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The Feline Fall Festival 2020 Is Coming Up Quickly!

H.O.P.E. for Animals will host its annual Feline Fall Festival on Saturday, October 3rd, 2020 from 10am to 12pm. The event is presented by PROFED Credit Union and will take place at the H.O.P.E. for Animals clinic (1333 Maycrest Dr., Fort Wayne, IN 46815). The event is all-ages and free to the public.

Participants will work as a team to assemble 300 outdoor shelters for community cats residing in and around our community. The event will also feature family-friendly activities, tours of the clinic and light refreshments. Due to COVID-19, the event will take place outdoors and social distancing guidelines will be in place. Masks are required to participate.

H.O.P.E. for Animals Community Relations Manager, Tyna Reiter, was thrilled to announce that, “We were worried that with COVID-19 we may not be able to hold our annual shelter building day, but with support from PROFED and some social distancing planning, we are happy to announce we will be able to have the event. It is such a great feeling to see all of the community supporters coming out to H.O.P.E. and working together to help homeless animals in our community,” said Reiter.

Community cats are free roaming cats or kittens that have no identifiable owners. It is estimated that there are 16,000 felines living in our area.

Shelters constructed during the Feline Fall Festival will be available to the public and community cat caretakers to provide safe fall and winter lodging for these felines.

Community Cat shelters will be available for pick-up at H.O.P.E. for Animals throughout the cold weather season, while supplies last. There is no cost for the shelters, but donations are encouraged. All monetary donations received

at the event support the Community Cat Program.

H.O.P.E. for Animals is a 501c3 (tax exempt) nonprofit animal welfare group dedicated to eliminating the preventable euthanasia of healthy cats and dogs. We pursue that mission through education, spay/neuter, and by supporting rescue. For additional information please visit our website at