Artful Cats, a fund raising event for Purr-fect Companions Sanctuary, the oldest no-kill, no-cage shelter in Cleveland for abused, abandoned and special needs adult cats, will be held at the Screw Factory (also known as The Lake Erie Building at Templar Industrial Park,13000 Athens Ave., Lakewood, from 4 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 11.
The emcee will be David Deming, the former president of the Cleveland Institute of Art. Deming, whose artwork is on display throughout the United States , is currently creating the sculpture of Jim Thome which will be installed at Progressive Field. He is also the creator of the Jane Scott sculpture recently unveiled at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The fundraiser will include a silent auction which will include works by local artists in their medium of choice as well as gift baskets. All of the participating artists representing many area galleries will be acknowledged on our website and Facebook page. More than 45 working artists now maintain studios at the Screw Factory itself. Cats from the westside sanctuary, many of whom are available for adoption, will also be present at the event to meet and greet guests.
Historic Templar cars, classics which were produced at the Lakewood factory in the early 1900s will be on display. Considered high-end, very few remain in existence today.
Proceeds will be used for veterinarian care and other health needs of current feline residents and future rescues. Refreshments will be served. Tickets for the event, which is open to the public, are $35 at the door, and are tax deductible.
The residents of Purr-fect Companions live in a facility designed for their comfort and freedom. As close to "home" as a shelter can be. They are friendly, litterbox trained, socialized, and ready to move into your lap! They are ready to live the life they were always meant to live.
You can help by donating to this wonderful group on their page, http://purrfectcompanions.org/ , by vounteering your much needed time at the shelter, and by voting DAILY for Purr-fect Companions on The Animal Rescue Site! You can search by shelter name: Purrfect Companions, or by state and city: OH and Lakewood. Click "vote" Next page will show you a list. PCS is at the bottom of list. Click "Vote" again. Place catpcha code and finsih by clicking button. They appreciate you taking the time to vote. Every vote counts: http://theanimalrescuesite.greatergood.com
Thank you to Sue and Barb, and to all those at Purr-fect Companions for giving these animals so much love, and such wonderful chances for a purrfect life. And, see you at Artful Cats!