January 21, 2014—In honor of Valentine’s Day and World Spay Day, Brenda’s Cat Rescue, presents “Cat Camp” a pop-up adoption center with demonstrations, discussions and family-friendly activities each weekend throughout February. Rescue cats and kittens, all looking for furever homes, will be available for adoption and/or fostering. The “Cat Camp” pop up is located at 8514 Germantown Avenue in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia. The opening event is Saturday, January 31 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Light refreshments will be served

Brenda’s Cat Rescue (BCR) is an all volunteer non-profit, 501C rescue organization dedicated to ending the suffering of stray and abandoned cats through rescue, sterilization, education, and adoption. There will be educational materials available and a collection area where the public can bring items from the BCR’s RescueWishList . CatCamp hours are: Friday – 6 – 9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 – 5 p.m.; Sunday 10 – 3 p.m.

The activities schedule is listed below and is listed on the BCR web site,

Saturday Childrens Activities – 1 p.m.

7 Gigi Glendinning, of 22 Reasons, an Animal Advocacy Group, will share stories about rescued circus lions. Free bookmarks and pencils.

14 Ceramic Instructor, Janice Strawder of Allen’s Lane Ceramic Studio, leads a “Love our Pets” clay project for children of all ages. Children will take away a finished product.

Kitty Kisses, photographs by students from Antonelli School of Photography.

21 Ceramic Instructor, Janice Strawder of Allen’s Lane Ceramic Studio, leads a “Love our Pets” clay project for children of all ages. Children will take away a finished product.

28 Gigi Glendinning, of 22reasons, an Animal Advocacy Group, will tell stories & share photos from her recent trip visiting mountain gorillas and explain how we can help protect them, and all animals! Free bookmarks and pencils.

Sunday Activities – 1 p.m.

1 Talk: “What to do when you find an injured animal.” Deb Welter, Brenda’s Cat Rescue Volunteer and licensed PA Wildlife Rehabilitator, will outline safe and simple steps to take when an injured animal (wild or domestic) is encountered in one’s yard or on the road.

8 Demonstration: “Outdoor winter shelters and feeding stations.” Animals can get frostbite and freeze in the cold. Inspect an inexpensive and simply-constructed shelter, and get plans to build your own.

15 Trapping Demonstration: While learning the tricks of trapping, hear from Aine Doley, Coordinator of the Best Friends Philadelphia Community Cats Project. She knows how to help free-roaming cats in your neighborhood get spayed and neutered for free! Help stabilize Philadelphia’s cat population, reduce shelter intake and help cats live healthier lives. Sign up to rent a humane trap and to obtain a sterilization voucher (pets do not qualify for this program).

22 Ask the Vet – Ann Caulfied, VMD will be available to answer animal questions. Dr. Caulfield graduated from the University of Pennsylvania where she led the Physical Rehabilitation Therapy Department for several years. She is certified in veterinary acupuncture, medical massage therapy and veterinary rehabilitation medicine. She is now in private practice.

All activities are designed to educate and to promote compassion for animals, are free, and are open to the public.

World Spay Day is an annual campaign by the Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International designed to emphasize the importance of spay/neutering pets. All BCR adoptable cats have been spay/neutered.

Special thanks to Bowman Properties for use of this space and for helping to make this special event possible.

For more information phone: 215-872-1636.

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