Hope For Cats

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Upcoming Events

This is where we'll announce upcoming events for Hope for Cats, Inc. If you've visited us before and want to know what's on the horizon, take a look here first!

We received a wonderful grant from the BISSELL Pet Foundation

which will provide funding for spay & neuter on incoming HFC kitties.  We are thrilled as this will allow us to help more homeless or stray cats.

Please join us at a special fundraising event. Hope to see you there!

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Past Events

Our 2nd Annual Garage Sale on August 13, 2016 was a huge success!  Thank you to all who attended & donated. Special thanks to our friends at Gordy's Inn Too for hosting!

  The Valentines Day Craft & Vendor Show was a huge success! Thank you to all who donated, attended and especially all the vendors for their generous donations. We could not have done it without you. Thank you!

Thank you to all who voted in 1-800-PetMeds National Cat Day Contest! We won 100 bags of salmon pill pockets! #PetMedsCares

Our Rummage Sale at Gordys Inn on September 26, 2015 was a huge success. We raised almost $700 for the shelter. Thank you to all who attended, donated, volunteered...it was a great day in the sun!

sends purrs of thanks to our good friend Erin at 1-800-PetMeds. We received a box of goodies and helpful treatments. I think Cheerios & Toby approve #PetMedsCares

Good News 2014! We were selected to receive a wonderful Grant from BISSELL Pet Foundation which was valuable in helping with our vet expenses. A portion was also used towards adoption subsidies, senior/special needs cats to avoid surrenders and keep cats in their current homes.

We are extremely excited to announce that we received a  Grant from The Joseph R. Takats Foundation. Grants allow us to continue our mission...rescue, treat & find forever homes...

HFC is pleased to announce that we were awarded a Grant by the Best Friends Animal Society. Grants help us with vet bills, senior and special needs kitties and provides funding to avoid surrenders for at risk cats.

Thank you to all who attended our HFC Fundraiser ~ June 28,  at the Ebenezer Ale House,  Seneca Street, W. Seneca. Special thanks to all volunteers and friends who donated baskets, gift certificates and time all for the felines. A big woot-woot to the Ebenezer Ale House and its staff for fantastic service, fabulous pizza, wings and drinks. To all who attended thank you for believing in our mission and for your support.
We would be remiss for not acknowledging the following fabulous supporters:
Allure Salon, Southwestern Blvd, Hamburg
Anchor Bar, Main Street, Buffalo
Animal Kingdom, Southwestern Blvd, Orchard Park
BISSELL Inc. for donating a Cyclonic Cordless Stick Vac
Blackthorn Restaurant, Seneca Street, Buffalo
Feral Cat Focus, feralcatfocus.org, E. Aurora
Olive Tree Restaurant
, Broadway, Lancaster
Partners Pizza, Shanley, Buffalo & Niagara Falls Blvd, Tonawanda
Mr. Steven Schroeder ~ for his most generous donations to HFC

The "9 lives for $9" adoption promotion in conjunction with with Best Friends No More Homeless Pets Network® partner, has ended. A special thank you goes out to Tabby Town in the McKinley Mall, who featured our cats. Thank you and wishes for much love on your new forever homes!

 HFC participated in the Best Friends No More Homeless Pets Networks Back in Black promotion during the month of May. We found forever homes for several kitties!  Thank you bestfriends.org!
It was great to see everyone at the PAWS for Summer Pet Expo on May 31 at the VFW Post in W. Seneca. Don't miss it next year!

On March 22, 2014 The New York Institute of Massage held a fundraising event for HFC at the Galleria Mall. The New York Institute of Massage is the cats MEOW! Much love to all the HFC supporters who donated and received a great massage...hope your feeling purfect. 

Thank you to all HFC supporters who dropped by the Ebenezer Ale House in W. Seneca on November 23, 2013! It was a fun afternoon filled with friends, drinks & chow. Congratulations to the many basket & 50/50 split raffle winners. Thank you to Nikki L. for organizing the event and to all who volunteered to help make the event a success. Special thanks to the friends and businesses who donated baskets and raffle items. Here are just a few:
Bissell, Gordy's Too, Conlin's Bar & Grill, Denise Knight - Avon, Partners Pizza, Anchor Bar, Olive Tree Restaurant, Buffalo Bisons & Applebee's Miletrip Road.
100% of your donations will help to defer medical costs, feed and shelter our cats. We cannot thank you enough for believing in our mission and helping.

 HFC had a booth at Maddie's Pet Rescue Project Pet Expo & Super Adoption Event on Friday, November 15, 2013. It was great to make new friends and chat with old. Thank you for visiting and supporting HFC.

Our wonderful supporters NY Institute of Massage were at it again! They raised several hundred dollars at the Erie County Fair. We thank them once again for thinking of the HFC cats.

Grease Lightning held a Customer Appreciation Day this past weekend and HFC was the charity chosen. If you need service, parts, etc., we hightly recommend GL! They are located at 5556 Camp Road in Hamburg. They also sell candy bars to benefit HFC...stop in and take care of your vehicle needs and your sweet tooth too.

The Fundraiser at Ebenezer Ale House in W. Seneca on Saturday, May 18, 2013 was a huge success! Thank you to all who attended, donated and helped! On behalf of our cats a huge thank you for your support.

Our Fundraiser at Cheers Neighborhood Bar on Saturday, May 19, 2012, was loads of fun and a special thank you to all who attended & donated. All proceeds benefit our all volunteer run shelters 60+ residents waiting for their forever homes.

The Kindred Spirits Gift Shop Auction raised a $125! Thank you to all who bid. Next time lets get those bids higher! Thank you Kindred Spriits! Kindred Spirits Gift Shops mission "is to raise the status of animals in our society, to show they have consciousness too, and that they are more than just creatures." Please click on the link & support this wonderful on-line shop!

Friday, September 9, 2011, Buffalo News, Pet Tales Columnist Anne Neville visited HFC!  A beautiful article about the shelter, its residents & philsophy was published in the Tuesday, September 13th Buffalo News edition.  A warm & heartfelt thank you goes out to Anne for this wonderful feature story!

Thank you to Willis Foundation for awarding Hope For Cats  a  $1,000 grant!  This grant will be used for the veterinary care of the cats in our program.
Pictured from left ~~ Ariel Clough, Tom Droz & Sue Downie

If you've visited us before and want to know what we've been up to lately, take a look here first.

HFC had a booth in the small dog area of the Pet Tales at the Barkyard, Lasalle Park on Saturday, August 13, 2011.  It was a beautiful day by the water with all the Barkyards 4-legged visitors.  HFC's tent was extremely popular shade and lounging spot for those worn out hot dogs!  Volunteers met Anne Neville, Buffalo News columnist and Pet Tales writer!  We also met many of the rescued dogs profiled in her column and their owners.  Sad stories with fabulous outcomes, especially Zelda who is the City of Buffalo Animal Shelters 2010 Success Story of the Year & poster DOG.  A special thank you to the Barkyard and board members for hosting this wonderful event.  Many thanks for the generous donations and to those who visited and learned about HFC's mission & programs!  Spread the word...adopt & give rescued animals a chance...they deserve love!

The HFC Cheers Neighborhood Bar & Grill Fundraiser was a HUGE success!  Thank you  to all who attended and donated so generously!

Canned Cat Food Drive
February 7 - February 18, 2011
Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart
Main Street, Amherst

The students of SHA held a canned cat food drive to support the HFC and collected 380 cans!  A special thank you to all faculty & students for your most generous support.

December 4, 2010 Benefit for "Hope For Cats, Inc."
at Magruders Restaurant on Broadway, Depew, NY

Friends & supporters of HFC shopped for great holiday gifts from the great selection of vendors.  The Chinese auction with baskets galore and 50/50 raffle were great fun!  Thank you for joining us and supporting our furry friends.  Happy Holidays!

September 24 & 25, 2010 Maddie's ® Pet Rescue Project Pet Expo
Thank you to all the HFC supporters who stopped by to say hello.  This busy event showcased national & local vendors, shelters & animal rescues and many, many exhibitors! Thank you again for coming out to support the efforts to save every healthy and treatable dog and cat in Erie County!

April 11, 2010  -- HFC Chinese Auction & Vendor Show
Thanks to all who donated & attended this wonderful afternoon of fun!

January 17 & 31, 2009 -- HFC Adoption Events
Many thanks to the folks at Stapley's Feed Center, 6447 Transit Road in Lancaster and to all the visitors who stopped in and took information on HFC.

February 12, 2009 -- Chinese Auction & Vendor Fair to Benefit HFC

Thanks to all who attended and donated to this fun filled evening at Buffalo's Finest. We could not do it without your support! 

March 14 -- Eastern Hills Mall Pet Expo
We had a great time with the folks at Eastern Hills Mall! And thanks to all who donated, visited and showed their support for all our furry friends! 

October 25, 2008 -- An Evening of Home Parties to Benefit HFC
This evening of fun was a well attended success thanks to all donors, vendors & crafters. A 50/50 split auction was held during the evening to raise funds for HFC. The evening ended with the door prize drawing -- a Buffalo Sabres basket and a Chinese auction drawing for the many wonderful donated gift baskets.  Thank you to all who so generously donated, attended and gave their time to HFC.  A special thank you to the folks at Buffalo's Finest, 2163 Seneca Street in Buffalo for hosting the event!

May 15, 2008 -- Craft Show and Home Party Fair at Magruder's Restaurant
Another very successful event!  Thank you to everyone that participated!

February 7, 2008 - Craft Show and Home Party Fair to Benefit HFC
There were a lot of vendors selling wonderful items, plus a Chinese auction to benefit HFC, held at Magruder's Restaurant in Depew, NY. Our very first big fundraiser event -- and it was incredibly successful! Check out the pictures below on Buffalo.com.

March 30, 2008 -- Buffalo Greyhound Adoption Fair & Expo
This was a phenomenal day of hanging with Greyhounds at the Ag-Grange building at the Hamburg Fairgrounds!! This event was free and open to the public, and was hosted by the Buffalo Greyhound Adoption! HFC had a table there (hey, we may be cat people, but we like Greyhounds, too) loaded with HFC information, raffle tickets for a huge basket of DOG goodies (our cats are very understanding) and a basket for cat lovers as well. Both baskets were greatly appreciated by the winners. We sold a good number of our famous fabulous feline foofies, and introduced for the first time, our canine squeaky foofies! They were a big hit with the greyhounds!


Recent Media Coverage

Just Like Home, by Kyla Igoe, South Buffalo Community Metro Source, November 3, 2007. A wonderful introductory piece about Hope for Cats, Inc. and Jake's Place.

Adoptable Cat of the Week, PennySaver, a picture and description of a different HFC adoptable cat published each week.

We Spotted ++ Hope for Cats Benefit, a craft show and home party fair at Magruder's Restaurant in Depew, NY held to benefit Hope for Cats. Photo gallery by Carey Colella, Buffalo.com (http://buffalo.myspotted.com/pages/gallery.php?gallery=299551), February 7, 2008.