It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Kittens for Christmas

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Kittens for Christmas

By FieldHaven Feline Center

Holiday shoppers in historic downtown Lincoln will find the best entertainment in town in the window display at Il Giardino, a home decorating store at 577 G Street. 2005 marks the second year FieldHaven Feline Rescue has provided the festive holiday window by showcasing adoptable cats and kittens in a Christmas scene built just for the adventuresome felines. The display starts this week and continues until Christmas Eve.

The holiday season event is part of the Home 4 the Holidays Adoption campaign sponsored by Helen Woodward Animal Center and The Iams Company. More than 2,000 pet adoption centers plan to participate in Iams Home 4 the Holidays 2005, an event organized to raise awareness of the joys of owning shelter-adopted pets. Organizers hope to link more than 350,000 dogs, cats, puppies, kittens, and other companion pets with loving, adoptive families.

Last year FieldHaven Feline Rescue placed 52 cats and kittens during Home 4 the Holidays, involving the community of Lincoln and nearby towns in a series of events to celebrate sending homeless animals to loving homes. The success of the 2004 campaign earned FieldHaven the esteemed “Excellence in Execution” award, given only to those shelters that meet the high standards of the selection committee.

“Our goal this year is to place 75 cats and kittens throughout the campaign” said FieldHaven Feline Rescue President Joy Smith, “and thanks to our local sponsors we are certain we will meet or exceed that goal.” Local sponsors of the event include Gladding-McBean, Ross Hay Ranch, Honolulu Trading Company, Del Webb/Pulte, B and J Auto Body and American Chiller Service.

All pets adopted during Home 4 the Holidays will go home with a gift basket full of useful items to help Kitty settle into his/her new home.

Additional events for the campaign include outreach adoptions at PetSmart and local crafts fairs, a Pet Photo with Santa fundraiser, a raffle to win items donated by local merchants and artists and gift wrapping at Barnes and Noble. Check the calendar here for up to date information on these and other events.

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