Paw It Forward NYC: Have Fun, Help Animal Shelters

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Paw It Forward NYC started out by four cat lovers who met on Instagram.

They had so much fun when they met in person, they got an idea. What if more cat lovers could meet in purrson, have fun and help animals? And ta da… PawItForwardNYC was born:fundraisers for animal shelters. Not stuffy black tie events but casual fun at NYC bars with food, booze and amazing items to be raffled off. The first one last year was a huge success and the second one is Oct. 15. If you’re in the NYC area, it will be the place to be. I’ll be there as will the humans behind many well known Instagram cats like RukasTheCat Pugsley Kitty Seamus and Angus and many more!


Tickets are $50. Get your ticket here or at the door Turtle Bay Tavern for $60.00 and will BENEFIT Jersey Cats a non-profit 501(c)(3) volunteer-run, foster based rescue in New Jersey.

Tickets include a 3-hour cocktail party with open bar and 10 raffle tickets to bid on the baskets. Check out the amazing sponsors and do scroll to the end for a special message from Odin.

I have to admit since launching Black Cats Tell All, (Latest news here) I’ve been spending more time on Instagram getting to know some of our book contributors. They are some of the funniest and kindest people on the planet. Some I’ve chatted with on the phone but I haven’t met them in person yet. When I found out about Paw It Forward, I couldn’t wait to get involved and be a sponsor. Many of the sponsors are familiar business colleagues, clients and Cat Wisdom 101 sponsors. AND I’m stoked there will be at least a couple of our book contributors peeps like Sophie The Model.

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Our Odin is living the good life now but came from the rough streets of the Bronx.

He had a home for a few weeks as a kitten but when an infection blew up his eye to the size of golf ball, he was surrendered to a shelter in Yonkers. They couldn’t save his eye and it was surgically removed. A rescue group took him to their facility to recover and they needed a foster home. I was grieving the loss of Coco and not ready to adopt but agreed to foster him and a toothless, semi-feral old cat no one wanted. That was five years ago.

They lucked out and whenever I can, I like to pay it forward. Like Odin, I dream of forever homes and better lives for shelter cats while they’re waiting. We hope to see some of you in person on the 15th but if not, please pay it forward and share this post.



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