Amber Price, co-owner of The Book Man, holds up a pin in the shape of their store cat Nietzsche. The pins are being sold as part of a fundraiser for Ena’s Community Cats. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Amber Price, co-owner of The Book Man, holds up a pin in the shape of their store cat Nietzsche. The pins are being sold as part of a fundraiser for Ena’s Community Cats. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Pin fundraiser, featuring popular book store cat Nietzsche, brings in money for Chilliwack charity

Illustration of The Book Man cat is featured on pins to raise money for Ena’s Community Cats

Nietzsche, The Book Man cat, is famous again – this time in pin form.

The local book store just rolled out its annual fundraiser for Ena’s Community Cats, but instead of their typical cat calendar, this year they’re selling pins.

“This was something that has been floating around in the back of my mind for a couple of years,” said Amber Price, co-owner of The Book Man.

The one-inch pins feature the store’s beloved ginger cat, Nietzsche, sitting on an open book. The illustration, which was originally printed on book bags over the past few years, was done by artist Kaila Engar.

All proceeds go to Ena’s Community Cats, a non-profit organization run by Ena Vermerris, that offers low-cost medical treatment for underprivileged cats and dogs in Chilliwack.

“If we sell them all we’ll raise over $1,000 for Ena which will go a long way for providing medical care [for cats] and spay and neuter packages for low-income people in our community,” Price said.

Over the eight or nine years they’ve worked with Vermerris, they’ve raised more than $25,000 for Ena’s Community Cats.

The Nietzsche pins are $7.95 each and available at The Book Man at 45939 Wellington Ave.

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The Book Man is doing a cat pin fundraiser, featuring pins in the shape of their store cat Nietzsche, to raise money for Ena’s Community Cats. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

The Book Man is doing a cat pin fundraiser, featuring pins in the shape of their store cat Nietzsche, to raise money for Ena’s Community Cats. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

The Book Man is doing a cat pin fundraiser, featuring pins in the shape of their store cat Nietzsche, to raise money for Ena’s Community Cats. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

The Book Man is doing a cat pin fundraiser, featuring pins in the shape of their store cat Nietzsche, to raise money for Ena’s Community Cats. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)