Nietzsche, the famous ginger-coloured cat who lives at The Book Man, deserves a treat.
Thanks to his recent photo shoot for the 2015 Chilliwack Cats for Charity calendar — along with nine other local ‘working’ cats — sales of the calendar have raised a record amount for Ena’s Community Cats.
The calendars themselves brought in $3,044.54, but combine that with other donations, and a total of $4,146.80 was raised for the local cat charity.
The additional donations were from $317.06 worth of sales in cloth bags and bookmarks featuring art illustrations of Nietzsche.
Plus, The Book Man itself gave $785.20 from its ‘token jars’ towards the cause. The jars are for different charities and are located by the cash register. When customers don’t take a plastic bag for their purchase, they are given a token worth three cents (the cost of a plastic bag) and drop their token into the jar of their choice. The store then donates the amount worth of tokens in the jar to said charity.
Run by local cat lover Ena Vermerris, Ena’s Community Cats helps people struggling financially with spaying, neutering, deworming, flea and mite problems, and small injuries for their cats.
Along with Nietzsche, the other working cats featured in this year’s calendar include Martin from Video Tonite, Alex from Ann Davis Transition Society, Bailey and Ninja from Kim Mallory Studios, Daisy from Little Mountain Greenhouses, Jax from Sarah Sovereign Photography, Mr. Bibs from Minter County Garden, Frisky from Country West Supply, and Gatsby from the Abbotsford Book Man store.
Anyone who missed out on the opportunity to donate can do so at enascommunitycats.ca/donate.
People struggling financially and who need help with care or treatment for their cats can call Ena Vermerris at 604-858-9045, or 604-819-2727.