photo prints by Alan Tobin
  • 3rd prize: Cat drawing by Carol May Hardie
  • 4th prize: Cat gift bag
  • 5th prize: Crabtree & Evelyn Sensational Shower Gel Collection set
  • 6th prize: Max Benjamin candle
  • 7th prize: Bracelet
  • 8th prize: Surprise

The draw will take place on April 29th at 9pm and winners will be announced on Facebook.

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