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Christmas Festivities 2016

This Christmas season is busier than ever and we will attend a number of events and have numerous fundraisers to help us to raise funds to continue our work with stray and feral cats.

On the 3rd of December, from 10am to 12pm, we will have a Coffee Morning at the Schooner Bar in Ballycotton, with a fantastic raffle. Join us to taste some of the most delicious cakes in East Cork!

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Until the 5th of December at 8pm, we are having an online Christmas auction on our Facebook page. Click here to join the fun!

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Maxi Zoo Midleton are having a “guess how many balls” competition in aid of CCN with two hampers to be won. Pop in store and give your guess! Winners will be announced on the 23rd of December.

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Farrell’s Supervalu in Mitchelstown and Dealz in Fermoy are holding a food collection in aid of CCN. Call in and fill the trolley!

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We will have a number of Christmas stalls in pet shops and at Christmas fairs:

  • 3/12: Christmas Market at the Fransciscan Well
  • 4/12: Ballintotis Christmas Fair
  • 10/12: Maxi Zoo Douglas
  • 11/12: Garryvoe Hotel Christmas Market
  • 11/12: Cloyne Christmas Fayre
  • 17/12: Petstop (Kinsale Road Roundabout)
  • 17/12: Maxi Zoo Midleton (with Santa Paws)
  • 18/12: To be confirmed
  • 23/12: Maxi Zoo Midleton

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Finally, on the 5th of January, the draw for our Christmas/New Year Appeal will take place at Harty’s Pub in Cloyne. Tickets will be on sale very soon…

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And don’t forget to get your Christmas cards and 2017 Calendars. They are available from many shops (see list here) or can be ordered from our online shop.

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Thank you al for your support and have a merry Christmas!

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Christmas Auction 2016

Shop from the comfort of your home and help raise funds for the cats!

Community Cats Network are having an online auction on their Facebook page with over 30 unique items to bid on, many of them are hand-crafted. You will find some original gift ideas to get your Christmas shopping started!

The auction will close at 8pm on the 5th of December. To take part, click here.

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We would like to thank all the supporters who contributed by donating items for this auction.

Christmas Cards and Calendars 2017

Our Christmas cards and calendars 2017 are out now!

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We are very proud of our 2017 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 gifts to send abroad.

calendar_double-pageThe stories featured are:

A Kind Gesture in Ballyhooly; A Well-Cared for Colony in Clondrohid; The Cat who Landed on all Four Paws in Carrigtohill; Harry, Living in Grand Style in the City; A Heart-Warming Tale in West Waterford; Farm Trapping in Killeagh; Hobo, Going Solo in Glanmire; Changing Lives in Cloyne; Community Efforts in Mitchelstown; The Importance of Monitoring (Midleton); It’s Not just about Cats (Tipperary); Minding People and Cats in Whitechurch; as well as a photo of a tortie from Conna for our 13th month!

16 Cal_12 monthsWe would like to thank the following businesses who kindly sponsored it and helped us to make it possible: Acorn Vets, Animal Care Hospital Douglas, Cloyne Veterinary Clinic, Dungourney Cattery, Duntahane Veterinary ClinicGlasslyn Vets, Midleton Veterinary Hospital, Pet Stop. Sunbeam Veterinary HospitalThe Cat Hospital. Also to be thanked are the Friends of Community Cats Network who sponsored the months of November and December: Mannix Home Furnishings, Blackpool, Cork (086 0430685); Youghal Honey – Natural food with nothing added – (087 6547034); Cork Recycling Company Ltd, Togher, Cork, (021 4311892); Credit Union, Youghal, Co Cork (024 92325); Maeve Leamy from Tulla, Co Clare; Pippin Murphy from Carrick Beg, Co Waterford; The Davidson Family from Cobh, Co Cork; Breda Paul from Ballycotton, Co Cork; Sinead Campbell from Carrigaline, Co Cork; The Preston/Sheehy Clan from Douglas, Co Cork; Jackie Graham from Mitchelstown, Co Cork; Pat & David Hemming from Kinsalebeg, Co Waterford; Mary Williams from Clonmel, Co Tipperary.

Also to be thanked are Axelle Rychembusch who designed this gorgeous calendar and Anna, Siobhan 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.

The 1st model contains cards that were kindly designed by Sandra O’Callaghan.  They feature the stories of Java Roly Poly Etc, Spica, Ballina and Curra, The Cape Clear Cats, Luna and Feral Cats.

The 2nd model contains cards that feature the stories of Belle from Shanagarry, Gumpy Nom Noms from Kilbrittain, the Castlemartyr Community Project, A Committed Carer from Midleton and Buffy & Lestat from the city.

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The 3rd model contains cards that were kindly designed by Axelle Rychembusch and feature the stories of a paradise garden in Ballinhassig; Butch Cassidy, the kitten who broke into a bank in Youghal; a new beginning in Kinsalebeg; Come-On from Whitegate; an inhabited garden in Grenagh and the tiny tortie from Monkstown.

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The box of cards costs €8 and contains 12 cards (6 different designs).  It contains cards that feature the stories of Baloo; Merry, the Christmas Kitten; Mia from Youghal; Garfield and his Brother; Cleire, the Island Cat; The Whitegate Gang.

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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 surburbs:

West Cork

North Cork

Waterford

Tipperary

Christmas Stalls

  • 24/11: Christmas stall in Maxi Zoo Midleton & Douglas
  • 26/11: Christmas stall in Maxi Zoo Midleton
  • 26 & 27/11: Mitchelstown Christmas Fair (Mitchelstown, North Cork)
  • 3/12: Franciscan Well Christmas Market (Cork)
  • 4/12: Ballintotis Christmas Fair (East Cork)
  • 10/12: Christmas stall in Maxi Zoo Douglas (Cork)
  • 11/12: Cloyne Winter Fayre (Cloyne, East Cork)
  • 11/12: Garryvoe Christmas Market (Garryvoe Hotel, East Cork)
  • 16/12: Christmas stall at Supervalu (Mitchelstown)
  • 17/12: Christmas stall in Maxi Zoo Midleton
  • 17/12: Christmas stall in PetStop (Kinsale Roundabout, Cork)
  • 23/12: Christmas stall in Maxi Zoo Midleton
  • More to be announced!

Some companies also have some thanks to our wonderful volunteers who took them to sell to their colleagues!  Thank you to Kay at the Midleton Jameson Distillery, Carrie at EMC, David at Blizzard and Laura at Apple!

Purrfect Auction – Extended until 18/11/15

We have some great news! Our Purrfect Auction has been extended until the 18th of November at 9pm!

For those of you who have missed it so far, come and join the fun! There are over 300 items up for bidding and a lot more to be added in the next few days! It’s the ideal way to do a bit of Christmas shopping from the comfort of your home!

What will you find? Toys (loads of them), books, DVDs, jewellery, clothes, catty gifts and a lot more!

Where is it happening? Click on this link and you’ll see!

Have fun!

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4th Purrfect Auction – 4th to 15th of November 2015

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Community Cats Network’s 4th Purrfect Auction has just begun and ends on the 15th of November at 9pm. Time for a bit of retail therapy!

With Christmas around the corner, it is the purrfect occasion to do a bit of shopping at small prices, while supporting us to help even more cats! This auction will be even better and bigger than ever with 100s of items from toys to jewellery, to gift sets, to catty hampers, and more!

To take part in the Purrfect Auction, join the page here and get bidding!

As part of our auction, there is also a Tomcatbola with great prizes to be won. Donate at this link and your name will be put into the bag (€1 per ticket).

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Christmas Cards and Calendars 2016

Our Christmas cards and calendars 2016 are out now!

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We are very proud of our 2016 calendar, which features the photos and stories of some of the cats we have trapped during the year.  It costs €7.

16 cal_JanThe stories featured are:

Flora and Fauna, the Rathcormac Ladies; Counting Coins in Glounthaune; Mr Happy from Kilbrittain; Educational Trapping in the City; It’s not Always Easy (Fermoy); The Family Way in Midleton; Bandon Community Project; Big Ginger Has Got New Friends in Ballycotton; Facing Reality in Castletownroche; One Person Can Make a Difference (Blackrock); When Numbers Are Multiplying in Carrigtohill and Trapping in the Stables in Lismore, as well as a photo of a kitten from Ballinrostig for our 13th month!

16 Cal_12 monthsWe would like to thank the following businesses who kindly sponsored it and helped us to make it possible: Acorn Vets, Animal Care Hospital Douglas, Blue Coast Veterinary Surgery, Cloyne Veterinary Clinic, Duntahane Veterinary Clinic, Emma Robertson – Chartered Veterinary Physiotherapist, Glasslyn Vets, Midleton Veterinary Hospital, Pet Stop. Sunbeam Veterinary HospitalThe Cat Hospital Tom Farrington Homeopathy.

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 two models to choose from.

The 1st model contains cards that were kindly designed by Sandra O’Callaghan.  They feature the stories of Java Roly Poly Etc, Spica, Ballina and Curra, The Cape Clear Cats, Luna and Feral Cats.

The 2nd model contains cards that feature the stories of Belle from Shanagarry, Gumpy Nom Noms from Kilbrittain, Mr Grey from Fermoy, the Castlemartyr Community Project, A Committed Carer from Midleton and Buffy & Lestat from the city.

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The box of cards costs €8 and contains 12 cards (6 different designs).  There are two models to choose from.

The 1st model contains cards that feature the stories of Caliban, The Flower Pot Kitten, Pippin, Boss, The City Darlings and Miss Tortie from Blackrock.

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The 2nd model contains cards that feature the stories of Baloo; Merry, the Christmas Kitten; Mia from Youghal; Garfield and his Brother; Cleire, the Island Cat; The Whitegate Gang.

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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 surburbs:

West Cork

North Cork

Waterford

  • Blackwater Garden Centre (Kinsalebeg, near Youghal)
  • Ardmore Pharmacy (Ardmore)
  • Centra (Lismore)
  • McGrath’s Pharmacy (Tallow)

Christmas Stalls

  • 28 & 29/11: Carewswood Christmas Market (Castlemartyr, East Cork)
  • 6/12: Cloyne Winter Fayre (Cloyne, Eats Cork)
  • 11 & 12/12: Douglas Village Christmas Market (Douglas, Cork)
  • 12/12: Christmas stall in Maxi Zoo Midleton
  • 20/12: Ballincollig Christmas Market (Ballincollig)

Some companies also have some thanks to our wonderful volunteers who took them to sell to their colleagues!  Thank you to Kay at the Midleton Jameson Distillery, Denis at Blizzard, Carrie at EMC and Laura at Apple!

Christmas Cards and Calendars

Our Christmas cards and calendars are out now!

 

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We are very proud of our 2015 calendar, which features the photos and stories of some of the cats we have trapped during the year.  It costs €7.

**Special Offer: Buy 2 calendars for €10 (+p&p).

Click here to order (for international orders, email us)**

 

15 cal_double pageThe stories featured are:

On the Roof of a Farm Shed in Garryvoe; Meow Meow, the Wanderer from Kilbrittain; The Kerry Cats; Two Neighbours Take Action in Fermoy; The Drawbacks of Kindness; The Bandon Survivors; The Old Man’s Last Wish; Sharing the Knowledge – Cat Trapping in Portugal; The North Mall Community Project; Trapping in the Mediaval Town of Youghal; Farm Trapping in Ballybraher; DIY Trapping in Kinsale.

15 Cal_12 monthsWe would like to thank the following businesses who kindly sponsored it and helped us to make it possible: Cloyne Veterinary Clinic, Acorn Vets, Emma Robertson – Chartered Veterinary Physiotherapist, Duntahane Veterinary Clinic, The Cat Hospital, Animal Care Hospital Douglas, Riverview Veterinary Group, Pet Stop. Sunbeam Veterinary Hospital, Blue Coast Veterinary, Midleton Veterinary Hospital, Tom Farrington.

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.  They were kindly designed by Sandra O’Callaghan.  They feature the stories of Java Roly Poly Etc, Spica, Ballina and Curra, The Cape Clear Cats, Luna and Feral Cats.

The box of cards costs €8 and contains 12 cards (6 different designs).  There are two models to choose from.

The 1st model contains cards that feature the stories of Caliban, The Flower Pot Kitten, Pippin, Boss, The City Darlings and Miss Tortie from Blackrock.

Xmas Cards 2013

The 2nd model contains cards that feature the stories of Baloo; Merry, the Christmas Kitten; Mia from Youghal; Garfield and his Brother; Cleire, the Island Cat; The Whitegate Gang.

Xmas cards 2014

We will be happy to mail them to you (p&p 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:

East Cork:

  • Maxi Zoo (Midleton)
  • Midleton Veterinary Hospital (Midleton)
  • Well & Good Healthstore (Midleton)
  • Ballycotton shop (Ballycotton)
  • Cloyne Veterinary Clinic (Cloyne, near Midleton)
  • Carrig Pet Shop (Carrigtohill)
  • The Village Greengrocer (Castlemartyr)
  • Carewswood Garden Centre (Castlemartyr)
  • Ballymaloe Shop (Shanagarry)
  • Broderick’s (Shanagarry)
  • Blue Coast Vets (Youghal)
  • Niland Hair Salon (Youghal)
  • Read and Write (Youghal)
  • Black Rabbit Market (Youghal, every Wednesday 10-3pm)

City and surburbs:

  • Quay Coop (Cork)
  • Lush (Cork)
  • Sunbeam Vets (Blackpool)
  • The Cat Hospital (Glanmire)
  • Grandon’s Shop (Sallybrook, Glanmire)
  • Animal Care Hospital (Douglas)
  • Gala (Rochestown Road) (cards only)
  • Pet Stop (Kinsale Roundabout)
  • Gilabbey Vets (Togher)

West Cork

  • Glasslyn Vets (Bandon)
  • The Potty Fish (Bandon)
  • Milina Dry Cleaners (Bandon)
  • Riverview Vets (Bandon)
  • JJ’s Centra (Ballinspittle)
  • Barryroe Co-op (Ballinspittle)
  • Diva Boutique Bakery Café & Deli (Ballinspittle)
  • Kilbrittain Foodstore (Kilbrittain)
  • Tom Farrington Homeopathy (Rosscarberry)

North Cork

  • Duntahane Veterinary Clinic (Fermoy)
  • Rathcormac Vets (Rathcormac)
  • Acorn Vets (Mallow)
  • Blackwater Vets (Mallow)
  • Pet Shop (Mitchelstown)
  • Flynn’s Centra (Kilworth)

Waterford

  • Glenbower Vets (Tallow)
  • Pharmacy (Ardmore) (cards only)

Christmas Stalls

  • 30/11: Carewswood Garden Centre Christmas Market (Castlemartyr)
  • 6/12: Pet Stop (Kinsale Roundabout, Cork)
  • 7/12: Cloyne Winter Fayre (Cloyne)
  • 8/12: Supervalu (Mitchelstown)
  • 14/12: Killeagh Christmas Craft and Produce Fair (Killeagh)
  • 17/12: Douglas Village Christmas Market (Douglas, Cork)
  • 21/12: The Cottage Market (Ladysbridge)
  • 21/12: Ballincollig Christmas Market (Ballincollig)

Some companies also have some thanks to our wonderful volunteers who took them to sell to their colleagues!  Thank you to Sara at Blizzard, Carrie at EMC and Laura at Apple!