The Cat Care Society (www.catcaresociety.org) is borrowing the theme from the year’s most successful fund-raising gimmick, but unlike the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge the Lakewood shelter is giving it a feline twist. Presenting the Mice Bucket Challenge (#MiceBucketChallenge)
Here’s how it works: Load up a bucket with soft mice toys, make a video of your cat taking the challenge by gently dumping them on your animal, post it on Facebook and challenge other felines to do the same.
Finally, make a donation to the Cat Care Society. A minimum $10 donation for each challenge has been suggested. You can donate online or you can mail or drop a check by the shelter during business hours: 5787 W. 6th Ave., Lakewood, CO 80214. Designate the donation for #MiceBucketChallenge.
The original Ice Bucket Challenge raised tens of millions of dollars for ALS, the neurological affliction more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
The Larimer Humane Society (www.Larimerhumane.org) got a boost this week when the Estes Park Town Board approved a resolution urging citizens to vote yes on ballot issue 200 this November.
If approved, the measure would fund a new animal shelter for Larimer Humane. Issue 200 would increase sales and use tax in Larimer County by one-tenth of one percent. The tax would sunset after a maximum of six years. The tax excludes gas and groceries and can only be used specifically for the capital construction of a new animal shelter.
If citizens approve ballot issue 200, a larger shelter will be built on land already owned by Larimer Humane Society on County Road 30 north of the Fort Collins/Loveland Airport.
The Dumb Friends League’s annual Wag ‘n Trail fundraiser last weekend brought in $140,000 to provide care and training for animals at the League’s Buddy Center in Castle Rock.
More than 1,500 people and 750 dogs participated in the event, a 1.6-mile hike along the Glendale Farm Open Space Trail in Douglas County.
Fundraising for Wag `n Trail continues through Oct. 20. To make a donation, visit (www.ddfl.org/wnt) or call (303) 751-5772.
“We started this event 10 years ago to raise awareness for the Buddy Center,” said Bob Rohde, president and CEO of the Dumb Friends League. “Since then, more than 36,000 homeless pets at the shelter have been given a second chance.”
The Humane Society of Boulder Valley is teaming with Boulder Brew Tours in an Oct. 5 event featuring a Broncos pregame party and a walking tour of three breweries along the Pearl Street Mall. A portion of all ticket sales are being donated to Boulder Humane.
Cost of the event, being held from noon to 2 p.m., is $39 per person.
Participating in the tour will be Shine Brewery, Walnut Brewery. and West Flanders Brewing Co. They will be offering free samples. There will be a special behind the scenes tour of Shine Brewery. Information: (www.boulderhumane.org)
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